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Diocesan plans for eucharistic revival foster unity, encounters with Christ

Bishop Louis Tylka elevates the Blessed Sacrament and the chalice he bought during a recent trip to Rome at a Mass with the priests of the Diocese of Peoria at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria on Oct. 19. The chalice, along with a paten and ciborium, will be used by all the priests over the next two years as part of the diocesan observance of the National Eucharistic Revival. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

The National Eucharistic Revival will occupy the hearts and minds of Catholics around the United States for the next three years, but leaders in the Diocese of Peoria hope that what is beginning will continue for years to come, according to Phillip Lee, director of the diocesan Office of Divine Worship. Activities in support of […]

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Abide in Me high school youth retreat puts focus on the Eucharist Nov. 5-6

Registration for the fifth Abide in Me Youth Retreat is available online and due this Tuesday, Oct. 25.

GERMANTOWN HILLS — High school students are invited to spend 26 hours with Jesus as part of the Abide in Me eucharistic retreat planned for Saturday, Nov. 5, and Sunday, Nov. 6. It will be hosted by St. Mary of Lourdes Church, 424 Lourdes Church Road, where Father Eric Bolek, organizer, is the administrator. Mass, […]

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OSF Heart of Mary celebrates 100 years of Catholic health care in Urbana area

Bishop Louis Tylka smiles as Marion Anderson encourages him to give a good blessing to her friend, Nichole Miller, at the rededication of OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center on Oct. 6. To their left are Sharon Ingram and Colleen Thomas. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

URBANA — With prayer, blessings and gratitude, OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center staff, friends and benefactors celebrated 100 years of Catholic health care in the Urbana-Champaign community. While the Sisters of Mercy, the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary and The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis were all praised […]

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When we pray, do we praise God or self?

Sister Sandra Brunenn, OSB

Living the Word l Sister Sandra Brunenn, OSB Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time/Oct. 23 Sirach 35:12-14,16-18; Psalm 34:2-3,17-18,19,23; 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18; Luke 18:9-14 This Sunday’s Gospel presents a vivid portrait of two people at prayer. Jesus tells the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector. In it we see two people praying in vastly different […]

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Hancock County Catholic parishes plan eucharistic mission with Fr. Spannagel

Father Luke Spannagel

The Catholic parishes of Hancock County are focusing on the Eucharist in the coming days with the help of Father Luke Spannagel, one of 58 priests chosen as preachers for the National Eucharistic Revival. The dates, topics and locations for the eucharistic mission are: Sunday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 125 […]

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Two pro-life centers blessed in Peoria Oct. 13 as Respect Life Month continues

With help from Bishop Louis Tylka, Ann Kube cuts the ribbon to mark the official opening of the new site for the Women's Care Center at 2609 Knoxville Ave., in Peoria, on Oct. 13. The original location was destroyed by an arson fire on May 3, 2021. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

As Respect Life Month continues, two centers in Peoria dedicated to upholding life and the dignity of women were blessed by Bishop Louis Tylka, who offered gratitude “for the many, many lives that will be impacted and touched and saved.” The first blessing on Oct. 13 was for the Women’s Care Center, which has moved […]

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Lindsey Weishar: Basking in the afterglow of the ‘Enkindle’ retreat for artists

Participants in the “Enkindle” retreat for artists Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at St. Matthew Parish in Champaign included, back row from left, Nancy Warfel, Mary Thissen, Teri Wilke, Veronica Gualandri, Jill Rodts, Sara Jahn, and retreat chaplain Father Charles Klamut; front row from left are Rebekah Mead (holding Peregrine Mead), retreat coordinator Lindsey Weishar, Susan Kloth, and Emma Reymann. (Provided photo)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Columnist Lindsey Weishar led a retreat for women artists, “Enkindle,” the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at St. Matthew Parish in Champaign. She devotes this month’s column to the artists from across the diocese who attended and their work. — October is perhaps the most brilliant month for afterglow. As the sun sets, […]

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Father Klamut puts new music to ancient texts on his latest CD project, ‘Psalms’

The CD cover of "Psalms," a newly released music project by Father Charles Klamut, pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Bartonville.

Many of the words are familiar. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts . . .  Create in me a clean heart, oh God . . .  The Lord is my shepherd . . .  But the accompanying music is fresh, composed and arranged by Father Charles Klamut and now being shared […]

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Eucharist is focus as Diocesan Council of Catholic Women convenes in Princeton

Installed as officers of the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women by Msgr. Dale Wellman during the group's biennial convention on Oct. 8 are, continuing from left, Melissa Appell of St. Jude Parish, Peoria, treasurer; April Adams of St. Mary Parish, Metamora, vice president; Mary Ann Hughes of St. Mary Parish, Westville, president; and Barbara Harzman of St. Paul Parish, Macomb, secretary. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

PRINCETON — The National Eucharistic Revival is challenging Catholics first to deepen their own relationship with and reverence for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and then model and share that core belief of our faith with others. That was among the messages heard by members of the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women as they […]

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