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August 28, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



I suspect many of you have seen the current ad on television for, which features a number of individuals who thought they were primarily Irish or Portuguese or German, only to find out that actually the greater blood lines were from a different nationality. The ad ... Read More »

August 21, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



During this month of August there are all kinds of things going on in Chicago and elsewhere to hold our attention. The election process continues to go forward, and it seems that almost not a day goes by without something strange happening. Even though November 8—election day—is ... Read More »

August 14, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Many of you reading this bulletin probably have read that Pope Francis made a private pilgrimage to Assisi on Thursday, August 4, to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the beginning of the Portiuncula Indulgence, also called “The Pardon of Assisi.” In a first-of-its kind effort, more than ... Read More »

August 7, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

August 7, 2016




In the First Reading, a similar episode has drastically different consequences for the Israelites and Egyptians. God saves the firstborn sons of the Israelites, but in the same event, God puts the firstborn sons of their enemies, the Egyptians, ... Read More »

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 »