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Musician Matt Faley returning home to lead diocesan youth rally on March 14

Matt Faley, a 2001 graduate of Peoria Notre Dame, has served in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis for the past decade. He will lead music and be the major presenter at the Diocese of Peoria's Youth Rally on March 14. (Photo from mattfaley.com)

Catholic musician Matt Faley will feel right at home when he steps to the microphone at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria on March 14 as the main presenter at the 2020 diocesan youth rally. After all, he has traveled the country leading praise and worship. And his two talks — on the Eucharist and […]

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Former model calls teens to choose ‘authentic love’ at Diocesan Youth Rally

Following an afternoon of talks, games, adoration, and the sacrament of reconciliation on March 23, participants in the Diocesan Youth Rally make their way from the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria to St. Mary's Cathedral for a closing Mass celebrated by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

Every day presents choices between authentic love and imitation love, and a former fashion model urged 150 teens attending the 2019 Diocesan Youth Rally on March 23 to say “yes” to authentic love. “Too often our world distorts love and says it’s just about this act or this feeling and you can do whatever you […]

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Former model Leah Darrow will keynote Diocesan Youth Rally on March 23

Leah Darrow

Former model Leah Darrow will be the featured speaker when high school students from throughout central Illinois gather on Saturday, March 23, for the 2019 Diocesan Youth Rally. “Love and Self-Worth” is the theme of this year’s rally, set to begin at noon at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria and conclude with a 6 […]

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Snow can’t hold back the Holy Spirit as teens stirred up at Diocesan Youth Rally

Msgr. Stanley Deptula blesses palm branches held by Diocesan Youth Rally participants prior to the Mass closing the event at the Spalding Pastoral Center on March 24, the eve of Palm Sunday and the start of Holy Week. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

On the eve of Holy Week, in the middle of a spring snowstorm, the time was right for more than 100 Catholic teenagers from around the Diocese of Peoria to choose a life of greatness. “If you want to be a saint, you have to start right now living it,” said Jackie Francois Angel, keynote […]

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All high school students are invited to diocese’s Youth Rally 2018 on March 24

The keynote speaker at Youth Rally 2018 will be singer, songwriter, and youth minister Jackie Francois Angel from Orange County, California.

High school students from throughout the Diocese of Peoria are invited to take part in Youth Rally 2018, which this year is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 — the vigil of Palm Sunday. The rally will begin at noon at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria and conclude with participants carrying blessed palms in an […]

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