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Catholic women to honor volunteers

Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:08 p.m. CDT

PEORIA — Catholic women’s groups from all the parishes in the Peoria Diocese are invited to honor one or two outstanding volunteers at the 20th annual Diocesan Council of Catholic Women appreciation luncheon April 24 at St. Mary’s Cathedral and Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria.

The event will open at 10 a.m. with a joint rosary in the cathedral followed by Eucharistic liturgy concelebrated by Msgr. Dale Wellman of Moline and any other priest who comes to the event with the women of their parishes.

Following the Mass, all will move to Spalding Pastoral Center, 419 N. Madison, Ave., where the Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky, Bishop of Peoria, will join the group for lunch and welcome the women.

Each parish group needs to have the name and qualifications of their honorees, plus the names of all persons attending along with a check for $25 per person. The check should be made out to Treasurer Jane Harris, 932 W. Oakview Drive, Peoria, IL 61615, no later than today, Thursday.

Any group that does not have an official form for their reservations may call Harris at 309-693-7837 or by email at

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