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St. Mary Parish in Peru to celebrate its 150th anniversary with Aug. 6 Mass, dinner

Among those organizing events commemorating the 150th anniversary of St. Mary Parish in Peru are, from left, Dick Nowatka, Jo Marie Duncan, Sandy Nowatka, Joyce Koontz, Bill Dekowski, Mary Suarez, Bob Suarez, Bonnie Pikula, Stan Pikula and Lois Carroll. (Provided photo)

PERU — Established in 1867, St. Mary Parish is marking its 150th anniversary this year. To celebrate the occasion, parishioners are planning a Mass and dinner for Sunday, Aug. 6. Msgr. J. Brian Rejsek, pastor, will be the celebrant for the 10:30 a.m. liturgy at St. Mary, 1319 Sixth St. The anniversary dinner will follow […]

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St. Malachy, Geneseo, marking 150 years of parish life with Mass, statue blessing Oct. 9

St. Malachy Church and School in Geneseo.

GENESEO — Even before the Diocese of Peoria was established in 1877, the Catholic faith was blooming in Beautiful Valley, the Indian name for Geneseo. On Sunday, Oct. 9, members of St. Malachy Parish here will celebrate 150 years of prayer and good works with a Mass at 10:30 a.m. During the liturgy, a statue […]

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