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Picture-perfect Weather for Spring Farm Blessing

Father Mark Stec, vicar forane for the East Vicariate, leads the spring farm blessing at the farm of the Jeanne and Jim Tennis family in Mt. Carmel.

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Father John Joyce dies April 8 in Belleville

Father John Joyce died April 8 at the Hincke-Sense Home for Retired Priests in Belleville. He was 70 years old.
At his request, Father Joyce’s body has been cremated, and the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Bernard in Albers when his brother, Stephen Joyce, is able to travel from New York to the diocese.

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Loving Stitches for Babies

Piece by piece, love is stitched into the fabric of every sheet made for baby beds. Measuring fabric, cutting elastic, dropping the needle — it’s all part of the ritual as Dorothy Suchomski makes crib sheets for the Pregnancy Care Center in Belleville.

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Don’t Wait for Health Disaster to Change Lifestyle

In a culture that cheers on the foods that will kill us — bring on the fried Twinkies, fried potatoes, fried macaroni, fried pickles, fried everything — we don’t seem to be able to keep from eating ourselves to death in one of the most advanced societies in the world. Most people take their health for granted until something happens.

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The Road to the Diaconate

Just how does one become a deacon? It involves first and foremost a willingness to embark on a journey of discovery which doesn’t happen overnight. As a matter of fact, it takes about five years.

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