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Deacon Dr. Eugene John Landry, 94, dies in Florida; served in Moline for 21 years

Deacon Landry

LAKE WALES, Florida — A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph Church here on Feb. 20 for Deacon Dr. Eugene John Landry, a former permanent deacon of the Diocese of Peoria who served at Sacred Heart Parish in Moline from 1979 to 2000. Deacon Landry, a retired podiatric surgeon who was a member of […]

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Presenters to offer ‘Tools for the Marriage Tool Box’ Feb. 22 at Moline parish

Bridget Brennan and Jerry Shen of The Cana Institute.

MOLINE — Sacred Heart Church will offer a marriage enrichment seminar designed to give couples “Tools for the Marriage Tool Box” on Saturday, Feb. 22. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Culemans Fellowship Hall, 1400 16th Ave., and feature Bridget Brennan and Jerry Shen of The Cana Institute. Brennan and […]

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Sacred Heart, Moline, reenacts historic 1919 cornerstone laying celebration

Msgr. Mark Merdian, vicar of the Rock Island Vicariate, waves as he portrays Belgian Cardinal Désiré Joseph Mercier in an Oct. 20 reenactment of ceremonies that took place 100 years ago when the cornerstone of Sacred Heart Church in Moline (seen in the background) was blessed. Helping to recreate the cardinal's arrival at the close of a parade was a vintage 1917 Velie automobile owned and driven by Sacred Heart parishioners Neil and Perrine West. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

MOLINE — A century after a “great historical event” took place at the corner of 17th Avenue and 13th Street, it happened again. And while that wasn’t really World War I hero Belgian Cardinal Désiré Joseph Mercier waving to cheering crowds that lined both sides of 17th Avenue, the joy and the hope for the […]

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Funeral homily: Fr. Dick Bresnahan — wise counselor, extraordinary parish priest

Father Richard Bresnahan

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Catholic Post publishes excerpts, when available, from the homilies given at funeral Masses for priests of the Diocese of Peoria. Following is the homily from the July 8 funeral Mass at Christ the King Church in Moline for Father Richard Bresnahan. (See obituary here.) The homilist was Msgr. Doug Hennessy, and the […]

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Father Richard Bresnahan, 87, dies; funeral Mass is Monday in Moline

Father Richard Bresnahan

(UPDATE — For the full text of the homily at the funeral Mass for Father Bresnahan, click here.) MOLINE — A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 8, at Christ the King Church here for Father Richard Bresnahan, 87, a senior priest of the Diocese of Peoria known […]

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Ben Rogers, the ‘go-to guy’ for Catholic Scouting in Moline, receives honor

Ben Rogers has "seen it all and done it all" in decades of involvement with Catholic Scouting in the Moline area. He was awarded the St. George Emblem by Bishop Jenky at the Diocesan Scout Mass on Feb. 10. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

MOLINE — His father was a cubmaster, and his mother was a den leader, so you might say that Ben Rogers came by Scouting naturally as a kid growing up in Rock Island. He and his two brothers started as Cub Scouts and worked their way up. While he took a few years off between […]

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Two parishes and Seton Catholic School in Moline launch joint capital campaign

The logo for the joint capital campaign in Moline that enters its public phase on the weekend of Jan. 12-13.

MOLINE — Together is better for three Catholic institutions here that are uniting on a $5 million capital campaign that enters its public phase Jan. 12-13 after nearly a year of study and preparation. Christ the King Parish, Sacred Heart Parish, and Seton Catholic School — all of Moline — are collaborating in the “Today […]

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Hometown bishop returns to Moline to help Boy Scout Troop 109 mark centennial

Past and present members of Troop 109 at Sacred Heart in Moline pose for a group photo after the Mass for Scout Sunday on Feb. 4. Among them is Bishop Christopher Glancy, CSV (kneeling, second row), who attained the rank of Eagle Scout with the troop in 1977. Troop 109 is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

MOLINE — Members of Boy Scout Troop 109 at Sacred Heart Church are fond of saying, “Once a member of Troop 109, always a member of Troop 109.” That proved to be true Feb. 4, when Auxiliary Bishop Christopher Glancy, CSV, of the Diocese of Belize City-Belmopan in Belize, returned to his hometown to celebrate […]

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Moline’s Catholics and Lutherans share hopes, prayer ‘on the way’ to unity

Ava Miller and Janey Locander of Salem Lutheran Church lead hundreds of Moline-area Catholics and Lutherans in a procession from St. Mary Church to First Lutheran Church during an evening of dialogue and prayer on Oct. 15 (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

MOLINE — Father Mark DeSutter’s first words after climbing to the top of the raised pulpit of Moline’s First Lutheran Church were “Boy, it’s a long way up here.” The ad-libbed comment by the pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church was casual and drew laughter from the hundreds of Catholics and Lutherans in the assembly […]

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Moline parish hosts timely prayer service for healing, peace in our nation

Denise Maynard prays the Our Father with nearly 200 others who attended a Prayer Service for Peace and Healing in our Country hosted July 10 by Sacred Heart Church in Moline. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

MOLINE — In a summer already tainted by terrorism and escalating racial tensions, and in the days before the opening of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, nearly 200 Catholics of the Quad Cities region gathered Sunday to pray for healing and peace in our nation. The afternoon service at Sacred Heart Church here was […]

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