‘Post’ releases 2019 All Souls Day memorial video featuring reader submitted photos

The Catholic Post's 2019 memorial video for All Souls Day includes 37 photos submitted by readers of loved ones who died within the past year. Providing musical background is the song "Dear God," written and sung by Catholic Post columnist Paul Thomas Moore.

Thirty-seven reader submitted photos of recently deceased loved ones from throughout the Diocese of Peoria are featured in a memorial video produced by The Catholic Post to assist in the observance of the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day) on Nov. 2. Providing musical background to this year’s video is the song […]

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Catholic high school valedictorians and salutatorians of Class of 2019 profiled

Following are brief biographies of the valedictorians and salutatorians at the seven Catholic high schools and academies in the Diocese of Peoria. We congratulate them and all Class of 2019 graduates. The top students were invited to answer two questions: 1) “How would you describe the advantages of attending a Catholic high school?” and 2) […]

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21 priests receive new assignments

Twenty-one priests are receiving new assignments in appointments made this month by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. Five parishes will welcome new pastors. At four other parishes, priests who have been serving as administrators have been named pastor. New chaplains have been named for three high schools — Peoria Notre Dame, The High School of […]

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Nearly 600 set to graduate from Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Peoria

Students from Central Catholic High School in Bloomington toss their caps after a graduation ceremony in this file photo.

Graduation ceremonies have been scheduled for the seven Catholic high schools and academies in the Diocese of Peoria on the following two weekends, with diplomas to be awarded to 588 seniors. Four schools will hold graduation events on Sunday, May 19. In Bloomington, the 79 seniors of Central Catholic High School will gather for a […]

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38 women honored for volunteerism, service at PDCCW Appreciation Luncheon

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, is surrounded by the women from around the Diocese of Peoria who were honored for their service by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women on April 26 in Peoria. "I really don't know what the diocese would do without all of you," he said at the Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral. Sitting far left is Kim Padan, PDCCW president. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Volunteerism is praiseworthy, but volunteerism in the church takes the concept of service to a whole new level and has “a special, special place in my heart,” Kim Padan, president of the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, said before honoring 38 women at the annual Appreciation Luncheon. “I know that all of us working […]

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Be ‘companions of Jesus,’ hundreds of Catholic men urged at march, Mass

A scene from the 2019 "A Call to Catholic Men of Faith." All men of the diocese are invited to take part in the 2022 Men's March and Mass in Peoria on Saturday morning, April 30. (The Catholic Post file photo/Tom Dermody)

Hundreds of Catholic men from throughout the Diocese of Peoria were challenged to be “companions of Jesus Christ” and servant-leaders in their families, parishes and workplaces at the 16th annual “A Call to Catholic Men of Faith” on April 27. “Whether somebody invited you here, or if you came on your own, God wants you […]

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Annual Diocesan Appeal opens April 6-7; video to be shown at all parish Masses

This year's theme and poster image for the Annual Diocesan Appeal are inspired by the Gospel story of Jesus' multiplication of the loaves and fishes to feed 5,000.

Gifts to the 2019 Annual Diocesan Appeal — which opens in parishes across the Diocese of Peoria next weekend, April 6-7 — will not only transform the lives of people the donors may never meet, but they may do the same for someone very close to home: The givers themselves. So says Bishop Daniel R. […]

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‘Fear of the Lord’ — 17th Festival Letter of the Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C.

AN INTRODUCTION: To the Clergy, Religious, and Faithful of the Diocese of Peoria: My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: “Fear of the Lord” may seem to be a somewhat unusual topic for a “Festival Letter,” but I have my reasons. It seems to me that reverence and awe before Almighty God is necessary for […]

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