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August 18, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT—ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Fiscal Year 2018-2019

 

The Archdiocese of Chicago requires all pastors to publish in the church bulletin a summary financial report at the end of each fiscal year. We at St. Peter’s have followed this directive for many years, and below you have the ... Read More »

August 11, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

All of today’s readings speak about people on the move in search of a new homeland. The reading from Wisdom reminds us of the night of Passover when the people of Israel, trusting in God’s promises, journeyed from slavery to freedom in a ... Read More »

August 4,2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

One of the real problems of our time is the issue of and the availability of pornography. In some ways this is not a new phenomenon, but what is relatively new is the fact that pornography is no longer relegated to adult book stores and adult theaters. Anyone of ... Read More »

July 28, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

The previous two weeks in our church bulletin I wrote about Dorothy Day, one of the people I admire so much about how she tried to put her faith into practice in very concrete ways throughout her life, especially after she became a Catholic. It’s not that she didn’t ... Read More »

July 21, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

The previous two weeks in our church bulletin I wrote about Dorothy Day, one of the people I admire so much about how she tried to put her faith into practice in very concrete ways throughout her life, especially after she became a Catholic. It’s not that she didn’t ... Read More »

July 14, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

I suspect that most of us have heroes and heroines either who are still living at the present time or some from the past whom we have met in history. Isn’t it true that this is one of the reasons we are always encouraged to read biographies of the ... Read More »

July 7, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

I don’t know about you, but I know that I am more and more appalled by the growing instances of seemingly hate crimes that are increasing not only in our own country but also around the world. Just this year we have the instance of Jussie Smollett and what ... Read More »

June 30,2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

INDEPENDENCE DAY 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

 

Once again we are ready to celebrate the Fourth of July, one of the biggest holidays of the year. That’s partially due to it occurring in the middle of summer with the possibility of going to the beach, having a family ... Read More »

June 23, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

This week we have the privilege of celebrating the priesthood jubilees of three of our friars here at St. Peter’s: Fathers Wenceslaus Church, Mario DiCicco, and Derran Combs. You have seen them many times celebrating the Eucharist at the altar, many of you no doubt have experienced them as ... Read More »

June 16, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

For weeks now and even months all we have been hearing in the media is how many Democratic candidates for President we have and how they are campaigning in order to help the electorate decide who will eventually become the Democratic nominee of the party to challenge President Trump ... Read More »