Directory: Senior Priests

Father Joseph W. Anderson

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Born in Peoria, March 21, 1935
Ordained June 3, 1962
Parochial Vicar – St. Patrick, Washington (1962) St. Mary, Moline (1969) Epiphany, Normal (1971) St. Columba, Ottawa (1973)
Pastor – St. Patrick, Elkhart and St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski (1974) St. Patrick, Elkhart, St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski, and St. John, Middletown (1975) St. Anne, East Moline (1976) St. John, Walnut and Immaculate Conception, Ohio (1978) St. Casimir, Streator (1981) St. Hyacinth, LaSalle (1992) Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur (2002)
Senior Priest Status in 2005

Monsignor Thomas Badovsky

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Born on March 5, 1935 in Lendak, Slovakia,
Ordained on December 22, 1973.
Parochial Vicar at Sts. Peter and Paul in Spring Valley (1976). Parochial Vicar at Holy Family in Oglesby (1979). Parochial Vicar at St. Mary in Pontiac (1980). Parochial Vicar at Epiphany in Normal (1982). Pastor at St. Ann in Toluca (1985). Pastor at St. Anne in Toluca and Sacred Heart in Rutland (1988). Pastor at St. John the Baptist in Fairbury and St. James in Forrest (1992). Pastor at St. Mary in DePue (1993). Pastor at St. Valentine in Peru (1997). Senior Priest Status (2006). Interim Pastor at St. Mary, Westville (2007). In residence at St. Stephen in Streator (2007). Chaplain to His Holiness (2007). In residence at St. Thomas More in Dalzell (2009). In residence at Sacre Coeur in Creve Coeur (2013).
Senior Priest status (2014).

Father Richard L. Barclift

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Email:
stpt@mchsi.com
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Born in Waterloo, IA on November 23, 1939.
Ordained on May 22, 1966.
Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph in Rock Island (1966). Parochial Vicar at Epiphany in Normal (1967). Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick in Lincoln (1971). Diocesan Vocation Team (1972). Diocesan Consultor (1974). Member of RockIsland-Milan Cooperative Ministry, Co-Pastor at St. Ambrose in Milan and St. Patrick in Andalusia (1976). Pastor at St. Ambrose Milan and St. Patrick, Andalusia (1978). Diocesan Director of “Christ Renews His Parish” (1978). Pastor at St. Patrick in LaSalle (1990). Pastor at Christ the King in Moline (1994). Pastor at St. Patrick in Andalusia (1998).
Maritime Chaplain with the Apostleship of the Sea, Senior Priest Status (2009).

Monsignor Charles J. Beebe, P.A.

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cjbeebe@frontier.com
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Born in Passaic, NJ on June 23, 1944.
Ordained on June 6, 1970.
Parochial Vicar at St. Bernard in Peoria and St. Joseph in Pekin (1970). Faculty at Spalding Institute and Academy of Our Lady in Peoria (1974). Administrative Assistant at Spalding Institute/Academy of Our Lady in Peoria (1983). Administrative Assistant at Peoria Notre Dame in Peoria (1988). Pastor at Sacre Coeur and Principal at Sacre Coeur School in Creve Coeur (1991). Vicar for Pekin Vicariate (1991). Pastor of St. Jude in Dunlap (1993). Episcopal Vicar for Permanent Diaconate (1993). Prelate of Honor (1993). Pastor for St. Philomena in Peoria while remaining Episcopal Vicar for Permanent Diaconate (1999). Pastor for St. Joseph in Roanoke and St. John in Benson while remaining Episcopal Vicar for Permanent Diaconate (2003). Protonotary Apostolic (2011). Remaining pastor at St. Joseph in Roanoke and St. John in Benson (2012).
Senior Priest Status (2016).

Father Thomas R. Brajkovich

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Born in Cleveland, OH on June 15, 1931
Ordained May 28, 1961
Parochial Vicar – Sacred Heart, Rock Island (1961) St. Ambrose, Milan (1968)
Pastor – St. Mary, Delavan and St. Joseph, Hopedale (1973) St. Mary, East Moline (1978) St. Malachy, Geneseo (1979) St. Dominic’s, Wyoming and St. John’s, Toulon (1988)
Chaplain – St. Mary’s Priory, Nauvoo (1986)
Senior Priest Status in 2003

Father Richard F. Bresnahan

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Email:
rfbpaul@qconline.com
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Born in East St. Louis on March 28, 1932.  Ordained June 1, 1958.  Parochial Vicar, St. Mary, Moline 1958; St. Cecilia, Peoria 1963.  Pastor, St. John, Woodhull 1971; St. Columba, Ottawa 1974; Sacred Heart, Moline and Christ the King, Moline 1979;  St. Maria Goretti, Coal Valley 1994.  Ministry Training Services, Colorado 1978.  Senior Priest Status in 2002.

Father Richard W. Brunskill

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Born in Pontiac, Aug. 20, 1944
Ordained May 28, 1983
Parochial Vicar – Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1983); Chaplain Central Catholic High School, Bloomington (1986)
Pastor – St. Joseph, Colfax and St. Rose, Strawn (1989) St. Theresa, Earlville (1992) Sts. Peter & Paul, Chatsworth and St. John, Cullom (1996) Sts. Peter & Paul, Chatsworth and St. James, Forrest (2001) St. Mary, Westville (2007) St. Patrick, Havana and Immaculate Conception, Manito (2008) Senior Priest Status 2010

Father Edward F. Carney

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Born in Kewanee on Nov. 10 1937
Ordained May 26, 1963
Parochial Vicar – Blessed Sacrament, Morton (1963) St. Joseph, Rock Island (1968)
Chaplain – Guardian Angel Home (1973-74)
In residence at St. Joseph, Rock Island (1972)
George Williams College, Downers Grove (1971)
Post Graduate Studies in Social Work (1972-73)
Catholic Social Service, Peoria (1973-74)
Clinical Supervisor, Stonehedge Polydrug (1974-75)
Private Practice (1974-2003)
Psychology Director, Permanent Diaconate (1975-1983)
Senior Priest Status in 2003

Father Patrick W. Collins

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Born in Peoria on Dec. 1, 1936.  Ordained May 31, 1964.  Parochial Vicar, Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria 1964.  Pastor, St. Peter, Peoria 1987;  Rector, Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria 1987.  Assistant Campus Minister, Bradley University, Peoria 1972. Campus Minister, Bradley University, Peoria 1973.  Vice Chancellor 1967.  Graduate Studies at Fordham University 1969.  Assistant Director, Office of Christian Worship and Music 1987.  Director, Office of Christian Worship and Music 1979. Leave for Work Outside the Diocese 1990.  Released for service in the Archdiocese of Chicago 1994. Return to service for the Diocese of Peoria 2002.  Senior Priest Status 2006.  Serving with Cross International Catholic Outreach 2007.

Father Harold Datzman, OSB

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Born November 7, 1938.
Ordained May 23, 1965
Parochial Vicar, St. Joseph, Peru, 1977-1884; Administrator, Holy Trinity, Cherry, and St. Patrick’s, Arlington, 1987; Pastor, St. Thomas More, Dalzell, 1988; St. Benedict, Ladd, and St. Gertrude, Seatonville, 1994; Pastor, St. Joseph, Peru, 2005.
Senior priest status January 9, 2017.

Father R. E. Enderlin

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246-3875 or 363-5389
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14 Sycamore Bay Lacon, IL 61540
Born in Monmouth June 23, 1939 Ordained June 7, 1969 Parochial Vicar, St. Monica’s, East Peoria, 1969; St. Francis Hospital, 1970; Parochial Vicar, St. Bernard’s, Peoria, 1972; Diocesan Consultor, 1974; Chaplain, St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, 1976; Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Lacon, 1985; Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Andrew’s, Oquawka, and St. Patrick’s, Raritan, 1997; while remaining Pastor of Monmouth, Oquawka and Raritan, to Administrator, St. Theresa’s, Alexis, 2002; Available for assignment, 2004; Senior priest status 2009

Canon J.J. Flattery

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217-442-2603
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20967 Walnut Hill Road Danville, IL 61834
Born in Danville, June 4, 1930. Ordained June 4, 1955. Asst., St. Joseph’s LaSalle, 1955; St. Columba’s Ottawa, and Marquette H.S., 1956. U.S. Air Force, 1960. Appointed Canon in perpetuum, Cathedral of Smyrna (lzmir), Turkey, 1971; Retired from Air Force, 1988; Faculty, St. Leo College, Florida, 1988; Pastor, Holy Family, Danville, 1989; Vicar, Danville, 1990-1992; Pastor, St. Matthew, Champaign, 1992; Sabbatical leave, 1994; Senior Priest status, 1995

Father Henry Fritz, OSB

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Born in Chicago, April 3, 1925 Ordained May 22, 1952 Teacher, St. Bede Academy, Peru, 1948. Principal, St. Bede Academy, Peru, 1977. Assistant, St. Mary, Pontiac, 1985. Pastor, St. Peter, Peoria, 1986; St. Francis, Kewanee, and St. John, Cambridge, 1987; St. Joseph, Peru, 1994. Pastor, St. Joseph, Peru, and Administrator, St. Mary, Peru, 2001. Pastor, St. Benedict, Ladd, 2005; Senior Priest Status 2009

Monsignor Albert W. Hallin, PA

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Born in Chicago, Feb. 3, 1929 Ordained May 28, 1961 Parochial Vicar, Holy Family, Peoria, 1961. Faculty, Academy of Our Lady, Peoria, 1961. Faculty, Bergan High School, Peoria, 1964. Chaplain, Bergan High School, Peoria, 1967-78. Administrator, Sts. Peter & Paul, Chatsworth, 1972. Diocesan Director of Pre-Cana, 1973-80. Resident Chaplain, Mt. Alverno Motherhouse, while remaining Chaplain at Bergan, 1976. Co-pastor, St. Matthew, Champaign, 1978. Pastor, St. Anne, East Moline, 1983; St. Mary and Sts. Peter & Paul, Westville, 1988. Vicar, Danville Vicariate, 1988. Pastor, St. Columba, Ottawa, 1990. Diocesan Ecumenical Officer, 1990. Diocesan Consultor, 1990. Vicar, Ottawa Vicariate, 1991. Episcopal Vicar for Ecumenism, 1993. Prelate of Honor, 1993. Pastor, Holy Cross, Champaign, 1997. Vicar, Champaign Vicariate, 1997. While remaining Vicar Forane of the Champaign Vicariate and Episcopal Vicar for Ecumenical Affairs, to Pastor, St. Boniface, Seymour, with residence at St. John’s Catholic Chapel, Champaign, 2005. Remaining Pastor, St. Boniface, Seymour, Asst. Chaplain, St. John’s Catholic Chapel, Champaign; also Pastor of St. Joseph, Ivesdale, 2007. Protonotary Apostolic. Senior priest status 2012.

Monsignor Jerome Nguyen Ham

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nnham@crtelco.com
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Born in Quangtri, Vietnam, Aug. 16, 1939 Ordained June 13, 1968, in Vietnam Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart, Moline, 1978; St. Joseph’s, Marseilles, 1979. Pastor, St. Mary’s, Ottawa, 1982; St. Anthony’s and St. Casimir’s, Streator, 1994. Prelate of Honor, 2000. Dio. Consultor, 2001. While remaining pastor of St. Anthony’s, Streator, to administrator of St. Stephen’s Parish, Streator, 2004. Pastor, St. Anthony’s Streator, 2005; Pastor, St. Franics of Assisi, Ottawa 2009
Senior Status (2011)

Father Edward O. Harkrader

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545 S. 5th St. Princeton, IL 61356
Born in Peoria, Sept. 30, 1930 Ordained, June 7, 1969 Parochial Vicar, St. Paul, Macomb 1969; Holy Family, Oglesby, 1973; Pastor, St. Anthony, Matherville, 1979; St. Louis, Princeton, 1988; Senior Priest status, 2001

Father Donald R. Henderson

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frdrhenderson@gmail.com
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Born in Peoria on August 9, 1943. Ordained June 6, 1970.
Parochial Vicar at the Cathedral of St. Mary, Peoria (1970). Parochial Vicar at St. Philomena, Peoria (1973). Faculty at Academy of Our Lady/Spalding, Peoria (1974). Chaplain at Schlarman High School, Danville and part-time Assistant Pastor at St. Paul, Danville (1980). Parochial Vicar at St. Matthew, Champaign (1983). Pastoral Team Ministry at St. Vincent, Peoria (1985). Pastor at St. Paul, Danville (1988). Pastor at St. Theresa, Earlville (1991). Pastor at St. Anthony and St. Casimir, Streator (1992). Pastor at St. Mary, Delavan and St. Joseph, Hopedale (1993). Pastor at St. Anthony and Sts. Peter and Paul, Spring Valley (1995). Parochial Vicar at Holy Cross, Champaign (2000). Pastor at St. Mary, El Paso and St. Patrick, Minonk (2001). Parochial Vicar at St Matthew, Champaign (2002). Faculty at Peoria Notre Dame High School with residence at St. Jude, Peoria (2003). Parochial Vicar at Holy Cross, Champaign (2003). Administrator at St. Mark, Peoria (2005). Pastor at St. Philomena, Peoria (2006). Parochial Vicar at St. Philomena (2008). Parochial Vicar at St Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2011). Pastor at St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (2013).  Parochial Vicar at St. Mary Cathedral, Peoria, Sacred Heart, Peoria, St. Bernard, Peoria and St. Joseph, Peoria (2015).

Senior Priest Status in 2016.

Monsignor Douglas J. Hennessy

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Born in Bloomington, Feb. 21, 1938 Ordained July 14, 1963 Parochial Vicar, St. Paul’s, Macomb, 1964; Graduate studies at Fordham University, New York, 1967; Dio. Dir., Religious Education and Dio. Dir. of Vocations, 1968; Part-time Parochial Vicar, St. Patrick, Peoria, 1970; In residence, St. Martin, Peoria, 1976; Co-Pastor, St. Patrick, Urbana, 1977; Staff, North American College, Rome, 1986; Pastor, St. Paul, Danville, 1991; Chaplain to His Holiness, 2003; Pastor, Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 2004
SENIOR STATUS 2013

Father Robert Hoffmann

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217-354-2521
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343 Hickory Ct. Oakwood, IL 61858
Born in St. Louis, Mo., June 14, 1930 Ordained May 27, 1956 Parochial Vicar, St. John, Peoria, 1956; St. Paul’s, Odell, faculty member and athletic dir., St. Paul’s High School, and chaplain, Veteran’s Hospital, Dwight, 1959; Faculty, Alleman High School, Rock Island, and part time Asst. St. Mary, Rock Island, 1996; Asst. St. John Chapel, Champaign, 1967; St. Bernard, Peoria, 1969; Pastor, St. Patrick Wapella and St. Mary, Downs, 1970; Vicar, Lincoln Vicariate, 1974; Co-chaplain, Newman Foundation, Normal, Co-pastor, St. Patrick, Danville, 1978; Pastor Holy Family Danville, 1985; St. John, Clinton and St. Patrick, Wapella, 1989; Senior Priest status and Pastor Emeritus, 2000

Father Duane C. Jack

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Born in Moline, Feb. 1, 1941 Ordained May 21, 1967 Parochial Vicar, Visitation, Kewanee, 1967; Imm. Conception, Monmouth, 1973; Holy Family, Peoria, 1973; Co-pastor, Sacred Heart, Moline, 1976; Pastor, St. Maria Goretti, Coal Valley, 1981. Vicar, Rock Island Vicariate, 1981-91. Pastor, St. Mary’s, Kewanee, 1991. Vicar, Kewanee Vicariate, 1996. Pastor, St. Patrick’s Colona, 2002; 6/12/13 Senior Status

Father Thomas F. Kelly

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W6881 W. Lake Shore Drive Elkhorn WI 53121
Born in Peoria, July 11, 1930 Ordained May 27, 1956 Parochial Vicar, St. Joseph, Rock Island, 1956; St. Paul’s, Odell, 1958; Asst. chaplain, Newman Foundation, Champaign, 1959; Chaplain, Newman Foundation, Bradley University, Peoria, 1963. Co-pastor, St. Columba, Ottawa, 1973; Adm., St. Columba, Ottawa, 1974; Co-pastor, St. Columba Ottawa, 1974; Pastor, St. Columba, 1978; Leave of absence, 1983; Adm., St. Mary, Tiskilwa, 1983; Pastor, St. Anthony, Bartonville, 1985; Senior Priest status, 1999

Father John J. King

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570-727-2405
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Box 79 Starrucca PA 18462
Born in Starrucca, Pa, November 26, 1922 Ordained, May 6, 1948 Parochial Vicar, St. Mary, Rock Island, 1948; Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1948; St. Joseph, Pekin, 1953; St. Mary, E. Moline, 1953; Holy Family, Peoria, 1959; Pastor, St. Patrick, Camp Grove, 1960; Epiphany, Normal, 1966; Senior Priest status and Pastor Emeritus, 1995

Father James C. Kretz

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Born May 5, 1941 Ordained May 25, 1991
Parochial Vicar, St. Patrick’s, Merna, Bloomington, 1991; Epiphany, Normal, 1993. Pastor, St. Ann’s, Toluca, and Sacred Heart, Rutland, 1993; Senior Priest Status 2009.

Father Duane M. Leclercq

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815-488-0642
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3892 Fish n Fun Road McKnabb, IL 61335
Born in Spring Valley, May 4, 1938 Ordained May 31, 1964 Parochial Vicar, Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1964; St. Mark’s, Peoria, 1968; St. Mary’s, Moline, 1971; St. Vincent’s, Peoria, 1973. Pastor, Sacre Coeur, 1976; Co-pastor, St. Edward’s, Chillicothe, 1979. Director, Teens Encounter Christ Program, 1982. In residence, St. Bernard’s, Peoria, 1983. Pastor, St. John’s, Clinton, and St. Patrick’s, Wapella, 1983; St. Theresa’s, Earlville, 1989; St. Boniface, Peoria, 1991. Adm., St. Patrick’s, Dwight, 1994. Pastor, St. Patrick’s, LaSalle, 1994. Pastor, Sacred Heart, Granville and St. Patrick’s, Hennepin, 2003.

Senior priest status (2008)

Father Joseph M. Mai-Chi-Thanh

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(217) 355-5207
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904 Switchgrass St. Champaign, IL 61822
Born Aug. 16, 1928. Ordained June 29, 1957. Principal, St. Joseph Grade & High School , Nghia-Hoa, Saigon, South Vietnam, 1973. Graduate Studies, Boston College, Boston, Mass., 1976. Adm., St. Augustine, St. Augustine, and St. Patrick, Raritan, 1977. Pastor, St. Augustine, St. Augustine, and St. Patrick, Raritan, 1982; Sacred Heart, Farmer City, and St. John, Bellflower, 1984; St. Joseph and St. Mary, Pesotum, 1993. Senior priest status and pastor emeritus, 2004.

Father Stanley J. Malinowski

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Born in Ambridge, PA, Aug. 7, 1928. Ordained June 6, 1954. Parochial Vicar, St. Hyacinth, LaSalle, 1954. Faculty, Alleman High School, Rock Island, 1956. Faculty, Schlarman High School, Danville, and Assistant, St. Patrick, Danville, 1957. Chaplain, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Danville, and faculty, St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, Danville, and faculty, Schlarman High School, 1960-66. Pastor, St. Joseph, Colfax, and St. Rose, Strawn, 1066; St. Malachy, Rantoul, 1972. Senior priest status and pastor emeritus, 1997. In residence, St. Elizabeth, Thomasboro, 2001.

Father Dale R. Maloy

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(815) 910-3030
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1709 Char-Lu Dr. Mendota, IL 61342
Born in Mendota, April 9, 1928. Ordained June 6, 1954. Parochial Vicar, Visitation, Kewanee, 1954; Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur, 1954; St. Mark, Peoria, 1959. Pastor, St. John, Walnut, 1967; St. Theresa, Earlville, 1971; Holy Rosary, LaSalle, 1987. Advocate, Marriage Tribunal, 1968-1978. Associate Judge, Marriage Tribunal, 1978-1998. Senior priest status, 2003.

Father Robert G. Mann

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(623) 544-4795
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19614 Star Ridge Dr, Sun City West, AZ 85375-4119
Born in Clinton, Iowa, June 5, 1933. Ordained June 6, 1959. Dir., Pastoral Care Dept., United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville, 1990. Senior priest status, 2003.

Father Kenneth L. Marchulones

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Born in Peoria, Feb. 24, 1940. Ordained May 23, 1965. Parochial Vicar, St. Mary, Westville, 1965; St. Joseph, Danville, and faculty, Schlarman High School, Danville, 1967. Principal, Schlarman High School, Danville, 1968. Principal, Marquette High School, Ottawa, 1974. Principal, Bergan High School, Peoria, 1979. Pastor, St. Monica, East Peoria, 1984; Senior Status (2010)

Father Paul J. Meismer

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Born in Peoria, June 7, 1943. Ordained June 7, 1969. Parochial Vicar, St. Valentine, Peru, 1969. Adm., St. Patrick, Arlington, Sacred Heart, Dimmick, while remaining Parochial Vicarl, St. Valentine, Peru, 1976; Pastor, St. Mary, Delavan, and St. Joseph, Hopedale, 1979. Chaplain, Logan Correctional Center, Lincoln, 1979. Pastor, St. Patrick, Sheffield, 1985; St. Patrick, Sheffield and St. John, Cambridge, 1986-87; Pastor, St. Patrick, Sheffield, and St. Margaret, Wyanet, 1988; Imm. Conception, Spring Valley, 1998; Holy Trinity, Cherry and St. Patrick, Arlington, 2008.  Senior priest status (2011)

Father Thomas Mizeur

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Born in Rock Island, Dec. 1, 1945. Ordained June 9, 1973. Parochial Vicar, Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1973. Co-chaplain, St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, 1980. Campus Minister, Bradley University, Peoria, and Illinois Central College, East Peoria, 1983. Dir., Pastoral Care, St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, 1985. Chaplain, St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, 1998. Leave of absence, 1999. In residence, St. Pius, Rock Island, 1999. Parochial Vicar, St. Pius, Rock Island, 2000. Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Lacon, St. Mary and St. Joseph, Henry, 2004.

Pastor Immaculate Conception, Lacon; St. John XXIII, Henry, chaplain daughters of St. Francis of Assisi, Lacon; St. Joseph Nursing Home, Lacon (2014)

Senior Status (2-2017)

Father Richard L. Mullen

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217-355-7646
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Born in Urbana on December 17, 1925.
Ordained pn May 29, 1955.
Parochial Vicar at St. Mary in Moline (1955). Chaplain at Guardian Angel Home in Peoria (1957). Parochial Vicar at St. John Chapel in Champaign (1965). Pastor at St. Michael in Bement (1967). Moderator of Danville Deanery Council of Catholic Women (1970). Executive Director of the Diocesan Personnel Board (1972). Associate Editor of The Catholic Post (1973). Administrator of Sacred Heart in Farmer City and St. John in Bellflower (1983). Pastor of Holy Cross in Champaign (1984).
Senior priest status and pastor emeritus (1997).

Father Dennis H. O’Riley

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(217) 446-5870
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6 Shorewood Drive South, Danville, IL 61832
Born in Chicago, April 9, 1931. Ordained August 2, 1959. Parochial Vicar, St. Columba, Ottawa, 1959; St. Malachy, Rantoul, 1964. Pastor, Sacred Heart, Farmer City, and St. John, Bellflower, 1971. Co-pastor, St. Patrick, Danville, 1974; Holy Family, Danville, 1978. Parochial Vicar, Holy Cross, Champaign, 1984, Pastor, St. Patrick, Tolono and St. Charles Borromeo, Homer, 1988. Senior priest status, 2001.

Father John M. Onderko

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2200 36th Street Rock Island IL 61201
Born in Galesburg, IL, October 17, 1936. Ordained June 17, 1962. Parochial Vicar, St. Hyacinth, LaSalle, 1962; Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur, 1962; St. Hyacinth, LaSalle, 1965. Co-pastor, Holy Cross, Mendota, and Sts Peter & Paul, Peterstown, 1980; Holy Cross, Mendota, 1980; St. Mary, Moline, 1981. Pastor, Resurrection, LaSalle, 1993. Senior priest status, 2005.

Father Ted Pracz

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Born Aug. 7, 1937. Ordained April 23, 1966. Faculty, Schlarman High School, Danville, 1966. Pastor, St. Anthony, Hoopeston, 1982; Holy Family, Danville, 1992. Vicar, Danville Vicariate, 1996. While remaining Pastor, Holy Family, Danville, to Administrator, St. Paul, Danville, 2005. Pastor, Holy Family, Danville, 2005. 6/12,2013 Senior Status

Father Robert E. Prendergast

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(309) 856-8211
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PO Box 548 Kewanee IL 61443
Born in Brooklyn, NY, June 25, 1922. Ordained May 28, 1950. Parochial Vicar, St. Mary, Peoria, 1950. Chaplain, St. Francis Hospital, Kewanee, 1953; St. Mary Hospital, Galesburg, 1969. Senior priest status, 1974.

Monsignor John J. Prendergast

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Born Oct. 31, 1945, in Streator. Ordained July 4, 1976. Parochial Vicar, St. Matthew, Champaign, 1976. Assistant Chaplain, St. John’s Chapel, Champaign, 1978. U.S. Army, 1980. Prelate of Honor, 2000. Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Streator, 2002. While remaining Pastor at Immaculate Conception, Streator, Administrator, St. Casimir, Streator, 2004. Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Streator, 2005. Remaining Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Streator and Admin., St. Casmir, Streator; also to Pastor, St. Stephen, Streator; St. Patrick, Ransom, 2007; Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Streator, St. Stephen, Streator, St. Casimir, Streator, St. Anthony of Padua, Streator 2009. Pastor of St. Patrick, Washington; 2011 Remaining pastor of St. Patrick, Washington, Pastor St. Monica, East Peoria, 2012. Special Assistant to the bishop; episcopal vicar for religious; episcopal vicar for retired priests; Vice Chancellor, 2013.  Senior Priest Status 2015.
Senior Status 2015

Father Richard E. Raney

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himself236@comcast.net
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(239) 463-6789
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21460 Bay Villiage Drive, #236 Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931-4337
Born in Peoria, October 19, 1912. Ordained June 5, 1938. Parochial Vicar, Holy trinity, Bloomington, 1938. Pastor, St. Mary, Ottawa, 1946; Sts. Peter & Paul, Chatsworth, 1950; St. Edward, Chillicothe, 1957. Co-pastor, St. Edward, Chillicothe, 1973. Pastor, Sacred Heart, Moline, 1976. Senior priest status, 1980.

Father George F. Remm

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217-840-9068
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PO Box 6136 Champaign IL 61826
Born in Peoria, July 23, 1934. Ordained May 29, 1960. Parochial Vicar, Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1960. In residence, Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur, 1969. Director, Office of Christian Worship, 1969-1976. Parochial Vicar, St. Mark, Peoria, 1971. Master of Ceremonies to the Bishop, 1972-76. Pastor, Visitation and St. Joseph, Kewanee, 1976; St. Mary, Kewanee, 1982; St. Patrick, Urbana, 1986. Senior priest status and pator emeritus, 2004.

Father James E. Rickey

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Born in Peoria, June 25, 1943. Ordained June 7, 1969. Parochial Vicar, Imm. Heart of Mary, Galesburg, 1969. Adm., St. Rose, Rushville. Asst., St. Paul’s, Macomb, and chaplain, St. Francis Newman Center, Macomb, 1974. Pastor, St. Patrick’s, Raritan, while remaining chaplain, St. Francis Newman Center, Macomb, 1989. Chaplain, St. Francis Newman Center, Macomb, 1991. Sabbatical, 1993. Pastor, St. Patrick’s, Dwight, 1994. While remaining at Dwight, adm., Sacred Heart, Campus, 1996. Pastor, St. Patrick’s, Dwight, 1998. 6/12/2013 Senior Status

Father David F. Roche

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815-842-2891
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728 E. Water Street Pontiac IL 61764
Born in Peoria, Nov. 30, 1932. Ordained June 1, 1958. Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart, Moline, 1958; St. Mary, Westville, 1958; Imm. Conception, Spring Valley, 1965; St. Patrick, Washington, 1969. Chaplain, St. Margaret Hospital, Spring Valley, 1970. Pastor, St. Mary, Delavan, and St. Joseph, Hopedale, 1971. Chaplain, Mercy Hospital, Urbana, 1973. Co-pastor, St. Patrick, Urbana, 1981. On leave, 1981. Adminstrator, Sacred Heart, Farmer City, and St. John, Bellflower, 1982. Leave of absence, 1983. In residence, St. Bernard, Peoria, 1984. Pastor, St. Mary, Princeville, 1985. Chaplain, St. James Hospital, Pontiac, 1991. Senior priest status, 2003.

Father Tom Royer

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Born in Canton, Jan. 27, 1935. Ordained May 29, 1960. Parochial Vicar, Holy Family, Peoria, 1960; St. Paul, Danville, 1966; St. Matthew, Champaign, 1970. Chaplain, Mercy Hospital, Urbana, 1971. Parochial Vicar, St. Edward, Chillicothe, 1972. Director, Office of Communications, 1972. Pastor, St. Mary, Champaign, 1973; St. Joseph, Ivesdale, while remaining Pastor at Champaign, 1989. Pastor, St. Mary, Champaign, and St. Boniface, Seymour, 2001. Pastor, St. Mary, Champaign, 2005.  Senior priest status (2011)

Father William A. Ryan

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Born in Chicago on April 29, 1930.
Ordained on August 2, 1959.
Parochial Vicar at St. Mary in East Moline (1959). Parochial Vicar at St. Malachy in Geneseo (1964). Parochial Vicar at St. Roch in LaSalle (1968). Parochial Vicar at St. Malachy in Geneseo (1970). Pastor at St. Mary in Keithsburg, St. Therese in New Boston, and St. Andrew in Oquawka (1972). Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick in Ottawa (1973). Adminstrator at St. Joseph in Ivesdale (1975). Pastor at St. Mary in Peru (1975). Pastor at St. Mary in Delavan and St. Joseph in Hopedale (1977). Co-pastor at St. Patrick in Ottawa (1979). Pastor at Sacred Heart in Rutland and St. Joseph in Flanagan (1983). Chaplain for St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon (1988). Parochial Vicar at St. Vincent de Paul in Peoria (1991). Pastor at St. Patrick in Ransom and St. Mary in Grand Ridge (1992).
Senior priest status (2000).

Father Michael R. Schaab

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Born in Peoria, March 7, 1944. Ordained May 22, 1971. Parochial Vicar, St. Malachy, Rantoul, 1971; Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1972. Leave for study, 1977. Director, Religious Education, 1979. Pastor, St. Mary, Downs, and St. Patrick, Merna, 1985. Leave for teaching, 1991. Pastor, Mary, Our Lady of Peace, Orion, 1996. While remaining Pastor, Our Lady of Peace, Orion, to Administrator, St. Maria Goretti, Coal Valley, 2002. Pastor, St. Pius X, Rock Island, 2005.
Senior Status 2014

Father Robert G. Schladen

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309-453-9398
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PO Box 6105 Peoria IL 61601-6105
Born in Cissna Park, May 8, 1933. Ordained August 2, 1959. Parochial Vicar, St. Mary, Peoria, 1959. Director, Catholic Youth Center, Peoria 1966. Parochial Vicar, St. Patrick, Danville and faculty, Schlarman High School, Danville, 1967. Parochial Vicar, St. Patrick, Danville, 1970. Pastor, St. Maria Goretti, Coal Valley, 1972. Member of the Rock Island-Milan Cooperative Ministry, co-pator, St. Pius X, Rock Island, 1976. Coordinator, Ministry to Priests, 1978. Co-Director, Communications/Evangelization Office, 1981. Executive Director, Diocesan Personnel Board, 1983. Pastor, St. Mark, Peoria, 1990. Available for assignment, 1998. Senior priest status, 2003.

Father Harold F. Schmitt

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(309) 246-3867 or 246-2175
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Born in Henry, Feb. 6, 1931. Ordained May 30, 1959. Parochial Vicar, St. Patrick, Ottawa, 1959; Imm. Conception, Monmouth, 1963; St. Philomena, Peoria, 1966. Pastor, Imm. Conception, Carthage, Sacred Heart, Dallas City, and St. Mary, West Point, 1972. Co-pastor, St. Philomena, Peoria, 1974. Adm., St. Augustine, St. Augustine, and St. Patrick, Raritan, 1975. Pastor, St. Mary, DePue, 1975; St. Mary Cathedral, Peoria, 1978; St. Mary, Kewanee, 1986; St. Maria Goretti, Coal Valley, 1991; St. Mary’ Ottawa, 1994. Chaplain, Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi, Lacon, and St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Lacon, 1998.

Senior Priest Status 2014

Father Thomas Shea

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Bickford House 14 Heartland Dr. Bloomington, IL 61704
Born in Bloomington, IL, Nov. 16, 1936. Ordained Feb. 2, 1973. Parochial Vicar, St. Monica, East Peoria, 1973. Vicar, Pekin Vicariate, 1974. Pastor, St. Paul, Danville, 1978. Leave of absence, 1988. Senior priest status, 2001. Parochial Vicar, St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington, 2004. Senior priest status, 2008.

Monsignor James J. Swaner

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Born in Chicago on March 25, 1936. Ordained May 28, 1961.
Parochial Vicar at St. Columba, Ottawa, and faculty at Marquette High School, Ottawa (1961). Assistant Principal at Marquette High School, Ottawa (1968). Principal at Marquette High School (1969). Pastor at Annunciation, Streator and St. Mary, Kangley (1973). Pastor at Sts. Peter & Paul, Leonore, while remaining pastor at Annunciation, Streator and St. Mary, Kangley (1977). Pastor at Resurrection, LaSalle (1984). Pastor at Sacred Heart, Dimmick while remaining pastor at Resurrection, LaSalle (1991). Pastor at St. Mary, Wenona and St. John, Lostant (1993). Pastor at St. Patrick, Washington (1994). Vicar of Pekin Vicariate (1996). Administrator of St. Luke, Eureka while remaining pastor at St. Patrick, Washington (2000). Prelate of Honor (2000). Pastor of St. Mary, Utica (2003).

Senior Priest Status in 2016.

Father George M. Thompson

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309-736-0665
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3026 55th Street Drive Moline IL 61265
Born Davenport, IA, July 12, 1926. Ordained July 6, 1952. Parochial Vicar, St. Catherine, Aledo, 1952; St. Patrick, Dwight, 1956. Asst. Diocesan Director, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, 1958-1965. Administrator, St. Patrick, Dwight, 1959. Parochial Vicar, Visitation, Kewanee, 1960. Pastor, St. Patrick, Ransom, 1964; St. Patrick, Sheffield, 1968; St. Patrick, Bloomington, 1971; St. Catherine, Aledo, 1980; Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis, 1983. Senior priest status and pastor emeritus, 1996.

Father Gerald J. Verdun

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Born in Pontiac on March 3, 1942.
Ordained on May 20, 1972.
Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick in Danville (1972). Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph in Pekin (1974). Parochial Vicar at Epiphany in Normal (1977). Pastor at Immaculate Conception in Carthage, Sacred Heart in Dallas City, and St. Mary in West Point (1978). Pastor at St. Joseph in Colfax and St. Rose in Strawn (1980). Parochial Vicar at St. Matthew in Champaign (1989). Pastor at St. Anthony and St. Casimir in Streator (1993). Pastor at St. Joseph in Pekin (1994). Pastor at St. Mary in Delavan and St. Joseph in Hopedale (2000).
Senior Priest Status (2012).

Father Gerard A. Verhoye

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309-936-7917
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202 N. State Street, Box 603 Atkinson IL 61235
Born in Moline, March 22, 1922. Ordained March 13, 1949. Parochial Vicar, St. Malachy, Geneseo, 1949; St. Joseph, Rock Island, 1949; St. Anthony, Atkinson, 1949; St. Joseph, LaSalle, 1954. Chaplain, Mercy Hospital, Urbana, 1955. Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Conception, Monmouth, 1959. Adminstrator, Immaculate Conception, Monmouth, 1960. Pastor, St. John, Galva, 1961; St. Patrick, Sheffield, 1971. Administrator, St. Patrick Sheffield, while remaining pastor at St. Anthony, Atkinson and St. Mary, Hooppole, 1976. Senior priest status, 1992.

Passed: 07/18/2016

Monsignor William A. Watson

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Born in Pontiac, March 9, 1936. Ordained June 3, 1962. Parochial Vicar, St. Joseph, Rock Island, 1962; St. John Chapel, Champaign, 1969. Pastor, St. Thomas, Peoria Heights, 1981. Vicar, Peoria N.W. Vicariate, 1986. Chaplain to His Holiness, 2003. Vicar, Peoria NW Vicariate, 2004. While remaining Pastor, St. Thomas, Peoria Heights, to Administrator, St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria, 2004. Pastor, St. Thomas, Peoria Heights, 2005. President, Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria, 2007. Prelate of Honor, 2007.  July 8, 2015 to Senior Status.

Monsignor Dale L. Wellman

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Born in Quincy on November 10, 1938.
Ordained on May 31, 1964.
Parochial Vicar at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Galesburg (1964). Parochial Vicar at St. John in Peoria and Vicar of Education (1968). Vicar Adjutor of St. Anthony in Bartonville (1969). Chaplain at Peoria State Hospital (1969). Administrator at St. Anthony in Bartonville (1972). Pastor at St. Anthony in Bartonville (1974). Moderator for DCCW (1974). Pastor at St. Patrick in LaSalle (1983). Pastor at St. Ambrose in Milan (1990). Prelate of Honor (1993). Pastor at Sacred Heart in Moline (2001). Vicar of Rock Island Vicariate (2004).
Senior Status (2014).

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