"Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church, founded in is a historic German Catholic parish with a landmark church. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and deemed 'of national importance' because of its stained glass.
St. Mark Catholic Church of Peoria IL, founded in 1891. In 1998, Fr. Benjamin Reese became the tenth Pastor of St. Mark Parish. He developed long range goals in 2000 that led to the renovation of this historic church. He, along with Fr. Francis Gallagher, worked to transform St. Mark to its original beauty. Their work resulted in the church becoming a Diocesan Shrine to Fra Angelico.