Welcome! to the website for St. Valentine and St. Mary Parishes in Peru, IL.
St. Valentine Church Renovation Project:
St. Valentine Parish's project to restore Traditional Gothic Altars to St. Valentine Church is complete. The rendering above was the last proposed design prior to construction. 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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Pope Pius XII:
Help us, Mother, 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...