Celebrating 25th anniversary priestly jubiliarians May 29

Continuing with the Diocese of Peoria’s annual jubiliarian recognitions, May 29 marks 25 years of priesthood for Father Charles Klamut, and Father Robert Rayson. Father Charles Klamut The call to priesthood is unique for each. For Father Charles Klamut, his calling came while reading “Les Miserables” the summer before his junior year of college. His […]

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Diocese of Peoria clergy appointments Jan. — May, 2024

These appointments are effective at noon on Wednesday, July 1, 2024 Priests take Senior Status Monsignor Thomas Mack, from pastor emeritus, Immaculate Conception, Monmouth and St. Patrick, Raritan, to senior status.  Father Michael Menner, from pastor, St. Lawrence, Penfield and St. Charles Borromeo, Homer, to senior status. ——————————————————————————————————————————- These appointments are effective at noon on Wednesday, […]

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Transitional deacons ordained: joyful witnesses to Christ

Newly-ordained Deacon Francis Strong is assisted in the vesting of his dalmatic (deacon’s robe) by Father Paul Carlson, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Oglesby at the transitional diaconate ordination May 18 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. The Catholic Post Online/Paul Thomas Moore

“God knows, we need you.” That was the core message delivered by Bishop Louis Tylka to the three new transitional deacons — and by extension to everyone in the diocese — at St. Mary’s Cathedral on May 18. In his homily at the ordination Mass for transitional deacons Ben Schoonmaker, Francis Strong and Jack Watt, […]

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Sister Judith Ann Duvall, OSF, celebrates 60th anniversary

Sister Judith Ann Duvall, OSF, major superior to the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, processes from the OSF motherhouse chapel at the conclusion of the Mass for her 60th anniversary jubilee celebration. Behind her is Sister Agnes Joseph, OSF, assistant major superior, and following to her right is Father Patrick Henehan, pastor of St. Jude Parish, Peoria, and diocesan vocation director of formation. To her left is Father Timothy Hepner, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Monmouth. Photo: Mary Louise Moore

EAST PEORIA — “Sister Judith Ann is a good sister who has embodied the gospel.” These were the words spoken about Sister Judith Ann Duvall, OSF, by Bishop Louis Tylka, diocese of Peoria, during the Mass celebrating her 60th anniversary as a Sister of the Third Order of St. Francis. The Mass and jubilee celebration […]

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Graduation Masses, ceremonies begin for 410 seniors at catholic schools in diocese

Graduation ceremonies are scheduled for the eight Catholic high schools and academies in the Diocese of Peoria from May 17 to 26, with diplomas being awarded to 410 seniors. The High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign, will hold its Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 17, at 5 p.m. at St. John’s Newman Center. The […]

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“Well-done” Philo steak dinner fundraiser a “rare” success

The Catholic Charities Community Advisory Board of Champaign and Piatt Counties held their annual steak dinner fundraiser at Philo Tavern in Philo on April 28th. St. Thomas More students helped to serve 130 guests and net proceeds to Catholic Charities totaled $3,800. From left are Renee Mullen (mom to Natasha), Hadassah, Rina, Natasha, Indiana, Miles, […]

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Three await ordination as transitional deacons on Saturday, May 18

Three seminarians of the Diocese of Peoria will make one of the biggest transitions of their lives as they move one step closer to the priesthood through ordination as transitional deacons on Saturday, May 18, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. The Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. by Bishop Louis Tylka. As the […]

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