For the second time in two months a personal representative of the Holy Father has been the guest of Bishop Braxton and the Diocese of Belleville. Last month, on September 25, The Most Rev. Carlo Maria Viganò, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, spent a day in the Diocese.
For 28 years, St. Joseph Hospital in Breese has been assisting families whose children have died, either prior to birth or at any age after birth. Director of the Women and Infants Center at the hospital, Helen Essenpreis, remembers 1986 when a colleague suffered a loss …
For 14 years Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Herrin has been in relationship with the people of Uganda in many ways. On Sept. 26, Bishop Paul Ssemogerere of the Diocese of Kasana-Luwero in Uganda, celebrated a liturgy at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel with pastor,
Hundreds of women and children have been welcomed over the last 30 years at Holy Angels Shelter in East St. Louis. The shelter was born from a need for general housing for families — mostly women and children — who were living in jeopardy …
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.