Sale of ornaments benefit the Heading Avenue Franciscans

WEST PEORIA — Christmas tree ornaments are on the minds of many now and there is a way to decorate your tree and benefit the retirement fund of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception at the same time. The Sisters, also known as the Heading Avenue Franciscans, are selling the limited edition […]

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Carol vs. Christmas drama at Central Catholic Dec. 12, 13

Photo Caption: John Christensen and Michaela Cruse in a scene from “Carol vs. Christmas.” BLOOMINGTON — “Carol vs. Christmas,” a modern take on the classic “A Christmas Carol,” will be presented by the Central Catholic Drama Department this weekend. Performances are Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. in […]

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Sacred Heart, Moline, will host ecumenical Advent vespers

MOLINE — Sacred Heart Church, 1608 13th St., will host ecumenical Advent vesper services on the following four Sundays at 4 p.m. Those attending will experience prayerful music, inspiring reflections and quiet amidst the busyness of holiday activities. Father Rober McAleer of Bettendorf, Iowa, offered the opening reflection on Nov. 29. Other presenters include: Dec. […]

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One-woman holiday comedy coming to St. Bede Dec. 4

PERU — “Christmas Bingo: It’s a Ho-Ho-Holy Night,” a one-woman, interactive comedy by Vicky Quade (creator of “Late Night Catechism”), will be part of an an evening of activities and entertainment hosted by St. Bede Academy on Friday, Dec. 4. The show involves a parish in need of a Christmas pageant and the bingo game […]

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Catholic medical personnel of Quad Cities to gather Saturday

Photo Caption: Tom Chapman, executive director of the Iowa Catholic Conference, will be the featured speaker on “The Catholic Voice in Public Policy.” DAVENPORT, Iowa — “The Catholic Voice in Public Policy” will be the theme of a presentation to medical personnel from throughout the Quad Cities region this Saturday, Nov. 21. Tom Chapman, executive […]

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Bloomington Central Catholic wins state 2A volleyball title

BLOOMINGTON — Central Catholic High School is celebrating its first volleyball state championship. The Saints powered past Orion on Saturday afternoon at Redbird Arena in Normal to win the Illinois High School Association Class 2A title. The Saints, coached by JR Banister, won the title match 25-20, 25-21. The team was honored with a rally […]

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Open house planned Sunday, Nov. 15 at new church in Manito

MANITO — To show their gratitude for the “generosity and enthusiasm” of their neighbors in Manito and friends throughout central Illinois, members of Immaculate Conception Parish here will hold a “Thanksgiving Open House” on Sunday, Nov. 15, in their new church and fellowship hall, 505 S. Adams. It will begin at 3 p.m. in the […]

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Open house Saturday at OSF Saint Francis College of Nursing

The Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing in Peoria is planning an open house for this Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. The college, 511 N.E. Greenleaf St., is adjacent to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Tours of the campus and the state-of-the-art Learning Resource Center will be available, along with information […]

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