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Christmas open house Sunday at St. Joseph’s Home, Lacon

LACON — St. Joseph’s Home of Lacon, 401 Ninth St., will hold its Christmas open house on Sunday, Dec. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served and there will be entertainment for all ages, including a living Nativity, photos with Santa and activities for children, and music provided by the Drake family.

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Last call: Tell us your favorite Christmas songs, and why

It isn’t too late to let us know about your favorite Christmas song, but we need to hear from you soon. The deadline has been extended to Monday, Dec. 1. Give us the name of that special song or hymn and include a few words about why it’s important to your celebration of Christmas. We’ll […]

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Watch the POST’s 2014 All Souls’ Day tribute video

For the second consecutive year, The Catholic Post has produced a video honoring and seeking prayers for the faithful departed, especially those who have died in the past 12 months in the Diocese of Peoria. Released on All Souls’ Day, Nov. 2, the video contains nearly 50 images of recently deceased loved ones contributed by […]

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As Advent begins, here are some opportunities in diocese

Photo Caption: A candle burns in an Advent wreath on the first Sunday of Advent a year ago. Advent, a season of joyful expectation before Christmas, begins Nov. 30 this year. Parishes and institutions throughout the Diocese of Peoria have planned special activities. Here is just a sample. To have your local activity presented here […]

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Watch the POST’s 2014 All Souls’ Day tribute video

For the second consecutive year, The Catholic Post has produced a video honoring and seeking prayers for the faithful departed, especially those who have died in the past 12 months in the Diocese of Peoria. Released on All Souls’ Day, Nov. 2, the video contains nearly 50 images of recently deceased loved ones contributed by […]

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Vermilion County parishes to host Tajci Christmas concert

Photo Caption: Tajci’s Dec. 7 concert in Danville is sponsored by the Vermilion county Catholic Vicariate, although people of all faiths are welcome to attend. DANVILLE — Christian recording artist Tajci will bring her “Christmas Concert Experience” to the Dick Van Dyke Theater at Danville High School, 516 N. Jackson St., on Sunday, Dec. 7. […]

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Tell POST your favorite Christmas song, and why

It isn’t hard to say what Christmas looks like or even tastes like. It’s safe to say the season also has a definite sound, which church and community choirs have already started to refine in preparation for Masses and concerts throughout central Illinois. What is your favorite Christmas hymn? What is the song that brings […]

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Founder of JustFaith to lead mission this week in Geneseo

GENESEO — Jack Jezreel, founder and executive director of JustFaith Ministries, will present a parish mission from Monday, Nov. 3, to Wednesday, Nov. 5, at St. Malachy Church, 595 E. Ogden Ave. His presentations will be at 7 p.m. each day. The theme for the mission is “The Spirit of Pope Francis” and Jezreel’s talks […]

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