Entering the Season of Advent, we find ourselves in a time of “hopeful waiting.” Most folks — small and tall, young and old — are waiting for Christmas, for the beginning of another Church year, for the gifts this year will bring.
Father Jerome H. Hibner died Nov. 19 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. He was 77. He was born Dec. 25, 1937 in Lodz, Poland. His parents were Jerome and Anna Bednarek Hibner.
Young people train for sports, for contests of all sorts, both physical and intellectual. Jashira Bolden, 16, is training young people to become tomorrow’s volunteers.
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.
In Catholic schools the first bell generally rings to call students to class, unless it’s Gibault Catholic high school in Waterloo where students don’t answer to bells. They just know it’s time to move to the next class.