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Diocesan Council of Catholic Women convenes via Zoom, installs officers

In this screenshot from the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women's virtual convention on Oct. 10, keynote speaker Judy Hehr talks about the paradox of the cross and says that when we forget that we are called to be Christ and see Christ in one another, what we do is in vain.

As COVID-19 has continued to linger as a health concern, many organizations wondered what to do about annual events. Some, like the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, lost their venue when parishes had to limit gatherings due to safety precautions. That didn’t stop the PDCCW, however. The board decided to switch to a virtual […]

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OSF HealthCare opens new medical office facilities in Champaign and Chillicothe

Father Deusdedit Byomuhangi blesses the new OSF Medical Group Primary Care facility at Union Square in Champaign during ceremonies on Oct. 12. Father Deus is chaplain of OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville. (Provided photo/OSF HealthCare)

Blessing and ribbon cutting ceremonies were recently celebrated at newly opened OSF HealthCare medical office complexes in Champaign and Chillicothe. In Champaign, a new primary care office has been opened at Union Square, 1712 W. Springfield Ave. The location has seven exam rooms, a procedure room, lab and x-ray services, an exam room for rehabilitation […]

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Bishop Tylka meets student leadership during visit to St. Joseph Newman Center

Msgr. Brian Brownsey, chaplain and director of the St. Joseph Newman Center in Peoria, introduced Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka to student leadership teams at the end of a Mass with the Newman community at St. Mark Church on Oct. 18. Pictured are leaders of a campus evangelization movement called New Renaissance, which seeks to form and send students as disciples. The Bradley University students are, from left, Renée Samp, Lindsey Wetle, Thomas Shaw, Johnny Berlinger and Robert Pitts. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

On a night when Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka urged Catholic college students to give their lives to God, he met several who are finding ways to do just that at St. Joseph Newman Center at Bradley University in Peoria. Bishop Tylka was the celebrant of a 9 p.m. Mass at St. Mark Church on Sunday, […]

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Sister M. Sara Koch, OP, dies; served 36 years at St. Malachy Parish/School, Rantoul

Sister M. Sara Koch, OP

SPRINGFIELD — A private Mass of Resurrection will be offered on Oct. 20 at Sacred Heart Convent here for Sister M. Sara Koch, OP, who served for 36 of her 59 years of religious profession at St. Malachy Parish in Rantoul, including two different times as school principal. Sister Sara died suddenly on Oct. 18, […]

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The family of Archbishop Myers remembers the generosity, laughter of “Parent No. 3”

The siblings of Archbishop John J. Myers gathered for one last family photo at the entrance to the Bishops' Mausoleum at St. Mary's Cemetery in West Peoria on Oct. Sept. 30. They are (clockwise from left) Bill Myers, Loretta Malley, Larry Myers, Don Myers, Mary Didier and Elizabeth Myers. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Laughter frequently accompanies memories when the family of Archbishop John J. Myers talks about their brother John, Uncle John and “Bishop Uncle John.” There are a few other names for the late archbishop that are reserved to brothers and sisters only and won’t be shared here, although they are used lovingly and with great joy. […]

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Our Lady of Lourdes grotto is blessed at St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center

As Father Geoff Horton and Father Chase Hilgenbrinck look on, Coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka blesses the new grotto dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes at the St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center in Normal. His visit on Oct.11 included an outdoor Mass, "COVID-safe" brown bag lunch, and opportunity to meet the students, alumni and their parents. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

NORMAL — Our Lady of Lourdes has kept a loving eye on the students and staff of the St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center since long before it was known by that title. Now her presence can be felt in a new way. Over the summer a grotto in her honor was built in […]

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‘Post’ invites photos of recently deceased loved ones for 2020 All Souls Day video

This is a screenshot from The Catholic Post's 2020 All Souls Day memorial video.

The Catholic Post again invites photos of loved ones who died within the past year for inclusion in our annual All Souls Day memorial video. Photos will be included of those who have died since Sept. 1, 2019. They may be emailed to tdermody@cdop.org or mailed to The Catholic Post, PO Box 1722, Peoria IL 61656. […]

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