Annual Diocesan Appeal set to begin in all parishes

Photo Caption: Pledges to the Annual Diocesan Appeal will be sought in all parishes on or around the weekend of April 9-10. The Diocese of Peoria is “like a large Catholic family” that “can do great things together,” said Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, in urging generous support of the 2011 Annual Diocesan Appeal. The […]

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Candidates, catechumens, friends fill cathedral twice for rites

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky greets Christian Romo, preparing to be baptized with his mother, Annette, and three siblings at the Easter Vigil at Corpus Christi, Galesburg. Cynthia Edmonson does the introduction. By: By Jennifer Willems When she heard Jesus calling, Danielle Brandstatter of Granville was working as an assistant cook at Nazareth House in rural […]

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Love, laughter, and the Lord mix at Marriage Mass, Date Night

Photo Caption: Bruce and Debbie Askins (right) of St. John’s Parish, Clinton, and Bob and Rita Williams of St. Patrick’s Church of Merna in Bloomington renew their vows at the Diocesan Marriage Mass Feb. 19. By: By Tom Dermody A “banquet of love” was followed by servings of laughter when married couples from around the […]

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Archbishop Sheen cause again being advanced in diocese

Photo Caption: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, a native of the Diocese of Peoria who gained worldwide fame as a media pioneer, author, and missionary, gives a radio address in this file photo. After a 12-week “pause,” the Peoria-based Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation is resuming its efforts to advance the cause for beatification and sainthood […]

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Miracle approved; May 1 beatification for John Paul II

Photo Caption: Pope John Paul II is pictured at World Youth Day in Denver in 1993. Pope Benedict XVI approved a miracle attributed to Pope John Paul II’s intercession, clearing the way for his beatification. By: By John Thavis, Catholic News Service Editor’s note: What is your reaction to this news? If your life has […]

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Bishop teaches on liturgy, Mass revisions in 2011 Festival Letter

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky and priests of the diocese celebrate Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. The bishop’s 2011 Festival Letter is a reflection on the Sacred Liturgy. By: By Jennifer Willems Saying that “the liturgy is something near and dear to the heart of every Catholic,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, is using […]

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Lessons on St. Nicholas, God’s love delivered to lunch guests

Photo Caption: Earianah King, 4, gets an embrace from St. Nicholas (portrayed by Bob Beckenbaugh) during a lunch at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall near downtown Peoria on Dec. 6, the feast of St. Nicholas. By: By Tom Dermody Before dressing as St. Nicholas for a lunch with more than 350 hungry homeless and underemployed adults […]

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