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August 14, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

175th Anniversary Concluding Mass Today

Today, at the 11:00 am Mass, we conclude the year-long celebration of the 175th anniversary of the founding of St. Peter's Church. We are honored that Cardinal Blase Cupich (Archbishop of Chicago) is presiding at this Mass. We welcome all of you who have ... Read More »

August 7, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

175th Anniversary Concluding Mass August 14, 2022

Next Sunday at the 11:00 am Mass we will conclude the year-long celebration of the 175th anniversary of the founding of St. Peter's Church. We are honored that Cardinal Blase Cupich (Archbishop of Chicago) will preside at this Mass. I encourage you ... Read More »

July 31, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

175th ANNIVERSARY 

Last year, at the 11:00 am Mass on Sunday, August 1, 2021, we began our year-long celebration of the 175th anniversary of St. Peter's Church. Fr. Thomas Nairn, OFM, the Provincial of the Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart, presided and preached at that Mass. The COVID ... Read More »

July 24, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

The past couple of years have seen a frightening increase in violence in our city, our country and throughout the world. Mass shootings of so many innocent adults and children seem to be almost a monthly if not weekly occurrence. The unprovoked attack on Ukraine by Russia has resulted ... Read More »

July 17, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

SOMETHINGS TO REFLECT UPONOn June 24, 2022 the Supreme Court issued a decision overturning the 1973 ruling of Roe v Wade which had allowed abortion throughout the country. In its June 2022 decision, the Court stated that whether abortion is legal or not is a decision that is to ... Read More »

July 10, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

A FEW OBSERVATIONS FROM THE PASTOR

I would like to share with you some observations I have after being your pastor for a couple of years. Having lived in Chicago for various ministries a number of times before coming here as pastor, I was in shock when I arrived ... Read More »

July 3, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

This weekend we are celebrating our nation’s Independence (July 4). The past few years we have lived with the reality that with the danger of COVID many celebrations, picnics, family gatherings, parades and fireworks were often cancelled. As many of the restrictions of the previous years have eased and ... Read More »

June 26, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

On Wednesday, June 29, we celebrate the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. These two saints took to heart and put into action Jesus' exhortation, "Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature." We honor Peter to whom Christ said, “You are Peter, and upon ... Read More »

June 19,2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

The feast of Corpus Christi was first celebrated in Liege, Belgium in 1246. Pope Urban IV extended the feast to the entire Church in 1264. Today, in many countries throughout the world, Corpus Christi is a public holiday with special Masses, processions with the Blessed Sacrament through city streets ... Read More »

June 12, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Today the Church celebrates the great mystery of the Trinity. As we know, mystery is by definition not able to be explained fully. The Trinity has over the centuries been a mystery to believers and non-believers alike. However, through our faith and trust in revelation we have come to ... Read More »