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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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Photo deadline extended for POST’s All Souls Day video

Time is running out to submit a photo of a recently deceased loved one for inclusion in an All Souls Day video tribute being produced by The Catholic Post. The tribute is designed to honor and inspire prayer for Catholics around the Diocese of Peoria who have died since Oct. 1, 2013. Photos must be […]

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TEC weekend for young men set in Peterstown Nov. 1-3

PETERSTOWN — A TEC weekend for young men, ages 16 to 23, will be held Nov. 1-3 at the Peterstown TEC Center. TEC is a youth retreat sponsored by the Diocese of Peoria that includes talks, an opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation, Mass, fun and fellowship. Teens of all faith traditions are welcome.For more […]

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Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island offers Remembrance Candles

ROCK ISLAND — As part of the All Souls’ Day observance at Calvary Cemetery, candles will be placed at the gravesites of the deceased. The candles will be blessed at a ceremony at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, at the mausoleum, 2901 12th St. Friends and family members are invited to attend the ceremony, […]

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Submit photos of deceased loved ones for tribute video

The Catholic Post again this year is producing a video tribute in remembrance of those who have died in the past year. We invite families and friends to share an image of a recently deceased loved one for possible inclusion in the four-minute video. Last year, 50 photos were included in the tribute video, released […]

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Christ Child Society seeking donations of funds, baby items

During October and November, the Christ Child Society of Central Illinois is accepting donations of items to place in layettes for babies who are at risk or born to families in need. The Christ Child Society makes these layettes available to 13 hospitals throughout the Diocese of Peoria. To see if your parish is participating, […]

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National honor to The High School of Saint Thomas More

CHAMPAIGN — The High School of Saint Thomas More has been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. It is one of 50 private schools — and one of only six private secondary schools — to be honored in 2014. Officials from the Champaign school will travel to Washington, D.C., […]

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Submit photos of deceased loved ones for tribute video

The Catholic Post again this year is producing a video tribute in remembrance of those who have died in the past year. We invite families and friends to share an image of a recently deceased loved one for possible inclusion in the four-minute video. Last year, 50 photos were included in the tribute video, released […]

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’40 Days for Life’ campaigns set to open in 3 area regions

Photo Caption: The campaign of prayer and public witness to end abortion will take place from Sept. 24 to Nov. 2 in Champaign, Peoria, and Bettendorf, Iowa. Catholics of the Diocese of Peoria are invited to join Christians of all denominations in prayer and action to end abortion during “40 Days for Life” campaigns to […]

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Diocesan Respect Life Mass to open workshop on Saturday

Photo Caption: “Religious Liberty in Today’s Culture” will be the topic Sept. 6 of the keynote talk by Robert Gilligan, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois. Robert Gilligan, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Illinois, will be the featured speaker at the annual workshop for respect life coordinators on Saturday, Sept. 6, […]

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