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

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 preschool@stpeterdamian.org


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.
 

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March 1, 2015 -  Second Sunday of Lent

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross will be celebrated in the Chapel on every Friday of the Lenten season at 7:00 pm. The following ministries will be leading the reflections:
Feb 20th - Lectors, Feb 27th - Faith Formation and Altar Servers,
March 6th - Ministers of the Holy Communion,
March 13th - Fr. Walter, March 20th - Ushers,
March 27th - Fr. Walter

Overnight Lock-In


Overnight Lock-In Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center 5050 Sedge Blvd, Hoffman Estates 
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm to 7:00 am
Cost: $25.00 per person

A fun night locked in the gym enjoying basketball, volleyball, swimming, rock wall climbing and other sports.
A minimum of 10 participants is required. Teen Participants & Adult Volunteers interested in chaperoning should contact the Faith Formation Office at 630-830-2295 to reserve a spot.
OPEN TO TEENS GRADES 7 TO 12 TEENS ARE INVITED TO BRING THEIR FRIENDS

Annual Fundraiser Fannie May Candy Bars

Once again St. Peter Damian Faith Formation will be conducting our annual fundraiser and partnering with Fannie May. Boxes of Fannie May candy bars are being distributed to Faith Formation families this week. We ask families and friends to support our endeavor. The candy bars come in 6 different varieties which include, milk chocolate, milk chocolate almond, milk chocolate caramel, milk chocolate peanut butter, milk chocolate crisped rice and dark chocolate mint cookie crunch. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me.” With everyone’s help the money raised will be used to assist qualified families who need some financial assistance with Faith Formation. Please watch the bulletin for the date to see when these delectable candy bars will be sold after all weekend masses.

Women of Grace

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

Festival of Forgivnes

Everyone is Invited 
Every human being lives with elements of brokenness. Every human soul knows its fragility. In Chicago, we are more aware than ever of the wounds inflicted on our city and its people by violence, gangs, drugs, domestic abuse, child neglect, economic injustice, and a spirit of mistrust among people of different races, cultures, languages, and ways of life. The city begs for the mercy of God and for healing. And the Catholic Church in Chicago wants to be a field hospital where all people can find the medicine of God’s mercy. 

Encounter God’s Mercy
This focused time to encounter the mercy of God in our lives is inspired by Pope Francis who called the Church in Rome to a “Festival of Forgiveness,” an annual Lenten observance to embrace God’s mercy. In the Archdiocese of Chicago, we join our Holy Father and local churches throughout the world in their observance of this graced opportunity.

Grade Level Liturgies 

March 1st - The First Communion students - 9:30am Sunday Mass
March 8th - The Sixth Grade students - 9:30am Sunday Mass
March 8th - The Eighth Grade students - 11:00am Sunday Mass

What does my faith have to do with the Church

No one can believe alone and by himself, just as no one can live alone and by himself. We receive the faith from the Church and live it out in fellowship with the people with whom we share our faith. Faith is the most personal thing a person has, yet it is not a private matter. Anyone who wants to believe must be able to say both "I" and "we.” The Church was the one who handed the faith down through the centuries, preserved it from falsifications, and caused it to shine forth again and again. Believing is therefore participation in a common conviction. The faith of others supports me, just as the fervor of my faith enkindles and strengthens others.

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: 
 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 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    
Monday through Friday:
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM


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

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