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Alleman teacher marks 50 years in Catholic education

ROCK ISLAND — It wasn’t a rock star that brought the students from Alleman High School to their feet for boisterous cheers and applause at the end of a Catholic Schools Week Mass on Jan. 26, although it was obvious that they think Deacon Philip Sailer rocks. Their joyful tribute was part of the celebration […]

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NCEA recognizes Washington principal

WASHINGTON — If Dr. Sharon Weiss had her way, the stage would be very, very crowded when she accepts the National Catholic Educational Association’s Distinguished Principal Award in April. “I did a lot of studying in my doctorate on shared leadership and I believe in that concept. We all do this together,” Dr. Weiss said […]

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Galesburg series invites young adults

GALESBURG — Catholic young adults in the Diocese of Peoria will get an opportunity to “tap into something more” when three Theology on Tap talks are presented at a Galesburg restaurant and bar next month. The new series, offered free of charge and open to the public, will feature talks on the subjects of life […]

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Valentine Date Night planned for Feb. 14

Married couples from throughout the Diocese of Peoria are invited to celebrate marriage at a Mass with Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, followed by a candle-lit night of wine and romance together on St. Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14. Bishop Jenky will celebrate the annual Diocesan Marriage Mass — and lead couples present in a […]

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Clergy appointments

Father Alfonso Espino Garcia to parochial vicar, St. Anne’s Parish and St. Mary’s Parish, East Moline, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Silvis Father Joseph Hogan, while remaining pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish, Urbana, to administrator, St. Lawrence Parish, Penfield, and St. Charles Borromeo Mission, Homer Father Stanislaus Mutajwaha, from parochial vicar, St. Patrick’s Parish, […]

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250 teens to join Bishop Jenky in D.C.

Every year since Jan. 22, 1973, when the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion through the Roe vs. Wade decision, hundreds of thousands of people from across the country have participated in a “March for Life” in Washington, D.C. Among them this year will be nearly 250 Catholic high school students from the Diocese of […]

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Bishop to join March for Life throng

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will join hundreds of representatives from the Diocese of Peoria and tens of thousands of other participants at the national March for Life and supporting events this week in Washington, D.C. “This year especially, I thought it was necessary to witness in Washington, D.C., to the Gospel of Life,” Bishop […]

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Life rally here set on historic day

The presidential inauguration will be on the minds of many this Tuesday, including those attending that evening’s Sanctity of Human Life Rally in downtown Peoria. Derrick Jones, communications director for the National Right to Life Committee, will be the featured speaker at the rally, where he will talk about what President Barack Obama’s election portends […]

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Looking for a few good kids . . .

GALESBURG — Mr. Marcos Sanchez is just looking for a few good kids — about 30, actually. That’s how many young people he hopes will attend next month’s first “Boot Camp” in Galesburg of the newly forming Spoon River Valley Company of the Young Marines, a national youth organization dedicated to teaching the best values […]

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Women’s dignity, prayer focuses of event Feb. 28

The Bishop’s Commission on Women in the Church and in Society invites women across central Illinois to begin their Lenten journey at a day of recollection on Saturday, Feb. 28. The day will begin at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria with the sacrament of reconciliation, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the […]

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