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Eucharistic adoration ‘cut me to the heart,’ says RCIA candidate from Morton

Henry Wefer, who is preparing to be received into the church at St. Monica in East Peoria at the Easter Vigil, enjoys a moment with Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. “He was very quick to a joke, which I think suits him well,” he said of the bishop. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

While many people who attended the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion were at St. Mary’s Cathedral for the first time, it has become something of a spiritual home for Henry Wefer from Morton. In fact, it was encountering Jesus in the Eucharist during adoration that brought him to where he is now. […]

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Galesburg RCIA co-leaders stepping down after decades of sharing faith journeys

Kate Larson, left, and Cindy Edmonson are stepping down from their RCIA ministry for the Galesburg Catholic community after 22 and 35 years, respectively. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

GALESBURG — “We can’t stop smiling.” Kate Larson stole a glance at Cynthia Edmonson as she said this, standing side by side in a pew at St. Patrick Church as the Easter Vigil began, and it only made their smiles that much bigger. One wouldn’t have blamed them for crying, since this was their last […]

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Rite of Election: 350 take major step to reception into church at Easter Vigil

Father David Whiteside of St. Patrick Parish in Havana and Immaculate Conception in Manito presents Sara Frye to Bishop Jenky at the Rite of Election Feb. 21 at St. Philomena Church in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

More than 350 people who are “longing for the Easter sacraments of baptism, confirmation and the Eucharist” or to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church were recognized by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, at the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion as Lent began. Because St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria […]

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