Mendota Christmas Church Tour to feature Holy Cross

Photo Caption: Holy Cross Church, 1010 Jefferson St. in Mendota, is one of five stops on the Dec. 28 tour organized by the Mendota Ministerial Team. MENDOTA — Five Mendota churches, including Holy Cross Catholic Church, are opening their doors to the public on Sunday, Dec. 28, for the first Christmas Church Tour. Organized by […]

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Christmas Mass schedule is set at St. Mary’s Cathedral

The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, located in Peoria at 607 N.E. Madison Ave., is the mother church of the Diocese of Peoria. Weekend Masses are at 4 p.m. on Saturdays (in Latin), and at 10:30 a.m. (in English) and 12:15 p.m. (in Spanish) on Sundays. The 10:30 a.m. Mass is frequently […]

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Schlarman Academy wins 8-1A state basketball championship

DANVILLE — The eighth-grade girls basketball team of Schlarman Academy here completed an undefeated season with a 48-38 win over Mt. Pulaski in the title game of the Illinois Elementary School Association Class 8-1A state tournament. The Hilltoppers, who finished the season with a record of 23-0, were led in the championship game by Anaya […]

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Sing-It-Yourself Messiah is Sunday afternoon at cathedral

Those who would like to spend Gaudete Sunday making a joyful noise to the Lord are invited to take part in an Advent Pilgrimage of Prayer and Praise on Sunday, Dec. 14, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. “Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice in the Lord Greatly” includes an opportunity for choir directors, music teachers, choir members […]

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Christmas open house Sunday at St. Joseph’s Home, Lacon

LACON — St. Joseph’s Home of Lacon, 401 Ninth St., will hold its Christmas open house on Sunday, Dec. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served and there will be entertainment for all ages, including a living Nativity, photos with Santa and activities for children, and music provided by the Drake family.

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Last call: Tell us your favorite Christmas songs, and why

It isn’t too late to let us know about your favorite Christmas song, but we need to hear from you soon. The deadline has been extended to Monday, Dec. 1. Give us the name of that special song or hymn and include a few words about why it’s important to your celebration of Christmas. We’ll […]

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Watch the POST’s 2014 All Souls’ Day tribute video

For the second consecutive year, The Catholic Post has produced a video honoring and seeking prayers for the faithful departed, especially those who have died in the past 12 months in the Diocese of Peoria. Released on All Souls’ Day, Nov. 2, the video contains nearly 50 images of recently deceased loved ones contributed by […]

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