More than 100 anniversary couples renew vows, share stories at diocesan Mass

Joe and Mary Kamp of St. Mary of Lourdes Parish in Germantown Hills embrace after renewing their marriage vows at the Diocese of Peoria's Anniversary Mass on Sept. 30 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. The Kamps will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 12. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Ron and Doris Hart of Epiphany Parish in Normal had looked forward to the Anniversary Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria all year. And the experience of attending the Sept. 30 celebration for couples marking 50th and 25th wedding anniversaries in 2018 didn’t disappoint. “It was fabulous,” said Doris of the Mass celebrated by […]

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All men and boys of diocese invited to April 29 ‘Call to Catholic Men of Faith’

A scene from the men's march at the 2015 "A Call to Catholic Men of Faith." This year's event is Saturday, April 29. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Hundreds of Catholic men and boys from throughout the Diocese of Peoria are expected to join Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, in Peoria on Saturday morning, April 29, for the 14th annual “A Call to Catholic Men of Faith.” Known informally as the Men’s March and Mass, the event begins with a rally on the […]

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New McCarthy Hall addition is blessed at St. Pius X Church in Rock Island

Msgr. Mark Merdian, pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Rock Island, sprinkles holy water throughout the new church addition after the blessing by Bishop Jenky on May 7. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

ROCK ISLAND — Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, blessed and dedicated the new McCarthy Hall for St. Pius X Parish here during brief ceremonies following the 11 a.m. confirmation Mass at the church on Saturday, May 7. In the blessing, which was attended by a crowd including clergy from throughout the region who concelebrated the […]

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Joy as the latest expansion at St. Jude Parish and School in Peoria is blessed

Bishop Jenky greets David and Nellie Gould and their daughters Norah, Bridget and Charlotte, who are students at St. Jude, and Margaret. Holding baby Sally is Sister Teresa Paul, OP. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Members of St. Jude Parish in Peoria have been enjoying their spacious new parish hall, and they invited Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, to make himself at home there, too, as he blessed the facility after Mass on April 24. In addition to Hettinger Hall, he extended his blessing to the new preschool and kindergarten […]

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Annual Diocesan Appeal is under way; seeks $6,216,000 to support ministries

Pledges for the Annual Diocesan Appeal will be sought in most parishes the weekend of April 9-10.

When the 2016 Annual Diocesan Appeal opens this weekend in parishes around the Diocese of Peoria seeking funding for diocesan ministries, it will also educate on mercy and stewardship — with a special focus on the next generation of Catholics. “Blessed are the Merciful” is the theme of this year’s appeal, to be conducted in […]

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Bishop invites all Catholic men to annual march and Mass in Peoria on April 23

A scene from the men's march at the 2015 "A Call to Catholic Men of Faith." This year's event is Saturday, April 29. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has encouraged all men of the Diocese of Peoria to take part in the 13th annual “A Call to Catholic Men of Faith” in downtown Peoria on Saturday morning, April 23 — and to arrive a little early. Noting the 2016 men’s march and Mass takes place during the Holy […]

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Regional Divine Mercy Sunday events planned around Diocese of Peoria April 3

Regional celebrations of Divine Mercy Sunday are planned April 3 in Champaign, LaSalle, Nauvoo, Normal, Peoria, and Rock Island. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

One of the highlights of the Holy Year of Mercy comes next weekend, with the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday on April 3. Long observed on the Second Sunday of Easter, it has held a special place on the church calendar since St. John Paul II canonized St. Maria Faustina Kowalska on April 30, 2000. […]

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Chrism Mass: Prefer nothing to the love, glory of the Lord, urges Bishop Jenky

Priests from throughout the Diocese of Peoria concelebrate the Chrism Mass with Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria on March 22. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Serving God is no little thing and should fill us with wonder, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, told those who filled St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria for the annual Chrism Mass on March 22. Even so, it is possible to “go through the motions of outward service to God and neighbor without any inward sense […]

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Hundreds begin St. Patrick’s Day at cathedral Mass with Bishop Jenky

Students from Peoria Notre Dame High School carry a relic of St. Patrick into St. Mary's Cathedral at the start of the annual St. Patrick's Day Mass celebrated by Bishop Jenky. Truman Ralph is in the foreground, Andrew Winschel is to his left, Luke Shadid is in back and hidden in back is Luc Jackson. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

St. Patrick’s Day is “a festival of faith,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, reminded hundreds of Catholics who began the feast by joining him for an 8 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. “It is a day when we remember and give thanks for a heroic missionary and for Catholic tradition in Ireland,” […]

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St. Philomena, Peoria, blesses ground for new parish center, campus renovation

Pictured with a sample of dirt from the building site and the foundation stone for the new St. Philomena Parish Center in Peoria during ground blessing ceremonies March 13 are, from left, Tracy Coker of Dewberry Architecture; Eric Bursott of River City Construction; Churck Grayeb, Peoria City Council representative; Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis; Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC; Father David Richardson, pastor; Steve Knecht and Allyson Schneider, parish trustees; Mike Mahoney and Kris Coulter, representing the building and capital campaign committees. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

As a gentle rain fell on the building site March 13, holy water was sprinkled inside St. Philomena Church in Peoria on the foundation stone of a new parish center. “Jesus is the unshakable cornerstone of your kingdom,” prayed Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, during ground blessing ceremonies for a 20,200-square- foot facility that will […]

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