Incardinated in the Diocese of Peoria

Father Joseph W. Anderson

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Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: March 21, 1935
Ordained: June 3, 1962

Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Washington (1962). Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Moline (1969). Parochial Vicar of Epiphany, Normal (1971). Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa (1973). Pastor of St. Patrick, Elkhart and St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski (1974). Remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Elkhart, and St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski, Pastor of St. John, Middletown (1975). Pastor of St. Anne, East Moline (1976). Pastor of St. John, Walnut and Immaculate Conception, Ohio (1978). Pastor of St. Casimir, Streator (1981). Pastor of St. Hyacinth, LaSalle (1992). Pastor of Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur (2002).

Senior Priest Status (2005).

Father Michael Andrejek

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Born: Oak Lawn, Illinois
Birthday: May 26, 1970
Ordained May 23, 1998

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1998). Pastor of Holy Family, Oglesby (2005). Chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island (1999). Pastor of St. Joseph, Pekin (2012). Remaining Pastor of St. Joseph, Pekin; Pastor of Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur (2013).

Remaining Pastor of St. Joseph, Pekin (2014) and Vicar Forane of the Pekin Vicariate (2018).

Father Scott Archer

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Born: Fort Dodge, Iowa
Birthday: June 8, 1962
Ordained May 26, 1990

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1990). Parochial Vicar of St. Philomena, Peoria (1992). Administrator of St. John the Baptist, Fairbury and St. James, Forrest (1993). Pastor of St. John the Baptist, Fairbury and St. James, Forrest (1994). Pastor of St. John the Baptist, Fairbury and St. Rose, Strawn (2001). Pastor St. John the Baptist, Fairbury, St. Rose, Strawn; Administrator Sts. Peter & Paul, Chatsworth, St. James Mission, Forest (2013).

Founding pastor of St. Andrew, Fairbury (2013).

Father Joseph Baker

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Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: December 24, 1986
Ordained: May 23, 2015

Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Champaign and St. Patrick, Urbana (2015). Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Bloomington (2016) and Chaplain team of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington (2017). While remaining on Chaplain team of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington; Parochial Vicar of Epiphany Parish, Normal (2018). Administrator of St. Ambrose, Milan and St. Patrick, Andalusia (2020).

Pastor of St. Ambrose, Milan and St. Patrick, Andalusia (2021); Chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island (6/15/22).

Father Richard L. Barclift

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stpt@mchsi.com
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Born: Waterloo, Iowa
Birthday: November 23, 1939
Ordained: May 22, 1966

Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Rock Island (1966). Parochial Vicar of Epiphany, Normal (1967). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Lincoln (1971). Diocesan Vocation Team (1972). Diocesan Consultor (1974). Member of Rock Island-Milan Cooperative Ministry, Co-Pastor of St. Ambrose, Milan and St. Patrick, Andalusia (1976). Pastor of St. Ambrose, Milan and St. Patrick, Andalusia (1978). Diocesan Director of “Christ Renews His Parish” (1978). Pastor of St. Patrick, LaSalle (1990). Pastor of Christ the King, Moline (1994). Pastor of St. Patrick, Andalusia (1998).

Maritime Chaplain with the Apostleship of the Sea, Senior Priest Status (2009).

Monsignor Charles J. Beebe, P.A.

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cjbeebe@frontier.com
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Born: Passaic, New Jersey
Birthday: June 23, 1944
Ordained: June 6, 1970

Parochial Vicar of St. Bernard, Peoria and St. Joseph, Pekin (1970). Faculty at Spalding Institute and Academy of Our Lady, Peoria (1974). Administrative Assistant at Spalding Institute/Academy of Our Lady, Peoria (1983). Administrative Assistant at Peoria Notre Dame, Peoria (1988). Pastor of Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur and Principal of Sacre Coeur School, Creve Coeur (1991). Vicar Forane for Pekin Vicariate (1991). Pastor of St. Jude, Peoria (1993). Episcopal Vicar for Permanent Diaconate (1993). Prelate of Honor (1993). While remaining Episcopal Vicar for Permanent Diaconate, Pastor of St. Philomena, Peoria (1999). While remaining Episcopal Vicar for Permanent Diaconate, Pastor of St. Joseph, Roanoke and St. John, Benson (2003). Protonotary Apostolic (2011). Remaining pastor at St. Joseph, Roanoke and St. John, Benson (2012).

Senior Priest Status (2016).

Father Steven Bird

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frstevenbird@gmail.com
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Born: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Birthday: October 27, 1964
Ordained: May 27, 2000

Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Lincoln; St. Mary Mission, Atlanta; and St. Columba Mission, Mason City (2000). Graduate studies North American College (2000). Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (2001). Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown (2003). While remaining Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown; Parochial Vicar of St. Theresa, Earlville (2004). Administrator of St. Francis of Assisi, Kewanee and Hispanic Ministry, Kewanee (2005). Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi, Kewanee and Hispanic Ministry, Kewanee (2007). Released for work outside the Diocese (2009). Pastor of St. Malachy, Rantoul (2010). Pastor of St. Patrick, Colona and assisting with Spanish Masses, Kewanee (2013). Pastor of St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (2015). Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Lacon; St. John XXIII, Henry; Chaplain of the Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi, Lacon; St. Joseph Nursing Home, Lacon (2017).

Leave of Absence (2017).

Father Gary Blake

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815-883-8233
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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) .

Monsignor Michael C. Bliss

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309-655-2130
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Born: Florissant, Missouri
Birthday: May 7, 1961
Ordained: May 25, 1991

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1991).  Assistant Chaplain of St. John Newman Center, Champaign (1993).  Assistant Chaplain of OSF St. Francis Medical Center (1996). Chaplain of OSF St. Francis Medical Center (1998).  Clinical Pastoral Education Residency (2001). Vicar Forane of Peoria SE Vicariate (2003).  While remaining Chaplain, OSF St. Francis Medical Center; Chaplain to His Holiness (2007). Pastor of St. Edward, Chillicothe (2017).

Pastor of St. Philomena, Monticello, and St. Michael, Bement (2019).

Father Eric Bolek

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Born: Palos Heights, Illinois
Birthday: August 28, 1988
Ordained: May 23, 2015

Parochial Vicar of St. Jude, Peoria (2015). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign; St. Boniface, Seymour; Chaplain of the High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign (2018). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, and St. Mary, Downs (2019). Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X, Rock Island (2020). Parochial Vicar of The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; Sacred Heart, Peoria; St. Bernard, Peoria (2021).

Administrator of St. Mary of Lourdes, Germantown Hills (6/15/22).

Father Lee Brokaw

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Born: Burlington, Iowa
Birthday: January 23, 1986
Ordained: May 27, 2017

Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign; St. Boniface, Seymour (2017). Administrator of Corpus Christi, Galesburg; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg; St. Patrick, Galesburg; and Sacred Heart, Abingdon (2020).

From Administrator to Pastor of Corpus Christi, Galesburg; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg; St. Patrick, Galesburg; and Sacred Heart, Abingdon (2021).

Monsignor Brian K. Brownsey

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Born: Streator, Illinois
Birthday: August 2, 1963
Ordained: May 25, 1996

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1996). Pastor of St. Mary, Utica (1998). Pastor of St. Peter, Peoria (2005). Rector of The Cathedral of Mary of the Immaculate Conception (2005). Assistant Chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island (1997). Chaplain of Marquette High School (1998). Associate Vocations Director (1999). Diocesan Director of Cursillo/TEC (2000). Vocations Director (2003). Director and Chaplain of St. Joseph Newman Foundation, Bradley University (2008). While remaining Director of Vocations and Director of Bradley Newman Center, Pastor of St. Mark, Peoria (2011).

Pastor of St. Mark, Peoria and Chaplain/Director, St. Joseph Chapel and Newman Foundation at Bradley University (2015).

Father Richard W. Brunskill

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Born: Pontiac, Illinois
Birthday: August 20, 1944
Ordained: May 28, 1983

Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1983). Chaplain of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington (1986). Pastor of St. Joseph, Colfax and St. Rose, Strawn (1989); St. Theresa, Earlville (1992).Pastor of Sts. Peter & Paul, Chatsworth and St. John, Cullom (1996). Pastor of Sts. Peter & Paul, Chatsworth and St. James, Forrest (2001). Pastor of St. Mary, Westville (2007). Pastor of St. Patrick, Havana and Immaculate Conception, Manito (2008).

Senior Priest Status (2010).

Father Deus-Dedit B. Byabato

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Born: Bukoba, Tanzania, East Africa
Birthday: November 14, 1962
Ordained: November 20, 1993

Administrator of St. Aloysius, Wataga (2009). Assistant Chaplain of OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria (1999). Incardinated into the Diocese of Peoria (2002). Clinical Pastoral Education  while in residence at Epiphany, Normal (2003). Chaplain of OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg (2004).

While remaining Chaplain of OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg, Pastor of St. Aloysius, Wataga (2014).

Father Dwight P. Campbell

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Marian Library, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 45469

Born: Chicago, Illinois
Birthday: March 24, 1957
Ordained: May 25, 1991

Pastor of St. Lawrence, Penfield; Holy Trinity, Rankin; Chaplain of Schlarman Academy, Danville (1992); Pastor of Sts. Peter & Paul, Nauvoo; Sacred Heart, Dallas City (1994). Pastor of St. Thomas, Philo; Immaculate Conception, Bongard (1997). Faculty of The High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign (2002). Studies at University of Dayton (2003). Associate Pastor of St. Thomas More, Chicago (2010). Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Kenosha, WI; St. Therese of Lisieux, Kenosha, WI (2011). Adjunct Professor, Sacred Heart School of Sacred Theology, Hales Corners, WI, 2016.

Father Paul Carlson

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Born: Rock Island, Illinois
Birthday: August 12, 1981
Ordained: May 29, 2010

Parochial Vicar of St. Jude, Peoria; Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (2010). Parochial Vicar of St. Hyacinth, LaSalle; St. Patrick, LaSalle; and Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, LaSalle (2012). Administrator of Nativity of Our Lord, Spring Valley and St. Mary, Utica (2016). Pastor of St. Hyacinth, LaSalle; St. Patrick, LaSalle; and Rector of Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, LaSalle (2017).

Pastor of Holy Family, Oglesby (01/20/2021).

Father Edward F. Carney

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Born: Kewanee, Illinois
Birthday: November 10, 1937
Ordained: May 26, 1963

Parochial Vicar of Blessed Sacrament, Morton (1963). Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Rock Island (1968). Chaplain of Guardian Angel Home (1973-74). In residence at St. Joseph, Rock Island (1972). George Williams College, Downers Grove (1971). Post Graduate Studies in Social Work (1972-73). Catholic Social Service, Peoria (1973-74). Clinical Supervisor, Stonehedge Polydrug (1974-75). Private Practice (1974-2003). Psychology Director, Permanent Diaconate (1975-1983).

Senior Priest Status (2003).

Father Gary C. Caster

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413-597-2483
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Born: Lynwood, California
Birthday: November 30, 1961
Ordained: December 19, 1992

Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Washington, and Assistant Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (1993). While remaining Assistant Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria; Chaplain of Bradley University Newman Center (1994). Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (1995). Chaplain of St. Robert Bellarmine Newman Center, Normal (1999). Assist the Bishop with special projects (2005). Assistant of St. Patrick, Washington and St. Luke, Eureka (2006). Chaplain Williams College, MA (2007).

Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa; St. Patrick, Ottawa; and St. Francis of Assisi, Ottawa (2019).

Father Adam Cesarek

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Born: Rock Falls, Illinois
Birthday: January 31, 1984
Ordained: May 23, 2015

Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Pontiac; St. Paul, Odell; St. Joseph, Flanagan; and St. John, Cullom (2015).  While remaining Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Pontiac and St. Joseph, Flanagan; Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Chenoa; St. Mary, Lexington (2018). Administrator of St. Mary, Pontiac (2019).

Pastor of St. Mary, Pontiac (2020).

Father Anthony Co

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Born: St. Charles
Birthday: December 31, 1977
Ordained: May 28, 2005

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Theresa; Alexis, and St. Andrew, Oquawka; and Chaplain of the Newman Club at Monmouth College (2005). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign while assisting with Hispanic Ministry at St. John Catholic Chapel (2006). Assistant Chaplain at St. John Newman Foundation, University of Illinois in Champaign (2009). Administrator of St. Patrick, Andalusia; Chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island; and sacramental care of Augustana College, Rock Island (2013). While remaining sacramental care of Augustana College, Rock Island ; Pastor of St. Patrick, Andalusia (2014). Pastor of St. Mary, Rock Island and Sacred Heart, Rock Island (2016).

Pastor of St. Patrick, Urbana (2019) and Pastor of St. Mary, Champaign (6/15/2022).

Father Patrick W. Collins

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Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: December 1, 1936
Ordained: May 31, 1964

Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria (1964). Pastor of St. Peter, Peoria (1987). Rector of the Cathedral of Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria (1987). Assistant Campus Minister of Bradley University, Peoria (1972). Campus Minister of Bradley University, Peoria (1973). Vice Chancellor (1967). Graduate Studies at Fordham University (1969). Assistant Director of the Office of Christian Worship and Music (1987).  Director of the Office of Christian Worship and Music (1979). Leave for Work Outside the Diocese (1990). Released for service in the Archdiocese of Chicago (1994). Return to service for the Diocese of Peoria (2002).

Senior Priest Status (2006). Serving with Cross International Catholic Outreach (2007).

Father Kevin Creegan

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Born: New London, Wisconsin
Birthday: December 8, 1959
Ordained: May 26, 2001

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Patrick, Raritan; and St. Andrew, Oquawka (2001). While remaining Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth and St. Patrick, Raritan; Parochial Vicar of St. Theresa, Alexis (2002). Administrator of St. Mary, DePue (2004) and St. Mary, Tiskilwa (2005).

From Administrator to Pastor of St. Mary, DePue and St. Mary, Tiskilwa (2006).

Father John F. Cyr

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Born: Lafayette, Indiana
Birthday: March 17, 1974
Ordained: May 25, 2002

Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Champaign (2002). Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X , Rock Island (2004). Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2005). Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (2006). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington; St. Mary, Downs (2008). Administrator of St. Patrick, Tolono (2010). Pastor of St. Patrick, Tolono and St. Joseph, Ivesdale (2012). Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2013). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (2014).

Pastor of St. John the Baptist, Bradford and St. Dominic, Wyoming (2015).

Father Patrick DeMeulemeester

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Born: East Moline, Illinois
Birthday: September 8, 1964
Ordained: May 27, 1995

Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Lincoln (1995). Pastor of St. Patrick, Elkhart; St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski; and St. John, Middletown (1997). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Elkhart; St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski; and St. John, Middletown; Pastor of St. Columba, Mason City (2000). Pastor of St. Mary, Rock Island, and Administrator of St. Joseph, Rock Island (2003). Pastor of St. Philomena, Monticello, and St. Michael, Bement (2005).

Pastor of St. Patrick, Hennepin and Sacred Heart, Granville (2008).

Father Matthew Deptula

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Born: Ogdensburg, New York
Birthday: May 30, 1972
Ordained: May 23, 2015

Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign and St. Boniface, Seymour (2015). Administrator of Holy Trinity, Bloomington; St. Patrick, Bloomington; and St. Patrick, Wapella (2017). Parochial Vicar of Blessed Sacrament, Morton (8/8/2017). Parochial Vicar of St. Paul, Macomb; St. Rose of Lima, Rushville; Assistant Chaplain of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Newman Center, Macomb (1/31/18).

Pastor of St. Edward, Chillicothe (2019).

Monsignor Stanley L. Deptula

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msgrdeptula@stmatt.net
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Born: Belleville, New Jersey
Birthday: April 15, 1970
Ordained: May 25, 1996

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1996). Assistant Chaplain of St. John’s Newman Center, Champaign (1999). While remaining Assistant Chaplain of St. John’s Newman Center, Champaign; Associate Director of Vocations (1999). Pastor of St. Mary, Wenona and St. John the Baptist, Lostant (2002). While remaining pastor of St. Mary, Wenona and St. John the Baptist, Lostant; Administrator of St. Patrick, Minonk (2003). Vicar Forane, Henry Vicariate (2003). Chaplain of Newman Foundation at Bradley University and Illinois Central College, Peoria; Director, Office of Divine Worship; Vice Chancellor, (2004). Director of College Ministry (2006). While remaining Director, Office of Divine Worship; Executive Director of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Cause (2008). Chaplain to His Holiness (2009). Rector of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; Pastor of St. Bernard, Peoria; St. Peter, Peoria (2011). While remaining Vice Chancellor, Rector of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria and Pastor of St. Bernard, Peoria; Pastor of Sacred Heart, Peoria and St. Joseph Peoria; Director of Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation (2015).

Pastor of St. Matthew, Champaign and St. Boniface, Seymour (9/18/2018).

Father Mark DeSutter

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Born: Kewanee, Illinois
Birthday: May 25, 1955
Ordained: May 29, 1982

Member of Rock Island-Milan Cooperative Ministry (1982). Parochial Vicar of St. Pius, Rock Island (1982). Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1985). Parochial Vicar of St. John’s Chapel and Newman Foundation, Champaign (1988). Chaplain of St. Francis Newman Center, Macomb (1993). Pastor of Blessed Sacrament, Morton (2000).

Pastor of Sacred Heart, Moline (2014).

Father Antonio Dittmer

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Born: Marseilles, Illinois
Birthday: May 9, 1971
Ordained: July 12, 1997

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth (1997). Studies at North American College, Rome (1997). Assistant Pastor of Holy Cross, Champaign (1998). Chaplain at The High School of Saint Thomas More, Champaign and Consultant for Family Life Programs of the Diocese (2000). While remaining Chaplain at The High School of Saint Thomas More, Champaign to Administrator of Sacred Heart, Farmer City and St. John, Bellflower (2000). While remaining Chaplain at The High School of Saint Thomas More, to part-time Parochial Vicar at Holy Cross, Champaign (2001). Leave of absence to discern religious life (2003). Chaplain of St. Robert Bellarmine Newman Center, Normal (2005). Working outside of the Diocese (2009). Pastor of St. Hyacinth, LaSalle; St. Patrick, LaSalle; and Rector of Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, LaSalle (2012). Pastor of St. Anne, East Moline, and St. Mary, Moline (2017).

Pastor of St. Mary, Moline (2019); Vicar Forane of the Rock Island Vicariate (2022).

Father Vien Van Do

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frsviendo@yahoo.com
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Born: Jue, Vietnam
Birthday: February 4, 1951
Ordained: December 22, 1990

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg (1990). Administrator of St. Elizabeth, Thomasboro, and Sacred Heart, Ludlow (1994). Pastor of St. Elizabeth, Thomasboro, and Sacred Heart, Ludlow (1994). Pastor of St. Philomena, Monticello, and St. Michael, Bement (1996). Leave of absence (1998). Assistant Pastor of St. Anthony, Streator (1999). Leave of absence (1999). Parochial Vicar of St. Philomena, Peoria (2000). Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (2003). Administrator of St. Dominic, Wyoming; St. Patrick, Camp Grove; St. John the Baptist, Bradford (2006). Pastor of St. Dominic, Wyoming; St. Patrick, Camp Grove; and St. John the Baptist, Bradford (2008). Parochial Vicar of St. Mary of Lourdes, Germantown Hills and St. Mary, Metamora with Pastoral Care of Vietnamese Catholicism, Peoria and Bloomington regions (2015). From Parochial Vicar to Administrator of St. Mary of Lourdes, Germantown Hills and St. Mary, Metamora while remaining Pastoral Care of Vietnamese Catholics in the Peoria and Bloomington regions (2019).

Senior Priest Status (6/15/22).

Father Joseph Dondanville

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Born: Moline, Illinois
Birthday: November 28, 1967
Ordained: May 27, 1995

Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Mendota (1995). Pastor of St. Mary, East Moline (1998). Chaplain of The High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign; and Pastor of St. Patrick, Tolono and St. Joseph’s Mission, Ivesdale (2003). Pastor of St. Patrick, Tolono, and Chaplain of The High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign (2007). Pastor of St. Mary, Kickapoo (2009) and Pastor of St. Patrick, Elmwood (2017).

Pastor of Holy Family, Lincoln; St. Mary, Atlanta; St. Patrick, Elkhart; St. Thomas Aquinas, Mt. Pulaski; and chaplain Lincoln Correctional Center and Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln (2021).

Father Joseph P. Donton

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Born: Florissant, Missouri
Birthday: September 11, 1965
Ordained: May 25, 1991

Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Lincoln; and Chaplain, Lincoln Correctional Center (1991). Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights (1992). Administrative Assistant to Bishop Myers and Vice-Chancellor (1994). Rector of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; Director of Vocations (1997). Vicar Forane, Peoria SW Vicariate (2001). Pastor of St. Patrick, Washington (2003). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Washington; Administrator of St. Luke, Eureka (2006). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Washington; Pastor of St. Luke, Eureka (2007). Pastor of St. Patrick, Ottawa and part-time teacher at Marquette Academy, Ottawa. Pastor of St. Malachy, Rantoul and St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Thomasboro (2013).

Pastor of Holy Cross, Champaign (2017).

Father Michael J. Driscoll, PhD

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Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: December 28, 1961
Ordained: May 23, 1992

Parochial Vicar of St. Paul, Danville (1992). Parochial Vicar of St. Pius, Rock Island (1994). Chaplain of OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria (1995). Pastor of St. Mary, Tiskilwa and St. Patrick, Camp Grove (1995). Pastor of St. Patrick, Camp Grove; St. Dominic, Wyoming; and St. John, Toulon (1998). Pastor of St. Mary, Rock Island (2001). Assistant Chaplain of OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria (2003).

Chaplain and Director of Pastoral Care of OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Ottawa (2012); Pastor of St. Mary, Utica (2016).

Father Anthony Ego

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Born: November 22, 1958
Ordained: May 25, 1985

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1985). Parochial Vicar of St. Mark, Peoria (1988). Pastor of St. Patrick, Elkhart; St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski; and St. John, Middletown (1991). Vicar Forane, Lincoln Vicariate (1991-1994). Pastor of St. Philomena, Monticello and St. Michael, Bement (1994). Pastor of St. Edward, Chillicothe (1996). Pastor of St. Ambrose, Milan (2001). Pastor of St. Joseph, Marseilles; St. Patrick, Ransom (2014).

Pastor of St. Maria Goretti, Coal Valley; Mary Our Lady of Peace, Orion (2018).

Father R. E. Enderlin

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246-3875 or 363-5389
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14 Sycamore Bay Lacon, IL 61540

Born: Monmouth, Illinois
Birthday: June 23, 1939
Ordained: June 7, 1969

Parochial Vicar of St. Monica, East Peoria (1969). Parochial Vicar of St. Francis Hospital (1970). Parochial Vicar of St. Bernard, Peoria (1972). Diocesan Consultor (1974). Chaplain of St. Francis Hospital, Peoria (1976). Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Lacon (1985). Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Andrew, Oquawka; and St. Patrick, Raritan (1997). While remaining Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Andrew, Oquawka; and St. Patrick, Raritan; to Administrator, St. Theresa, Alexis (2002). Available for assignment (2004).

Senior Priest Status (2009).

Father S. Stephen Engelbrecht

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Born: Jacksonville, Illinois
Birthday: July 26, 1973
Ordained May 27, 2000

Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (2000). Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights (2002). Administrator of St. Patrick, Havana; Immaculate Conception, Manito (2004). From Administrator to Pastor of St. Patrick, Havana; Immaculate Conception, Manito (2006). Pastor of St. Malachy, Rantoul; St. Elizabeth, Thomasboro (2007). Pastor of St. Patrick, Andalusia (2009). Pastor of St. Anthony, Atkinson (2013). While remaining Pastor of St. Anthony, Atkinson; Pastor of Sacred Heart, Annawan; Vicar Forane, Kewanee Vicariate (2014).

Pastor St. Anthony, Atkinson; Sacred Heart, Annawan (01/01/2022).

Father Patrick Fixsen

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309-452-2582
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Born: San Diego, California
Birthday: February 18, 1962
Ordained: May 26, 2007

Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Pekin (2007). Parochial Vicar of Epiphany Church, Normal (2010). Administrator of St. Patrick, Arlington; Holy Trinity, Cherry (2011). Pastor of St. Patrick, Arlington; Holy Trinity, Cherry; St. Thomas More, Dalzell (2012). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Washington; St. Monica, East Peoria (2021).

Leave of absence (07/2021).

Father Glenn J. Fontana

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815-647-0044
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Born:
Birthday: March 8, 1954
Ordained: May 23, 1992

Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Lincoln; St. Mary, Atlanta; and St. Columba, Mason City (1992); Chaplain, Lincoln Correctional Center (1994). Parochial Vicar of St. Malachy, Geneseo (1995). Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Carthage, and St. Mary, West Point (1995). Pastor of St. Martin de Porres, Peoria (1997). Administrator of St. Mary, Wenona, and St. John, Lostant (2001). Assistant Pastor of St. Joseph, Pekin (2002). Assist at the direction of the Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis, with residence at St. Mary, East Moline (2005). Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Pontiac; St. Joseph, Flanagan; and St. John, Cullom (2009). Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Lincoln; St. Mary, Atlanta; St. Patrick, Elkhart; St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski; Chaplain of Logan Correctional Center and Lincoln Correctional Center (2010). Special Assignment (2014).

Medical Retirement (2016).

Father Jeremy Freehill

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Born: Bloomington, IL
Birthday: February 6, 1985
Ordained May 25, 2013

Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X, Rock Island (2013). While remaining Parochial Vicar at St. Pius X, Rock Island; Chaplain Team at Alleman High School, Rock Island (2014). Chaplain at Alleman High School, Rock Island; Sacramental Care of Augustana College, Rock Island; in residence at St. Mary, Rock Island (2016). Coordinator of Catholic Ministries at Augustana College, Rock Island; Parochial Vicar St. Pius X, Rock Island (2018). Administrator of St. Ann, Peoria (2020).

From Administrator to Pastor of St. Ann, Peoria (2021).

Father William M. Gardner

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History:

Born: Detroit, Michigan
Birthday: February 26, 1960
Ordained May 23, 1992

Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa (1992). Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Streator and Assistant Chaplain and religion teacher at Marquette Academy, Ottawa (1994). Pastor of St. Mary, Wenona and St. John, Lostant (1995). Vicar Forane, Henry Vicariate (1998). Pastor of St. Paul, Odell, and Sacred Heart, Campus (2001). Pastor of St. Valentine, Peru (2006). While remaining Pastor of St. Valentine, Peru; Pastor, St. Mary, Peru (2008).

Special assignment (2014).

Father Thomas Gibson

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History:

Born: Chicago, Illinois
Birthday: February 26, 1964
Ordained: May 29, 1993

Assistant of Holy Cross, Champaign (1993). Assistant of St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights (1994). Assistant Chaplain of St. John Newman Center, Champaign (1997). Released to explore Vocation to Carthusian Charterhouse, VT (1999). Assistant of Sacred Heart, Moline (2000). Pastor of St. Patrick, Tolono, and St. Joseph, Ivesdale (2001). Released for discernment in religious life (2003). Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (2011). Administrator of St. Mary, Moline and St. Mary, East Moline (2012). Rector for the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria and Parochial Vicar of St. Bernard, Peoria; Sacred Heart, Peoria; St. Joseph, Peoria (2015). Pastor of St. Anthony, Hoopeston and Chaplain Team at Schlarman Academy, Danville (2017).

Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Bloomington (6/15/22).

Father Daniel Gifford

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Email:
stl.fr.gifford@gmail.com
History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: April 1, 1985
Ordained: May 26, 2012

Parochial of Vicar Epiphany, Normal (2012). Assistant Chaplain of St. John Catholic Newman Center, Champaign (2014). Parochial Vicar of St. Mark, Peoria and Assistant Chaplain of St. Joseph Newman Center, Peoria (2016). Administrator of St. Louis, Princeton (2017). Pastor of St. Louis, Princeton (2018).

Pastor of St. Malachy, Geneseo (2020).

Father Fredi Gomez-Torres

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History:

Born: Toluca, Mexico
Birthday: November 3, 1969
Ordained: August 3, 2002

Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Metamora; St. Elizabeth, Washburn; St. John, Benson; and St. Joseph, Roanoke (2002). Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Kewanee and St. Francis of Assisi, Kewanee (2003). Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Mendota (2005). Administrator of Holy Cross, Mendota; Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown (2008). Pastor of Holy Cross, Mendota; Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown (2009). While remaining Pastor of Holy Cross, Mendota; Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown; Pastor of St. Teresa of Avila, Earlville (2013). Pastor of St. Mary, Moline; St. Mary, East Moline; St. Anne, East Moline; Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis (2014). Pastor of St. Mary, Moline; St. Mary, East Moline; St. Anne, East Moline (2015). Pastor of St. Mary, Champaign; St. Joseph, Ivesdale; St. Patrick, Tolono (2017).

Assistant Chaplain of OSF Health Care Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria (6/15/22).

Monsignor Jason A. Gray, J.C.D.

Email:
msgr_gray@cdop.org
Website:
http://www.jgray.org
History:

Born: Silvis, Illinois
Birthday: July 8, 1971
Ordained: July 12, 1997

Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa (1997). Studies at North American College, Rome (1997). Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa (1998). Vice Chancellor; Administrative Assistant to the Bishop; Pastor of St. Peter, Peoria (2001). Studies at Catholic University of America (2004). JCL (2006). Administrator of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria; Adjutant Judicial Vicar and Vice Chancellor (2006). Remaining Administrator of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria; Judicial Vicar of the Tribunal and Episcopal Vicar for Consecrated Life (2008). Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2010). Released to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome (2012). Judge for the Diocesan Tribunal (2012). Pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights; Judge for the Diocesan Tribunal, and Episcopal Vicar for Consecrated Life (2015).

Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights; Judicial Vicar; and Episcopal Vicar for Consecrated Life (2019).

Father Raymond Guthrie

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History:

Born: Chicago, Illinois
Birthday: January 31, 1954
Ordained: May 12, 1984

Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X, Rock Island (1984). Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Pontiac (1987). Administrator of St. Mary, Tiskilwa (1990). Pastor of St. Mary, Tiskilwa, and St. Francis, Bureau (1992). Released to enter the Jesuit Novitiate (1993). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, LaSalle (1994). Pastor of Holy Family, Oglesby (1994). Assistant Chaplain of St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria (1995). Administrator of St. Patrick, Camp Grove (1995). Leave of absence (1995). Parochial Vicar of St. Paul, Danville; Chaplain of Schlarman Academy, Danville (1998). Working outside the Diocese (1999). Pastor of St. Mary, Wenona; St. John, Lostant; and Administrator St. Patrick, Minonk(2004). Pastor of Mary Our Lady of Peace, Orion; St. Maria Goretti, Coal Valley; and part-time teacher of Alleman High School, Rock Island (2005). Remaining part-time teacher at Alleman High School, Rock Island; Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis (2007). While remaining Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis to Assistant Spiritual Director of Northwest area of TEC (2008). Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa and Faculty, Marquette Academy (2009). While remaining Faculty of Marquette Academy, Ottawa; Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Seneca (2012). While remaining Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Seneca to Parochial Vicar of St. Michael the Archangel, Streator (01/09/2017). While remaining Parochial Vicar of St. Michael the Archangel, Streator; Parochial Vicar of Sts. Peter and Paul, Leonore (2017).

Released for service in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee (2018).

Father Chris G. Haake

Position(s):
Email:
frcgjh@gmail.com
History:

Born: Highland
Birthday: February 8, 1968
Ordained: May 24, 1997

Parochial Vicar of St. Philomena, Peoria (1997). Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (1999). While remaining Chaplain at Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria, to Associate Director of Vocations (1999). Pastor of St. Mary, Kewanee (2002). While remaining Pastor of St. Mary, Kewanee, to Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi, Kewanee (2003). Pastor of St. Bernard, Peoria, and Spiritual Director, Cursillo/TEC program (2005). While remaining Spiritual Director, Cursillo/TEC program, to Assistant Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2006). Administrator of St. Theresa, Earlville, and Chaplain of Marquette Academy, Ottawa (2006). While remaining Chaplain of Marquette Academy, Ottawa, to Pastor of St. Theresa, Earlville (2008 ). While remaining Pastor of St. Teresa, Earlville; part-time teacher at Marquette Academy, Ottawa (2011). Pastor of St. Patrick, Dwight and Sacred Heart, Campus (2013).

While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Dwight; Pastor of St. Paul, Odell (2018).

Monsignor Philip D. Halfacre

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History:

Born: East Chicago, Indiana
Birthday: October 15, 1964
Ordained: May 25, 1991

Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights (1991). Pastor of St. Mary, Utica, and Chaplain, Marquette Academy, Ottawa (1992). Pastor of St. Patrick, Ottawa (1998). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Ottawa, to Administrator of St. Mary, Naplate (2003). Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel, Streator; part-time teacher at Marquette Academy, Ottawa (2011). Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel, Streator and St. Patrick, Seneca (2012). Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel, Streator and Sts. Peter and Paul, Leonore (2017).

While remaining Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel, Streator and Sts. Peter and Paul, Leonore; Appointed Vicar General (10/16/2019).

Father Glenn H. Harris

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History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: August 7, 1966
Ordained: May 23, 1992

Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1992) and Chaplain of Catholic Boy & Girl Scouts (1993). Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa (1994). Pastor of St. Patrick, Bloomington (1996). Pastor of St. Joseph, Marseilles (1999). While remaining Pastor of St. Joseph; Pastor of St. Patrick, Ransom (2000). Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2001). Pastor of St. Edward, Chillicothe (2003).

While remaining Chaplain of Catholic Boy & Girl Scouts; Pastor of St. John the Baptist, Rapids City; St. Mary, Hampton (2011); Pastor of St. Anne, East Moline (2020).

Father David C. Heinz

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Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: April 28, 1950
Ordained: May 21, 1977

Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1977). Parochial Vicar of St. Anne, East Moline (1979). Pastor of St. Thomas, Philo (1985). Pastor of St. Mary, Westville (1990). Pastor of St. Bernard, Peoria (1994). Vicar Forane of Peoria SE Vicariate (1994). Pastor of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1998). Pastor of St Anthony, Bartonville (2002).

Senior Priest Status (2020).

Father Donald R. Henderson

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Email:
frdrhenderson@gmail.com
History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: August 9, 1943
Ordained June 6, 1970

Rector of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria (1970). Parochial Vicar of St. Philomena, Peoria (1973). Faculty at Academy of Our Lady/Spalding, Peoria (1974). Chaplain at Schlarman High School, Danville and part-time Assistant Pastor at St. Paul, Danville (1980). Parochial Vicar at St. Matthew, Champaign (1983). Pastoral Team Ministry at St. Vincent, Peoria (1985). Pastor at St. Paul, Danville (1988). Pastor at St. Theresa, Earlville (1991). Pastor at St. Anthony and St. Casimir, Streator (1992). Pastor at St. Mary, Delavan and St. Joseph, Hopedale (1993). Pastor at St. Anthony and Sts. Peter and Paul, Spring Valley (1995). Parochial Vicar at Holy Cross, Champaign (2000). Pastor at St. Mary, El Paso and St. Patrick, Minonk (2001). Parochial Vicar at St Matthew, Champaign (2002). Faculty at Peoria Notre Dame High School with residence at St. Jude, Peoria (2003). Parochial Vicar at Holy Cross, Champaign (2003). Administrator at St. Mark, Peoria (2005). Pastor at St. Philomena, Peoria (2006). Parochial Vicar at St. Philomena (2008). Parochial Vicar at St Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2011). Pastor at St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (2013).  Parochial Vicar at St. Mary Cathedral, Peoria, Sacred Heart, Peoria, St. Bernard, Peoria and St. Joseph, Peoria (2015).

Senior Priest Status (2016).

Father Patrick T. Henehan

Phone:
309-243-7811
History:

Born: Bradford, Illinois
Birthday: July 16, 1971
Ordained May 23, 1998

Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (1998). Pastor of St. Mary, Utica, and Chaplain of Marquette Academy, Ottawa (2000). Chaplain of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington; Pastor of St. Mary, Downs, with residence at St. Patrick, Wapella (2003). While remaining Chaplain of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, Pastor of St. Patrick, Wapella (2004). Pastor of St. Jude, Peoria (2010). Vocation Director of Formation (2015). Remaining Vocation Director of Formation and Pastor of St. Jude, Peoria; Pastor of St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (2018).

Remaining Vocation Director of Formation and Pastor of St. Jude, Peoria.

Monsignor Douglas J. Hennessy

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Born: Bloomington, Illinois
Birthday: February 21, 1938
Ordained July 14, 1963

Parochial Vicar of St. Paul, Macomb (1964). Graduate studies at Fordham University, New York (1967). Diocesan Director of Religious Education and Diocesan Director of Vocations (1968). Part-time Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Peoria (1970). In residence at St. Martin, Peoria (1976). Co-Pastor of St. Patrick, Urbana (1977). Staff of North American College, Rome (1986). Pastor of St. Paul, Danville (1991). Chaplain to His Holiness (2003). Pastor of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (2004).

Senior Priest Status (2013).

Father Timothy Hepner

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History:

Born:
Birthday: July 9, 1986
Ordained: May 26, 2012

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Theresa, Alexis; St. Patrick, Raritan; Chaplain of Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth; and Chaplain of St. Augustine Newman Center, Monmouth (2012). Diocesan Vocation Director of Recruitment (2015). While remaining Diocesan Vocation Director for Recruitment, in residence at St. Mary, Bloomington (2016). Administrator of St. Louis, Princeton (2020).

Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Patrick, Raritan; Chaplain of St. Augustine Newman Club, Monmouth (2021).

Father Chase Hilgenbrinck

History:

Born: Quincy, Illinois
Birthday: April 2, 1982
Ordained May 24, 2014

Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Moline; St. Mary, East Moline; St. Anne, East Moline; Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis; and Chaplain team member of Alleman High School, Rock Island (2014). Remaining Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Moline; St. Mary, East Moline; St. Anne, East Moline; and Chaplain team member of Alleman High School, Rock Island (2015). Assistant Chaplain of St. John Catholic Newman Center, University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

Diocesan Vocation Director for Recruitment (2020).

Father Matthew Hoelscher

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History:

Born: Amarillo, Texas
Birthday: May 22, 1982
Ordained: May 24, 2014

Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign; St. Boniface, Seymour; Chaplain of The High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign (2014).  Chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island (2018) and Sacramental Care of Augustana College, Rock Island (2020). Parochial Vicar of Corpus Christi, Galesburg; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg; St. Patrick, Galesburg; and Sacred Heart, Abingdon (2021).

Assistant Chaplain of St. John Newman Center at U of I (6/15/22).

Father Robert Hoffmann

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Phone:
217-354-2521
History:

343 Hickory Ct. Oakwood, IL 61858

Born: St. Louis, Missouri
Birthday: June 14, 1930
Ordained: May 27, 1956

Parochial Vicar of St. John, Peoria (1956). Parochial Vicar of St. Paul, Odell; Faculty member and Athletic Director of St. Paul High School, Dwight; Chaplain of Veteran’s Hospital, Dwight (1959). Faculty of Alleman High School, Rock Island, part-time Assistant Pastor of St. Mary, Rock Island (1996). Assistant of St. John Chapel, Champaign (1967). Assistant of St. Bernard, Peoria (1969). Pastor of St. Patrick, Wapella; St. Mary, Downs (1970). Vicar Forane of Lincoln Vicariate (1974). Co-Chaplain of Newman Foundation, Normal; Co-Pastor of St. Patrick, Danville (1978). Pastor of Holy Family, Danville (1985). Pastor of St. John, Clinton and St. Patrick, Wapella (1989).

Senior Priest Status and Pastor Emeritus (2000).

Father Joseph T. Hogan

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History:

Born: Cleveland, Ohio
Birthday: July 16, 1960
Ordained: May 28, 1988

Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights (1988). Chaplain of St. John’s Chapel, Champaign (1991). Pastor of St. Philomena, Monticello, and St. Michael, Bement (1998). Pastor of St. Edward, Chillicothe (2001). Pastor of St. Anthony, Spring Valley (2003). Pastor of St. Patrick, Urbana (2004). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Urbana; administrator of St. Lawrence, Penfield (2008). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Urbana; Pastor of St. Mary, Champaign (2011).

Pastor of Our Lady of the Lake, Mahomet (2017).

Father Geoff Horton

Position(s):
Phone:
217-283-6211
History:

Born: Norman, Oklahoma
Birthday: November 9, 1964
Ordained May 24, 2008

Rector of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception; Parochial Vicar of St. Bernard, Peoria; St. Peter, Peoria; Faculty at Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria; in residence at St. Mark, Peoria (2008). Administrator of St. Anthony, Hoopeston and Chaplain at Schlarman Academy, Danville (2010). Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown (2012). Parochial Vicar of St. Mark, Peoria and Assistant Chaplain of St. Joseph Newman Center, Peoria (2013). Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Lincoln; St. Mary, Atlanta; St. Patrick, Elkhart; and St. Thomas Aquinas, Mt. Pulaski (2016). Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington; St. Patrick, Bloomington; St. Patrick, Wapella; and Chaplain team of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington (2017). Chaplain of St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center, Normal (2018). While remaining Chaplain of St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center, Normal; Administrator of St. Patrick, Wapella and Chaplain of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington (2020).

While remaining Chaplain of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington; from Administrator to Pastor of St. Patrick, Wapella (2021).

Father John C. Horton

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Born: Blue Island
Birthday: May 4, 1940
Ordained May 22, 1966

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Streator (1966). Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Lincoln (1973). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Ottawa (1975). Pastor of St. Patrick, Havana, and Immaculate Conception, Manito (1977). Pastor of Our Lady of the Lake, Mahomet (1995).

Senior Priest Status (2010).

Father Duane C. Jack

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Born: Moline, Illinois
Birthday: February 1, 1941
Ordained: May 21, 1967

Parochial Vicar of Visitation, Kewanee (1967). Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth (1973). Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Peoria (1973). Co-pastor of Sacred Heart, Moline (1976). Pastor of St. Maria Goretti, Coal Valley (1981). Vicar Forane of Rock Island Vicariate (1981-1991). Pastor of St. Mary, Kewanee (1991). Vicar Forane of Kewanee Vicariate (1996). Pastor of St. Patrick, Colona (2002)

Senior Priest Status (6/12/13).

Father Gregory J. Jozefiak

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History:

Born in Chicago, May 25, 1961 Ordained May 23, 1992 Parochial Vicar, St. Vincent, Peoria, 1992; Holy Cross, Champaign, 1995; St. John’s Catholic Chapel, Champaign, 1996; Pastor, St. Mary, Delavan, and St. Joseph, Hopedale, 1997; Assistant Chaplain, Pekin Federal Prison. Pastor, Holy Family, Oglesby, 2000; Pastor, St. Mary, Rock Island, and St. Joseph, Rock Island, 2005; While remaining Pastor, St. Mary, Rock Island and St. Joseph, Rock Island, to Chaplain, Alleman High School, 2006; remaining Pastor at St. Mary and St. Joseph, Rock Island and Chaplain at Alleman H.S.; also to Pastor Sacred Heart, Rock Island, 2007 Pastor St. Anne, East Moline; Pastor Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis, 2011 Pastor St. Mary of Lourdes, Germantown Hills 2014.  Pastor St. Mary of Lourdes, Germantown Hills and St. Mary, Metamora 2015.  In Residence 2020.

Pastor Holy Family, Peoria (6/15/22)

Father William Keebler

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History:

Born in Daytona Beach, FL in 1955.  Ordained in 1991.  Asst. Immaculate Conception, Streator (1991).  St. Edward, Chillicothe (1993).  St. Patrick, LaSalle (1994).  St. Theresa, Alexis; St. Aloysius, Wataga (1996).  Adm. St. Lawrence, Penfield; Holy Trinity, Rankin (1999).  St. Lawrence, Penfield; St. Elizabeth, Thomasboro (2000).  Work outside diocese (2006).  Pastor St. Patrick Tolono (2009).  Adm.  St. Rose, Rushville (2011).  Parochial Vicar, St. Mary, Pontiac; St. Joseph, Flanagan; St. John Cullom (2012) and St. Paul, Odell (2013).  Parochial Vicar St. Mary, Pontiac; St. Joseph, Flanagan; St. Joseph, Chenoa; St. Mary, Lexington (2018).

Parochial vicar Sts. Peter and Paul in Chatsworth, St. Joseph in Chenoa, St. Joseph in Flanagan, and St. Mary in Lexington 2019.

Father David M. Kipfer

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History:

Born in Peoria, IL on September 29, 1962.
Ordained on May 28, 1988.
Parochial Vicar at Holy Trinity in Bloomington (1988). Pastor at St. Mary in Delavan and St. Joseph in Hopedale, and Associate Director of Vocations (1992). Director of Vocations, Pastor at St. Peter in Peoria, and Rector at the Cathedral of St. Mary (1993). Remaining Director of Vocations and Rector at the Cathedral of St. Mary (1995). Pastor at St. Columba in Ottawa (1997). While remaining Pastor at St. Columba in Ottawa, to Pastor at St. Mary Grand Ridge (2000). Pastor St. Columba, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Patrick parishes in Ottawa 2017.

Pastor St. Mary, Metamora (6/15/2022)

Father Charles Klamut

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History:

Born in Waukegan on August 4, 1973. Ordained on May 29, 1999.
Parochial Vicar at St. Philomena in Peoria (1999). Chaplain at Peoria Notre Dame in Peoria (2002). Pastor of St. Mark in Peoria while remaining chaplain at Peoria Notre Dame High School in Peoria (2006). Faculty at Peoria Notre Dame in Peoria while remaining pastor of St. Mark in Peoria (2008). Assistant Chaplain at St. John Newman Center in Champaign (2011). Pastor at St. Ambrose in Milan, chaplain team coordinator for Alleman High School in Rock Island (2014). Pastor of St. Ambrose in Milan and St. Patrick in Andalusia (2016).

Pastor St. Anthony Parish in Bartonville (2020)

 

Father Edward S. Kopec

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History:

Born in Milwaukee, WI, March 23, 1964 Ordained May 23, 1992 Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony and St. Casimir, Streator, 1992; Epiphany, Normal, 1994. Pastor, St. Mary, Delavan, and St. Joseph, Hopedale, 1995; St. Joseph, Colfax, and St. Rose, Strawn, 1997; Sts. Peter & Paul, Spring Valley, 1998; while remaining Pastor of Sts. Peter & Paul, Spring Valley, to Pastor, St. Gertrude Mission, Seatonville, 2005; Pastor, St. Ann, Toluca, Sacred Heart Mission, Rutland, 2008; Chaplain OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, 2012;

Chaplain Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI (9/26/2018)

Father Corey Krengiel

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History:

Born in Lemont in 1985.  Ordained May 24, 2014 Parochial vicar St. Columba, Ottawa; St. Mary, Grand Ridge (2014); Parochial vicar St. Columba, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Patrick parishes in Ottawa and chaplain of Marquette Academy 2017. Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School (2019). Administrator of St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (2021).

While remaining Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, from Administrator to Pastor of St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (6/15/2022).

Monsignor James Kruse, J.C.L.

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History:

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).  Vicar General, Judicial Vicar, Director of Canonical Affairs (2018).  Adjutant Judicial Vicar, Director of Canonical Affairs (2019).  Pastor St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (2020).

Pastor St. Louis, Princeton (2021)

Monsignor Jeffrey G. Laible

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History:

Born in Peoria, Jan. 30, 1961. Ordained May 28, 1988. Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart, Moline, 1988; St. Columba’s, Ottawa, 1990. Pastor, St. Joseph’s, Colfax, and St. Rose, Strawn, 1992, and chaplain, Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, 1993. Pastor, St. Malachy’s, Rantoul, 1997. While remaining Pastor at Rantoul, Pastor of St. Elizabeth’s, Thomasboro, 2001; Pastor, Holy Family, Lincoln and St. Mary, Atlanta, 2005.
Pastor St. Patrick, Elkhart; St. Thomas Aquinas, Mt. Pulaski; Chaplain at Logan and Lincoln Correctional Centers while remaining Pastor at Holy Family, Lincoln; St. Mary, Atlanta, 2011

Released for five years to serve as Vicar General in the Archdiocese of the Military, USA (2021)
1025 Michigan Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20017
Office:  202-719-3600

Father Robert Lampitt

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History:

Ordained May 24, 2008 Parochial Vicar, Sts. Peter & Paul, Nauvoo, Sacred Heart, Dallas City, Summer 2008; further studies in Rome, Fall 2008; Parochial Vicar, St. Matthew, Champaign and Chaplain The High School of Saint Thomas More 2009. While remaining Parochial Vicar St. Matthew, Champaign & Chaplain St. Thomas More, Parochial Vicar St. Boniface, Seymour (2012) Administrator St. Thomas, Philo; St. Mary, Pesotum (2014)
Pastor St. Thomas, Philo and St. Mary Pesotum (2015); Chaplain St. John Catholic Newman Center, Champaign 2017.

Father Steven Loftus

Position(s):
Email:
steveloftus@catholic.org
History:

Born January 18, 1970 in Decatur Ordained August 2002 Parochial Vicar, St. Mary’s, Pontiac; St. John’s, Cullom, and St. Joseph’s, Flanagan, 2002. From assitant, St. Mary’s Parish and St. John’s Parish, Cullom, and St. Joseph’s Mission, Flanagan, to assistant St. Patrick’s Parish and St. Mary’s Parish, Ottawa, 2004; Administrator, St. John the Baptist, Rapids City; St. Mary, Hampton, 2007; Pastor St. John the Baptist, Rapids city; St. Mary, Hampton, 2008; Pastor, St. John the Baptist, Rapids City, St. Mary, Hampton, and Faculty, Alleman High School 2009. Pastor St. Mary, Rock Island; Sacred Heart, Rock Island and Chaplain at Alleman High School, 2011; Pastor Holy Family, Danville 2013; while remaining pastor of Holy Family, Danville, Chaplain team, Schlarman Academy, Danville 2017. Pastor St. Anthony, Hoopeston (6/15/2022)

Father Kyle Lucas

Email:
frlucas@stjpnc.org
History:

Born in Peoria, Illinois, on October 30, 1986. Ordained on May 24, 2014.
Parochial Vicar at Blessed Sacrament in Morton (2014); Chaplain, Peoria Notre Dame High School (2017). Assistant Chaplain St. John’s Catholic Newman Center in Champaign (2019).

Chaplain and Director, St. John Paul II Newman Center in Normal (2022).

Monsignor Thomas E. Mack

History:

Born: Waynesville, Missouri
Birthday: March 14, 1952
Ordained on May 27, 1978

Parochial Vicar of St. Malachy, Geneseo (1978). Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1980). Administrator of St. Mary, Keithsburg; St. Therese, New Boston; and St. Andrew, Oquawka (1981). Parochial Vicar of Resurrection, LaSalle (1982). Pastor of St. Patrick, Ransom and St. Mary, Grand Ridge (1988). Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Andrew, Oquawka, and St. Patrick, Raritan (1991). Pastor of Holy Family, Lincoln; St. Mary, Atlanta; and St. Columba, Mason City (1997). Administrator at St. Mary, Pontiac (1998). Pastor at St. John, Cullom and St. Joseph, Flanagan (2001). Chaplain to His Holiness (2003). Pastor at St. Mary, Pontiac and St. Joseph, Flanagan (2005). While remaining Pastor at St. Mary in Pontiac and St. Joseph in Flanagan to Pastor at St. John in Cullom (2006). Pastor at Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Theresa, Alexis; St. Patrick, Raritan; and Chaplain at St. Augustine Newman Center, Monmouth College (2012). While remaining Pastor at Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Theresa, Alexis; St. Patrick, Raritan; and Chaplain at St. Augustine Newman Center, Monmouth College; Episcopal Vicar for Rural Life (2015). Vicar Forane for the Galesburg Vicariate (2018).

While remaining Vicar Forane for the Galesburg Vicariate; Pastor Emeritus assisting with Sacraments (2021).

Father Kenneth L. Marchulones

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Position(s):
History:

Born in Peoria, Feb. 24, 1940. Ordained May 23, 1965. Parochial Vicar, St. Mary, Westville, 1965; St. Joseph, Danville, and faculty, Schlarman High School, Danville, 1967. Principal, Schlarman High School, Danville, 1968. Principal, Marquette Academy, Ottawa, 1974. Principal, Bergan High School, Peoria, 1979. Pastor, St. Monica, East Peoria, 1984; Senior Status (2010)

Father Ryan Mattingly

Position(s):
History:

Born: Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Birthday: January 9, 1990
Ordained: May 26, 2018

Parochial Vicar of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Streator and Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Leonore (2018). Chaplain Marquette Academy, Ottawa (2019). Administrator of St. Luke, Eureka; St. Joseph, Roanoke; and Chaplain of Salve Regina Newman Center, Eureka (2021).

While remaining Chaplain of Salve Regina Newman Center, Eureka; from Administrator to Pastor of St. Luke, Eureka and St. Joseph Roanoke (6/15/2022).

 

 

Father Paul J. Meismer

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History:

Born in Peoria, June 7, 1943. Ordained June 7, 1969. Parochial Vicar, St. Valentine, Peru, 1969. Adm., St. Patrick, Arlington, Sacred Heart, Dimmick, while remaining Parochial Vicarl, St. Valentine, Peru, 1976; Pastor, St. Mary, Delavan, and St. Joseph, Hopedale, 1979. Chaplain, Logan Correctional Center, Lincoln, 1979. Pastor, St. Patrick, Sheffield, 1985; St. Patrick, Sheffield and St. John, Cambridge, 1986-87; Pastor, St. Patrick, Sheffield, and St. Margaret, Wyanet, 1988; Imm. Conception, Spring Valley, 1998; Holy Trinity, Cherry and St. Patrick, Arlington, 2008.  Senior priest status (2011)

Father Michael Menner

Position(s):
Email:
slcpenfield@gmail.com
Phone:
217-595-5620
History:

Born in Chicago, Sept. 30, 1957. Ordained May 29, 1993. Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart, Moline, 1993. Chaplain, Motherhouse of Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi, Lacon, and St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Lacon, and assisting with chaplain services at King’s House, Henry, 1996. Adm. Immaculate Conception, Lacon, 1997. Pastor, St. Theresa, Alexis, and St. Aloysius, Wataga, 1998, Sacred Heart , Warsaw and St. Mary, Hamilton 2002; Pastor, St. Lawrence, Penfield, Holy Trinity, Rankin, St. Charles Borromeo, Homer (2009).

Monsignor Mark J. Merdian, STL

Position(s):
Email:
msgrmerdian@gmail.com
History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: November 13, 1966
Ordained: May 29, 1993

Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (1993). Administrative Assistant to Bishop Myers and Vice-Chancellor (1997). While remaining Administrative Assistant to Bishop Myers and Vice-Chancellor; Administrator, St. Peter, Peoria (1998). While remaining Administrative Assistant to Bishop Myers and Vice-Chancellor; Pastor of St. Peter, Peoria (1999). Pastor of St. Mary, Metamora and St. Elizabeth, Washburn (2001). While remaining Pastor of St. Mary, Metamora and St. Elizabeth, Washburn; Admininstrator of St. Joseph, Roanoke and St John, Benson (2001). While remaining Pastor of St. Mary, Metamora and St. Elizabeth, Washburn; Pastor of St. Joseph, Roanoke and St. John, Benson (2002). Pastor of St. Matthew, Champaign (2003). Knight of the Holy Sepulchre (2003). Episcopal Vicar of Junior Clergy (2006). Chaplain to His Holiness (2009). Episcopal Vicar for Healthcare (2010). While remaining Episcopal Vicar for Young Clergy and Episcopal Vicar for Healthcare; President of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (2012). Pastor of St. Pius X, Rock Island; Vicar of Rock Island Vicariate (2014).

Pastor of St. Columba, Ottawa; St. Francis of Assisi, Ottawa; St. Patrick, Ottawa; St. Mary Shrine, Naplate; and Vicar Forane of the Ottawa Vicariate (6/15/2022).

Father Alexander Millar

Position(s):
History:

Born in Urbana on February 25, 1987. Ordained on May 23, 2015.

Parochial Vicar at St. Mary Cathedral, Sacred Heart, and St. Bernard all in Peoria (2015).  Administrator St. Mary Cathedral, Sacred Heart, St. Bernard in Peoria (9/18/2018).  Rector St. Mary Cathedral in Peoria, Pastor Sacred Heart and St. Bernard in Peoria 2019.  Pastor of St. Patrick in Seneca, St. Joseph in Marseilles, St. Mary of the Field in Grand Ridge, St. Patrick in Ransom and St. Theresa in Earlville (2020).  Pastor of St. Patrick in Seneca, St. Joseph in Marseilles, St. Mary of the Field in Grand Ridge, St. Patrick in Ransom 8/1/2021.

Assistant Chaplain St. John Catholic Newman Center at University of Illinois in Champaign (6/15/2022)

Father Mark Miller

Position(s):
Phone:
217-453-2428
History:

Born August 9, 1963, Davenport, IA. Ordained May 28, 2005. Parochial Vicar, St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria, 2005; Sacred Heart, Moline, 2006; St. Patrick, Washington; St. Luke, Eureka, 2007; St. Matthew, Champaign, 2008; Parochial Vicar, Sts. Peter & Paul, Nauvoo, Sacred Heart, Dallas City, St. Mary, Hamilton, Sacred Heart, Warsaw and Immaculate Conception, Carthage 2010.  Administrator Sacred Heart, Annawan; St. Patrick, Sheffield; St. Mary, Hooppole 2012.  Administrator St. Patrick, Sheffield 2014.  Pastor St. Patrick, Sheffieild 2015.

Father William T. Miller

Position(s):
History:

Born in Harvey, May 12, 1959. Ordained May 12, 1984. Rector, Rosmini House and Novice Master, 1991. Provencial Superior, 2001. Administrator, Corpus Christi and St. Patrick, Galesburg, and Sacred Heart, Abingdon, 2002. Pastor Corpus Christi and St. Patrick, Galesburg, and Sacred Heart, Abingdon, 2004.  Pastor Corpus Christi, Galesburg; St. Patrick, Galesburg, Sacred Heart, Abingdon; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg (2018).

Rector of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception and Pastor of St. Bernard and Sacred Heart Parishes in Peoria, IL (2020).

Father Thomas Mizeur

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Position(s):
History:

Born in Rock Island, Dec. 1, 1945. Ordained June 9, 1973. Parochial Vicar, Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1973. Co-chaplain, St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, 1980. Campus Minister, Bradley University, Peoria, and Illinois Central College, East Peoria, 1983. Dir., Pastoral Care, St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, 1985. Chaplain, St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, 1998. Leave of absence, 1999. In residence, St. Pius, Rock Island, 1999. Parochial Vicar, St. Pius, Rock Island, 2000. Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Lacon, St. Mary and St. Joseph, Henry, 2004.

Pastor Immaculate Conception, Lacon; St. John XXIII, Henry, chaplain daughters of St. Francis of Assisi, Lacon; St. Joseph Nursing Home, Lacon (2014)

Senior Status (2-2017)

Father Martin Mwongyera, Ph.D., J.C.D.

Position(s):
Email:
fr_martin@cdop.org
History:

Born in Nyakishenyi Uganda 8/1/1965.  Ordained 7/28/1996.

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth, St. Theresa, Alexis, St. Andrew, Oquawka and chaplain, Holy Family Hospital, Monmouth, 2008; Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony, Spring Valley, St. Joseph Peru and Associate Chaplain, St. Margaret Hospital, Spring Valley 2009 Left the Diocese September 2009 Parochial Vicar Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; St. Bernard, Peoria; St. Peter, Peoria 2012;
Judicial Vicar, Office of Tribunal 2015; Incardinated 2016.  Judicial Vicar, Office of Tribunal and pastor St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville 2017. Leave of absence 2018.

Parochial Vicar St. Patrick of Merna in Bloomington, 2020.  Judge Diocesan Tribunal 2021.

Father James E. Myers

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Position(s):
History:

Born in Danville 3/8/1954.  Ordained 5/24/1980.

Assistant Holy Trinity in Bloomington 1980.  Pastoral Team St. Columba in Ottawa 1981.  Assistant St. Mark in Peoria 1983.  Campus Ministry Bradley University in Peoria 1985.  Pastor St. Boniface in Peoria 1990.  Released for service with the Society of St. Sulpice 1991.

Monsignor Timothy Nolan

Position(s):
Email:
msgr_nolan@cdop.org
History:

Born in Wenona, Nov. 6, 1956.
Ordained May 23, 1992.

Parochial Vicar, St. Patrick, Urbana, 1992; St. Joseph, Pekin, 1994. Diocesan Spiritual Director, Cursillo-TEC, 1996. Pastor, St. Joseph, Pekin, 2000. Vicar, Pekin Vicariate, 2003. Pastor, St. Joseph, Pekin, and Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur, 2005; St. Joseph, Pekin, 2006. Pastor St. Mary, Delavan, St. Joseph Delavan, Episcopal Vicar for the Diaconate, 2012.

While remaining Episcopal Vicar for the Permanent Diaconate, Pastor St. Mary, Canton, St. Matthew, Farmington, and St. Michael, St. David.

Father Andru O’Brien

History:

Born May 13, 1992, Ordained May 26, 2018.

Parochial Vicar, St. Jude Parish, Peoria (2018).  While remaining Parochial Vicar of St. Jude, Peoria, to Parochial Vicar, St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville, 2018.  Parochial Vicar, St. Jude Parish, Peoria 2019.

Parochial vicar St. Mathew, Champaign; St. Boniface, Seymour; and chaplain St. Thomas More High School, Champaign (2021)

Father Edward U. Ohm

Position(s):
Email:
ohme1958@yahoo.com
History:

Born in Mattoon on Jan. 9, 1958.
Ordained on May 23, 1992.
Parochial Vicar at St. Stephen in Streator (1992). Parochial Vicar at Sacred Heart in Moline (1993). Pastor at Sacre Coeur in Creve Coeur (1994). Parochial Vicar at St. Stephen in Streator (1996). Released for chaplain
service in the United States Navy (1998). Chaplain for United States (2003).  Parochial Vicar, Holy Family, Lincoln; St. Mary, Atlanta, St. Patrick, Elkhart, St. Thomas Aquinas, Mt. Pulaski (2018); In residence St. Joseph, Pekin (2019); Assistant Chaplain at OSF Medical Center in Peoria, residence at St. Philomena in Peoria (2020)

Chaplain OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana 2021; in residence St. Mary, Champaign (6/15/22)

Father Patrick K. O’Neal

Position(s):
Phone:
309-694-2061
History:

Born in Quebec, Canada, Sept. 11, 1963. Ordained May 26, 1990. Parochial Vicar, Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1990; Epiphany, Normal, 1991. Pastor, Sacred Heart, Granville; St. Francis Xavier, Bureau, and St. Mary, Tiskilwa, 1993. Vicar, Henry Vicariate, 1996. Pastor, St. Mary, Ottawa, 1998; St. Patrick, Bloomington, 2003; St. Patrick, Bloomington and St. Mary Mission, Atlanta, 2004. Leave of Absence, 2007; Parochial Vicar, St. Monica Church, East Peoria (2010) Full time teacher Peoria Notre Dame HS; In residence and assisting with weekend Mass at St. Philomena, Peoria; 2011 Administrator St. Anthony, Hoopeston; Chaplain, Schlarman Academy, Danville (2012). While remaining chaplain of Schlarman Academy to pastor of St. Anthony, Hoopeston (2014); Pastor St. Augustine, St. Augustine, St. Bernard, Bushnell 2017.

Pastor St. Joseph in Ivesdale and St. Patrick in Tolono (6/15/2022)

Father Dennis H. O’Riley

Location(s):
Position(s):
Phone:
(217) 446-5870
History:

6 Shorewood Drive South, Danville, IL 61832
Born in Chicago, April 9, 1931. Ordained August 2, 1959. Parochial Vicar, St. Columba, Ottawa, 1959; St. Malachy, Rantoul, 1964. Pastor, Sacred Heart, Farmer City, and St. John, Bellflower, 1971. Co-pastor, St. Patrick, Danville, 1974; Holy Family, Danville, 1978. Parochial Vicar, Holy Cross, Champaign, 1984, Pastor, St. Patrick, Tolono and St. Charles Borromeo, Homer, 1988. Senior priest status, 2001.

Father Thomas Otto

Position(s):
History:

Born in Peoria in 1987.  Ordained 5/25/2013. Parochial vicar Holy Cross, Mendota and St. Theresa, Earlville and Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown (2013).
Parochial vicar Immaculate Conception, Monmouth and St. Patrick, Raritan and chaplain of the St. Augustine Newman Club at Monmouth College. (2015).  Parochial vicar St. Hyacinth and St. Patrick in LaSalle; 2019.

To Pastor of St. Hyacinth and St. Patrick in LaSalle and rector of Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, LaSalle (2021)

Father James G. Pallardy

Position(s):
Email:
frjgp@yahoo.com
History:

Born in Evergreen Park, Dec. 8, 1960. Ordained May 23, 1987. Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart, Moline, 1987. Chaplain and faculty, Alleman High School, Rock Island, 1991-1994. Pastor, St. Patrick, Andalusia, 1993; St. Bernard, Peoria, 1998; St. Mary, Kewanee, and St. John Vianney Mission, Cambridge, 2005; Pastor St. Mary Kewanee, St. Francis of Assisi, Kewanee, St. John Vianney, Cambridge 2009. Pastor St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria, 2012. Pastor St. Anne in East Moline 2019. Pastor St. Malachy Parish in Geneseo 2020. Parochial Vicar Corpus Christi, Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Patrick all in Galesburg and Sacred Heart in Abingdon 2021.

Administrator St. Anne in East Moline and canonical Administrator of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy in East Moline 2021.

Father James Pankiewicz

Position(s):
Phone:
309-673-6317
History:

Born in St. Joseph, Missouri on November 24, 1980. Ordained on May 29, 2010.
Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Church in Pekin (2010). Parochial Vicar at Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur while remaining Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph in Pekin (2012). Assistant Chaplain at St. John Catholic Newman Center at University of Illinois in Champaign (2013). Parochial Vicar at the Cathedral of St. Mary, St. Bernard, and Sacred Heart in Peoria (2016).

Administrator St. Mary, Kickapoo and St. Patrick, Elmwood (2021) Pastor 6/15/2022.

Father Joel Phelps

Position(s):
Email:
phelps.joel@gmail.com
History:

Born:
Birthday: September 3, 1984
Ordained: May 26, 2012

Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Urbana and St. Mary, Champaign (2012). Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Mendota; St. Theresa, Earlville, and Sts. Peter and Paul in Peterstown (2015). Administrator of St. Malachy, Rantoul; St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Thomasboro (2017).

Pastor of St. Malachy, Rantoul; St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Thomasboro; Vicar Forane of the Champaign Vicariate (2018).

Father Michael Pica

Fr. Michael Pica
Position(s):
History:

Born on April 2, 1989. Ordained on May 28, 2016.
Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick Church of Merna in Bloomington and St. Mary in Downs (2016). While remaining parochial vicar of St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, and St. Mary Parish, Downs, to parochial vicar, St. Patrick Parish, Wapella (04/2017); while remaining parochial vicar, St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington and St. Mary, Downs to chaplain team, Central Catholic High School, Bloomington 2017.  Chaplain High School of St. Thomas More in Champaign; parochial vicar St. Matthew in Champaign and St. Boniface in Seymour 2019.

Parochial vicar St. Hyacinth, St. Patrick and Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine in LaSalle (2021)

Father Peter Pilon

Position(s):
Phone:
217-935-9242
History:

Born in Silver Spring, Maryland on August 13, 1965. Ordained on May 27, 2000.
Parochial Vicar at Holy Cross in Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul in Peterstown (2000). Chaplain of Marquette Academy, Ottawa (2003). Parochial Vicar of St. Mary in Ottawa while remaining chaplain at Marquette Academy (2003). Hispanic Ministry in Streator while remaining chaplain of Marquette Academy with residence at St. Stephen in Streator (2004). Pastor of St. Patrick in Wapella and chaplain of Central Catholic High School in Bloomington (2010). Pastor of Holy Cross in Mendota, Sts. Peter & Paul in Peterstown, and St. Theresa in Earlville (2016); Pastor Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown 2017.

Pastor Holy Cross, Mendota; Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown; St. Theresa, Earlville 8/1/2021

Monsignor Ernest E. Pizzamiglio

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Position(s):
History:

Born in Chicago, Nov. 5, 1933. Ordained May 22, 1966. Parochial Vicar, Holy Family, Peoria, 1966; Holy Cross, Champaign, 1971; Visitation, Kewanee, and adm., St. John, Galva, 1973. Vicar, Kewanee Vicariate, 1974. Pastor, St. Patrick, Elkhart, St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski, and St. John, Middletown, 1976; St. Mary, DePue, 1981; St. Edward, Chillicothe, 1985; Imm. Heart of Mary, Galesburg, 1990. Vicar, Monmouth Vicariate, 1990, while remaining Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg, administrator St. Aloysius, Wataga 2002. Pastor, Imm. Heart of Mary, Galesburg, and St. Aloysius, Wataga, 2006.  Pastor Immaculate Heart of Mary and Chaplain to His Holiness (2009)

Senior Status June 2018

Father Scott Potthoff

Position(s):
History:

Born in Princeton, Illinois on December 30, 1986.
Ordained on May 25, 2013.
Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph in Pekin and Sacre Coeur in Creve Coeur (2013).  Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph in Pekin (2014). Parochial Vicar at St. Pius X in Rock Island (2016).  Administrator, Nativity of Our Lord, Spring Valley (2018).

Pastor Nativity of Our Lord in Spring Valley 2019.

Monsignor Eric S. Powell, JCL

Position(s):
History:

Born in Baltimore, Md., Sept. 18, 1963. Ordained June 10, 1990. Graduate studies, Rome, 1990. STL, Pont. Athenaeum of St. Anselm, Rome, 1991. Chaplain and religion teacher, Marquette Academy, Ottawa, 1991. Pastor, St. Mary, Utica, 1992. Adm. asst. to Bishop Myers, 1992. Released for service at the Congregation for Eastern Churches, Vatican City,1994. JCL, Pont. University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, 1997. Chaplain of Honor to His Holiness, 1999. Pastor, St. Mary, Kickapoo, 1999. Assoc. judge, Marriage Tribunal, 1999. Pastor, Epiphany, Normal, 2002. While remaining pastor at Epiphany Parish, Normal to pastor, St. Mary’s Parish, Downs, 2004. Pastor, Epiphany, Normal, 2007.

Father Ted Pracz

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Position(s):
History:

Born Aug. 7, 1937. Ordained April 23, 1966. Faculty, Schlarman High School, Danville, 1966. Pastor, St. Anthony, Hoopeston, 1982; Holy Family, Danville, 1992. Vicar, Danville Vicariate, 1996. While remaining Pastor, Holy Family, Danville, to Administrator, St. Paul, Danville, 2005. Pastor, Holy Family, Danville, 2005. 6/12,2013 Senior Status

Monsignor John J. Prendergast

Location(s):
History:

Born Oct. 31, 1945, in Streator. Ordained July 4, 1976. Parochial Vicar, St. Matthew, Champaign, 1976. Assistant Chaplain, St. John’s Chapel, Champaign, 1978. U.S. Army, 1980. Prelate of Honor, 2000. Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Streator, 2002. While remaining Pastor at Immaculate Conception, Streator, Administrator, St. Casimir, Streator, 2004. Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Streator, 2005. Remaining Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Streator and Admin., St. Casmir, Streator; also to Pastor, St. Stephen, Streator; St. Patrick, Ransom, 2007; Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Streator, St. Stephen, Streator, St. Casimir, Streator, St. Anthony of Padua, Streator 2009. Pastor of St. Patrick, Washington; 2011 Remaining pastor of St. Patrick, Washington, Pastor St. Monica, East Peoria, 2012. Special Assistant to the bishop; episcopal vicar for religious; episcopal vicar for retired priests; Vice Chancellor, 2013.
Senior Status 2015

died 3/18/20

Monsignor Richard A. Pricco

Location(s):
Position(s):
Email:
rap@macomb.com
History:

Born in Spring Valley, Feb. 22, 1937. Ordained June 3, 1962. Paraochial Vicar, Holy Cross, Champaign, 1962. Diocesan Consultor, 1974. Pastor, St. Paul, Macomb, 1977. Vicar, Macomb Vicariate, 1991. Chaplain to His Holiness, 2003. While remaining pastor, St. Paul’s, Macomb, to adm., St. Rose’s, Rushville, 2006.

Senior status, 2017.

Father Eugene A. Radosevich

Position(s):
History:

Born in Peoria on October 19, 1960. Ordained on May 26, 1990.
Parochial Vicar for St. Paul in Danville (1990). Pastor at St. Patrick in Camp Grove and duties with Diocesan Tribunal (1992). Pastor at St. Patrick in Havana and Immaculate Conception in Manito (1995). Pastor of St. John in Woodhull and St. John in Galva (2000). Pastor of St. John Vianney, Cambridge while remaining pastor at St. John in Woodhull and St. John in Galva (2003). Pastor of St. Stephen in Streator and St. Patrick in Ransom (2005). Pastor of St. Mary in Downs (2007). Pastor of St. Luke in Eureka and Chaplain of Salve Regina Newman Center at Eureka College (2008). Pastor of St. Joseph in Roanoke and St. John in Benson while remaining pastor of St. Luke and chaplaign of Salve Regina Newman Newman Center at Eureka College in Eureka (2016).  While remaining pastor St. Luke, Eureka; St. Joseph, Roanoke; chaplain Salve Regina Newman Center, Eureka; relinquishing duties as pastor St. John the Baptist, Benson (10/1/2018).  Assistant chaplain at OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria (2021).

Pastor St. Bernard in Bushnell and St. Augustine in St. Augustine (6/15/2022)

Monsignor James K. Ramer

Location(s):
Position(s):
Phone:
217-586-5153
History:

Born in Monmouth, July 11, 1945. Ordained May 24, 1986. Parochial Vicar, Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1986; Holy Cross, Champaign, 1989,; St. Pius, Rock Island, 1990. Pastor, St. Joseph and St. Mary, Pesotum, 1991; St. Thomas, Philo, and Immaculate Conception, Bongard, 1992; St. Mary, Rock Island, 1996; St. Louis, Princeton, 2001. While remaining Pastor at St. Louis, Princeton, to Administrator, St. Mary, Tiskilwa, 2002. Pastor, St. Anne, East Moline, 2003. While remaining Pastor, St. Anne, East Moline, to Administrator, St. Mary, East Moline, 2004. Pastor, St. Anne, East Moline, 2005. Pastor, St. Anne, E. Moline, St. Mary, E. Moline; Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis, 2007. Chaplain to His Holiness, 2007. Pastor, St. Thomas, Philo, Immaculate Conception, Bongard, St. Joseph and St. Mary, Pesotum, 2008; Pastor, Our Lady of the Lake, Mahomet (2010);

Senior Status 2017

Father Robert Rayson

Position(s):
History:

Born on May 22, 1969 in Gary, IN.
Ordained on May 29, 1999.
Parochial Vicar at Sacred Heart in Moline (1999). Parochial Vicar at Holy Trinity in Bloomington (2001).
Administrator at St. Dominic in Camp Grove and St. Patrick in Wyoming (2001). Pastor at St. Dominic in Wyoming and St. Patrick in Camp Grove and Administrator at St. John in Bradford (2002). While remaining pastor at St. Dominic in Camp Grove and St. Patrick in Wyoming, to Pastor at St. John in Bradford (2003). Pastor at Resurrection, St. Hyacinth, St. Patrick and Queen of the Holy Rosary in LaSalle and Sacred Heart in Dimmick (2006). Pastor of St. Hyacinth and St. Patrick, rector for Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine all in LaSalle (2007). Pastor of St. Thomase More in Dalzell and St. Benedict in Ladd (2009). Pastor of St. Matthew in Champaign and St. Boniface in Seymour (2012). While remaining Pastor at St. Matthew in Champaign and St. Boniface in Seymour to Vicar Forane of the Champaign Vicariate (2016).

Pastor St. Mary, El Paso; St. John the Baptist, Benson (10/1/2018)

Father George F. Remm

Location(s):
Position(s):
Phone:
217-840-9068
History:

PO Box 6136 Champaign IL 61826
Born in Peoria, July 23, 1934. Ordained May 29, 1960. Parochial Vicar, Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1960. In residence, Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur, 1969. Director, Office of Christian Worship, 1969-1976. Parochial Vicar, St. Mark, Peoria, 1971. Master of Ceremonies to the Bishop, 1972-76. Pastor, Visitation and St. Joseph, Kewanee, 1976; St. Mary, Kewanee, 1982; St. Patrick, Urbana, 1986. Senior priest status and pator emeritus, 2004.

Father David P. Richardson

Location(s):
Position(s):
Email:
frdprichardson@aol.com
History:

Born on December 11, 1973 in Red Bank, NJ.
Ordained on May 24, 2003.
Parochial Vicar at St. Matthew in Champaign (2003). Parochial Vicar at St. Philomena in Peoria (2006). Assistant Vocation Director (2007). While remaining Assistant Vocation Director to Administrator at St. Philomena in Peoria (2008). Pastor at St. Philomena in Peoria (2009). While remaining Pastor at St. Philomena in Peoria to Episcopal Vicar of Junior Clergy (2014).

Father James E. Rickey

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Position(s):
History:

Born in Peoria, June 25, 1943. Ordained June 7, 1969. Parochial Vicar, Imm. Heart of Mary, Galesburg, 1969. Adm., St. Rose, Rushville. Asst., St. Paul’s, Macomb, and chaplain, St. Francis Newman Center, Macomb, 1974. Pastor, St. Patrick’s, Raritan, while remaining chaplain, St. Francis Newman Center, Macomb, 1989. Chaplain, St. Francis Newman Center, Macomb, 1991. Sabbatical, 1993. Pastor, St. Patrick’s, Dwight, 1994. While remaining at Dwight, adm., Sacred Heart, Campus, 1996. Pastor, St. Patrick’s, Dwight, 1998. 6/12/2013 Senior Status

Father Patrick M. Riordan

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History:

Born in Streator, Feb. 10, 1947. Ordained Dec. 22, 1990. Parochial Vicar, Imm. Conception, Monmouth; St. Andrew, Oquawka, and St. Patrick, Raritan, 1990. Pastor/Principal, Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur, 1993. Pastor, St. Mary, Westville, 1994; Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis,1996. Leave of absence, 1999. Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony, Streator, and Chaplain, St. Mary Hospital, Streator, 2000. Adm., Immaculate Conception, Streator, 2002. Pastor, St. Mary, Kickapoo, 2002; Pastor, St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville 2009.
Pastor St. Patrick, Tolono, St. Joseph, Ivesdale (2013);

Senior Status 2017

Father David F. Roche

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Position(s):
Phone:
815-842-2891
History:

728 E. Water Street Pontiac IL 61764
Born in Peoria, Nov. 30, 1932. Ordained June 1, 1958. Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart, Moline, 1958; St. Mary, Westville, 1958; Imm. Conception, Spring Valley, 1965; St. Patrick, Washington, 1969. Chaplain, St. Margaret Hospital, Spring Valley, 1970. Pastor, St. Mary, Delavan, and St. Joseph, Hopedale, 1971. Chaplain, Mercy Hospital, Urbana, 1973. Co-pastor, St. Patrick, Urbana, 1981. On leave, 1981. Adminstrator, Sacred Heart, Farmer City, and St. John, Bellflower, 1982. Leave of absence, 1983. In residence, St. Bernard, Peoria, 1984. Pastor, St. Mary, Princeville, 1985. Chaplain, St. James Hospital, Pontiac, 1991. Senior priest status, 2003.

Monsignor Steven P. Rohlfs, P.A.

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Email:
msgrr@aol.com
Education:

STD

History:

Born in Lincoln, June 17, 1950. Ordained May 22, 1976. Parochial Vicar, St. Bernard, Peoria, 1976. Chaplain and Dir. of Religious Ed., Bergan High School, Peoria, 1978. Assoc. Dir. of Vocations, 1983. Doctoral studies in Rome, 1986. Vice-chancellor, Vocation dir., Dir. of Propagation of the Faith, 1987. Rector, St. Mary Cathedral, 1987, and pastor, St. Peter, Peoria, 1987-92, while remaining vice-chancellor, vocation director and director of Propagation of the Faith, 1990. Pastor, St. Philomena, Peoria, 1993. Prelate of Honor, 1993. Censor Librorum, 1993. Vicar, Peoria NE Vicariate, 1994. Episcopal Vicar for Healthcare, 1994. Knight Commander of the Holy Sepulchre, 1997. Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia, and Chancellor, 1999. Knight o fConstantinian Order, 2000. Named Diocesan Administrator 2001. Reappointed Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia and Chancellor, as well as Director, Propogation of the Faith, Holy Childhood Association, Mission Coordinator, and Director of Cemetaries, 2002. While remaining Vicar General, from chancellor and moderator of the curia, to administrator, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Peoria, 2004. Rector, Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, 2005.

Rector emeritus, assisting with special direction, St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota (2015)

Senior Status 2020

Father Jacob Rose

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History:

Born 2/25/1987.
Ordained 5/25/2013.
Parochial Vicar St. Michael the Archangel, Streator; St. Patrick, Seneca; Chaplain of Marquette Academy, Ottawa (2013). From Parochial Vicar, St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Streator; St. Patrick Parish, Seneca; and chaplian, Marquette Academy, Ottawa, to administrator, St. Joseph Parish, Peru (01/09/2017).  While remaining Administrator of St. Joseph, Peru, to Administrator of St. Valentine, Peru and St. Mary, Peru (8/4/17).  Administrator of St. Joseph, Peru (10/26/17); Pastor St. Joseph, Peru (2018) Leave of absence 2018.

Parochial Vicar Corpus Christi, Immaculate Conception and St. Patrick in Galesburg and Sacred Heart in Abingdon.

Leave of absence January 2021.

Father Donald Roszkowski

Email:
frdon2003@yahoo.com
History:

Born in Northlake on January 25, 1970. Ordained on May 24, 1997.
Parochial Vicar at St. Philomena in Peoria (1997). Pastor at St. Paul in Odell and Sacred Heart in Campus (1999). Assistant Chaplain at St. John Catholic Chapel in Champaign and Associate Director of Vocations (2001). Parochial Vicar at Holy Trinity in Bloomington (2002). Pastor of St. John in Clinton, St. Patrick in Wapella, Sacred Heart in Farmer City, and St. John in Bellflower (2003). Parochial Vicar at St. Vincent de Paul in Peoria (2007). Pastor at St. Mary in Metamora and St. Elizabeth in Washburn (2008). Pastor at St. Mary in El Paso (2013). Administrator at St. Ann in Peoria (2016).

Assistant chaplain OSF Health Care St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria (2020) and chaplain to The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis at the Motherhouse in East Peoria (6/15/2022).

 

Father Tom Royer

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History:

Born in Canton, Jan. 27, 1935. Ordained May 29, 1960. Parochial Vicar, Holy Family, Peoria, 1960; St. Paul, Danville, 1966; St. Matthew, Champaign, 1970. Chaplain, Mercy Hospital, Urbana, 1971. Parochial Vicar, St. Edward, Chillicothe, 1972. Director, Office of Communications, 1972. Pastor, St. Mary, Champaign, 1973; St. Joseph, Ivesdale, while remaining Pastor at Champaign, 1989. Pastor, St. Mary, Champaign, and St. Boniface, Seymour, 2001. Pastor, St. Mary, Champaign, 2005.  Senior priest status (2011)

Father David Sabel

Position(s):
Email:
nutgolf@mchsi.com
History:

Born: Rock Island, Illinois
Birthday: May 2, 1953
Ordained: May 23, 2009

Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Pontiac. St. Joseph, Flanangan; St. John, Cullom (2009). From Parochial Vicar to Administrator of St. Mary, Pontiac. St. Joseph, Flanangan; St. John, Cullom (2012). From Administrator to Pastor of St. Mary, Pontiac. St. Joseph, Flanangan; St. John, Cullom; St. Paul, Odell and Vicar Forane of the Pontiac Vicariate (2013). While remaining Vicar Forane of the Pontiac Vicariate and Pastor of St. Mary, Pontiac and St. Joseph, Flanagan; Pastor of St. Joseph, Chenoa; St. Mary, Lexington (2018).

While remaining Vicar Forane of the Pontiac Vicariate and Pastor of St. Joseph, Flanagan; St. Joseph, Chenoa; and St. Mary, Lexington; Pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul, Chatsworth, with residence at St. Mary, Pontiac (2019).

Father Timothy J. Sauppe

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History:

Born in Milwaukee, Wis., July 17, 1957. Ordained Dec. 19, 1992. Parochial Vicar, Imm. Conception, Monmouth;St. Andrew, Oquawka, and St. Patrick, Raritan, 1992. Chaplain, Alleman High School, Rock Island, 1994. While remaining chaplain at Alleman, Parochial Vicar, St. Pius, Rock Island, 1995. Pastor, Sacred Heart, Annawan, and St. Mary, Hooppole, 1997. While remaining pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Annawan, and St. Mary Mission, Hooppole, to pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Sheffield, 2004;
Pastor St Mary, Westvile, 2008. and St. Issaac Jogues, Georgetown 2013;

Father Michael R. Schaab

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History:

Born in Peoria, March 7, 1944. Ordained May 22, 1971. Parochial Vicar, St. Malachy, Rantoul, 1971; Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1972. Leave for study, 1977. Director, Religious Education, 1979. Pastor, St. Mary, Downs, and St. Patrick, Merna, 1985. Leave for teaching, 1991. Pastor, Mary, Our Lady of Peace, Orion, 1996. While remaining Pastor, Our Lady of Peace, Orion, to Administrator, St. Maria Goretti, Coal Valley, 2002. Pastor, St. Pius X, Rock Island, 2005.
Senior Status 2014

Father Robert G. Schladen

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Position(s):
Phone:
309-453-9398
History:

PO Box 6105 Peoria IL 61601-6105
Born in Cissna Park, May 8, 1933. Ordained August 2, 1959. Parochial Vicar, St. Mary, Peoria, 1959. Director, Catholic Youth Center, Peoria 1966. Parochial Vicar, St. Patrick, Danville and faculty, Schlarman High School, Danville, 1967. Parochial Vicar, St. Patrick, Danville, 1970. Pastor, St. Maria Goretti, Coal Valley, 1972. Member of the Rock Island-Milan Cooperative Ministry, co-pator, St. Pius X, Rock Island, 1976. Coordinator, Ministry to Priests, 1978. Co-Director, Communications/Evangelization Office, 1981. Executive Director, Diocesan Personnel Board, 1983. Pastor, St. Mark, Peoria, 1990. Available for assignment, 1998. Senior priest status, 2003.

Father Bowan Schmitt

Position(s):
Phone:
217-684-5107
History:

Born in Iowa City, Iowa on May 12, 1963. Ordained on May 24, 1997.
Parochial Vicar at St. Thomas in Peoria Heights (1997). Pastor at St. Joseph in Marseilles and St. Patrick in Ransom (2000). Pastor at St. Anthony in Hoopeston and chaplain at Schlarman High School in Danville (2005) Pastor at St. Thomas Church in Philo, Immaculate Conception in Bongard, and St. Mary in Pesotum (2010). Pastor at Holy Cross in Mendota, St. Teresa of Avila in Earlville, and Sts. Peter & Paul in Peterstown (2014). Pastor at St. Paul in Danville (2016). While remaining pastor at St. Paul in Danville to chaplain team, Schlarman Acadamy in Danville 2017.

Pastor St. Patrick in Seneca and St. Patrick in Ransom (6/15/2022)

Father Dustin Schultz

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History:

Born: Moline, Illinois
Birthday: December 12, 1979
Ordained: May 24, 2008

Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2008). Parochial Vicar of St. Michael the Archangel, Streator and Chaplain at Marquette Academy, Ottawa (2011). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign and St. Boniface, Seymour (2013). Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2014). Administrator of St. Patrick, Wapella; and Chaplain of Central High School, Bloomington (2016). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Wapella, and Chaplain, Central Catholic High School, Bloomington; Pastor, St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, and St. Mary, Downs.

Pastor of St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington and St. Mary, Downs; Vicar Forane of the Bloomington-Lincoln Vicariate (2017).

Father Thomas W. Shaw

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History:

Born Nov. 24, 1949, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Ordained May 26, 2001. Parochial Vicar, St. Columba, Ottawa, 2001; St. Patrick, Elkhart and St. Thomas Aquinas, Mount Pulaski, 2003. Administrator, St. Patrick Parish, Elkhart and St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Mt. Pulaski, and chaplain, Logan Correctional Center and Lincoln Correctional Center, 2004. Pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Elkhart and St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Mt. Pulaski, and chaplain, Logan Correctional Center and Lincoln Correctional Center, 2007.
Pastor St. John the Evangelist, Walnut; Immaculate Conception, Ohio; 2011

Monsignor Paul E. Showalter, P.A.

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History:

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.

Senior Status 2018

Father Jeffery A. Small

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History:

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.

Father Luke A. Spannagel

Position(s):
Phone:
309-837-3989
History:

Born October 30, 1976, in Effingham. Ordained May 24, 2003. Parochial Vicar, Sts. Peter & Paul, Nauvoo, Immaculate Conception, Carthage, Sacred Heart Mission, Dallas City and St. Mary Mission, West Point, 2003. Asst. Chaplain St. John Chapel, Champaign, 2007; Director, St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center, Macomb, Administrator, St. Patrick, Raritan (2010); Chaplain of St. John’s Catholic Newman Center, Champaign (2014); Pastor St. Patrick, Urbana 2017.  Pastor St. Mary and Sacred Heart in Rock Island 2019.

Special assignment and parochial vicar Cathedral of St. Mary, Sacred Heart, St. Bernard and St. Joseph with residence at St. Philomena in Peoria (6/15/2022)

Father Dennis Spohrer

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History:

Born in Urbana, July 13, 1967. Ordained May 24, 2003. Parochial Vicar, St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria, 2003; St. Matthew Parish, Champaign, 2004; Holy Cross, Champaign, 2005; Administrator St. Theresa, Alexis and Chaplain OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth; Pastor, St. Theresa, Alexis while remaining Chaplain, OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth (2010) Parochial Vicar, St. Patrick, Urbana and St. Mary, Champaign (2012)
Assistant Chaplain at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. (2013)

Father Johnathan Steffen

Position(s):
Email:
jsteffen@pcj.edu
History:

Born in Fairbury on July 27, 1972. Ordained on May 26, 2012.
Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick in Washington and St. Monica in East Peoria (2012). Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick of Merna in Bloomington, St. Mary in Downs, and sacramental team member at St. John Paul II Newman Center in Normal (2014). Administrator at St. Mary in El Paso and chaplain at St. John Paul II Newman Center in Normal (2016); Pastor St. Mary, El Paso and chaplain, St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center in Normal 2017.  Pastor at St. Mary, ElPaso; St. Patrick, Washington and St. Monica, East Peoria 2018.

While remaining pastor St. Patrick, Washington; St. Monica, East Peoria; relinquishing duties as pastor St. Mary, El Paso (10/1/2018)

Father Adam Stimpson

Email:
fatherstimpson@gmail.com
History:

Born: Rock Island, IL
Birthday: September 17, 1980
Ordained: May 23, 2009

Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, LaSalle; St. Hyacinth; LaSalle; and Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, LaSalle (2009). Parochial Vicar of St. Jude, Peoria; Chaplain, Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (2012). Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria, with residence at St. Philomena, Peoria (2015). Administrator of St. Paul, Macomb (January 2017).

Pastor St. Paul, Macomb; St. Rose, Rushville; and Chaplain of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Newman Center, Macomb (2017); Vicar Forane of the Macomb Vicariate.

Father Jeffrey D. Stirniman

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History:

Born in Cedar Rapids, IA, Oct. 12, 1964. Ordained Aug. 5, 1995. Parochial Vicar, St. Philomena, Peoria, 1995. Chaplain, Alleman High School, Rock Island, and Parochial Vicar, St. Pius X, Rock Island, 1997. Pastor, St. Patrick, Bloomington, 1999; St. Louis, Princeton and St. Mary Mission, Tiskilwa, 2003. Pastor, St. Louis, Princeton, 2005. Administrator Holy Trinity and St. Patrick, Bloomington, and St. Patrick, Wapella 2017.

Pastor Holy Trinity and Historic St. Patrick Parish in Bloomington 2020

Monsignor Stuart W. Swetland, STD

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History:

Born in Pittsburg, Pa., May 15, 1959. Ordained May 25, 1991. Parochial Vicar, St. Peter, Peoria, and administrative asst. to the bishop, 1991. Pastor, St. Peter, Peoria, and chaplain, Bradley Newman Center, Peoria, and Illinois Central College, East Peoria, 1992. Pastor, St. Martin de Porres, Peoria, while remaining Newman Center chaplain, Bradley Univeristy and Ill. Central College, 1993. Graduate studies at John Paul II Institute for the Study of Family & Marriage, 1994.STL, 1995. Chaplain, St. John Chapel, Champaign, and director, Newman Foundation, University of Illinois, Champaign, 1997. Knight of Holy Sepulchre, 1997. Dio. Dir., Campus Ministry, 1998. STD, 1998. Episcopal Vicar for Social Justice, 1999. Prelate of Honor, 2000. Director, Pre-Theology and Homeletics; Spiritual Director and Formation, Mount St. Mary Seminary, Emmitsburg, Maryland, 2006.  President, Donnelly College, Kansas City, KS, 2014.

Father Thomas R. Szydlik

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History:

Born Plattsburgh, NY, January 21, 1977. Ordained May 24, 2003. Parochial Vicar, St. Matthew, Champaign, 2003; studies in Rome in the fall, 2003. Parochial Vicar, St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria, 2004; St. Pius X, Rock Island, 2005. Leave of absence, 2006. Parochial Vicar, Sts. Peter & Paul, Nauvoo; Immaculate Conception, Carthage; Sacred Heart, Dallas City; St. Mary, West Point, 2007.  Parochial vicar Sts. Peter and Paul, Nauvoo; Sacred Heart, Dallas City; Immaculate Conception, Carthage; St. Mary, West Point; Sacred Heart, Warsaw; St. Mary, Hamilton (2012)

Administrator St. Paul in Danville and chaplain Schlarman Academy in Danville (6/15/2022)

Father Thomas E. Taylor

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Position(s):
History:

Born in Wroughton, England on September 22, 1952. Ordained on May 28, 1983.
Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross in Mendota (1983). Parochial Vicar of Epiphany in Normal (1986). Chaplain of the United States Air Force (1988). Pastor of St. John in Woodhull and St. John in Galva (1992). Parochial Vicar at Holy Family in Lincoln (1993). Pastor of St. John in Bradford (1996.). Leave of absence (1997). Parochial Vicar of Holy Family in Lincoln, St. Mary in Atlanta, and chaplain of the Lincoln Correctional Center (1998). Parochial Vicar at St. Thomas the Apostle in Peoria Heights (2004). Parochial Vicar at St. Vincent De Paul in Peoria (2016).

Senior Status 6/15/22

Father Binh K. (Thaddeus) Tran

Position(s):
History:

Born March 15, 1956. Ordained May 23, 1992. Parochial Vicar, St. Edward, Chillicothe, 1992; Blessed Sacrament, Morton, 1993; St. Pius X, Rock Island, 1994. Pastor, St. Anthony, Matherville, and St. John, Viola, 1995; St. John, Walnut, and Immaculate Conception, Ohio, 1996. Leave of absence, 2005. Administrator, St. Bernard, Bushnell, and St. Augustine, St. Augustine, 2006. Pastor, Sts. Peter & Paul, Chatsworth and St. James, Forrest, 2007.
Sabbatical for service in Florida parishes (2013).  Parochial vicar St. Patrick, Washington; St. Monica, East Peoria; St. Mary, El Paso 2018.  While remaining parochial vicar St. Patrick, Washington; St. Monica, East Peoria; relinquishing duties as parochial vicar St. Mary, El Paso (10/1/2018)

Pastor St. Patrick, Arlington; Holy Trinity, Cherry; St. Thomas More, Dalzell (2021)

Father Anthony J. Trosley

Position(s):
History:

Born Nov. 6, 1951. Ordained May 27, 1978. Parochial Vicar, Holy Cross, Champaign, 1978; St. Thomas, Peoria Heights, 1981. Asst. chaplain, St. Francis Medical Center, 1986. Parochial Vicar, St. Paul, Danville, 1988. Pastor, St. Thomas, Philo, and Imm. Conception, Bongard, 1990. Spiritual director, Imm. Heart of Mary Seminary, Winona, Minn., 1992. Pastor, Holy Family, Oglesby, 1995; St. Matthew, Champaign, 1998; Sts. Peter & Paul, Nauvoo, Sacred Heart Mission, Dallas City, Immaculate Conception, Carthage and St. Mary Mission, West Point, 2003; Pastor, Sts. Peter and Paul, Nauvoo, Sacred Heart, Dallas City, Immaculate Conception, Carthage, St. Mary, West Point, Sacred Heart, Warsaw, St. Mary, Hamilton 2009.

Father John M. Verrier

Position(s):
History:

Born in Boston, Mass., Dec. 16, 1962. Ordained May 27, 1995. Parochial Vicar, St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria, 1995. Pastor, Imm. Conception, Lacon, 1998. While remaining at Lacon, to pastor, St. Mary, Henry, and adm., St. Joseph, Henry, 2000. Vicar, Henry Vicariate, 2001. While remaining Pastor Immaculate Conception, Lacon and St. Mary’s, Henry, and adm. at St. Joseph’s, Henry to Executive Director, King’s House of Retreats, Henry, 2002. Pastor, St. Mary, Metamora and St. Elizabeth Mission, Washburn, 2003; St. Joseph, Brimfield and St. James, Williamsfield, 2008.

Father Dominic J. Vitaliano

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Position(s):
History:

Born in Long Branch, NJ 7/18/1958.  Ordained 5/25/1991.  Asst. St. Mary, Pontiac (1991).  St. Pius X, Rock Island (1992).  Pastor St. Lawrence, Penfield; Holy Trinity, Rankin (1994).  Pastor St. Thomas, Philo; Immaculate Conception, bongard (1996).  Pastor St. Luke, Eureka (1997).  Chaplain U.S. Air Force (2000).  Pastor St. Bernard, Bushnell; St. Augustine, St. Augustine and chaplain at St. Francis of Assisi Newman Ctr. at Western Illinois University, Macomb (2014). Parochial vicar St. Mary, Champaign, St. Patrick, Tolono, St. Joseph, Ivesdale, and chaplain Champaign hospitals 2017.

Chaplain, Veteran Administration, 2017

Father Keith A. Walder

Position(s):
History:

Born September 27, 1976, in Peoria. Ordained May 24, 2003. Parochial Vicar, St. Columba, Ottawa, and St. Mary Mission, Grand Ridge, 2003. Administrator, St Thomas, Philo, Immaculate Conception, Bongard, St. Joseph, Pesotum, and St. Mary, Pesotum, 2005. Pastor, St. Thomas, Philo, Immaculate Conception, Bongard, St. Joseph & St. Mary, Pesotum, 2007; St. Anne, East Moline, St. Mary, East Moline, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis, 2008; Pastor St. Edward, Chillicothe 2011;

Pastor St. Thomas, Philo and St. Mary, Pesotum 2017.

Monsignor Gerald T. Ward

Position(s):
Email:
jward@bscmorton.org
History:

Born in Peoria, Feb. 23, 1953. Ordained May 26, 1979. Parochial Vicar, St. Ambrose, Milan, 1979; Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1982; St. Matthew, Champaign, 1985. Pastor, St. Patrick, Elkhart, St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski, St. John, Middletown, and Prison Ministry, Logan Correctional Center, Lincoln, 1988. Vicar, Lincoln Vicariate, 1989-1991. Pastor, St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington, 1991. While remaining at Merna, adm., St. Mary, Downs, 1996-2004. While remaining pastor at Merna, pastor, St. Mary, Downs, 2008.
Pastor Blessed Sacrament, Morton (2014)

Monsignor Dale L. Wellman

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Position(s):
History:

Born in Quincy on November 10, 1938.
Ordained on May 31, 1964.
Parochial Vicar at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Galesburg (1964). Parochial Vicar at St. John in Peoria and Vicar of Education (1968). Vicar Adjutor of St. Anthony in Bartonville (1969). Chaplain at Peoria State Hospital (1969). Administrator at St. Anthony in Bartonville (1972). Pastor at St. Anthony in Bartonville (1974). Moderator for DCCW (1974). Pastor at St. Patrick in LaSalle (1983). Pastor at St. Ambrose in Milan (1990). Prelate of Honor (1993). Pastor at Sacred Heart in Moline (2001). Vicar of Rock Island Vicariate (2004).
Senior Status (2014).

Father David Whiteside

Position(s):
History:

Born in Peoria, May 31, 1971. Ordained May 24, 1997. Parochial Vicar, Holy Family, Oglesby, St. Anthony, Spring Valley, and Sts. Peter & Paul, Spring Valley, 1997. Holy Family, Oglesby, 1998; St. Pius X, Rock Island, 1998. Leave of absense 2001. Parochial Vicar, St. Joseph, Pekin, 2002. Admin., St. Patrick, Bloomington, Asst. Chaplain at St. Robert Bellarmine Newman Center, Normal, 2007. Pastor, St. Patrick, Bloomiington, while remaining Asst. Chaplain, St. Robert Bellarmine Newman Center, Normal, 2008; Pastor, St. Patrick, Havana and Immaculate Conception, Manito, 2010.

While remaining pastor, St. Patrick, Havana, and Immaculate Conception, Manito to pastor, St. Mary, Lewistown 2017.

Father Daniel J. Wilder

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Position(s):
History:

Born in Watertown, NY 7/18/1966.  Ordained 5/25/1996.

Assistant Holy Family in Lincoln 1996.  St. Columba in Ottawa 1998.  St. Patrick in Ottawa 1998.  Chaplain St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center in Macomb 2000.  Pastor St. Mary in ElPaso and St. Patrick in Minonk 2002.  St. John in Walnut and Immaculate conception in Ohio 2010.  Released to serve in the Diocese of Orange California 2014.

Father Stephen A. Willard

Position(s):
History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: September 9, 1966
Ordained: May 29, 1993

Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1993). Pastor of St. Mary, Downs, and Chaplain of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, with residence at St. Patrick, Bloomington (1997). Pastor of St. Thomas, Philo, and Immaculate Conception, Bongard (2003). While remaining Pastor of St. Thomas, Philo, and Immaculate Conception, Bongard; Pastor of St. Mary, Pesotum and St. Joseph, Pesotum (2004). Pastor of Holy Cross, Champaign (2005). Pastor of St. Patrick, Washington, and St. Monica, East Peoria (2013).

Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2018) and Vicar Forane of the Peoria Vicariate (2019).

Father Johndamaseni Zilimu, Ph.D.

Email:
frjohn@saintjohnpaulii-kewanee.org
History:

Born: Karagwe, Tanzania, East Africa
Birthday: January 31, 1965
Ordained: August 13, 1995

Campus Ministry with residence at St. John Catholic Newman Center, Champaign (2000). Parochial Vicar of Epiphany, Normal (2009). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (2010) and St. Boniface, Seymour (2012). Administrator of St. Mary, Kewanee (2013).

Pastor of Saint John Paul II, Kewanee; Chaplain of OSF St. Luke Medical Center, Kewanee, (2014) and Pastor of St. John the Apostle, Woodhull; St. John the Evangelist, Galva; St. John Vianney, Cambridge (2021). Vicar of Kewanee Vicariate (01/01/2022).

Father Peter Zorjan

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History:

Born August 4, 1980, in Maywood. Ordained May 26, 2007. Parochial Vicar, St. Pius X, Rock Island, 2007. Administrator St. Patrick, Bloomington; Chaplain of John Paul II Newman Center, Normal; 2011 Parochial Vicar st. Mary, Pointiac, St. Joseph Mission, Flanagan and St. John, Cullom and St. Paul, Odell 2013.
Pastor St. Patrick, Colona and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis 2015.

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