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Stops in Ottawa, Oglesby end vicariate phase of Bishop Tylka’s “Welcome Tour”

As Father John Bosco Mujuni (left) looks on, Father Gary Blake welcomes Coadjutor Louis Tylka to the LaSalle Vicariate Oct. 4. The celebration was held at Holy Family in Oglesby, where Father Blake is pastor. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

With joy and some sadness, Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka brought his “Welcome Tour” to an end with Masses of Thanksgiving at St. Columba Church in Ottawa on Oct. 3 and Holy Family Church in Oglesby on Oct. 4. The Ottawa and LaSalle vicariates were the last of the Diocese of Peoria’s 12 vicariates to host […]

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Requiem Mass for Archbishop John J. Myers recalls man of faith, “really good bishop”

Archbishop John J. Myers leaves St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria for the last time Sept. 30 as his casket is carried to the hearse that will take him to the Bishops' Mausoleum at St. Mary's Cemetery in West Peoria. Archbishop Myers, the Archbishop Emeritus of Newark and a former Bishop of Peoria, died Sept. 24 at the age of 79. Serving as pallbearers were six of his former administrative assistants in Peoria and Newark. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Archbishop John J. Myers was recalled as a man of faith, prayer, a scholar, a teacher, and as “a really good bishop” during a Solemn Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The Archbishop Emeritus of Newark and former Bishop of Peoria was interred in the Bishop’s Mausoleum at St. […]

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Bishop Tylka continues Welcome Tour with Masses for Peoria, Pekin vicariates

Brian and Michelle Reynolds of St. Bernard Parish in Peoria were among those greeting Bishop Louis Tylka following the Peoria Vicariate Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Vincent de Paul Church on Sept. 26. Brian is in formation for the permanent diaconate in the Diocese of Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

If “actions speak louder than words,” as Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka repeatedly reminded representatives of parishes from the Peoria and Pekin vicariates at separate Masses the weekend of Sept. 26-27, then this much is clear: Bishop Lou loves his new diocese. The Masses on Saturday afternoon at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Peoria and […]

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October’s Respect Life Month activities adapting to the challenges of 2020

40 Days for Life participants pray outside the former abortion clinic in Peoria in this file photo. October is Respect Life Month. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

With the cancellation of such traditional October events as the Respect Life Dinner in Peoria and the Pastors Pro-life Dinner in Galesburg due to concerns over COVID-19, Respect Life Month will look a little different this year. Rather than looking at what we can’t do, however, Father William Miller prefers to look at what can […]

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Archbishop John J. Myers, former bishop of Peoria, Newark archbishop emeritus, dies

Bishop John J. Myers visits with St. John Paul II during an ad limina visit to the Vatican representing the Diocese of Peoria in 1997. Archbishop Myers, archbishop emeritus of Newark, died Sept. 24, 2020, in Ottawa, Illinois. (Photo by Felici)

(UPDATED ON SEPT. 25) OTTAWA — Archbishop John J. Myers, the seventh Bishop of Peoria who went on to lead the Archdiocese of Newark from 2001 until his retirement in 2016, died early Thursday morning, Sept. 24, 2020, at a senior care facility here. He was 79. A native of Earlville, Archbishop Myers was a […]

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Indian Catholics in Bloomington host Our Lady of Good Health celebration

The statue of Our Lady of Good Health is carried through St. Patrick Church of Merna in Bloomington by (clockwise from left) Rex Allwyn, Joe Anantham, Maria Jin Lazer and Jerald Andrews (partially obstructed). (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

BLOOMINGTON — In many ways, people who are sick have no more control over their illness than St. Patrick Church of Merna had over the rain that caused the cancellation of an outdoor eucharistic procession planned for the Feast of Our Lady of Good Health. “I think the peace comes in recognizing, even in looking […]

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Members of Permanent Deacon Class XI installed as lectors at cathedral Mass

Deacon candidate Dan Fandel of St. Mary of Lourdes in Germantown Hills places his hands on the Bible as Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, installs him as a lector. The ritual took place during a Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria on Sept. 19. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Members of Permanent Deacon Class XI took another step in their formation on Sept. 19 when they were installed as lectors by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. He called it a “moment of renewal” for the Diocese of Peoria. “Let us pray together that the word of God will continue to change our lives,” he […]

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Bishop Tylka’s ‘Welcome Tour’ resumes with Masses in Champaign and Danville

Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka distributes Communion during the Champaign Vicariate Mass Sept. 19 at St. Matthew Church in Champaign. Assisting is server Veronica Schuchart from St. Matthew Parish. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

After a two-week pause, Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka resumed his “Welcome Tour” across the Diocese of Peoria with visits Sept. 19-20 to the Champaign and Danville Vicariates. On Saturday, representatives of 16 parishes in the Champaign Vicariate joined Bishop Tylka for a 5:15 p.m. Mass at St. Matthew Church in Champaign. The following morning he […]

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Delayed 2020 Annual Diocesan Appeal is set to open Sept. 19-20 with a lowered goal

The theme of the 2020 Annual Diocesan Appeal is "Know, Love, Serve." It was conducted primarily through direct mail this year because of the pandemic.

Nearly six months later than originally scheduled and with an acknowledgment that “this is an extraordinary time” because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Annual Diocesan Appeal will officially begin the weekend of Sept. 19-20. The theme — “Know, Love, Serve” — remains the same, but this summer Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, lowered the […]

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No masking the love, faith of diocese’s golden and silver anniversary couples

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky applauds as couples celebrating their golden anniversaries in 2020 lower their masks to kiss after renewing their marriage vows at a Sept. 13 Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. In the foreground are John and Mary Beth Duffy of St. Patrick Parish in Dwight, while at left are Tim and Judy Schrader of St. Ambrose Parish in Milan. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

There was no masking the love that was present in St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria the weekend of Sept. 12-13. Couples observing 25 or 50 years of marriage in 2020 may be having subdued anniversary celebrations because of the pandemic, but the gratitude expressed for their witness to love and faith during separate Masses for […]

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