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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 »

May 22, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Last week in the bulletin I began to speak a bit about Pope Francis’ recent Apostolic Exhortation The Joy of Love. In that introduction I also shared with you the words of Archbishop Cupich at his News Conference on the day this letter was released. The Archbishop ... Read More »

May15, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

5-15-16   I have chosen this feast of Pentecost to write a few thoughts about the new Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis entitled The Joy of Love or Amoris Laetitia in Latin. This is the Holy Father’s reflections on the two Synods on the Family which took place in ... Read More »

May 8, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



This weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day, one of the nicest days in the year since we single out our mothers for special attention and memory. Each one of us has unique stories to tell of our mothers, and we do so with thanksgiving and perhaps with a ... Read More »

May 1, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

5-01-16   It is said that many adults who are single wonder whether there is a place for them in Catholic life. Some single Catholics doubt that parishes, heavily focused on marriage and family life, can connect with them. Still, many single adults discover a place in the Church. ... Read More »

April 24, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



As I sit down to write this article for the bulletin, the element of “pilgrimage” is swirling around me. Father Mario is about to leave with thirty-six pilgrims for Egypt and Greece. It has been several years since he has sponsored this particular pilgrimage, but both he ... Read More »