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Art teacher turns priest’s vision into a big reality at St. Mary School, Pontiac

Students, faculty and parishioners of St. Mary in Pontiac look on as Father David Sabel offers prayers of blessing for the new image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help that now graces the front of St. Mary School. (Provided photo/Danielle Gill)

PONTIAC — The fruits of prayer come in many different forms, in all shapes and sizes. The painting of Our Lady of Perpetual Help that now graces the front of St. Mary School here is a testament to that. The idea for the painting came to Father David Sabel during a Holy Hour last spring, […]

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Retreat speaker urges faithful to call on Mary during journey through Advent

Father Adam Cesarek encouraged those who attended an Advent retreat sponsored by the Bishop's Commission on Women in the Church and in Society to celebrate the season by preparing well, protecting their relationships with God and others, and deepening their spiritual lives through prayer and the sacraments, especially the sacrament of reconciliation. The retreat took place Dec. 1 at St. Vincent de Paul in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Advent can be a time of incredible grace with a little preparation, protection, participation and prayer, Father Adam Cesarek told those who attended a morning retreat planned by the Bishop’s Commission on Women in the Church and in Society. It took place last Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul in Peoria. Father Cesarek’s theme was […]

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