On Thursday, May 3, the late 1st Lieutenant Dennis Peek, was inducted into the Mater Dei (Breese) Hall of Honor. Fellow classmate Howard Kapp, who led the effort to include Peek, was especially pleased that 16 members of the Vietnam Veterans of American, Clinton County Chapter, were in attendance to honor his close friend.
Like many jobs, the vocation of deacon has changed over the years for Doug Boyer. Boyer, a deacon for St. Mary Parish, Belleville, says his vocation is nothing like he thought it would be.
These days Nick Fleming is the only seminarian from the Diocese of Belleville at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. While it is certainly a singular honor, he would not mind some company.
Jim Keasler, a farmer in Ridgway and member of St. Kateri Parish, talks like a man who knows his true purpose in life.
One of the best parts of Catholic Schools Week for students at St. Agatha Catholic School this year was getting to see two Ms. Platzkoesters “running around the same school,” they said.