Respect Life

Fatherhood and the Sacredness of Human Life

The upcoming celebration of Father’s Day is a fitting time to examine the irony that in our current culture, fatherhood is rarely mentioned. When mentioned at all, fathers are mocked or portrayed negatively. Some movies and stories downplay the role of the father in a child’s life, yet simultaneously portray the child as suffering from […]

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This New Technology Could Produce Babies from Skin Cells

Within the next 10-20 years, a new and controversial fertility technology called in vitro gametogenesis could make it possible to manipulate skin cells into creating a human baby. However, this groundbreaking research has caused push-back from some critics, like Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, director of education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center, who says IVG would […]

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Dependent

Shortly after my wife had given birth to our first son, I held my little boy and was immediately struck by his helplessness.  Before that moment, I may have had some idea of how dependent a child is on others, but it became very real when my wife handed him to me on that sweltering […]

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Pro-Woman is Pro-Life

Recent cultural conversations on the importance of women’s advancement have increasingly included abortion access, perpetuating a tragic assumption that ‘pro-woman’ and ‘pro-life’ are diametrically opposed viewpoints. This belief ignores the full reality of the beauty and dignity of all human life. To be pro-woman is to be pro-life; one cannot exist without the other. Read […]

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Beyond Giving Up Chocolate: Going Deeper in Lent

Lent isn’t simply about us “giving up” something.  The real grace is when we recognize that Lent is a season in which God wants to give us something.  Discover what God is inviting you to change this Lent. http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent/BeyondChocolate.html

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Word of Life

“Whether it lasts for a brief moment or for a hundred years, each of our lives is a good and perfect gift. At every stage and in every circumstance, we are held in existence by God’s love. … Every life is worth living.” USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities Respect Life Program Flyer

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Word of Life

“We are called to show mercy because mercy has first been shown to us.” Pope Francis, Misericordiae vultus, Used with permission.

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Word of Life

“A political society endures when it seeks, as a vocation, to satisfy common needs by stimulating the growth of all its members, especially those in situations of greater vulnerability or risk.” Pope Francis, Address to the Joint Session of the U.S. Congress, September 24, 2015

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Word of Life

Our relationships on earth are meant to help us and others grow in perfect love. We are meant to depend on one another, serve each other in humility, and walk together in times of suffering. USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities Respect Life Program Flyer

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Pray for Life

English: The #9DaysforLife novena is done, but it’s not too late to sign up for monthly emails at www.9daysforlife.com! en español: ¡La novena #9diasporlavida ha terminado, pero inscríbete para las intenciones semanales en www.usccb.org/reza!

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9 Days for Life Novena – Day 9

  English: #9DaysforLife: Read about one family’s adoption story in today’s “One Step Further.” www.goo.gl/pD8nf7  en español: #9diasporlavida: Lee la historia de adopción de una familia en “Un paso adicional”. www.goo.gl/HxrJR4

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9 Days for Life Novena – Day 8

  English: #9DaysforLife: How can we bring hope to others & be examples of God’s merciful love? www.goo.gl/JUMHmF  en español: #9diasporlavida: ¿Cómo llevar esperanza y ser ejemplos del amor misericordioso de Dios? www.goo.gl/39k7Yb

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9 Days for Life Novena – Day 6

English: #9DaysforLife: Only God can truly fulfill our hearts. How can we invite him into ours? www.goo.gl/Tn6pHk   en español: #9diasporlavida: Solo Dios puede llenar los corazones. ¿Cómo podemos invitarlo al nuestro? www.goo.gl/C9RmDk

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9 Days for Life Novena – Day 2

English: #9DaysforLife: God is ready to forgive each of us! Don’t be afraid. Draw close to his heart. www.goo.gl/jXrEC6 en español: #9diasporlavida: ¡Dios está listo para perdonarte! No tengas miedo. Acércate a su corazón. www.goo.gl/rGu6eL

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9 Days for Life Novena – Day 1

English: #9DaysforLife: How can we build a culture that supports women & respects life? Find out! www.goo.gl/yCfX6N en español: #9diasporlavida: ¿Cómo edificar la cultura que respete la vida y a la mujer? ¡Descúbrelo! www.goo.gl/MgeJnC

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9 Days for Life Novena

English: Tomorrow is the 1st day of #9DaysforLife! Join thousands across the country in prayer: www.9daysforlife.com en español:  ¡Mañana es el primer día de #9Diasporlavida! Únete con tus oraciones a las miles de personas en todo el país: www.9daysforlife.com

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Advent Quote for Thursday – December 22, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016: “I invite you to be more in silence, to discipline your senses to be more recollected, directed to God, to His Love and His Word… We live in a noisy time and noisy world…not necessarily of the “noise” we tend to define as such…The first noise that attacks the human spirit […]

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Advent Quote for Monday – December 12, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016: “Longing is a powerful disposition of the heart, because when we long for God we bring Him to earth.  Our Lady longed for God in such an immaculate manner that He came and dwelled in Her.  Longing is a movement of love; longing is the desire to be with the beloved. […]

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Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe – Day 9

Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts offers a Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Day 9 Mother of our Savior, the conversion of your Aztec children brought an end to infant sacrifice in Mexico.  Holy Mary, we implore your help to end the infant sacrifice by abortion throughout the Americas. Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory […]

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Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe – Day 8

Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts offers a Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Day 8 Mary, Mother of the Church, your apparitions at  Tepeyac and the miraculous image you left fostered unity between Catholic conquerors and clergy and the millions of Aztec converts. Bring unity, Mother, to the various factions within the Church and the wider public […]

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Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe – Day 7

Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts offers a Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Day 7 Mystical Rose, your miraculous signs of Castilian roses in winter and your image on the tilma of Juan Diego led to the conversion of eight million Aztec people to Catholicism in just seven years. Mary, Mother of the Americas, intercede again for […]

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Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe – Day 6

Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts offers a Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Day 6 Holy Mary, comfort of the troubled, you sought out Juan Diego when in fear and confusion he took a different route to avoid encountering you. Then you restored his hope and confidence so he could carry out the task you had entrusted […]

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Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe – Day 5

Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts offers a Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Day 5 Virgin gentle in mercy, in Juan Diego’s anxiety to bring a priest to his dying uncle he failed to keep his appointment with you. Yet, you rewarded his filial love by restoring his uncle to health. Your compassion allowed Juan Diego […]

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Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe – Day 4

Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts offers a Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Day 4 Virgin most wise, you chose a humble farmer to announce your motherly concern to the people of Mexico. Although Juan Diego felt unequal to the mission you gave him, you encouraged him to persevere. Faced with powerful anti-life forces today, we also feel […]

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Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe – Day 3

Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts offers a Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Day 3 Mother of God, your ribboned sash identified you as a pregnant woman, a woman who bore the Christ Child to a world in darkness and who through two millennia has borne the light and love of Christ to a world that has […]

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Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe – Day 2

Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts offers a Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Day 2 Mary, Mother of divine grace, you appeared to Juan Diego standing on the moon and robed in a royal mantle adorned with stars, showing that you are the Queen of Heaven and Earth, yet far from a haughty or distant Queen. […]

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Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe – Day 1

Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts offers a Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Day 1 Holy Mother, you appeared to Saint Juan Diego as a maiden of his own race to reveal that you are the mother of all God’s children. Draw close to your heart those who are facing an unexpected pregnancy, so that like you they […]

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Women Speak for Themselves

Women Speak For Themselves is a national grassroots movement empowering women to speak in media, local communities and online, about how women are disadvantaged respecting dating and marriage, especially because of contraception and abortion, and about how to reconnect sex with marriage and children for the good of all people.

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Advent Quote for Monday – November 28, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016: “Advent is a Marian time…and we must live it with a particular Marian expression: to live it from within the maternal and expecting heart of Mary, to enter into the mystery of her maternity, in her joyful waiting, in her sublime preparation, to come to contemplate, in her arms, the Word […]

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Natural Family Planning Awareness Week: July 24-30, 2016

Natural Family Planning Awareness Week: July 24-July 30, 2016 Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a unique form of fertility education. Specifically, NFP is the title for the moral, natural and healthy, modern and scientifically reliable methods of family planning. These methods teach married couples how to identify and understand their combined signs of fertility. This […]

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Natural Family Planning: Love, Mercy and Life: Opening the Hearts of Marriage

NFP Awareness Week Begins July 24th, 2016 Diocese of Peoria : “Natural Family Planning. Love, Mercy, Life. Opening the Heart of Marriage” is the theme of this year’s Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, a national educational campaign of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to celebrate God’s vision for marriage and promote the […]

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Fortnight for Religious Freedom

Click here for video: Fortnight for Religious Freedom Click here for Letter in English and Spanish: Our First Most Cherished Liberty Primera Y Mas Preciada de Nuestros Libertades

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Campaign for 13 Million Rosaries

Dear All, I wanted to share with you my Religious Community new “13 million Rosaries” campaign.  We desire to offer to Our Lord through Our Lady 13 million Rosaries from now until May 13th 2017, the 100th anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima for World Peace, for the Triumph of Her Immaculate […]

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The 70 Day After Abortion Pill

Much to the delight of abortion advocates, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has loosened its guidelines for the powerful abortion drug, RU-486/Mifepristone, marketed as “Mifeprex.” It may now officially be used up to 70 days gestational age, rather than 49, and administered by non-physicians where allowed by state law — including nurse practitioners and […]

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Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation

  The joy of love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church. As the Synod Fathers noted, for all the many signs of crisis in the institution of marriage, “the desire to marry and form a family remains vibrant, especially among young people, and this is an inspiration to the Church”.1 As […]

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The Original Image of Divine Mercy Film-Director’s Cut March 19, 2016

There will be the Director’s Cut on March 19, 2016 at St. Jude Church of The Original Image of Divine Mercy film.  The Class 3 relic will also be present. This is an exact replica of the “original” image and this replica has also been blessed by our Holy Father, Pope Francis.  Click here to see movie trailor: […]

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Evicting the Enemy at the Gates: Porn in Church

Satan’s greatest trick is deceiving us into thinking he doesn’t exist (C.S. Lewis). Or perhaps greater, to know he does exist, and the ways he’s working, but to do nothing about it. C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters is one of my favorite books. It’s the chronicle of senior devil Screwtape’s advice to his apprentice tempter, Wormwood, […]

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Year of Mercy-“Time to Heal Wounds”: 8 Ways

On April 11, 2015, Pope Francis stood in front of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica handing out copies of the Year of Mercy “Bull of Indiction” to the priests of the major basilicas of Rome and to Vatican officials. Inside St. Peter’s Basilica, portions of the 9,300-word proclamation were read aloud and then […]

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Novena for Life January 16-24, 2016

Respect Life  Ministry of the Diocese of Peoria invites you to: Join us in the:  Jubilee of Mercy to pray and offer sacrifices during the  Novena for Life from January 16-24, 2016. Click here to read more: Novena for Life-English Click here for Spanish version: Novena for Life-Spanish

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Christ the King

A Kingship that bears witness to the truth-Click here for the English version: Christ the King Click here for the Spanish version: Cristo Rey One

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John’s story

Click here to see the beautiful point of view.  Don’t sell life short.  Every life is worth living.  Have the courage to step into Life.  John’s Story

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Cardinal O’Malley: California Legalization of Assisted Suicide “a Great Tragedy for Human Life”

Cardinal O’Malley: California Legalization of Assisted Suicide “a Great Tragedy for Human Life”   October 6, 2015   WASHINGTON—Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), responded on October 6 to Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of the new California law legalizing assisted suicide. […]

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Strengthening Marriage

Listen to Bishop Kurtz’ response to the best way for the Church to strengthen marriages by clicking here: Strengthening Marriages

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Stunning sculpture of ‘pregnant mountain’ goes viral

The image of a stunning sculpture carved on a mountain and portraying a baby inside his mother’s womb has gone viral in recent months. The sculpture, in the words of artist Dubian Monsalve, is a tribute to “the woman that gives life, because life is valuable from its conception to its end.”  Click here to […]

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Let Love Love You

We are in the eve of Respect Life month as well as preparing our hearts for the Jubilee of Mercy. May we be able to let God’s love shine forth   Let Love Love You by Kim Ketola–Let Love Love You  

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Pope Francis Live

Enjoy live stream video of the Pope’s visit to the U.S. through the Diocese of Peoria website.  While you’re there, check out what else is happening in the Peoria Diocese. Click here: Catholic Diocese of Peoria

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Pope Francis urges greater care for street women and children

(Vatican Radio) Abandoned children and exploited sex workers are a “shameful reality in our societies”. That was Pope Francis’s message on Thursday to participants at an  international symposium on the pastoral care of street people that has been taking place in the Vatican this week.  Click here to read full article: Pope Francis on Women […]

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Healing the Family: Rosary Reflections

The eyes of the Church are turned toward helping marriages and families. The face of God is turned toward our greatest needs for healing and holiness. Family life is a holy privilege that requires the work of prayer and sacrifice, the dedication to self-emptying love for the good of the other. Marriage and family is […]

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Peoria Pro-Life Kick-Off Rally is TODAY!

Peoria Pro-Life Kick-Off Rally is today at: Richwoods Christian Church 8115 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria, IL at 6:30pm Speaker: Mary Wagner-hands out roses in abortion facilities. Kick-Off marks the start of 40 days of prayer and fasting. Call Karen to sign up a group or individual to pray anytime from 9/23-11/1 Public sidewalk outside the […]

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K of C fish fry to benefit local pro-life group

PEORIA—The Knights of Columbus Spalding Council will have a benefit fish fry for Central Illinois Right to Life from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 9, at the K of C Hall, 7403 N. Radnor Road. Catfish, chicken, cod and shrimp will be offered along with side dishes. CIRTL will conduct a baked goods sale […]

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Efficacious Novena-begins September 13

The Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart prayed by Padre Pio begins today, September 13th.  Please join us in prayerful union–Heavenly Father, through the powerful intercession of Padre Pio to the Sacred Heart of Jesus we pray for the protection of all life , the end to abortion, the healing of postabotive men and women and the end to […]

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“Step into Life”

“John’s Story: Beyond Independence” Born without arms, John Foppe speaks to a way of life beyond independence, namely inter-dependence: Together we are more. Assisted suicide sells everyone short, so in times of illness or disability, he encourages us to “step into life!” Click here to see video: https://youtu.be/uY2VQgUzPs0          

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“It’s great to be alive!”

Jeanette’s Story: 15 Years Later – featuring Jeanette Redmond & her cancer doctor, Dr. Kenneth Stevens, who encouraged her 15 year years ago not to pursue assisted suicide when she was facing inoperable cancer. She now looks back on how close she came to committing suicide and says: “It’s great to be alive!”  Click on the […]

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Local Life Chain set for October 4 along University Street

Contact: Dan Smith at 309-691-3611 PEORIA, IL—The central Illinois portion of the National Life Chain will be linked from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, October 4, on sidewalks along University Street. The Peoria Life Chain, characterized by silent prayer, will stretch from the city’s abortion clinic at 7405 N. University, past churches and schools, to […]

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National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

Memorial Service for the Unborn will be Sept. 12 WEST PEORIA — The local observance of the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 12, in St. Mary’s Cemetery, 421 N. Sterling. The service, sponsored by Central Illinois Right to Life, will be at the cemetery’s Memorial Site […]

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NFP Awareness week

National NFP Awareness Week – JULY 19 – JULY 25, 2015 2015 theme: All Natural! Natural Family Planning Good for the body. Great for the soul! “Celebrate and reverence God’s vision of human sexuality.” Discover Natural Family Planning NFP Awareness Week To learn more about the different types of FertilityCare check out the links below: […]

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Women’s Summer Retreat

Women’s Summer Retreat “The Family: a gift and a task of Merciful Love” Retreat Master: Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary When: July 10-12, 2015 Retreat begins with registration at 5:30 PM on Friday until Sunday after lunch Where: Nazareth Retreat House, Henry, IL Cost: $180.00 per person / 2 nights 5 […]

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Novena to the Sacred Heart

Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus begins June 4, 2015 It is perhaps the greatest of all the devotions, as it is centered in the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. Click here to join us for the the Novena For more information on the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary click: […]

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Theology on Tap

Join us for a four part series on all the Wednesdays of June (3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th). The series will take place at Kelleher’s Irish Pub, 619 SW Water Street, Peoria. All talks begin at 7pm. This year our theme is “Truth, Beauty & Goodness.” We have a great lineup of passionate speakers with […]

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CLRTL: Garage Sale

23rd Annual Right To Life  Benefit Garage Sale  Catholic Charities, Building F 2900 W Heading Ave, Peoria IL 61604 (Enter at the top of Swards Hill @ Alice- Building F is the first building) Friday, May 15th: 8 am-5 pm Saturday, May 16th: 8 am-10 am Saturday, May 16th: 10 am-12 pm, $3 Bag Sale […]

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Preparation to Pentecost

Pentecost Sunday is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church, is commemorates the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, 50 days after  the Resurrection of Christ.   Click the link to read the novena to the Holy Spirit and other prayers for as we soon approach Pentecost Sunday http://www.piercedhearts.org/hearts_jesus_mary/holy_spirit/prayers_holy_spirit.htm The Catechism of […]

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Resources

Check out some great resources that may be beneficial to you! **Click the title to follow the link to there websites!** Woman Speak For Themselves and I Believe in Love

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Men’s March and Mass

A Call to all Catholic Men of Faith April 18, 2015 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception 419 NE Madison Ave., Peoria, IL 9:00 am Sacrament of Reconciliation Available at Peoria Riverfront; 9:45 am Gathering, Opening Prayer & Speaker after rally Rosary March to the Cathedral of St. […]

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Divine Mercy Novena

Jesus asked that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be proceeded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy which would be gin on Good Friday.  Join us in prayer as we enter deeper into Holy Week. Click the links below for the Novena and how to pray it. https://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/mercy/novena.htm https://www.fisheaters.com/divinemercy.html  

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Preparing for Divine Mercy with Fr. Michael Gaitley

What is Divine Mercy? The message is quite a simple one: God loves us, He loves each and every one of us.  He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. […]

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Holy Week at The Cathedral of St. Mary’s

Holy Week Activities at the Cathedral As the official church of the Bishop, the Cathedral of St. Mary, 607 NE Madison AVE, Peoria, IL 61603, holds a special prominence in the worship life of the local church.  Here is the Cathedral’s schedule for Passion Sunday, Holy Week and Easter: Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday), March 29 […]

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Novena to St. Joseph

Let us ask for the powerful intercession of St. Joseph for the end of the culture of death as well as for our Christian brothers and sister suffering and being martyred throughout the world. The Novena Say this prayer every morning for nine days. O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so […]

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Scott Hahn: Forty Days

Needing a little reminder of what Lent’s all about:  In the book of Matthew, Jesus, while in the Garden of Gethsemane says, “Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test.  The Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”   Here we see that the spirit is drawn to what is good yet […]

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Lent: The Season of Grace

Looking for some ideas or resources to make this Lent fruitful? Here are a few links to explore: Some good studies/emails/etc.  Best Lent Ever: free videos from Matthew Kelly sent to your inbox o http://dynamiccatholic.com/bestlentever/  CDs, Books, DVDs from Fr. Robert Barron o http://www.wordonfire.org/lent/  The Way: Video series from Real Life Catholic- […]

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Prayer for World Day of the Sick

Please Join us on FEBRUARY 11, 2015 as we PRAY for the SICK GOD OF HEALING AND COMPASSION, You shower us with your infinite care, and comfort all in pain and affliction. LOOK WITH ABUNDANT MERCY ON ALL WHO SUFFER in body, mind or spirit, Grant healing and hope to the sick, the wounded and the […]

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Marriage Mass & Valentine Date Night

When & Where: Saturday, February 14, 2015   ~Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception: Holy Mass and Renewal of Wedding Vows @ 4:00 pm with Bishop Jenky. ~Spalding Pastoral Center: Candlelight Dinner Celebration @ 5:30pm catered by Coyote Creek Catering. Entertainment provided by Eric Genuis, World Renowned Classical Pianist. (*Attendance for Marriage Mass […]

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Sanctity of Life Rally

Central Illinois Right to Life will be holding the Sanctity of Life Rally on Tuesday, January 2015 The Family Resources Center will be have an open house from 5:30- 6:30pm 415 NE Monroe, Peoria, IL 61603   The Rally will be held at Riverside Community Church 207 NW Monroe, Peoria, IL 61603 Featuring Shawn Carney, Co- […]

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Salve Regina

In 2014, Friar Gabriel traveled from Perth, Australia to shred the streets of Chicago. Spirit Juice Films was honored and thrilled to capture every minute of his trip. Friar Gabriel skated for 7 years as a teenager, but felt his vocation was religious life. He was prepared to abandon his passion for skateboarding to live […]

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O Antiphons

Discover the meaning behind the Advent antiphons, the medieval prayers prayed by the Church in preparation for Christ’s birth!     These Seven ancient prayers have been prayed by millions of Christians through the centuries, for at least thirteen hundred years.  They are invoking Christ in the seven Messianic titles. There are seven heart cries […]

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The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe Far from a simple ‘painting’, the image of Our Lady on Juan Diego’s tilma has some noteworthy features that were immediately recognized by the native Mexicans and their Spanish conquerors. Carl Anderson underscores the incredible complexity of the Image. Every detail about the mage had a meaning for […]

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Advent Reflections with Fr. Robert Barron

I think one of the best ways to enter into Advent is to get reacquainted with the Bible. Many Catholics don’t know the Bible very well. Vatican II called for a revival in biblical studies, but I don’t think that’s happened yet, at least among average Catholics. We need to understand the great biblical story, […]

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Come See Pro- life Film “40” in Peoria on January 11

The Most Important Human Rights Issue of our time   Join us for a showing of the film with Director and Producer, John Morales who will be speaking at the end of the screening! When:  January 11, 2015 Where: Spalding Pastoral Center (419 NE Madison Ave, Peoria, IL, 61604) Time: 2pm RSVP: by January 7th at lifecdop@gmail.com […]

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The Mass- Chris Stefanick

“Catholics have risked their lives for thousands of years to be at Mass. For mere ritual? Nostalgia? Obligation? No. For the most intimate encounter we get with our Maker on this side of eternity, and to tap into the power we need to live the life we were made for.” — Chris Stefanick    Come […]

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46 Rosaries in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe

A popular Mexican Tradition: For more than a century, each year from October 28 the tradition of the 46 rosaries in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe is performed. It is a traditional spiritual preparation for the focal date which is the 12th of December. Worshipers gather to pray the rosary for 46 days in […]

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Fatima in Peoria

The United Nations Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and First Class Relics of Blessed Jacinta and Blessed Francisco are coming to the Diocese of Peoria! Saturday: November 22 2pm- Holy Hour 3pm- Divine Mercy Chaplet and Confession 4pm- Vigil Mass in Latin Sunday: November 23 10:15am- Public Mass for the Year of […]

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St. John Paul II’s Feast Day

Today is October 22, and we celebrate Saint John Paul II! “Saint John Paul II Called us to holiness.  To love and imitate Jesus Christ.  And he called us to join him in building a civilization of love and a culture of life.” – Most Rev. Jose H Gomez   Read about the life of […]

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Pope Paul VI: A Pope of Many Firsts

On Sunday, October 19th, Pope Paul VI was beatified. To give a little background Giovanni Battista Montini, cardinal of Milan, was elected as pope following Pope John XXIII.  He took the name Paul, indicating that his papacy would be missionary. He was the first pope to travel outside of Italy, making 9 trips in total. […]

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The Little Flower of Jesus

Today is the Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face.  St. Therese is one of the most popular saints throughout the history of the church.  She is known for being a Doctor of the Church, the Patroness of missions, model for living a simple and practical life within […]

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God’s Creation

Each of us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation Imagine Yourself pausing in front of a design of great beauty. Your soul quiets and is filled with wonder and awe. If art, created by man, can evoke such a response within us, how much more is the same wonder, reverence and respect due to each person […]

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October 19th: Our Lady of Fatima Event

Come join us for a showing of the film: The 13th Day at the Spalding Pastoral Center on October 19th at 2pm Refreshments and a brief presentation following the film will be held at the Family Resources Center Bring your Family and friends! Limited seating is available, Must RSVP to event by October 15th Email: […]

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Thirty Third Annual Respect Life Dinner

Come join us for our Annual Respect Life dinner! The Family Resources Center is dedicated to the defense of human life and the promotion of family values. When: Sunday, October 5, 2014 Time: 6:00pm Where: Spalding Pastoral Center 419 NE Madison Avenue Peoria, IL 61603 Keynote Speaker: Brian Clowes, Ph. D Director of Education and […]

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40 Days for Life Kick Off Rally

Come Join us for the the Kick Off of 40 Days for Life! When: Sunday September 21 Location: The Catherdral of St. Mary, 607 NE Madison, Peoria, IL. Time: 6:30pm Speaker: Connie McEldowney;  a mother who brings pregnant women into her home. Ministry-Rustic Hope. Music: Pete Buncher; Catholic/Christian/Rock 40 Days for Life is a community-based […]

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World Meeting of Families

The World Meeting of Families- Philadelphia 2015 is an international Conference on the Family founded by Saint John Paul II and sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Family in Rome and the Philadelphia Archdiocese. There will be many international known speakers to discuss what can help strengthen the sacred bonds of families across the […]

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The Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows

Check out this article on Vatican Radio’s website: Pope at Santa Marta: Learning from Our Lady of Sorrows  “And this is out hope.  We are not orphans, we have mothers: Mother Mary.  But the Church us Mother and the Mother Church us anointed when it takes the same path of Jesus and Mary: the path […]

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Central IL- Right to Life Meeting

On Monday, September 8 from 6:30-7:30 pm the Central Illinois Right to Life will be having a board meeting.  They will be planning future events and interested individuals are encouraged to come and see the board in action! For more details feel free to contact Dan at danbohan9@gmail.com or visit http://cirtl.org/welcome/  

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Respect Life Celebration

Come join us on Saturday, September 6, 2014 for the Respect Life Diocesan Mass in celebration of the dignity and sacrednees of human life!  Lunch and key note speaker following mass. More information found on the Respect Life Flyer For more video’s like this check out the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops  

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