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Jubilee Year of Mercy concludes with closing of Holy Doors around diocese

Msgr. Stanley Deptula, rector of St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria, uses a gavel to knock three times on the Holy Door there, ritually sealing it "until the next Jubilee." With this action, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, brought the Jubilee Year of Mercy to an end in the Diocese of Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

  Commanding the rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Msgr. Stanley Deptula, to seal the Holy Door there, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, brought to a close the Jubilee Year of Mercy in the Diocese of Peoria. Walking to the main interior door of the cathedral, Msgr. Deptula used a gavel to knock on it three […]

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As Year of Mercy nears Nov. 20 end, its fruits are evident around diocese

Father Tom Otto opens the Holy Door at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Nauvoo at the conclusion of a 17-mile Walk to Mercy pilgrimage on Sept. 24. The Year of Mercy ends on Nov. 20. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

As the Jubilee Year of Mercy draws to a close, it is with grateful hearts that pastors, chaplains and pastoral ministers note that people of all ages accepted the invitation to experience God’s mercy for themselves and extend it to others. “I’ve had the grace of being the pastor of two Holy Doors — the […]

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