Important December Mass Schedules:

Immaculate Conception, Dec 8th- 8:30 am & 7:00 pm (Main church)

Advent Reconciliation, Dec 17th- 3:00 pm (Main Church)

Christmas Eve, Dec 24th- 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, & 10:00 pm (Main Church)

                                           4:15 pm (Hardy Hall)

Christmas Day, Dec 25th- Midnight (Polish Mass- Main Church)

                                           9:30 am, & 11:00 am (Main Church)

 

We are having a second collection December 3-4th for the Retired Religious People. Thank you for your support.

 

 

   When: Friday, December 9th                                                                             Where: Fellowship Hall (back building of the Chapel)                                                     Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

 

The Rules:

1) All cookies should be homemade, baked and the main ingredient must be flour.

2) No cookie mixes, or meringues.

3) All Participants hoping to take home cookies must bring 4 dozen pre-bagged, 4 cookies per baggie and clear baggies only.  (The baggies can be Christmas design but still need to be able to see inside it)

4) There is a limit of 2 types of the same cookie allowed.

5) Attach a copy of the recipe to each bag.

6) Please note on the bag or recipe if nuts are used in the cookies

7) Open to all, ages 10 to adult.

8)  Christmas attire is encouraged.

 

 

Religious Goods Room Christmas Raffle

November 26-27th through the weekend of December 10-11th the Religious Goods Room will for the first time, will raffle after all the masses a Fontanini Nativity set worth approximately $225. Tickets can be purchased in the religious goods room where the nativity set will be on display.  The tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10. 

The winner will be notified on Monday Dec. 12th.

 

     

GET GIFT CARDS FOR ALL YOUR THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS SHOPPING NEEDS!!!!

Thanksgiving is this month & soon Christmas right after!!!  Are you beginning to think about that shopping list? What to buy, who to buy for, where to buy it, when to buy it, buy from the internet or drive to a store? So much to think about but did you know we offer a hassle free Gift Card Program?  You can buy gift cards now and use them to purchase all your Christmas gifts or give them as gifts this holiday season. The gift cards can be great stocking stuffers or additions to presents for family and friends. You can also take those gift cards and use them for daily purchases like a night out with the family at your favorite restaurant, those visits to the grocery store for Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner, or buying gas for your car/snow blower.

When you buy gift cards from us you pay no fees and you are supporting our Lifelong Faith Formation for our children, teens and adults. Plan ahead this holiday season and take advantage of our simple Gift Card Program.  

There are more than THREE HUNDRED gift card brands to choose from

Our next order will be going out December 5th so please have your order forms and payment into the parish office by 1 pm Monday afternoon.  Don’t forget to view the website for ALL the available gift cards to purchase. Call Katie at 630-837-5411 with questions or inquiries!!

ORDER FORM - shops               ORDER FORM - restaurants 

Gift Card Program Website         List of ALL available Retailers

 

    

 

 

Strength, or fortitude, is the gift that enables us to do those things inspired by understanding and counsel, even if they are difficult. John the Baptist displays this gift in the Gospel when he challenges the Pharisees. Fortitude gave him the courage to die for his faith. Knowledge is similar to counsel (knowing how to act) in that we begin to see what God wants for us in this world. It includes an understanding of the scriptures and how God's word applies to our lives. Knowledge leads us to deeper revelations of the truths of our faith. This can lead to the sixth gift, piety (seventh in Isaiah's text--"delight in the Lord"). Piety is a willingness to worship and love God, a desire to be close to God in prayer. Piety leads us to rely totally on God and humbly ask God's help.

 

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.”

Lifelong Faith Formation  

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.

 

Advantages of E-Giving

We would like to remind all who did not yet sign up to make contributions on-line that E-Giving is available!
Here are some of the benefits E-Giving provides for you:

1. Make one-time donations or easily set-up recurring gifts based on the convenience of         your schedule,
2. Unable to attend services? You can now donate anytime, anywhere, 
3. Access your E-Giving history anytime, anywhere and have it available for tax time
    without waiting for us to mail it to you, 
4. All of your banking data is 100% secure and no banking information is stored by the church
5. Register online for upcoming events through E-Giving quickly and easily 24/7.
Please feel free to contact us in the church office for more information on this wonderful service or
click here to register

Parish Registration Update
We are asking all registered parishioners to update their family information and provide your email address. We would like to begin communicating through email in order to communicate more effectively and save paper and postage. You can email the information to the parish office at info@stpeterdamian.org.

Daily Readings

 


Weekend Masses in the Church    
Saturdays at 5:00 PM
Sundays at 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 AM
Daily Mass in the Chapel    
Mass: 8:30 am
Monday through Friday
Sacrament of Reconciliation    
4:00 on Saturdays or by appointment
Office Hours    
PARISH OFFICE:
Monday through Friday:
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM


LIFELONG FAITH FORMATION OFFICES:
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

News    
Parish Transformation Implementation