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Youth from Two Parishes Offer Service in Alaska

Fifty-two youth and 14 adults from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel/Holy Spirit Youth Ministry (in Herrin and Carterville respectively) performed more than 1,200 hours of service in Anchorage, Alaska from July 10, 2016-July 16, 2016.

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Bridges retreat offers way to practice Spiritual Exercises

“Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46). How many of us can say we set aside a significant amount of time each day to pray? Probably not too many, and the reasons people say they have no time to pray are, well, reasonable, at least to some people.

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Youth at St. Mary in Mt. Vernon Offer Service at Daystar

Youth from St. Mary in Mt. Vernon have formed a relationship with the people of Cairo through their work with Daystar, a diocesan outreach agency.

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Sr. Grace Celebrates 25 Years at St. Luke Parish

Being anywhere for 25 consecutive years is sometimes viewed as miraculous, but Sister Grace Marie Mueller, SSND seems to have stayed above the fray and glided along at St. Luke Parish in Belleville.

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Msgr. Joseph Schwaegel dies July 13

Msgr. Joseph R. Schwaegel died July 13 at St. Paul’s Home in Belleville. He was 79.

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