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

July 20, 2014 - Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

New Evangelization Project
Heaven Changes Everything by Todd & Sonja Burpo is the follow up to the book, Heaven is for Real, the story of their four year old son’s visit to heaven and back . Now, in this new book, there are more than forty inspirational readings based on excerpts from their first book. Through their own experiences and stories from hundreds of readers, they show you how believing in heaven helps us survive hardships here on earth. The daily readings provide a reminder that God’s incredible gift of heaven awaits us.


Register for Preschool 

Our Preschool registration is going very well.  We are happy to extend an academic and faith based program to our families. 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.

Register at 630-830-2295 or  Classes start in September.  Register now to save your spot!  Call now to receive a savings up to $300! All students must be potty trained
3 year old classes Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-11:30 am (must be 3 by September 1)
4 year old classes Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9-11:30 am (must be 4 by September 1)   

For more information - please click here

The Pampered Chef - Precious Tots Fundraiser
Support our Precious Tots Preschool and "Pamper" your kitchen! Learn a quick and easy budget-friendly dinner recipe at our Pampered Chef fundraiser show!  Proceeds are being donated to our Preschool Program! July 27th after 9:30 and 11:00 masses in Fellowship Hall (across the parking lot from the church). Pick one show time to attend and RSVP online or in the lobby of the church. Can't attend?  You can order online to support the fundraiser. Visit the show page for more details,  to browse the catalog, order online, and RSVP.  Access the show page: Click in the top left corner: “Shows you’re invited to” “Looking for a specific show” Enter in PRECIOUS TOTS as the host first and last name. Contact Kristen Dompke for more information or to order over the phone.  Office/Voice: 847-214-1038 or
Women of Grace - New Ministry
The ladies of the parish and community are invited to participate in Women of Grace - a new parish ministry. Women of Grace gather to share and strengthen their faith in an inviting and spiritual atmosphere.  A time for prayer, reflection and community. Our mission will be to find ways to deepen our relationship with God, learn to become better examples, and help each other see how God interacts with us every day of our lives. Join us on Tuesday, July 22, at 7:00 pm in the Saint John Paul II Resource Center (lower level of the Parish Office). We hope to see you there! Please call the parish office at 630-837-5411 to register.
Faith Formation Registration
We welcome all families who missed April registration to register for Faith Formation. We offer classes from Kindergarten to High School. Registration forms are available in the Faith Formation office and families may register during office hours. Please call, email or visit us in the office with any questions. 

Mary of Nazareth - An epic film coming soon
This full-length feature film about the life of Our Lady, shot in English in High Definition, was filmed in Europe in very authentic locales with outstanding cinematography, a strong cast, and a majestic music score . Actress Alissa Jung gives a beautiful, compelling and inspired portrayal of Mary. Everyone is touched by the portrayal of Mary so movingly revealed on film. Movie passes will be available next weekend after all the Masses.

Totus Tuus Summer Faith Camp - June 15 - 20 
Totus Tuus Summer Camp was held the week of June 15th. The teen program was well attended. The teens had great discussions, played and prayed together. On Tuesday evening the teens attended Adorations and had the opportunity to go to Confession. The week ended with an indoor camp fire, great snacks and wonderful friendships. The day program of Totus Tuus had 82 lively children who attended the week. These children had a desire to learn about our Blessed Mother and Jesus. During the week the children had discussions on the Ten Commandments and the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. The children learned songs, took part in daily mass, prayed the Angelus daily, and watched some really amusing skits. The day program ended with a huge water fight outside of Hardy Hall on Friday. Totus Tuus Summer Camp brought the Blessed Mother and Jesus closer to all who attended. What a great week it was for our teens and children.

Please click on this link to view the photos

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 

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.

September 14 -Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass
The Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held on Sunday, September 14. Couples married in 1964 interested in attending this celebration should contact their parish to register. For information call the Marriage 
and Family Ministries O?ce at 312-534-8351
Chili's Pepper Partner Fundraiser

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.

Please click here to retrieve the coupon

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
Friday July 4 - Office CLOSED

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
Friday July 4 - Office CLOSED