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September 18, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

This week's bulletin article has a few information items. After these items you will find an article from Sr. Fran Sulzer, FSPA and Br. Guillermo Morales, OFM about Spiritual Direction and their ministry here at St. Peter's Church.

Throughout the Archdiocese a second collection will be taken up this ... Read More »

September 11, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

On Monday, September 10, 2001 Fr. Mychal Judge, a Franciscan priest and NYFD Chaplain celebrated Mass for a group of firefighters. In his homily he preached, “You do what God has called you to do. You get on that rig, you go out and do the job. No matter ... Read More »

September 4, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

LABOR DAY

Since 1894, the first Monday in September has been observed as a federal holiday to honor workers in the USA. Our Canadian neighbors also celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday in September.  Originally established to honor the nation’s working people, this holiday has come to be ... Read More »

August 28, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

In the bulletin this weekend, you will find a some photos from the August 14, 2022 concluding Mass for the 175th anniversary of the parish. The photos were provided to us by Karen Callaway of the Chicago Catholic newspaper of the Archdiocese. Cardinal Blase Cupich, in his homily, spoke ... Read More »

August 21, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

MISSIONARY COOPERATION PLAN

This weekend, Father Benedict, Missionaries of St. Francis De Sales (MSFS) will be making a mission appeal here at St. Peter’s parish to help promote education among the poor children in India. Christianity is India's third-largest religion with approximately 30 million followers, constituting 3% of India's ... Read More »

August 14, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

175th Anniversary Concluding Mass Today

Today, at the 11:00 am Mass, we conclude the year-long celebration of the 175th anniversary of the founding of St. Peter's Church. We are honored that Cardinal Blase Cupich (Archbishop of Chicago) is presiding at this Mass. We welcome all of you who have ... Read More »

August 7, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

175th Anniversary Concluding Mass August 14, 2022

Next Sunday at the 11:00 am Mass we will conclude the year-long celebration of the 175th anniversary of the founding of St. Peter's Church. We are honored that Cardinal Blase Cupich (Archbishop of Chicago) will preside at this Mass. I encourage you ... Read More »

July 31, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

175th ANNIVERSARY 

Last year, at the 11:00 am Mass on Sunday, August 1, 2021, we began our year-long celebration of the 175th anniversary of St. Peter's Church. Fr. Thomas Nairn, OFM, the Provincial of the Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart, presided and preached at that Mass. The COVID ... Read More »

July 24, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

The past couple of years have seen a frightening increase in violence in our city, our country and throughout the world. Mass shootings of so many innocent adults and children seem to be almost a monthly if not weekly occurrence. The unprovoked attack on Ukraine by Russia has resulted ... Read More »

July 17, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

SOMETHINGS TO REFLECT UPONOn June 24, 2022 the Supreme Court issued a decision overturning the 1973 ruling of Roe v Wade which had allowed abortion throughout the country. In its June 2022 decision, the Court stated that whether abortion is legal or not is a decision that is to ... Read More »