Directory: Diocesan Chancery

Monsignor Paul E. Showalter, P.A.


Born in Rock Island, Oct. 7, 1940. Ordained May 22, 1966. Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Conception, Monmouth, 1966. Chaplain, Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, 1973. In residence, Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1973. St. Patrick, Wapella, 1975. Pastor, Sts. Peter & Paul, Nauvoo, and Sacred Heart, Dallas City, 1980; St. Mary, Rock Island, 1992; St. Pius, Rock Island, 1996. Vicar, Rock Island Vicariate, 1996. Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, 1997. Prelate of Honor, 2000. Vicar General of the Diocese, 2004. While remaining Vicar General of the Diocese of Peoria, to Administrator, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Peoria, 2005. While remaining Vicar General to pastor, St. Bernard, Peoria, 2006. While remaining Vicar General and pastor, St. Bernard, Peoria, to pastor, St. Peter, Peoria and Rector, St. Mary Cathedral, Peoria, 2008. Vicar General 2011.

Monsignor James Kruse, J.C.L.


Born in Chicago on March 27, 1970.
Ordained on May 25, 1996.
Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph in Pekin (1996). Pastor at St. Patrick in Camp Grove, St. Dominic in Wyoming, and Administrator at St. John in Toulon (1999). Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph in Pekin (2000). Pastor at Sacred Heart in Granville and St. Patrick in Hennepin (2002). Pastor at Holy Cross in Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul in Peterstown (2003). Vicar of LaSalle Vicariate (2003). Assistant Vocation Director (2003). While remaining Pastor at Holy Cross in Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul in Peterstown, to Pastor at St. Theresa in Earlville (2004). Canon Law studies (2008). JCL (2010). Pastor at St. Monica in East Peoria, Vice Chancellor and Adjutant Judicial Vicar for the Diocesan Tribunal (2010). While remaining Pastor at St. Monica in East Peoria, and Adjutant Judicial Vicar to Vicar General (2011). Chaplain to His Holiness (2011). Vicar General, Judicial Vicar with residence at St. Monica in East Peoria (2012). Vicar General and Adjutant Judicial Vicar (2015).

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