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Text of the homily at the funeral Mass at St. Anne, East Moline, for Fr. Bruce Lopez

Father Bruce D. Lopez

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Catholic Post publishes excerpts from the homilies given at funeral Masses for priests of the Diocese of Peoria when they are available. Following is the homily from the June 13 funeral Mass at St. Anne Church in East Moline for Father Bruce Lopez. (See obituary here.) The homilist was Father Joel Phelps, […]

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Fr. Bruce Lopez, 57, dies in Monticello; funeral Mass celebrated in East Moline

Father Bruce D. Lopez

UPDATED — June 23, 2019 A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on  June 13 at St. Anne Church in East Moline for Father Bruce D. Lopez, pastor of St. Philomena Parish in Monticello and St. Michael Parish in Bement. Father Lopez died at his home on Thursday, June 6, 2019. He was 57. Bishop […]

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Nationally recognized STM volleyball player serves and leads off the court, too

Mica Allison (13) and teammates from The High School of Saint Thomas More in Champaign including Olivia Nogle (9) and NaKaya Hughes (6) celebrate a recent home win. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

CHAMPAIGN — Mica Allison is a nationally recognized volleyball player, but the 6-foot senior at The High School of Saint Thomas More here is looked up to off the court as well. Sincere, faith-filled, caring, positive, giving, fun, hard-working, humble, a good example — those are just some of the adjectives those who know Mica […]

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