Fire destroys former administration building of diocese’s Catholic Charities

Firefighters work to put down a blaze that destroyed the former administration building of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria on the agency's West Peoria campus off Heading Avenue on March 30. The building has only been used for storage in recent years. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

WEST PEORIA — A 29-year-old building that originally served as the administrative base for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria was destroyed by fire on March 30. The cause of the early morning blaze at the structure, located at the West Peoria campus of Catholic Charities at 2900 W. Heading Ave., was still being […]

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Our Lady leads Militia of the Immaculata to choose West Peoria as national home

Father Bill Miller presides at blessing ceremonies Aug. 14 at the new national home of the Militia of the Immaculata, located at 2106 W. Heading Avenue in West Peoria. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

WEST PEORIA — The national home of the Militia of the Immaculata has relocated to the Diocese of Peoria. “It became clear to the National Council that this is where Our Lady wanted us to make a home,” said John Galten, national president of the worldwide organization that promotes total consecration to Mary. Founded in […]

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Sister Marcelina Casandro, OSF, dies; funeral Friday at West Peoria convent

Sister Marcelina Casandro, OSF

WEST PEORIA — Visitation and a Mass of Christian Burial are planned for Friday, July 14, for Sister Marcelina Casandro, OSF. A member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception, she died July 11, 2017, at the community’s Mother of Peace Home. She was 89. Visitation will be held from 3:30 to […]

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Sister Kathleen Ann Mourisse, OSF, elected president of Heading Avenue Franciscans

Sister Kathleen Ann Mourisse, OSF

WEST PEORIA — Sister Kathleen Ann Mourisse, OSF, has been elected to serve as president of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception. She succeeds Sister Paula Vasquez, OSF, who will complete her second term in June. Elected to serve on the general council were: Sister Irene Marie Fritch of Peoria, vice president, […]

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Fr. Francis Oman, IC, dies at 87; funeral offered at Corpus Christi, Galesburg

Father Francis Oman, IC

GALESBURG — A funeral Mass was offered at Corpus Christi Church here on March 6 for Father Francis Mary Oman, IC, who served as pastor of the parish from 1969 to 1981. Father Oman, who was also pastor of Sacred Heart in Abingdon for 19 years and a former provincial superior of the Rosminian Fathers, […]

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