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May 1, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Last weekend, we celebrated and reflected upon God's mercy to each of us. Pope John Paul II, in instituting Mercy Sunday on the second Sunday of Easter, offered these words of reflection: “To humanity, which at times seems to be lost and dominated by the power of evil, selfishness, ... Read More »

April 24, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Today throughout the world many Catholics will gather in churches, shrines and other sacred places to reflect upon God’s mercy in their life and to ask for God’s mercy for others. This Second Sunday of Easter was given the designation “Mercy Sunday” by Pope John Paul II in the ... Read More »

April 17, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

“Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels! Exult, all creation around God’s throne! Jesus Christ, our King, is risen! Sound the trumpet of salvation!” (from The Easter Proclamation). After forty days of prayer and sacrifice we have arrived at the great feast of Easter. Christians throughout the world will ... Read More »

April 10, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

As we begin our journey once again in Holy Week with Christ, I encourage everyone to attend as many services as possible this week. Whether here at St. Peter's, Holy Name Cathedral, Assumption, Old Saint Mary's or another parish please try to journey with the Lord in a special ... Read More »

April 3, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Lent 2022 is quickly drawing to a close and next weekend (April 9-10) we begin the holiest week of the Church year celebrating Holy Week. I encourage you to attend as many of the Holy Week services that you are able so that we all might enter more fully ... Read More »

March 27, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Lent and traditionally called, Laetare Sunday or Rejoice Sunday. We are half-way through the season of Lent. Holy Week and the Easter season are quickly approaching. The past two years we celebrated Lent in the midst of the dangers of the COVID pandemic. ... Read More »

March 20,2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

We begin today the Third Week of Lent. In the First Reading for Masses this weekend from the Book of Exodus we hear that Moses is tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro. It is in this common ordinary action that God appears to Moses in the sight of ... Read More »

March 13, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

On Ash Wednesday (March 2) we heard in the first reading of Masses and our scripture services a reading from the Book of the Prophet Joel, "Blow the trumpet in Zion! proclaim a fast, call an assembly; Gather the people, notify the congregation; Assemble the elders, gather the children...." ... Read More »

March 6, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

As I write these thoughts (Feb. 26), it has been two days since Russia invaded Ukraine. News reports detail wide spread bombing and attacks by Russian forces and the desperate attempts by soldiers and citizens of Ukraine to halt this unprovoked invasion. The wrenching photos of children, parents and ... Read More »

February 27, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

The Season of Lent begins this week with the celebration of Ash Wednesday on March 2. During the 2022 Lenten Season, I encourage you to attend one of our daily Masses, come to church for some quiet and prayerful time with the Lord, and join us for Adoration or ... Read More »