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May 26, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Two weekends ago you might recall the Church celebrated a World Day of Prayer for Vocations, and each year this “Vocation Sunday” is celebrated on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, also known as Good Shepherd Sunday. It’s a time to reflect upon all kinds of vocations in the world ... Read More »

May 19, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Many people who come to St. Peter’s regularly take up the bulletin weekly and read it. Some tell me that they look forward to the weekly chuckle and that the chuckle is the first part of the bulletin they read. However, I do hope that they eventually go to ... Read More »

May 12, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

This weekend we celebrate the World Day of Vocations, an annual celebration on what we often refer to as Good Shepherd Sunday since in all three cycles of the Third Sunday of Easter the theme is Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Shepherding and Vocations are a natural combination since ... Read More »

May 5, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Now that we are two weeks removed from Easter Sunday, it might be a good time to evaluate how the spirit of Easter has been continuing in our lives. All too frequently we can get excited about something, but then as that event moves more and more distantly from ... Read More »

April 28, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

On Easter Sunday morning churches fill with people to celebrate the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ. People have come to church in their Easter finery and with a light step to show their joy and excitement. Spring is certainly in the air and often the sunshine is radiant in ... Read More »

April 21, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

It seems that everyone looks forward to celebrating Easter, although perhaps from varying reasons. For some, Easter really signals the beginning of spring. No matter what specific date Easter falls on in a particular year, we somewhat think of it as a true transition from the doldrums of winter ... Read More »

April 14, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Can you believe it? We are beginning Holy Week and next Sunday is Easter. Even though we have been blessed with a few peaks of warmer weather in March, we still are wondering when spring will actually arrive for good. I had to chuckle the other day when I ... Read More »

April 7, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

On the Feast of the Annunciation, Pope Francis signed his Apostolic Exhortation Christus vivit (Christ lives). This is a letter to the world’s young people and represents his summary of the fruit of the October 2018 Synod of the Young at the Vatican. It deals with the situation of ... Read More »

March 31, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

As I begin to write this message, I am still trying to absorb the fact and the horror of someone killing 50 Muslims during Friday prayer in two different mosques in New Zealand. Of course I know that all too frequently here in our city someone either gets into ... Read More »

March 24, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

We are several weeks removed from the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, March 6, but I have been thinking back on our Ash Wednesday experience from time to time. Ash Wednesday at St. Peter’s has been exceptional for many years. Some years ago there were so many people ... Read More »