Welcome to our St. Peter Damian Parish Website!

 

 

PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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St. Peter Damian Parish Invites Youth in 6th grade through 12th to join us for a frightening good time at Great America's Fright Fest on September 30th!

As part of this event, teens will be required to attend a special Mass in the Chapel at 8:30 am.  After Mass we will depart from St. Peter Damian.  Teens are asked to bring money for food, games and souvenirs.  We will leave Great America at 6:30 pm.  The cost of the trip is $15.00. Transportation will be provided by the parish.  The deadline for registration is Monday, September 24th in the Parish Office.  Payment is due by Wednesday, September 26th payable to St. Peter Damian.

The registration form can be picked up at the Parish or Faith Formation Office and will also be available in the vestibule after all Masses on the weekend of September 22nd and 23rd.

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 On behalf of Fr. Chris and the staff at St. Peter Damian we would like to send our Congrats to Fr. Zachariah Chichester.  Fr. Zach was ordained Priest at the Catherdral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, NY. on June 16, 2018.  As most may remember, Fr. Zach was a part of Mundelein Seminary's Teaching Parish Program and he was one of the seminarians St. Peter Damian was so lucky to have.

We are honored to have Fr. Zach come and celebrate Mass here at St. Peter Damian on Sunday, September 23rd at 11:00 AM. 

Please join the staff and all of our parishioners in celebrating Mass and having some sweets and refreshments after Mass in the Coffee Room of Hardy Hall.

"It is my great desire to be a worthy instrument of grace who will build up Christ's body, bringing the healing power of Christ to every situation and person.  God bless you all!

- Fr. Zachariah Chichester

     

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The 2018-2019 Children's Liturgy of the Word will begin on Sunday, October 7th at the 9:30 am Mass.  Children 3 years old and up are welcomed to join us as we share the Word of God with them in Hardy Hall.

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We've Moved!

The Women of Grace Ministry has moved to a new location!  Please join us in the St. John Paul II Resource Center located in the lower level of the Rectory.  Please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, September 25th!  Come early to socialize at 6:00 pm, meeting starts at 6:30 pm!

 

 

Are you or someone you know interested in completing the sacraments?

If you answered yes then R.C.I.A. is for you!  Our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a class offered through St. Peter Damian Church.  For more information please email or call the Parish Office.

You can also print the RCIA Registration form found below.  Please make sure to complete the form, provide proof of any completed sacraments and submit back to the parish.  Forms can be dropped off at the Parish Office Monday- Friday 9 am- 2 pm, mailed to the office or emailed to the email address listed below.

RCIA Registration Form

(630) 837-5411 or info@stpeterdamian.org

 

Divine Mercy Prayer Group 

 

The Divine Mercy Prayer Group will start to meet on Friday, September 21st at 3:00 pm in the Chapel.  The ministry is looking for members to join.  As a member you will receive a Divine Mercy booklet to use each time you attend the prayer meeting.  If you are interested in joining this ministry please make sure that you attend the first meeting scheduled and speak to Bill Rohrich or Bob Perri.
 

Bible Study Group

Come join our bible study group!  The meetings are held at two different times on Wednesday at 9:10 am after morning Mass in Fellowship Hall, lower level of the Chapel and 7:00 pm in the Resource Center, lower level of the Rectory.  The bible student will be topical focusing on objective study of a certain teaching of the Catholic Church.  This will be coupled with a reflective approach using Lecto Divina (Divine Reading) as a tool to integrate what we learn in our lives and encounter God through the scriptures.

Bible Study Dates for the Month of September:

September 5, 12, 19, 26

 

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St. Peter Damian Church SPRED Program

SPRED is a Faith Formation program for children and adults with special needs.

Small faith communities welcome these individuals and offer the promise of inclusion in the sacramental life of the parish.

Every parish in the Archdiocese of Chicago is called to offer appropriate faith formation for persons of all ages with special needs.  SPRED is the answer to that call. Parishes work in collaboration with one another. A group of parishes form a network of SPRED programs to respond to both children and adults with developmental and/or cognitive disabilities.  

St. Peter Damian is part of this mission.  A SPRED group for children 6-10 years old will begin at our parish in the fall.  This group will meet every other Thursday evening from 6:00-7:30pm in the chapel lower halls.

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St. Peter Damian would like to begin a Young Adults Group.  The purpose of the group is to provide an enjoyable, regular time, wherein young men and women can put down their cell phones, build good and lasting friendships, deepen their faith with regular prayer, increase their knowledge with instruction and conversation and simply have some time away from the craziness of the world with people of like hearts and minds.  It is about growing authentic relationships with your brothers and sisters and with Jesus Christ.

 This group is open to all young men and women, ages 21-35, single and married. 

 Please contact the Parish Office for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  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, Youth Ministry 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. 

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INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Hanover Township is providing free job and career assistance services to the Hanover Township community.

Are you needing assistance  with your job search? The Employment Support Center is here to help with one on one counseling appointments every Monday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Please visit the Hanover Township Community Center at:

7431 Astor Avenue

Hanover Park, IL. 60133

Phone: 630-540-9085 ext. 237 or Email: Employmentsupport@Hanover-Township.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Weekend Masses in the Church    
Saturday at 5:00 PM
Sunday 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
((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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