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Mass, dinner to celebrate centennial of St. Anthony Church, Atkinson, on June 17

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at 4 p.m. marking 100 years since the dedication of St. Anthony Church in Atkinson.

ATKINSON — When a fire destroyed their church in 1916, the members of St. Anthony Parish immediately got to work to erect a new place of worship. It was dedicated 100 years ago and the current parishioners will celebrate that milestone with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 17. Joining them […]

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Sisters from Colona, Atkinson parishes carry on family tradition of service

Marian Mitchell (left) of St. Patrick in Colona, and Verna May of St. Anthony in Atkinson are sisters who were among the volunteers honored by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women this year. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is a snapshot of two of the 45 volunteers honored by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women during its annual Volunteer Appreciation Mass and Luncheon on April 14.  Click here for a story on the event and a complete list of honorees. Ever since she retired, Marian Mitchell of St. Patrick […]

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