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Growing Disciples Pastoral Plan

Growing Disciples Pastoral Plan

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"Since coming to the “Heart of Illinois,” Bishop Louis Tylka has experienced firsthand the faith and good works of our priests, religious and laypeople, and he has listened to the people of the Diocese of Peoria. In response to what he has learned, Bishop Tylka has commissioned a pastoral planning process called Growing Disciples, with the goal of moving further...

Pastor’s Letter: June 16, 2024

Pastor’s Letter: June 16, 2024

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Dear friends, As we return to Ordinary Time in the Church, we quickly hear one of Jesus’ parables this weekend. Jesus spoke in parables, or short stories, to communicate truths and get people to think, while not directly revealing all truths about Himself at once. Like in the Old Testament, God in the New Testament slowly reveals Himself. Mark’s Gospel...

Growing Disciples Announcement: St. Philomena

Growing Disciples Announcement: St. Philomena

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Dear friends, On May 18, 2024, Bishop Lou communicated his decisions from the Growing Disciples Pastoral Planning initiative. Over the last two years, he has studied our parishes to provide a structure of new parishes to serve our changing Church and demographics. Below is the letter that I read at the Pentecost Vigil Mass this evening. While there will not...

Eucharistic Congress: July 17-21, 2024

Eucharistic Congress: July 17-21, 2024

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"At the 10th National Eucharistic Congress, our Catholic family will gather to experience profound, personal renewal through the power of Christ’s love. Like a new Pentecost, this transformation will flow out from Indianapolis to bring revival in our communities as the Church returns to her first love—the source and summit of our faith. Every day at the Congress is designed to...