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.

 

 

 

 

 

 St. Peter Damian along with St. Ansgar have partnered up to host the pilgrimage of a lifetime to the Holy Land February 19th- 28th (optional extension to Turkey February 28th-March 3rd).

Visit Nazareth, Bethlehem, Jerusalem as we as other places Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the Apostles visited.

Information about the pilgrimage is available at the Parish Office by calling 630-837-5411, by visiting during business hours or by speaking to Fr. Chris after mass.  All completed forms should be returned to the parish with the deposit.

 

On Sunday, October 22nd at 3:00 pm we will celebrate a "Healing Mass" and administer the Sacrament of Anointing for those in need of physical, spiritual or emotional healing.  All are welcome to this special liturgy.

Are you brave enough to take a Halloween ride through the haunted woods and a walk through the haunted Barn? 

Then join our Youth Ministry Group at Sonny Acres Farm in West Chicago on Friday, October 27th at 6:00 pm!

 St. Peter Damian is hosting this trip for Junior High and High School students. Please contact the Faith Formation Office at 630-837-9424 to reserve a spot. Tickets are $5.00.

 

 

 

Precious Tots Preschool is doing a Holiday Fundraiser!

Your purchase benefits our growing preschool program!

You can even order a wreath to ship directly to someone!  Visit our website for more information: Precious Tots Preschool Wreaths

4 options to order:

  • Email: preschool@stpeterdamian.org
  • Call: (630) 974-7733
  • Visit our table after all masses the weekends of October 14/15 and October 21/22
  • Drop of at our Parish Office between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm Monday-Friday

Payment is due with order.  Emailed orders will be responded to with a total and how to make payment.

All orders are due by October 25th.  Due to our delivery date, we cannot accept later orders.

Orders can be picked up after masses on November 18th & 19th.

 

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

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

 

 

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
"He Alone Is LORD"

In the scriptures, being anointed usually meant you were a prophet or king of Israel. So why is Cyrus given that title? Cyrus was king of Persia when the Babylonians held the people of Israel captive. God used him to defeat the Babylonians and eventually bring the Israelites back to their homes.
One thing this tells us is that God can work through anyone, not just saints and religious. Any time someone does a good deed, God is behind it. Just as God used Cyrus to free the Israelites from their Babylonian captivity, God can use governments to protect the poor, to help rebuild after disasters, or to defend freedom.
In that sense, we can understand what Jesus says about payment to Caesar and to God. Since everything belongs to God, that should be our first allegiance. But when God works through governments, we can give some support to them, by such activities as voting or paying taxes. Let us ask God to work through us also, helping us to proclaim that God alone is LORD.


 GET GIFT CARDS FOR ALL YOUR SHOPPING NEEDS!!!!

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!!

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Gift Card Program Website         List of ALL available Retailers

 

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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