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Peoria Cursillo relocating offices to former convent; weekends resume in fall

The former Holy Family Convent on Wagner Lane in Peoria will be home to Peoria Cursillo and Teens Encounter Christ offices. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Peoria Cursillo has announced that the former convent at Holy Family Parish in Peoria will be the new home for its offices, palanca chapel, and team formation. “Holy Family Parish has graciously welcomed us to make ourselves at home and to bring new life to this building” on Wagner Lane, said Dave Templin, lay director […]

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Chris McGraw to become principal of Bloomington Central Catholic July 1

Chris McGraw

BLOOMINGTON — Central Catholic High School will embark on a new chapter in its history when Chris McGraw becomes its next principal. His appointment is effective July 1, when current principal Sean Foster begins his new role as Central Catholic’s president. “Chris brings vast experience, gifts of leadership and passion for his faith,” Foster said. […]

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Quad Cities Catholic Radio’s new 98-foot tower in cross shape to be blessed May 20

KTJT-LP's new radio tower is seen with Sacred Heart Cathedral of Davenport in the background. (Provided photo)

DAVENPORT, Iowa — A 98-foot broadcast tower in the shape of a cross has been erected on property just east of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport. The tower will serve KTJT-LP, Quad Cities Catholic Radio. It will be blessed by Davenport Bishop Thomas Zinkula following a 5:30 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Friday, […]

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Public invited to blessing of new Marian grotto on May 8 at Peoria Notre Dame

The statue of Mary in the new "Fountain of Grace Grotto" at Peoria Notre Dame High School. The grotto will be blessed in ceremonies that include a rosary procession at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. (Provided photo)

Peoria Notre Dame High School will soon have another place of prayer on campus — a Marian grotto, which is being constructed near the library patio. It will be blessed on Sunday, May 8, at 2 p.m. The public is invited. In addition to the blessing, the ceremony will include a rosary procession and reconsecration […]

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‘Man of the Shroud’ touring exhibit at Holy Trinity, Bloomington, May 6-8

This collage of the "Man of the Shroud" touring exhibit is from the website kolbeshrine.org/shroud.

BLOOMINGTON — The “Man of the Shroud” touring exhibit will make a stop at Holy Trinity Church, 106 W. Chestnut St., from Friday, May 6, through Sunday, May 8. It is made available by the Conventual Franciscans of Marytown, the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe. Exhibit hours at Holy Trinity are: May 6, 5-8 […]

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St. Nick’s Closet a collaboration between Catholic Charities and OSF in Danville

Father Deusdedit Byomuhangi, manager of pastoral care at OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville, holds one of the bags ready for distribution to a needy family through the St. Nick's Closet program, a collaboration between Catholic Charities and OSF HealthCare. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

DANVILLE — While the OSF Care-a-Van makes medical care mobile (see related story), a new collaboration between Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria and OSF HealthCare is bringing a mobile ministry indoors. More than two years after Catholic Charities launched the St. Nicholas Charity on Wheels program — in which a van delivers supplies […]

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Deacon William Gray, former diocesan rural life director, dies; funeral is April 9

Deacon William Gray

HAMILTON — A funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Nauvoo for Deacon William Joseph “Bill” Gray, 83, of Hamilton. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Hamilton. Deacon Gray died on Monday, April 4, 2022, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Visitation is planned […]

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Men’s March and Mass to return April 30 after two-year COVID-19 absence

A scene from the 2019 "A Call to Catholic Men of Faith." All men of the diocese are invited to take part in the 2022 Men's March and Mass in Peoria on Saturday morning, April 30. (The Catholic Post file photo/Tom Dermody)

UPDATE — Because thunderstorms are in the forecast for Saturday morning, the men will gather at the Spalding Pastoral Center, 419 N.E. Madison Ave. in Peoria, for confessions and the pre-march rally beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Mass with Bishop Tylka and the lunch to follow at the pastoral center will continue as scheduled. Catholic […]

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Divine Mercy Lenten Day of Reflection explores redemptive suffering, hope

Sister Faustina Thomas, OP, one the speakers at the Divine Mercy Lenten Day of Reflection, catches up with (from left) Peggy Shane, Jessica Shane and Pat Franzoni of St. Jude in Peoria, during a break. She offered a reflection on Divine Mercy. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Suffering is not something we seek, but it offers an invitation to surrender to God and trust in his infinite love for us, Father John Verrier told more than 200 people who gathered at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria for a Divine Mercy Lenten Day of Reflection. “The cross and suffering is the way […]

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Public is invited to join Bishop Tylka, priests of diocese at Chrism Mass April 12

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, April 12. (The Catholic Post file photo/Jennifer Willems)

Bishop Louis Tylka will gather with the priests of the Diocese of Peoria for the Chrism Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Tuesday, April 12. It will begin at 1 p.m. At this Mass, traditionally celebrated during Holy Week, the priests and bishop will renew the promises they made at their priestly ordination. It takes […]

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