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Parish, school leaders are challenged to know, share the ‘why’ behind all they do

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, welcomes 140 people from around the Diocese of Peoria to a stewardship and evangelization conference at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria on March 5. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Why do our Catholic parishes and schools exist? There are many answers to that question, but the one that encompasses them all takes only three words, a gathering of parish and school leaders from around the Diocese of Peoria was told on March 5. “To make disciples,” is the answer suggested by Katie Herzing, the […]

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Diocese plans multi-ministry stewardship, evangelization conference on March 5

“Working from Why” is the theme of a stewardship and evangelization conference to be offered by the Diocese of Peoria on Thursday, March 5, at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. The conference, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., replaces the diocese’s biennial development and stewardship conferences and expands the invitation to a […]

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Children’s ADA to support Totus Tuus, Emmaus Days, Priests Pedaling for Prayers

The sight of three bicycling young priests energized school communities around the Diocese of Peoria the last two springs. This year, young Catholics will have a chance to support the Priests Pedaling for Prayers in a new way even before the ride begins. The pedaling priests are one of three vocations programs that will benefit […]

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Annual Diocesan Appeal opens April 6-7; video to be shown at all parish Masses

This year's theme and poster image for the Annual Diocesan Appeal are inspired by the Gospel story of Jesus' multiplication of the loaves and fishes to feed 5,000.

Gifts to the 2019 Annual Diocesan Appeal — which opens in parishes across the Diocese of Peoria next weekend, April 6-7 — will not only transform the lives of people the donors may never meet, but they may do the same for someone very close to home: The givers themselves. So says Bishop Daniel R. […]

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