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September 13, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

Nineteen years ago, this past Friday, the United States and indeed the entire world was dramatically changed by the murderous actions of those bend on causing pain and suffering in their effort to make a statement. As thousands of innocent people lost their lives in the ... Read More »

September 6, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Since 1894 the first Monday in September has been observed as a federal holiday to honor workers in the USA. The first Monday in September is also observed as Labour Day in Canada.  Originally established to honor the nation’s working people this holiday has come to be seen as ... Read More »

August 30, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Each year throughout the Archdiocese, a special Second Collection is conducted to help fund the important work of Catholic Charities. Usually that collection is taken up in May on Mother's Day. This year due to restrictions because of the coronavirus we were not able to have that collection in ... Read More »

August 23, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

This Tuesday, August 25 the Church celebrates the feast of St. Louis, King of France. Having lived and worked in the Archdiocese of St. Louis for a number of years I came to know more about this revered leader of 13th century France.  St. Louis was born April 25, ... Read More »

August 16, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

As we face each day the on-going danger of the coronavirus with its restrictive directives, disruption of our daily lives and the fear of the unknown, I believe it is also crucial that we be aware of other dangers that face us each day. Whether it is violence in ... Read More »

August 9, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Tuesday, August 11 is for Franciscans throughout the world a special day to celebrate the feast of St. Clare of Assisi. Clare was born in 1193 into a family of the nobility of Assisi, Italy. As a young girl she showed great compassion for the poor and devotion to ... Read More »

August 2, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

One of the things I like to do is read. I enjoy reading for pleasure a variety of books, especially mysteries, books about history and books on current affairs.  I also try to keep current with books about Franciscan life and our Catholic faith. I developed a love of ... Read More »

July 26, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

As I write these words for the first time as Pastor of St. Peter's Church, I must say I feel a bit at home. Though I have never been stationed at St. Peter's before I have been here for many meetings, ordinations and professions. In fact, I made my ... Read More »

July 19, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Since this is my (Fr. Kurt’s) final bulletin article, I decided to write about happiness and how we find it as an abiding characteristic in our lives. We all seek it and hope that most of the time we enjoy it, but we can sometimes be derailed in its ... Read More »

July 12, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Even though Fr. Michael becomes pastor of St. Peter’s this week, he and I decided that I would still prepare the bulletins of July 12 and 19 so that he would have a bit of time to unpack and to acclimatize himself in his new position. He will begin ... Read More »