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Diane Schlindwein

Sunday, 09 May 2010 11:56

Three awarded DCCW scholarships

Amanda HoelscherThe Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) has recently announced that three high school seniors have been selected as winners of the 2010 DCCW Catholic Female High School Leadership Scholarships. One girl was awarded $1,000, while two others were awarded $500 each.

John Kennedy of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, along with parish volunteers, worked evenings during Holy Week to paint and construct this temporary reredos in the Chatham church. The mural was installed in time for the Easter Vigil and will remain in place until Pentecost, May 23.CHATHAM — Parishioners at St. Joseph the Worker Parish might feel like they are celebrating in a new worship space this Easter season, thanks to John Kennedy and all the people who helped with the Easter decor in 2010.

After the ordination, diocesan administrator Msgr. Carl Kemme, Deacon Brian Alford, Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha, and vocations director Father Christopher House gather for a picture on the steps of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Several hundred people — priests, deacons, family members, classmates and friends — gathered April 10 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield to celebrate diocesan seminarian Brian Alford’s ordination to the transitional diaconate.

Catholics are accustomed to showing up for Mass on Saturday evening or Sunday and seeing the parish pastor or parochial vicar walk out into the sanctuary to celebrate Mass. Sometimes, in a parish with a deacon, he is there as well.

bunny-cookiesPeople of all ethnic backgrounds are invited to a traditional blessing of Easter food baskets at 11 a.m. on Holy Saturday, April 3 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield.  Father Peter Harman, pastor of Cathedral Parish, will conduct the blessing.

Sunday, 28 March 2010 12:33

Alford to be ordained deacon

Brian AlfordBrian Alford, a seminarian and third-year theology student at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, will be ordained to the transitional diaconate at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 10 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Archbishop George Lucas of the Archdiocese of Omaha, will be returning to Springfield to preside at the ordination.

Residents of Brother James Court and the Franciscan Brothers of the Holy Cross (posing during a recent gathering) are preparing to celebrate two significant anniversaries.Brother James Court is celebrating two special anniversaries this year — and the Franciscan Brothers of the Holy Cross have chosen to highlight those anniversaries at the 16th Annual Brother James Court Benefit Auction and Dinner. This year’s benefit, “The Spirit of Giving Makes a Joyful Sound,” will be held on Saturday, April 10 at the President A. Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Springfield.

Fifth-grade students from St. Patrick School in Decatur recently took second place in their area in the Rube Goldberg Engineering Project that was hosted by the Children’s Museum of Illinois. With the guidance of three engineers and the help of their teacher, Kathy Litz, the 17 students worked together to enter the annual competition.DECATUR — The fifth-grade class at St. Patrick School in Decatur recently took second place in their area in the Rube Goldberg Engineering Project. Goldberg was an engineer turned cartoonist whose drawings of humorous, elaborate machines which performed simple tasks appeared in newspapers and books over 50 years ago.

Holy Family Food Pantry in Springfield is preparing to provide dozens of families with Easter food baskets during the last days of the Lenten season.

The Springfield and Belleville dioceses will be the cosponsors of Wading Deeper 2010 — “Discernment: Conversion’s Partner in Christian Initiation” on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31 at Holy Family Parish in Litchfield.

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