Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Parish Website!

Part of the reason I created this blog was to post announcements about the Latin Mass offered in the Illinois Valley.
I will no longer need to do this since a brand new expanded website as been launched to support the parishes of St. Valentine Catholic Church and St. Mary Catholic Church, both located in Peru, IL.
I still may post announcements from time to time, but for full parish schedules including the ability to view the latest bulletins, go here-


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011


In an attempt to raise some funds for some on going and future projects, I'm auctioning off several items from my personal library. 2 illustrated Latin Vulgate Bibles and 2 Breviary Sets are up for grabs.

Go here and click on the "Items for Sale" link on the left.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Biblia Sacra Latin Course, now available.

After many months of preparation, the Biblia Sacra Latin Course is ready for distribution.
It is a complete course with audio lectures and a workbook for each level (there are two levels).
Find it HERE.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


This bill is a threat/eventual threat to the rights of Illinois home schoolers.
On the surface, the bill does not look too threatening- but I think this bill is only a first step and there will be more attempts at state control of home school curriculum in the future. Home schools are sacred places and many families home school for moral/religious reasons, not just academic ones. The state has no business in our homes and how we educate OUR children. Have they not done enough damage in the public schools, providing an environment of indifferentism, liberalism, modernism, and every other negative "ism" that can come to mind?

Fight this bill. If we give them an inch they will take a mile.

HSLDA article

Stop SB 136 Facebook page


Full text of SB0136

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Latin High Mass Alert

There will be a Latin High Mass (Missa Cantata) on Wednesday February 2, 2011 at St. Valentine Catholic Church in Peru, IL at 6:30 pm. FEAST OF THE PURIFICATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY.
There will be a procession and blessing of candles as part of the celebration of the feast.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Perpetual Latin High Mass Announcement

A Latin High Mass (Missa Cantata) will be offered at St. Valentine Catholic Church in Peru, IL on the third Sunday of every month at 12:00 noon. Masses for the other 3 Sundays of the month will be low masses unless otherwise announced.
Additionally, the Latin Mass (low mass) will continue to be offered every Monday evening at 5:30 pm at
St. Mary Catholic Church in Peru, IL.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Enthusiasm 101

I'm a bit late getting this posted but the premise of the banner is what's important. If only all priests were as supportive of the Latin Mass.....