Friday, August 12, 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

US Bishops Call for a Special Day of Prayer and Fasting

The following is a quote from the USCCB's Respect Life office, during all the faithful to pray and fast this Friday: 

May 10, 2022

WASHINGTON - In response to the leak of a draft opinion in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, some abortion advocates are calling for nationwide demonstrations, disruptions of church services, and the personal intimidation of specific Supreme Court justices. Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities invited the faithful to unite in fasting and prayer:


“In the midst of current tensions, we invite Catholics around the country to join us in fasting and praying the Rosary on Friday, May 13, the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima. Let us offer our prayers and fasting for these intentions:


·     For our nation, for the integrity of our judicial system, and that all branches of government be dedicated to seeking the common good and protecting the dignity and rights of the human person, from conception to natural death.

·     For the overturning of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey in the Supreme Court’s final decision in Dobbs v. Jackson.

·     For the conversion of the hearts and minds of those who advocate for abortion.

·     For a new commitment to building an America where children are welcomed, cherished, and cared for; where mothers and fathers are encouraged and strengthened; and where marriage and the family are recognized and supported as the true foundations of a healthy and flourishing society.

·     For Our Blessed Mother’s intercession and guidance as the Church continues to walk with mothers and families in need, and continues to promote alternatives to abortion, and seeks to create a culture of life.


As Catholics, let us witness to the beautiful gift of life with civility and love, and with our peaceful prayers and our compassionate service to all those in need.


Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.”

The NCCW Rosary Call will be held Friday at 6:30 pm Central time.  You can find call in information HERE.

Friday, May 6, 2022

"Sharing the love that God has given us."

On April 29th, the Feast Day of St. Catherine of Siena, the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women gathered to honor 44 women volunteers from across the diocese.  Everyone was happy to be together again, not just in the Cathedral but afterwards at the Spalding Pastoral Center for a luncheon and awards.

Bishop Louis Tylka presided at the Holy Mass and offered these words in his homily: 

"Let us raise or eyes, open our eyes, and see the way God is calling us today, at this time, this moment, reading the signs of the times, so that we can be effective in our discipleship and sharing the love that God has given us."

Learn more about the honorees in The Catholic Post.  Thank you, Jennifer Willems, for your coverage of our event! 

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Happy Easter!

On behalf of the Peoria DCCW Board of Directors, we wish you a very Happy and Blessed Easter Season!

Monday, February 28, 2022

A Day of Prayer & Fasting for Peace


On February 23, 2022 during his general audience, Pope Francis called on all believers (and non-believers!) to pray and fast for peace in Ukraine. 

“I invite everyone to make March 2, Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting for peace,” he said. “I encourage believers in a special way to devote themselves intensely to prayer and fasting on that day. May the Queen of Peace protect the world from the folly of war.”