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Rock Island Vicariate planning eucharistic revival ‘pilgrimage’ Aug. 19-24

Father Luke Spannagel

Grace will be flowing like a river from Aug. 19 to 24 when the parishes of the Rock Island Vicariate come together for a Eucharistic Revival. Leading them on the “R.I.V.E.R. pilgrimage” will be Father Luke Spannagel, one of more than 50 National Eucharistic Preachers. The idea for the vicariate gathering grew out of a […]

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Neponset native celebrating 60 years with Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton, Iowa

Sister Eileen Golby, OSF

Sister Eileen Golby, OSF, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton, Iowa, is observing her 60th anniversary of religious life this year. A native of Neponset, she entered the Franciscan community on Sept. 8, 1963. She received the name of Sister Mary Regina Ann, but later changed her name to Sister Eileen. […]

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Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula of Davenport, Iowa, appointed archbishop of Dubuque

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula of Davenport, Iowa, as the next Archbishop of Dubuque, Iowa. (OSV News photo/courtesy The Catholic Messenger)

WASHINGTON (OSV News) — Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula of Davenport, Iowa, as the next archbishop of Dubuque, Iowa. Archbishop-designate Zinkula’s installation Mass is scheduled for Oct. 18. The appointment was announced in Washington July 26 by Cardinal-designate Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the U.S. Archbishop-designate Zinkula was installed as the ninth […]

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Deacon Dennis J. Gillan dies; served Spring Valley parish, as well as Cursillo and TEC

Deacon Dennis Gillan

AMBOY — A Mass of Christian Burial is planned for Saturday, July 29, for Deacon Dennis J. Gillan at St. Anthony Church of The Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 510 Richard A. Mautino Drive, in Spring Valley. Father Scott Potthoff, pastor, will be the celebrant for the 10 a.m. liturgy. Burial will follow in the […]

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World Youth Day will be held in Portugal Aug. 1-6; Pope Francis is ready — are you?

Pope Francis speaks to young people in a video message released by the Vatican in preparation for World Youth Day, which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal. (CNS screengrab/Courtesy Holy See Press Office)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With a green light from his doctor, Pope Francis has assured young people that he will be with them in Portugal for World Youth Day despite having surgery in June. “Some think that because of the illness I won’t go, but the doctor told me that I can go, so I […]

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Filipino Catholics mark 25th anniversary of enthronement of Santo Niño de Cebu

The figure of Santo Niño de Cebu, which has been enthroned at St. Joseph Church in Peoria for 25 years, is carried in procession throughout the church by (clockwise from lower left) Richard Garcia, Roger Calisim, Jeff Kolar and Raymart Basco. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

The image of the Christ Child as Santo Niño de Cebu has been venerated at St. Joseph Church in Peoria for 25 years, but it is more than a local custom, according to Father William Miller, pastor. “It takes us back to the very beginnings of Christianity brought to the people of the Philippines – […]

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Catholic Charismatic Renewal conference is July 22 in Peoria

Mike Nolan

“I Have Loved You with an Everlasting Love” is the theme for the 37th annual Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference on Saturday, July 22. It will be held at the Spalding Pastoral Center, 419 N.E. Madison Ave., in Peoria. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with the conference starting at 9:15 a.m. The speaker will be Mike […]

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Sister Helen Carey, OSB, dies at 91; funeral will be July 6 at St. Mary Monastery

Sister Helen Carey, OSB

ROCK ISLAND — A Mass of Christian Burial is planned for Thursday, July 6, in the Chapel of St. Mary Monastery here for Sister Helen Carey, OSB. The liturgy will begin at 10 a.m. and be livestreamed through the Benedictine Sisters of St. Mary Monastery Facebook page. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. […]

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