Welcome to our St. Peter Damian Parish Website!

 
Parish Registration  
Are you new to the area and looking for a home church?  Are you a faithful attendant of St. Peter Damian but not registered?  Our doors are open to everyone in the community.  Becoming a registered parishioner means that you are active in the Catholic Community and have a strong desire to be a part of the parish life.  Registration is simple and can be done by contacting the parish office during business hours.  Please contact the parish office at (630) 837-5411 or you can email us at info@stpeterdamian.org

Please click on the green link below for the EM Schedule:

 Extraordinary Minister Schedule for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

 

 Mass Schedule for the Holiday

 Saturday, December 23rd (Weekend Mass)

5:00 PM- Main Church

Sunday, December 24th (Weekend Mass)

8:00 AM- Main Church

9:30 AM- Main Church

11:00 AM- Main Church

Sunday, December 24th (Christmas Eve)

4:00 PM- Main Church

4:15 PM- Hardy Hall

10:00 PM- Main Church

Monday, December 25th ( Christmas Day)

**Holy Day of Obligation**

 9:30 AM- Main Church

11:00 AM- Main Church

**To fulfill your Sunday obligations mass attendance is required on either Saturday evening or Sunday morning.  To fulfill your Christmas obligation mass attendance is required either Sunday evening or Monday morning.  Attending mass only once during these three days will not fulfill your obligations.**

 

During this Advent season, experience the spirituality of the season, the anticipation and expectation of the birth of our Lord and fellowship with faith communities. 

 The Filipino American Community of St. Peter Damian Church is inviting you, your family and friends to join in the celebration of Simbang Gabi on:

Friday, December 15th at 7:00 pm. 

 Mass will be celebrated by

Fr. Mario Quejadas and Fr. Chris. 

A reception is scheduled after mass.

 

 

Advent Reconciliation Service

 An Advent Reconciliation Service will be held on Saturday, December 16th at 2:30 pm in the Main Church.

 

 

 

 

A great big thank you to our confirmation class teens for helping organize the Giving Tree gift packages on December 3.  They worked hard and as a team to ensure that the packages would be ready for pick-up by Catholic Charities the next day.  The whole effort went very smoothly and, thanks to our generous parishioners and our teens, three hundred children in need will have presents to open this Christmas.  God bless you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Sunday of Advent
Reasons to Rejoice

Saint Paul seems to be throwing out a handful of sayings that may sound overly optimistic, but are actually very practical. "Rejoice always? Who can do that?" It sounds absurd, but the next two lines give it context: If we pray constantly and thank God for all that happens to us, we have reason to rejoice. Whatever happens is the will of God for us. Even the bad things, things we don't like, can be allowed by God, so that God can bring good out of them. God allows sin because it leads to forgiveness, an experience of God's love for us. And God allows even death, because God can bring us to eternal life.
The next two sayings may be a little obscure. When Paul tells us not to quench the Spirit, he means we should be open to what the Holy Spirit moves us to do. "Prophetic utterances" refer to things that other people were inspired to proclaim. If we pray constantly (1 Thessalonians 5:17) we won't be so distracted by the things of this world that we cannot hear the promptings of the Holy Spirit in us. We won't be so critical of others that we miss what the Spirit is telling us through them.
How do we know if something really is from the Spirit? The next phrase helps with that: Test everything. Retain what is good (1 Thessalonians 5:21). Use the scriptures, the teachings of the Church, and your conscience to decide whether the Spirit is moving you, or if advice you hear is worthwhile. And most of all trust God to help with all this because God wants us to be holy. God will make us holy if we only allow it. Then we will be ready for the coming of the Lord, whether through the sacraments, the celebration of Christmas, or God's final coming in glory. I'd say that's a reason to rejoice.

 

St. Peter Damian Bible Study Group

Come join our bible study group at St. Peter Damian! The meetings will be held at two different times on Wednesdays at 9:10 a.m. after morning Mass in Fellowship Hall, lower level of the Chapel, and 7:00 p.m. in the Resource Center, lower level of the Rectory. Find the dates below. The meetings will NOT be held on days with Soup and Prayer or during Holy Week. The bible study will be topical focusing an objective study of a certain teaching of the Catholic Church. This will be coupled with a reflective approach using Lectio Divina (Divine Reading) as a tool to integrate what we learn in our lives and encounter God and through the scriptures. Click here for the Lectio Divina  Bible Study Page.

Wednesday Bible Study Dates are: October 4, 11, 18, & 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; December 6, 13, 20 & 27. 

** Bible Study reminders are also posted in the weekly bulletin**

Lectio Divina Handouts and Scripture Reading(s) and their links for the next Bible Study :

Handouts

 

 

Do you have a 2 year old?  Come and join us for "Two and You" a FREE parent/tot class being offered by our preschool staff.  There are classes posted throughout December.  Please sign up at the following website: Two & You

 

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

Daily Readings

 


Weekend Masses in the Church    
Saturdays at 5:00 PM
Sundays 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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