Welcome! to the website for St. Valentine and St. Mary Parishes in Peru, IL.
St. Valentine Church Spring Raffle is underway. Prizes will include cash prizes of $750, $500, and two prizes @ $100. Tickets have been mailed to parishioners and are also available at the Rectory office, or through On-line giving. Please be as generous as you can.
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St. Valentine Parish's project to restore Traditional Gothic Altars to St. Valentine Church is complete. On June 30, 2013 the new free-standing Altar and newly decorated Sanctuary was blessed by Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky, Bishop of Peoria. (Please see the Photo Gallery)
Architect: Joseph Winkelmann, Larson-Darby, Inc.
Design: Jed Gibbons, JedGibbons Ecclesial Design
Construction/Artwork: Joel Skinner, Church Interiors, Inc.
Below is a photo of how the church now appears.
Phase II will be the redecoration of the Nave.
Here are some more photos at Flickr: Photos
For more information, please look at this brochure:
Phase I Brochure
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Ven. Pope Pius XII:
Help us, Mother Mary, to have a sincere regard for duties of our state in life that our homes may become centers of spiritual life and charity!
Traditional Latin Mass:
The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) is offered weekly at St. Valentine Church (Noon on Sunday) and at St. Mary Church (5:30 pm. on Monday). All are welcome!
Growing in Faith Together (GIFT) Study:
GIFT Update: According to the Decree of Bishop Jenky, St. Valentine & St. Mary Parishes remain officially as "linked" parishes, sharing one pastor. However, both St. Valentine & St. Mary will enter into a partnership arrangement with St. Joseph Parish, in which they will share activities and resources in the Peru Cluster.Read more...