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Hospital breaks ground for new facility

It’s been 140 years, “and we’re continuing on,” Sister Maureen O’Connor, OSF said at the June 5 groundbreaking for the new replacement St. Elizabeth’s Hospital to be built in O’Fallon.

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Priests Celebrate Anniversaries of Ordination

Bishop Edward K. Braxton was principal celebrant and homilist at a June 1 Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Peter Cathedral for priests celebrating 10, 40, 50 and 60 years in the priesthood.

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Brett Judkins Ordained a Deacon for the Diocese of Belleville

The Diocese of Belleville welcomes Deacon Brett Judkins who was ordained May 23, the eve of Pentecost at St. Peter Cathedral in Belleville by Bishop Edward K. Braxton.

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Camp Ondessonk Opens Season with New Mini Camp

Camp Ondessonk, a blessing for so many for the past 50 years, received a blessing from Father Steven Beatty, camp chaplain, as a ribbon was cut marking the opening of the Msgr. Fournie Mini Camp Village with units named for Native Americans Chiwatenhwa and Aonetta.

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Bishop Braxton Welcomes New Chief Finance Officer

His Excellency, The Most Rev. Edward K. Braxton announced today that he has appointed Mr. Michael D. Gibbons as the new Chief Finance Officer of the Diocese, effective May 4, 2015. He succeeds Mr. James V. Mroczkowski, who has completed his five-year contract.

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