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‘Inside Suzie’ were lessons now being shared in book by Ginny Pettit of Geneseo

Ginny Pettit of Geneseo holds a photo of her daughter, Suzie, as a teenager and the book she wrote, "Inside Suzie," about her daughter's early years as someone living with developmental delays. Even though she was unable to communicate, Suzie's love and smile spoke volumes to the people around her, Pettit said. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

GENESEO — No words are necessary to show love and Suzie Pettit excelled at that. While developmental delays left her unable to walk or talk, she taught everyone around her how to love well, too. Ginny Pettit has shared what her family and friends learned in a 28-page book, “Inside Suzie,” which was released by […]

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Threat, not directed at the school, leads to evacuation of St. Malachy in Geneseo

St. Malachy Church and School in Geneseo.

GENESEO — Students at St. Malachy School were evacuated to nearby Geneseo Middle School on Sept. 23, when a man threatened area businesses by saying he had a bomb in his car. Geneseo police stopped Michael L. Allan of Moline at the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Chicago Street, which was close enough to St. […]

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Geneseo parish hosting support group series for those divorced, separated

GENESEO — St. Malachy Parish is offering a support group for people who are separated and divorced that will meet on Monday evenings starting March 6 in the main conference room at the church, 595 E. Ogden Ave. “If you, or someone you know, is going through a divorce or separation, this group offers healing […]

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Be like living ‘Post-its’ reminding people of God’s love, says speaker at Geneseo event

Chris Ward encouraged those attending a recent Women at the Well dinner at St. Malachy Parish in Geneseo to be like living Post-it notes reminding others of God's love. (Provided photo)

GENESEO — Chris Ward can’t seem to live without Post-its, those colorful, sticky little sheets of paper that serve to remind us of all sorts of things. In fact, the counselor at Geneseo Middle School wants to be a living Post-it, and encourages others to be as well — constantly reminding people of God’s love […]

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Public Square Rosary Rallies planned on Saturday, Oct. 15, in six communities

(The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Public Square Rosary Rallies are being organized in several communities of the Diocese of Peoria on Saturday, Oct. 15, to pray for our nation and the conversion of sinners as Our Lady of Fatima requested. According to the organization America Needs Fatima, the rosary will be prayed at more than 16,000 public locations around the […]

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St. Malachy, Geneseo, marking 150 years of parish life with Mass, statue blessing Oct. 9

St. Malachy Church and School in Geneseo.

GENESEO — Even before the Diocese of Peoria was established in 1877, the Catholic faith was blooming in Beautiful Valley, the Indian name for Geneseo. On Sunday, Oct. 9, members of St. Malachy Parish here will celebrate 150 years of prayer and good works with a Mass at 10:30 a.m. During the liturgy, a statue […]

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Living Stations tradition continues Sunday night at St. Malachy in Geneseo

The cast of the Living Stations of the Cross rehearse a scene in the sanctuary of St. Malachy Church in Geneseo. The annual performance is scheduled for 8 p.m. this Sunday, March 13, in the church. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

GENESEO — Ryan Hartsock’s brother was Jesus. Now Ryan is Jesus. Rachel Sears’ brother was Jesus, too. Now Rachel is Mary. And so it goes in what has for decades been a Lenten tradition at St. Malachy Church in Geneseo — a dramatic portrayal of the Living Stations of the Cross presented by the parish’s […]

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