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October 1, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



For all of us associated with St. Peter’s, this is one of the holiest and important weeks of the year since we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Wednesday, October 4. I would like to have sufficient room in this bulletin and the time ... Read More »

September 24, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



As I write this article, the news is filled with hurricane information. We have just finished the ravages of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated parts of Texas and Louisiana. Day after day we watched what was happening in and around Houston, Port Arthur, Beaumont and areas of Louisiana. ... Read More »

September 17, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Today we are continuing the Labor Day Statement of the Catholic Bishops. Please consult last week’s bulletin ( if you did not have a chance to read the first section.


“Today, we are in the midst of a technological revolution, which has coincided with severe economic ... Read More »

September 10, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



As I mentioned last week in this space, I want to summarize the 2017 Labor Day Statement from the United States Bishops, this year written by Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of Venice, Florida. He begins by saying “This Labor Day we find ourselves at a time ... Read More »

September 3, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



I had intended to make this article a summary of the Bishops’ annual Labor Day Statement as I have done ever since becoming a pastor, but this year the statement had not been published by the time I had to send my section of the bulletin to ... Read More »

August 27, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



One aspect of being a faithful follower of Jesus is trying to stay abreast of current news and evaluating these events in light of Gospel teaching. It certainly has never been an easy thing to do with so many things happening simultaneously, but it has become even ... Read More »

August 20, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



How many times haven’t we heard the saying, “Charity begins at home”? It is so true that if we learn how to love one another in the family setting, then we will realize how important it is to love our neighbor, no matter where we meet him ... Read More »

August 13, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



One of the great blessings of being missioned here at St. Peter’s is knowing that we have the privilege of serving as conduits for God’s mercy. Every time I enter the confessional, I realize that it is because of God’s love for us that we have this ... Read More »

August 6, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



“And he was transfigured before them.” What awesome, mysterious words! Though unfamiliar to us, early Christians would have recognized the idea of transfiguration. In Jewish apocalyptic tradition, concerned with “revelations” about the end of time, the verb ... Read More »

July 30, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



You probably have heard me say before that one of my favorite Catholic magazines is The Tablet from Great Britain. They often have a number of insightful articles, some of which speak about how they see the American Church and the government of the United States. We ... Read More »