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Chrism Mass returns to Holy Week, but is by invitation only on March 30

The oils to be blessed for sacramental anointing at parishes around the Diocese of Peoria are pictured prior to the 2020 Chrism Mass. This year's Chrism Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

After being delayed until October in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Chrism Mass will return to Holy Week this year. It is scheduled for Tuesday, March 30, at 1 p.m. and will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. To maintain COVID-19 protocols, attendance is by invitation only. The liturgy will be livestreamed […]

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Site for OSF Cancer Center technology addition is blessed in Bloomington

Father Rogers Byambaasa, AJ, chaplain at OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, blesses the building site for the new TrueBeam Linear Accelerator at the OSF Cancer Center during groundbreaking ceremonies March 4. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

BLOOMINGTON — Cancer treatment options continue to expand on the campus of OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center here. On March 4, OSF HealthCare leaders blessed and broke ground for a major technology addition to the evolving OSF Cancer Center, located on the first floor of the OSF Center for Health at 210 St. Joseph […]

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Sister Denise Vrombaut, OSB, 87, dies; funeral Mass planned for March 5

Sister Denise Vrombaut, OSB, was a member of the Benedictine community at St. Mary Monastery in Rock Island for nearly 70 years. (Provided photo)

ROCK ISLAND – A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, March 5, for Sister Denise Vrombaut, OSB, a member of the Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Mary Monastery for nearly 70 years. Due to COVID-19 protocols, the 9:30 a.m. liturgy is private, but will be livestreamed from the monastery chapel. Burial […]

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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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