‘Distinguished’ Monmouth pastor offers enrollment to every child who wants it

Msgr. Thomas Mack makes it a point to visit Immaculate Conception School, Monmouth, several times each day. Just being present to the principal, faculty and staff, and students is important, he said. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

MONMOUTH — While his official title is pastor, Msgr. Thomas Mack notes that he’s also a pretty good “horse trader” when it comes to getting students enrolled at Immaculate Conception School in Monmouth. “Don’t ever tell me you can’t afford Catholic education. I’ll get you in here,” he told The Catholic Post during a recent […]

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Monmouth teacher, students record song to support, promote ‘pedaling priests’

Father Tom Otto watches the debut of the music video "Riding for the Lord" after it was recorded April 5 by the students of Immaculate Conception School in Monmouth. The song supports the bicycle ride across the Diocese of Peoria that Father Otto and two other priests will undertake later this month to seek prayers for priestly vocations. (Provided photo)

MONMOUTH — As Father Tom Otto rides his bike across the Diocese of Peoria to raise prayers for and awareness of vocations, he will have a song in his heart thanks to the students at Immaculate Conception School in Monmouth. “Riding for the Lord” has lyrics written by music teacher Alisa Ramer and is sung […]

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