Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s Day of Remembrance for All Souls is Nov. 6

The diocese-wide event will be hosted by Sacred Heart Parish in Annawan.

ANNAWAN — The Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is planning a Day of Remembrance for All Souls for Monday, Nov. 6, at Sacred Heart Church, 305 W. South Ave. The spiritual director will be Father Timothy Sauppé.

Fr. Timothy Sauppé

The former pastor of the Annawan parish, Father Sauppé now serves as pastor of St. Mary in Westville and St. Isaac Jogues in Georgetown.

The morning will begin with registration and refreshments in the parish hall at 9:30 a.m. and include two presentations by Father Sauppé, as well as Mass. After lunch, there will be a Holy Hour with eucharistic adoration. The rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed and there will be an opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation.

The day will close with Benediction at 2:30 p.m.

A plenary indulgence is available from Nov. 1 to 7 for individuals who receive Communion, go to confession, pray for the pope, pray for the dead and do a good work.


Among those who will be remembered in a special way is Maralyn Guthrie, who died May 25, 2017, at the age of 91. A former president of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, she was also a past director of the Chicago Province of the National Council of Catholic Women. The province includes the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Dioceses of Belleville, Joliet, Peoria, Rockford and Springfield.

Maralyn Guthrie

Guthrie was the longtime organist at Sacred Heart in Annawan and a member of the Sacred Heart Altar and Rosary Society there.

After the scheduled events, those who wish are invited to carpool to Sacred Heart Cemetery to pray for the souls of those buried there, including Guthrie.

The cost for the Day of Remembrance for All Souls is $18. All are welcome to attend.

Reservations are due by Oct. 31 and may be made by sending a check to Jane Harris, PDCCW treasurer, at 932 W. Oakview Drive, Peoria, IL 61615.

For more information, call Mary Anna Meyer at (309) 691-3874.

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