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New rosary garden at Holy Family in Danville is parish family’s ‘work of love’

The new rosary garden at Holy Family Parish in Danville is in the shape of a monstrance when viewed from above. It features a statue of the Holy Family in the center and the beads of the rosary on the walkway. (For the Catholic Post/Deb Edwards)

DANVILLE — What began with a tree to memorialize a beloved friend and parishioner blossomed into a rosary garden that will provide an “oasis for prayer” for Holy Family Parish and this community for years to come. The garden — located on what had been a vacant lot at 444 E. Main St. south of […]

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Join Bishop Tylka in praying for these parishes of the diocese during May

St. Mary in El Paso is one of several parishes under the Blessed Mother's patronage that are on Bishop Tylka's prayer list for May. He will specially remember the El Paso faith community on May 12.

Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka has been praying for each parish in the Diocese of Peoria by name, thanks to a calendar he developed with the assistance of Sister Linda Burkitt of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception (Heading Avenue Franciscans). The prayer calendar also includes days special to the religious communities active […]

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Salesian priest from Colombia is visiting this spring, serving in Hispanic ministry

Father Fabian Alberto Cabarcas Rua

LASALLE — A Salesian priest from the South American nation of Colombia is spending this spring in the Diocese of Peoria assisting with Hispanic ministry and discerning God’s plans for his future. Father Fabian Alberto Cabarcas Rua arrived in the diocese March 9 and has already traveled widely, bringing the Gospel and his own joyful […]

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School named for Sheen and supported by Rock Island parish brings hope in Ghana

The Archbishop Fulton Sheen Catholic Academy in Ghana is in need of a roof to cover second story classrooms. (Provided photo)

ROCK ISLAND — On a roadside near a remote village in the western African country of Ghana there is a Catholic school that is changing lives thanks in part to a spiritual bridge linking it to St. Pius X Parish here and a name that ties it to the Diocese of Peoria. It would be […]

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Artist, 15, imagines Mary Magdalene’s shock, hope at discovering empty tomb

Katy Olsen, 15, of Epiphany Parish in Normal and a freshman at Chesterton Academy of the Sacred Heart in Peoria, holds her drawing of Mary Magdalene's reaction at discovering Jesus' empty tomb. (Provided photo)

NORMAL — While artists throughout the centuries have depicted Jesus’ empty tomb, 15-year-old Katy Olsen flipped the perspective. The result is a captivating study of the face of Mary Magdalene — the first on the scene the morning of the resurrection — at the moment of discovery. “The emotion I hoped to show most was […]

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Update: Baby Fulton Joseph Hood has died in the womb; parents thank supporters

This ultrasound of Fulton Joseph Hood was published at fultonjoseph.com, a site that kept prayer supporters informed of his development.

Fulton Joseph Hood has gone home to God. At a meeting with their obstetrician on March 31, Fulton’s due date, Royce and Elise Hood were told that no heartbeat could be detected for their unborn son. An ultrasound on April 1 confirmed that his heart had stopped beating. Labor was induced and Fulton was delivered […]

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