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Three Catholic school principals are retiring as school year comes to an end

Joe McDaniel, Jodi Peine, and Jerry Carls are retiring, although not for the first time, as principals as the academic year comes to an end. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Three principals serving in Catholic schools of the Diocese of Peoria are retiring as the academic year comes to an end. Jerry Carls, principal of Trinity Catholic Academy in LaSalle for two years, and Joe McDaniel, principal of Holy Cross in Champaign, each stepped in on an interim basis until permanent principals could be found. […]

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Trinity Catholic Academy’s Living Stations of the Cross a LaSalle tradition

Jesus (Stevan Sanchez) meets his mother (Lauren Griggs) on his way to Calvary in a scene from the Living Stations of the Cross performed by Trinity Catholic Academy in LaSalle. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

LA SALLE — Deb Myers expects to shed a few tears when the eighth-graders of Trinity Catholic Academy here perform the Living Stations of the Cross during this Holy Week. She won’t be alone. The student production — set for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, and 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 29, at St. […]

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Veterans Day Mass at diocesan shrine in LaSalle includes gratitude, homework

Leonard Hybki, a member of St. Valentine Parish in Peru who served in the U.S. Army during the Korea conflict, salutes as the National Anthem is sung outside Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine in LaSalle in ceremonies following a Veterans Day Mass on Nov. 8. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

LA SALLE — Students from Trinity Catholic Academy here got a Veterans Day homework assignment during a special Mass that drew military veterans as well as former priest military chaplains to the Diocese of Peoria’s shrine to war veterans here on Nov. 8. “On this Veterans Day, if you meet a veteran, I ask you […]

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