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January 2, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Today, on this feast of the Epiphany, we are reminded by the liturgy that Joseph and Mary and the child had to escape persecution after the visit of the Magi. Today throughout the world, many people also are fleeing persecution, hunger and danger and have become refugees and migrants. ... Read More »

December 26, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

As we celebrate the feast of the Holy Family this weekend, I encourage you to pray for all families. The families of our world and Church today are composed of a variety of people and circumstances. No matter what our definition of family, God calls each of us to ... Read More »

December 19, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Today as we light the four Advent candles, we realize Christmas will soon be here. Whether we are ready or not the birthday of our Lord and Savior arrives Saturday and we are invited to celebrate that great event. As we gather for Mass, you are invited to join ... Read More »

December 12, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

In 1988, the Catholic bishops of the United States launched the Retirement Fund for Religious to address the significant lack of retirement funding for Catholic sisters, brothers, and priests in religious orders. For most of their lives, elder religious worked for little to no pay. There were no 401(k) ... Read More »

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


 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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