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May 24, 2015 Issue

Father Joseph Baker, Father Eric Bolek, Father Adam Cesarek, Father Matthew Deptula, Father Alexander Millar, and Father Jacob Valle pose with Bishop Jenky following the May 23 Mass of Ordination.

The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems (More photos from the ordination have been posted to The Catholic Post's site on Facebook.)

First assignments listed for six newly ordained priests

With instruction to “carry out the ministry of Christ the priest with constant joy and genuine love,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, ordained six men to the priesthood before an overflow assembly at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on May 23.

“Always keep before your eyes the example of Christ the Good Shepherd, who came not to be served but to serve, and to seek out and save all who were lost,” Bishop Jenky in his homily prior to the Rite of Ordination.

The newly ordained, along with their first parish assignments, are:

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New assignments for 30 priests include three to senior status

Official clergy appointment list for Diocese of Peoria: May 2015

Msgr. Prendergast is grateful for 'a vocation within a vocation'

Msgr. Watson to retire; pastor of St. Thomas 'family' 34 years

Father Ronald Dodd is granted senior status for health reasons

Next construction phase begins at St. Jude Parish in Peoria

Catholic Charities food pantry opens at Peoria warehouse site

Priesthood candidates reflect on what mercy means to them

Jim Stolt retires: Two hired to lead diocesan Office of Finance

In their own words: Eight priests marking 25 years of ministry

The Catholic Post interviews silver jubilarian Father Scott Archer

The Catholic Post interviews silver jubilarian Father John Burns

The Catholic Post interviews silver jubilarian Father Vien Van Do

The Catholic Post interviews silver jubilarian Father Patrick O'Neal

The Catholic Post interviews silver jubilarian Msgr. Eric Powell

The Catholic Post interviews silver jubilarian Fr. Eugene Radosevich

The Catholic Post interviews silver jubilarian Father Patrick Riordan

Father Paul Stiene, IC, observing 25 years since ordination

Abbot Roger Corpus, OSB, dies; funeral Wednesday at St. Bede

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