Deacon Joseph Baker: Found joy in learning, sharing Catholic faith

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 Deacon Joseph Baker went to the University of Illinois to study psychology and […]

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‘Holy Family Radio’ 95.7 FM now airing in Champaign-Urbana

Photo Caption: Father John Cyr, parochial vicar of St. Matthew Parish in Champaign, blesses the WLHF-LP radio equipment. The station began broadcasting EWTN programming on April 24. By: By Tom Dermody URBANA — Peggy Price has advice for those who feel God is asking them to do something they believe is impossible. “Just say ‘yes’ […]

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CNS reviews of recent films on the basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Carey Mulligan and Tom Sturridge star in a scene from the movie “‘Far From the Madding Crowd.” The Catholic News Service classification is A-II — adults and adolescents. Rating: By Catholic News Service The following movie reviews are supplied by Catholic News Service in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ […]

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How do we lay down our lives?

By: By Father Tom Kelly Sixth Sunday of Easter/May 10Acts of the Apostles 10:25-26,34-35,44-48; Psalm 98:1,2-3,3-4; 1 John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17 —– In today’s Gospel passage, John puts these words of Jesus to the disciples at the Last Supper: “Love one another as I have loved you.” The “as” carries the message that we must […]

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DCCW honors 40 volunteers for countless hours of parish service

By: By Jennifer Willems Expressions of gratitude came in the form of prayer, certificates, praise and even song when 40 parish and community volunteers were honored at the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s Appreciation Luncheon on April 23. The annual event was held at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. The DCCW also honored […]

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Catholic high schools prepare graduation ceremonies for 558

Graduation ceremonies are scheduled in the coming weeks at the seven Catholic high schools and academies in the Diocese of Peoria. A total of 558 seniors are expected to receive diplomas. The following four schools will host graduations on Sunday, May 17: — The High School of Saint Thomas More in Champaign will have a […]

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