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Moline’s ‘Mr. Thanksgiving’ named local hero

Many people already consider Deacon Robert Vogelbaugh of Sacred Heart Parish in Moline to be a hero for his work to provide meals to more than 2,000 people every Thanksgiving. Maxwell House Coffee and American Profile Magazine made it official, however, by naming him the grand prize winner in their “Local Heroes” Contest. The recognition […]

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‘Post’ relocating to new pastoral center

This is the final issue of The Catholic Post to be produced out of our “home” office for six decades at 409 N.E. Monroe. Next week we will have a new address and phone number. After deadline on Wednesday, our offices were to join those of other diocesan ministries relocating to the new Spalding Pastoral […]

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Confirmation class aids India’s tsunami recovery

SILVIS — Five families in India whose homes were destroyed by the massive tsunami of December 2004 will get new homes, thanks to the faithful work of nine teenagers from Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Silvis. Those teens are the members of their parish’s confirmation class that raised $1,500 during the past year as […]

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250 Nativity displays coming to Galesburg parish open house

GALESBURG — Christmas shopping is the traditional way Americans spend the weekend after Thanksgiving, but the Altar Society at St. Patrick’s Parish is inviting people to try something different this year. The group is hosting a Nativity Open House on Saturday, Nov. 29, and Sunday, Nov. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the parish […]

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After harvest, an honor for Galesburg parish farm couple

CAMERON — Trying to arrange a meeting with a farmer who is working long hours and dodging rain storms to harvest a late corn crop is no easy task. What slowed Tom Deutsch down long enough for an interview was a long line at the local grain elevator. “The yield has been so good this […]

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Cleaning up litter is . . . S.M.A.R.T.

Think of them as a battalion of soldiers waging war on litter. They are the 87 students of “S.M.A.R.T. Kids” at St. Mark’s School in Peoria. The program — “St. Mark Against Random Trash” — began a year ago as a way to clean up and beautify the area around the school. All the students […]

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Darin and Molly prepare to say ‘I do’ on Saturday

GENESEO — Their journey to the altar started when Darin Ries asked Molly McKean to marry him through an ad in the pages of The Catholic Post and she said “yes.” This Saturday, they will stand up in front of their friends and family at St. John the Baptist Church in Bradford and say, “I […]

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Offices begin move to new pastoral center next week

Moving week has arrived! Nearly all central offices of the Diocese of Peoria will be closed Monday through Friday, Nov. 10-14, as files and furniture are transported from the Sheen Pastoral Center in Peoria and several outlying locations to the nearly completed Spalding Pastoral Center at 419 N.E. Madison Ave. The offices of The Catholic […]

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Insights on purgatory at All Souls Day Mass

Purgatory is a “state of healing” and prayers for the dead are a “powerful help for their journey” to heaven, said Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, at the Diocesan All Souls Day Mass on Sunday at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. The bishop shared several insights into purgatory during his homily, calling it “a means […]

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Co-directors named for Hispanic ministry

Two heads are better than one. That’s one of the main reasons Msgr. J. Brian Rejsek says he is pleased that Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has appointed him and Father Fredi Gomez Torres as co-directors of the diocesan Office of Hispanic Ministry. Another reason, Msgr. Rejsek told The Catholic Post, is that he and […]

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