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Priests get directives on Mass, sacraments during this ‘difficult moment in history’

Priests of the Diocese of Peoria are shown at last May's Mass of Ordination for Father Daniel McShane at St. Mary's Cathedral. (The Catholic Post file/Tom Dermody)

“I suspect that we shall remember these times for the rest of our lives.” So wrote Msgr. Philip D. Halfacre, vicar general, in a letter to priests of the Diocese of Peoria after Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, suspended all Masses March 13 because of coronavirus concerns. The letter to priests included a series of […]

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Faith bond spans generations for Princeville grandfather and grandson

Bishop Jenky anoints Alex Butterfield of St. Mary of the Woods Parish in Princeville during a "cathedral confirmation" March 19 that drew 80 confirmands from 15 parishes. Standing behind Alex is his grandfather and sponsor, Roger Feucht. The two were baptized on the same day in 2003 during the Easter Vigil liturgy at the Princeville parish. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

PRINCEVILLE — As grandfather and grandson, Roger Feucht and Alex Butterfield share a love for Alaska, the outdoors and fishing. As brothers in Christ, they share a much deeper connection. Thirteen years ago, they were baptized at the Easter Vigil at St. Mary of the Woods Church here. They shared another special moment last Sunday, […]

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