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Father James Jeffrey dies May 28: Que en paz descanse (May he rest in peace)

Father James Jeffrey, ordained a priest for the Diocese of Fargo, N.D., who served in the Diocese of Belleville since his retirement from ministry in the Diocese of Fargo in 1999, died May 28 in Belleville. He was 83.

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Jubilanians Celebrate Years of Ministry

Eight men, representing 320 years of ministry celebrate their anniversaries of ordination in 2017. Bishop Edward K. Braxton, principal celebrant and homilist, celebrated a special liturgy, honoring those men June 5 at the cathedral.

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Herrin Taking Shape

A new school is taking shape right before their eyes at Our Lady of Mt. Caramel in Herrin. Msgr. Kenneth Schaefer, pastor, checks on the building’s progress every day, he said.

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MSA Picnic for Long-term Care Residents Turns 40

It couldn’t have been a more perfect day for a picnic for residents of long-term care facilities, and the diocesan Ministry to Sick and Aged — MSA — couldn’t have been more delighted.

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People Work to Make Houses Homes

People from many places both in the diocese and from St. Louis gather when it’s time to build a home. This year, East Side Heart and Home Family Center is building its 21st home, making it possible for a dream to come true for a family.

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