Monday, Aug 3, 2015
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com

Recent Comments

pjohnf - White House insists tough new carbon restrictions are legal under Clean Air Act - Quincy, IL News -
Obama attacking a problem that doesn't exist. It's just another power grab by the tyrant Obama, whose sole goal is to destroy America. There is no climate change, there is no global warming, it's all a lie. You climate change alarmists are hypocrites if you aren't living in a cave and riding a bicycle. No, 2015 is not the warmest year on record but in fact there has been no warming…
NewsLover75 - QPD Blotter for August 3, 2015 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I don't know for certain but USC could stand for United States Currency. In other words, they posted bond.
QuincyGuy - Shields leaves QND before even starting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Everywhere Shields coached, he left a program that was continued by his predecessors. Like him or not, you don't find many coaches with a record like his. I've watched him coach over the years and he does know the game and teaches it to his players well. You can't blame anyone for wanting to earn a living for himself and family. What was normal 30 years ago isn't today. Believe…
polkadot76 - Shields leaves QND before even starting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Does this surprise ANYBODY? Many people stated publicly that this wasn't a good fit from the minute Shields was hired. As a matter of fact, Matt Schuckman said months ago that he wouldn't be surprised if Shields left QND before he ever coached a game there. Good call, Schuck.... The real question is: What possessed the powers that be at QND to hire this guy in the first place?
Righty1 - White House insists tough new carbon restrictions are legal under Clean Air Act - Quincy, IL News -
If politicians and movie stars didn't fly their asses all over the world there wouldn't be a problem!

Most Popular

Shooting near 8th and York Updated

Trash burner has residents seeing red Updated QJ Original Video

Shields leaves QND before even starting

Man killed Montana good Samaritans because daughter 'laughed' at him, say cops

Projected remaining Cleanup cost; at least $1.26 Million

Seven Dead, 34 Hurt In Weekend Shootings In Chicago

Tourism in Illinois on Record Pace for Fourth Straight Year.

Anti-abortion group releases fourth Planned Parenthood video Video

Tracy Family Foundation offers QU $50,000 challenge grant for Franciscan Retreat Center

2 years, 5 months ago by Bob Gough

The Tracy Family Foundation has issued Quincy University a $50,000 2:1 Challenge grant for a Franciscan Retreat Center renovation project.

The University must match $100,000 in order to receive the grant.  The University has committed $50,000 to the project and is seeking an additional $50,000 in public support. 

The Franciscan Retreat Center, located on Quincy University’s North Campus, has been a site for spiritual reflection for over 40 years. The retreat center serves people of all faiths from over a one-hundred mile radius of Quincy.  The FRC holds 30-35 weekend experiences a year for all ages.   They include: Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) for young people between the ages of 16 and 22; mini-TEC, for any youth or adult that has made a TEC weekend; QUEST for students of junior high age; Koinonia for college students; Cursillo for those over the age of 21; Walk to Emmaus, a Protestant version of Cursillo; and Serenity for recovering alcoholics. 

Over 10,000 people have participated or volunteered for retreat programs at the Retreat Center since its inception.

“We are truly blessed to receive such a generous Challenge grant from the Tracy family,” said Fr. John Doctor, OFM; QU Vice President for Mission and Ministry.  “The Franciscan Retreat Center is vibrant center for spiritual development in our community and thousands of people benefit from its programs every year.”

The goal of the Franciscan Retreat Center Renovation project is to ensure the FRC continues to thrive as a safe, nurturing environment for spiritual development and reflection.  A prioritized list of needs was developed by a planning committee of representatives from QU, TEC, FRC and Cursillo.

The first step of realizing this goal is to upgrade the plumbing infrastructure to protect the facility from ongoing water damage and improve the safety and accessibility of the shower facilities.  To do this, new plumbing pipe will be installed and the shower facilities on the third and fourth floor will be remodeled to meet safety and ADA standards.   

If the matching funds are raised by May, the project will take place this summer and the renovated showers will be available in time for the Fall Retreat schedule.  This renovation will pave the way for future upgrades including the remodel of the sleeping floors.

Incorporated in 1997, the Tracy Family Foundation was founded by the Robert and Dorothy Tracy Family.


From the Newsroom

QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 5 hours, 55 minutes ago

Avian Flu Forces Egg Replacements, Many Turn to Soy http://t.co/hY9y6hfFOM
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 5 hours, 55 minutes ago

AFBF: Army Corps Memos Reveal Dysfunction, Misconduct at EPA http://t.co/3MKKOzUSKZ
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 6 hours, 56 minutes ago

New Q-poll shows Americans oppose Iran deal 2:1 http://t.co/ullSlRNIt5
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 6 hours, 56 minutes ago

Who could dethrone teflon Trump? http://t.co/mWeOAwpgHz