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May 16, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

On this day when we recall the Ascension of the Lord, Mark's Gospel reminds us of the command the Lord left us to follow, as He returned to his Heavenly Father. For Jesus says to his followers, "Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature." ... Read More »

May 9, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

As we gather this weekend to celebrate the sixth Sunday of Easter we also honor and pray this Mother's Day for our mothers, those living and those deceased. As I wrote in last weekend's bulletin it was one hundred seven years ago, on May 9, 1914, that President Woodrow ... Read More »

May 2, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

As I wrote in the church bulletin last week, with more people receiving the vaccine for COVID, an increase of tourists, workers, etc. here in the Loop and the return of warmer weather, we will adjust our present COVID affected church schedule a bit to better meet the needs ... Read More »

April 25, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

In the Gospel selection for today's Mass we hear, "Jesus said, I am the Good Shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep ... Read More »

April 18, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

I am writing these thoughts on Saturday of Easter Week (April 10). There is a feeling of Spring in the air. Trees are budding, daffodils on street dividers, along south Lake Shore drive and many other places are blooming. One of the friars told me this week that he ... Read More »

April 11, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

I would like to express a grateful THANK YOU to our musicians, cantors, readers, ushers, greeters, sacristan, church decorators, security personnel, friars, church staff, benefactors and everyone who came to St. Peter's during the Lenten Season, Holy Week and Easter services. Because of your great devotion to the Lord and ... Read More »

April 4,2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

“Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels! Exult, all creation around God’s throne! Jesus Christ, our King, is risen! Sound the trumpet of salvation!” (from The Easter Proclamation) After forty days of prayer and sacrifice we have arrived at the great feast of Easter. Christians throughout the world would ... Read More »

March 28,2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

On Tuesday, March 16, I was shocked to hear a news report that a man had shot and killed eight people in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Six of those killed were Asian-American women who all were working to support their families. The senseless killing of anyone is shocking enough ... Read More »

March 21, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

A year ago most churches throughout the world had closed their doors to public worship in an unprecedented move to help stop the spread of the COVID virus. Little did we know at that time how deadly and costly this dangerous virus would be. Government leaders in some countries ... Read More »

March 14, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Lent and traditionally called, Laetare Sunday or Rejoice Sunday. We are half-way through the season of Lent. Holy Week and the Easter season are quickly approaching. As we walk through Lent 2021 we are reminded that this is the second Lent that we ... Read More »