Father Harold F. Schmitt
Born in Henry, Feb. 6, 1931. Ordained May 30, 1959. Parochial Vicar, St. Patrick, Ottawa, 1959; Imm. Conception, Monmouth, 1963; St. Philomena, Peoria, 1966. Pastor, Imm. Conception, Carthage, Sacred Heart, Dallas City, and St. Mary, West Point, 1972. Co-pastor, St. Philomena, Peoria, 1974. Adm., St. Augustine, St. Augustine, and St. Patrick, Raritan, 1975. Pastor, St. Mary, DePue, 1975; St. Mary Cathedral, Peoria, 1978; St. Mary, Kewanee, 1986; St. Maria Goretti, Coal Valley, 1991; St. Mary’ Ottawa, 1994. Chaplain, Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi, Lacon, and St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Lacon, 1998.
Senior Priest Status 2014