A year of resurrection for tornado-devastated communities
With prayers and displays of gratitude, celebrations of new beginnings, and continuing service to those in need, communities in the Diocese of Peoria devastated by tornadoes on Nov. 17, 2013, marked the first anniversary of the storms that changed thousands of lives and spurred incredible generosity.
“We know how uncertain many things are in this life,” said Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, in opening remarks at a Mass last Sunday at St. Patrick Church in Washington, the hardest-hit community. “But something that is unshakeable in our lives is our faith in God and the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
“Please know that your fellow Catholics have been praying with you and for you, and for your neighbors, here in Washington and the folks in Pekin, East Peoria, and near Rantoul,” said Bishop Jenky.
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