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Diocese’s vicar general, 3 pastors are granted senior status effective June 13

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has granted senior status to (from left) Msgr. Paul Showalter, Msgr. Ernest Pizzamiglio, Father Carl LoPresti (upper right) and Father Robert Spilman. Msgr. Showalter, who has served as vicar general of the Diocese of Peoria for 14 years, was given the title vicar general emeritus.

Msgr. Paul Showalter, 77, vicar general of the Diocese of Peoria for 14 years and former pastor of parishes in Peoria, Rock Island, and Nauvoo, will move to senior status effective June 13. He has been granted the honorary title of vicar general emeritus by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, “as a sign of my […]

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Msgr. Pizzamiglio to senior status after 52 years of priestly service, 28 in Galesburg

GALESBURG — As Msgr. Ernie Pizzamiglio prepares to move to senior status at age 84 and after 52 years of priestly service, he repeatedly sums up his feelings with one word: Gratitude. That’s not surprising for someone who begins each day with the prayer: “Thank you, God, for this new day. May I glorify you […]

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