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Fr. Robert Bolser, CSV, Rantoul native, former Alleman H.S. teacher, dies at 74

Father Robert Bolser, CSV

HENDERSON, Nevada — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 4, at St. Thomas More Church here for Father Robert T. Bolser, CSV, a native of Rantoul who taught at Alleman High School in Rock Island from 1976 to 1983. Father Bolser died on April 28 at Nathan Adelson Hospice in […]

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Catholic schools in East Moline, Peoria, and Rantoul welcome new principals

Students weren’t the only ones to have a first day of school in diocesan schools this fall. Two principals also started the year in new schools, and one more has come out of retirement to lead the school he last served. Stacie Gianessi, who has been principal of St. Malachy School in Rantoul since 2015, […]

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There is ‘space for God’ in new chapel, hearts at St. Malachy School, Rantoul

Father Joel Phelps blesses St. Malachy School in Rantoul and its students, faculty, and staff after dedicating its new chapel room in this 2018 file photo. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

RANTOUL — Prayer is part of what makes any Catholic school special and as Catholic Schools Week began, St. Malachy School made certain it always would be by blessing its new chapel room. The patron for the new space is St. Peregrine. During the ceremony, which took the students and teachers throughout the building as […]

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Lopez brothers supported one another on their journey to be permanent deacons

Standing on either side of Bishop Jenky are Deacon Guadalupe I. Lopez (left) and his brother, Deacon Faustino Lopez. Joinging them in the sanctuary of St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria after their ordination as permanent deacons on May 20 are their extended families. They are believed to be the first brothers ordained to the diaconate in the same class for the Diocese of Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Long involved in their parishes, it was no surprise that God called Guadalupe I. Lopez and his younger brother Faustino Lopez to be permanent deacons. The surprise came when they went to the first information session sponsored by the Diocese of Peoria and found each other there. “Neither of us knew the other was going […]

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The High School of Saint Thomas More’s Krista Hinkley is Distinguished Teacher

"I love Saint Thomas More. I love being a part of Catholic education," says Krista Hinkley (center), one of two educators recognized this year by the Office of Catholic Education as Distinguished Teachers. (Provided photo)

CHAMPAIGN — Krista Hinkley never wanted a job that would just pay the bills. She was looking for something she could love and feel passionate about, something that would never leave her feeling like she was counting down the minutes to the end of the day. Serving as an English teacher at The High School […]

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