CHILI'S FUNDRAISER IS BACK!

See our bulletin, vestibule or Parish Offices for the new flyer!  The fundraising will be through the month of April and will be raising money for scholarships for our Faith Formation Students.

 

Share His Love Lenten Food Drive 2017

Our 1st annual Share His Love Food Drive 2017 was a great success.  With the help of our blessed parishioners we collected 1,501 lbs. of food and $425.00 in cash donations.  Together we have provided 1,250 meals and 255 gals. of fresh milk to our hungry neighbors in our community.

Thank you and May God bless you for your kindness and generosity.

 

Please mark your calendars for these important Faith Formation registration dates!  St. Peter Damian Catholic Church April Main Registration for Lifelong Faith Formation will take place on:

LAST DAY IS...

Saturday, April 29th 8:30-11:30 am

 

 We offer kindergarten through freshman Faith Formation for children in our parish. Any Faith Formation registration (which includes book and sacrament fees) paid in full during April registration will receive a $50.00 discount.  Contact the Faith Formation Office at 630-830-2295 or by email at Faithformation@stpeterdamain.org regarding any questions you may have.

 

 

Our program is unique: We have small class sizes, which allow us to meet the needs of each child and offer more support and encouragement on a one-on-one level. We have daily faith based lessons to enrich their connection to God and enhance their understanding of faith. Students will have the opportunity to pray and visit the church during class time. Teachers maintain a close school to home relationship to best support student learning. 

 Our program is affordable: We offer a competitive rate to other local programs. We also offer family and referral discounts! 

 Our program is age specific

3 Yr Old– Tue/Thurs 9—11 am $900 per year

Our 3 year old program introduces students to school. Students work on social skills and self confidence.  They expand academic skills and develop a love for God.

4 Yr Old– Mon/Wed/Fri 9—11:30 am $1100 per year

Our 4 year old program reinforces the previous year’s social emotional skills and builds a deeper relationship with God. Students gain academic confidence and the skills needed to be successful the following year in Kindergarten

Experience 4 Yr Old– Mon-Thurs 9:15 am—12:15 pm $1600 per year

This 4 year old class is for students who have already attended preschool and who turn 5 years old early in the school year.  A longer school day and more academic time, this class is for the more experienced 4 year old.

*Please contact our office to determine appropriate placement before registering for the class*

 

Our preschool coordinator is Kristen Dompke. Please contact her with questions, to schedule a tour, or to enroll. We look forward to hearing from you! Phone: 630-974-7733   email: kdompke@stpeterdamian.org

 

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: May 3, & May 10

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

Handouts

Readings -  Jn 3: 1-21  

 

Today's Gospel has some surprises for the disciples going to Emmaus. The first is that Luke tells us Jesus appeared to them, "but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him" (Luke 24:16). Now I don't think Jesus was wearing glasses like Clark Kent. More likely, they were prevented by their lack of faith. They knew that Jesus had died, so this man who looked familiar couldn't be him. All they had heard was that Jesus' body was missing from the tomb. Luke says they were debating, as if they couldn't decide what to believe. That leads to the second point. No, they were not surprised that the stranger could quote scripture. Most Jewish men were familiar with the scriptures, but they were amazed at how Jesus explained them. Even the disciples had not thought of them as predicting Jesus' suffering and death.

 GET GIFT CARDS FOR ALL YOUR 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 orders go out the first Monday of each month 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 the Parish Office at 630-837-5411 with questions or inquiries!!

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

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 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

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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