Fr. Thomas Shea dies at 80; remembered at funeral Mass as ‘advocate for the poor’

Father Thomas Shea

BLOOMINGTON — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 28 at St. Patrick Church of Merna here for Father Thomas S. Shea, 80, a former pastor of St. Paul Parish in Danville who spent his retirement years in his hometown of Bloomington. Father Shea died on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Heritage Health in […]

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Fr. Francis Oman, IC, dies at 87; funeral offered at Corpus Christi, Galesburg

Father Francis Oman, IC

GALESBURG — A funeral Mass was offered at Corpus Christi Church here on March 6 for Father Francis Mary Oman, IC, who served as pastor of the parish from 1969 to 1981. Father Oman, who was also pastor of Sacred Heart in Abingdon for 19 years and a former provincial superior of the Rosminian Fathers, […]

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Full text of funeral Mass homily for Father Johnjoseph DePorres Logan

Father Logan

Editor’s note: Following is the full text of the homily from the Feb. 15, 2016 funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Rock Island for Father Johnjoseph DePorres “Jerry” Logan. The homilist was Father Michael Schaab. Click here for Father Logan’s obituary. — When Father Logan and I were stationed together, it sometimes occurred on Saturdays that […]

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