Sr. Maxine, OSF, dies at 96; served in Streator

SPRINGFIELD — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Sister M. Maxine Frichtl, OSF, a former nurse-anesthetist at St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator, on Aug. 13 at St. Clare of Assisi Chapel at St. Francis Convent in Springfield. Burial followed in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery. Sister Maxine died on Aug. 10, 2008, at St. Francis […]

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Memorial Mass Saturday for Sr. Patricia Cramer, CSJ

KICKAPOO — A Memorial Mass for Sister Patricia A. Cramer, CSJ, will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 9910 W. Knox St., Kickapoo. The family will receive friends one hour before the Mass. Sister Patricia, 68, died on Aug. 10, 2008, at Nazareth Living Center, St. Louis. She […]

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POST POLL: Recommend a book for a spiritual lift

Welcome to the “Post Poll,” an interactive feature of the new Web site of The Catholic Post. Every two weeks we will pose a new question for readers of both our online and print editions to consider. Our current topic is: Summer is a popular time to read books. We invite you to recommend a […]

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‘Nacho’ ordinary mission trip for Roanoke group

ROANOKE — It’s “nacho” orinary mission trip that a group of 10 teenagers and adults from St. Joseph’s Parish here are on this week. The group, headed by Cathy Bilow, left Satruday for a Catholic HEART Workcamp mission trip to Piedras Negras, Mexico, which boasts of being the birthplace of the nacho. But tourism and […]

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Remember, no issue of ‘The Catholic Post’ last weekend

In case you were wondering where your mailed version of The Catholic Post might be, remember that there was no newspaper dated July 27. That issue was skipped as part of the newspaper’s summer schedule that eliminates one issue in June, July, and August. The final “skip” issue of the summer is Aug. 17. The […]

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St. Bede Medieval Faire is Sunday, Aug. 3

PERU — Saint Bede Academy will transformed into a medieval fairground this Sunday, Aug. 3, for the school’s 16th annual Medieval Faire. The event is organized by the Academy’s drama department under the leadership of drama director Father Dominic Garramone, OSB. Those who attend are encouraged to wear medieval costumes. Highlighting the day will be […]

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POST POLL: Bible aside, a good book for spiritual reading?

Welcome to the “Post Poll,” an interactive feature of our new Web site. Look for a new question every two weeks. We are currently inviting readers to recommend a book that has influenced your faith life. It can be either a new release or an old favorite. Please include the title, author, and a brief […]

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