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Threat, not directed at the school, leads to evacuation of St. Malachy in Geneseo

St. Malachy Church and School in Geneseo.

GENESEO — Students at St. Malachy School were evacuated to nearby Geneseo Middle School on Sept. 23, when a man threatened area businesses by saying he had a bomb in his car. Geneseo police stopped Michael L. Allan of Moline at the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Chicago Street, which was close enough to St. […]

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Catholic schools in East Moline, Peoria, and Rantoul welcome new principals

Students weren’t the only ones to have a first day of school in diocesan schools this fall. Two principals also started the year in new schools, and one more has come out of retirement to lead the school he last served. Stacie Gianessi, who has been principal of St. Malachy School in Rantoul since 2015, […]

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Geneseo parish hosting support group series for those divorced, separated

GENESEO — St. Malachy Parish is offering a support group for people who are separated and divorced that will meet on Monday evenings starting March 6 in the main conference room at the church, 595 E. Ogden Ave. “If you, or someone you know, is going through a divorce or separation, this group offers healing […]

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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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