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Bishop Braxton Announces Appointments

His Excellency, The Most Rev. Edward K. Braxton, Ph.D., S.T.D., Bishop of Belleville, is pleased to announce the following clergy, religious, and lay appointments, effective Tuesday, July 14, 2015, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, unless otherwise indicated.

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St. George Church in New Baden Reopens After Renovation

Parishioners, friends and family members filed into St. George Church in New Baden June 21 behind a bagpiper who led a procession in to the newly renovated church. “Welcome home” were pastor, Father Eugene Neff’s first words ...

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Leonard Daiber, founder of Missions International, dies June 25

Leonard E. “Len” Daiber of Highland, Ill., died June 25 at Faith Care Center in Highland. He was 74. A vibrant, enthusiastic man, steeped in Catholic social justice teachings …

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Retirees Look Back on Ministry and Forward to the Next Chapter

Four priests of the Diocese of Belleville are retiring this year. Each looked back on his or her ministry and then forward to what comes next.

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Two Parish Life Coordinators Retire

Two parish life coordinators retire this summer, Sister Catherine Wellinghoff, ASC and Deacon Robert Lippert.

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