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November 12, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Some months ago Pope Francis created a World Day of the Poor, which beginning this year and continuing into the future to be celebrated on the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. For the current year that would be on November 19th. He also declared in that announcement ... Read More »

November 5, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



This week—November 5-11—is National Vocations Awareness Week, a time set aside to help all of us focus on the reality that God calls each and every one of us to a specific way of life within the Church. For some that is the marriage vocation, for others ... Read More »

October 29, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



On this final weekend of October, a month dedicated to Respect Life Issues, I would like to draw your attention to parts of a document from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops entitled Our First, Most Cherished Liberty: A Statement on Religious Liberty, approved and published ... Read More »

October 22, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



October has been designated Respect Life Month for many years by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In the past I have tried to offer several different perspectives for our consideration in the October bulletins, but this year we have had too many other important things ... Read More »

October 15, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



This fall we have two wonderful events happening in the Catholic world of the United States, namely, the beatifications of Fr. Stanley Rother and of Fr. Solanus Casey, O.F.M. Capuchin. We already have several individuals who have lived and ministered in the United States who are now ... Read More »

October 8, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



One thing that is sure in our day and age is that seldom does a day pass without something of extreme importance happening in our world. We have been dealing with the ravages of a number of hurricanes invading our country and of the islands in the ... Read More »

October 1, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



For all of us associated with St. Peter’s, this is one of the holiest and important weeks of the year since we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Wednesday, October 4. I would like to have sufficient room in this bulletin and the time ... Read More »

September 24, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



As I write this article, the news is filled with hurricane information. We have just finished the ravages of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated parts of Texas and Louisiana. Day after day we watched what was happening in and around Houston, Port Arthur, Beaumont and areas of Louisiana. ... Read More »

September 17, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Today we are continuing the Labor Day Statement of the Catholic Bishops. Please consult last week’s bulletin ( if you did not have a chance to read the first section.


“Today, we are in the midst of a technological revolution, which has coincided with severe economic ... Read More »

September 10, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



As I mentioned last week in this space, I want to summarize the 2017 Labor Day Statement from the United States Bishops, this year written by Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of Venice, Florida. He begins by saying “This Labor Day we find ourselves at a time ... Read More »