Bishop's Commission on Women in Church and in Society

Upcoming Events

September 15, 2014: Bus Pilgrimage - Our Lady of Sorrows in Chicago, see flyer below for registration information.

November 2014: Prayer Journaling - Attend this Advent gathering and learn about the power of prayer journaling. The event will include the materials to create a prayer journal. More details available soon.

March 2015: Easter Egg Decorating (Pysanky) - Quad Cities, more details soon.

April 18th - 27th, 2015: Pilgrimage - Fatima, Portugal.
Our trip will be led by Fr. David Whiteside
Visit the Catholic Diocese of Peoria website to view the flyer.and access the form to submit your deposit. Only 40 spaces are available.
Email if you are interested in receiving a hard copy of the itinerary. We would be happy to send one to you.

September 15 - Chicago Bus Pilgrimage

Catholic Diocese of Peoria

Bishop's Commission on Women
419 N.E. Madison Ave., Peoria, IL 61603

Current Commission Membership

We serve the Bishop of Peoria, the Most Reverend Bishop Daniel Jenky, C.S.C., D.D.

Spiritual Director:  Fr. David Whiteside, St. Patrick's, Havana 

Chairperson:  Deena Pavinato, Holy Family, Oglesby

Vice-Chairperson: Martina Miranda-Lugo, St. Mary's, Champaign

Treasurer:  Susan Redman, St. Mary's, Downs

Secretary:  Susan Real, St. Joseph's, Henry

Commission Members:
Joan Weber, St. Jude, Peoria

Ellen Ehrgot, St. Rose, Rushville

Michele Dorbeck, Sacred Heart, Rock Island

A special welcome to our newest Commission Members:
Cheryl Stinauer, St. Patrick's, Havana

Carolyn Zinck, St. Mary's,Canton

Consider Joining The Bishop's Commission on Women

The Bishop's Commission on Women seeks to help women of the Diocese of Peoria to become holier and grow closer to God. We are committed to providing opportunities for women to come together for prayer and fellowship. We support and encourage women to pray at home and teach their families consistent Catholic doctrine and be an example of Christian faith in the community. We act as an advisory group to the Most Reverend, Bishop Daniel Jenky, C.S.C., D.D.

Visit our Facebook Page, Bishop's Commission on Women, and let us know you are interested in more information or contact Chairperson, Deena Pavinato via email at