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SEEK23 sets prayerful tone, empowers young adults from diocese for new year

Participants kneel in prayer and praise during SEEK23, sponsored Jan. 2-6 by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis. (Provided photo/FOCUS)

“It was an incredible, powerful week.” “I felt God’s presence in the Eucharist in a way I never had before.” “I had never experienced anything like it.” Those were just some of the reactions of university students in the Diocese of Peoria to being part of SEEK23, a five-day conference in St. Louis that invited […]

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Ukrainian refugees share gratitude for warm welcome, support in Monmouth

Pictured during a welcome potluck hosted Nov. 29 by Immaculate Conception Parish in Monmouth are recently arrived refugees from Ukraine Stepan Skrypnychenko and Olesia Chychaova (left) and the Bud family, including parents Vitalii and Irene and children Zack (12) and twins Milena and Mark (9), holding gifts to them presented at the dinner. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

MONMOUTH — Irene and Vitalii Bud held out for eight months before deciding to leave their beloved-but-war-torn homeland of Ukraine with their three children. However, when Russian bombs reached their city of Rivne and power plants were being targeted as the bitter cold of winter approached, the Bud family fled on a journey that eventually […]

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Full responses of music leaders across diocese to favorite Christmas hymn survey

Forty parish music directors, choir directors, and organists shared their favorite Christmas hymns in a Catholic Post survey this month. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following are expanded responses given by parish music leaders, choir directors, and accompanists to a survey conducted by The Catholic Post in December seeking their favorite Christmas hymns and the reason behind their selection. We thank all respondents for their time and, more importantly, for sharing their musical gifts. Click on the titles of […]

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‘O Holy Night’ favorite Christmas hymn in survey of music leaders across diocese

Forty parish music directors, choir directors, and organists shared their favorite Christmas hymns in a Catholic Post survey this month. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

“O Holy Night” edged out “Silent Night” as the favorite Christmas hymn or carol in a Catholic Post survey of parish music directors, choir directors, or organists/accompanists from across the Diocese of Peoria. “I have heard it sung by so many different singers, and each rendition is beautiful in its own way,” said Mary Edgerley, […]

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Newly ordained permanent deacons celebrate ‘beginning of what is to come’

Bishop Louis Tylka is surrounded by the 20 permanent deacons he ordained Dec. 3 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. On his right is Msgr. Philip Halfacre, vicar general, and on his left is Msgr. Tim Nolan, episcopal vicar for the permanent diaconate. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

In ordaining 20 permanent deacons for the Diocese of Peoria on Saturday at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Bishop Louis Tylka asked them not to see the joy-filled liturgy as the culmination of more than five years of preparation, but rather “the beginning of what is to come” in their life of service. “The world looks to […]

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Peoria Notre Dame wins 5th soccer state title, shares joy with area schools

Peoria Notre Dame soccer players and coaches pose with the IHSA Class 2A boys trophy they earned with a 3-1 win over Chatham Glenwood to cap a 23-3-1 season. The title match was played at Hoffman Estates High School on Nov. 5. (Provided photo/Cindy Dermody)

Peoria Notre Dame again proved it has one of the state’s elite high school soccer programs with a 3-1 win over Chatham Glenwood on Nov. 5 to claim the Illinois High School Association boys Class 2A title. The Irish earned their fifth boys soccer state championship by prevailing in a game played in 30 mph […]

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Teens grateful for diocese’s Abide in Me retreat, chance to get closer to Jesus

Following a talk, Abide in Me retreatants are led on a "trust walk" around the parish grounds and into St. Mary of Lourdes Church in Germantown Hills by Karen Hertzner, one of the presenters who also served as masters of ceremonies for the weekend. (Provided photo/Katie Bogner)

GERMANTOWN HILLS — Lindsey Britton encountered God’s love in a personal way at the Abide in Me diocese-wide youth retreat Nov. 5-6 hosted by St. Mary of Lourdes Parish here. But the freshman at Alleman High School in Rock Island got an unexpected bonus. “I met God, but also met myself and who God wants […]

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New book from local author can help start adoption discussion with children

Lindsey and Kevin Spangler are pictured moments after being handed their 3-day-old, newly adopted daughter Naomi Louise outside a medical center in Mississippi on April 9, 2020. Lindsey is author of a new book, "We Were Always Meant to Be." (Provided photo)

“We Were Always Meant to Be,” a new children’s book by Lindsey Spangler, was written and created for a readership of one — the Spanglers’ adopted daughter, Naomi Louise, now age 2 years and 7 months. “I wanted a book for when she gets a little bit older to get the conversation started on adoption,” […]

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At All Souls Day Mass, mausoleum chapel is named for St. Joseph of Arimathea

Bishop Louis Tylka blesses the newly renovated chapel at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria at the start of a noon Mass on All Souls Day, Nov. 2. The bishop announced the chapel will now be named the Chapel of St. Joseph of Arimathea. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

All Souls Day is not a sad day, said Bishop Louis Tylka, because “death is not the end” and “we are a people of hope waiting for that day when we will all be united in God’s eternal kingdom.” Bishop Tylka was the principal celebrant of a Mass on Nov. 2 — the Commemoration of […]

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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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