Our Church Family of St. Peter Damian 

is a pilgrim site for the Jubilee of Mercy,
designated by Archbishop Blase J. Cupich.

We are blessed that we have begun this sacred journey on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception with the entire Roman Catholic Church throughout the world. WE WELCOME ALL TO PASS THROUGH THE HOLY DOOR AND EXPERIENCE THE LOVING AND HEALING MERCY OF GOD.

To Teach Who Christ Is Receptions

Our To Teach Who Christ Is campaign is continuing to make progress. The past week we received $26,000 in pledge commitments from 9 families. This brings us to $153,000 or about 20% of our campaign goal. Thank you the 34 families who have pledged! 
 

 

We invite everyone to attend one of two upcoming campaign receptions. The first is Thursday April 28 at 7pm in the Chapel Hall. The second is on May 1 following the 11am Mass and May Crowning also in the Chapel Hall. 

OUR NEW CHURCH SANCTUARY

 

 

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

Click Here for more information

Preschool Summer Camp Application- Click HERE

 

 

GET GIFT CARDS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!!

Did you know we offer a hassle free Gift Card Program? When you buy gift cards from us you pay no fees and you are supporting our Lifelong Faith Formation; children, teens and adults; as we offer additional programs to grow in our Catholic faith. 

The gift cards can be great gifts for family and friends or for your personal use in this new year. Take advantage and select gift cards for those visits to the grocery store, dining in restaurants, department stores, gas stations, and so much more.

There are more than THREE HUNDRED gift cards to choose from

Our next order will be going out May 23rd 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 Katie at 630-837-5411 with questions or inquiries!!

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Gift Card Program Website

 

 

 

In the Acts of the Apostles, Paul and Barnabas remind the other disciples that they would "undergo many hardships to enter the kingdom of God". But in Revelation, John says there will be "no more . . . mourning, wailing or pain". These seem to contradict one another in many ways. These two sides of the Kingdom show how real our faith is and how life is frequently contradictory. A woman in labor moves from pain to joy in seconds after her child is born. She doesn't forget the pain, but knows it is necessary for the joy of new birth. Only the artist knows how much effort and pain went into the creation of a painting, sculpture, or symphony. That's why Jesus in the Gospel talks of his coming death on the cross as the way that God will glorify him. Even God does not do things the easy way. So when Jesus tells us to love one another as he has loved us, he knows what it cost. 

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.”

 

Finally, the renovation our church sanctuary has been completed . 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: Blessed Virgin Mary and St Joseph. 

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.

Our new sanctuary has been blessed on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at 7:45 am Mass. The Altar was consecrated by Bishop Rassas. We are moving forward. Thank you for your cooperation, prayers, and generous spirit. 

St. Peter Damian Music Ministry

 

As our SPD choirs and ensembles have taken some well-deserved time off during the summer, we express our appreciation for their great contribution to our liturgies by leading us in song and inspiring our participation. Summer is coming to an end, but our music ministry is just beginning another year together!  Choirs & Ensembles will resume the week of Labor Day.  Please consider joining the fun with these joy-filled music groups.  There is something for everyone!  Children's Choir, Teen Band, SPD Singers (formerly Adult Choir), One Voice Ensemble, Faithnotes Ensemble, Cantors & Musicians - thank you for all your heartfelt giving of talent and time.

 

One Voice Contemporary Ensemble:  Open to a mix of adult singers and intermediate instrumentalists and beyond, such as guitar, and percussion, string and wind instruments.  Rehearsals- most Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:00pm.  Masses- once a month at 5:00pm on Saturdays.  For more info, please contact Michele Nanto:  musicdirector@stpeterdamian.org

"Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity."  Edwin Hubbel Capin     
Faithnotes Ensemble: (By invitation)  Adult folk-style acoustic ensemble.  Rehearsal times vary.  Masses are normally once a month, usually Saturdays at 5:00pm.  For more info, please contact Michele Nanto: musicdirector@stpeterdamian.org

SPD Singers (previous adult choir)   Any male or female, *high school age* or older who is willing to collaborate with the director and other members of the choir to enhance the liturgy through music.   No previous experience is necessary. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:45 - 8:30pm.  Masses are twice a month.  Most music is taken from our Breaking Bread series and accompanied by piano. For further information, please contact Jen Holcomb: choirdirector@stpeterdamian.org.

Children’s Choir:   Boys and girls, grades 2 - 8 who are comfortable reading.  No previous experience reading music or singing is necessary.  Cantors are chosen from within the choir and trained  by the director based on musical skill, maturity and confidence leading the congregation.   Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30pm.  Masses are twice a month.  For further information, please contact Jen Holcomb:  choirdirector@stpeterdamian.org

Teen Band: Open to a mix of teen singers and intermediate instrumentalists. Ages-13 and up.  Rehearsals-usually 2nd Sunday of each month from 12-1:30pm.  Masses- usually the 3rd Sunday of each month at 11am.  Cantors are trained by the director based on musical skill and interest/confidence leading the congregation. For more info, please contact Jennifer McCabe: jennifer.k.mccabe@gmail.com

Cantors: Anyone interested in being a cantor must be auditioned by a member of the music ministry team.  Please contact Jen Holcomb by email choirdirector@stpeterdamian.org or after mass if you are interested in auditioning.

 

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

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
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

News    
Parish Transformation Implementation