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July 31, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Did you ever notice the number of self-help books you find available on the shelves of your favorite Book Store? If not, check it out the next time you go into Barnes & Noble or Borders. Even in our Gift Shop on the lower level of St. ... Read More »

July 24, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



One of the interesting things about being stationed here at St. Peter’s is the surprises that come our way. Even though much of our ministry is the same from week to week, e.g., the fact that we have seven weekday daily Masses, that our confession schedule seldom ... Read More »

July 17, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Like most of you, I try to get some quiet time each day to reflect on what has happened over the past twenty-four hours, to meditate for a while on the Scriptures of the day, to assess how I have used the gifts of time, talent and ... Read More »

July 10, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



It may be hard to believe, but we are now more than halfway through the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis and which began on December 8, 2015. There was a great deal of jubilation at the beginning as people began to understand how God’s ... Read More »

July 3, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Many people who are reading this bulletin have visited our Front Office from time to time for a variety of reasons, and you probably have noticed the banner that hangs on the south wall entitled, “Franciscan Vocation Ministry.” Actually it is a Description Statement of the Franciscans ... Read More »

June 26, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar


Here we are at the last weekend of June, and we are in the final stage of preparation for our 2nd Annual St. Peter’s Gala, which will take place on Thursday, July 14, at the Union League Club from 5:00-8:00 P.M. We have a great variety of delicious ... Read More »

June 19, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



I think anyone who really knows me, especially over the past seven years I have been stationed here at St. Peter’s and serving as Pastor, realizes that I love Chicago as a city and its people. Chicago is truly one of the giants among the major cities ... Read More »

June 12, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar


One of the things that we learn fairly early in life within our families is what it means to offer hospitality to people who come to our homes. Already when I was a small child, I remember my mother making sure that I did my part to get ... Read More »

June 5, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Several times in the recent past here in the bulletin I have made mention of and quoted from Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation The Joy of Love which is his commentary after the two Synods on the Family, one in 2014 and the second in 2015. I have ... Read More »

May 29, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



As I have been indicating over the past month in the bulletin, we are now in the midst of implementing the Archdiocesan Capital Campaign To Teach Who Christ Is here at St. Peter’s. I have tried over these past weeks to explain why the campaign was begun, ... Read More »