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Abide in Me high school youth retreat puts focus on the Eucharist Nov. 5-6

Registration for the fifth Abide in Me Youth Retreat is available online and due this Tuesday, Oct. 25.

GERMANTOWN HILLS — High school students are invited to spend 26 hours with Jesus as part of the Abide in Me eucharistic retreat planned for Saturday, Nov. 5, and Sunday, Nov. 6. It will be hosted by St. Mary of Lourdes Church, 424 Lourdes Church Road, where Father Eric Bolek, organizer, is the administrator. Mass, […]

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Hancock County Catholic parishes plan eucharistic mission with Fr. Spannagel

Father Luke Spannagel

The Catholic parishes of Hancock County are focusing on the Eucharist in the coming days with the help of Father Luke Spannagel, one of 58 priests chosen as preachers for the National Eucharistic Revival. The dates, topics and locations for the eucharistic mission are: Sunday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 125 […]

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Father Klamut puts new music to ancient texts on his latest CD project, ‘Psalms’

The CD cover of "Psalms," a newly released music project by Father Charles Klamut, pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Bartonville.

Many of the words are familiar. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts . . .  Create in me a clean heart, oh God . . .  The Lord is my shepherd . . .  But the accompanying music is fresh, composed and arranged by Father Charles Klamut and now being shared […]

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Prayerful farewell offered for Immaculate Conception, Spring Valley

Father Scott Potthoff, pastor of The Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Spring Valley, leads a prayer service outside the former Immaculate Conception Church on Oct. 1. The 105-year-old church has been closed since 2019 and the service helped former Immaculate Conception parishioners say goodbye as the church will either be sold or razed. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

SPRING VALLEY — Beneath mature sycamore trees near the church entrance, about 20 Catholics with their own deep roots at Immaculate Conception Church gathered to pray a farewell to the edifice that has been a symbol of faith in downtown Spring Valley for more than a century. “We give gratitude for the many blessings God […]

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Parishioners celebrate as ground blessed, broken for new St. Jude Church in Peoria

Accompanied by Ana Rodas, his master of ceremonies, and Father Daniel McShane, parochial vicar, Bishop Louis Tylka sprinkles holy water throughout what will be the sanctuary of the new St. Jude Church in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Just before he blessed the building site for the new St. Jude Church in Peoria, Bishop Louis Tylka said it was a proud day for parishioners and benefactors, “but also a proud day for your bishop.” “I do realize that this project furthers the entire mission of the parish whether it be through meeting spaces […]

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Funeral planned Oct. 12 for Sister Marya Dugard, OP, native of Peoria

Sister Marya Dugard, OP

SINSINAWA, Wis. — A funeral Mass was planned for Wednesday, Oct. 12, for Sister Marya Dugard, OP, at the Sinsinawa Dominican motherhouse. Burial was to follow in the motherhouse cemetery. Sister Marya died on Oct. 2, 2022, at St. Dominic Villa in Hazel Green, Wisconsin. She was 92. The daughter of Joseph and Anne (Pescetelli) […]

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Battle may be fierce, but God’s truth is stronger, respect life coordinators hear

Father William Miller, episcopal vicar for respect life for the Diocese of Peoria, talks with Jeanne Zhorne of Corpus Christi Church, and Lisa Lindstrom of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, both in Galesburg, at a gathering of parish respect life coordinators on Sept. 24. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

It was St. John Paul II who advised people not to focus on falsehoods, but the truth and that’s good advice for those who seek to defend life from conception until natural death, said Father William Miller, episcopal vicar for respect life for the Diocese of Peoria. “We need to study the real thing over […]

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St. Louis Parish in Princeton fills, opens the “Magi Baby Chest” for families in need

Msgr. James Kruse, pastor of St. Louis Parish in Princeton, is pictured with Jessica Murphy, director of the parish’s new Magi Baby Chest, and just some of the baby and toddler supplies already donated or purchased for the outreach located in the St. Louis Catechetical Center. It will open for the first time on the morning of Oct. 1, the start of Respect Life Month, and continue on the first Saturday of every month. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

PRINCETON — Christmas and Epiphany are months away, but members of St. Louis Parish are imitating the generosity of the three kings by supporting a new, parish-based baby/toddler supply center called the Magi Baby Chest. The pro-life social outreach, located in a remodeled room of the St. Louis Catechetical Center, will open to families in […]

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Respect Life Month events in diocese: cathedral Mass, Life Chains, festival

Life Chain participants in Galesburg hold signs as they pray in this Catholic Post file photo. Life Chains are among the events planned in the diocese during October, Respect Life Month. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

People of faith will not only have opportunities to stand up for life as Respect Life Month begins on Sunday, Oct. 2, but they are invited to join Bishop Louis Tylka for Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. He will also be the homilist at the 10:30 a.m. Respect Life Mass. Life Chains are […]

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