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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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Interfaith ‘conversation’ set Sept. 15, 22 in Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND — What started as a dialogue between Catholic and Muslim women nine years ago has turned into an interfaith “conversation” that now includes women of all faiths. This year’s gathering will be held on Mondays, Sept. 15 and 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4501 Seventh Ave. Participants […]

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St. Catherine Parish, Aledo, marks centennial on Sunday

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will celebrate an 11:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Sept. 7, at St. Catherine Church in Aledo (pictured). ALEDO — The excitement is growing for a celebration 100 years in the making at St. Catherine Parish here. “This only happens once,” said Father John Thieryoung, pastor, of plans to […]

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Join bus pilgrimage to Chicago faith sites on Sept. 15

Journey of Faith is the theme for a bus pilgrimage to Chicago planned for Monday, Sept. 15, by the Bishop’s Commission on Women in the Church and in Society. That is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows and pilgrims will visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows and the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy […]

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Deacon Joseph Koeppel dies; funeral Mass is Friday morning

A funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, at St. Ann Church in Peoria for Deacon Joseph F. Koeppel, a permanent deacon who served the parish for many years. Deacon Koeppel died on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. He was 78. Visitation will be […]

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See Peoria Chiefs, support cemetery in Pekin Aug. 23

PEKIN — Sacred Heart Cemetery will benefit from a Knights of Columbus Night at Dozer Field in Peoria on Saturday, Aug. 23. The game between the Peoria Chiefs and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $11, with $5 from every ticket going to the cemetery. The evening features a tennis ball […]

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