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Pray with Bishop Tylka: Here is his parish, religious community list for March

Of course a parish under the patronage of St. Patrick is on Bishop Tylka's list for March 17, St. Patrick's Day. In 2021 it will be St. Patrick Parish in LaSalle, whose historic church is pictured here.

Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka has been praying for the parishes of the Diocese of Peoria by name with the help of a prayer calendar he developed with Sister Linda Burkitt of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception — also known as the Heading Avenue Franciscans. In addition to the parishes, the calendar […]

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Brother Marion “Daniel” Sanchez, OSB, LaSalle native, dies unexpectedly at 29

Brother Marion Sanchez, OSB

LASALLE — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 22 at St. Patrick Church here for Brother Marion “Daniel” Sanchez, OSB, a LaSalle native who was a Benedictine Brother of St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama. Brother Marion died unexpectedly on Feb. 16 at the rectory of St. Mary Parish in Milaca, Minnesota. He […]

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Catholic Spirit Radio to mark decade of service in Bloomington-Normal, beyond

Catholic Spirit Radio — serving McLean, Livingston and Logan counties — will mark 10 years since its founding in Bloomington-Normal on March 9. The station is an affiliate of EWTN Global Catholic Radio, and the network will air a message about the anniversary throughout the day. According to a station history compiled for the anniversary, […]

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Catching up with the Peoria Diocese Chapter’s 2020 Night of Knights honorees

One of the many events canceled in 2020 was the “Night of Knights” dinner. The annual event recognizes members of the Knights of Columbus from throughout the Diocese of Peoria for outstanding service to the organization as well as their parishes and communities. The Peoria Chapter of the Knights of Columbus invited The Catholic Post […]

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“Vaccines 101: The Catholic Perspective” is topic of free webinar Saturday morning

A medical assistant fills a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (CNS/Reuters)

“Vaccines 101: The Catholic Perspective” is the theme of a free online presentation to be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. The presenter will be Dr. Millea, co-founder and current president of the St. Thomas Aquinas Guild of the Quad Cities, a chartered guild of the Catholic Medical Association. The webinar, which seeks […]

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A slight change is coming soon to the opening prayer priests offer at Mass

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, offers a prayer during a Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, people will notice a slight change to the opening prayer at Mass that is intended to bring the English translation into greater alignment with the Latin text and correct the focus of the prayer. “The prayer begins, ‘We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ.’ That makes it clear we’re praying […]

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Lenten Stations at Peoria church link injustices inflicted on Jesus, others today

"The Injustice in Justice" is the theme of the Friday Stations of the Cross this Lent at Holy Family Church in Peoria. (Art by Jim Matarelli)

Jesus’ journey to Golgotha will play out in a very different way this Lent as Holy Family Parish in Peoria looks at “The Injustice in Justice” during its Friday Stations of the Cross. Those begin this Friday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. Father Paul Joseph Langevin, OFM Conv., pastor, and Ron Budzinski, who helped to […]

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Cathedral to host Rite of Election, Call to Continuing Conversion Feb. 20, 21

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, greets Donald Kotsikpa, a catechumen from Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Silvis during last year's Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. Facilitating the introduction is Deacon Al Angelo. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

In what may be one of the most normal signs of Catholic life in the Diocese of Peoria after a difficult year, those who are preparing to celebrate the Easter sacraments will gather at St. Mary’s Cathedral for the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion next weekend, the first weekend in Lent. Bishop […]

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‘Virtual’ March for Life still a special experience for Peoria Notre Dame group

Some members of the Peoria Notre Dame Teens for Life group take a turn walking on the school track on Jan. 29 in solidarity with those at the national March for Life in Washington, D.C., and local observances around the nation. (Provided photo)

Owen Lynch had made three pilgrimages to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., and the senior at Peoria Notre Dame doubted a virtual experience in the high school gym could measure up. He was proven wrong. “It’s not what we hoped for, but I think this has been as special, if not more special, […]

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Bloomington sixth-grader Bryce Smeltzer already shows a big heart for service

With a donation from an out-of-school sponsor, Bryce Smeltzer was able to buy enough stockings and small gifts for 100 residents at a nearby retirement community so they would know they were not forgotten at Christmas. Helping were parents Michael and Shannon Smeltzer and younger brother Lucas. (Provided photo)

BLOOMINGTON — When Bryce Smeltzer gets bored he doesn’t look for trouble. He gets creative. Good thing, too. A burst of creativity last fall enabled the Corpus Christi sixth-grader to provide 100 stockings filled with small gifts for the residents at Westminster Village, a retirement community just across the street from the Bloomington school. The […]

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