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Scouts’ service, accomplishments, faith are recognized at annual diocesan Mass

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, presents the Ad Altare Dei emblem to Joey Leffers of Bloomington, a member of Troop 20 at Epiphany Parish, Normal. Leffers was one of dozens of Catholic Scouts or American Heritage Girls who earned religious emblems in the last year. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

On a day when Scouts from around the Diocese of Peoria gathered to celebrate their accomplishments, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, encouraged them to use their new skills well and often. “In Scouting you are taught to be of service in this world, to make this world a better place, and you all do it […]

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‘The heart of Scouting is to really be like Jesus,’ says bishop at recognition Mass

Mitchell Goddard, Julian Sturm and Bear Gangloff of Pack 28 from St. Thomas the Apostle in Peoria Heights, receive the Parvuli Dei emblem from Bishop Jenky during the Diocesan Scout Mass on Feb. 11 at St. Mary Cathedral in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Scouting gives young people valuable skills to navigate life, including camping out and tying knots, but those aren’t the most important things, according to Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. “Most of all in Scouting, you learn how to be givers, you learn how to help one another, you learn to meet needs when you encounter […]

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38 awarded religious emblems, honors at diocesan Scout and AHG Mass

Bishop Jenky and Father Harris lead applause for adult Scout honorees Jennifer DeWitt, left, of Sacred Heart, Moline, who was awarded the Bronze Pelican, and Patricia Scott of Christ the King, Moline, and Paul Harris of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria, who received the St. George Emblem. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Little things done for others mean a lot to God, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, told Catholic Cub, Boy and Girl Scouts from around the Diocese of Peoria who helped fill St. Mary’s Cathedral on Feb. 7 for the annual Scout and American Heritage Girls Mass. At the conclusion of the Mass, the bishop presented […]

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