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Msgr. Swetland guides Pontiac vicariate mission Feb. 23-25

Photo Caption: Msgr. Swetland, a priest of the Diocese of Peoria, now serves as vice president for Catholic identity/mission at Mount St. Mary University in Emmitsburg, Md, and hosts a Catholic radio call-in show. PONTIAC — Msgr. Stuart Swetland will return to the Diocese of Peoria Feb. 23-25 to help Catholics in the Pontiac vicariate […]

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Marriage Mass, Valentine Date Night planned Feb. 15

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky invites all married couples to a special Mass, including an opportunity to renew wedding vows, on Feb. 15 at St. Mary Cathedral in Peoria. Making plans for Valentine’s Day? Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, invites all married couples to celebrate the gift of Christian Marriage during a 4 p.m. Mass at […]

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Theology on Tap series set to open in Monmouth Feb. 20

Editor’s note: This is an updated version reflecting just-announced changes in the series schedule. MONMOUTH — Young adults and their friends from throughout the area are invited to discuss faith issues in a relaxed setting during a Theology on Tap series on three consecutive Thursday evenings starting Feb. 20. Speakers and topics have been named […]

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Deacon Andrew Heckman dies; funeral is Tuesday in Roanoke

ROANOKE — A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at St. Joseph Church here for Deacon Andrew Heckman, 45, a permanent deacon of the Diocese of Peoria. Deacon Heckman died on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at the University of Chicago Hospital in Chicago. Ordained to the permanent diaconate on […]

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Organist Scott Montgomery in concert at cathedral Feb. 2

Prize-winning organist and recording artist Scott Montgomery will perform next Sunday, Feb. 2, on the famed 1937 Wicks organ at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 607 N.E. Madison Ave., in Peoria. The concert will begin at 3:30 p.m. Among the works he will play are Franck’s “Final” and Paine’s “Variations on an Austrian Hymn.” Montgomery, who has […]

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Night of healing Wednesday for pregnancy, early infancy loss

A night of healing for women who have suffered any type of pregnancy or early infant loss is being planned for Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Philomena Church, 3200 N. Twelve Oaks Drive in Peoria. The healing retreat, planned by the “A Mother’s Love” ministry, will include a short meditation […]

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Beatitudes for Leaders is focus Jan. 30 in Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND — Dr. Dan Ebener, a professor at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, and co-director of its Master of Organizational Leadership program, will lead discussion on the elements of leadership from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Benet House Retreat Center at St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Ave. […]

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Bishop shares some favorite Bible verses; tell us yours

Photo Caption: “Do whatever he tells you,” Mary’s instructions to the servers at the wedding feast at Cana (John 2:5), is among Bishop Jenky’s “go-to” verses in Scripture. What are your favorite Bible passages? Many people have “go-to” Scripture passages they turn to for comfort, celebration or simply resting in the presence of God during […]

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Benedictines in Rock Island to host movie night on Jan. 24

ROCK ISLAND — “The Long Walk Home” is the featured film for “Friday Night at the Movies,” which is planned for Friday, Jan. 24, at Benet House Retreat Center on the grounds of St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Avenue West. Sister Bobbi Bussan, OSB, vocation director of the Sisters of St. Benedict, will host the […]

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Join Secular Carmelites in Peoria Heights on Saturday

PEORIA HEIGHTS — The Secular Discalced Carmelite Community of Mary, Mother of the Blessed Sacrament will meet on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 904 E. Lake Ave. Mass in the chapel will be followed by lunch and the meeting in the lower level of the […]

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