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February 26, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Well, my brothers and sisters, we are about to begin one of the most sacred times of the year, namely, Lent. We have been moving along nicely during this month of February, sometimes hesitantly because of the many overcast and dreary days and other times with uplifted ... Read More »

February 19, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



One of the things I hear so many people saying these days is “Father, it seems that I always have so much to do and so little time to do what I have to.” In many ways I feel sure that this is not only a contemporary ... Read More »

February 12, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



These past several weeks have been somewhat chaotic in our country, and we have seen more marches and protests in these few days than we have probably since the time of the Vietnam War. First we had the protests on the very day of Donald Trump’s inauguration ... Read More »

February 5, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



This year February 5th and the First Sunday of February often means just one thing to millions of people around the United States—Super Bowl Sunday. Of course, the National Football League goes out of its way for weeks ahead of this date to remind us that it ... Read More »

January 29, 2017

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Last weekend (January 21-22, 2017) Cardinal Cupich directed that the following letter be read at all the Masses in each of the parishes of the Archdiocese and that each pastor give a short commentary on the purpose of the Renew My Church program which is just beginning ... Read More »

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 »