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.

Light the Night

(A Youth Ministry Event)

Come join us for an Evening of Prayer and Reflection for our Youth Groups at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary on Saturday, October 14th 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Deadline to register is Friday, September 22nd.  Permission slips are available at the Faith Formation Office or on Friday at the Youth Ministry Center. All who wish to participate in this event are to meet at the Youth Ministry Center at 4:30 pm.

 

 

 

HOLY FIRE

Who: Any student in Grades 6-9
When: Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 10:00 am to 4:30 pm (Doors open at 9:15 am)
Where: University of Illinois Chicago Pavilion 525 Racine Ave; Chicago, IL.


The Archdiocese of Chicago invites young people in grades 6-9 to a one-day experience of Dynamic speakers, music
and the Sacrament of the Eucharist like they have never before experienced. At Holy Fire, young people will be
called to embrace their baptism and engage with the relevant and powerful Gospel of Jesus.


Students will be leaving St. Peter Damian at 8:30 am on October 21st for Holy Fire at the UIC Pavilion. The cost will
be $15.00 per student including transportation. Everyone should bring a bagged lunch to the event.


The first 20 students that register will receive a Holy Fire t-shirt free. Registration deadline is September 30th.
Please call the Faith Formation Office for more information at 630-830-229

 

 We welcome all families who missed April registration to sign up now for Faith Formation.   Registration forms are available in the Faith Formation Office. Families may register during office hours or call for an appointment.  Please contact the Faith Formation Office at 630-830-2295 for more information. 

 

 

NEW SESSION ADDED!  Due to the popularity of our program, we have added a second class for 3 year old preschoolers for the fall!  If you are interested, contact our Preschool Coordinator, Kristen ASAP to reserve your spot!  Spots are already filling up!  Maximum 14 students in a class with 2 teachers.  630-974-7733  or preschool@stpeterdamian.org

 

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. A link to the handouts on the steps of Lectio Divina as well the scripture passage(s) that will be used for the upcoming bible study will be provided here below ahead of time so that you can take a look at them yourself and be prepared before heading into the meeting. For previous handouts or links to the readings please follow the link to the Bible Study Page.

Wednesday Bible Study Dates for the next month: August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.

**For the first week of August the morning Bible Study Group will be meeting in the coffee room of the main church.

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

Handouts

 


Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
A Clever Woman of Faith


The first reading reminds us that even though the Jews are God's chosen people, foreigners who love the Lord will be accepted into God's house. So why is Jesus being so difficult with the Canaanite woman?
At first he seems to be putting her off. He doesn't answer her, but tells the disciples that he came only for lost sheep of Israel, adding the remark about food going to the dogs. He does this not to discourage her, but to draw a response of faith. He wants to see how persistent she is in her request.

 

                                             

 

 

 

 

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Did you know we offer a hassle free Gift Card Program?  You can buy gift cards now and use them to purchase all you need throughout the month. 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 for the month or for the next 2-6 months by taking advantage of our simple Gift Card Program.  There are more than THREE HUNDRED gift card brands to choose from. Our orders go out the first Monday of each month 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 the Parish Office at 630-837-5411 with questions or inquiries!!

We have already raised $519 in 2016! Let's beat that in 2017!!

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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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