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First communicants and new Catholics celebrated again at diocesan Mass

In prayer after receiving Communion at last Sunday's Mass for First Communicants and New Catholics from throughout the Diocese of Peoria at St. Mary's Cathedral are, from left, Adalynne Lawerence, Olyvia Clark, and Lilian Goz. The three friends are all members of St. Paul Parish in Macomb. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

First commmunicants young and older were urged to cherish the memory of that special day and continue to grow in wonder and reverence for the sacrament during a diocesan Mass for First Communicants and New Catholics on June 2 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. “Realize what a wonderful thing it is,” Bishop Daniel R. […]

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Avon woman finds what she was looking for as she is baptized at Easter Vigil

Father Jacob Rose lights the paschal candle, held by Deacon Robert Rodriguez, with a flame taken from the new fire built outside St. Patrick Church in Galesburg. Looking on is Father William Miller, pastor, who blessed the candle as part of the Service of Light at the Easter Vigil April 20. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

GALESBURG — In the waters of baptism, Max and Owen De Smit received a new life in Christ last spring, and at the Easter Vigil on April 20, their mother Hannah joined them. She was one of two people baptized at the Holy Saturday liturgy at St. Patrick Church here, and one of nine received […]

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