Graduation Masses, ceremonies begin for 410 seniors at catholic schools in diocese

Graduation ceremonies are scheduled for the eight Catholic high schools and academies in the Diocese of Peoria from May 17 to 26, with diplomas being awarded to 410 seniors. The High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign, will hold its Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 17, at 5 p.m. at St. John’s Newman Center. The […]

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“Well-done” Philo steak dinner fundraiser a “rare” success

The Catholic Charities Community Advisory Board of Champaign and Piatt Counties held their annual steak dinner fundraiser at Philo Tavern in Philo on April 28th. St. Thomas More students helped to serve 130 guests and net proceeds to Catholic Charities totaled $3,800. From left are Renee Mullen (mom to Natasha), Hadassah, Rina, Natasha, Indiana, Miles, […]

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Three await ordination as transitional deacons on Saturday, May 18

Three seminarians of the Diocese of Peoria will make one of the biggest transitions of their lives as they move one step closer to the priesthood through ordination as transitional deacons on Saturday, May 18, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. The Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. by Bishop Louis Tylka. As the […]

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Rose Awards encourage young women “who actively live their Catholic faith”

Women at the PDCCW “Prayer, Honor and Blessings” event on May 11 process to the grotto at St. Mary of Lourdes, Germantown Hills after Mass. In the foreground is one of the Rose Award scholarship recipients, Kayla Ratermann, of St. Paul Parish in Macomb. Provided photo/Andrea Ratermann

St. Mary of Lourdes Church and grotto in Germantown Hills was the setting for the May 11 morning of “Prayer, Honor, and Blessings,” sponsored by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (PDCCW) and Women Connect. Women and girls throughout the diocese were invited to participate in the celebration which included Mass and prayers, followed […]

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Celebrating 40th anniversary priestly jubilarians May 12

Continuing with the jubiliarian recognitions that began with Bishop Jenky’s 50th anniversary of ordination on April 6, May 12 marks 40 years of priesthood for Father Raymond Guthrie and Father William Miller. Father Raymond Guthrie The oldest of Raymond and Dorothy Guthrie’s five children, Father Guthrie was born in Chicago on Jan. 31, 1954. He […]

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Office of Catholic Schools year-end Mass & recognitions May 7

Priests, as diocesan faith leaders, were out in force to concelebrate Mass with Bishop Tylka and support their school leaders at St. Mary’s Cathedral on May 7. The Catholic Post Online/Paul Thomas Moore

The Office of Catholic Schools annual year-end celebration for school administrators on May 7 — National Teacher Appreciation Day — began appropriately with the celebration of Holy Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria by Bishop Louis Tylka. In his homily, Bishop Tylka said that as he prepared to celebrate this Mass for school administrators, […]

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Priest birthdays: May 7 to May 30

18 priests serving in the Diocese of Peoria are celebrating a birthday from May 7 – May 30, including our Bishop Lou! Monsignor Michael Bliss (May 7); Father Peter Okola, AJ, and Father Robert Schladen (May 8); Father Antonio Dittmer (May 9); Father Daniel Dionesotes, Father William Miller, and Father Bowan Schmitt (May 12); Father […]

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