Chairman's Reception for Venerable Fulton Sheen

The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Foundation would like to thank all those who helped to make the Chairman's reception a success and thank you to all who traveled to be with us.  We would like to share with you some pictures from the event.

Attending the Mass of Thanksgiving

The Mass of Thanksgiving in honor of Venerable Fulton is free and open to the public.  General seating at the Cathedral is on a “first come” basis.  The Cathedral will open at 8:30am.  Special reserved seating is available for those participating in the programs described below.

A Note for Clergy Attending the Mass of Thanksgiving: Bishop Jenky welcomes priests and deacons to join him at the Peoria Cathedral on September 9.  Priests are invited to concelebrate.  Please bring an alb and green or white stole.  As is the custom in the Diocese of Peoria, deacons are invited to vest in alb and green or white stole and to participate at Mass.  When arriving at the Cathedral, ushers will give direction to the vesting areas. 

All visiting priests and deacons who plan to participate need to request letters of suitability from their bishop to the Office of the Vicar General of the Diocese of Peoria: 419 NE Madison Ave, Peoria, IL  61603.  

For more information about the Mass or the other events to Celebrate Sheen, please call or email the Foundation offices in Peoria, IL.  email:
Bishop Jenky invites you to celebrate Venerable Fulton Sheen

Bp. Jenky seals the Sheen documents bound for the Vatican
on February 2, 2008 in the Peoria Cathedral.
On Sunday, September 9, 2012, at 10:30 am Bishop Jenky will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving to honor Venerable Fulton Sheen in the Cathedral of Saint Mary, Peoria, IL — the same cathedral in which Venerable Fulton grew up, received his vocation to the priesthood and was ordained. You are invited to this historic celebration.  There will be a holy hour from 9am to 10am and the Mission Rosary will be recited at 10am.

More importantly, you can spiritually share in this celebration. Send your intentions to the Foundation and your prayers will be presented during the Offertory. 
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 Mass and Brunch to Celebrate
Venerable Sheen in Peoria on
September 9, 2012

Piercing eyes and moving words: Sheen Preaches in Chicago.
Photo from Archives of Diocese of Rochester, NY
Vatican City, June 28, 2012 — Today, Pope Benedict XVI promulgated the decree recognizing the heroic virtue of Archbishop Fulton John Sheen, who is now titled “the Venerable Servant of God.”  This next significant step in the Cause for Archbishop Sheen’s beatification and canonization caps a process that began almost exactly 10 years ago when Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, of the Diocese of Peoria, IL, opened the official diocesan inquiry. This investigation yielded over 10,000 pages of testimony that were then scrutinized and summarized into two, 1,000-page volumes called the “Positio,” stating the “position” why Fulton Sheen should be a saint.  After being presented to the Pope last May, these volumes underwent careful study by the team of theologians, bishops and cardinals who advise the Holy Father through the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints.  Venerable Fulton’s cause for beatification continues as the Vatican canonically, medically, and theologically scrutinizes the alleged miraculous healing of a stillborn baby through Sheen’s intercession.

 Of course, entrance to the Mass of Thanksgiving is entirely free and open to the public and seats are on a first come first serve basis.  Door will open at 8:30am.  Holy hour from 9am to 10am with Mission Rosary to be recited at 10am.  The "VIP" packages are SOLD OUT however if you would like to attend the brunch it is $50 per person for a ticket please call: 877-71SHEEN