Avon woman finds what she was looking for as she is baptized at Easter Vigil

Father Jacob Rose lights the paschal candle, held by Deacon Robert Rodriguez, with a flame taken from the new fire built outside St. Patrick Church in Galesburg. Looking on is Father William Miller, pastor, who blessed the candle as part of the Service of Light at the Easter Vigil April 20. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

GALESBURG — In the waters of baptism, Max and Owen De Smit received a new life in Christ last spring, and at the Easter Vigil on April 20, their mother Hannah joined them. She was one of two people baptized at the Holy Saturday liturgy at St. Patrick Church here, and one of nine received […]

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Father, son in Lincoln among 163 in diocese baptized during Easter Vigil

After years of searching for answers, Matt Bidwell's journey of faith brought him to the font at Holy Family Church in Lincoln, where he was baptized by Father Jeffrey Laible at the Easter Vigil on April 15. His son Roman, who was baptized next, looks on at right. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

LINCOLN — Matthew Bidwell finds it difficult to talk about himself, but there was no need for words after his baptism during the Easter Vigil at Holy Family Church last Saturday night. The smile on his face said it all. It soon communicated itself to his son Roman, who was the next to have holy […]

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