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St. Mary, Pontiac students finding JOY in “mercy missions” of serving others

Carrington Gray, a sixth-grader at St. Mary School in Pontiac, waits while cranberry sauce is added to two of the 700 meals that will be served to patrons of Sophia's Kitchen in Peoria for the annual Thanksgiving luncheon. Teacher Amelia Misiak brought 17 students and five chaperones on the "mercy mission" Nov. 17. (The Catholic Post)

Thanksgiving dinner may look a little different to the sixth-graders at St. Mary School in Pontiac after serving turkey with all the trimmings to patrons at Sophia’s Kitchen in Peoria last week. Leading a life of JOY will do that. “John Paul II has a quote, ‘Man cannot fully find himself except through a sincere […]

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St. Mary, Pontiac, to celebrate 150 years of parish life with activities Aug. 21-27

A Sesquicentennial Celebratory Mass will be offered at St. Mary Church in Pontiac at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27. A block party will follow.

PONTIAC — After 150 years of sharing the faith in this Livingston County community, a simple celebration just won’t do for members of St. Mary Parish here. They have planned a week of activities, starting with a parish breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 21, and culminating with a Mass and block party on Saturday, Aug. 27. […]

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Father William Keebler – silver jubilarian

Father Keebler was born in Daytona Beach, Florida. He attended Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, and studied for the priesthood at Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut, where he earned a master’s degree in theology and a master of divinity degree. His first assignment was as parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception in Streator. He went […]

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