Welcome to Catholic Quad Cities

The Community of believers were of one heart and one mind. (Acts 4:32)

Welcome to our Vicariate homepage!

On behalf of Bishop Daniel Jenky, the Bishop of the Diocese of Peoria, let me welcome you to the home page of the Rock Island Vicariate.  This Vicariate is comprised of 16 parishes and 20 priests.  Our goal is that this site has the necessary links to the parishes and current events that will help us all grow in our relationship  with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  Utilize this site to get involved not only in Mass but in all the many spiritual offerings parishes host to assist the people of God in this area.

Each parish of the Vicariate works closely with other parishes to deepen and unify our faith in Christ.  As parishes working as one, we desire to fulfill the mandate of Jesus that all might be one in him as we share the love of Jesus with others.

Please know of my prayers to support you in your desire to grow in grace and holiness and celebrate your faith in Christ.  Also know that it is our joy to serve you as priests, deacons, religious and lay staff in the parishes of the Vicariate.  May the Lord renew our commitment to follow Him.

Msgr. Mark Merdian
Vicar - Rock Island Vicariate
Pastor - St. Pius Parish

Bishop Daniel Jenky


Msgr. Mark Merdian