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First assignments listed for six newly ordained priests

Photo Caption: Father Joseph Baker, Father Eric Bolek, Father Adam Cesarek, Father Matthew Deptula, Father Alexander Millar, and Father Jacob Valle pose with Bishop Jenky following the May 23 Mass of Ordination. With instruction to “carry out the ministry of Christ the priest with constant joy and genuine love,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, ordained […]

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Remembering the reason for our hope

By: By Msgr. Stuart Swetland Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 25 Acts 8:5-8,14-17; Psalm 66:1-3,4-5,6-7,20; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21 (In the Diocese of Peoria, due to the transfer of the celebration of Ascension to the Seventh Sunday of Easter, the epistle and Gospel readings may be taken from the Seventh Sunday of Easter. These […]

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Father Paul Stiene, IC, observing 25 years since ordination

Father Stiene was born in Rockville Centre, New York, on June 10, 1952. In the Diocese of Peoria, he was named parochial vicar at Corpus Christi in Galesburg in 1998; pastor at St. Patrick in Elmwood and St. Matthew in Farmington in 2000; and vice rector for the local Rosminian community in 2001. He was […]

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The Catholic Post interviews silver jubilarian Father Patrick Riordan

A native of Streator, Father Riordan was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish. He earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree in education from Illinois State University, and taught for the Pontiac Public School District until 1986, when he entered Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. After […]

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The Catholic Post interviews silver jubilarian Fr. Eugene Radosevich

Born in Peoria, Father Radosevich attended St. Bernard School and Academy of Our Lady/Spalding Institute. He earned a bachelor’s of science degree from Bradley University and a master’s of computer science degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and studied for the priesthood at Saint Mary’s College of Winona, Minnesota, and Mount St. Mary […]

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The Catholic Post interviews silver jubilarian Msgr. Eric Powell

Msgr. Powell was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, North Carolina, and a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, and completed his studies for the priesthood at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. After ordination, he returned to Rome for graduate studies […]

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The Catholic Post interviews silver jubilarian Father Patrick O’Neal

Born in Quebec, Canada, Father O’Neal grew up in Bridgeton, Missouri. He attended St. Louis Preparatory Seminary North in Florissant, Missouri, and continued his studies for the priesthood at Cardinal Glennon College Seminary and Kenrick Seminary, both in St. Louis, and Mount St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Father O’Neal has served as parochial vicar […]

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The Catholic Post interviews silver jubilarian Father Vien Van Do

Father Do was born in Phuong Tay, Vietnam. He attended high school at Hoan Thien Seminary in Hue, South Vietnam, and went on to St. Sulpician Seminary in Hue, and completed his studies at Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut, after coming to the United States in 1987. Following ordination he served as parochial vicar […]

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The Catholic Post interviews silver jubilarian Father John Burns

A native of Moline, Father Burns attended Alleman High School in Rock Island. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. He studied for the priesthood at Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut, graduating with master of arts and master of divinity degrees. After ordination, he […]

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