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December 5, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Eighty years ago on Tuesday, December 7, 1941, shortly before 8:00 am in Honolulu on the island of Oahu, many people were in church praying, waking up at home or spending a quiet Sunday morning. That peace and tranquility was dramatically destroyed in the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor ... Read More »

November 28, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Though since late September many stores here in the Chicago area and throughout the USA have been reminding us that Christmas will soon be here. This weekend the Church begins our journey to the Christmas season. The Advent Season that we celebrate is a reminder to us, in the ... Read More »

November 21, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

This weekend, throughout the USA, the annual Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is taken up in parishes. CCHD was founded in 1969 by the US Bishops to end the cycle of poverty in the United States by funding organizations that help people help themselves. With ... Read More »

November 14, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

REVISED CHURCH SCHEDULE

 Since the onset of the COVID pandemic in Spring 2020, we and the entire world have been confronted with this dangerous disease. We have endured significant disruption of our regular "normal" life and schedules. Many of us have been affected by changes in our work, our ... Read More »

November 7, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Last week we celebrated the feasts of All Saints and that of All Souls. Those annual feasts of the Church remind us to pray for our relatives and friends who have died. The month of November is dedicated to the Poor Souls and all the faithful departed whom we ... Read More »

October 31, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Ask any child/adult what is today (October 31) and many will reply...... It's Halloween and "Trick or Treat." It's time for candy, hot dogs, and parties for both kids & adults. It's time for scary tales and movies, of carved pumpkins and varieties of costumes both funny and frightening.

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October 24, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

As I wrote in last weekend's bulletin, it was in 1926 that Pope Pius XI, instituted World Mission Sunday for the universal Church. He asked Catholics to pray, learn about the missions and give donations for those working in mission territories as well as all the people they served. ... Read More »

October 17,2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

In 1926 Pope Pius XI, instituted World Mission Sunday for the universal Church. He asked Catholics to pray, learn about the missions and give donations for those working in mission territories as well as all the people they served. His concern was to foster a sense of responsibility in ... Read More »

October 10, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

As I mentioned in last weekend's bulletin, during the month of October the Catholic Church in the USA directs our attention to a special focus on Respect for Life. There are many facets of Respect for life: Care for the unborn, those suffering from poverty, the elderly, ending all ... Read More »

October 3,2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

During the month of October, throughout the Church in the USA, we focus attention on our call to promote Respect for all of Life.

On Monday, October 4, we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Francis showed care and concern for all, especially the poor. He reverenced ... Read More »