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July 5, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

During these past months and weeks when we could not gather as a faith community because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I suspect that most of us concentrated on personal prayer at home even more than we did before the “Shelter in Place” began. It was a real opportunity for ... Read More »

June 28, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Transitions in one way, shape or form are a regular part of life. Our Presidents can only serve two terms in office and then there must be a change. Even the best of school principals eventually indicate that they feel they have given their all and so ask that ... Read More »

June 21, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

It seems like an eternity since we had to close down on March 14 due to the direction of Governor Pritzker and Cardinal Cupich as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. It was the first time in memory that Catholic Churches throughout the Archdiocese all had to close ... Read More »

June 14, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

In times of joy and sorrow, Catholics gather around the table of the Lord. We seem drawn to celebrate the Eucharist by an instinct of faith when we welcome new members, bid farewell to loved ones, seek strength and consolation, reach out to the victims of a tragedy, offer ... Read More »

June 7, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

As I write this article (Memorial Day 2020), there is a great divide in our country about how fast or how slowly all aspects of the closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic should be lifted. Some states have already almost completely opened everything, including beaches, gyms, restaurants, bars, daycares, ... Read More »

May 31, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

So much of our time these days is spent on wondering when we all will get back to a semblance of what we have known in the past. We have tried to listen to professional medical personnel as they have outlined what they thought was absolutely necessary in order ... Read More »

May 24, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Just for a few minutes I ask you to think back to the time when you were a child. Those were some good times when probably playing was the most important aspect of your life—none of these adult responsibilities like earning a living, being a parent, making decisions based ... Read More »

May 17, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Believe it or not, we are still in the Easter Season, although with the church still being closed as it has been since March 14, in many ways it seems more like we are still in the throes of Lent rather than in the joyful time of Easter. We ... Read More »

May 10,2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

This weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day, one of the nicest days in the year since we single out our mothers for special attention and memory. Each one of us has unique stories to tell of our mothers, and we do so with thanksgiving and perhaps with a tear in ... Read More »

May 3, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

“Together We Can!” This is a mantra that we hear over and over these days in trying to overcome the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic that has overtaken, for all practical purposes the whole world. Each of us is called upon to do whatever is possible to protect ourselves ... Read More »