Directory: St. Mary, Peru

Father Gary Blake


Born: Pekin, Illinois
Birthday: August 8, 1970
Ordained: May 24, 2008

Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown (2008). Administrator of Holy Family, Oglesby (2012). Pastor of Holy Family, Oglesby, Sts. Peter and Paul, Leonore, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Eagle Township (2013). Pastor of Holy Family, Oglesby; Vicar Forane of the LaSalle Vicariate (2017).

While remaining Vicar Forane of the LaSalle Vicariate; Pastor of St. Valentine, Peru; St. Mary, Peru; and St. Joseph, Peru (01/20/2021) .

Father Jeffery A. Small


Born in Racine, Wis., Nov. 13, 1964. Ordained May 29, 1993. Parochial Vicar, St. Stephen, Streator, 1993. Pastor, Imm. Conception, Carthage, and St. Mary, West Point, 1997. Leave-of-absence, 2003. Parochial Vicar Holy Family, Oglesby; Sts. Peter and Paul, Leonore; Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Eagle Township (2013).  Assistant Chaplain at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria (2015).

Parochial vicar St. Joseph, St. Mary, and St. Valentine in Peru 2019.

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