Growing Disciples

Growing Disciples in the Peoria Diocese

Click here to visit the Catholic Diocese of Peoria website and learn more on the Pastoral Plan here.

As more information is released on the Growing Disciples plan in our diocese, it will be added below.

Growing Disciples: The Five Foundations/Part 2: Inspiring Discipleship

Growing Disciples – The Five Foundations | Part 2: Inspiring Discipleship What did Jesus intend for all of us when he called his first disciples–and what does that mean for us as a Church today? Matt Faley Chief of Mission for the Diocese of Peoria, and Jenny Witt, Director of Evangelization at St. Philomena Parish, … Read more

Growing Disciples Update: Key Parish Leaders

Growing Disciples Update: Key Parish Leaders Monsignor Mark Merdian explains the role of Key Parish Leaders, and how their feedback and insights from the parish level support the Growing Disciples pastoral planning process.

Growing Disciples Update: “Who’s Who?”

A Message from Father Chase Hilgenbrinck, Vocations Director of Recruitment for the Diocese of Peoria and a member of the Core Team for Growing Disciples. This is the first in a series of videos, recorded by members of the Core Team, which are meant to provide all of the faithful with tactical information and updates … Read more

Growing Disciples – The 5 Foundations/ Part 1: Empowering Evangelization

What does “evangelization” really mean, and how are we called to evangelize as Catholics? What does this have to do with the Growing Disciples Pastoral Planning initiative? In this video, Bishop Lou Tylka and Father Adam Cesarek, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac, Ill., discuss their perspectives–and address common challenges and questions–related to evangelization and Growing Disciples. Part … Read more

Bishop Tylka Announces Launch of Growing Disciples

What is the Growing Disciples Pastoral Plan for the Diocese of Peoria? Read more about Growing Disciples and how it started here.