Since coming to the “Heart of Illinois,” Bishop Louis Tylka has experienced firsthand the faith and good works of our priests, religious and laypeople, and he has listened to the people of the Diocese of Peoria. In response to what he has learned, Bishop Tylka has commissioned a pastoral planning process called Growing Disciples, with the goal of moving further into the mission which Christ has given us: to go and make disciples.

In order to renew discipleship and enhance relationships with Jesus in every corner of our region, Growing Disciples will examine the current structure of parishes and schools in the diocese to evaluate how they can best meet the needs of the faithful and address challenges facing the Church today.  

Learn more about Growing Disciples in the videos and links below.

April 3, 2023 UPDATE:
Growing Disciples: Priest Assembly Days video

Five Foundations – Part 1 What is the Growing Disciples Pastoral Plan? Growing Disciples Timeline from now through 2026
Growing Disciples Prayer Frequently Asked Questions about the Growing Disciples Pastoral Plan Growing Disciples Resources