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‘Post Poll’: Your advice to engaged, newlywed couples?

As we enter wedding season, we invite readers to respond to two related questions:1) What one piece of marriage advice would you offer to a couple getting married in 2009? 2) What one piece of wedding day advice would you offer to engaged couples to help the planning and celebration go more smoothly and keep […]

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Chicago bishop to attend Sheen event on May 8

Bishop Joseph N. Perry, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, will join the Diocese of Peoria’s celebrations of the 114th anniversary of the birth of Servant of God Fulton J. Sheen. Bishop Perry will be the guest homilist at the 7:15 p.m. Mass on Friday, May 8, at St. Mary’s Cathedral. A member […]

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Cardinal George at U. of I. May 16 for graduation Mass

URBANA — Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago and Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will concelebrate the annual Graduation Mass on Saturday, May 16, at St. John’s Catholic Newman Center on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “With almost 60 percent of the campus from the Chicago-land area, it’s only appropriate that […]

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Post, diocesan video archive, including 2009 ADA video

Bishop Jenky explains the need for and benefits of the Annual Diocesan Appeal, now under way in parishes across the Diocese of Peoria. 1,000 men from across the diocese join Bishop Jenky for “A Call to Catholic Men of Faith” on Saturday, April 25. Rite of Election 2009: Scenes from two joy-filled liturgies at St. […]

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Catholic Charities plans birthmothers celebrations

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria will hold its annual Birthmother’s Day Celebrations and Blessings at four locations in May to honor and remember the women who place their children for adoption. All members of the adoption experience — birthmothers, birthfathers, adoptees, adoptive parents and those who support them — are invited to attend […]

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Pro-life activist Scheidler to speak in Henry May 6

HENRY — Joseph Scheidler, national director of the Pro-Life Action League, will deliver a talk on Wednesday, May 6, at St. Mary’s Parish Center, 401 South St. Scheidler’s talk, to begin at 6 p.m., is sponsored by the Henry Knights of Columbus. It is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. […]

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Pray for vocations with Heading Ave. Franciscans

WEST PEORIA — The Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception are inviting area Catholics to join them in praying for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life during an adoration hour of prayer on Sunday, May 3. Adoration will take place from 1:15 to 2 p.m. in the chapel of Immaculate Conception Convent, […]

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Post Poll: How to welcome visitors at Mass?

On Easter Sunday in churches throughout the Diocese of Peoria, pews were filled with visitors and Catholics who may only attend Mass a few times a year. Our poll question this week is: “How can we better welcome visitors and newcomers to our parishes at Mass throughout the year?” Some side questions to consider: Does […]

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Fr. Marian, OFM, dies; served in Streator, Peoria

ST. BERNARD, Ohio — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, March 28, at St. Clement’s Church for Father Marian Douglas, OFM, who served in Streator and Peoria during a priesthood that spanned 51 years. Another Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Bishop Alexander K. Sample of Marquette, Mich., on Monday, March […]

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Slideshows: Rite of Election, Scout Mass, March for Life

Click below to see scenes from two joy-filled liturgies at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on March 1 at which more than 350 candidates and catechumens took their next step toward the Easter sacraments. Other recent slideshows produced by The Catholic Post: The Scout Mass Diocese represented at national March for Life

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