Michael Hoerner

Sunday, 29 October 2017 11:12

Bishop Paprocki's Public Schedule

Bishop Paprocki's public schedule for the weeks of October 29 and November 5.

Sunday, 15 October 2017 23:32

Obituary - Brother Patrick T. Shea, OFM

Brother Patrick T. Shea, OFM, died Sept. 29 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital fortified with the sacraments of his faith and the prayerful support of his brothers and sisters in religious life and of his colleagues at the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois Catholic Pastoral Center. He was 69 years old.

Born June 29, 1948 in Rice Lake, Wis., the son of Francis Michael and Martha (Early) Shea, he lived with his family in Shell Lake, Wis., and Ashland, Wis. 

Sunday, 15 October 2017 23:24

New members join Franciscan family

The Hospital Sisters of St. Francis welcomed 12 new Franciscan Associates on Sept. 24 during the morning liturgy in St. Francis of Assisi Church in Springfield. The new Associates are Ameyo Ayilisunga, Donna Chase, Jean Kapp, Diane Tebrugge, Gerardo Valdés and Michelle Wood (from Springfield); Mike Brummer, Joan Eggers and Jane Herman (from Effingham); Shirlene Kassing and Kathy Lohman (from Highland); and Pam Achten (from Green Bay, Wis.).

Sunday, 15 October 2017 23:10

Official Appointment

Official appointment from the Office of the Bishop

This week’s readings move along smoothly, up to a point. Isaiah looks forward to God giving a wonderful feast for everyone. The psalmist sings of God as his good shepherd. St. Paul rejoices in being able to do everything in God who strengthens him. You couldn’t find a more comforting set of Bible texts.

Then we get to the Gospel.

Sunday, 15 October 2017 22:47

Daily Reading

Daily Scripture readings for the weeks of October 15 and 22.

Sunday, 15 October 2017 22:45

Diocesan Datebook

Daily events occuring throughout the Diocese.

Sunday, 15 October 2017 22:39

Bishop Paprocki's Public Schedule

Bishop Paprocki's public schedule for the weeks of October 15 and 22.

Sunday, 01 October 2017 22:23

QU: College of distinction

QUINCY — Quincy University has been recognized as a “College of Distinction” for the 2017-18 school year for its “engaged students, great teaching,  vibrant community and successful outcomes.”

The announcement, by the organization bearing the same name, designated the four-year liberal arts university in both the Catholic and National categories.

Sunday, 01 October 2017 22:18

Bishop Paprocki sends sisters forth

ALTON — “For the seven of you for whom we are gathered … may you see the words, actions, and symbols, … through that lens of your charism, and so serve as the guide for how you will live this next stage of your journey in religious life.”

With those words, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki challenged seven women who celebrated their professions of final vows, first vows and the reception into the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George on Aug. 2.

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