‘Special day’ as Daniel McShane is ordained to transitional diaconate

A joyful McShane family gathers around Bishop Jenky after the May 20 Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria. Pictured from left are John and Diane McShane, parents of newly ordained transitional Deacon Daniel McShane; brother Michael McShane; and brother Andrew McShane with wife, Jackie, and daughter Sears. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

As the church celebrated the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost last Sunday, that same Spirit was being called upon as Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, ordained Daniel McShane to be a transitional deacon for the Diocese of Peoria. “Strengthened by the gift of the Holy Spirit, he will help the bishop and his […]

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Bishop calls for ‘profound renewal’ in passionate homily at Summer Institute

"How can we rest when so many still do not know the Lord," asked Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky’s homily for the closing Mass of the Diocesan Summer Institute matched the fire of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost as he challenged participants not to sit idly by when the world needs them to speak the truth. “I am more and more convinced that today the Diocese of Peoria needs a […]

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The grace to follow Christ comes from the Holy Spirit dwelling within us

Father R. Michael Schaab

By Father R. Michael Schaab Fifth Sunday of Easter/April 24 Acts 14:21-27; Psalm 145:8-9,10-11,12-13; Revelation 21:1-5a; John 13:31-33a,34-35 The readings for the Fifth and Sixth Sundays of Easter direct the Church to reflect on its own nature in two ways — externally and internally. Externally we face the issue of expansion, and internally we struggle […]

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