Michael Hoerner

Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield announced that 34 seniors have been recognized as 2018-19 Illinois State Scholars.

“It is an honor to have over 20 percent of the senior class selected as Illinois State Scholar finalists,” said Kara Rapacz, principal. “We are proud of the hard work and extraordinary achievements of these young men and women.”

St. Louis — Sister Christian Marie Ehrhardt, SSND, died Nov.  22, at Sancta Maria in Ripa in St. Louis. She was 68, and a former teacher, missionary, pastoral minister and tutor.

Sister Christian Marie was born in Quincy. She entered the congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1967. She professed first vows in 1970 and final vows in 1976.

Sunday, 24 December 2017 15:58

Daily Readings

Daily Scripture readings for the weeks of December 24 and 31.

Sunday, 24 December 2017 15:56

Diocesan Datebook

Daily events occuring throughout the Diocese.

Sunday, 24 December 2017 15:45

Bishop Paprocki's Public Schedule

Bishop Paprocki's public schedule for the weeks of December 24 and 31.

TAYLORVILLE — Sixth-graders in Cathy Schaeffer’s class at St. Mary School have embarked on a new adventure to add to their studies on saints called “Paint My Saint.” Following the tradition of previous years, each student chose a saint to research and write about — and they also created Google Slides presentations to present to all grade levels at their K-6 school.

Just over eight tons of food was collected and donated to Holy Family Food Pantry in Springfield during Springfield Catholic Charities’ “Super Food Drive Challenge.”

During October, six Catholic elementary schools in Springfield (St. Aloysius, St. Agnes, Christ the King, Little Flower, Blessed Sacrament and Cathedral) collected food each week from students and families. 

Sunday, 10 December 2017 12:40

City ornament celebrates LLCC anniversary

For 25 years, celebrating the Christmas season with the “Official City Ornament” has been a beloved Springfield holiday tradition for both current and former Springfield residents. Moreover, from Ossie Langfelder to Jim Langfelder, each Springfield mayor has participated in the unveiling of the annual ornament which is a fundraising project to support St. Joseph’s Home of Springfield.

Now, in honor of Lincoln Land Community College’s 50th anniversary, the 2017 ornament celebrates a half-century of community college education.

Sunday, 10 December 2017 12:39

Sister M. Bernice Curtin, OP

Springfield Dominican Sister M. Bernice Curtin died Nov. 26 at Sacred Heart Convent. She was born in Taylorville, in 1932, and named Martha Eileen by her parents, Henry and Helen Marie Spressor Curtin. She made her profession of vows in 1952 at Sacred Heart Convent.

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