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Bishop leads ceremony for Mission Cemetery remains

Posted by wlpo on June 22, 2012

More than a century after their deaths, the immigrants originally buried in the old cemetery in La Salle had their remains placed in St. Vincent Cemetery in La Salle.

Bishop Daniel Jenky of the Peoria Catholic Diocese led the service Friday afternoon.   He told the crowd that we are all the spiritual descendents of the people being re-intermened.

About 30-40 people attended, some of them had volunteered last year to remove the remains from the old cemetery.  The area that was the cemetery is the site of a new veterinary clinic.

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