Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles.
 Isaiah 40:31

January 25th, 2015 - Third Sunday in ordinary time

Eucharistic Adoration

Everyone is invited to come and spend some time with Jesus  at the Eucharistic Adoration on the First Friday of February (Feb 6).  Eucharistic Adoration will be held in the Chapel after 8:30 am Mass from 9:00-10:00 am. We will be praying for our families and peace in the world.

Pope Francis a living Legacy 

We are all created for some definite purpose, in a particular time and place. But how do we find our mission? We can look to great examples. Pope Francis pours his heart into serving God, his Church, and the world, actively addressing the needs of our time. This book looks at his life and the men who inspire him. Like the Pope, we can discover how to become all God created us to be. Our new Evangelization project has begun. All books are available in the lobby of the Church. If you are able to donate $2.00 per book we greatly appreciate it. 

Precious Tots Preschool Registration

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

3 Year Old: Tuesday and Thursdays 9:15-11:15 am Early Bird Tuition Rate: $750 ($100 non refundable deposit & registration form due by February 14th) Tuition Rate after Feb 14: $850 A $100 non refundable deposit and registration forms are required to hold child's spot. Deposit is applied towards tuition payment.

4 Year Old: Mon/Wed/Fri 9:15-11:45 am Early Bird Tuition Rate: $950 ($150 non refundable deposit & registration form due by February 14th)Tuition Rate after Feb 14: $1050 A $150 non refundable deposit and registration forms are required to hold child's spot. Deposit is applied towards tuition payment.

For more information visit this link

Please click here for the Registration Form

Immunization Form

Adult Faith Formation Presents - SYMBOLON

Catholicism is an entire way of life. But today it’s not known. We might be familiar with different aspects of the Catholic faith. But how does it all fit together? And what difference does it make for our lives?

SESSIONS BEGIN ON JAN 29 AND WILL BE ON THE FOLLOWING THURSDAYS FEB 5, 12, 19, 26; MARCH 5, 12. All are welcome. Please call the parish office or email us to register.


Women of Grace

Women of Grace gather to share and strengthen their faith in an inviting and spiritual atmosphere. Join us on Tuesday, February 10, at 7:00 pm in the Coffee Room in the Church. Entrance is through Hardy Hall.                               

Faith Formation Schedule for January 2015

As we begin 2015 please make note of the Faith Formation schedule for the 2nd and 3rd weeks of January.
Tuesday, January 6th (4:00pm-5:30pm) Kindergarten, 3rd and 4th grade
Tuesday, January 6th (7:00pm-8:30pm) 5th and 6th grade
Wednesday, January 7th (7:00pm-8:30pm) Confirmation
Saturday, January 10th (9:00am-11:00am) 3rd and 4th grade
Tuesday, January 13th (4:00pm-5:30pm) Kindergarten, 1st grade and 1st Communion
Tuesday, January 13th (7:00pm-8:30pm) 5th and 6th grade
Wednesday, January 14th (7:00pm-8:30pm) 7th and 8th grade
Saturday, January 17th (9:00am-11:00am) 1st grade and 1st Communion Please note: 2nd grade
Reconciliation will take place on Tuesday, January 13th and Saturday, January 17th.

Grade Level Liturgies for January 2015

The 1st Communion students will participate in the 9:30am Sunday mass on January 4th.
The sixth grade students will participate in the 9:30am Sunday mass on January 11th.
The eighth grade students will participate in the 11:00am Sunday mass on January 11th.
The Confirmation students will participate in the 11:00am Sunday mass on January 18th.
The fourth grade students will participate in the 9:30am Sunday mass on January 25th.

Chili's Pepper Partner Fundraiser

Enjoy dining at Chili’s from November 1 to the end of January, supporting our Lifelong Faith Formation. Participating Chili’s locations will donate 15% (excluding tax) of your total in-in or carry-out bill to St. Peter Damian. t’s simple to participate, just bring in a voucher and present it when paying for your order. Vouchers can be found online, on the bulletin boards in the vestibule of the Church, or in all parish offices.
Feel free to copy and distribute vouchers as you like, just not on Chili’s property

Please click on this link to download the coupon

Adult Faith Formation Presents Padre Pio - MOVIE February 11 at 6:30 pm

This major feature, a dramatic film biography, beautifully depicts the life of one of the most beloved and, at the same time, controversial religious figures of the 20th century.
The viewer is drawn into the life of little Francesco Forgione, who even as a child growing up in Italy, had visions of Jesus, Mary and his guardian angel and professed his desire to become a Franciscan friar by the age of ten.
Viewers will be awed and inspired by this holy priest who bore the stigmata – the wounds of Christ. They will be moved by his profound faith and humility, his compassion for the sick, his miraculous healings of mind, body and spirit, and laugh at his quick wit. They will experience his suffering through physical ailments, attacks by the devil and persecution – even from those within the Church. And they will rejoice at the saintly life of this very human being. This movie presentation runs 214 minutes. We will have two intermissions for refreshments. The $2.00 Pass cards are available in the vestibule of the Church after all masses. Also, they are available in the parish office. Please do not wait until last moment. Seats are limited for this special event.

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.

High School Interactive Classes 

Besides all activities planned with Youth Ministry, beginning this year our parish offers interactive High School classes. All who have registered please mark the following dates: 
Feb 4, March 11, April 8. 
We thank parents and high schools students for joining these classes

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
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    
Monday through Friday:
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Christmas Eve December 24th and Christmas Day December 25th office is closed

Faith Formation Office Hours
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

During the holidays the Faith Formation Office will be closed
The office will be reopen January 5th.