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

April 20, 2014 - Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Holy Saturday - April 19
11:00 am - Blessing of the Easter Baskets 

No confessions or 5:00 pm Mass
8:00 pm - Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday -  April 20
Masses at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 am in theChurch
Masses at 9:35 and 11:15 am in Hardy Hall



All are invited to a solemn and bilingual (English and Polish) Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, at 3:00 pm to give thanks to God for the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. To make
this historical occasion extraordinary we will have a Concert with Brass Orchestra, two youth music groups, and a mariachi band. A light reception will follow in the halls of the Chapel. In addition, we will
have the Prayers of the Faithful in many languages and the Chaplet to Divine Mercy after the Prayer after Communion. This will be a very special event in our Church family organized by the Blessed John Paul
II Polish Club. All are welcome!

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Register for Preschool - Special rates apply in April only
We are offering our families a faith based preschool for children three and four years old. The three year old class will meet twice a week and the four year old class will meet three times a week. Both sessions will be held during morning hours. Right now the preschool area is being renovated with beautiful wall murals, child size cubbies and pint size furniture to accommodate the children. We will be accepting registration for the program during our Faith Formation April registration.
Faith Formation Registration  for 2014 - 15 School Year 
APRIL MAIN REGISTRATION for Elementary, Junior High and High School will take place in Hardy Hall the following dates:
Tuesday, April 22, 6:00– 8:30 pm 
Wednesday, April 23, 6:00 - 8:30 pm 
Saturday, April 26, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Special rates apply only for April - please register your child and save.

Happy Birthday Deacon Matt
As many of you know, Deacon Matt will soon be ordained, and will be returning to the Diocese of La Crosse to begin his priestly ministry. We express much gratitude to him for all the services he has graced
us with. Everyone will have an opportunity to thank
him personally next weekend, April 26/27, after all the masses in the vestibule of the church. Let us wish Deacon Matt Happy Birthday and a multitude of God’s blessings. We have been blessed by his presence here at St. Peter Damian. Happy Birthday and may God Bless you, Deacon Matt!

High School Interactive Classes 

With Faith Formation Registration this April we are opening High School Interactive Classes for 10-12th grade. Sessions will meet one time per month for 7 months.

Totus Tuus Summer Faith Camp - June 15 - 20 -
Save the date, mark your calendar!
 The week of June 15th through June 20th, Totus Tuus Summer Faith Camp is returning to St. Peter Damian Catholic Church.  This week long faith camp is dedicated to help young people develop their relationship with Jesus Christ.  A team of four missionaries (two men and two women, college students and seminarians) from the Midwest area are trained to put on a "parish mission for our youth" in order to teach and inspire them.  The Grade School Program is designed for children entering first through sixth grade in the 2014-2015 year. This program will run Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. Space will be limited to 80 children. The Junior High/High School Program will offer evening sessions for youth entering grades 7-12. The Junior High/High School program will run Sunday through Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. Space will be limited.

2014 Totus Tuus Registration Form

Sunday May 4th - May Crowning

It is a Catholic tradition to honor Mary, our Mother during the month of May. One of the ways we honor Mary is to place on her statue a crown of flowers, this is known as May crowning. This occasion gives children an opportunity to honor the Blessed Mother and give thanks to her for bringing Jesus into the world. May crowning will take place at St. Peter Damian on Sunday, May 4th at the 11:00am mass. After mass, weather permitting, there will be a procession from the Main church to the Marian Shrine where the crowning of Mary will take place. (If it should rain, May crowning will take place in the church at the conclusion of 11:00am Mass.) We invite all children 5 yrs. and up to take part in this special procession. Everyone should wear their Sunday best. 1st Communion children should wear their 1st Communion outfits for this special event. If possible each child should bring a fresh flower that can be placed by the statue of Mary. Children should meet Mrs. Hendrickson in the Vestibule of the church before mass begins.
Chili's Pepper Partner Fundraiser is back
Beginning May 1st and running through July 31st, participating Chili's locations will donate 15% (excluding tax) of your total dine - in or carry - out bill to St. Peter Damian. Funds raised will help support programming for Faith For- mation. It's simple to participate, just bring a voucher and present it when paying for your order. Vouchers can be found online, on the bulle n 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. For questions, please contact Jackie at 630.830.2295630.830.2295.
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 5:00 PM

Faith Formation Office Hours
Monday: 8:30-3:30
Tuesday: 10:00-9:00
Wednesday: 3:00-9:00
Thursday: closed
Friday: 8:30-3:30
Saturday: 8:00-1:00