Sister Mary Louise Hynd, OSF, longtime pastoral care chaplain, dies at 83

Sister Mary Louise Hynd, OSF

WEST PEORIA — A Mass of Christian Burial is planned for Friday, June 2, for Sister Mary Louise Hynd, OSF. It will be celebrated by Msgr. Michael Bliss at 9 a.m. in the chapel of Immaculate Conception Convent, 2408 W. Heading Ave. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, also in West Peoria. A visitation […]

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Eight priests celebrating birthdays in June

They were inadvertently left out of the May 28 issue of The Catholic Post, but not from our wishes for a wonderful new year of life. Many happy returns to: Father Paul Meismer (June 7); Father Scott Archer (June 8); Father Stephen McKinley, OFM Conv. (June 11); Father Robert Hoffmann (June 14); Msgr. Steven Rohlfs […]

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Charismatic Pentecost Mass planned in Morton for May 28

A stained glass window at St. Mary Church in Luxemburg, Wisconsin, depicts the Holy Spirit descending upon the Apostles at Pentecost. (OSV News photo/Sam Lucero)

MORTON — Blessed Sacrament Church, 1020 S. First Ave., will host a Charismatic Pentecost Mass on Sunday, May 28, at 4 p.m. Praise and worship will begin at 3 p.m. and continue until Mass starts. There will be an opportunity to be prayed over after Mass. A potluck will follow and everyone is encouraged to […]

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Graduation Masses, ceremonies begin for 449 seniors at Catholic schools in diocese

Six of the eight Catholic high schools and academies in the Diocese of Peoria will have their graduation exercises this weekend. The valedictorians and salutatorians will be featured in the June 11 issue of The Catholic Post.

Graduation ceremonies have been scheduled for the eight Catholic high schools and academies in the Diocese of Peoria from May 19 to 28, with diplomas being awarded to 449 seniors. The busiest weekend for graduation events this year is May 19-21. In Champaign, the 59 seniors of The High School of Saint Thomas More will gather for […]

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PDCCW recognizes 43 women for their service to 27 parishes around the diocese

The Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women honored 43 women for their volunteer service to their parishes on April 26. The day began with Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria and included a photo with Bishop Louis Tylka. A luncheon followed at the Spalding Pastoral Center. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Wiillems)

In a day filled with thanksgiving, the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women recognized 43 women for outstanding service to their parishes, bid a fond farewell to Msgr. Dale Wellman, their longtime spiritual adviser, and welcomed his successor, Deacon Ed Mallow Jr. It all started with the ultimate sacrament of thanksgiving, the Eucharist, at a […]

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Sheen birthday broadcast carries on despite power outage at pastoral center

Bishop Louis Tylka is interviewed by Covenant Radio host Adam Wright, who broadcast live from the Fulton J. Sheen Museum May 8 in honor of Venerable Fulton Sheen's birthday. (The Catholic Post/Paul Thomas Moore)

By Paul Thomas Moore Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen would have been right at home on Monday, May 8, when an hour of live radio was broadcast in honor of his birthday from the Fulton J. Sheen Museum in the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. A little drama transpired the night before when a storm knocked […]

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Funeral planned April 24 for Deacon Gary L. Schultz, 75, of Farmington

Deacon Gary L. Schultz

FARMINGTON — A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 24, at St. Matthew Church here for Deacon Gary L. Schultz, a member of the Diocese of Peoria’s eighth class of permanent deacons. Msgr. Timothy Nolan will preside at the 11 a.m. liturgy. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Farmington. A visitation […]

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Catholic Charismatic day of renewal planned for April 22 in Peoria

Deacon Kevin Zeeb

“I Am Waiting for You, Come!” is the theme for a Catholic Charismatic Renewal day of renewal planned for Saturday, April 22, at the Spalding Pastoral Center, 419 N.E. Madison Ave., in Peoria. It will begin with registration at 9 a.m. and end with prayer at 3:30 p.m. The speakers will be Deacon Kevin Zeeb […]

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Baby Food Project marks 50 years of supporting life, with help from students

Seventh-graders from St. Patrick School in Washington deliver baby food and formula to the St. Gianna Baby Pantry of Catholic Charities in Peoria as part of the 50th annual Baby Food Project on March 31. With them is Kay Grillot, president of Tazewell County Right to Life. (The Catholic Post/Paul Thomas Moore)

All concerned were feeling blessed as they participated in the 50th Annual Tazewell County Right to Life Baby Food Project in support of pregnant women and their children on March 31. Chris Kapraun’s seventh grade class from St. Patrick School in Washington had a chance to present the baby food they had collected personally to […]

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