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Women of diocese invited to open 2024 with PDDCW ‘Magnify’ retreat Jan. 13

Women from throughout the Diocese of Peoria are invited to begin 2024 by taking part in a one-day retreat on Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. “Magnify: Growing in Holiness” is the theme of the retreat, sponsored by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (PDCCW) and Women Connect. Doors open […]

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Like Mary, believe the unbelievable

Deacon Greg Kandra

Living the Word / Deacon Greg Kandra Fourth Sunday of Advent, Dec. 24 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Psalms 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38 Do you hear it? If there is one message the world needs right now, in a moment of high anxiety and seemingly unending wars, you can find it […]

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OSF Sisters, Diocese of Peoria align for future of Catholic health care ministry

The OSF HealthCare logo is seen at the ministry's new headquarters in downtown Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

After “great prayer and discernment,” The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis have aligned with the Diocese of Peoria in a new partnership to build on the religious community’s 147-year legacy in health care. The planned creation of a Diocesan Public Juridic Person was announced on Dec. 19 to “ensure OSF HealthCare continues […]

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Deacon James Gore, 87, dies; visitation, Memorial Mass in Normal on Wednesday

Deacon James Gore

NORMAL — A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Epiphany Church here for Deacon James J. Gore, a permanent deacon who formerly served Holy Trinity Parish in Bloomington until being granted senior status in 2013. Deacon Gore died on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, in Bloomington. He was 87. […]

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Remembering Mark Buettner: a truly grace-filled walk to the wings

Praying over Mark Buettner at the July 22 Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference in Peoria were Deacon Kevin Zeeb of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Morton as well as Laura Rebenzer and Miriam Johll of Shadow on the Water. Mark died Nov. 20 after a long, faith-filled fight with cancer. (The Catholic Post/Paul Thomas Moore)

In My Father’s House / Paul Thomas Moore I am reminded of Mark Buettner with every move I make. Mark was a physical therapist at OSF HealthCare on North Glen Park Place in Peoria and a member with his wife Pamela and five children of St. Mark Parish in Peoria. He died on Nov. 20, […]

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Stop. Watch. Wait. Here is Advent.

Deacon Greg Kandra

Living the Word / Deacon Greg Kandra Second Sunday of Advent, Dec. 10 Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; Psalms 85:9-10-11-12, 13-14; 2 Peter 3:8-14; Mark 1:1-8 If nothing else, Advent should remind us of this inconvenient truth: We are people in a hurry. The other day, I was leaving Walmart and noticed a tent set up in the […]

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Faith-filled books excellent for sharing with children around the Christmas tree

Reviewed by Katie Bogner One of my favorite places to read this time of year is near the Christmas tree. The sparkling lights create a cozy and cheery atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a good book. This is especially true when reading together with your children, grandchildren, or godchildren. As you gather around the Christmas tree […]

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