Fr. James DeBisschop, 57, pastor in Orion and Coal Valley, dies; funeral is Friday

Father James DeBisschop

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 6, at Sacred Heart Church in Moline for Father James P. DeBisschop, 57, pastor of Mary, Our Lady of Peace Parish in Orion and St. Maria Goretti Parish, Coal Valley. Father DeBisschop died on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, following a […]

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No ‘bucket list’ or regrets, just desire to serve as Fr. DeBisschop copes with cancer

Father James DeBisschop stands near the window of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen at Mary, Our Lady of Peace in Orion. The window was purchased in honor of the 27th anniversary of his priestly ordination in 2015. The prayer for healing through Sheen’s intercession is one that means a great deal to the priest, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

ORION — Father James DeBisschop doesn’t want to live to be 100. He doesn’t even want to live to be an old man. He just wants to live to serve God. Cancer has made that hard to do over the last four years — but not impossible. “I just love being a parish priest, Father DeBisschop […]

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