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How will you answer invitation to share in the bread of life?

Sharon Priester

By: By Sharon Priester Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Aug. 16Proverbs 9:1-6; Psalm 34:2-3,4-5,6-7; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58 —– This has been a busy summer for us. We have attended an ordination, a wedding and went on a pilgrimage trip to Italy. We also have visited our children, grandchildren and our siblings. Over meals, we have […]

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Commission on Women plans trip to Wisconsin Guadalupe shrine

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is the destination for the next bus pilgrimage sponsored by the Bishop’s Commission on Women and everyone is welcome to come along. The bus will leave from the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, for the five-hour drive […]

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Prayers for priests are lifted and encouraged at Holy Hour

Photo Caption: Megan Gilbert of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Peoria Heights touches the reliquary containing a bone fragment from St. John Vianney, the patron of priests, at the end of the Holy Hour. By: By Jennifer Willems If the name of every priest in the Diocese of Peoria wasn’t lifted up in prayer […]

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CNS reviews of recent films on the basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Animated characters Shaun, Slip and Bitzer appear in “Shaun the Sheep Movie.” 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’ Office of Film and Broadcasting. […]

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Father Joseph Presley, IC, dies; funeral is Monday in Galesburg

GALESBURG — A funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, at Corpus Christi Church here for Father Joseph Michael Presley, IC, parochial vicar at Corpus Christi and St. Patrick parishes in Galesburg as well as Sacred Heart Parish, Abingdon. Father Joseph, who served the parishes since his ordination to the […]

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OSF Saint Luke, Kewanee to host 5K run/walk Aug. 11

KEWANEE — OSF Saint Luke Medical Center will sponsor a 5K Run/Walk around the southwest corner of Kewanee starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11. The 3.1-mile course starts and ends at the medical center, 1051 W. South St. Prizes will be awarded to the first three finishers, male and female. Entry fee is […]

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Catholic Scripture Study opens Sept. 1 at St. Jude in Peoria

The Book of Isaiah will be the focus for a Catholic Scripture Study program starting Tuesday, Sept. 1, at St. Jude Church, 10811 N. Knoxville Ave., in Peoria. The 26-week program, offered on Tuesdays, will featured commentary and questions designed by Father Mitch Pacwa, SJ, author, and DVD lectures presented by Father Patrick Winslow. While […]

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Shoe donations sought in Peoria area, Bloomington drives

Photo Caption: There are multiple drop-off sites for the WaterStep drive in the Peoria area and the OSF St. Joseph Medical Center collection in Blooomington-Normal. MORTON — The WATCH program of St. Ann Parish in Peoria, in partnership with The Iona Group and Float, is looking for a few good shoes — about 30,000 pairs […]

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