Directory: Pastors

Father Michael Andrejek

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Born in Oak Lawn May 26, 1970 Ordained May 23, 1998 Parochial Vicar – Sacred Heart, Moline (1998) Pastor – Holy Family, Oglesby (2005) Chaplain – Alleman High School, Rock Island (1999) Pastor – St. Joseph, Pekin (2012) Remaining pastor of St. Joseph, Pekin; Pastor Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur (2013);  Remaining Pastor of St. Joseph, Pekin (2014)

Father Scott Archer

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Born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, June 8 1962 Ordained May 26, 1990 Parochial Vicar – Sacred Heart, Moline (1990) St. Philomena, Peoria (1992) Administrator – St. John the Baptist, Fairbury and St. James, Forrest (1993) Pastor – St. John the Baptist, Fairbury and St. James, Forrest (1994) 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 the new St. Andrew’s Parish at Fairbury 2013

Father Steven Bird

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frstevenbird@gmail.com
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Born in Carlisle, PA, on Oct. 27, 1964 Ordained May 27, 2000 Parochial Vicar, Holy Family, Lincoln, St. Mary’s Mission, Atlanta, and St. Columba’s Mission, Mason City, 2000; Graduate studies North American College, 2000; Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart, Moline, 2001; Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown, 2003; While remaining Parochial Vicar at Mendota and Peterstown, to Parochial Vicar, St. Theresa, Earlville, 2004; Admin. St. Francis of Assisi, Kewanee and Hispanic Ministry, Kewanee, 2005, Pastor St. Francis and Hispanic Ministry, Kewanee, 2007; Released for work outside the Diocese 2009; Pastor, St. Malachy Church, Rantoul 2010; Pastor St. Patrick’s, Colona and assisting with Spanish Masses in Kewanee 2013;
Pastor St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville 2015

Pastor Immaculate Conception, Lacon; St. John XXIII, Henry, chaplain daughters of St. Francis of Assisi, Lacon; St. Joseph Nursing Home, Lacon 2017.

Father Gary Blake

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815-538-6151
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Born in Pekin on Aug. 8, 1970
Ordained, May 24, 2008. Parochial Vicar – Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown (2008). Administrator Holy Family, Oglesby (2012). Pastor Holy Family, Oglesby, Sts. Peter and Paul, Leonore, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Eagle Township (2013); Pastor Holy Family, Oglesby 2017.

Monsignor Michael C. Bliss

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309-655-2130
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Born in Florissant, MO on May 7, 1961.  Ordained May 25, 1991.  Parochial Vicar Sacred Heart, Moline 1991.  Assistant Chaplain, St. John Newman Center, Champaign 1993.  Assistant Chaplain, OSF St. Francis Medical Center 1996.  Chaplain, OSF St. Francis Medical Center 1998.  Clinical Pastoral Education Residency 2001.  Vicar, Peoria SE Vicariate 2003.  Chaplain to His Holiness 2007 while remaining Chaplain, OSF St. Francis Medical Center; Pastor, St. Edward, Chillicothe 2017.

Monsignor Brian K. Brownsey

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Born August 2, 1963 in Streator, IL Ordained May 25, 1996 Parochial Vicar – Sacred Heart, Moline (1996) Pastor – St. Mary, Utica (1998) St. Peter, Peoria (2005) Rector – The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception (2005) Assistant Chaplain – Alleman High School, Rock Island (1997) Chaplain – Marquette High School (1998) Associate Vocations Director (1999) Diocesan Director of Cursillo/TEC (2000) Vocations Director (2003) Director and Chaplain – St. Joseph Newman Foundation, Bradley University (2008) Pastor St. Mark in Peoria while remaining Director of Vocations and Director of Bradley Newman Center (2011)
Pastor St. Mark in Peoria and chaplain/director, St. Joseph Chapel and Newman Foundation at Bradley University (2015)

Father John Burns

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Born in Moline, Aug. 21, 1945
Ordained May 26, 1990
Parochial Vicar – Holy Cross, Champaign (1990)
Pastor – St. John, Walnut and Immaculate Conception, Ohio (1993) St. Francis, Kewanee and St. John, Cambridge (1996) St. Mary, East Moline (2003) St. John the Apostle, Woodhull and St. John Vianney, Galva (2005)
Leave of Absence (2004); Pastor St. John, Galva, St. John, Woodhull and St. John Vianney, Cambridge (2005).

Father Deus-Dedit B. Byabato

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Born in Bukoba, Tanzania, East Africa, Nov. 14, 1962 Ordained Nov. 20, 1993 Administrator – St. Aloysius, Wataga (2009) Assistant Chaplain – OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria (1999) Incardinated into the Diocese of Peoria in 2002 Clinical Pastoral Education (2003) while in residence at Epiphany, Normal Chaplain – OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg (2004)
Pastor St. Aloysius, Wataga; remaining Chaplain OSF St. Mary Medical Ctr., Galesburg (2014)

Father Anthony Co

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Born on December 31, 1977 in St. Charles.
Ordained on May 28, 2005.
Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception in Monmouth, St. Theresa in Alexis, and St. Andrew in Oquawka; and chaplain of the Newman Club at Monmouth College (2005). Parochial Vicar at St. Matthew in 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 at St. Patrick in Andalusia, chaplain of Alleman High School in Rock Island, and sacramental care of Augustana College in Rock Island (2013). Pastor at St. Patrick in Andalusia, while remaining sacramental care of Augustana College in Rock Island (2014). Pastor of St. Mary and Sacred Heart both in Rock Island (2016).

Father Kevin Creegan

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Born New London, WI on Dec. 8, 1959
Ordained May 26, 2001
Parochial Vicar – Immaculate Conception, Monmouth, St. Patrick, Raritan, and St. Andrew, Oquawka (2001) Immaculate Conception, Monmouth, St. Patrick, Raritan, and St. Theresa, Alexis (2002)
Administrator – St. Mary, DePue (2004) St. Mary, Tiskilwa (2005)
Pastor – St. Mary, DePue and St. Mary, Tiskilwa (2006)

Father John F. Cyr

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Born in Lafayette, Ind., on March 17, 1974 Ordained May 25, 2002 Parochial Vicar, Holy Cross, Champaign, 2002; St. Pius X Parish, Rock Island, 2004; St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria, 2005; Holy Trinity; Bloomington, 2006; Parochial Vicar, St. Patrick of Merna, St. Mary, Downs, 2008; Administrator, St. Patrick Church, Tolono (2010); Pastor, St. Patrick, Tolono and St. Joseph, Ivesdale, 2012 Parochial Vicar St. Vincent dePaul, Peoria (2013); Parochial vicar, St. Matthew, Champaign (2014)
Pastor St. John the Baptist, Bradford and St. Dominic, Wyoming (2015)

Father James P. DeBisschop

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Born in Davenport, IA on March 8, 1961 Ordained May 28, 1988 Parochial Vicar, Epiphany, Normal, 1988; Western Home Mission, St. Anthony, Matherville, St. Catherine, Aledo, St. John, Viola, St. Mary, Keithsburg, and St. Therese, New Boston, 1989; Pastor, St. John the Baptist, Rapids City, and St. Mary, Hampton, 1995; Pastor, St. Maria Goretti, Coal Valley, Our Lady of Peace, Orion, 2007.

Father Patrick DeMeulemeester

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Born in East Moline, on September 8, 1964 Ordained May 27, 1995 Parochial Vicar, Holy Family, Lincoln, 1995; Pastor, St. Patrick, Elkhart, St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski, and St. John, Middletown, 1997; while remaining at Elkhart, Mt. Pulaski, and Middletown, Pastor, St. Columba, Mason City, 2000; Pastor, St. Mary, Rock Island, and Administrator, St. Joseph, Rock Island, 2003. Pastor, St. Philomena, Monticello, and St. Michael, Bement, 2005; Pastor, St. Patrick, Henepin, Sacred Heart, Granville, 2008

Monsignor Stanley L. Deptula

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msgr_deptula@cdop.org
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309-671-1550
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Born April 15, 1970, in Belleville, N.J. Ordained May 25, 1996 Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart, Moline, 1996; Asst. Chaplain, St. John’s Newman Center, Champaign, 1999; while remaining Asst. Chaplain at St. John’s Newman Center, Champaign, to assoc. director of vocations, 1999. Pastor, St Mary, Wenona and St John the Baptist, Lostant 2002. While remaining pastor ast Wenona and Lostant, to adm., St. Patrick’s, Minonk, 2003. Vicar, Henry Vicariate, 2003. Chaplain, Newman Foundation, Bradley University and Illinois Central College, Peoria, Director, Office of Divine Worship and Vice Chancellor, 2004; Director of College Ministry, 2006; Remaining Director of Divine Worship to Executive Director of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Cause, 2008; Chaplain to His Holiness, 2009. Rector, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria and pastor, St. Bernard’s, Peoria and St. Peter’s, Peoria, 2011.
Vice Chancellor; Director of Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation; Director of Divine Worship; Rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria, Pastor of St. Bernard, Peoria and Sacred Heart, Peoria and St. Joseph, Peoria (2015)

Father Mark DeSutter

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Born in Kewanee, May 25, 1955 Ordained May 29, 1982 Member of Rock Island-Milan Cooperative Ministry, 1982; Parochial Vicar, St. Pius, Rock Island, 1982; Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1985; St. John’s Chapel and Newman Foundation, Champaign, 1988; Chaplain, St. Francis Newman Center, Macomb, 1993; Pastor, Blessed Sacrament, Morton, 2000
Pastor Sacred Heart, Moline (2014)

Father Antonio Dittmer

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Born in Marseilles, IL on May 9, 1971.
Ordained on July 12, 1997.
Parochial Vicar at Immaculate Conception in Monmouth (1997). Studies at North American College in Rome (1997). Assistant Pastor at Holy Cross in Champaign (1998). Chaplain at The High School of Saint Thomas More in Champaign and consultant for Family Life Programs of the Diocese (2000). While remaining Chaplain at The High School of Saint Thomas More, to Administrator at Sacred Heart in Farmer City and St. John in Bellflower (2000). Whilte remaining Chaplain at The High School of Saint Thomas More, to part-time Parochial Vicar at Holy Cross in Champaign (2001). Leave of absence to discern religious life (2003). Chaplain at St. Robert Bellarmine Newman Center in Normal (2005). Working outside of the Diocese (2009). Pastor at St. Hyacinth, St. Patrick, and Rector of Queeen of the Holy Rosary Shrine all in LaSalle (2012); Pastor St. Anne, East Moline, St. Mary, Moline 2017.

Father Joseph Dondanville

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Born in Moline, November 28, 1967 Ordained May 27, 1995 Parochial Vicar, Holy Cross, Mendota, 1995; Pastor, St. Mary’s, East Moline, 1998; Chaplain, The High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign and Pastor, St. Patrick, Tolono and St. Joseph’s Mission, Ivesdale, 2003; Pastor, St. Patrick, Tolono, and Chaplain, The High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign, 2007; Pastor, St. Mary, Kickapoo 2009 and Pastor of St. Patrick, Elmwood 2017.

Father Joseph P. Donton

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Born in Florissant, MO, on Sept. 11, 1965 Ordained May 25, 1991 Parochial Vicar, Holy Family, Lincoln, and Chaplain, Lincoln Correctional Center, 1991; St. Thomas, Peoria Heights, 1992; Administrative Assistant to Bishop Myers and Vice-Chancellor, 1994; Pastor/Rector, Cathedral of St. Mary, Peoria, and Director of Vocations, 1997; Vicar, Peoria SW Vicariate, 2001; Pastor, St. Patrick, Washington, 2003; while remaining Pastor, St. Patrick, Washington, to Administrator, St. Luke, Eureka, 2006; while remaining Pastor St. Patrick, Washington, to Pastor St. Luke, Eureka, 2007 Pastor St. Patrick, Ottawa and Part time teacher at Marquette High School. Pastor St. Malachy’s, Rantoul and St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Thomasboro; 2013. Pastor Holy Cross, Champaign 2017.

Father Daniel Ebker

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father@ebker.net
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Born April 18, 1969, in Alton Ordained May 27, 2006 Parochial Vicar, Holy Rosary, St. Patrick, St. Hyacinth and Resurrection, LaSalle, and Sacred Heart, Dimmick, 2006; St. Patrick and St. Hyacinth and Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, LaSalle, 2007; Administrator, St. Mary, Canton 2009; Pastor, St. Mary, Canton (2010); Pastor St. Mary, Canton and St. Michael, St. David, 2012; Pastor St. Mary, Canton and St. Matthew, Farmington 2017.

Father Anthony Ego

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Born November 22, 1958 Ordained May 25, 1985 Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart, Moline, 1985; St. Mark’s, Peoria, 1988. Pastor, St. Patrick’s, Elkhart; St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski and St. John’s, Middletown, 1991. Vicar, Lincoln Vicariate, 1991-1994. Pastor, St. Philomena, Monticello, and St. Michael’s, Bement, 1994; St. Edward’s, Chillicothe, 1996; Pastor, St. Ambrose, Milan, 2001.
Pastor St. Joseph, Marseilles; St. Patrick, Ransom (2014)

Father S. Stephen Engelbrecht

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Born July 26, 1973, in Jacksonville Ordained May 27, 2000 Parochial Vicar, St. Matthew’s, Champaign, 2000; St Thomas Peoria Heights, 2002; Administrator, St. Patrick Parish, Havana, Immaculate Conception Parish, Manito, 2004; Pastor, St. Patrick, Havana, Immaculate Conception, Manito, 2006; Pastor, St. Malachy, Rantoul; Pastor St. Elizabeth, Thomasboro, 2007; Pastor St. Patrick, Andalusia 2009. Pastor St. Anthony, Atkinson, 2013.

Pastor St. Anthony, Atkinson; Sacred Heart, Annawan; Vicar, Kewanee Vicariate (2014)

Father Thomas Gibson

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fr_gibson@cdop.org
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Born in Chicago 2/26/1964. Ordained 5/29/1993. Asst. Holy Cross, Champaign (1993) St. Thomas, Peoria Heights (1994) Asst. Chaplain St. John’s Newman ctr., Champaign (1997) Released to explore vocation to Carthusian Charterhouse, VT (1999) Sacred Heart, Moline (2000) Pastor St. Patrick, Tolono; St. Joseph Ivesdale (2001) Released discernment in religious life (2003) Parochial Vicar Sacred Heart Moline 2011; Administrator, St. Mary’s Parish, Moline and St. Mary’s Parish, East Moline 2012; Parochial vicar St. Mary Cathedral, Peoria and St. Bernard, Peoria and Sacred Heart, Peoria and St. Joe, Peoria (2015); Pastor St. Anthony, Hoopeston and chaplain team at Schlarman Academy, Danville 2017.

Father Fredi Gomez-Torres

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Born Nov. 3, 1969, in Toluca, Mexico Ordained Aug. 3, 2002 Parochial Vicar, St. Mary, Metamora; St. Elizabeth, Washburn; St. John, Benson, and St. Joseph, Roanoke, 2002. Parochial Vicar, St. Mary and St. Francis of Assisi, Kewanee, 2003. Holy Cross, Mendota, 2005; Administrator, Holy Cross, Mendota, Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown, 2008; Pastor, Holy Cross Mendota, Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown 2009 added pastor St. Teresa of Avila, Earlville 2013. Pastor St. Mary, Moline; St. Mary and St. Anne, East Moline; Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis (2014) Pastor St. Mary, Moline and St. Mary, East Moline and St. Anne East Moline (2015); Pastor St. Mary, Champaign, St. Joseph, Ivesdale, St. Patrick Tolono 2017.

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

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msgr_gray@cdop.org
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http://www.jgray.org
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Born in Silvis on July 8, 1971.
Ordained July 12, 1997.
Parochial Vicar at St. Columba in Ottawa (1997). Studies at North American College in Rome (1997). Parochial Vicar at St. Columba in Ottawa (1998). Pastor at St. Peter in Peoria, Vice-Chancellor, and Administrative Assistant to the Bishop (2001). Studies at Catholic University of America (2004). JCL (2006). Administrator at St. Vincent de Paul in Peoria, Adjutant Judicial Vicar and Vice Chancellor (2006). Remaining Administrator at St. Vincent de Paul in Peoria to Judicial Vicar of the Tribunal and Episcopal Vicar for Consecrated Life (2008) Pastor at St. Vincent de Paul in 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 in Peoria Heights, Judge for the Diocesan Tribunal, and Episcopal Vicar for Consecrated Life (2015).

Father Chris G. Haake

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fatherhaake@hotmail.com
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Born in Highland, Feb. 8, 1968 Ordained May 24, 1997 Parochial Vicar, St. Philomena, Peoria, 1997. Chaplain, Peoria Notre Dame High School, 1999. While remaining chaplain at Peoria Notre Dame to Associate Director of Vocations, 1999. Pastor, St. Mary, Kewanee, 2002. While remaining Pastor, St. Mary’s, Kewanee, to Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi, Kewanee, 2003. Pastor, St. Bernard, Peoria, and Spiritual Director, Crusillo/TEC program, 2005. While remaining Spiritual Director, Cursillo/TEC program, to Assistant Pastor, St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria, 2006. Administrator, St. Theresa, Earlville, and Chaplain, Marquette High School, 2006; while remaining Chaplain, Marquette High School, to Pastor St. Theresa, Earlville, 2008 Pastor St. Teresa, Earlville; Part time teacher at Marquette High School (2011).
Pastor St. Patrick, Dwight and Sacred Hearth, Campus (2013)

Monsignor Philip D. Halfacre

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Born in East Chicgo, Ind., Oct. 15, 1964 Ordained May 25, 1991 Parochial Vicar, St. Thomas, Peoria Heights, 1991. Pastor, St. Mary’s, Utica, and chaplain, Marquette High School, Ottawa, 1992. Pastor, St. Patrick’s, Ottawa, 1998. While remaining Pastor, St. Patrick’s, Ottawa, to Administrator, St. Mary’s (Naplate), Ottawa, 2003. Pastor St. Michael the Archangel, Streator; Part-time teacher at Marquette High School (2011); Pastor St. Michael the Archangel, Streator and St. Patrick, Seneca, 2012; Pastor St. Michael the Archangel, Streator and Sts. Peter and Paul, Leonore 2017.

Father Glenn H. Harris

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Born in Peoria, Aug.7, 1966 Ordained May 23, 1992 Parochial Vicar, Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1992, and chaplain, Catholic Boy & Girl Scouts, 1993. Parochial Vicar, St. Columba, Ottawa, 1994. Pastor, St. Patrick’s, Bloomington, 1996; St. Joseph’s, Marseilles, 1999. While remaining pastor at St. Joseph’s, to pastor, St. Patrick’s, Ransom, 2000. Parochial Vicar, St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria, 2001. Pastor, St. Edward’s, Chillicothe, 2003.
Pastor St. John the Baptist, Rapids City; St. Mary, Hampton (2011)

Father David C. Heinz

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Born in Peoria, April 28, 1950 Ordained May 21, 1977 Parochial Vicar, Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1977; St. Anne, East Moline, 1979. Pastor, St. Thomas, Philo, 1985; St. Mary, Westville, 1990; St. Bernard, Peoria, 1994; Vicar, Peoria SE Vicariate, 1994; Pastor, Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1998; Pastor, St Anthony, Bartonville, 2002

Father Patrick T. Henehan

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309-243-7811
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Born in Bradford, on July 16, 1971 Ordained May 23, 1998 Parochial Vicar, St. Vincent’s, Peoria, 1998; Pastor, St. Mary, Utica, and Chaplain, Marquette High School, Ottawa, 2000; Chaplain, Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, and Pastor, St. Mary, Downs, with residence at St. Patrick, Wapella, 2003; While remaining chaplain, Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, to pastor, St. Patrick’s Parish Wapella, 2004; Pastor, St. Jude Church, Peoria (2010)

Remaining pastor of St. Jude, Peoria; Vocation Director of Formation 2015.

Father Joseph T. Hogan

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Born in Cleveland, Ohio, July 16, 1960 Ordained May 28, 1988 Parochial Vicar, St. Thomas, Peoria Heights, 1988; St. John’s Chapel, Champaign, 1991; Pastor, St. Philomena, Monticello, and St. Michael’s, Bement, 1998; Pastor, St. Edward’s, Chillicothe, 2001; St. Anthony, Spring Valley, 2003; St. Patrick, Urbana, 2004; while remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Urbana; to administrator of St. Lawrence, Penfield, 2008; Pastor of St. Mary, Champaign while remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Urbana, 2011; Pastor Our Lady of the Lake, Mahomet, 2017;

Father Gregory J. Jozefiak

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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 and St. Elizabeth, Washburn (2015)

Father David M. Kipfer

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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.

Father Charles Klamut

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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).

Father Jeffrey G. Laible

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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

Father R. Anthony Lee

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Born in Galesburg, Dec. 31, 1960 Ordained May 29, 1993 Parochial Vicar, Imm. Conception, Streator, 1993; St. Paul’s, Danville, and chaplain, Schlarman High School, Danville, 1994. Pastor, St. Paul’s, Odell, and Sacred Heart, Campus, 1998. Pastor, St. Anthony’s, Hoopeston, and chaplain, Schlarman High School, Danville, 1999. While remaining pastor, St. Anthony’s, and Chaplain, Schlarman, to pastor, Holy Trinity, Rankin, 2000. Pastor, St. Anthony’s, Hoopeston, and Chaplain, Schlarman High School, Danville, 2001. From chaplain, Schlarman H.S., Danville, and pastor, St. Anthony’s Parish, Hoopeston and Chaplain, Schlarman High School, Danville, Pastor, Rankin, 2003. From Chaplain, Schlarman High School and pastor St. Anthony’s Parish, Hoopeston, to pastor Holy Family, Lincoln and St. Columba Mission, Mason City, 2004; Pastor, St. Jude, Peoria, 2007; Leave of Absence (2010); Pastor St. Anthony, Atkinson (2011). Pastor Holy Trinity, Bloomington; Historic St. Patrick, Bloomington and pastoral care for JPII Catholic Newman Ctr at IL State University, Normal and Vicar, Bloomington/Lincoln Vicariate (2013).

Father Donald L. Levitt

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Born in Kankakee, July 28, 1953 Ordained May 26, 1979 Parochial Vicar, St. Philomena’s, Peoria, 1979; St. Columba’s, Ottawa, 1983; St. Vincent’s, Peoria, 1988. Pastor, St. Mary’s, East Moline, 1989; Christ the King, Moline, 1998.

Father Steven Loftus

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steveloftus@catholic.org
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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.

Father Bruce D. Lopez

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Born July 18, 1961 Ordained May 28, 1988 Asst., Holy Cross, Mendota, 1988; Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1991. Pastor, St. Theresa, Alexis, and St. Aloysius, Wataga, 1992; St. John’s, Woodhull, and St. John’s, Galva, 1996; St. Anthony’s, Spring Valley, 2000. Pastor, St. Jude’s, (Dunlap) Peoria, 2003; Pastor, St. Patrick, Havana; Immaculate Conception, Manito, 2007; Pastor, St. Philomena, Monticello; St. Michael Bement, 2008.

Monsignor Thomas E. Mack

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Born on March 14, 1952 in Waynesville, MO.
Ordained on May 27, 1978.
Parochial Vicar at St. Malachy in Geneseo (1978). Parochial Vicar at Sacred Heart in Moline (1980). Administrator at St. Mary in Keithsburg, St. Therese in New Boston, and St. Andrew in Oquawka (1981). Parochial Vicar at Resurrection in LaSalle (1982). Pastor at St. Patrick in Ransom and St. Mary in Grand Ridge (1988). Pastor at Immaculate Conception in Monmouth, St. Andrew in Oquawka, and St. Patrick in Raritan (1991). Pastor at Holy Family in Lincoln, St. Mary in Atlanta, and St. Columba in Mason City (1997). Administrator at St. Mary in Pontiac (1998). Pastor at St. John in Cullom and St. Joseph in Flanagan (2001). Chaplain to His Holiness (2003). Pastor at St. Mary in Pontiac and St. Joseph in 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 in Monmouth, St. Theresa in Alexis, St. Patrick in Raritan, and Chaplain at St. Augustine Newman Center at Monmouth College (2012). While remaining pastor at Immaculate Conception in Monmouth, St. Theresa in Alexis, St. Patrick in Raritan, and Chaplain at St. Augustine Newman Center at Monmouth College to Episcopal Vicar for Rural Life (2015).

Father Michael Menner

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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

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Email:
msgrmerdian@gmail.com
History:

Born in Peoria, Nov. 13, 1966. Ordained May 29, 1993. Parochial Vicar, St. Matthew, Champaign, 1993. Adm. asst. to Bishop Myers and vice-chancellor, 1997. While remaining adm. asst. to bishop and vice-chancellor, adm., St. Peter, Peoria, 1998. Pastor, St. Peter, Peoria, while remaining adm. asst. to bishop and vice-chancellor, 1999. Pastor St. Mary, Metamora and St. Elizabeth, Washburn, 2001. While remaining Pastor, St. Mary, Metamora and St. Elizabeth, Washburn, to Admin., St. Joseph, Roanoke and St John, Benson, 2001. Pastor, St. Mary, Metamora, St. Elizabeth, Washburn, St. Joseph, Roanoke and St. John, Benson, 2002. Pastor, St. Matthew’s, Champaign, 2003. Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, 2003. Vicar of junior clergy, 2006. Chaplain to His Holiness, 2009. Episcopal vicar for health care, 2010. While remaining Episcopal Vicar for Healthcare and Episcopal Vicar for Young Clergy, President, Peoria Notre Dame High School (2012)
Pastor St. Pius X, Rock Island, Vicar of Rock Island Vicariate (2014)

Father Mark Miller

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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 Michael Monclova

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Email:
lumengloriae2000@yahoo.com
History:

Born in El Paso, Texas, March 29, 1971. Ordained May 24, 1997. Parochial Vicar, St. Stephen, Steator, 1997; Holy Cross, Mendota, 1998. Pastor, St. Patrick, Havana, and Imm. Conception, Manito, 2000; Immaculate Conception, Monmouth, St. Theresa, Alexis and St. Andrew Mission, Oquawka, 2004; Sts. Peter & Paul, Spring Valley, St. Gertrude, Seatonville, also local Hispanic needs, 2008; Pastor St. Anthony, Atkinson 2009.

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

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Email:
fr_martin@cdop.org
History:

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;

Judicial Vicar, Office of Tribunal and pastor St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville 2017.

Father Gregory E. Nelson

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Born in Peoria on October 25, 1967.
Ordained on May 24, 1997.
Parochial Vicar at Holy Trinity in Bloomington (1997). Pastor of St. Philomena in Monticello and St. Michael in Bement (2001). Pastor at St. Paul in Danville (2005). Vicar for the Danville Vicariate (2013). Pastor at St. Mary in Bloomington (2016).

Monsignor Timothy Nolan

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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.

Father Patrick K. O’Neal

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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.

Father Michael Pakula

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Born in LaSalle, March 16, 1944. Ordained Sept. 9, 1973. Parochial Vicar, St. Pius, Rock Island, 1973; St. Monica, East Peoria, 1978. Diocesan Marriage Tribunal, 1978, and part-time chaplain, St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, 1988. Dio. Marriage Tribunal, 1991-95. Pastor, St. Malachy, Geneseo, 1995.

Father James G. Pallardy

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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.

Father Peter Pilon

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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 High School in Ottawa (2003). Parochial Vicar of St. Mary in Ottawa while remaining chaplain at Marquette High School (2003). Hispanic Ministry in Streator while remaining chaplain of Marquette High School 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.

Monsignor Ernest E. Pizzamiglio

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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)

Father Luke Poczworowski, OFM Conv.

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Born Dec. 16, 1937. Ordained Feb. 22, 1964. Pastor, Holy Family, Peoria, 1981-1988; St. Mary, Wenona, and St. John the Baptist, Lostant, and St. Patrick, Minonk, 2005. Pastor St. Mary, Wenona; St. John, Lostant; St. Patrick, Minonk; St. Ann, Toluca; Sacred Heart, Rutland 2012.

Monsignor Eric S. Powell

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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 High School, 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 Eugene A. Radosevich

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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).

Father Robert Rayson

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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).

Father David P. Richardson

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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 Timothy J. Sauppe

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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 Bowan Schmitt

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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.

Father Dustin Schultz

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Born in Moline on December 12, 1979.
Ordained on May 24, 2008.
Parochial Vicar at St. Vincent de Paul in Peoria (2008). Parochial Vicar at St. Michael the Archangel in Streator and Chaplain at Marquette Academy (2011). Parochial Vicar at St. Matthew in Champaign and St. Boniface in Seymour (2013). Parochial Vicar at St. Vincent dePaul in Peoria (2014). Administrator at St. Patrick in Wapella and Chaplain of Central High School in Bloomington (2016).
While remaining pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Wapella, and chaplain, Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, to pastor, St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, and St. Mary Parish, Downs; Pastor St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington and St. Mary Downs 2017.

Father Thomas W. Shaw

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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 Richard Soseman

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Born in Moline, Oct. 10, 1963. Ordained May 23, 1992. Parochial Vicar, St. Mary, Moline, 1992. Studies in Rome, 1993. Tibunal adjutant judicial vicar and judge, 1995, and chaplain, St. Joseph’s Home, Peoria, 1996. Judicial vicar, 1996. While remaining judicial vicar, Tribunal, to pastor, St. Mary, Princeville and adm., St. Joseph, Brimfield, and St. James, Williamsfield, 1998. Chaplain of Honor to His Holiness, 2000. While remaining pastor at St. Mary of the Woods Parish, Princeville, and Diocesan mission director, to Episcopal delegate for the Sheen Cause for Sainthood, 2004, and judicial vicar, 2007. Released for services to the Congregation for the Clergy, Vatican City, 2008.

Pastor St. Valentine and St. Mary in Peru, 2017

Father Luke A. Spannagel

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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.

Father Robert D. Spilman

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Born in Galesburg April 18, 1947. Ordained May 25, 1996. Paraochial Vicar, Holy Cross, Champaign, 1996. Pastor, St. Joseph, Colfax, and St. Rose, Strawn, 1998. Pastor, St. Theresa, Earlville, 2001; St. Anthony, Spring Valley, 2004. While remaining Pastor, St. Anthony, Spring Valley, to Administrator, St. Mary, Peru, 2005. While remaining pastor, St. Anthony, Spring Valley to pastor, Immaculate Conception, Spring Valley, 2008; Pastor, St. Anthony, Spring Valley, Immaculate Conception, Spring Valley, Sts. Peter and Paul, Spring Valley, St. Gertrude, Seatonville 2009.
Founding pastor of the new parish of the Nativity of Our Lord, Spring Valley, 2013.

Father Johnathan Steffen

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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.

Father Adam Stimpson

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Email:
fatherstimpson@gmail.com
History:

Ordained May 23, 2009. Parochial Vicar, St. Patrick and St. Hyacinth and Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, LaSalle, 2009. Parochial Vicar, St. Jude, Peoria; Chaplain, Peoria Notre Dame High School (2012); Chaplain at Peoria Notre Dame High School with residence at St. Philomena in Peoria (2015); Administrator at St. Paul, Macomb (January 2017). Pastor St. Paul, Macomb, St. Rose, Rushville, and chaplain, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Newman Center, Macomb 2017.

Father Anthony J. Trosley

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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

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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 Keith A. Walder

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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

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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)

Father John G. Waugh

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Born in Peoria, Aug. 7, 1929. Ordained May 29, 1955. Parochial Vicar, Visitation, Kewanee, 1955; Holy Cross, Champaign, 1960. Pastor, St. Patrick, Arlington, 1967. Chaplain, Sheridan Correctional Center and pastor, St. Joseph, Wedron, 1969.

Father David Whiteside

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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 Stephen A. Willard

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Born in Peoria Sept. 9, 1966. Ordained May 29, 1993. Parochial Vicar, Holy Trinity, Bloomington, 1993. Pastor, St. Mary, Downs, and Chaplain, Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, with residence at St. Patrick, Bloomington, 1997. Pastor, St. Thomas, Philo and Immaculate Conception, Bongard, 2003. While remaining Pastor of St. Thomas, Philo, and Immaculate Conception, Bongard, to Pastor, St. Mary and St. Joseph, Pesotum, 2004. Pastor, Holy Cross, Champaign, 2005.
Pastor St. Patrick’s Parish, Washington, and St. Monica Parish, East Peoria, 2013.

Father Johndamaseni Zilimu, Ph.D.

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Email:
frjohn@saintjohnpaulii-kewanee.org
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Born in Karagwe, Tanzania, East Africa, January 31, 1965. Ordained August 13, 1995. Campus ministry with residence at St. John’s Catholic Newman Center, Champaign, 2000. Parochial vicar, Epiphany, Normal, 2009. Parochial vicar, St. Matthew, Champaign 2010 and St. Boniface, 2012. Administrator, St. Mary, Kewanee, 2013. Pastor, Saint John Paul II, chaplain OSF Saint Luke Medical Center, Kewanee, 2014.

Father Peter Zorjan

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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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