Dear parishioners,

Who is ready for a fresh start and to put 2020 behind us? As Catholics we have a wonderful opportunity to do just that by entering into the season of Advent which marks a new liturgical year. This year the First Sunday of Advent falls on November 29th [Thanksgiving weekend]. Let's prepare together to make this a very special Advent by having a plan BEFORE Advent starts. Otherwise it will get away from us. Advent is a wonderful opportunity  to regroup and rediscover the transforming power of God's promises fulfilled in sending His Son to be our Savior. I want to encourage you to plan some personal and family prayer time and consider setting up an Advent wreath in your home as a focal point of this time of preparation. There are many online resources that you can sign up for, like:  

We will also be making available copies of daily meditations for Advent by The Word Among Us and  missalettes so you can pray over the daily and Sunday readings for this season. Mark your calendars that there will be Evening Prayer and Benediction each Sunday of Advent at 4pm. Watch for further details. Your plan should also  include going to Confession and if your schedule allows, to come for Mass during the week. This would also be an ideal time to reach out to those you have not seen lately or been out of touch with, especially those you used to see at Mass but haven't since Covid. A phone call or letter could relieve someone's isolation and be an invitation to reconnect with their faith community. May we be united in supporting each other as we enter into a season of spiritual renewal.  We are in the hands of the One who says; "See, I make all things new."

Father Bill Miller


  • Sun, Nov 29th

  • Sun, Nov 22nd

  • Sun, Nov 15th

  • Sun, Nov 8th

  • Sun, Nov 1st

Mass Times

Sacred Heart Church from 11am until noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 7am until 7:25am on Saturdays.
For the time being, we will not be using the confessionals but rather the room to the left as you come in from the parking lot. This will allow for more space and ventilation while still providing the options to go face to face or behind a screen. Look for blue tape on the entrance hall floor to mark where to wait. There will be spacing. Please wear your mask. Sanitizer will be provided as you come and go.

MASKS REQUIRED TO ENTER OUR CHURCHES for full guidelines please visit this link:

For Holy Days & Special Mass times visit:

7:30 a.m. Sacred Heart
4:00 p.m. St. Joseph

7:30 a.m. St. Joseph (Spanish)
8:30 a.m. St. Bernard
10:00 a.m. Sacred Heart
10:30 a.m. St. Mary's Cathedral
12:15 p.m. St. Mary's Cathedral (Spanish)

7:00 a.m. Cathedral of St. Mary
8:30 a.m. Cathedral of St. Mary (Spanish)
12:05 p.m. Sacred Heart

7:00 a.m. Cathedral of St. Mary (In Chapel on 10/20/20)
8:30 a.m. Cathedral of St. Mary (Spanish)
12:05 p.m. Sacred Heart
(St. Anthony devotions after 12:05 p.m. Mass)

7:00 a.m. Cathedral of St. Mary
8:30 a.m. Cathedral of St. Mary (Spanish)
12:05 p.m. Sacred Heart

7:00 a.m. Cathedral of St. Mary
8:30 a.m. Cathedral of St. Mary (Spanish)
12:05 p.m. Sacred Heart
*Thanksgiving Day only one Mass for all our churches at 9am at the Cathedral

7:00 a.m. Cathedral of St. Mary
8:30 a.m. St. Mary Cathedral (Spanish)
12:05 p.m. Sacred Heart

PRAYER FOR CANONIZATION Archbishop Fulton Sheen:
Heavenly Father, source of all holiness, You raise up within the Church in every age men and women who serve with heroic love and dedication. You have blessed Your Church through the life and ministry of Your faithful servant, Archbishop Fulton J Sheen. He has written and spoken well of Your Divine Son, Jesus Christ, and was a true instrument of the Holy Spirit in touching the hearts of countless people. If it be according to Your Will, for the honor and glory of the Most Holy Trinity and for the salvation of souls, we ask You to move the Church to proclaim him a saint. We ask this prayer through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
+Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C., Bishop of Peoria

Cathedral of St. Mary - 607 NE Madison Ave., Peoria, IL
Sacred Heart - 504 Fulton St., Peoria, IL
St. Bernard -509 E. Kansas St., Peoria, IL
St. Joseph -103 Richard Pryor Pl., Peoria, IL
Sophia's Kitchen - 103 Richard Pryor Pl., Peoria, IL
Missionaries of Charity -506 Hancock St., Peoria, IL

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Office Hours

Mon-Thu 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.;
Emergency: 309-673-6317

Archbishop Sheen Tomb Hours

Mon-Fri 12pm to 2pm and Saturday's from 3pm to 5pm. (CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY)

12/1/20 to 1/19/21 the TOMB will be available by appointment only!  (You may visit the tomb before or after Mass times or you may make an appointment by email at: [email protected]  or call: 309-677-7085.

Do to the Corona Virus the Museum is currently closed.

  1. All visitors must enter through the Tomb entrance.
  2. All visitors must wear masks to enter the Cathedral.
  3. Folding chairs will be available to take with you to sit throughout the Cathedral.
  4. As you leave through the front doors of the Cathedral, please leave the folding chairs in the vestibule.
  5. We ask that you do not sit in any of the pews, only your folding chair.
  6. We ask that you do not touch the Tomb at this time.



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