Directory: Vicar Foranes

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).

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

Father Gary Blake

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Phone:
815-883-8233
History:

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).

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

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).

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

Monsignor Thomas E. Mack

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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 of the Galesburg Vicariate (2018).

Current assignment: Vicar Forane of the Galesburg Vicariate (2018); Pastor Emeritus assisting with Sacraments (2021).

Monsignor Mark J. Merdian, STL

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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 Forane of the Rock Island Vicariate (2014).

Current assignment: 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 Joel Phelps

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Email:
phelps.joel@gmail.com
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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 and St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Thomasboro (2017).

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

Father David Sabel

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Email:
nutgolf@mchsi.com
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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).

Current assignment: Vicar Forane of the Pontiac Vicariate(2013); 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 Dustin Schultz

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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 of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington; Pastor of St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, and St. Mary, Downs. (2017).

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

Father Adam Stimpson

Email:
fatherstimpson@gmail.com
History:

Born: Rock Island, Ilinois
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).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Paul, Macomb; St. Rose, Rushville; and Chaplain of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Newman Center, Macomb (2017); Vicar Forane of the Macomb Vicariate (2022).

Father Stephen A. Willard

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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).

Current assignment: 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).

Current assignment: 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 Forane of the Kewanee Vicariate (01/01/2022).

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