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Presenters to offer ‘Tools for the Marriage Tool Box’ Feb. 22 at Moline parish

Bridget Brennan and Jerry Shen of The Cana Institute.

MOLINE — Sacred Heart Church will offer a marriage enrichment seminar designed to give couples “Tools for the Marriage Tool Box” on Saturday, Feb. 22. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Culemans Fellowship Hall, 1400 16th Ave., and feature Bridget Brennan and Jerry Shen of The Cana Institute. Brennan and […]

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Sacred Heart, Moline, reenacts historic 1919 cornerstone laying celebration

Msgr. Mark Merdian, vicar of the Rock Island Vicariate, waves as he portrays Belgian Cardinal Désiré Joseph Mercier in an Oct. 20 reenactment of ceremonies that took place 100 years ago when the cornerstone of Sacred Heart Church in Moline (seen in the background) was blessed. Helping to recreate the cardinal's arrival at the close of a parade was a vintage 1917 Velie automobile owned and driven by Sacred Heart parishioners Neil and Perrine West. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

MOLINE — A century after a “great historical event” took place at the corner of 17th Avenue and 13th Street, it happened again. And while that wasn’t really World War I hero Belgian Cardinal Désiré Joseph Mercier waving to cheering crowds that lined both sides of 17th Avenue, the joy and the hope for the […]

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Knights’ Holy Family icon presented to Rock Island church in Fr. Logan’s memory

Members of the Honor Guard from the Knights of Columbus, Father Bader Assembly No. 1922, are pictured with an icon of the Holy Family that was presented to Sacred Heart Parish in Rock Island during a Mass on Dec. 30, the feast of the Holy Family. The image, awarded by the Peoria Diocese Chapter of the Knights of Columbus, includes an inscription dedicating it in honor of Father Johnjoseph DePorres Logan, former pastor who died in early 2016. (Provided photo/Chris Mandle)

ROCK ISLAND — A framed icon of the Holy Family that has been utilized around the Diocese of Peoria for three years in conjunction with Knights of Columbus-sponsored programs has found a permanent home at Sacred Heart Church here. The image was presented to the parish by the Peoria Diocese Chapter of the Knights of […]

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Two parishes and Seton Catholic School in Moline launch joint capital campaign

The logo for the joint capital campaign in Moline that enters its public phase on the weekend of Jan. 12-13.

MOLINE — Together is better for three Catholic institutions here that are uniting on a $5 million capital campaign that enters its public phase Jan. 12-13 after nearly a year of study and preparation. Christ the King Parish, Sacred Heart Parish, and Seton Catholic School — all of Moline — are collaborating in the “Today […]

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Real Presence, music draw hundreds to 177 Project events in Rock Island, Champaign

Catholic musicians Greg Boudreaux, left, and Ben Wagner, right, performed as past of the 177 Project evening at Sacred Heart Church in Rock Island on Sept. 20. They are among 24 musicians taking part in the 177 Project, a nationwide tour of eucharistic adoration and music. In the center, Father Anthony Co elevates a monstrance containing the Blessed Sacrament during a Holy Hour that was the focus of the evening. A second evening was scheduled the following night at St. John's Catholic Newman Center in Champaign. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

ROCK ISLAND — “We need to be here, right?” Catholic musician Greg Boudreaux asked the question moments after 300 people had spent an hour adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament at Sacred Heart Church here during a 177 Project event on Thursday evening. “Especially at this point in our church, especially at this moment in […]

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Hometown bishop returns to Moline to help Boy Scout Troop 109 mark centennial

Past and present members of Troop 109 at Sacred Heart in Moline pose for a group photo after the Mass for Scout Sunday on Feb. 4. Among them is Bishop Christopher Glancy, CSV (kneeling, second row), who attained the rank of Eagle Scout with the troop in 1977. Troop 109 is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

MOLINE — Members of Boy Scout Troop 109 at Sacred Heart Church are fond of saying, “Once a member of Troop 109, always a member of Troop 109.” That proved to be true Feb. 4, when Auxiliary Bishop Christopher Glancy, CSV, of the Diocese of Belize City-Belmopan in Belize, returned to his hometown to celebrate […]

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Moline’s Catholics and Lutherans share hopes, prayer ‘on the way’ to unity

Ava Miller and Janey Locander of Salem Lutheran Church lead hundreds of Moline-area Catholics and Lutherans in a procession from St. Mary Church to First Lutheran Church during an evening of dialogue and prayer on Oct. 15 (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

MOLINE — Father Mark DeSutter’s first words after climbing to the top of the raised pulpit of Moline’s First Lutheran Church were “Boy, it’s a long way up here.” The ad-libbed comment by the pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church was casual and drew laughter from the hundreds of Catholics and Lutherans in the assembly […]

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With the pastor away, the kittens came to play at Sacred Heart Parish, Peoria

Father Alex Millar, parochial vicar for the parishes in the Heart of Peoria Catholic Community, happily serves as a perch for his young visitor July 19. "We had three cats when I was growing up," he explained. Recognizing a kindred spirit, the kittens all found their way into his office at one point or another. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

St. Francis of Assisi would be proud. The staff at Sacred Heart Parish in Peoria opened its doors to five kittens from Peoria County Animal Protection Services July 19 as part of “Warm and Fuzzy” Wednesdays.” A collaboration with the Peoria Humane Society, the initiative brings the young felines to an area business once a […]

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Friendly furry greeter extends welcome at Sacred Heart Church, Rock Island

When she isn't working as a greeter at Sacred Heart Church in Rock Island, Bailey lays quietly next to her handler, Sharon Cramer, until it's time to go back outside to give and receive expressions of love." (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

ROCK ISLAND — Except for the fluffy tail that wags itself out from under the pew from time to time, you would never know that Bailey was at Mass at Sacred Heart Church. Content to lay quietly on the floor next to handler Sharon Cramer, the large white Labradoodle makes her presence known in other […]

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Moline parish hosts timely prayer service for healing, peace in our nation

Denise Maynard prays the Our Father with nearly 200 others who attended a Prayer Service for Peace and Healing in our Country hosted July 10 by Sacred Heart Church in Moline. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

MOLINE — In a summer already tainted by terrorism and escalating racial tensions, and in the days before the opening of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, nearly 200 Catholics of the Quad Cities region gathered Sunday to pray for healing and peace in our nation. The afternoon service at Sacred Heart Church here was […]

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