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Two men from Canton correctional center baptized, welcomed to the ‘family’

Father Daniel Ebker pours water over Reed Catalano during the first of two baptisms on April 24 at the Illinois River Correctional Center in Canton. Assisting is Deacon Joe LaHood, coordinator of prison ministry for the Diocese of Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

CANTON – Surrounded by the love of God and the Catholic community of central Illinois, two men at the Illinois River Correctional Center were received into the Catholic Church on April 24. Father Daniel Ebker, pastor at St. Mary Parish in Canton, baptized and confirmed Reed Catalano and Willie Davis, who also received Communion during […]

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Diocesan Ultreya brings Cursillistas from five regional sites to St. Mary’s Cathedral

Reaching across the aisles of St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria, those who have made Cursillo around the diocese praise God during the Our Father at the Mass for the Diocesan Ultreya on Nov. 4. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Monthly gatherings with a reflection, Mass and plenty of time to socialize are a mainstay of the Cursillo experience, but there was nothing ordinary about the Diocesan Ultreya that filled St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria Nov. 4. Believed to be the first celebration of its kind, the Ultreya drew representatives from the Northwest Area Cursillo, […]

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