Spring Farm Blessing – Braeutigam serves as host

Bishop Michael McGovern stands with the Range family after the Spring Farm Blessing on April 26 at Braeutigam Orchards in Belleville. The bishop blessed the people, the seed and grain, the machinery and tools, the animals and the land (David Wilhelm photo). A threatening sky and strong wind were followed […]

Posted on April 25, 2024

New director of education ‘passionate’ about Catholic schools

Fr. Caruso leaves St. Louis U. High, joins Diocese of Belleville Fr. Michael Caruso, SJ, wasn’t necessarily on the hunt for a new position. Diocese of Belleville Bishop Michael McGovern contacted Fr. Caruso, his friend since 2010, to see whether Fr. Caruso could offer any recommendations for the Director of […]

Posted on April 25, 2024

‘Awe and Wonder’ Eclipse travels across heart of diocese, thrills Holy Trinity students at Camp Ondessonk

Fifth- through eighth-graders from Holy Trinity Catholic School in Fairview Heights point at the sun and moon during the Great American Eclipse on April 8 at Camp Ondessonk. The total eclipse covered about 128 miles of the Diocese of Belleville (Submitted photo). On April 8, the 2024 Great North American […]

Posted on April 25, 2024

Breese native will become first president at Gibault High

The president and principal model for educational leadership is trending higher among private schools, and Gibault Catholic High in Waterloo is following suit. Gibault has hired Katie Robben, a native of Breese, as its first president. Robben will work alongside Sarah Lanham, the principal. “Their vision for this is for […]

Posted on April 25, 2024