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Religion

Open house to honor Deacon John Murphy

PRINCETON — An open house to honor Deacon John Murphy will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Harkrader Hall, St. Louis Catholic Church, 606 S. Gosse Blvd. in Princeton.

Deacon John Murphy of Tiskilwa was ordained as a Permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Peoria on May 21, 1988, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria, and has served the Catholic church for 25 years. He is assigned to St. Louis Parish in Princeton, St. Mary’s Parish in Tiskilwa and St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley as chaplain. The open house is being held to celebrate his 25 years of service.

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