Funeral Mass in Bloomington for Father Gregg Petri, OFM, 82

BLOOMINGTON — A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Dec. 30, 2015 at St. Mary Church for Father Gregg Petri, OFM, a native son of the parish who had served as parochial vicar and director of Hispanic ministry there since 2003. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery. Father Gregg died on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, […]

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New seminarian invites prayers as he deploys to Afghanistan

New seminarian serving in U.S. Army deploys to Afghanistan

Deployment to the Middle East isn’t one of the usual steps for priestly formation in the Diocese of Peoria, but that seems to be the path on which God has set Monmouth native John Ayers. He wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’m not only going to Afghanistan to be a good soldier, but I’m […]

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