Diocesan Scout Mass: Celebrating family of Scouting in the family of the church

Bishop Louis Tylka is surrounded by everyone who received an award in Scouting at the Diocesan Scout Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral Feb. 19. Among them were Margaret Hatton (top row, far left) and Chris Lugardo (top row, far right), who received the Bronze Pelican Award, as did Bishop Tylka. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

For Chris Lugardo, Scouting isn’t just an outdoor program. It’s youth ministry. “We started because it was something for our oldest to do when he was of age. But quickly, when I started looking through the Scout manual and seeing the values and virtues that Scouting was based on, that really appealed to us, because […]

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New round of ‘conversation starters’ planned for Growing Disciples process

Bishop Louis Tylka provides a “tactical update” on the Growing Disciples process via video. A new message regarding how the conversation will include the schools was released Feb. 28.

When it comes to Growing Disciples, the two-year pastoral planning process taking place in the Diocese of Peoria right now, Bishop Louis Tylka knows that everyone just wants to know what’s going to happen. He can’t give them an answer, however. “It’s not just about telling you what’s going to happen,” he said. “It’s about […]

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Ukrainians get help, hope from central Illinois as war enters second year

Chris Manson; vice president of government relations for OSF HealthCare and founder of U.S. Ambulances for Ukraine; presented details of the four shipments of ambulances filled with medical supplies with Champaign Rotary Club 3256 on Feb. 20. They are preparing another shipment with six ambulances and three fire engines for mid-March. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

CHAMPAIGN — As Russia’s war against Ukraine enters a second year, it seems like the forces of Vladimir Putin have the upper hand. They might be surprised to know there are forces at work that they don’t understand, however. One is the desire of a young girl from central Illinois to help people she didn’t […]

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Couple celebrates 300 episodes of ‘Being Catholic’ on Catholic Spirit Radio

Deacon Al Lundy blesses Lynn and Bob Johnston at the conclusion of the 300th episode of "Being Catholic," which they co-host on Catholic Spirit Radio. The Johnstons received a certificate from station management, as well as congratulatory messages from Bishop Louis Tylka and EWTN. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

BLOOMINGTON — In bowling, a score of 300 is a cause for celebration. In local Catholic radio, Bob and Lynn Johnston are being celebrated for reaching 300 episodes of sharing the joy of “Being Catholic” each week on Catholic Spirit Radio. “Thank you for everything you’ve given not only to the radio station, but to […]

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Bishop: Lent invites us to focus on Paschal Mystery, pray for those entering church

Bishop Louis Tylka greets Mary Stech of Mahomet at the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion last March at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. In his message for this Lent, he commends those who are preparing for the Easter sacraments of baptism, confirmation and the Eucharist to the prayers of all the faithful in the Diocese of Peoria. (The Catholic Post file photo/Jennifer Willems)

Dear Friends, Each year, the Church invites us to enter into a time of preparation for the celebration of Easter and the Sacraments of Initiation. This holy season of Lent is marked by practices that invite us to participate more fully in the Lord’s Paschal Mystery. We commit ourselves in a more intentional way to […]

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Opportunities for study, prayer and retreats announced as Lent begins

A file photo shows a crown of thorns at St. Bonaventure Church in Paterson, N.J. Lent begins on Feb. 22, Ash Wednesday. (OSV News photo/Octavio Duran)

Fish fry listings posted, will be updated With the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, comes a listing of fish dinners being offered around the Diocese of Peoria. Information provided to The Catholic Post can be found in the print edition and will be added to our comprehensive online listing as it becomes […]

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Bishop at Catholic Schools Week Mass in Rock Island: ‘Put Jesus in the center’

Seton Catholic School student Macy DeMeulenaere receives Communion from Sister M. Bernadette, FSGM, at the Catholic Schools Week Mass hosted by Alleman High School in Rock Island on Feb. 3. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

ROCK ISLAND — Math, science, history and English are important subjects, but Catholic schools offer something more, something eternal, Bishop Louis Tylka said at a Mass marking the end of Catholic Schools Week. “To put Jesus in the center of all we do, to put Jesus at the center of how we live our lives […]

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‘Unmatched unity’ energizes witness of diocesan pilgrims to D.C. March for Life

The 50 students and chaperones from Peoria Notre Dame High School who took part in a five-day pilgrimage to the national March for Life in Washington, D.C., are pictured outside Union Station after the Jan. 20 march. (Provided photo)

High school students from the Diocese of Peoria who joined tens of thousands in Washington, D.C., for the national March for Life and related events on Jan. 20 returned with a deeper commitment to uphold the dignity of all human life, especially the unborn threatened by abortion. But the pilgrimage had an added spiritual bonus. […]

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Catholic Illini welcome Cardinal Cupich for Mass, tour of Newman Center Jan. 29

Spencer Steeves, a sophomore studying sustainable design at the University of Illinois, welcomes Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago to St. John’s Catholic Newman Center in Champaign on Jan. 29. It was a little taste of home for Steeves, who is from Lake Zurich in the Archdiocese of Chicago. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

CHAMPAIGN — St. John’s Catholic Chapel at the University of Illinois is filled with scaffolding, but it felt like a cathedral on Jan. 29 when Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago celebrated Mass for students as they start a new semester. In his opening remarks, he also noted that his visit came at the beginning of […]

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St. Mary School in Bloomington has been ‘home’ to Donna Zvonar for 45 years

Donna Zvonar, who has taught for 45 years at St. Mary School in Bloomington, lets her class settle before handing out a test. She said she loves watching the students make discoveries and grow spiritually. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Catholic Schools Week starts tomorrow, Jan. 29, and runs through next Saturday, Feb. 4. The theme for the national celebration is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.” Jerry Sanderson, interim superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Peoria, reflects on that theme in a column he wrote for The Catholic Post. What follows […]

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