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February 20, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL (ACA)

As we are all aware the past couple of years of COVID, unrest in our world and cities and uncertainties facing many of us has been difficult and challenging. In the midst of an often troubled world, the Church has tried to be a source ... Read More »

February 13, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

175TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERTS

Fr. Mike asked me to write Thoughts from the Pastor this week.  So we’ll call this Thoughts from the Guardian since I am guardian of the friar community here at St. Peter’s. I share with you some very good news about an upcoming celebration of

St. ... Read More »

February 6, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL (ACA)

Next weekend, February 12-13, throughout the Archdiocese, will be the beginning of the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA). This year's theme is "Making all things new… God’s promise and our responsibility." Many Catholics, throughout the Archdiocese, may have already received the Annual Catholic Appeal mailing from ... Read More »

January 30, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

COLLECTION FOR THE CHURCH IN LATIN AMERICA

"I should no longer say that I have neighbors to help, but that I must myself be a neighbor to others"

-Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti, no. 81

On June 26, 2020, Fr. Ricardo Antonio Cortez Martínez, rector of the St. Óscar Arnulfo ... Read More »

January 23, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

The weekend of February 12-13, throughout the Archdiocese, will be the beginning of the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA). This year's theme is "Making all things new… God’s promise and our responsibility." Many Catholics, throughout the Archdiocese, will be receiving the Annual Catholic Appeal mailing from Cardinal Cupich soon. On ... Read More »

January 16, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Tomorrow, Monday, January 17 is a national holiday as we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Though great progress has been made in tolerance throughout our country since the 1960’s, there is still much work to do. As tragic attacks on other human beings, shootings and ... Read More »

January 9, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

On this second Sunday of the New Year 2022 we celebrate the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Today we are reminded of our own baptism and God’s call to each of us to live the Gospel. We are asked by the Church to reflect on how we ... Read More »

January 2, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Today, on this feast of the Epiphany, we are reminded by the liturgy that Joseph and Mary and the child had to escape persecution after the visit of the Magi. Today throughout the world, many people also are fleeing persecution, hunger and danger and have become refugees and migrants. ... Read More »

December 26, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

As we celebrate the feast of the Holy Family this weekend, I encourage you to pray for all families. The families of our world and Church today are composed of a variety of people and circumstances. No matter what our definition of family, God calls each of us to ... Read More »

December 19, 2021

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Today as we light the four Advent candles, we realize Christmas will soon be here. Whether we are ready or not the birthday of our Lord and Savior arrives Saturday and we are invited to celebrate that great event. As we gather for Mass, you are invited to join ... Read More »