Directory: St. Valentine, Peru

Father Gary Blake


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

Current assignment:
Pastor of St. Valentine, Peru; St. Mary, Peru; and St. Joseph, Peru (01/20/2021).
Vicar Forane of the LaSalle Vicariate (2017).

Past assignments:
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).

Father Mark Miller


Born: Davenport, Iowa
Birthday: August 9, 1963
Ordained: May 28, 2005

Current assignment:
Parochial Vicar of St. Valentine, Peru; St. Joseph, Peru, St. Mary, Peru (2024).

Past assignments:
Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2005).
Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (2006).
Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Washington and St. Luke, Eureka (2007).
Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (2008).
Parochial Vicar of Sts. Peter & Paul, Nauvoo; Sacred Heart, Dallas City; St. Mary, Hamilton; Sacred Heart, Warsaw; and Immaculate Conception, Carthage (2010).
Administrator of Sacred Heart, Annawan; St. Patrick, Sheffield; and St. Mary, Hooppole (2012).
Administrator of St. Patrick, Sheffield (2014).
Pastor of St. Patrick, Sheffield (2015).

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