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January 15, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



We are privileged today to welcome many individuals and groups to our 12:30 Mass who are preparing to join the March for Life Chicago at the Federal Plaza beginning at 2:00 P.M. People have come from all over the Midwest to come together in solidarity to pray, ... Read More »

January 22, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Last night (January 8) I spent part of the evening watching television, switching between the Blackhawks-Predators game and the Golden Globes. Needless to say, I was pleased that the Hawks prevailed in the third period to keep them in first place of their division. I usually don’t ... Read More »

January 8, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



January 8-14 is National Migration Week celebrated in the United States. It gives us an opportunity to reflect upon the situation of refugees and migrants throughout the world and to check our facts about immigration in the U.S., with the teaching of the Catholic Church as a ... Read More »

January 1, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



A New Year is upon us! It may be that you spent New Year’s Eve at a neighborhood or family party and welcomed in the year in that context. Now for the second year in a row, we also have Chi-Town Rising, which is an extravaganza that ... Read More »

December 25, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



A Very Merry Christmas to everyone who visits St. Peter’s over this Christmas Season and also to everyone who regularly attends St. Peter’s but who are away visiting family and friends for the holidays. These days in the Windy City are some of the most beautiful, although ... Read More »

December 18, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Christmas is only a week away, and we come to Mass today filled with all kinds of images, hopes, dreams and expectations. Maybe adults are thinking about all the details that still need attending to before they will be totally prepared for the feast and for all ... Read More »

December 11, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



The Roman Church has been singing the “O” Antiphons since at least the eighth century. They are the antiphons that accompany the Magnificat canticle of Evening Prayer from December 17-23. They are a magnificent theology that uses ancient biblical imagery drawn from the messianic hopes of the ... Read More »

December 4, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



We at St. Peter’s want to congratulate our Archbishop Blasé Cupich on being elevated to the rank of Cardinal at the recent consistory in Rome on Saturday, November 19. Pope Francis has honored Archbishop Cupich and also all of us in the Archdiocese by this appointment. Obviously ... Read More »

November 27, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, our thoughts and focus go to Christmas. For some time now advertisements on radio, television and the print media have been trying to get us in the “Christmas spirit” by convincing us that Christmas is about gift giving and gift ... Read More »

November 20, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



This weekend marks the close of this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis. I believe it has been just that—an extraordinary year of extending God’s mercy to all the faithful primarily through the more frequent reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and through the ... Read More »