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Twenty-two parishes in diocese, PDCCW are taking part in the Box of Joy program

Helping Nympha White of Grand Ridge pack Boxes of Joy into shipping containers are Laurel Stein of St. Mark Parish in Peoria and her daughters (from left) Anna, Clare, Elizabeth and Maggie. This is the second year the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women collected boxes at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria to ship to Cross Catholic Outreach. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Bringing joy to children who might not have any presents to open at Christmas has caught on in a big way across the Diocese of Peoria. This year 22 parishes participated in the Box of Joy program sponsored by Cross Catholic Outreach, making it possible for 1,070 children who live in poverty to celebrate Christmas. […]

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38 women honored for volunteerism, service at PDCCW Appreciation Luncheon

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, is surrounded by the women from around the Diocese of Peoria who were honored for their service by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women on April 26 in Peoria. "I really don't know what the diocese would do without all of you," he said at the Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral. Sitting far left is Kim Padan, PDCCW president. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Volunteerism is praiseworthy, but volunteerism in the church takes the concept of service to a whole new level and has “a special, special place in my heart,” Kim Padan, president of the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, said before honoring 38 women at the annual Appreciation Luncheon. “I know that all of us working […]

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41 women honored at DCCW Appreciation Luncheon; two special awards bestowed

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, is surrounded by the men and women honored with special awards or certificates of appreciation by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women on April 27. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Much of what they do may go unseen, but Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, assured the volunteers being honored by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women on April 27 that their hard work has not gone unnoticed. “You folks do so much in honor of your church. Please know your bishop — and more […]

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