Welcome to our St. Peter Damian Parish Website!

 

 

PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

 

Do you have a big heart and helping hands? Come join us!

Saturday, July 28th 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Lunch will be provided by the Women of Grace!


Rest in His Arms is hosting an angel gown workshop where you can learn to convert wedding dresses into "angel gowns."  These angel gowns are given to grieving families when a baby does not make it home due to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.  They are sent to hospitals, funeral homes and individual families.  You'll be shown the process and will work alongside veteran gown volunteers who can easily provide you with help, as needed. Unfinished projects can be completed at home and turned into a local area coordinator.  Wedding dresses, patterns and samples will be provided - along with lunch.  Bring your sewing machine, scissors/rotary cutters, pins and seam rippers.  Please contact nadineberczynski@gmail.com  or the Parish Office to RSVP.


Respectfully, we cannot accept wedding gown donations at this time. We have been blessed with an abundance of gowns and need to work through what we already have. Have a blessed day!

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Are you a couple celebrating your 50th Wedding Anniversary?

Couples across the Archdiocese of Chicago are invited to gather together for the Golden Anniversary Mass being celebrated at Holy Name Cathedral on Sunday, September 16th from 2:45pm to 5:00pm by Cardinal Cupich.

 Anyone interested will need to register at pvm.archchicago.org.

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2019 Mass Intention Book is Open

Masses can be said for a variety of reasons, not just in remembrance of a loved one.  It is a thoughtful way to recognize a friend or family members special day. If you would like to request a Mass please visit or call the Parish Office.

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Are you or someone you know interested in completing the sacraments?

If you answered yes then R.C.I.A. is for you!  Our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a class offered through St. Peter Damian Church.  For more information please email or call the Parish Office.

(630) 837-5411 or info@stpeterdamian.org

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Register NOW for Preschool beginning in the Fall! A few spots left!! 

Click here for more information.

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Family Ministry is holding the Annual Church Picnic on Sunday, August 12th from 12 (Noon) to 4 pm! 

Tickets are set to go on sale after all Masses beginning Saturday, July 21st.  Be sure to invite your family, friends and neighbors!

Tickets Prices:

Presale Prices:

Adults (12 & up)= $2.00/ per person

Children (3-11)= $1.00/ per person

Over 90= FREE

Under 3= FREE

 

Door Prices:

Adults (12 & up)= $4.00/ per person

Children (3-11)= $3.00/ per person

Over 90 = $1.00/ per person

Under 3= $1.00/ per person

Ticket prices include food!  Refreshments will be available for purchase!

Don't forget!  Please make sure that if you are able to donate a dish that you sign up when purchasing tickets.  Tented seating with tables & chairs will be available!  You can still bring your own chairs and blankets too!

Exciting things to look forward to:

  • Bouncy House
  • Face Painting
  • BINGO
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Prize Raffle
  • Games for all ages

ONLY 3 SUNDAYS UNTIL OUR PICNIC!

  

     

 

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Have you noticed our new parish van?  Are you wondering how you can help at the parish?

Here is your chance!

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to drive and join the Van Ministry.  Volunteers would be placed on a rotating schedule to assist in transporting senior citizens who otherwise cannot drive themselves from Victory Centre to Mass.

Please contact the Parish Office if you are interested in helping.

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Divine Mercy Prayer Group

Prayer is a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God.  Are you willing to share your most precious gift of prayer?  Our new parish ministry, the Divine Mercy Prayer Group is looking for individuals willing to meet with others to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for those who are sick or need healing of their souls.  The group will meet every Friday at 3 pm in the Chapel, but please come whenever you can.  This ministry is set to begin in early August.  More information to come.

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St. Peter Damian Church SPRED Program

SPRED is a Faith Formation program for children and adults with special needs.

Small faith communities welcome these individuals and offer the promise of inclusion in the sacramental life of the parish.

Every parish in the Archdiocese of Chicago is called to offer appropriate faith formation for persons of all ages with special needs.  SPRED is the answer to that call. Parishes work in collaboration with one another. A group of parishes form a network of SPRED programs to respond to both children and adults with developmental and/or cognitive disabilities.  

St. Peter Damian is part of this mission.  A SPRED group for children 6-10 years old will begin at our parish in the fall.  This group will meet every other Thursday evening from 6:00-7:30pm in the chapel lower halls.

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St. Peter Damian would like to begin a Young Adults Group.  The purpose of the group is to provide an enjoyable, regular time, wherein young men and women can put down their cell phones, build good and lasting friendships, deepen their faith with regular prayer, increase their knowledge with instruction and conversation and simply have some time away from the craziness of the world with people of like hearts and minds.  It is about growing authentic relationships with your brothers and sisters and with Jesus Christ.

 This group is open to all men and women, ages 21-35, single and married. 

 Please contact the Parish Office for more information.

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Bible Study Group

Come join our bible study group!  The meetings are held at two different times on Wednesday at 9:10 am after morning Mass in Fellowship Hall, lower level of the Chapel and 7:00 pm in the Resource Center, lower level of the Rectory.  The bible student will be topical focusing on objective study of a certain teaching of the Catholic Church.  This will be coupled with a reflective approach using Lecto Divina (Divine Reading) as a tool to integrate what we learn in our lives and encounter God through the scriptures.

Bible Study Dates for the Month of July:

July 25

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 Women of Grace gather to share and strengthen their faith in an inviting, prayerful and spiritual atmosphere. Our aim is to help each other see how God works in our everyday lives. All discussions at our meetings are confidential, therefore nothing will be posted on this page. We are a safe environment for everyone to talk about whatever they feel comfortable with.

All women are invited to join us in growing their faith and connection with God. 

Please join us on, Tuesday, July 24th at 6:00 pm to socialize or at 6:30 pm for our meeting. 

We meet in the Coffee Room of the Church and entrance is through Hardy Hall.

For more information please join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/WomenofGraceSPD/

   

 

 

 

REGISTRATIONS

St. Peter Damian Catholic Church Faith Formation is still accepting children into our program.

 We offer Kindergarten through Freshman Faith Formation for children in our parish.  

Contact the Faith Formation Office at 630-830-0095 or by email at Faithformation@stpeterdamian.org regarding any questions you may have.

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  LIFELONG FAITH FORMATION is comprehensive (embraces all aspects of Catholic faith), holistic (approaches entire personal development; human, intellectual, and spiritual), cross- generational (reaches out to every age and stage of life). It goes beyond religious education. It involves the celebration of the Eucharist. It calls us to serve our parish community. It encourages us to share our time, talent, and treasure. It recognizes the Holy Spirit in our life.

It consists of: Elementary Faith Formation for children in Kindergarten through sixth grade,
Junior High Faith Formation for 7th and 8th Grade and Confirmation preparation, High School Faith Formation - T.R.U.T.H. Youth - TEENS Rally & Unite Through HIM! Young Adult Faith Formation for young adults ages 17-35, Adult Faith Formation invites us to be nourished by the Word of God and the Bread of Life to be witnesses of the Risen Christ. 

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Diocesan Mission to the Philippines – Are you being called?

Imagine this scene:

Our day starts with a buffet breakfast at 7:00am in the outside area of the hotel. After a short walk to the provincial hospital we celebrate Mass.  People from all over the hospital come and join us. After Mass each of the mission teams break off to their daily task: surgery, construction, dental, and outreach with one of the many schools and villages surrounding Borongan, Philippines.

Can you see this image in your mind?  Does it stir something in your heart? Is there something inside you wanting to be part of the scene?  The Spirit may be calling you to mission!

The Office for Human Dignity – Partnership In Mission is pleased to announce the next formation of the  mission team to Borongan, Philippines. This mission, serving one of the poorest areas of the Philippines on the island of Samar, leaves on January 25th and returns February 9th, 2019.

The medical team needs surgeons, pediatricians, family practitioners, internists, ER doctors, persons to administer anesthesia (MD’s and CRNA’s), and dentists, as well as operating and recovery rooms nurses. There is also a great need for staff nurses, especially Filipino. The ability to teach is a super plus.

We are also looking for men and women who would like to partner with local families to build homes and work in the outreach programs for the poor in the villages around Borongan.   No special construction skills are needed, just willing hands and warm hearts.

An INFORMATION MEETING is scheduled for Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Blanchette Catholic Center, 16555 Weber Rd, Crest Hill, Illinois  60403.

Mission applications are available now at http://bit.ly/missionappl. The application may also be obtained by mail by calling the Office for Human Dignity – Missions (815-221-6251). All applications must be in by August 17th, 2018.

St. Peter Damian parishioner, Rich Paulsen, has been part of the mission team for the last four years.  He will be available after masses on June 30 and July 1, to answer questions and provided brochures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION

Do you want to contribute online?  Do you want to be able to contribute if you are away from the parish?

St. Peter Damian offers a great way to make your contributions without having to use your envelopes!  If you are new to the parish or are an existing parishioner who prefers to contribute online please click on the link below and follow the easy registration steps to create your account. All of your banking data is 100% secure and no banking information is stored by the church.

Parishioners can choose to go online on a weekly basis or set up a recurring contributions.

E-GIVING REGISTRATION

 

 

 

Hanover Township is providing free job and career assistance services to the Hanover Township community.

Are you needing assistance  with your job search? The Employment Support Center is here to help with one on one counseling appointments every Monday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Please visit the Hanover Township Community Center at:

7431 Astor Avenue

Hanover Park, IL. 60133

Phone: 630-540-9085 ext. 237 or Email: Employmentsupport@Hanover-Township.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Action Plan
MISSION ACTION PLAN

The people of St. Peter Damian Parish are on a lifelong faith journey.  Every day we will place our trust in a living God our Savior has revealed to us. His loving providence will be an integral part of our everyday life.  As His disciples we will allow the Holy Spirit to form us in the ways of the Word of God entrusted to the Church. We will be serving our brothers and sisters with more compassion and love. We will be celebrating His real presence in the Eucharist with more enthusiasm. We will be spending more of our personal and family time for prayer, the Holy Scriptures, and spiritual growth. We aspire to lead a life of virtue so as to evangelize more effectively, witness more courageously, and share the Gospel with more joy.

Spiritual growth is our priority. Invoking the strength of God’s grace, we will be steadfastly engaging all ages into ongoing catechesis within Lifelong Faith Formation. To know who Christ is, we will commit to all aspects of Catholic faith in a holistic, cross-generational and comprehensive way. Faith Formation will embrace our entire personal development:  human, intellectual, and spiritual. Being continuously formed into intentional disciples, we will make every effort to extend more biblical studies, service projects, ministries and events for all ages, training programs, interdisciplinary learning, and above all worship in truth and spirit. 

Giving glory to God makes us fully alive. We will be an intensely alive community sharing God’s gifts. We will be on fire to “go and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28: 19-20) We will proclaim the greatness of the Lord and deeply rejoice in all God’s blessings. We will passionately share time, talent, and treasure. We will be hospitable and inviting. We will appreciate diversity among people. By Jesus’ Gospel, we are the light of the world and the salt of the earth. We will be fully alive in Christ and in our community.

We realize that this path will be challenging, but we will always remember the words of St. Peter Damian, our parish Patron: “Do not be depressed. Do not let your weakness make you impatient. Instead, let the serenity of your spirit shine through your face. Let the joy of your mind burst forth. Let words of thanks break from your lips.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Weekend Masses in the Church    
Saturday at 5:00 PM
Sunday at 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 AM

For a Funeral set-up please call:
630-837-5411
Daily Mass in the Chapel    
Mass: 8:30 am
Monday through Friday

For a Funeral set-up please call:
630-837-5411
Sacrament of Reconciliation    
4:00 on Saturdays or by appointment
((630-837-5411))
Office Hours    
PARISH OFFICE
((630-837-5411)):
Monday through Friday:
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM


LIFELONG FAITH FORMATION OFFICES ((630-830-2295)):
Monday: 8:30 am -3:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am -8:30 pm
Wednesday: 3:00 pm -8:30 pm
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: 8:30 am -3:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am -12:00 pm

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