Father McGivney Catholic High School (FMCHS) has named Joe Lombardi as new principal effective July 1, 2017.
Lombardi, a resident of Edwardsville, is currently a coach and chair of the science department at Belleville West High School where he has taught for the past 18 years.
Dr. Robert Gervasi, president of Quincy University, is leaving at the end of the academic year to become president of Ohio Dominican University in Columbus.
During his tenure at Quincy, Gervasi has helped to raise significant funds for the university by connecting both alumni and community members to the campus.
I once served on a parish committee that was tasked with developing a comprehensive design for the interior of our new sanctuary. The idea was to plan the entire decor so that all the artistic elements combined — stained glass, statuary, wall decoration, crucifix — would create a meaningful space to enhance worship.
Daily Scripture readings for the weeks of April 30 and May 7.
Daily events occuring throughout the Diocese.
Bishop Paprocki's public schedule for the weeks of April 30 and May 7.
Sister Genevieve James, OP, died March 20 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She was 96 years old.
Sister Genevieve was born in Newark, N.J., on June 15, 1920. She is predeceased by her parents George James and Genevieve Turbott James, and her brother George.
Springfield Dominican Sister M. Laurentia Fenlon died March 21 at Sacred Heart Convent in Springfield. She was born in Chicago in 1931 to Lawrence J. and Mary Bartley Fenlon and baptized Joan Marie. She made her profession of vows in 1952 at Sacred Heart Convent.
Sister Laurentia ministered most of her religious life in elementary education. She taught or was principal in parish schools throughout central and northern Illinois and in Duluth, Minn. In 1992, she began her ministry as parish pastoral associate, serving at St. Gertrude Parish, Franklin Park and at Corpus Christi Parish, Carol Stream. In 2002, she became unit secretary in the Dominican Sisters’ nursing facility at Sacred Heart Convent and cared lovingly for the needs of the sisters until she was no longer able.
DONALDSON, IND. — Sister Wilma Boeving, (Dolores Ruth) PHJC, passed away on March 26 at the Catherine Kasper Home in Donaldson, on the eve of the Feast of the Annunciation.
The Feast of the Annunciation is a special feast day for the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. Luke 1:26-38 tells of Gabriel’s visit with the message that Mary will conceive and give birth to Jesus. Mary replies, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.”