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Faith journey continues for candidates, catechumens at Rite of Election liturgies

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, greets Tony Raya from St. Mary in Moline, who will be received into the full communion of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. Presenting him is Father Antonio Dittmer, pastor. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Judy Garmon of St. Mary Parish in Hampton couldn’t stop gazing up at the ceiling of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. “It looks like the heavens,” she said, asking about the symbols painted among the stars. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, smiled broadly as he saw Garmon and 285 other people who are preparing to […]

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Bishop Jenky leads prayers that ‘Gospel of Life with have victory in our time’

As the Mass for the Legal Protection of the Unborn began Jan. 25, a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the unborn, was carried down the main aisle of St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria by Aaron Rapp of St. Joseph Catholic Newman Center in Peoria, and Kevin Ellis, Will Gustafson and Sam Menacher of St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center in Normal. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

In the midst of all the activity that surrounds the anniversary of Roe v. Wade each January, respect life advocates took time to pray quietly before the Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria and ask God for healing, forgiveness and the legal protection of unborn children. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, celebrated Mass […]

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Anticipation of Easter joy evident as hundreds open Lent with Rite of Election

Sue Calderon reaches out to shake Bishop Jenky's hand after she and Father Paul Carlson of the LaSalle Catholic Community presented Matthew Franklin at the Rite of Election Feb. 18 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. Franklin will be received into the full communion of the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil on March 31. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Even as Lent was beginning, the anticipation of Easter joy could be seen in the faces of the 177 men, women and children who were presented to Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, at the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion on Feb. 18, the First Sunday of Lent, at St. Mary’s Cathedral. […]

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‘Gospel of Life will always win,’ bishop tells pro-life advocates at cathedral

A statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, long a symbol of the pro-life movement, is carried into St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria by (clockwise from left) Michael Powers, Chase Stevens (unseen), Josh Martel and Michael Dickey of the St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center in Normal as the Mass and Eucharistic Adoration for the Unborn begins Jan. 24. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

In word, song and an extended period of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, pro-life advocates joined Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria to lift up human life and dignity and gather the strength they needed to keep doing it. As he greeted them before Mass on Jan. 24, Bishop Jenky […]

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Cathedral hosts Red Mass for those in legal profession, civil service

Jaron Bromm, an attorney for Caterpillar Inc., proclaims the second reading at the Diocesan Red Mass on Oct. 15 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Red is the color traditionally associated with the Holy Spirit and the Spirit’s guidance for civil servants, elected leaders and public officials, especially those in the legal profession, was sought more than once at the Diocesan Red Mass last Sunday. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, was the celebrant for the annual liturgy at St. Mary’s […]

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Jubilee Year of Mercy concludes with closing of Holy Doors around diocese

Msgr. Stanley Deptula, rector of St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria, uses a gavel to knock three times on the Holy Door there, ritually sealing it "until the next Jubilee." With this action, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, brought the Jubilee Year of Mercy to an end in the Diocese of Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

  Commanding the rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Msgr. Stanley Deptula, to seal the Holy Door there, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, brought to a close the Jubilee Year of Mercy in the Diocese of Peoria. Walking to the main interior door of the cathedral, Msgr. Deptula used a gavel to knock on it three […]

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Hundreds begin St. Patrick’s Day at cathedral Mass with Bishop Jenky

Students from Peoria Notre Dame High School carry a relic of St. Patrick into St. Mary's Cathedral at the start of the annual St. Patrick's Day Mass celebrated by Bishop Jenky. Truman Ralph is in the foreground, Andrew Winschel is to his left, Luke Shadid is in back and hidden in back is Luc Jackson. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

St. Patrick’s Day is “a festival of faith,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, reminded hundreds of Catholics who began the feast by joining him for an 8 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. “It is a day when we remember and give thanks for a heroic missionary and for Catholic tradition in Ireland,” […]

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