Just before daylight on Oct. 19 the relic of St. Maria Goretti was escorted into St. Peter Cathedral in Belleville where she would remain until 11 p.m. that night.
Among the many people speaking at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Cottages at Cathedral Square in Belleville Oct. 16 was cathedral’s rector, Msgr. John Myler.
Bishop Edward K. Braxton welcomed Bishop Fernand Cheri III back to the Diocese of Belleville for a Mass of Thanksgiving Oct. 17 at St. Peter Cathedral.
Each spring and fall, with the help of a local farm family, the Diocese of Belleville sponsors a farm blessing at a diocesan farm. This fall, the family of Shirley and Paul McCormick hosted the blessing on their grain and livestock farm near Ellis Grove.
Pope Francis recently canonized in Washington D.C., Blessed Junipero Serra, who is referred to as founder and missionary to the “Upper Californias” as they were called in his time. El papa Francisco canonizo recientemente en Washington DC, al beato Fray Junípero Serra, conocido como fundador y misionero de las así llamadas “ altas Californias.”