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Fr. Brokaw as described by his family: a caring leader who loves people, the Lord

Father Brokaw offers a prayer of blessing for his parents, Patrick and Brenda Brokaw of St. Patrick Parish, Raritan, during a reception at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria following the ordination Mass on May 27. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

What kind of a priest can St. Matthew Parish in Champaign expect when newly ordained Father Lee Brokaw arrives in a few days as parochial vicar? Here are a few of the words that those who know him best — his parents and three sisters — used to describe him: Dedicated. Conscientious. Caring. Self-giving. A […]

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Parents say parishioners should expect a smiling, prayerful ‘Padre Pica’

Father Pica blesses his parents, Jane and Jerry Pica of Champaign, at the reception following the ordination Mass. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Members of St. Patrick Church of Merna Parish in Bloomington and St. Mary, Downs, should expect a smiling, prayerful priest when newly ordained Father Michael Pica joins their faith communities as parochial vicar on June 8. That’s according to the two people who know Father Pica best – his parents, Jerry and Jane Pica (pronounced […]

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