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Text of the homily at the funeral Mass at St. Anne, East Moline, for Fr. Bruce Lopez

Father Bruce D. Lopez

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Catholic Post publishes excerpts from the homilies given at funeral Masses for priests of the Diocese of Peoria when they are available. Following is the homily from the June 13 funeral Mass at St. Anne Church in East Moline for Father Bruce Lopez. (See obituary here.) The homilist was Father Joel Phelps, […]

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There is ‘space for God’ in new chapel, hearts at St. Malachy School, Rantoul

Father Joel Phelps blesses St. Malachy School in Rantoul and its students, faculty, and staff after dedicating its new chapel room in this 2018 file photo. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

RANTOUL — Prayer is part of what makes any Catholic school special and as Catholic Schools Week began, St. Malachy School made certain it always would be by blessing its new chapel room. The patron for the new space is St. Peregrine. During the ceremony, which took the students and teachers throughout the building as […]

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