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Citing flu outbreak, Bishop Jenky suggests temporary changes in liturgy practices

EDITOR’S NOTE: Citing flu outbreak concerns being reported by area hospitals, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has suggested a series of temporary changes for liturgical practices in the Diocese of Peoria. ¬†Following is the full text of his letter sent to all parishes on Thursday, Jan. 16. — To the Pastors, Priests, Deacons, Religious, and […]

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Champaign girl will be 15th family member in First Communion dress tradition

Rose Ruedi adjusts the veil of the First Communion dress modeled by her granddaughter Anna Vasey. Anna will become the 15th member of the family to wear the dress when she makes her First Communion on April 16 at St. Matthew Church in Champaign. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

CHAMPAIGN — When they bought a First Communion dress for their granddaughter in 1962, Leopold and Rose Salato probably had no idea that it would be used more than once. It became a cherished family heirloom, however, and next weekend will be worn for the 15th time. That honor goes to their great-great-granddaughter, Anna Vasey, […]

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