LENT FASTING AND ABSTINENCE 

Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

Fasting is obligatory from age 18 until age 59 on Good Friday. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. Abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 & on. 
 

 

Join us for Lenten Soup & Prayer on April 5th at 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall. We will be breaking bread, serving up bowls of hearty soup, and listening to a guest speaker who will lead us on our Lenten Journey. 

We ask that you register for this free event so that we can

adequately provide for all.

Sign-up sheets are in the vestibule or call the Parish Office to register.

 

 

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:

March 29, April 12, April 19, & April 26

Lectio Divina Handouts and Scripture Reading(s) and their links for the next Bible Study (Wednesday, March 29):

Handouts

Readings -  Taken from Sunday Readings the week after (April 2nd)
1)EZ 37:12-14;  2)PS 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8;  3)ROM 8:8-11;  4)JN 11:1-45         
 

FIRST ANNUAL "SHARE HIS LOVE" LENTEN FOOD DRIVE

The High School Interactive Faith Formation teens and the Northern Illinois Food Bank are off to a great start with the 1st Annual Share His Love Food Drive 2017.  Our goal is to collect 500 lbs. of food and $500 in monetary donations. As of March 1st we have collected and packed 30 boxes of donated food items towards are goal and collected $100 in monetary donations on our website solvehungertoday.org/fooddrive. To donate please go to the site and select “Donate/Find a Fundraiser”.  When on that page select “Search for a Team” and use our name “Share His Love”. When you have clicked on the "Share His Love" link you will be redirected to the page to offer a monetary donation. May God bless you all for your kindness and generosity.

Most needed food itemsWhole grain cereal, oatmeal, whole grain pasta, brown rice, canned fruit in juice, low sodium canned vegetables, instant breakfast drink mix (no sugar added), low sodium pasta sauces, low sodium soups, spices and seasonings, dry whole beans, lentils, canned chicken (in water), canned tuna (in water), all natural peanut butter.

We have already boxed up 30 BOXES!!! Thank you for your support!!

 

 Save the date!  Totus Tuus in coming Back!!!!!

Mark your Calendars!  The week of July 9th through July 14th Totus Tuus Summer Youth Program is returning to Saint Peter Damian Catholic Church.  This week-long Catholic youth program is dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship for students entering grades 1st -12th. The program strives to help young people to understand their faith through catechesis so that they may live in today’s world and help develop their relationship with Jesus Christ, all with the emphasis on FUN! 

Contact the Faith Formation Office for more details! 630-830-2295

REGISTRATION FORM HERE

 

Join the Precious Tots Preschool Staff for Summer Fun!   Games, Crafts, Music, Dancing, Play, Stories, Prayer, and academics to keep our brains and bodies working strong through summer break!   July 10-14, 2017 For students entering 4 year old preschool or Kindergarten in the fall     9:00 am – Noon each day                         *students must be potty trained*           40/camper     $35 for Precious Tots Preschool Students (current students or students enrolled for 2017-18)  Call, email, or download registration for HERE.                           preschool@stpeterdamian.org  630-974-7733

 

 

Sometimes other people try to shame us. In today's Gospel, Jesus' disciples asked whose sin caused the man to be born blind. The Pharisees told the man that he was born in sin. Jesus, however, told his disciples that the man had not sinned, and furthermore, the Pharisees themselves were the sinners because they had judged the blind man. So when we know that God forgives us and still loves us, we don't have to fear what others might think. Let us instead hold our sins up to the light of forgiveness and be free of our shame.

 

 

    GET GIFT CARDS FOR ALL YOUR EASTER PLANNING & 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 next order will be going out March 27th 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!!

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

ORDER FORM - shops               ORDER FORM - restaurants 

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

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

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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