Shrek the Musical at Alleman High School this weekend

ROCK ISLAND — The Alleman High School Drama Department will present “Shrek the Musical” on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $5 for students and will be available at the door. There is no charge for children 5 […]

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Open house Saturday at OSF Saint Francis College of Nursing

The Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing in Peoria is planning an open house for this Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. The college, 511 N.E. Greenleaf St., is adjacent to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Tours of the campus and the state-of-the-art Learning Resource Center will be available, along with information […]

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Open house planned Sunday, Nov. 15 at new church in Manito

MANITO — To show their gratitude for the “generosity and enthusiasm” of their neighbors in Manito and friends throughout central Illinois, members of Immaculate Conception Parish here will hold a “Thanksgiving Open House” on Sunday, Nov. 15, in their new church and fellowship hall, 505 S. Adams. It will begin at 3 p.m. in the […]

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Their fundraisers helped improve Sacred Heart Cemetery, Pekin

Photo Caption: Adolph Arnold stands in front of the new aluminum fence installed at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Pekin thanks to those who responded to fundraisers he planned with his sister, Angie Benassi. By: By Jennifer Willems PEKIN — Walking through Sacred Heart Cemetery with Adolph Arnold is like attending a family reunion. His parents, […]

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Trust in God places us on the ‘road to blessedness’

Photo Caption: Tim Irwin teaches at Peoria Notre Dame High School, where he chairs the Theology Department. He is a member of St. Mark Parish in Peoria. By: By Tim Irwin Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time/Nov. 81 Kings 17:10-16; Psalm 146:7,8-9,9-10; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44 The readings for the Holy Mass this week revolve around […]

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12 notary-auditors commissioned to assist with marriage cases

By: By Jennifer Willems PEORIA HEIGHTS — As the Marriage Tribunal of the Diocese of Peoria prepares to implement new church laws concerning the procedures for dealing with marriage cases, the staff will have the assistance of 12 more notary-auditors in parishes around central Illinois. The new notary-auditors were commissioned by Father Martin Mwongyera, judicial […]

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Matthew Kelly’s 3 ways to transform your faith life in a year

Photo Caption: Catholic author and evangelist Matthew Kelly smiles during a presentation at Epiphany Church in Normal on Oct. 24. NORMAL — Matthew Kelly challenged Catholics at his Oct. 24 presentation to take one of three “game-changing” pledges which he said would transform their lives. “Lives change when our habits change,” said Kelly, asking the […]

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4 ACE Teaching Fellows from Notre Dame embraced by schools

Photo Caption: Luke Janicki and Maddie Basil, left, serve at St. Mark School in Peoria, while Jimmy Kelly and Patty Yorimoto are teaching at Peoria Notre Dame. By: By Jennifer Willems They have come to Peoria from different parts of the United States, with different gifts and different educational backgrounds, but four young teaching fellows […]

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School enrollment in diocese up as 11,102 ‘choose everything’

Photo Caption: Members of the fourth grade class at Holy Cross School in Champaign dressed as saints for an-school Mass on Oct. 27 in anticipation of the church’s celebration of All Saints. By: By Tom Dermody Catholic schools of the Diocese of Peoria are celebrating the first overall enrollment increase in a decade. The announcement […]

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