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July 21, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

The previous two weeks in our church bulletin I wrote about Dorothy Day, one of the people I admire so much about how she tried to put her faith into practice in very concrete ways throughout her life, especially after she became a Catholic. It’s not that she didn’t ... Read More »

July 14, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

I suspect that most of us have heroes and heroines either who are still living at the present time or some from the past whom we have met in history. Isn’t it true that this is one of the reasons we are always encouraged to read biographies of the ... Read More »

July 7, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

I don’t know about you, but I know that I am more and more appalled by the growing instances of seemingly hate crimes that are increasing not only in our own country but also around the world. Just this year we have the instance of Jussie Smollett and what ... Read More »

June 30,2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

INDEPENDENCE DAY 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

 

Once again we are ready to celebrate the Fourth of July, one of the biggest holidays of the year. That’s partially due to it occurring in the middle of summer with the possibility of going to the beach, having a family ... Read More »

June 23, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

This week we have the privilege of celebrating the priesthood jubilees of three of our friars here at St. Peter’s: Fathers Wenceslaus Church, Mario DiCicco, and Derran Combs. You have seen them many times celebrating the Eucharist at the altar, many of you no doubt have experienced them as ... Read More »

June 16, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

For weeks now and even months all we have been hearing in the media is how many Democratic candidates for President we have and how they are campaigning in order to help the electorate decide who will eventually become the Democratic nominee of the party to challenge President Trump ... Read More »

June 9, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

No doubt you have seen something on the news,  read a piece in the newspaper, or have found a segment on the internet about the latest decree from Pope Francis concerning the mandatory reporting of anyone associated with a church ministry accused of sexual misconduct. The decree applies to ... Read More »

June 2, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Not too long ago I was reading the Letters to the Editor in America magazine, and I was surprised to read a letter from Mr. Luke Westby from Chicago, Illinois, in reference to a previous article in America entitled “The Green New Deal Should Be Improved, Not Mocked.” Mr. ... Read More »

May 26, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Two weekends ago you might recall the Church celebrated a World Day of Prayer for Vocations, and each year this “Vocation Sunday” is celebrated on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, also known as Good Shepherd Sunday. It’s a time to reflect upon all kinds of vocations in the world ... Read More »

May 19, 2019

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Many people who come to St. Peter’s regularly take up the bulletin weekly and read it. Some tell me that they look forward to the weekly chuckle and that the chuckle is the first part of the bulletin they read. However, I do hope that they eventually go to ... Read More »