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Dwight parish to host concert by Kevin Heider this Sunday

Photo Caption: Singer-songwriter Kevin Heider will be in concert at the St. Patrick Parish hall in Dwight this Sunday at 2 p.m. It is a family friendly event. DWIGHT — St. Patrick Parish here will host a concert by singer-songwriter and recording artist Keven Heider at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23, at the parish […]

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Planning to see Pope Francis in the United States? Tell us!

Photo Caption: Pope Francis will visit Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Are you planning to travel to see him? If so, The Catholic Post would love to hear from you. Excitement and anticipation continues to grow as Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba and the United States nears Sept. 19-27. The Catholic Post is […]

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Poster/video contest entries sought; “Wake Up World” theme

High school or middle school students are invited to enter a poster and video contest in conjunction with the Sept. 18-19 Wake up The World Conference in Peoria. Posters or videos should explore the theme “Wake Up the World — The Joy of the Consecrated Life.” The visual creations should illustrate the ways in which […]

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Protests at Planned Parenthood around diocese, nation Saturday

Photo Caption: Parish and regional pro-life groups in Bloomington, Champaign, Ottawa, Pekin, Peoria, and the Quad Cities have organized protests at Planned Parenthood sites from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. Prayerful, peaceful protests at regional Planned Parenthood affiliates around the Diocese of Peoria and across the nation are planned for this Saturday morning, […]

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Peoria mayor speaks to Catholic Leadership Camp at St. Philomena

Photo Caption: Mayor Jim Ardis of Peoria emphasized the role faith plays in good leadership and decision-making. By: By Jennifer Willems Effective leaders communicate well, listen intently, keep an open mind and are courteous when faced with an opposing opinion, according to Mayor Jim Ardis of Peoria. But one more thing is required. “I don’t […]

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Growing preschool at Holy Cross, Champaign, to get a new building

By: By Jennifer Willems CHAMPAIGN — Anything is possible when you ask the Blessed Mother for help, gather a group of “angels” and entrust everything to the Good Shepherd. At Holy Cross School, doing that has made it possible to open the first Catholic preschool in Champaign-Urbana. The program started quietly last year with 17 […]

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Start of school year still excites this 50-year Catholic educator

Photo Caption: “I love working with the kids. I don’t think I’ve ever had a day I didn’t want to come to school,” says Patricia Kawczynski of Holy Family School, Peoria. By: By Jennifer Willems Even after 50 years, Patricia Kawczynski still gets excited at the beginning of a new school year. “From the time […]

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Religious communities invite all to Wake Up the World Conference

Photo Caption: Former model Mario St. Francis will be among the conference presenters Sept. 18-19 at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. By: By Jennifer Willems At its heart, the Wake Up the World Conference that will be held Sept. 18-19 at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria is much more than an opportunity to […]

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New teachers at schools of diocese are welcomed, inspired

Photo Caption: Teachers from Bloomington Central Catholic High School and St. Jude School in Peoria pray after Communion at the “explanatory Mass” celebrated by Msgr. Brownsey. By: By Jennifer Willems Teachers eager to start their first year in Catholic schools around the Diocese of Peoria recently had an opportunity to slow down, take a deep […]

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