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Msgr. Robert O’Connor, 92, dies; funeral Monday in Lewistown

LEWISTOWN — Msgr. Robert W. O’Connor, who served as pastor of St. Mary Parish, Lewistown, and St. Michael, St. David, for 51 years until his transition to senior status in 2011, died on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 at Renaissance Care Center in Canton. He was 92. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at […]

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2016 Catholic Directory of the Diocese of Peoria is now available

The 2016 edition of The Catholic Directory of the Diocese of Peoria has been published by The Catholic Post and is now available for purchase. The 175-page directory contains contact information on all parishes, institutions and ministries in the diocese, including photos of churches as well as Mass schedules. It also includes: — Photos and […]

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HSHS-to-OSF health care transition announced in Streator

Photo Caption: HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator. STREATOR — An agreement to transition health care services in Streator from Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) to OSF Healthcare System was announced at a press conference Tuesday morning at the Knights of Columbus Hall here. The agreement follows HSHS’s decision to discontinue health care services at […]

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New flagpole, monument honor veterans at St. Mary of Lourdes

Photo Caption: Father Gregory Jozefiak sprinkles holy water Sept. 7 on the new flagpole and monument commemorating sacrifices made by veterans of all wars. By: By Jennifer Willems GERMANTOWN HILLS — Giving thanks for the work they do, which involves them in “the creativeness of almighty God,” those who attended Mass at St. Mary of […]

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Sacred Heart in Farmer City celebrates 150 years of parish life

Photo Caption: The present Sacred Heart Church, dedicated in 1900, recently underwent updates including a refurbishing of statues of Mary and Joseph which had been in the church for 100 years. FARMER CITY — When Sacred Heart Parish was established 150 years ago, many of the parishioners worked on the railroad or family farms. Jobs […]

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New addition blessed at Costa Catholic Academy in Galesburg

By: By Tom Dermody CAPTION: Father William Miller, IC, opens the door to Costa Catholic Academy’s new computer lab as Bishop Jenky tours and blesses each room of the school’s new addition on Sept. 3. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody) —- GALESBURG — Saying the greatest lesson that any Catholic school teaches is “to listen to […]

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Saving Celia: Teacher acts quickly to rescue child who was choking

Photo Caption: Jennifer Havens and Celia French already had a bond as teacher and student at Epiphany School, Normal. By: By Jennifer Willems NORMAL — Theresa French wasn’t sure what her daughter Celia was choking on when the child started poking her and pointing at her throat in the midst of Fellowship Weekend activities at […]

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Habitat house in Quad Cities bears Pope Francis’ name, spirit

Photo Caption: Alleman High School junior Samantha Sharp gave up a Saturday morning to work on the Pope Francis House in Davenport, but doesn’t consider it a sacrifice. “They need a home and I’m here to help.” By: By Jennifer Willems DAVENPORT, Iowa — While his U.S. itinerary may not include the Quad Cities, Pope […]

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