Directory: Vicar Foranes

Father Gary Blake

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815-883-8233
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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.

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)

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 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.

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).  Vicar of the Galesburg Vicariate (2018).

Monsignor Mark J. Merdian

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msgrmerdian@gmail.com
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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 Joel Phelps

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phelps.joel@gmail.com
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Born on September 3, 1984. Ordained on May 26, 2012.
Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick in Urbana and St. Mary in Champaign (2012). Parochial Vicar at Holy Cross in Mendota, St. Theresa in Earlville, and Sts. Peter and Paul in Peterstown (2015); Administrator St. Malachy, Rantoul, and St. Elizabeth in Thomasboro 2017.

Pastor St. Malachy, Rantoul; St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Thomasboro (2018)

Father David Sabel

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nutgolf@mchsi.com
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Ordained: May 23, 2009. Parochial Vicar, St. Mary Church, Pontiac. St. Joseph, Flanangan, St. John, Cullom, (2009). Administrator St. Mary, Pontiac; St. Joseph, Flanagan; St. John, Cullom (2012). Pastor St. Mary, Pontiac; St. Joseph, Flanagan; St. John, Cullom; St. Paul, Odell and vicar Pontiac Vicariate (2013)

Pastor St. Mary, Pontiac; St. Joseph, Flanagan; St. Joseph, Chenoa; St. Mary, Lexington (2018)

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 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 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.

Pastor St. Vincent dePaul, Peoria (2018)

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