‘Renewed’ St. Anne Church, East Moline, ready for parish centennial on July 28

The redesigned back wall of the sanctuary at St. Anne Church in East Moline includes a new canopy over a raised tabernacle. The new painting behind the tabernacle symbolizes that God is to be praised day and night. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

EAST MOLINE — After three months away, members of St. Anne Parish here are in “the Promised Land” of a beautifully renovated church and ready to joyfully conclude a yearlong celebration marking 100 years since the parish’s founding. “Spiritually, I kept telling people we were like the Israelites in the desert,” said Father Antonio Dittmer […]

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$30.5 million renovation plan announced for OSF Center for Health-Streator

The proposed exterior of the renovated OSF HealthCare Center for Health-Streator. (Provided photo)

STREATOR — Following months of research and community collaboration, plans were announced Oct. 18 for a $30.5 million renovation to the OSF HealthCare Center for Health-Streator. The exterior and interior renovations for the former St. Mary’s Hospital building at 111 Spring St. will be “innovative” and “forthcoming to what is in the future plans for […]

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Visit restored St. Mary’s Cathedral during Founder’s Weekend celebrations Aug. 24-28

One section of the newly designed ceiling of the restored St. Mary's Cathedral, Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

St. Mary’s Cathedral has been the mother church of the Diocese of Peoria for more than 125 years, and yet extensive restoration inside and out has made it new again. People throughout central Illinois are invited to come and “Rediscover St. Mary’s” at a series of liturgical celebrations planned for Founder’s Weekend, Aug. 24-28. “I […]

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