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Be ‘companions of Jesus,’ hundreds of Catholic men urged at march, Mass

Deacon Tony Ensenberger and Edgar Rodriguez, both of St. Paul Parish in Macomb, were among those carrying a statue of St. Joseph and the Child Jesus near the front of the men's march through downtown Peoria on April 27. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Hundreds of Catholic men from throughout the Diocese of Peoria were challenged to be “companions of Jesus Christ” and servant-leaders in their families, parishes and workplaces at the 16th annual “A Call to Catholic Men of Faith” on April 27. “Whether somebody invited you here, or if you came on your own, God wants you […]

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Full text of homily by Father Steffen at Mass following the 2018 Men’s March

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the full text of the homily given by Father Johnathan Steffen on April 28 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria following the annual diocesan Men’s March. Father Steffen is pastor of St. Mary Parish in El Paso and a chaplain at the St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center in Normal.  […]

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‘Guardians of the family’: Catholic men urged to follow example of St. Joseph

Hundreds of Catholic men from throughout the Diocese of Peoria begin the mile-long march through downtown Peoria to St. Mary's Cathedral on April 28 during "A Call to Catholic Men of Faith." (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Before and after prayerfully walking through the streets of downtown Peoria on April 28, hundreds of Catholic men from across the diocese were urged to turn to St. Joseph “to discover what it means to be a real man, a real father, a real leader.” “We men are called to live his example,” said Devin […]

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Catholic men and boys invited to annual march and Mass in Peoria on April 28

A statue of St. Joseph holding the Child Jesus is carried during a recent Diocesan Men's March through downtown Peoria. St. Joseph and the Holy Family is the theme of this year's march set to take place in downtown Peoria on Saturday, April 28. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

The Diocese of Peoria’s 15th annual Men’s March and Mass will bring hundreds of Catholic men and boys to the Peoria riverfront on Saturday, April 28, to explore a theme that is both timeless and current: “St. Joseph and the Holy Family.” Since the first “A Call to Catholic Men of Faith” in 2004 was […]

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Hundreds of Catholic men challenged to discipleship at annual march and Mass

Hundreds of men from throughout the Diocese of Peoria near the end of their march through downtown Peoria in a public defense of faith, family, and the priesthood on April 29. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Through the witness of 12 disciples, Jesus changed the world. Catholic men today can change the world by focusing on just one or two people. That was among the challenges issued to hundreds of men from throughout the Diocese of Peoria who braved a rainy, chilly Saturday morning to take part in the annual public […]

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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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Mercy and masculinity: Nearly 500 men receive marching orders at annual event

Students from the St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center at Illinois State University in Normal carry a statue of Jesus near the front of the 2018 men's march through downtown Peoria. This year's "A Call to Catholic Men of Faith" is April 27. (The Catholic Post file/Tom Dermody)

  Catholic men must call on their God-given masculine attributes to be merciful and loving witnesses of Jesus in today’s culture. That was a message repeated throughout the morning April 23 when nearly 500 men from across the Diocese of Peoria took part in the 13th annual “A Call to Catholic Men of Faith.” “So […]

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