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In their own words: Eight priests marking 25 years of ministry

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is one of several stories on priests and consecrated women and men observing major anniversary years of ordination or profession that appeared in a 24-page Jubilarian Section of the May 24, 2015 issue of The Catholic Post. The entire section may be viewed by visiting our E-Edition. —– Eight priests serving […]

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Jim Stolt retires: Two hired to lead diocesan Office of Finance

Photo Caption: Jim Stolt (standing) has retired from the Office of Finance. Mike Buckley, left, has been named director of diocesan finances; Russ Courter will be director of parish and school finances. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has announced a new division of duties in the diocesan Office of Finance following the retirement of Jim […]

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Priesthood candidates reflect on what mercy means to them

CAPTION: From left are Deacon Adam Cesarek, Deacon Jacob Valle, Deacon Alex Millar, Deacon Eric Bolek, Deacon Joseph Baker, and Deacon Matthew Deptula. —– The six men who will be ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Peoria on May 23 are thrilled that their first year as priests will include the opening of […]

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Catholic Charities food pantry opens at Peoria warehouse site

CAPTION: Joining Sister Ana Pia Cordua, SCTJM, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria, at opening ceremonies for a new Catholic Charities Food Pantry at its warehouse at 1825 N.E. Adams St. in Peoria on May 19 were, from left: Isidore Rusheinski, volunteer; Iris Hildreth, community programs coordinator; Deacon Bob Sondag, diocesan […]

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Next construction phase begins at St. Jude Parish in Peoria

As classes wind down at St. Jude Catholic School in Peoria, construction is getting started again. If all goes well, students will find additional pre-school and kindergarten classrooms, a music room and library when they return in the fall. But that’s not all. Father Patrick Henehan, pastor, said this phase of construction also includes a […]

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Father Ronald Dodd is granted senior status for health reasons

WASHBURN — Father Ronald Dodd, 70, recuperating from major surgery in late December, was granted senior status by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, effective March 1. “The Lord has taken care of me,” Father Dodd told The Catholic Post this week. “When I realized where the (health) path was leading, I worked as long as […]

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Official clergy appointment list for Diocese of Peoria: May 2015

SENIOR STATUS Father Ronald E. Dodd, from pastor, St. Mary, Metamora, and St. Elizabeth, Washburn, to senior statusThis appointment was effective on Sunday, March 1, 2015 Msgr. John J. Prendergast, from vice chancellor, vicar for senior priests, vicar for Religious, and special assistant to the bishop to senior status.This appointment will be effective on Wednesday, […]

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New assignments for 30 priests include three to senior status

Clergy assignments involving 30 priests and including the naming of new pastors for nine parishes have been announced by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. The complete list of appointments, which take effect on varying dates, is found here. Highlighting the changes is the granting of senior status to three priests, including: — Msgr. John J. […]

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