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March 13, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

On Ash Wednesday (March 2) we heard in the first reading of Masses and our scripture services a reading from the Book of the Prophet Joel, "Blow the trumpet in Zion! proclaim a fast, call an assembly; Gather the people, notify the congregation; Assemble the elders, gather the children...." ... Read More »

March 6, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

As I write these thoughts (Feb. 26), it has been two days since Russia invaded Ukraine. News reports detail wide spread bombing and attacks by Russian forces and the desperate attempts by soldiers and citizens of Ukraine to halt this unprovoked invasion. The wrenching photos of children, parents and ... Read More »

February 27, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

The Season of Lent begins this week with the celebration of Ash Wednesday on March 2. During the 2022 Lenten Season, I encourage you to attend one of our daily Masses, come to church for some quiet and prayerful time with the Lord, and join us for Adoration or ... Read More »

February 20, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL (ACA)

As we are all aware the past couple of years of COVID, unrest in our world and cities and uncertainties facing many of us has been difficult and challenging. In the midst of an often troubled world, the Church has tried to be a source ... Read More »

February 13, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

175TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERTS

Fr. Mike asked me to write Thoughts from the Pastor this week.  So we’ll call this Thoughts from the Guardian since I am guardian of the friar community here at St. Peter’s. I share with you some very good news about an upcoming celebration of

St. ... Read More »

February 6, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL (ACA)

Next weekend, February 12-13, throughout the Archdiocese, will be the beginning of the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA). This year's theme is "Making all things new… God’s promise and our responsibility." Many Catholics, throughout the Archdiocese, may have already received the Annual Catholic Appeal mailing from ... Read More »

January 30, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

COLLECTION FOR THE CHURCH IN LATIN AMERICA

"I should no longer say that I have neighbors to help, but that I must myself be a neighbor to others"

-Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti, no. 81

On June 26, 2020, Fr. Ricardo Antonio Cortez Martínez, rector of the St. Óscar Arnulfo ... Read More »

January 23, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

The weekend of February 12-13, throughout the Archdiocese, will be the beginning of the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA). This year's theme is "Making all things new… God’s promise and our responsibility." Many Catholics, throughout the Archdiocese, will be receiving the Annual Catholic Appeal mailing from Cardinal Cupich soon. On ... Read More »

January 16, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Tomorrow, Monday, January 17 is a national holiday as we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Though great progress has been made in tolerance throughout our country since the 1960’s, there is still much work to do. As tragic attacks on other human beings, shootings and ... Read More »

January 9, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

On this second Sunday of the New Year 2022 we celebrate the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Today we are reminded of our own baptism and God’s call to each of us to live the Gospel. We are asked by the Church to reflect on how we ... Read More »