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Reactions: thrilled, overjoyed, blessed beyond imagination

The joy of the Ordination Mass on May 24 carried into a luncheon and reception in the bishop’s garden outside the cathedral, where families and friends congratulated the newly ordained. Deb Collins, mother of Father Dustin Schultz, said she was “ecstatic” at her son’s ordination. “He’s worked very hard for this,” she said. “He’s going […]

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Bishop honors 150 at annual diocesan Mass

Whether the goal is being a good Scout or being a good Christian, it takes much more than just “wearing the uniform.” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, shared that message of the fundamental importance of commitment with the nearly 150 Scouts and adult Scout leaders whose accomplishments and service were recognized Sunday during the Diocesan […]

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Communicants gather

It seemed only natural for Joseph Abbey, 8, to return to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria last Saturday to receive his first Communion from Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. After all, his family belongs to the parish and the bishop had baptized him during the Easter Vigil there in 2007. What made this special day […]

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‘Post’ earns two Catholic press awards

TORONTO — The Catholic Post received national awards for excellence in writing and design during a Catholic Media Convention here last week.Jennifer Willems, assistant editor, garnered second place in the “Best Personality Profile” category of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada’s 2008 Press Awards, announced at the convention’s closing banquet May […]

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‘Blessed day’: Diocese adds six priests

Photo Caption: The new priests join Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, in blessing the assembly at the end of the more than two-hour liturgy. By: Jared Olar A standing-room-only crowd packed St. Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday, May 24, to celebrate the ordination of the Diocese of Peoria’s six newest priests and two transitional deacons. “What […]

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