Lacon parish to celebrate 150 years since church’s dedication with Mass on Aug. 17

A sign outside Immauclate Conception Church in Lacon calls to mind that this is the building's 150th year of serving "faith, family, and the community." (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

LACON — Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will be the principal celebrant of a 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Aug. 17, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the dedication of Immaculate Conception Church here. “Our invitation is very open,” said Father John Bosco Mujuni, who is in his second year as pastor. That welcome is specially […]

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St. Malachy, Geneseo, marking 150 years of parish life with Mass, statue blessing Oct. 9

St. Malachy Church and School in Geneseo.

GENESEO — Even before the Diocese of Peoria was established in 1877, the Catholic faith was blooming in Beautiful Valley, the Indian name for Geneseo. On Sunday, Oct. 9, members of St. Malachy Parish here will celebrate 150 years of prayer and good works with a Mass at 10:30 a.m. During the liturgy, a statue […]

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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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