Diocesan employees recognized for their years of service

The Diocese of Belleville was erected Jan. 7, 1887. Bishop Edward K. Braxton is the diocese’s eighth bishop.

The diocese covers 28 counties of southern Illinois, bordering the states of Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana. Its employees come from all areas of the diocese.

Each year, the names of those who celebrate milestone anniversaries at five-year increments are recognized. This year two employees have worked for 40 years in the diocese, one for 25 years and two for 20 years.

Going Home When God Is Ready for Us

We’re moving into a time of year when everything that may have overwhelmed folks throughout the spring and summer is coming to a head. Maybe you’ve faced a debilitating illness, or lost someone you loved dearly or have too much to do at work and feel overwhelmed, or been laid off or lost your job. We hardly have time to step back and take a breath before we start worrying about somebody or something else. It’s the way of our world these days.