Bloomington native Thomas Junis makes first profession of vows as a Salesian

Margie and Mitch Junis place their hands on the shoulders of their son, Brother Thomas Junis, as he professes his first vows as a Salesian of Don Bosco. (Provided photo)

HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. — A Bloomington native who credits the example of the late Msgr. Gregory Ketcham and the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary for encouraging his vocation, has made his first profession as a Salesian of Don Bosco. Brother Thomas Scott Junis, SDB, professed his vows — with the intent of […]

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Nearly 100 anniversary couples renew marriage vows at cathedral Mass

Among the couples from throughout the diocese renewing their marriage vows during the Anniversary Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria on Sept. 24 were (left) Chuck and Mary Ann Voreis of Utica , members of St. Patrick Parish in LaSalle, and Donald and Carmen Hodge of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Peoria Heights. Both couples are observing their 50th wedding anniversary in 2017. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Whether they met in kindergarten, at college, on a blind date, or in some other way, the anniversary couples celebrating milestone years of marriage Sept. 24 at St. Mary’s Cathedral acknowledged they’ve had help along the way. “I think we need to remember there is always three in a marriage: he and I and God,” […]

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Couples renew vows at Marriage Mass, later enjoy Valentine Date Night

Couples renew their vows at a previous Diocesan Marriage Mass in this Catholic Post file photo.

It takes three to make Christian marriage work, “a husband, a wife, and God at the center,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, reminded couples from throughout the Diocese of Peoria at the annual Marriage Mass on Feb. 13 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Prior to leading the couples in renewing their marriage vows, Bishop Jenky thanked […]

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