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Road Trip to St. Peter's

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Road Trip to St. Peters on Pentecost Sunday
May 23, 2010
620 Blackhawk Boulevard
South Beloit, IL 61080
(815)389-2024
http://www.stpeterrcp...­

Father Jerome Koutnik
Mt St Mary’s Seminary Class of 1999
Our class was nicknamed "The Barbarians" after a film we made for a Church History class - you can guess the topic. Some saw many other parallels besides...

Fr. Jerome was assigned to S.S. Peter and Paul in Cary for 3 years, and then was moved to St. Edwards in Rockford. It was after that he landed full Winged and touched down at St. Peters in South Beloit. In addition assigned to the Church of the Holy Spirit, a small Chapel in Roscoe, Fr. Jerome led the way to setting many people on fire, not in a literal way, but for sure in soul. His Chicago backgrounds gave way to his street smarts and tell it the way it is demeanor. He is not your typical priest, he brings reality to scripture for today which touches the soul of each one who hears it. His homilies are far from boring, no-one asleep here. In one of his homilies he spoke of the Holy Spirit depicted as a dove, well, he felt it should be more to the liking of a Dove with the big beak of a Bald Eagle. A bird with attitude!!!! He will touch your heart and make your cry but always leave you laughing. He is a huge advocate for Pro Life, the Sacred Heart School in Rockford, and nominated Priest of the year in 2004.

Father Jerome's traditional and conservative views and how he applies them to our religion and faith are some of the things that stand out in his Parish and Celebrated in the Mass. The use of Communion Rail, the altar boys in traditional attire, the use of incense and bells all flow with the incorporation of some of the Latin Rite used in the Mass most of us grew up with, and of course his Homilies. Fr. Jerome’s love for the Mass and the Blessed Mother as well as all the Sacraments is amazing, and let’s not forget the Sacrament of Reconciliation; this is a road trip you won’t want to miss!
Car pooling is advised; we will be celebrating the Sacrifice of the Mass at 11:00 a.m. and followed by Brunch at Cafe Belwah. http://www.cafebelwah...­ it is a short drive from the Church.
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