Directory: St. Valentine, Peru

Father Gary Blake


Born in Pekin on Aug. 8, 1970
Ordained, May 24, 2008. Parochial Vicar – Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown (2008). Administrator Holy Family, Oglesby (2012). Pastor Holy Family, Oglesby, Sts. Peter and Paul, Leonore, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Eagle Township (2013); Pastor Holy Family, Oglesby (2017).  While remaining vicar forane of the LaSalle Vicariate, from pastor, Holy Family Parish, Oglesby, to pastor, St. Valentine Parish, St. Mary Parish, and St. Joseph Parish, all in 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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