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Celebrate the “Splendor of Truth” with a Diocesan Institute designed to help integrate the richness of our Faith in all we say and do.

  • Mass with Bishop Jenky
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Adoration
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Meals, Vendors & More!

The Diocesan Summer Institute will be held at the Peoria Civic Center and is open to all Catholic school and parish educators, clery and lay faithful of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria.  The $20 fee covers admission and meals.  Registration is required and available online or by mail.

Keynote Speaker:  Jennifer Fulwiler

Jennifer will speak about her journey from Atheism to Catholicism and how to speak about Christianity in a secular culture.



9:00 - Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:30 - Welcoming & Opening Prayer
10:00 - Keynote - Jennifer Fulwiler
11:00 - Break
11:15 - Holy Hour & Confessions
12:15 - Lunch
1:15 - Breakout Sessions (Chose One)
2:15 - Break
2:30 - Closing Keynote- Jennifer Fulwiler
3:30 - Dismissal to Cathedral
4:00 - Sunday Vigil Mass at Cathedral

Break Out Sessions

To Love on Earth as They Love in Heaven: Teaching the Basics of a Daily Spiritual Life to Young People
Msgr. Steven Rohlfs
Rector Emeritus St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul Minnesota

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Religious Education for the Young Child
Jenny Witt
Director of Evangelization, St. Philomena Parish, Peoria

Ongoing Mission Renewal in Catholic Institutions: Drawing on the Example of Catholic Healthcare
Stephen Mattern
Senior VP Mission Services, OSF Healthcare

Catholic Athletics: I’m All In
Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck
Assistant Chaplain, St John Catholic Newman Center, University of Illinois

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