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Speakers named for Faith-Based Leadership Seminar on March 28

Photo Caption: In addition to presentations by Andy Meister and Becky Shimp, the morning seminar will include a Mass celebrated by Bishop Jenky. While all could benefit from the Mass with Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, and a morning discussing how to better integrate their faith and work life, there are two groups that Jeannine […]

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Married couples renew vows at cathedral, enjoy ‘date night’

Photo Caption: Holding 9-week-old John Paul between them, Mike and Teresa Lutz of Dunlap share a kiss after renewing their vows at the Diocesan Marriage Mass on Feb. 14. By: By Jennifer Willems Hollywood may have gotten all the attention on Valentine’s Day, but “Fifty Shades of Grey” couldn’t provide the example of true love […]

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Franciscans open motherhouse, welcome more than 500 guests

Photo Caption: Sister M. Theresa Ann Brazeau, OSF, points out the religious features in the chapel of the East Peoria motherhouse of The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. By: By Jennifer Willems EAST PEORIA — Curiosity may have brought people to their door, but The Sisters of the Third Order of St. […]

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‘Special joy’ as faith journey of candidates, catechumens advance

Photo Caption: Cynthia Edmonson introduces Jennifer Anderson, a candidate from Corpus Christi Parish in Galesburg, to Bishop Jenky at last Sunday’s Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion. By: By Jennifer Willems With applause and handshakes, broad smiles and a few tears, more than 150 people embarked on their final approach to the Easter […]

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Why listening might be a good Lenten practice to embrace

By: By Sharon Priester Second Sunday of Lent/March 1 Genesis 22:1-2,9a,10-13,15-18; Psalm 116:10,15,16-17,18-19; Romans 8:31b-34; Mark 9:2-10 Just a week and a half ago we entered into the Lenten season. During this 40-day period, the church asks us to focus more on prayer and the reading of Scripture, fasting and almsgiving. We are also called […]

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CNS reviews of recent films on the basis of moral suitability

Rating: By Catholic News Service CAPTION: Kevin Costner stars in a scene from the movie “McFarland, USA.” See the review below. (CNS/Disney) —– The following movie reviews are supplied by Catholic News Service in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Film and Broadcasting. For full reviews of these films, as […]

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CNS reviews of recent films on the basis of moral suitability

Rating: By Catholic News Service CAPTION: Kevin Costner stars in a scene from the movie “McFarland, USA.” See the review below. (CNS/Disney) —– The following movie reviews are supplied by Catholic News Service in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Film and Broadcasting. For full reviews of these films, as […]

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St. Mary of Lourdes to open soup and speaker series Monday

GERMANTOWN HILLS — St. Mary of Lourdes Church, 424 Lourdes Church Road, will host a series of Lenten soup suppers and speakers, starting Monday, Feb. 23. Supper will be available from 6 to 6:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 6:30 p.m. Speakers include Sister Jacque Schroeder, OSF, Sister Betty Jean Haverback, OSF, Deacon Larry […]

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Looking for a local fish fry? Check out (or add to) our list

Photo Caption: A young volunteer displays food prepared for dinners served at a Friday evening fish fry. EDITOR’S NOTE: The following list was compiled from information provided to The Catholic Post. To add to this list, email cathpost@cdop.org with “Fish Fry” in the subject line. BENSON: The Knights of Columbus, St. Francis of Assisi Council […]

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