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Plan Benedictine weekends

ROCK ISLAND — Women are invited to experience life as a Benedictine Sister at St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Ave. West, over two weekends, March 27-29 and May 8-10. Those who attend will have an opportunity to discover how the Benedictines are different from other religious communities in terms of community life and prayer. While […]

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Nursing open house set

The Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing will hold its spring open house on Saturday, April 4, from 9 a.m. to noon at the college, 511 N.E. Greenleaf St., Peoria. Tours of the campus, which is adjacent to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, will be available, along with information about the new doctor of […]

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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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Women’s Lenten retreat at King’s House April 3-5

There will be a women’s Lenten retreat at Christ the King Retreat House in Henry on April 3-5. The theme for the retreat will be “Heart of Mary, Heart of the Woman.” The conferences will be given by the Sisters of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Registration should be sent […]

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Mary’s sufferings theme of presentation at St. Bede

PERU — “The Sufferings of Mary” is the theme for a Day of Recollection that will be presented by Father James Murray, OSB, on Saturday, March 21, in the St. Bede Worship Assembly Building, 24 W. U.S. Highway 6. Included in the day, which begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m., will be […]

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Parish nurse preparation course offered in March

The Parish Nurse Program at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria is offering a course during two weekends in March for registered nurses interested in serving as parish nurses. The “Basic Parish Nurse Preparation Course” will meet March 13-15 and again March 27-29 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, 530 NE Glen Oak Ave., […]

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Training March 21 for those supporting widowed, divorced

The Diocesan Office of Family Life and the Widowed and Divorced Diocesan Advisory Board are seeking individuals who are interested in serving as support group facilitators or diocesan advisory board members. Due to increasing parish interest in this ministry, the Office of Family Life and the advisory board will co-sponsor a training session on Saturday, […]

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Introduction to contemplative prayer set Feb. 28

PEORIA HEIGHTS — As Lent begins, an introduction to contemplative prayer and outreach will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library at St. Thomas School, Peoria Heights. Florrie Dammers of Bloomington will present the session, focusing on contemplative prayer as taught by Father Thomas Keating, OCSO. The […]

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Rock Island parish offers Bible study beginning March 4

ROCK ISLAND — Marilyn Korthaus-Riley and Fran Riley of Partners in Faith Ministry will lead a Bible study based on “The Seven Last Words of Christ” on the Wednesdays of Lent in Farrell Hall of St. Pius X Church, 2502 29th Ave.The sessions begin on March 4 and will end on April 8. Each will […]

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