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Diocese’s vicar general, 3 pastors are granted senior status effective June 13

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has granted senior status to (from left) Msgr. Paul Showalter, Msgr. Ernest Pizzamiglio, Father Carl LoPresti (upper right) and Father Robert Spilman. Msgr. Showalter, who has served as vicar general of the Diocese of Peoria for 14 years, was given the title vicar general emeritus.

Msgr. Paul Showalter, 77, vicar general of the Diocese of Peoria for 14 years and former pastor of parishes in Peoria, Rock Island, and Nauvoo, will move to senior status effective June 13. He has been granted the honorary title of vicar general emeritus by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, “as a sign of my […]

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Not really ‘retiring,’ Father Carl LoPresti will continue ministry among the sick

CHENOA — Father Carl LoPresti may be starting life as a senior priest of the Diocese of Peoria on June 13, but he doesn’t consider it to be retirement. “My plans are to live in Fairbury and continue my ministry among the sick, the shut-ins, people in hospitals and nursing homes, and perhaps even expand […]

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