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


 

The Chili's Pepper Partner Fundraiser

Enjoy dining at Chili’s from 9/1/15 to 11/30/15, supporting our Lifelong Faith Formation: children, teens, adults.  Participating Chili’s locations will donate 15% (excluding tax) of your total dine-in or carry-out bill to St. Peter Damian.  It’s simple to participate, just bring in a voucher and present it when paying for your order.  Vouchers can be found online, on the bulletin 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.

 
 

Precious Tots Preschool Registration

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.
Please call Kristen Dompke at
630-974-7733 or email preschool@stpeterdamian.org

 

For more information visit this link

Please click here for the Registration Form

Immunization Form

WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday
5:00 pm

Sunday
8:00, 9:30, 11:00 am 
& 6:00 pm in Polish

Peter speaks for the Apostles: "You are the Holy One of God" (John 6:69). They have been with him for so long. They have experienced his deep humanity and touched the edge of what they discern to be divinity. But can they make that wild leap? Well, yes, they can and they do. They will surely fail in the coming years, but they make their intentions known here.

The same eternal life is his gift freely and generously given. All we can do is receive this gift of life--or not. Jesus says, in effect, "Can you receive me as the bread of your life?"

Can we shape our life around this Eucharist? Can it make a difference tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow? Can we return every Sunday and assemble with people we know--and perhaps know too well--and try again? Can our life in him make a difference in this world today? 

 

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.”

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Women of Grace

Women of Grace gather to share and strengthen their faith in an inviting and spiritual atmosphere. Join us at 7:00 pm in the lower level of the Chapel in Fellowship Hall. Our upcoming gathering is on September 8th.                         

St. John Paul II's last written words were those of the Regina Caeli message that he had prepared to deliver the next day, Sunday April 3, 2005: "Jesus, I trust in You, have mercy on us and on on the whole world. Amen."

The 10th Anniversary of John Paul II's death falls on April 2, Holy Thursday, the beginning of the Great Easter Triduum. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are in the process of completing the planning to renovate our church sanctuary. The new design better utilizes the space and provides many benefits:
 

Placing the cross and the tabernacle in the sanctuary as our center of attention during the mass. 

Emphasizing the significance of the Holy Spirit in the Eucharist in the form of a Holy Spirit Dove Stained Glass. 

Having an extended stained glass soffit to remind us of the inspiration that comes from God. 

On the right side of the sanctuary there will be a new sacristy with a glass door On the left side of the sanctuary there will be a new reconciliation room with a glass door 

Providing more prominent space for two new shrines: St. Peter Damian and the Holy Family. 

Replacing the chairlift on the left side with a handicapped ramp. 

Designating more space for our choir, piano, organ, and other musicians. 

Greater family space for the sacrament of Baptism. 

Flexible space for church events like The Shroud of Turin and Mary Magdalene's relic. 

Additional seating.

The initial planning has been completed and renderings of the renovated space are on display in the vestibule.  Approval to proceed has been received from the Parish Finance Council, the Parish Pastoral Council, and the Archdiocese of Chicago.  

The renovation of our church sanctuary will begin on Monday, May 18th. All weekend masses will be celebrated in Hardy Hall beginning the weekend of May 23/24. Thank you for your cooperation, prayers, and generous spirit.

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 

Besides all activities planned with Youth Ministry, beginning this year our parish offers interactive High School classes. All who have registered please mark the following dates:  April 8. 
We thank parents and high schools students for joining these classes

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
and 6:00 pm in Polish
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 -3:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am -9:00 pm
Wednesday: 3:00 pm -9:00 pm
Thursday: closed
Friday: 8:30 am -3:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am -1:00 pm

Liturgical Schedule    
News    
Parish Transformation Implementation