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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Ss. Peter & Paul pastor ready to serve

Father Linus Umoren has only been on the job since Aug. 16, but he can already tell he will enjoy serving as pastor at...

Gibault grad becomes sister

A 2007 Gibault Catholic High School graduate recently became a member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, joining a community she was...

‘God’s timing’ brings new pastor to Valmeyer

Steve Boorsma, the new pastor of St. John United Church of Christ in Valmeyer, is a man who readily admits his faults, being a...

Father Osang moving on

After 12 years serving at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo, Father Osang Idagbo is moving to a new role as pastor...

Catholic schools going in-person

Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Belleville Jonathan Birdsong announced over the weekend that Catholic schools in the area will offer in-person...

Father Nick welcomed in Columbia

Nicholas Fleming was not a practicing Catholic for most of his life. He attended a Catholic grade school before going to public high school, and he...

COVID cases spike in and around Monroe County

Monroe County just experienced its largest single-week jump in coronavirus cases since late March and early April, with more than 50 new cases reported...

Six new coronavirus cases reported in Monroe County

Monroe County reported six new COVID-19 cases between Monday and Tuesday, bringing the overall total to 115. Monroe County Health Department Administrator John Wagner said...

Monroe County tops 100 coronavirus cases

It took roughly 10 weeks from the first reported case, but Monroe County passed the century mark of coronavirus cases last week.  There are now...

Churches preach safety upon reopening

One of the most contentious aspects of measures across the country intended to slow the spread of coronavirus has been the prohibition of religious...

CDC offers reopening guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released six “decision trees” aimed at helping decision makers as they look to reopen amid the...

Program provides food for kids

As area school districts are working to ensure children are fed during the week while schools are closed, a program based in Maeystown is...