Widowed, divorced invited to gather in Metamora Aug. 6

METAMORA — Catholics of the Diocese of Peoria who are widowed or divorced are again invited to a day of spiritual healing next month with noted retreat master Archabbot Lambert Reilly, OSB. Archabbot Lambert will be the featured speaker during a Widowed and Divorced Diocesan Day of Recollection on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m., […]

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Adoption process focus July 14, 21 in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON — Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria is planning an adoption orientation on Tuesdays, July 14 and 21, at Holy Trinity Church, 711 N. Main St. It will begin at 6 p.m. The two-part orientation is designed to help participants understand the process of infant adoption as well explore their options. Anyone who […]

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5K ‘Run for Life’ planned Aug. 8 to benefit CIRTL

Central Illinois Right to Life, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and WPEO Christian Talk Radio will sponsor a 5K “Run for Life” run/walk next month in support of the protection of all human life from conception to natural death. The event will be Saturday, Aug. 8, in Lower Bradley Park, Peoria. Check-in is from 6:30 […]

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Cursillo family Ultreya July 11

BLOOMINGTON — The Bloomington-Normal Cursillo community is planning its annual family Ultreya for Saturday, July 11, at St. Mary’s Church, 527 W. Jackson St. All Cursillistas and their families are welcome. The evening starts with Mass at 5:30 p.m. A potluck dinner will follow, with the chicken, drinks and place settings provided. Those who attend […]

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Sr. Georgia Ann, BVM, dies; born, served in Quad Cities

DUBUQUE, Iowa — There was a funeral Mass on Wednesday, June 24, in the motherhouse chapel of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary for Sister Georgia Ann (Georgelle) Lange, BVM, a native of Moline who served in the Quad Cities for more than 20 years. Sister Georgia Ann, 79, died on June […]

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Sr. Marie William Cahill, OP, native of Bradford, dies at 98

SINSINAWA, Wis. — A funeral Mass was celebrated on June 15 in Queen of the Rosary Chapel here for Sister Marie William Cahill, OP, a native of Bradford. She was 98. Sister Marie William died on June 11, 2009, at St. Dominic Villa, Sinsinawa. She was buried in the motherhouse cemetery. The daughter of William […]

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Emotions, memories to blend with prayer

Emotions and memories will mix with prayer this weekend at the final regularly scheduled Masses at five churches where services are being suspended. Members of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Spring Valley have an additional reason to keenly feel a blend of gratitude for blessings past and anticipation of future changes. The 11 a.m. […]

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‘Post’ receives two national press awards

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Catholic Post earned two awards for excellence in journalism in judging announced by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada during the annual Catholic Media Convocation here on May 29. The newspaper received first place in its circulation category for Best Editorial on a National or International Issue […]

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Clergy appointments

Father David Sabel, newly ordained, to parochial vicar, St. Mary’s Parish, Pontiac Father Adam Stimpson, newly ordained, to parochial vicar, LaSalle parishes These appointments will be effective Wednesday, June 17, 2009.

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