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Sr. Isabel’s friends from Mexico reunite to guide retreat for area’s Spanish-speaking

Sister Isabel Romero, SCTJM, joins retreatants in giving a sign of their love for Jesus during movements to a praise song. Sister Isabel, director of Hispanic ministry for the Diocese of Peoria, was among those leading a retreat for Spanish-speaking Catholics July 7 at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

A retreat day for Spanish-speaking Catholics of the Diocese of Peoria on July 7 was also a reunion of several longtime friends from Mexico who traveled to central Illinois at the invitation of one friend who now calls this area home. “When I was young we were in a prayer group together,” said Sister Isabel […]

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Annual Diocesan Appeal under way; seeks $6,580,000 to strengthen diocese, parishes

The Annual Diocesan Appeal opens in parishes across the Diocese of Peoria this weekend, inviting Catholics to serve Christ by sharing their gifts “to enable the church to do what is called to do.” “It is religious truth that by giving we receive,” says Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, in a nine-minute video to be […]

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DePue parish hosts Diocese of Peoria’s first ‘Mother-Daughter Tea’ event in Spanish

Laura Mendez strokes the cheek of her daughter, Valeria Villagomez, as she tells the new "princess of Mary, Queen of Heaven" what gifts the girl brings to their family. They are members of the LaSalle Catholic Community. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

DEPUE — Giving an iPhone 7 to someone who has never used a smart phone is going to leave them confused and using only the most basic functions. To use it wisely and in the way it was intended, they need to learn what they have. The gift of fertility is the same and more […]

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