Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles.
 Isaiah 40:31

July 27, 2014 - Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Eucharistic Adoration
Eucharistic Adoration Everyone is invited to come and spend some time with Jesus at the Eucharistic Adoration on the First Friday of August
(August 1).
Eucharistic Adoration will be held in the Chapel after 8:30 am Mass from 9:00-11:00 am.


Register for Preschool 

Our Preschool registration is going very well.  We are happy to extend an academic and faith based program to our families. Like no other, our preschool:
~ Is a rich environment that encourages  
   children to observe, be active, make choices
   imagine and experiment
~ Helps children to develop socially and
   emotionally, and foster a positive attitude
   toward life.
~ Engages children to expand their problem
   solving skills, logical thinking, verbal
   communication, beginning reading and
   writing, and make-believe play. ~ Provides faith based learning to experience the love of God.

Register at 630-830-2295 or  Classes start in September.  Register now to save your spot!  Call now to receive a savings up to $300! All students must be potty trained
3 year old classes Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-11:30 am (must be 3 by September 1)
4 year old classes Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9-11:30 am (must be 4 by September 1)   

For more information - please click here

The Pampered Chef - Precious Tots Fundraiser
Support our Precious Tots Preschool and "Pamper" your kitchen! Learn a quick and easy budget-friendly dinner recipe at our Pampered Chef fundraiser show!  Proceeds are being donated to our Preschool Program! July 27th after 9:30 and 11:00 masses in Fellowship Hall (across the parking lot from the church). Pick one show time to attend and RSVP online or in the lobby of the church. Can't attend?  You can order online to support the fundraiser. Visit the show page for more details,  to browse the catalog, order online, and RSVP.  Access the show page: Click in the top left corner: “Shows you’re invited to” “Looking for a specific show” Enter in PRECIOUS TOTS as the host first and last name. Contact Kristen Dompke for more information or to order over the phone.  Office/Voice: 847-214-1038 or
Life Line Screening
St. Peter Damian Catholic Church is pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on 8/7/2014. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit
Faith Formation Registration
We welcome all families who missed April registration to register for Faith Formation. We offer classes from Kindergarten to High School. Registration forms are available in the Faith Formation office and families may register during office hours. Please call, email or visit us in the office with any questions. 

Mary of Nazareth - An epic film August 13 & 14 7:00 pm in the Chapel Halls
This full-length feature film captures the essence of Mary’s profound faith and trust in God amidst the great mysteries that she lived with as the Mother of the Messiah, her compassionate humanity and concern for others, and the deep love that she and Jesus shared for one another. This movie underscores her special role in God’s plan for our redemption, her unique relationship with Christ, and the tremendous suffering that she endured in union with his passion and death, as well as her serene joy at his Resurrection. The $5.00 Pass Cards include unlimited popcorn service. Get your pass cards right now. Invite your friends. This is a big screen film presentation.

Year of Sacraments - One word at the time 


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.

High School Interactive Classes 

With Faith Formation Registration this April we are opening High School Interactive Classes for 10-12th grade. Sessions will meet one time per month for 7 months.

September 14 -Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass
The Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held on Sunday, September 14. Couples married in 1964 interested in attending this celebration should contact their parish to register. For information call the Marriage 
and Family Ministries O?ce at 312-534-8351
Chili's Pepper Partner Fundraiser

Beginning May 1st and running through July 31st, participating Chili's locations will donate 15% (excluding tax) of your total dine - in or carry - out bill to St. Peter Damian. Funds raised will help support programming for Faith For- mation. It's simple to participate, just bring a voucher and present it when paying for your order. Vouchers can be found online, on the bulle n boards in the vestibule of the Church, or in all parish offices. Feel free to copy and distribute vouchers as you like, just not on Chili's property please.

Please click here to retrieve the coupon

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
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    
Monday through Friday:
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Friday July 4 - Office CLOSED

Faith Formation Office Hours
Monday: 8:30-3:30
Tuesday: 10:00-9:00
Wednesday: 3:00-9:00
Thursday: closed
Friday: 8:30-3:30
Saturday: 8:00-1:00
Friday July 4 - Office CLOSED