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October 4, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

FRANCIS OF ASSISI - RESPECT LIFE

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, who in his life showed care and concern for all, especially the poor. He reverenced God’s hand in all creation. He lived his life so faithfully to that of Christ that he is ... Read More »

September 27, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

Next Sunday, October 4 we will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Francis showed care and concern for all, especially the poor. He reverenced God’s hand in all creation. He lived his life so faithful to that of Christ that he is called ... Read More »

September 20,2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

When I arrived at St. Peter's a few months ago, Fr. Kurt was most generous in helping me start to understand many of the important items to know about ministry here at the church. In the midst of the many restrictions due to the coronavirus, the church I moved ... Read More »

September 13, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

Nineteen years ago, this past Friday, the United States and indeed the entire world was dramatically changed by the murderous actions of those bend on causing pain and suffering in their effort to make a statement. As thousands of innocent people lost their lives in the ... Read More »

September 6, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Since 1894 the first Monday in September has been observed as a federal holiday to honor workers in the USA. The first Monday in September is also observed as Labour Day in Canada.  Originally established to honor the nation’s working people this holiday has come to be seen as ... Read More »

August 30, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Each year throughout the Archdiocese, a special Second Collection is conducted to help fund the important work of Catholic Charities. Usually that collection is taken up in May on Mother's Day. This year due to restrictions because of the coronavirus we were not able to have that collection in ... Read More »

August 23, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

This Tuesday, August 25 the Church celebrates the feast of St. Louis, King of France. Having lived and worked in the Archdiocese of St. Louis for a number of years I came to know more about this revered leader of 13th century France.  St. Louis was born April 25, ... Read More »

August 16, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

As we face each day the on-going danger of the coronavirus with its restrictive directives, disruption of our daily lives and the fear of the unknown, I believe it is also crucial that we be aware of other dangers that face us each day. Whether it is violence in ... Read More »

August 9, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Tuesday, August 11 is for Franciscans throughout the world a special day to celebrate the feast of St. Clare of Assisi. Clare was born in 1193 into a family of the nobility of Assisi, Italy. As a young girl she showed great compassion for the poor and devotion to ... Read More »

August 2, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

One of the things I like to do is read. I enjoy reading for pleasure a variety of books, especially mysteries, books about history and books on current affairs.  I also try to keep current with books about Franciscan life and our Catholic faith. I developed a love of ... Read More »