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Sr. Sophie Petro, OSF, 89, native of Streator, dies

JOLIET — A funeral Mass was offered Oct. 8 at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home here for Sister Sophie (M. Firmina) Petro, OSF, a native of Streator who taught at the former St. Stephen’s School from 1969 to 1978. Sister Sophie died at the retirement home on Saturday, Oct. 4, after a long illness. […]

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TEC for boys Nov. 1-3 in Peterstown

PETERSTOWN — The Peters-town Teens Encounter Christ has scheduled a TEC weekend for boys for Nov. 1-3. The program is open to youths of all faiths who are between the ages of 16 and 20. TEC weekends include meditations on faith, prayer, reconciliation, Eucharist, discipleship and love, as well as time for reflection on serious […]

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Funeral Mass in Peru for Fr. Bawiec

PERU — Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, celebrated a funeral Mass on Monday at St. Valentine’s Church here for Father Edward J. Bawiec, 83, a senior priest of the Diocese of Peoria and pastor emeritus of St. Valentine’s Parish. Father Bawiec, a native of Oglesby and a World War II veteran, died at 4:10 p.m. […]

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POST POLL: Should Halloween scare us as Catholics?

The “Post Poll” regularly gives readers of The Catholic Post and its online version a chance to share thoughts on topics of Catholic interest. With Halloween approaching, our current poll asks: “Should Halloween scare us as Catholics?” Respondents are also encouraged to share further thoughts, including: What, if anything, concerns you most about this time […]

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POST POLL: Does Halloween scare you as a Catholic?

Should Halloween scare us as Catholics? That’s the topic of the current “Post Poll,” which invites readers to share thoughts on matters of Catholic interest. To participate, e-mail us at cathpost@cdop.org with “Post Poll” in the subject line. Feel free to explain what, if anything, concerns you about Halloween, what safeguards or limits you set […]

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Rock Island Knights plan recognition event Oct. 12

ROCK ISLAND — Judge Thomas L. Kilbride of the Illinois Supreme Court and member of the Knights of Columbus will be the featured speaker at an annual Recognition and Honors Night sponsored by the Allouez Council Knights of Columbus. The dinner and program will take place next Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Rock Island Veterans […]

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Peoria Notre Dame names 2008 Distinguished Alumnus

Margie Wagner of Peoria has been named recipient of Peoria Notre Dame High School’s 2008 Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Distinguished Alumnus Award. She was recognized at the school’s Homecoming Mass Sept. 26. A 1953 graduate of Academy of Our Lady, one of the schools that would merge to become Peoria Notre Dame, she went on […]

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POST POLL: “What’s your favorite Bible verse?”

The “Post Poll” regularly invites readers to share thoughts on current matters of Catholic interest. Next month, the Bible will be the topic when bishops from throughout the world meet in Rome. And so we ask: “What is your favorite Bible verse?” Respondents are invited to briefly explain why the verse has such meaning to […]

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Adoption events planned in Rock Island, Champaign

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria has planned two meetings to provide information about the various adoption programs the agency offers, including domestic infant, international, and waiting children, as well as placement and post-placement services and support. The first meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 25, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Rock Island […]

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Teacher at St. Mary’s, Metamora, gets leadership award

Twenty-five Women in Leadership Awards were given at a luncheon at the Hotel Pere Marquette in Peoria on Sept. 11 and one of them bore the name of Ann Cowling, an art and physical education teacher at St. Mary’s School in Metamora. The awards, which recognize women who have demonstrated unswerving dedication to the betterment […]

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