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Nothing Catholic happens in the absence of the Holy Spirit

By: By Tim Irwin Solemnity of Pentecost/May 24 Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11; Psalm 104:1,24,29-30,31,34; Galatians 5:16-25 or 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7,12-13/Sequence: Veni, Sancte, Spiritus; John 15:26-27; 16:12-15 or John 20:19-23 The church offers a rich selection of readings for the celebration of Pentecost Sunday. Rightly so, as Pentecost celebrates both the beginning of the Catholic […]

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Wide invitation to Diocesan Stewardship Conference May 27

Those involved in promoting Catholic stewardship activities in parishes, schools, and institutions of the Diocese of Peoria are invited to attend the annual Diocesan Stewardship Conference on Wednesday, May 27, at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. John Gibson, director of the Office of Development and Stewardship, said the morning is designed for pastors, development […]

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St. John Summer Conference invites young adults May 28-31

PRINCEVILLE — “Consecrate Them in the Truth” is the theme for the St. John Summer Conference, which will be held May 28-31 on the grounds of the Congregation of St. John, 11223 W. Legion Hall Road. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will join participants on Saturday, May 30, and celebrate Mass for them before lunch. […]

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Once a Mom, always a Mom, but Mother’s Day can be tough

Photo Caption: “The reason I’m sharing this story is to say that I know many women in our churches struggle with Mother’s Day,” writes Kim Padan. By: By Kim Padan EDITOR’S NOTE: The author is a member of St. Paul Parish in Danville. An inspirational speaker on faith, family, and pro-life topics, Padan sings in […]

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Deacon Jacob Valle: Military chaplaincy in future as priest

By: By Jennifer Willems EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is one of six stories profiling the transitional deacons who will be ordained priests of the Diocese of Peoria by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, at St. Mary’s Cathedral on May 23. —– When Mary Beth Valle played the organ for Mass at Christ the King Church […]

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Deacon Matthew Deptula: ‘God calling me to something more’

By: By Jennifer Willems EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is one of six stories profiling the transitional deacons who will be ordained priests of the Diocese of Peoria by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, at St. Mary’s Cathedral on May 23. —– Deacon Matthew Deptula had everything the world told him he needed — a house, […]

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Deacon Eric Bolek: Certainty of call means no ordination stress

By: By Tom Dermody EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is one of six stories profiling the transitional deacons who will be ordained priests of the Diocese of Peoria by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, at St. Mary’s Cathedral on May 23. —– Deacon Erik Bolek is the picture of calm as ordination day approaches. “I’ve already […]

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