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November 8, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Last week we celebrated the feasts of All Saints and that of All Souls. These annual feasts of the Church remind us to pray for our relatives and friends who have died. The month of November is dedicated to the Poor Souls and all the faithful departed whom we ... Read More »

November 1, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

From the earliest days of the Church we have remembered and prayed for the dead. On this All Saints Day and tomorrow on All Souls Day, I encourage you to pray for your family, neighbors, parishioners and others who have died. Keep their memory alive by sharing with others ... Read More »

October 25, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Once a year all pastors are required by the Archdiocese of Chicago to publish in their Sunday bulletin a summary of the financial report that is sent to the Archdiocese at the end of the fiscal year. With the change of pastors in July and my needing to get ... Read More »

October 18, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

This Sunday is the 94th year of celebrating World Missions Sunday. This yearly celebration reminds us that the call to bring the Gospel to others remains as necessary today as it from our very beginnings in first century Palestine.  In our world today being missionary is not only for ... Read More »

October 11, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

In 1926 Pope Pius XI, instituted World Mission Sunday for the universal Church. He asked Catholics to pray, learn about the missions and give donations for those working in mission territories as well as all the people they served. His concern was to foster a sense of responsibility in ... Read More »

October 4, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

FRANCIS OF ASSISI - RESPECT LIFE

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, who in his life showed care and concern for all, especially the poor. He reverenced God’s hand in all creation. He lived his life so faithfully to that of Christ that he is ... Read More »

September 27, 2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

Next Sunday, October 4 we will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Francis showed care and concern for all, especially the poor. He reverenced God’s hand in all creation. He lived his life so faithful to that of Christ that he is called ... Read More »

September 20,2020

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

When I arrived at St. Peter's a few months ago, Fr. Kurt was most generous in helping me start to understand many of the important items to know about ministry here at the church. In the midst of the many restrictions due to the coronavirus, the church I moved ... Read More »

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 »