Father Fabian Cabarcas Rua

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Born: Barranquilla, Colombia
Birthday: March 28, 1967
Ordained: December 6, 1997

Parochial Vicar of St. Mary in Bloomington (2021).

Current assignment: Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; Sacred Heart, Peoria; St. Bernard, Peoria; and St. Joseph, Peoria (6/15/2022).

Father Daniel J. Wilder

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Born: Watertown, New York
Birthday: July 18, 1966
Ordained: May 25, 1996

Assistant of Holy Family, Lincoln (1996). Assistant of St. Columba, Ottawa and St. Patrick, Ottawa (1998). Chaplain of St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center, Macomb (2000). Pastor of St. Mary, El Paso and St. Patrick, Minonk (2002). Pastor of St. John, Walnut and Immaculate Conception, Ohio (2010).

Current assignment: Released for service in the Diocese of Orange California (2014).

Father James E. Myers

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Born: Danville, Illinois
Birthday: March 8, 1954
Ordained: May 24, 1980

Assistant of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1980). Pastoral Team of St. Columba, Ottawa (1981). Assistant of St. Mark, Peoria (1983). Campus Ministry of Bradley University, Peoria (1985). Pastor of St. Boniface, Peoria (1990).

Current assignment: Released for service with the Society of St. Sulpice (1991).

Father Christopher Magesa

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History:

Born: Africa
Birthday: July 24, 1968
Ordained: August 12, 2001 (Geita Catholic Diocese)

Current assignment: Parochial Vicar of St. John Paul II, Kewanee; St. John the Apostle, Woodhull; St. John the Evangelist, Galva; and St. John Vianney, Cambridge (2021).

Father Nicolas Wilson

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History:

Born: Peoria, IL
Birthday: October 13, 1994
Ordained: May 29, 2021

Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X, Rock Island; Chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island (2021).

Current assignment: Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa; St. Francis of Assisi, Ottawa; St. Patrick, Ottawa; and St. Mary Shrine, Naplate (2022).

Father James Owusu-Yeboah, SMA

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From assignment with his community to Parochial Vicar of St. John Paul II, Kewanee; St. John the Apostle, Woodhull; St. John the Evangelist, Galva; and St. John Vianney, Cambridge (2021).

Current assignment: Pastor of Sacred Heart, Farmer City; St. John, Bellflower; and St. John the Baptist, Clinton (6/15/2022).

Father Michael Adrie, SMA

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History:

Born: Ave-Afiadenyigba
Birthday: October 12, 1959
Ordained: September 29, 1992

Parochial Vicar of St. Francis of Assisi, Ottawa (2011). Parochial Vicar of St. Paul, Macomb, St. Rose of Lima, Rushville and Assistant Chaplain of St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center, Macomb (2019). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Washington and St. Monica, East Peoria (2021).

Current assignment: Administrator St. Mary, Delavan, and St. Joseph, Hopedale (2022).

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).

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

Father Fulgens Marcel Rutatekururwa

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Born: Bukoba, Tanzania
Birthday: July 27, 1958
Ordained: June 12, 1988

Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown (2018).

Current assignment: Parochial of Vicar Holy Family, Lincoln; St. Mary, Atlanta; St. Patrick, Elkhart; and St. Thomas Aquinas, Mt. Pulaski (2019).

Father John Baptist Uwigaba

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Parochial Vicar of St. Maria Goretti, Coal Valley and Mary, Our Lady of Peace, Orion (2017). Parochial Vicar of Corpus Christi, Galesburg; St. Patrick, Galesburg; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg; and Sacred Heart, Abingdon (2018).

Current assignment: Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Peru; St. Valentine, Peru; and St. Mary, Peru (2019).

Father Ghislain Inai, SMA

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History:

Born: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Birthday: October 8, 1973
Ordained: June 26, 2004

Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Seneca; St. Theresa, Earlville; St. Mary, Grand Ridge; St. Joseph, Marseilles; St. Patrick, Ransom (2018). While remaining St. Patrick, Seneca; St. Mary, Grand Ridge; St. Joseph, Marseilles; St. Patrick, Ransom (8/1/2021).

Current assignment: Parochial Vicar of Corpus Christi, Galesburg; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg; St. Patrick, Galesburg; Sacred Heart, Abingdon (6/15/2022).

Father John Bosco Mujuni

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History:

Born:
Birthday: January 6, 1968
Ordained: 1997 (Uganda)

Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Andalusia and St. Ambrose, Milan (2016). Administrator of St. John XXIII, Henry; Immaculate Conception, Lacon; and Chaplain of St. Joseph Nursing Home, Lacon (2017).

Current assignment: Chaplain of St. Joseph Nursing Home, Lacon (2017); Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Lacon and St. John XXIII, Henry (2019).

Father Andru O’Brien

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Born:
Birthday: May 13, 1992
Ordained: May 26, 2018

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

Current assignment: Parochial Vicar of St. Mathew, Champaign; St. Boniface, Seymour; and Chaplain at The High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign (2021).

Father Ryan Mattingly

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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).

Current assignment: Chaplain of Salve Regina Newman Center, Eureka (2021). Pastor of St. Luke, Eureka and St. Joseph Roanoke (6/15/2022).

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).

Current assignment: Pastor of Corpus Christi, Galesburg; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg; St. Patrick, Galesburg; and Sacred Heart, Abingdon (2021).

Father Michael Pica

Fr. Michael Pica
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Born:
Birthday: April 2, 1989
Ordained: May 28, 2016

Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington and St. Mary, Downs (2016). While remaining Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington and St. Mary, Downs; Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Wapella (04/2017). While remaining Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington and St. Mary, Downs; Chaplain Team at Central Catholic High School, Bloomington (2017). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign and St. Boniface, Seymour; Chaplain of The High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign (2019).

Current assignment: Parochial Vicar of St. Hyacinth, LaSalle; St. Patrick, LaSalle; and Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine in LaSalle (2021).

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; 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 (2022).

Current assignment: Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Champaign and St. Patrick, Urbana (2022).

Monsignor Stanley L. Deptula

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Email:
msgrdeptula@stmatt.net
History:

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 of the 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).

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

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 Dennis H. O’Riley

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Phone:
(217) 446-5870
History:

Born: Chicago, Illinois
Birthday: April 9, 1931
Ordained: August 2, 1959

Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa (1959). Parochial Vicar of St. Malachy, Rantoul (1964). Pastor of Sacred Heart, Farmer City and St. John, Bellflower (1971). Co-pastor of St. Patrick, Danville (1974). Pastor of Holy Family, Danville (1978). Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Champaign (1984). Pastor of St. Patrick, Tolono and St. Charles Borromeo, Homer (1988).

Senior Status (2001).

Contact information:
6 Shorewood Drive South
Danville, IL 61832

Father Robert E. Prendergast

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Phone:
(309) 856-8211
History:

Born: Brooklyn, New York
Birthday: June 25, 1922
Ordained: May 28, 1950

Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Peoria (1950). Chaplain of St. Francis Hospital, Kewanee (1953). Chaplain of St. Mary Hospital, Galesburg (1969).

Senior Status (1974).

Contact information:
PO Box 548
Kewanee, IL 61443

Father Patrick W. Collins

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History:

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

Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria (1964). Pastor of St. Peter, Peoria (1987). Rector of the Cathedral of St. 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 Status (2006). Serving with Cross International Catholic Outreach (2007).

Father Robert G. Schladen

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Phone:
309-453-9398
History:

Born: Cissna Park
Birthday: May 8, 1933
Ordained: August 2, 1959

Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Peoria (1959). Director of Catholic Youth Center, Peoria (1966). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Danville and Faculty at Schlarman High School, Danville (1967). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Danville (1970). Pastor of St. Maria Goretti, Coal Valley (1972). Member of the Rock Island-Milan Cooperative Ministry, co-Pastor of St. Pius X, Rock Island (1976). Coordinator of Ministry to Priests (1978). Co-Director, Diocesan Office of Communications and Evangelization (1981). Executive Director of Diocesan Personnel Board (1983). Pastor of St. Mark, Peoria (1990).

Senior Status (2003).

Contact information:
PO Box 6105
Peoria, IL 61601-6105

Monsignor Paul E. Showalter, P.A.

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History:

Born: Rock Island, Illinois
Birthday: October 7, 1940
Ordained: May 22, 1966

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth (1966). Chaplain of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington (1973). In residence at Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1973). St. Patrick, Wapella (1975). Pastor of Sts. Peter & Paul, Nauvoo, and Sacred Heart, Dallas City (1980). Pastor of St. Mary, Rock Island (1992). Pastor of St. Pius, Rock Island (1996). Vicar of the 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 of St. Bernard, Peoria (2006). While remaining Vicar General and Pastor of St. Bernard, Peoria, to Pastor of St. Peter, Peoria and Rector, Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria (2008). Vicar General (2011).

Senior Status (2018).

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

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Email:
fr_martin@cdop.org
History:

Born: Nyakishenyi, Uganda
Birthday: August 1, 1965
Ordained: July 28, 1996

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Theresa, Alexis; St. Andrew, Oquawka; Chaplain of Holy Family Hospital, Monmouth (2008). Parochial Vicar of St. Anthony, Spring Valley; St. Joseph, Peru; Associate Chaplain of St. Margaret Hospital, Spring Valley (2009). Left the Diocese (2009). Parochial Vicar of 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; Pastor of St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (2017). Leave of absence (2018).

Current assignment: Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington (2020). Judge Diocesan Tribunal (2021).

Father Joseph Baker

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History:

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).

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

Father Peter Zorjan

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History:

Born: Maywood
Birthday: August 4, 1980
Ordained: May 26, 2007

Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X, Rock Island (2007). Administrator of St. Patrick, Bloomington; Chaplain of John Paul II Newman Center, Normal (2011). Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Pontiac; St. Joseph, Flanagan; St.. John, Cullom; and St. Paul, Odell (2013).

Current assignment: Pastor St. Patrick, Colona and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis (2015).

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 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 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, Peoria; 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).

Current assignment: Chaplain of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington (2020); Pastor of St. Patrick, Wapella (2021).

Father Robert Lampitt

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History:

Born:
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Ordained: May 24, 2008

Parochial Vicar of Sts. Peter & Paul, Nauvoo; Sacred Heart, Dallas City (Summer 2008). Further studies in Rome (Fall 2008). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign; Chaplain of The High School of Saint Thomas More, Champaign (2009). While remaining Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign and Chaplain of The High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign; Parochial Vicar of St. Boniface, Seymour (2012). Administrator of St. Thomas, Philo and St. Mary, Pesotum (2014).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Thomas, Philo and St. Mary, Pesotum (2015); Chaplain of St. John Catholic Newman Center, Champaign (2017).

Monsignor James Kruse, J.C.L.

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History:

Born: Chicago, Illinois
Birthday: March 27, 1970
Ordained on May 25, 1996

Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Pekin (1996). Pastor of St. Patrick, Camp Grove, St. Dominic, Wyoming, and Administrator at St. John, Toulon (1999). Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Pekin (2000). Pastor of Sacred Heart, Granville and St. Patrick, Hennepin (2002). Pastor of Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown (2003). Vicar Forane of the LaSalle Vicariate (2003). Assistant Vocations Director (2003). While remaining Pastor at Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown; Pastor of St. Theresa, Earlville (2004). Canon Law Studies (2008). JCL (2010). Pastor of St. Monica, East Peoria; Vice Chancellor and Adjutant Judicial Vicar for the Diocesan Tribunal (2010). While remaining Pastor of St. Monica, East Peoria, and Adjutant Judicial Vicar; Vicar General (2011). Chaplain to His Holiness (2011). Vicar General, Judicial Vicar with residence at St. Monica, 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).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Louis, Princeton (2021).

Father William Keebler

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History:

Born: Daytona Beach, Florida
Birthday:
Ordained: 1991

Assistant of Immaculate Conception, Streator (1991). Assistant of St. Edward, Chillicothe (1993). Assistant of St. Patrick, LaSalle (1994). Assistant of St. Theresa, Alexis and St. Aloysius, Wataga (1996). Administrator of St. Lawrence, Penfield and Holy Trinity, Rankin (1999). While remaining Administrator of St. Lawrence, Penfield; Administrator of St. Elizabeth, Thomasboro (2000). Work outside of the Diocese (2006). Pastor of St. Patrick, Tolono (2009). Administrator of St. Rose, Rushville (2011). Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Pontiac; St. Joseph, Flanagan; and St. John, Cullom (2012). While remaining Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Pontiac; St. Joseph, Flanagan; and St. John, Cullom; Parochial Vicar of St. Paul, Odell (2013). While remaining Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Pontiac; St. Joseph, Flanagan; Parochial Vicar of  St. Joseph, Chenoa; St. Mary, Lexington (2018).

Current assignment: Parochial Vicar of Sts. Peter and Paul, Chatsworth; St. Joseph, Chenoa; St. Joseph, Flanagan; and St. Mary, Lexington (2019).

Father Adam Cesarek

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History:

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).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Mary, Pontiac (2020).

Monsignor Michael C. Bliss

Position(s):
Phone:
309-655-2130
History:

Born: Florissant, Missouri
Birthday: May 7, 1961
Ordained: May 25, 1991

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1991).  Assistant Chaplain of St. John’s Catholic Newman Center, University of Illinois, 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 the Peoria SE Vicariate (2003).  While remaining Chaplain, OSF St. Francis Medical Center; Chaplain to His Holiness (2007). Pastor of St. Edward, Chillicothe (2017).

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

Father Richard W. Brunskill

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History:

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 Status (2010).

Father Deus-Dedit B. Byabato

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History:

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).

Current assignment: Chaplain of OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg (2004) and Pastor of St. Aloysius, Wataga (2014).

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).

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

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 Steven Bird

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

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).

Monsignor Charles J. Beebe, P.A.

Location(s):
Email:
cjbeebe@frontier.com
History:

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 High School, Peoria (1988). Pastor of Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur and Principal of Sacre Coeur School, Creve Coeur (1991). Vicar Forane of the 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 Status (2016).

Monsignor Timothy Nolan

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

Born: Wenona, Illinois
Birthday: November 6, 1956
Ordained: May 23, 1992

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

Current assignment: Episcopal Vicar for the Permanent Diaconate (2012); Pastor of St. Mary, Canton; St. Matthew, Farmington; and St. Michael, St. David (2022).

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).

Current assignment: Diocesan Vocation Director of Formation (2015) and Pastor of St. Jude, Peoria (2018).

Father Michael Andrejek

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History:

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 Scott Archer

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History:

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).

Current assignment: Founding Pastor of St. Andrew, Fairbury (2013).

Father Joseph W. Anderson

Location(s):
History:

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 Status (2005).

Abbot Emeritus Philip Davey, OSB

Location(s):
History:

Born: Oglesby, Illinois
Birthday: April 3, 1947
Ordained: May 3, 1975
Elected Abbot: June 7, 2011

Abbot Emeritus (2022). Abbot (2011-2022). Vice President for Mission Advancement of St. Bede Academy, Peru (2007). Superintendent of St. Bede Academy, Peru (1997). Prior (1996-1997).

Contact information:
frphilip@st-bede.com
815-481-3147

Father Thomas E. Taylor

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History:

Born: Wroughton, England
Birthday: September 22, 1952
Ordained: May 28, 1983

Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Mendota (1983). Parochial Vicar of Epiphany, Normal (1986). Chaplain of the United States Air Force (1988). Pastor of St. John, Woodhull and St. John, Galva (1992). Parochial Vicar at Holy Family, Lincoln (1993). Pastor of St. John, Bradford (1996.). Leave of absence (1997). Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Lincoln, St. Mary, Atlanta; and Chaplain of the Lincoln Correctional Center (1998). Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights (2004). Parochial Vicar at St. Vincent De Paul, Peoria (2016).

Senior Status (2022).

Father Patrick K. O’Neal

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

Born: Quebec, Canada
Birthday: September 11, 1963
Ordained: May 26, 1990

Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1990). Parochial Vicar of Epiphany, Normal (1991). Pastor of Sacred Heart, Granville; St. Francis Xavier, Bureau, and St. Mary, Tiskilwa (1993). Vicar Forane of the Henry Vicariate (1996). Pastor, St. Mary, Ottawa (1998). Pastor of St. Patrick, Bloomington (2003). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Bloomington; Pastor of St. Mary, Atlanta (2004). Leave of Absence (2007). Parochial Vicar of St. Monica, East Peoria (2010). Full time teacher at Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria and in residence at St. Philomena, Peoria (2011). Administrator of St. Anthony, Hoopeston; Chaplain of Schlarman Academy, Danville (2012). While remaining Chaplain of Schlarman Academy; Pastor of St. Anthony, Hoopeston (2014). Pastor St. Augustine, St. Augustine, St. Bernard, Bushnell (2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Joseph, Ivesdale and St. Patrick, Tolono (2022).

Father Patrick DeMeulemeester

Position(s):
History:

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).

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

Father Mark DeSutter

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History:

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).

Current assignment: Pastor of Sacred Heart, Moline (2014).

Father Antonio Dittmer

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History:

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).

Father Michael J. Driscoll, PhD

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History:

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).

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

Father Anthony Ego

Position(s):
History:

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 of the 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).

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

Father R. E. Enderlin

Location(s):
Phone:
246-3875 or 363-5389
History:

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 Status (2009).

Father S. Stephen Engelbrecht

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History:

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 of the Kewanee Vicariate (2014).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Anthony, Atkinson; Sacred Heart, Annawan (01/01/2022).

Father Glenn J. Fontana

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Position(s):
Phone:
815-647-0044
History:

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).

Monsignor Jerome Nguyen Ham

Location(s):
Email:
nnham@crtelco.com
History:

Born: Quangtri, Vietnam
Birthday: August 16, 1939
Ordained: June 13, 1968 (in Vietnam)

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1978). Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Marseilles (1979). Pastor of St. Mary, Ottawa (1982). Parochial Vicar of St. Anthony and St. Casimir, Streator (1994). Prelate of Honor (2000). Diocesan Consultor (2001). While remaining Pastor of St. Anthony, Streator, to Administrator of St. Stephen, Streator (2004). Pastor of St. Anthony, Streator (2005). Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi, Ottawa (2009).

Senior Status (2011).

Father Jeff Windy

Position(s):
History:

Born: LaSalle, Illinois
Birthday: 1970
Ordained: 1996

Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington and St. Patrick, Bloomington (2013). Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa; St. Patrick, Ottawa; and St. Francis of Assisi, Ottawa (2017). Leave of Absence (2018).

Current assignment: Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Mendota; St. Theresa, Earlville; and Sts. Peter and Paul in Peterstown (2021).

Father Jacob Rose

Position(s):
History:

Born:
Birthday: February 25, 1987
Ordained: May 25, 2013

Parochial Vicar of St. Michael the Archangel, Streator; St. Patrick, Seneca; Chaplain of Marquette Academy, Ottawa (2013). Administrator of St. Joseph, Peru (01/09/2017). While remaining Administrator of St. Joseph, Peru; Administrator of St. Valentine, Peru and St. Mary, Peru (8/4/17). Administrator of St. Joseph, Peru (10/26/17). From Administrator to Pastor of St. Joseph, Peru (2018). Leave of absence (2018). Parochial Vicar of Corpus Christi, Galesburg; Immaculate Conception, Galesburg; St. Patrick, Galesburg; and Sacred Heart, Abingdon (2019).

Leave of absence (2021).

Father Scott Potthoff

Position(s):
History:

Born: Princeton, Illinois
Birthday: December 30, 1986
Ordained: May 25, 2013

Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Pekin and Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur (2013). Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Pekin (2014). Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X, Rock Island (2016). Administrator of Nativity of Our Lord, Spring Valley (2018).

Current assignment: Pastor of Nativity of Our Lord, Spring Valley (2019).

Father Jeremy Freehill

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Position(s):
History:

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).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Ann, Peoria (2021).

Father Thomas Otto

Position(s):
History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: 1987
Ordained: May 25, 2013

Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Mendota; St. Theresa, Earlville; and Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown (2013). Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth and St. Patrick, Raritan; Chaplain of the St. Augustine Newman Club at Monmouth College. (2015). Parochial Vicar of St. Hyacinth, LaSalle and St. Patrick, LaSalle (2019).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Hyacinth, LaSalle and St. Patrick, LaSalle; Rector of Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, LaSalle (2021).

Father Matthew Hoelscher

Position(s):
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).

Current assignment: Assistant Chaplain of St. John Newman Center at University of Illinois (6/15/22).

Father Matthew Deptula

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History:

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).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Edward, Chillicothe (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).

Father Paul Carlson

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History:

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).

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

Father James Pankiewicz

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

Born: St. Joseph, Missouri
Birthday: November 24, 1980
Ordained: May 29, 2010

Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Pekin (2010). While remaining Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Pekin; Parochial Vicar of Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur (2012). Assistant Chaplain of St. John Catholic Newman Center, University of Illinois, Champaign (2013). Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; St. Bernard, Peoria; and Sacred Heart, Peoria (2016). Administrator of St. Mary, Kickapoo and St. Patrick, Elmwood (2021).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Mary, Kickapoo and St. Patrick, Elmwood (6/15/2022).

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.

Current assignment: Diocesan Vocation Director for Recruitment (2020).

Father Corey Krengiel

Position(s):
History:

Born: Lemont, Illinois
Birthday: November, 1985
Ordained: May 24, 2014

Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa; St. Mary of the Field, Grand Ridge (2014). Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa; St. Francis of Assisi, Ottawa; St. Patrick, Ottawa; Chaplain of Marquette Academy (2017). Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (2019). Administrator of St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (2021).

Current assignment: Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (2019); Pastor of St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (6/15/2022).

Father Kyle Lucas

Email:
frlucas@stjpnc.org
History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: October 30, 1986
Ordained: May 24, 2014

Parochial Vicar of Blessed Sacrament, Morton (2014). Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (2017). Assistant Chaplain of St. John’s Catholic Newman Center in Champaign (2019).

Current assignment: Chaplain and Director of St. John Paul II Newman Center, Normal (2022).

Father Alexander Millar

Position(s):
History:

Born: Urbana, Illinois
Birthday: February 25, 1987
Ordained: May 23, 2015

Parochial Vicar of Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; Sacred Heart, Peoria; and St. Bernard, Peoria (2015). From Parochial Vicar to Administrator of Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; Sacred Heart, Peoria; and St. Bernard, Peoria (2018). From Administrator to Rector of Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; From Administrator to Pastor of Sacred Heart, Peoria and St. Bernard, Peoria (2019). Pastor of St. Patrick, Seneca; St. Joseph, Marseilles; St. Mary of the Field, Grand Ridge; St. Patrick, Ransom; and St. Theresa, Earlville (2020). Pastor of St. Patrick, Seneca; St. Joseph, Marseilles; St. Mary of the Field, Grand Ridge; St. Patrick, Ransom (2021).

Current assignment: Assistant Chaplain of St. John Catholic Newman Center at University of Illinois, Champaign (2022).

Father Eric Bolek

Position(s):
History:

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).

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

Monsignor Brian K. Brownsey

Position(s):
History:

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 St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria (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).

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

Father Charles Klamut

Position(s):
History:

Born: Waukegan, Illinois
Birthday: August 4, 1973
Ordained: May 29, 1999

Parochial Vicar of St. Philomena, Peoria (1999). Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (2002). While remaining Chaplain of Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria; Pastor of St. Mark, Peoria (2006). While remaining Pastor of St. Mark, Peoria; Faculty at Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria (2008). Assistant Chaplain at St. John Newman Center in Champaign (2011). Pastor of St. Ambrose, Milan; Chaplain Team Coordinator for Alleman High School, Rock Island (2014). Pastor of St. Ambrose, Milan and St. Patrick, Andalusia (2016).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Anthony, Bartonville (2020).

 

Father Gary C. Caster

Position(s):
Phone:
413-597-2483
History:

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).

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

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).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel, Streator and Sts. Peter and Paul, Leonore (2017); Appointed Vicar General (10/16/2019).

Father Glenn H. Harris

Position(s):
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).

Current assignment: Chaplain of Catholic Boy & Girl Scouts (1993); 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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History:

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 the Peoria SE Vicariate (1994). Pastor of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1998). Pastor of St Anthony, Bartonville (2002).

Senior Status (2020).

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 of the 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 Johnathan Steffen

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

Born: Fairbury, Illinois
Birthday: July 27, 1972
Ordained: May 26, 2012

Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Washington and St. Monica, East Peoria (2012). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington and St. Mary, Downs; Sacramental Team member at St. John Paul II Newman Center, Normal (2014). Administrator of St. Mary, El Paso and Chaplain at St. John Paul II Newman Center, Normal (2016). Pastor of St. Mary, El Paso and Chaplain of St. John Paul II Newman Center, Normal (2017). Pastor of St. Mary, El Paso; St. Patrick, Washington; and St. Monica, East Peoria (2018).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Patrick, Washington and St. Monica, East Peoria (10/1/2018).

Father Donald R. Henderson

Location(s):
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, Peoria with residence at St. Jude, Peoria (2003). Parochial Vicar of 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 of Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; Sacred Heart, Peoria; St. Bernard, Peoria; and St. Joseph, Peoria (2015).

Senior Status (2016).

Monsignor Douglas J. Hennessy

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History:

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 Status (2013).

Father Michael Pakula

Location(s):
History:

Born: LaSalle, Illinois
Birthday: March 16, 1944
Ordained: September 9, 1973

Parochial Vicar of St. Pius, Rock Island (1973). Parochial Vicar of St. Monica, East Peoria (1978). Diocesan Marriage Tribunal (1978). Part-time Chaplain at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria (1988). Diocesan Marriage Tribunal (1991-1995). Pastor of St. Malachy, Geneseo (1995).

Senior Status (2020).

Father James G. Pallardy

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

Born: Evergreen Park
Birthday: December 8, 1960
Ordained: May 23, 1987

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1987). Chaplain and Faculty at Alleman High School, Rock Island (1991-1994). Pastor of St. Patrick, Andalusia (1993). Pastor of St. Bernard, Peoria (1998). Pastor of St. Mary, Kewanee and St. John Vianney, Cambridge (2005). Pastor of St. Mary, Kewanee; St. Francis of Assisi, Kewanee; and St. John Vianney, Cambridge (2009). Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2012). Pastor of St. Anne, East Moline (2019). Pastor of St. Malachy, Geneseo (2020). Parochial Vicar of Corpus Christi, Galesburg; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg; St. Patrick, Galesburg; and Sacred Heart, Abingdon (2021).

Current assignment: Administrator of St. Anne, East Moline and canonical Administrator of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy, East Moline (2021).

Father Peter Pilon

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

Born: Silver Spring, Maryland
Birthday: August 13, 1965
Ordained: May 27, 2000

Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown (2000). Chaplain of Marquette Academy, Ottawa (2003). While remaining Chaplain of Marquette Academy, Ottawa; Parochial Vicar of St. Mary (2003). While remaining Chaplain of Marquette Academy, Ottawa; Hispanic Ministry in Streator; in residence at St. Stephen, Streator (2004). Pastor of St. Patrick, Wapella and Chaplain of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington (2010). Pastor of Holy Cross, Mendota; Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown; and St. Theresa, Earlville (2016). Pastor of Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown (2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of Holy Cross, Mendota; Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown; and St. Theresa, Earlville (2021).

Monsignor Ernest E. Pizzamiglio

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History:

Born: Chicago, Illinois
Birthday: November 5, 1933
Ordained: May 22, 1966

Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Peoria (1966). Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Champaign (1971). Parochial Vicar of Visitation, Kewanee, and Administrator of St. John, Galva (1973). Vicar Forane of the Kewanee Vicariate (1974). Pastor of St. Patrick, Elkhart, St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski, and St. John, Middletown (1976). Pastor of St. Mary, DePue (1981). Pastor of St. Edward, Chillicothe (1985). Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg (1990). Vicar Forane of the Monmouth Vicariate (1990). While remaining Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg, Administrator of St. Aloysius, Wataga (2002). Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg, and St. Aloysius, Wataga (2006). Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary and Chaplain to His Holiness (2009).

Senior Status (2018).

Monsignor Eric S. Powell, JCL

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History:

Born: Baltimore, Maryland
Birthday: September 18, 1963
Ordained: June 10, 1990

Graduate studies, Rome (1990). STL, Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm, Rome (1991). Chaplain and religion teacher at Marquette Academy, Ottawa (1991). Pastor of St. Mary, Utica (1992). Administrative Assistant to Bishop Myers (1992). Released for service at the Congregation for Eastern Churches, Vatican City (1994). JCL, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome (1997). Chaplain of Honor to His Holiness (1999). Pastor of St. Mary, Kickapoo (1999). Associate Judge, Marriage Tribunal (1999). Pastor of Epiphany, Normal (2002). While remaining Pastor of Epiphany, Normal; Pastor, St. Mary, Downs (2004).

Current assignment: Pastor of Epiphany, Normal (2007).

Father Ted Pracz

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History:

Born:
Birthday: August 7, 1937
Ordained: April 23, 1966

Faculty at Schlarman Academy, Danville (1966). Pastor of St. Anthony, Hoopeston (1982). Pastor of Holy Family, Danville (1992). Vicar Forane of the Danville Vicariate (1996). While remaining Pastor of Holy Family, Danville; Administrator of St. Paul, Danville (2005). Pastor of Holy Family, Danville (2005).

Senior Status (2013).

Monsignor Richard A. Pricco

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

Born: Spring Valley, Illinois
Birthday: February 22, 1937
Ordained: June 3, 1962

Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Champaign (1962). Diocesan Consultor (1974). Pastor of St. Paul, Macomb (1977). Vicar Forane of the Macomb Vicariate (1991). Chaplain to His Holiness (2003). While remaining Pastor of St. Paul’s, Macomb; Administrator of St. Rose, Rushville (2006).

Senior Status (2017).

Father Eugene A. Radosevich

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History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: October 19, 1960
Ordained: May 26, 1990

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

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Bernard, Bushnell and St. Augustine, St. Augustine (6/15/2022).

Monsignor Jeffrey G. Laible

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History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: January 30, 1961
Ordained: May 28, 1988

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1988). Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa (1990). Pastor of St. Joseph, Colfax and St. Rose, Strawn (1992). Chaplain of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington (1993). Pastor of St. Malachy, Rantoul (1997). While remaining Pastor of St. Malachy, Rantoul; Pastor of St. Elizabeth, Thomasboro, (2001). Pastor of Holy Family, Lincoln and St. Mary, Atlanta (2005). While remaining Pastor of Holy Family, Lincoln and St. Mary, Atlanta; Pastor of St. Patrick, Elkhart; St. Thomas Aquinas, Mt. Pulaski; Chaplain of Logan and Lincoln Correctional Centers (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

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 of the Galesburg Vicariate (2018).

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

Father Robert Rayson

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History:

Born: Gary, Indiana
Birthday: May 22, 1969
Ordained: May 29, 1999

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1999). Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (2001). Administrator of St. Dominic, Wyoming and St. Patrick, Camp Grove (2001). Pastor of St. Dominic, Wyoming and St. Patrick, Camp Grove and Administrator of St. John, Bradford (2002). While remaining Pastor of St. Dominic, Wyoming and St. Patrick, Camp Grove; from Administrator to Pastor of St. John, Bradford (2003). Pastor at Resurrection, LaSalle; St. Hyacinth, LaSalle; St. Patrick, LaSalle; Queen of the Holy Rosary, LaSalle; Sacred Heart, Dimmick (2006). Pastor of St. Hyacinth, LaSalle; St. Patrick, LaSalle; and Rector for Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, LaSalle (2007). Pastor of St. Thomas More, Dalzell and St. Benedict, Ladd (2009). Pastor of St. Matthew, Champaign and St. Boniface, Seymour (2012). While remaining Pastor of St. Matthew, Champaign and St. Boniface, Seymour; Vicar Forane of the Champaign Vicariate (2016).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Mary, El Paso and St. John the Baptist, Benson (10/1/2018).

Father David M. Kipfer

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Position(s):
History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: September 29, 1962
Ordained: May 28, 1988

Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1988). Pastor of St. Mary, Delavan and St. Joseph, Hopedale; Associate Director of Vocations (1992). Director of Vocations; Pastor of St. Peter, Peoria; Rector of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria (1993). Director of Vocations and Rector of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria (1995). Pastor of St. Columba, Ottawa (1997). While remaining Pastor of St. Columba, Ottawa; Pastor of St. Mary of the Field, Grand Ridge (2000). Pastor of St. Columba, Ottawa; St. Francis of Assisi, Ottawa; and St. Patrick, Ottawa (2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Mary, Metamora (6/15/2022).

Father Dwight P. Campbell

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Position(s):
History:

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).

Current assignment: Adjunct Professor, Sacred Heart School of Sacred Theology, Hales Corners, WI (2016).

Father Joseph T. Hogan

Position(s):
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).

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

Father John C. Horton

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History:

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 Status (2010).

Father Duane C. Jack

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History:

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 the Rock Island Vicariate (1981-1991). Pastor of St. Mary, Kewanee (1991). Vicar Forane of the Kewanee Vicariate (1996). Pastor of St. Patrick, Colona (2002).

Senior Status (2013).

Father Gregory J. Jozefiak

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History:

Born: Chicago, Illinois
Birthday: May 25, 1961
Ordained: May 23, 1992

Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (1992). Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Champaign (1995). Parochial Vicar of St. John’s Catholic Chapel, Champaign (1996). Pastor of St. Mary, Delavan, and St. Joseph, Hopedale (1997). Assistant Chaplain of Pekin Federal Prison (2000). Pastor of Holy Family, Oglesby (2000). Pastor of St. Mary, Rock Island, and St. Joseph, Rock Island (2005). While remaining Pastor of St. Mary, Rock Island and St. Joseph, Rock Island; Chaplain of Alleman High School (2006). While remaining Pastor of St. Mary, Rock Island and St. Joseph, Rock Island and Chaplain of Alleman H.S.; Pastor of Sacred Heart, Rock Island (2007). Pastor of St. Anne, East Moline and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis (2011). Pastor of St. Mary of Lourdes, Germantown Hills (2014). While remaining Pastor of St. Mary of Lourdes, Germantown Hills; Pastor of St. Mary, Metamora (2015).

Current assignment: Pastor Holy Family, Peoria (6/15/22).

Father Edward S. Kopec

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Position(s):
History:

Born: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Birthday: March 23, 1964
Ordained: May 23, 1992

Parochial Vicar of St. Anthony, Streator and St. Casimir, Streator (1992). Parochial Vicar of Epiphany, Normal (1994). Pastor of St. Mary, Delavan, and St. Joseph, Hopedale (1995). Pastor of St. Joseph, Colfax, and St. Rose, Strawn (1997). Pastor of Sts. Peter & Paul, Spring Valley (1998). While remaining Pastor of Sts. Peter & Paul, SPring Valley; Pastor of St. Gertrude, Seatonville (2005). Pastor of St. Ann, Toluca; Sacred Heart, Rutland (2008). Chaplain of OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria (2012).

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

Father George F. Remm

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

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: July 23, 1934
Ordained: May 29, 1960

Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1960). In residence at Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur (1969). Director of the Office of Christian Worship (1969-1976). Parochial Vicar of St. Mark, Peoria (1971). Master of Ceremonies to the Bishop (1972-1976). Pastor of Visitation, Kewanee and St. Joseph, Kewanee (1976). Pastor of St. Mary, Kewanee (1982). Pastor of St. Patrick, Urbana (1986).

Senior Status and Pastor emeritus (2004).

Contact information:
PO Box 6136
Champaign, IL 61826

Father Edward U. Ohm

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

Born: Mattoon, Illinois
Birthday: January 9, 1958
Ordained: May 23, 1992

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

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

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).

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

Monsignor James K. Ramer

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

Born: Monmouth, Illinois
Birthday: July 11, 1945
Ordained: May 24, 1986

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

Senior Status (2017).

Father Thomas W. Shaw

Position(s):
History:

Born: Brooklyn, New York
Birthday: November 24, 1949
Ordained: May 26, 2001

Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa (2001). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Elkhart and St. Thomas Aquinas, Mount Pulaski (2003). From Parochial Vicar to Administrator of St. Patrick, Elkhart and St. Thomas Aquinas, Mt. Pulaski; Chaplain of Logan Correctional Center and Lincoln Correctional Center (2004). While remaining Chaplain of Logan and Lincoln Correctional Centers; from Administrator to Pastor of St. Patrick, Elkhart and St. Thomas Aquinas, Mt. Pulaski (2007).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. John the Evangelist, Walnut and Immaculate Conception, Ohio (2011).

Father John M. Verrier

Position(s):
History:

Born: Boston, Massachusetts
Birthday: December 16, 1962
Ordained: May 27, 1995

Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (1995). Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Lacon (1998). While remaining Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Lacon; Pastor of St. Mary, Henry and Administrator of St. Joseph, Henry (2000). Vicar Forane of the Henry Vicariate (2001).. While remaining Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Lacon and St. Mary, Henry, and Administrator of St. Joseph, Henry; Executive Director of King’s House Retreat Center, Henry (2002). Pastor of St. Mary, Metamora and St. Elizabeth, Washburn (2003).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Joseph, Brimfield and St. James, Williamsfield (2008).

Father Patrick Fixsen

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Position(s):
Phone:
309-452-2582
History:

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 Joseph Dondanville

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History:

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).

Current assignment: 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 Steven Loftus

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

Born: Decatur, Illinois
Birthday: January 18, 1970
Ordained: August 2002

Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Pontiac; St. John, Cullom; and St. Joseph, Flanagan (2002). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Ottawa and St. Mary, Ottawa (2004). Administrator of St. John the Baptist, Rapids City and St. Mary, Hampton (2007). From Administrator to Pastor of St. John the Baptist, Rapids City and St. Mary, Hampton (2008). While remaining Pastor of St. John the Baptist, Rapids City and St. Mary, Hampton; Faculty of Alleman High School (2009). Pastor of St. Mary, Rock Island; Sacred Heart, Rock Island; Chaplain of Alleman High School (2011). Pastor of Holy Family, Danville (2013). While remaining Pastor of Holy Family, Danville; Chaplain Team of Schlarman Academy, Danville (2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Anthony, Hoopeston (6/15/2022).

Father Mark Miller

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

Born: Davenport, Iowa
Birthday: August 9, 1963
Ordained: May 28, 2005

Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2005). Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (2006). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Washington and St. Luke, Eureka (2007). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (2008). Parochial Vicar of Sts. Peter & Paul, Nauvoo; Sacred Heart, Dallas City; St. Mary, Hamilton; Sacred Heart, Warsaw; and Immaculate Conception, Carthage (2010). Administrator of Sacred Heart, Annawan; St. Patrick, Sheffield; and St. Mary, Hooppole (2012). Administrator of St. Patrick, Sheffield (2014).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Patrick, Sheffield (2015).

Father Anthony Co

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History:

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’s 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).

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

Father John Pham

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Born:
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Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Lincoln and St. Mary, Atlanta (2007). While remaining Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Lincoln and St. Mary, Atlanta; Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Elkhart and St. Thomas Aquinas, Mt. Pulaski (2014). Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Champaign and St. Patrick, Urbana (2016). Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Lincoln; St. Mary, Atlanta; St. Patrick, Elkhart; and St. Thomas Aquinas, Mt. Pulaski (2017). Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Bloomington (2018).

Current assignment: Available for assignment upon return renewal of immigration visa (2020).

Father John F. Cyr

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History:

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).

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

Father Kevin Creegan

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History:

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).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Mary, DePue and St. Mary, Tiskilwa (2006).

Monsignor John J. Prendergast

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History:

Born: Streator, Illinois
Birthday: October 31, 1945
Ordained: July 4, 1976
Deceased: March 18, 2020

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

Deceased March 18, 2020

Father Dominic J. Vitaliano

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History:

Born: Long Branch, New Jersey
Birthday: July 18, 1958
Ordained: May 25, 1991

Assistant of St. Mary, Pontiac (1991). Assistant of St. Pius X, Rock Island (1992). Pastor of St. Lawrence, Penfield and Holy Trinity, Rankin (1994). Pastor of St. Thomas, Philo and Immaculate Conception, Bongard (1996). Pastor of St. Luke, Eureka (1997). Chaplain of U.S. Air Force (2000). Pastor of St. Bernard, Bushnell and St. Augustine, St. Augustine; Chaplain of St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center at Western Illinois University, Macomb (2014). Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Champaign; St. Patrick, Tolono; St. Joseph, Ivesdale; and chaplain Champaign hospitals (2017).

Current assignment: Chaplain, Veteran Administration (2017).

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).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Malachy, Geneseo (2020).

Father Joel Phelps

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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 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

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).

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 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 Edward F. Carney

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History:

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 Status (2003).

Father Harold Datzman, OSB

History:

Born: Earl Park, Indiana
Birthday: November 7, 1938
Ordained: May 23, 1965

Pastor of St. Joseph, Peru (2005). Pastor of St. Benedict, Ladd, and St. Gertrude, Seatonville (1994). Pastor of St. Thomas More, Dalzell (1988). Administrator of Holy Trinity, Cherry, and St. Patrick, Arlington (1987). Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Peru, (1977-1984).

Senior Status (2017).

Father Vien Van Do

Location(s):
Email:
frsviendo@yahoo.com
History:

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 Status (2022).

Father Joseph P. Donton

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History:

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 of the 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).

Current assignment: Pastor of Holy Cross, Champaign (2017).

Father Henry Fritz, OSB

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History:

Born: Chicago, Illinois
Birthday: April 3, 1925
Ordained: May 22, 1952

Teacher, St. Bede Academy, Peru, 1948. Principal, St. Bede Academy, Peru, 1977. Assistant, St. Mary, Pontiac, 1985. Pastor, St. Peter, Peoria, 1986; St. Francis, Kewanee, and St. John, Cambridge, 1987; St. Joseph, Peru, 1994. Pastor, St. Joseph, Peru, and Administrator, St. Mary, Peru, 2001. Pastor, St. Benedict, Ladd, 2005; Senior Priest Status 2009

Father Robert Hoffmann

Location(s):
Phone:
217-354-2521
History:

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 the 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 Status and Pastor Emeritus (2000).

Contact information:
343 Hickory Ct.
Oakwood, IL 61858

Father Keith A. Walder

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History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: September 27, 1976
Ordained: May 24, 2003

Parochial Vicar of St. Columba, Ottawa and St. Mary of the Field, Grand Ridge (2003). Administrator of St Thomas, Philo; Immaculate Conception, Bongard; St. Joseph, Pesotum; and St. Mary, Pesotum (2005). From Administrator to Pastor of St. Thomas, Philo; Immaculate Conception, Bongard; St. Joseph, Pesotum; and St. Mary, Pesotum (2007). Pastor of St. Anne, East Moline; St. Mary, East Moline; and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis (2008). Pastor of St. Edward, Chillicothe (2011).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Thomas, Philo and St. Mary, Pesotum (2017).

Father James E. Rickey

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History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: June 25, 1943
Ordained: June 7, 1969

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg (1969). Administrator of St. Rose, Rushville; Parochial Vicar of St. Paul, Macomb; and Chaplain of St. Francis Newman Center, Macomb (1974). While remaining Chaplain of St. Francis Newman Center, Macomb; Pastor of St. Patrick, Raritan (1989). Chaplain of St. Francis Newman Center, Macomb (1991). Sabbatical (1993). Pastor of St. Patrick, Dwight (1994). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Dwight; Administrator of Sacred Heart, Campus (1996). Pastor of St. Patrick, Dwight (1998).

Senior Status (2013).

Father Patrick M. Riordan

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History:

Born: Streator, Illinois
Birthday: February 10, 1947
Ordained: December 22, 1990

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

Senior Status (2017).

Monsignor Steven P. Rohlfs, P.A.

Location(s):
Email:
msgrr@aol.com
Education:

STD

History:

Born: Lincoln, Illinois
Birthday: June 17, 1950
Ordained: May 22, 1976

Parochial Vicar of St. Bernard, Peoria (1976). Chaplain and Director of Religious Education for Bergan High School, Peoria (1978). Associate Director of Vocations (1983). Doctoral Studies in Rome (1986). Vice-Chancellor, Vocations Director, Director of Propagation of the Faith (1987). Rector of Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria (1987), and Pastor of St. Peter, Peoria(1987-1992). Pastor of St. Philomena, Peoria (1993). Prelate of Honor (1993). Censor Librorum (1993). Vicar Forane of the 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 of Constantinian Order (2000). Diocesan Administrator (2001). Reappointed Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia and Chancellor, as well as Director, Propagation of the Faith, Holy Childhood Association, Mission Coordinator, and Director of Cemeteries (2002). While remaining Vicar General; from Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia; Administrator of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2004). Rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary (2005). Rector emeritus assisting with special direction at St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota (2015).

Senior Status (2020).

Father Donald Roszkowski

Position(s):
Email:
frdon2003@yahoo.com
History:

Born: Northlake
Birthday: January 25, 1970
Ordained: May 24, 1997

Parochial Vicar of St. Philomena, Peoria (1997). Pastor of St. Paul, Odell and Sacred Heart, Campus (1999). Assistant Chaplain of St. John Catholic Chapel, Champaign and Diocesan Associate Director of Vocations (2001). Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (2002). Pastor of St. John, Clinton; St. Patrick, Wapella; Sacred Heart, Farmer City; and St. John, Bellflower (2003). Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2007). Pastor of St. Mary, Metamora and St. Elizabeth, Washburn (2008). Pastor of St. Mary, El Paso (2013). Administrator of St. Ann, Peoria (2016). Assistant chaplain of OSF Health Care St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria (2020); Chaplain to The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, Motherhouse in East Peoria (6/15/2022).

Sabbatical (September 12 – December 2, 2022).

Father Tom Royer

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History:

Born: Canton, Illinois
Birthday: January 27, 1935
Ordained: May 29, 1960

Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Peoria (1960). Parochial Vicar of St. Paul, Danville (1966). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (1970). Chaplain of Mercy Hospital, Urbana (1971). Parochial Vicar of St. Edward, Chillicothe (1972). Director of the Diocesan Office of Communications (1972). Pastor of St. Mary, Champaign (1973). While remaining Pastor of St. Mary, Champaign; Pastor of St. Joseph, Ivesdale (1989). While remaining Pastor of St. Mary, Champaign; Pastor of St. Boniface, Seymour (2001). Remaining Pastor of St. Mary, Champaign (2005).

Senior Status (2011).

Father Timothy J. Sauppe

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History:

Born: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Birthday: July 17, 1957
Ordained: December 19, 1992

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Andrew, Oquawka; and St. Patrick, Raritan (1992). Chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island (1994). While remaining Chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island; Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X, Rock Island (1995). Pastor of Sacred Heart, Annawan and St. Mary, Hooppole (1997). While remaining Pastor of Sacred Heart, Annawan and St. Mary, Hooppole; Pastor of St. Patrick, Sheffield (2004).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Mary, Westvile (2008) and St. Issaac Jogues, Georgetown (2013).

Father Michael R. Schaab

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History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: March 7, 1944
Ordained: May 22, 1971

Parochial Vicar of St. Malachy, Rantoul (1971). Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1972). Leave for study (1977). Director of Religious Education (1979). Pastor of St. Mary, Downs, and St. Patrick, Merna (1985). Leave for teaching (1991). Pastor of Mary, Our Lady of Peace, Orion (1996). While remaining Pastor of Our Lady of Peace, Orion; Administrator of St. Maria Goretti, Coal Valley (2002). Pastor of St. Pius X, Rock Island (2005).

Senior Status (2014).

Father Bowan Schmitt

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

Born: Iowa City, Iowa
Birthday: May 12, 1963
Ordained: May 24, 1997

Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas, Peoria Heights (1997). Pastor of St. Joseph, Marseilles and St. Patrick, Ransom (2000). Pastor of St. Anthony, Hoopeston and Chaplain at Schlarman High School, Danville (2005). Pastor of St. Thomas, Philo; Immaculate Conception, Bongard; and St. Mary, Pesotum (2010). Pastor of Holy Cross, Mendota; St. Teresa, Earlville; and Sts. Peter & Paul, Peterstown (2014). Pastor of St. Paul, Danville (2016). While remaining Pastor at St. Paul, Danville; Chaplain Team at Schlarman Acadamy, Danville (2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Patrick, Seneca and St. Patrick, Ransom (6/15/2022).

Father Paul J. Meismer

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History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: June 7, 1943
Ordained: June 7, 1969

Parochial Vicar of St. Valentine, Peru (1969). While remaining Parochial Vicar of St. Valentine, Peru; Administrator of St. Patrick, Arlington and Sacred Heart, Dimmick (1976). Pastor of St. Mary, Delavan and St. Joseph, Hopedale (1979). Chaplain of Logan Correctional Center, Lincoln (1979). Pastor of St. Patrick, Sheffield (1985). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Sheffield; Pastor of St. John, Cambridge (1986-1987). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Sheffield; Pastor of St. Margaret, Wyanet (1988). Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Spring Valley (1998). Pastor of Holy Trinity, Cherry and St. Patrick, Arlington (2008).

Senior Status (2011).

Father Michael Menner

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

Born: Chicago, Illinois
Birthday: September 30, 1957
Ordained: May 29, 1993

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1993). Chaplain of Motherhouse of Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi, Lacon, and St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Lacon; assisting with Chaplain services at King’s House, Henry (1996). Administrator of Immaculate Conception, Lacon (1997). Pastor of St. Theresa, Alexis and St. Aloysius, Wataga (1998). Pastor of Sacred Heart, Warsaw and St. Mary, Hamilton (2002).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Lawrence, Penfield; Holy Trinity, Rankin; and 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 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 Thomas Mizeur

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History:

Born: Rock Island, Illinois
Birthday: December 1, 1945
Ordained: June 9, 1973

Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1973). Co-chaplain of OSF St. Francis Hospital, Peoria (1980). Campus Minister at Bradley University, Peoria, and Illinois Central College, East Peoria (1983). Director of Pastoral Care at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria (1985). Chaplain of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington (1998). Leave of absence (1999). In residence, St. Pius, Rock Island (1999). Parochial Vicar of St. Pius, Rock Island (2000). Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Lacon, St. Mary, Henry, and St. Joseph, Henry (2004). Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Lacon, St. John XXIII, Henry; Chaplain for Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi, Lacon; St. Joseph Nursing Home, Lacon (2014).

Senior Status (2017).

Father Gregory E. Nelson

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Position(s):
History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: October 25, 1967
Ordained: May 24, 1997

Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1997). Pastor of St. Philomena, Monticello and St. Michael, Bement (2001). Pastor of St. Paul, Danville (2005). Vicar Forane of the Danville Vicariate (2013).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Mary, Bloomington (2016).

Father Jeffery A. Small

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History:

Born: Racine, Wisconsin
Birthday: November 13, 1964
Ordained: May 29, 1993

Parochial Vicar of St. Stephen, Streator (1993). Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Carthage and St. Mary, West Point (1997). Leave of absence (2003). Parochial Vicar of 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).

Current assignment: Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Peru; St. Mary, Peru; and St. Valentine, Peru (2019).

Father William T. Miller

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History:

Born: Harvey
Birthday: May 12, 1959
Ordained: May 12, 1984

Rector of Rosmini House and Novice Master (1991). Provincial Superior (2001). Administrator of Corpus Christi, Galesburg; St. Patrick, Galesburg; Sacred Heart, Abingdon (2002). From Administrator to Pastor of Corpus Christi, Galesburg; St. Patrick, Galesburg; Sacred Heart, Abingdon (2004). Pastor of Corpus Christi, Galesburg; St. Patrick, Galesburg, Sacred Heart, Abingdon; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg (2018).

Current assignment: Rector of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; Pastor of St. Bernard, Peoria; Sacred Heart, Peoria (2020).

Father David F. Roche

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

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: November 30, 1932
Ordained: June 1, 1958

Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Moline (1958). Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Westville (1958). Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Spring Valley (1965). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Washington (1969). Chaplain of St. Margaret Hospital, Spring Valley (1970). Pastor of St. Mary, Delavan and St. Joseph, Hopedale (1971). Chaplain of Mercy Hospital, Urbana (1973). Co-Pastor of St. Patrick, Urbana (1981). Leave of absence (1981). Administrator of Sacred Heart, Farmer City and St. John, Bellflower (1982). Leave of absence (1983). In residence at St. Bernard, Peoria (1984). Pastor of St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (1985). Chaplain of St. James Hospital, Pontiac (1991).

Senior Status (2003).

Contact information:
728 E. Water Street
Pontiac, IL 61764

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).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Patrick, Dwight (2013) and St. Paul, Odell (2018).

Father David P. Richardson

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Email:
frdprichardson@aol.com
History:

Born: Red Bank, New Jersey
Birthday: December 11, 1973
Ordained: May 24, 2003

Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (2003). Parochial Vicar of St. Philomena, Peoria (2006). Diocesan Assistant Vocation Director (2007). While remaining Diocesan Assistant Vocation Director; Administrator of St. Philomena, Peoria (2008). From Administrator to Pastor of St. Philomena in Peoria (2009).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Philomena, Peoria (2009); Episcopal Vicar of Junior Clergy (2014).

Father Luke A. Spannagel

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

Born: Effingham, Illinois
Birthday: October 30, 1976
Ordained: May 24, 2003

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

Current assignment: Special assignment with the USCCB as a Preacher of the National Eucharistic Revival. Parochial Vicar for the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; Sacred Heart, Peoria; St. Bernard, Peoria; and St. Joseph, Peoria; in residence at St. Philomena, Peoria (6/15/2022).

Father Dennis Spohrer

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History:

Born: Urbana, Illinois
Birthday: July 13, 1967
Ordained: May 24, 2003

Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2003). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (2004). Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Champaign (2005). Administrator of St. Theresa, Alexis and Chaplain of OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth. While remaining Chaplain of OSF Holy Family Medical Center Monmouth; from Administrator to Pastor of St. Theresa, Alexis (2010). Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Urbana and St. Mary, Champaign (2012).

Current assignment: Assistant Chaplain at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria (2013).

Father Stephen A. Willard

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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).

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

Father David Whiteside

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History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: May 31, 1971
Ordained: May 24, 1997

Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Oglesby; St. Anthony, Spring Valley; and Sts. Peter & Paul, Spring Valley (1997). Parochial Vicar of Holy Family, Oglesby (1998). Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X, Rock Island (1998). Leave of absense (2001). Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Pekin (2002). Administrator of St. Patrick, Bloomington; Assistant Chaplain at St. Robert Bellarmine Newman Center, Normal (2007). While remaining Assistant Chaplain at St. Robert Bellarmine Newman Center, Normal; Pastor of St. Patrick, Bloomington (2008). Pastor of St. Patrick, Havana and Immaculate Conception, Manito (2010).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Patrick, Havana (2010); Immaculate Conception, Manito (2010); and St. Mary, Lewistown (2017).

Father Jeffrey D. Stirniman

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History:

Born: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Birthday: October 12, 1964
Ordained: August 5, 1995

Parochial Vicar of St. Philomena, Peoria (1995). Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X, Rock Island and Chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island (1997). Pastor of St. Patrick, Bloomington (1999). Pastor of St. Louis, Princeton and St. Mary, Tiskilwa (2003). Remaining Pastor of St. Louis, Princeton (2005). Administrator of Holy Trinity, Bloomington; St. Patrick, Bloomington; and St. Patrick, Wapella (2017).

Current assignment: Pastor of Holy Trinity, Bloomington and Historic St. Patrick, Bloomington (2020).

Monsignor Stuart W. Swetland, STD

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History:

Born: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Birthday: May 15, 1959
Ordained: May 25, 1991

Parochial Vicar of St. Peter, Peoria; Administrative Assistant to the Bishop (1991). Pastor of St. Peter, Peoria; Chaplain of Bradley Newman Center, Peoria; Chaplain of Illinois Central College, East Peoria (1992). While remaining Chaplain of Bradley Newman Center, Peoria; Chaplain of Illinois Central College, East Peoria; Pastor of St. Martin de Porres, Peoria (1993). Graduate studies at John Paul II Institute for the Study of Family & Marriage (1994). STL (1995). Chaplain of St. John Chapel, Champaign; Director of Newman Foundation, University of Illinois, Champaign (1997). Knight of Holy Sepulchre (1997). Diocesan Director of Campus Ministry (1998). STD (1998). Episcopal Vicar for Social Justice (1999). Prelate of Honor (2000). Director of Pre-Theology and Homeletics and Spiritual Director and Formation, Mount St. Mary Seminary, Emmitsburg, Maryland (2006).

Current assignment: President of Donnelly College, Kansas City, KS (2014).

Father John Thieryoung

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History:

Born: Cleveland, Ohio
Birthday: January 6, 1960
Ordained: May 25, 1996

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg (1996). Administrator of St. John, Bradford (1997). Pastor of St. John, Bradford, and St. Mary, Tiskilwa (1998). Pastor of St. Catherine, Aledo; St. Anthony, Matherville; St. John, Viola; and St. Mary, Keithsburg (2002).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Parish, Mercer County.

Father Binh K. (Thaddeus) Tran

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History:

Born:
Birthday: March 15, 1956
Ordained: May 23, 1992

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

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Patrick, Arlington; Holy Trinity, Cherry; and St. Thomas More, Dalzell (2021).

Father Anthony J. Trosley

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History:

Born:
Birthday: November 6, 1951
Ordained: May 27, 1978

Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Champaign (1978). Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights (1981). Assistant Chaplain, OSF St. Francis Medical Center (1986). Parochial Vicar of St. Paul, Danville (1988). Pastor of St. Thomas, Philo and Immaculate Conception, Bongard (1990). Spiritual Director at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Winona, Minnesota (1992). Pastor of Holy Family, Oglesby (1995). Pastor of St. Matthew, Champaign (1998). Pastor of Sts. Peter & Paul, Nauvoo; Sacred Heart Mission, Dallas City; Immaculate Conception, Carthage; and St. Mary Mission, West Point (2003).

Current assignment: Pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul, Nauvoo; Sacred Heart, Dallas City; Immaculate Conception, Carthage; St. Mary, West Point; Sacred Heart, Warsaw; and St. Mary, Hamilton (2009).

Monsignor Gerald T. Ward

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Email:
jward@bscmorton.org
History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: February 23, 1953
Ordained: May 26, 1979

Parochial Vicar of St. Ambrose, Milan (1979). Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bloomington (1982). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (1985). Pastor of St. Patrick, Elkhart; St. Thomas, Mt. Pulaski; St. John, Middletown; Chaplain of Logan Correctional Center, Lincoln (1988). Vicar Forane of the Lincoln Vicariate (1989-1991). Pastor of St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington (1991). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington; Administrator of St. Mary, Downs (1996-2004). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington; from Administrator to Pastor of St. Mary, Downs (2008).

Current assignment: Pastor of Blessed Sacrament, Morton (2014).

Father John G. Waugh

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History:

Born: Peoria, Illinois
Birthday: August 7, 1929
Ordained: May 29, 1955

Parochial Vicar of Visitation, Kewanee (1955). Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross, Champaign (1960). Pastor of St. Patrick, Arlington (1967).

Current assignment: Pastor of St. Joseph, Wedron and Chaplain of Sheridan Correctional Center (1969).

Monsignor Dale L. Wellman

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History:

Born: Quincy, Illinois
Birthday: November 10, 1938
Ordained: May 31, 1964

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Galesburg (1964). Parochial Vicar of St. John, Peoria and Vicar of Education (1968). Vicar Adjutor of St. Anthony, Bartonville (1969). Chaplain at Peoria State Hospital (1969). Administrator of St. Anthony, Bartonville (1972). Pastor of St. Anthony, Bartonville (1974). Moderator for DCCW (1974). Pastor of St. Patrick, LaSalle (1983). Pastor of St. Ambrose, Milan (1990). Prelate of Honor (1993). Pastor of Sacred Heart, Moline (2001). Vicar Forane of the Rock Island Vicariate (2004).

Senior Status (2014).

Father Thomas R. Szydlik

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History:

Born: Plattsburgh, New York
Birthday: January 21, 1977
Ordained: May 24, 2003

Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign (2003). Studies in Rome (Fall 2003). Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2004). Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X, Rock Island (2005). Leave of absence (2006). Parochial Vicar of Sts. Peter & Paul, Nauvoo; Immaculate Conception, Carthage; Sacred Heart, Dallas City; and St. Mary, West Point (2007). While remaining Parochial Vicar of Sts. Peter and Paul, Nauvoo; Immaculate Conception, Carthage; Sacred Heart, Dallas City; and St. Mary, West Point; Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart, Warsaw and St. Mary, Hamilton (2012).

Current assignment: Administrator of St. Paul, Danville and Chaplain of Schlarman Academy, Danville (6/15/2022).

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