Seminarian Austin Bosse — and his author Mom — are embraced by Macomb parish

Author Rosie Bosse talks with students of St. Paul School in Macomb about farming, her book, "Curley, the Orphan Calf," and her son, seminarian Austin Bosse, who served at the Macomb parish over the summer. She also visited Immaculate Conception School in Monmouth and read to the students there. Provided photo

MACOMB — As seminarian Austin Bosse served at St. Paul Church here over the summer, the parish families fell in love with him and the children grew a little bit closer to God as he guided them through the ins and outs of being altar servers and helped with Totus Tuus. The connection grew even […]

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Prayers for the dead ‘a beautiful work of mercy,’ says pastor at Macomb PDCCW day

Father Adam Stimpson, pastor of St. Paul Parish in Macomb, addresses those attending a Day of Remembrance sponsored by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women at his parish on Nov. 2, the Commemoriation of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day). The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems

MACOMB — As a priest for 10 years, Father Adam Stimpson has attended to many people as they were dying and comforted family and friends — including his own on occasion. He has found over and over again how the prayers and rituals of the church have brought peace and something more, he told those […]

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Online survey opens regarding possible new “western” Catholic high school

What do you think about building or opening a new Catholic high school in the Galesburg-Monmouth-Macomb area? The Diocese of Peoria is conducting a feasibility study and has taken the next step by publishing a survey online to see what families with school-age children think about the proposal. It is being conducted by Meitler, a […]

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Survey interest in a Catholic high school for Galesburg-Monmouth-Macomb area

The proposed Catholic high school would serve the Galesburg-Monmouth-Macomb region.

Interest in Catholic secondary education in the western part of the Diocese of Peoria has led to a feasibility study to determine if a new Catholic high school should be established there. Meitler, a consulting firm from Wisconsin, has been retained to design and conduct a survey in May, according to Dr. Sharon Weiss, superintendent […]

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Meet a Writer: Jim Courter of St. Paul, Macomb, pens detective mystery novel

Jim Courter is a writer and emeritus writing instructor at Western Illinois University, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and a winner of an Illinois Arts Council award for short fiction. This year his first novel, “Rhymes With Fool,” a detective mystery with a Catholic protagonist, was published by Peasantry Press in Winnipeg. Courter lives in Macomb […]

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All creatures great and small welcomed for pet blessing at St. Paul, Macomb

Jack Sparrow introduces his black rabbit, Invader, to Socks, held by Adalynne Lawerence after they were sprinkled with holy water at St. Paul in Macomb on Oct. 3. The prayer service and pet blessing is held each year in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

MACOMB — Nestled in the protective arms of Cora Pollmeier, 14-year-old Precious lived up to her name by behaving beautifully as Father Adam Stimpson, pastor, blessed her and the other dogs gathered in the St. Francis Garden of St. Paul Church for the parish’s annual pet blessing. The prayer service also brought cats, kittens, a […]

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‘Spirituality of Cancer’ topic for couple, priest April 30 at St. Paul Church, Macomb

Bill and Jean Maakestad will talk about how they coped spiritually with Jean's cancer and how it has shaped their marriage.

MACOMB — “Spirituality of Cancer: How One Couple Copes” is the focus for a presentation planned for Monday, April 30, at St. Paul Church, 309 W. Jackson St. Married in 1994, Jean and Bill Maakestad will talk about how they coped with Jean’s cancer. She was diagnosed with two unrelated cancers in 1993 and 1996 […]

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Msgr. Pricco granted senior status; has guided Macomb parish nearly 40 years

Msgr. Richard Pricco, pastor of St. Paul Parish in Macomb since 1977, is pictured with a tabernacle in the parish rectory. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

MACOMB — When Msgr. Richard Pricco came to Macomb in 1977 he reassured members of St. Paul Parish, who had seen a rare revolving door of priests that year, that “I’m going to be here for five years.” Nearly 40 years later, still guiding St. Paul’s and approaching his 80th birthday and 55th anniversary of […]

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