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Sr. Diane Vande Voorde, OSF, to change ministry after deacon class is ordained

Sister Diane Vande Voorde, OSF, stands next to the statue of St. Francis of Assisi in the chapel of Immaculate Conception Convent in West Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Sister Diane Vande Voorde, OSF, smiles and becomes animated when she talks about the permanent diaconate and the 24 men who will be ordained to this ministry on Saturday, May 20, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. She has served as the associate director of the diocesan Office of the Permanent Diaconate since 1998, helping […]

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24 to be ordained permanent deacons, two transitional deacons on May 20

The 24 men to be ordained permanent deacons for the Diocese of Peoria are shown in this photo collage. (Photos by Jennifer Willems of The Catholic Post)

Twenty-four men will be ordained as permanent deacons for the Diocese of Peoria on Saturday, May 20, during a 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria celebrated by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. During the liturgy, Bishop Jenky will also ordain seminarians Andru O’Brien and Ryan Mattingly to the transitional diaconate. (See story […]

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41 women honored at DCCW Appreciation Luncheon; two special awards bestowed

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, is surrounded by the men and women honored with special awards or certificates of appreciation by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women on April 27. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Much of what they do may go unseen, but Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, assured the volunteers being honored by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women on April 27 that their hard work has not gone unnoticed. “You folks do so much in honor of your church. Please know your bishop — and more […]

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“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (Disney)

Chris Pratt stars in a scene from the movie "Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Marvel Studios)

By Catholic News Service Spirited sci-fi follow-up in which the hero (Chris Pratt) of the 2014 original encounters his long-lost father (Kurt Russell), a demi-god who created, and rules over, his own paradise-like planet. Though the two quickly bond, all is not as it seems. Family troubles also dog the alien (Zoe Saldana) the protagonist […]

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“How to Be a Latin Lover” (Pantelion)

Kristen Bell and Eugenio Derbez star in a scene from the movie "How to Be a Latin Lover." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Pantelion Films)

By Catholic News Service Scattershot comedy with too many plot threads and an uncertain tone that wavers between warm family fare and a sex farce. Dumped by the heiress (Renee Taylor) he long ago married for her money, and left penniless by a prenuptial agreement, a lazy ne’er-do-well (Eugenio Derbez) moves in with his estranged […]

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Hundreds of Catholic men challenged to discipleship at annual march and Mass

Hundreds of men from throughout the Diocese of Peoria near the end of their march through downtown Peoria in a public defense of faith, family, and the priesthood on April 29. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Through the witness of 12 disciples, Jesus changed the world. Catholic men today can change the world by focusing on just one or two people. That was among the challenges issued to hundreds of men from throughout the Diocese of Peoria who braved a rainy, chilly Saturday morning to take part in the annual public […]

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The Good Shepherd is calling — will we hear and accept his invitation?

Tim Irwin

By Tim Irwin Fourth Sunday of Easter/May 7 Acts 2:14a,36-41; Psalm 34:1-3a,3b-4,5,6; 1 Peter 2:20b-25; John 10:1-10 The readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter feature an allegory from the Gospel according to John contrasting the sacrifice of the Good Shepherd with the treachery of the bad shepherds. The first reading from the Acts of […]

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Masses moved as St. Ambrose Parish, Milan, begins church building upgrade

Donning shovels for ceremonial groundbreaking outside St. Ambrose Church in Milan on April 30 were (from left) Charlie McGuire, building committee; Zach Sottos, project manager from Centennial Contractors; Ed Wegscheid, building committee; and Father Charles Klamut, pastor of St. Ambrose Parish. Bert Caitlin holds the sign at left. Not present for the photo was Cal Heiar of the building committee. (Provided photo)

  MILAN — Groundbreaking and blessing ceremonies took place April 30 at St. Ambrose Parish here for a long-awaited church building upgrade. Parish families are continuing to gather funds for remodeling projects including an addition to the rear of the church for restrooms and a gathering area, a handicap ramp at the south entrance, flooring, […]

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