Connections Column

February 2016

Feb 21

February 21, 2016

There will be about 600 words in this column about our St. Vincent DePaul Society, but to understand the essence of this organization, you really only need to know one: Friends.  That’s how they refer to the people they serve, and they mean it. Since 2004, our parish St. Vincent DePaul Society (SVDP) has made face-to-face...
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Feb 14

February 14, 2016

In last week’s column, I put out an “all call” for folks who are willing to help research our parish’s history in anticipation of our Centennial in 2017.  (We need you! Contact Jason Mottl at  815-436-7514 or This prompted a delightful call from Jack Querio, Sr.  Jack is a proud...
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Feb 7

February 7, 2016

Three mini-columns all in one: Historians Needed One big part of our Centennial celebration will be sharing the history of St. Raymond Parish.  We want to tell the stories of the people and events that have shaped our community in the past 100 years. Once we have our facts straight, we’ll compile the information in many different...
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