Directory: Vicar Foranes

Father Antonio Dittmer

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Born in Marseilles, IL on May 9, 1971.
Ordained on July 12, 1997.
Parochial Vicar at Immaculate Conception in Monmouth (1997). Studies at North American College in Rome (1997). Assistant Pastor at Holy Cross in Champaign (1998). Chaplain at The High School of Saint Thomas More in Champaign and consultant for Family Life Programs of the Diocese (2000). While remaining Chaplain at The High School of Saint Thomas More, to Administrator at Sacred Heart in Farmer City and St. John in Bellflower (2000). Whilte remaining Chaplain at The High School of Saint Thomas More, to part-time Parochial Vicar at Holy Cross in Champaign (2001). Leave of absence to discern religious life (2003). Chaplain at St. Robert Bellarmine Newman Center in Normal (2005). Working outside of the Diocese (2009). Pastor at St. Hyacinth, St. Patrick, and Rector of Queeen of the Holy Rosary Shrine all in LaSalle (2012).

Father S. Stephen Engelbrecht

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Born July 26, 1973, in Jacksonville Ordained May 27, 2000 Parochial Vicar, St. Matthew’s, Champaign, 2000; St Thomas Peoria Heights, 2002; Administrator, St. Patrick Parish, Havana, Immaculate Conception Parish, Manito, 2004; Pastor, St. Patrick, Havana, Immaculate Conception, Manito, 2006; Pastor, St. Malachy, Rantoul; Pastor St. Elizabeth, Thomasboro, 2007; Pastor St. Patrick, Andalusia 2009. Pastor St. Anthony, Atkinson, 2013.

Pastor St. Anthony, Atkinson; Sacred Heart, Annawan; Vicar, Kewanee Vicariate (2014)

Monsignor Philip D. Halfacre

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Born in East Chicgo, Ind., Oct. 15, 1964 Ordained May 25, 1991 Parochial Vicar, St. Thomas, Peoria Heights, 1991. Pastor, St. Mary’s, Utica, and chaplain, Marquette High School, Ottawa, 1992. Pastor, St. Patrick’s, Ottawa, 1998. While remaining Pastor, St. Patrick’s, Ottawa, to Administrator, St. Mary’s (Naplate), Ottawa, 2003. Pastor St. Michael the Archangel, Streator; Part-time teacher at Marquette High School (2011); Pastor St. Michael the Archangel, Streator and St. Patrick, Seneca, 2012;

Father Patrick T. Henehan

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309-243-7811
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Born in Bradford, on July 16, 1971 Ordained May 23, 1998 Parochial Vicar, St. Vincent’s, Peoria, 1998; Pastor, St. Mary, Utica, and Chaplain, Marquette High School, Ottawa, 2000; Chaplain, Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, and Pastor, St. Mary, Downs, with residence at St. Patrick, Wapella, 2003; While remaining chaplain, Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, to pastor, St. Patrick’s Parish Wapella, 2004; Pastor, St. Jude Church, Peoria (2010)

Remaining pastor of St. Jude, Peoria; Vocation Director of Formation 2015.

Father R. Anthony Lee

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Born in Galesburg, Dec. 31, 1960 Ordained May 29, 1993 Parochial Vicar, Imm. Conception, Streator, 1993; St. Paul’s, Danville, and chaplain, Schlarman High School, Danville, 1994. Pastor, St. Paul’s, Odell, and Sacred Heart, Campus, 1998. Pastor, St. Anthony’s, Hoopeston, and chaplain, Schlarman High School, Danville, 1999. While remaining pastor, St. Anthony’s, and Chaplain, Schlarman, to pastor, Holy Trinity, Rankin, 2000. Pastor, St. Anthony’s, Hoopeston, and Chaplain, Schlarman High School, Danville, 2001. From chaplain, Schlarman H.S., Danville, and pastor, St. Anthony’s Parish, Hoopeston and Chaplain, Schlarman High School, Danville, Pastor, Rankin, 2003. From Chaplain, Schlarman High School and pastor St. Anthony’s Parish, Hoopeston, to pastor Holy Family, Lincoln and St. Columba Mission, Mason City, 2004; Pastor, St. Jude, Peoria, 2007; Leave of Absence (2010); Pastor St. Anthony, Atkinson (2011). Pastor Holy Trinity, Bloomington; Historic St. Patrick, Bloomington and pastoral care for JPII Catholic Newman Ctr at IL State University, Normal and Vicar, Bloomington/Lincoln Vicariate (2013).

Monsignor Mark J. Merdian

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msgrmerdian@gmail.com
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Born in Peoria, Nov. 13, 1966. Ordained May 29, 1993. Parochial Vicar, St. Matthew, Champaign, 1993. Adm. asst. to Bishop Myers and vice-chancellor, 1997. While remaining adm. asst. to bishop and vice-chancellor, adm., St. Peter, Peoria, 1998. Pastor, St. Peter, Peoria, while remaining adm. asst. to bishop and vice-chancellor, 1999. Pastor St. Mary, Metamora and St. Elizabeth, Washburn, 2001. While remaining Pastor, St. Mary, Metamora and St. Elizabeth, Washburn, to Admin., St. Joseph, Roanoke and St John, Benson, 2001. Pastor, St. Mary, Metamora, St. Elizabeth, Washburn, St. Joseph, Roanoke and St. John, Benson, 2002. Pastor, St. Matthew’s, Champaign, 2003. Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, 2003. Vicar of junior clergy, 2006. Chaplain to His Holiness, 2009. Episcopal vicar for health care, 2010. While remaining Episcopal Vicar for Healthcare and Episcopal Vicar for Young Clergy, President, Peoria Notre Dame High School (2012)
Pastor St. Pius X, Rock Island, Vicar of Rock Island Vicariate (2014)

Monsignor Ernest E. Pizzamiglio

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Born in Chicago, Nov. 5, 1933. Ordained May 22, 1966. Parochial Vicar, Holy Family, Peoria, 1966; Holy Cross, Champaign, 1971; Visitation, Kewanee, and adm., St. John, Galva, 1973. Vicar, Kewanee Vicariate, 1974. Pastor, St. Patrick, Elkhart, St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski, and St. John, Middletown, 1976; St. Mary, DePue, 1981; St. Edward, Chillicothe, 1985; Imm. Heart of Mary, Galesburg, 1990. Vicar, Monmouth Vicariate, 1990, while remaining Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg, administrator St. Aloysius, Wataga 2002. Pastor, Imm. Heart of Mary, Galesburg, and St. Aloysius, Wataga, 2006.

Pastor Immaculate Heart of Mary and Chaplain to His Holiness (2009)

Father Robert Rayson

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Born on May 22, 1969 in Gary, IN.
Ordained on May 29, 1999.
Parochial Vicar at Sacred Heart in Moline (1999). Parochial Vicar at Holy Trinity in Bloomington (2001).
Administrator at St. Dominic in Camp Grove and St. Patrick in Wyoming (2001). Pastor at St. Dominic in Wyoming and St. Patrick in Camp Grove and Administrator at St. John in Bradford (2002). While remaining pastor at St. Dominic in Camp Grove and St. Patrick in Wyoming, to Pastor at St. John in Bradford (2003). Pastor at Resurrection, St. Hyacinth, St. Patrick and Queen of the Holy Rosary in LaSalle and Sacred Heart in Dimmick (2006). Pastor of St. Hyacinth and St. Patrick, rector for Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine all in LaSalle (2007). Pastor of St. Thomase More in Dalzell and St. Benedict in Ladd (2009). Pastor of St. Matthew in Champaign and St. Boniface in Seymour (2012). While remaining Pastor at St. Matthew in Champaign and St. Boniface in Seymour to Vicar Forane of the Champaign Vicariate (2016).

Father Stephen A. Willard

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Born in Peoria Sept. 9, 1966. Ordained May 29, 1993. Parochial Vicar, Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1993. Pastor, St. Mary, Downs, and Chaplain, Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, with residence at St. Patrick, Bloomington, 1997. Pastor, St. Thomas, Philo and Immaculate Conception, Bongard, 2003. While remaining Pastor of St. Thomas, Philo, and Immaculate Conception, Bongard, to Pastor, St. Mary and St. Joseph, Pesotum, 2004. Pastor, Holy Cross, Champaign, 2005.
Pastor St. Patrick’s Parish, Washington, and St. Monica Parish, East Peoria, 2013.

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