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Priests renew commitment at Chrism Mass; tribute video

Photo Caption: At the end of the Chrism Mass, the blessed sacramental oils are carried in procession. Many more images from the liturgy appear in the tribute to priests video below. By: By Jennifer Willems Even though Easter was still some days away, there was cause for rejoicing in St. Mary’s Cathedral last Tuesday as […]

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Stations, other devotions help diocese journey to Holy Week

Photo Caption: In a scene from last Good Friday, participants in an outdoor Stations of the Cross at St. Joseph’s Priory in rural Princeville carry a cross. The public is invited to this year’s devotion April 2. By: By Jennifer Willems Lent is often described as a journey because it presents so many opportunities to […]

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Catholics at the Capitol draws more than 1,000 to Springfield

Photo Caption: Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, assisted by bishops from throughout Illinois, celebrates Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield on March 3. By: By Jennifer Willems SPRINGFIELD — Looking out over a church that was filled to overflowing, the executive director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois wondered aloud what […]

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Hundreds continue faith journey, fill cathedral at Rite of Election

Photo Caption: Hundreds of candidates and catechumens from throughout the diocese continued their journey toward the Easter sacraments at the Rite of Election on Feb. 21. By: By Tom Dermody The rituals that twice filled St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria last Sunday with men, women and children from across the diocese taking an important step […]

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Surprise award for diocese presented at annual Scout Mass

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky leads the applause for the adults involved in Scouting who were recognized with awards at the Diocesan Scout Mass on Feb. 14. By: By Jennifer Willems Surprises are quickly becoming a tradition at the Diocesan Scout Mass. After distributing 124 religious emblems to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts from around central […]

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Future glimpsed at Marquette Academy Unity Mass in Ottawa

Photo Caption: Members of the Marquette Academy Class of 2022 from St. Columba’s and St. Patrick’s Schools in Ottawa stand around the new school’s shield. By: Jennifer Willems OTTAWA — As Catholic Schools Week ended, the students from St. Columba’s School, St. Patrick’s School and Marquette High School here filled St. Columba’s Church to celebrate […]

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Bishop celebrates regional Masses to open Catholic Schools Week

Photo Caption: Banners representing the schools of Region 1 are held by student representatives before a Catholic Schools Week Mass Feb. 1 at St. Jude Church in Peoria. By: Jennifer Willems Students, teachers and principals had much to keep them busy with Catholic Schools Week activities planned each day from Jan. 31 to Feb. 5, […]

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Volunteers, donors from diocese offer Haiti help and hope

Photo Caption: Suzie Pilon, RN, triages patients at the Friends of the Children of Haiti clinic in Cyvadier. By: By Jennifer Willems Death and destruction have taken their toll on the island nation of Haiti in the days that followed the devastating earthquake of Jan. 12, as have the aftershocks that continue to threaten the […]

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Education for Life Week opens throughout the diocese

Photo Caption: The annual Walk for Life through downtown Peoria on Tuesday is one of several activites throughout the diocese planned during Education for Life Week. EDUCATION for Life Week has begun. Sponsored by the Respect Life Board of the Diocese of Peoria, the week’s activities are designed to inform people about what is being […]

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Faith-filled beginning to 2010 for Catholic college students

Photo Caption: More than 300 students, seminarians, and chaplains from the diocese were among those greeting 2010 at the Fellowship of Catholic University Students national conference in Orlando. By: By Tom Dermody The midnight balloon drop was more than a week ago, but the joy it symbolized will be lasting for hundreds of Catholic college […]

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