Cherry parish to host Mass in Filipino style on May 18

CHERRY — Catholics of Filipino descent are specially invited to a 3:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday, May 18, at Holy Trinity Church here, followed by a potluck dinner at the church hall. Father Anthony Bernas, administrator of parishes in Coal Valley and Orion and a native of the Philippines, will be principal celebrant of the […]

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Family Resources Center’s “Festival of Life” is May 3

For the first time, the annual “Spring Festival of Life” dinner and auction benefiting the Family Resources Center in Peoria will be hosted at the center itself. The pro-life, pro-family outreach moved to its new Monroe Street location across from the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria last October. Goals of this year’s ninth annual festival […]

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Funeral Mass Tuesday for Sr. Anna Marie Scheirer, OSB

Photo Caption: Sister Anna Marie’s ministry was dedicated to teaching in schools of the Diocese of Peoria and care for the elderly. WEST PEORIA — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Sister Anna Marie Scheirer, OSF, on Tuesday, May 6, in the chapel of Immaculate Conception Convent, 2408 W. Heading Ave. Visitation […]

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Women’s Care Center dinner event planned for May 10

One hundred babies. That’s how many lives the Women’s Care Center in Peoria has been able to spare by offering loving care and support to mothers in crisis pregnancies — and it hasn’t even been open a full year yet. To make certain that ministry to families like these can continue, a Commitment to Life […]

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Dinner in Philo April 27 to benefit Catholic Charities

PHILO — The Good Samaritan Programs of Catholic Charities in Champaign and Piatt counties will benefit from a steak dinner planned for Sunday, April 27, at the Philo Tavern, 101 Washington St. The doors will open at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Diane Ducey, a local radio personality, will host […]

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Benedictine Experience for women scheduled April 25-27

ROCK ISLAND — “Behold, Here I Am” is the theme for the next Benedictine Experience Weekend, which will take place from 7 p.m. on Friday, April 25, through 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, at St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Avenue West. Single Catholic women are invited to focus on the importance of Scripture in […]

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Wishes known? It’s National Healthcare Decisions Day

Photo Caption: Dr. Robert Sawicki is senior vice president of supportive care for OSF HealthCare. Today, April 16, is National Healthcare Decisions Day — a day to encourage adults to communicate their end-of-life decisions to family and health care providers. “Often, people believe their families know their care wishes, but they do not,” said Janavee […]

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Benefit in Roanoke Sunday for family of Deacon Heckman

Photo Caption: Deacon Andy Heckman died on Feb. 5 after undergoing a heart and kidney transplant in Chicago. ROANOKE — Friends of the late Deacon Andy Heckman are planning a memorial benefit in support of his family for Sunday, April 6, at Roanoke-Benson High School, 208 W. High St. Doors open at 3 p.m. The […]

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Looking for a Friday fish fry? Our list of sites in diocese

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is a list of Lenten fish frys in the Diocese of Peoria made known to The Catholic Post. To add to this list, email or call our newsroom at 1-800-340-5630. —– BENSON: The Knights of Columbus, St. Francis of Assisi Council No. 4293, will have fish frys on Friday, April 4, […]

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