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Christmas hymn, video witness to the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist

"Like Shepherds to the Stable" is a eucharistic-themed Christmas hymn composed by Tom Dermody, editor of The Catholic Post.

In his 2020 Festival Letter titled “The Real Presence,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky asked that all in the Diocese of Peoria “look for ways to reinforce our teaching and witness regarding the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist.” While The Catholic Post continues to do that with various columns and news […]

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Youths at diocese-wide Abide in Me retreat assured ‘God desired you. Period.’

Phil Lee, director of the diocesan Office of Divine Worship, places a monstrance holding the Blessed Sacrament atop a tower of candles during a period of adoration at the Abide in Me youth retreat held Nov. 1-3 at Corpus Christi Catholic School in Bloomington. Father Eric Bolek, parochial vicar of St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, and St. Mary, Downs, is at right. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

BLOOMINGTON — In this age of brief texts and tweets, Father Matthew Hoelscher had a four-word message for high school youth from across the Diocese of Peoria who spent last weekend on a retreat at Corpus Christi Catholic School here. “God desired you. Period,” he repeatedly emphasized during a homily on Nov. 2 at Abide […]

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Bishop Jenky releases 2020 Festival Letter early to teach on ‘The Real Presence’

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, elevates the Host during Mass at the 2018 Peoria Irish Fest. The Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the topic of his 19th Festival Letter to the Diocese of Peoria, released on Sept. 16. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Acknowledging that “for several generations” the Catholic Church has sometimes failed to effectively pass on even its core truths, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has called for all ministries of the Diocese of Peoria to be “intentionally centered” around the Real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. The bishop’s 2,100-word teaching document, titled “The […]

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Epiphany Parish in Normal to host Eucharistic Miracles exhibition Oct. 1-6

NORMAL — Epiphany Parish here will host “Eucharistic Miracles of the World,” a Vatican International Exhibition, from Tuesday, Oct. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 6. The exhibit — comprised of poster panels with descriptive texts and images — tells the stories of more than 120 church-recognized miracles involving the Eucharist from around the globe. The event […]

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First Communicants told sacrament brings Jesus even nearer than a hug

Dressed in her First Communion attire, 7-year-old Alemie Claire I. Cuizon joined cathedral cantor Rosa Beyer in leading the responsorial psalm during the Mass with First Communicants at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria on June 11. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

When we receive Jesus in Holy Communion, the Lord is as near to us as if we were with him in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago and he gave us a hug. That’s one message Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, shared with First Communicants and their families from around the Diocese of Peoria who joined him […]

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