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List of reconciliation services around the Diocese of Peoria as Holy Week nears

A penitent receiving absolution in the sacrament of reconciliation is portrayed in this photo illustration. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

The sacrament of reconciliation is being made available throughout the Diocese of Peoria during Lent, with most parishes adding times for individual confession for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. This is especially true on Wednesdays as part of the “Light of Mercy” initiative started at the request of Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. In addition, […]

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Full text of funeral Mass homily for Father Johnjoseph DePorres Logan

Father Logan

Editor’s note: Following is the full text of the homily from the Feb. 15, 2016 funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Rock Island for Father Johnjoseph DePorres “Jerry” Logan. The homilist was Father Michael Schaab. Click here for Father Logan’s obituary. — When Father Logan and I were stationed together, it sometimes occurred on Saturdays that […]

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Join ‘Post’ for a Holy Year of Mercy pilgrimage to Rome Oct. 21-27

Readers of The Catholic Post, and all interested persons, are invited to make a pilgrimage to Rome an unforgettable, grace-filled part of their observance of the Holy Year of Mercy. But time is running out to sign-up — the preliminary registration deadline is May 6.  The Catholic Post, in conjunction with the Collette travel company, […]

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Salesian “family” makes youth education, evangelization a priority

The Salesian family ministering in Champaign includes front row, from left) Father Bill Bucciferro, Father David Sajdak and Father Joseph Santa Bibiana, and second row, from left) Sister Mary Arciga, Sister Maryann Schaefer, Sister Theresa Samson, and Sister Loretta Dedomenicis. Provided photo)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a continuing series featuring religious communities and other forms of consecrated life around the Diocese of Peoria in honor of the Year of Consecrated Life. The celebration will run through Feb. 2, 2016, the World Day of Consecrated Life. SPECIAL TO THE CATHOLIC POST As Salesians we commit ourselves […]

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Author, evangelist Kelly draws crowd in Bloomington-Normal

NORMAL — “We have to decide how interested we are in keeping the next generation of Catholics Catholic,” says evangelist Matthew Kelly, indicating urgency in an Australian accent. The best-selling author and motivational speaker succeeded in keeping nearly 1,100 Catholics edge-of-their-pew interested at Epiphany Church in Normal on Oct. 24. In three evening presentations spiced […]

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4 ACE Teaching Fellows from Notre Dame embraced by schools

Luke Janicki and Maddie Basil, left, serve at St. Mark School in Peoria, while Jimmy Kelly and Patty Yorimoto are teaching at Peoria Notre Dame.

They have come to Peoria from different parts of the United States, with different gifts and different educational backgrounds, but four young teaching fellows from the University of Notre Dame have a common goal. Over the next two years they hope to follow Christ’s teaching example and be of service where the church needs them […]

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At Assembly Days, priests are urged to embrace pope’s vision

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend offers a blessing to priests of the Diocese of Peoria after his presentation at their Assembly Days on Oct. 27.

When Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades has a tough day at the office, he gets out of it. “Some days it can seem to be all bad news,” the bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, admitted to about 125 priests of the Diocese of Peoria who gathered Oct. 27 for the first of […]

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