Held celebration

A celebration was held at the Ruma Convent on Sunday, Aug. 4 to recognize the change in priests at the local parishes. Monsignor Daniel Jurek, at left, has retired from St. Joseph’s Church in Prairie du Rocher. His replacement is Father Sebastian Ukoh, center, who is currently the associate pastor of Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Waterloo. Starting the weekend of Aug. 17, he will take over the services at St. Joseph’s Church in Prairie du Rocher and St. Patrick’s Church in Ruma, as well as serve as the chaplain at the convent. Monsignor Dennis Schaefer, at right, will continue serving at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Red Bud.