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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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“God greatly exalted him, and bestowed on him the name that is above every name…” Philippians 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY UNDER ATTACK

A Concrete Example
For decades, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) has carried out the commitment of the U.S. Bishops to serve and advocate for refugees, asylees, and other forced migrants, immigrants, and other people on the move. Special concern is given to the most vulnerable among these populations, such as the victims of human trafficking. This commitment is rooted in the Gospel mandate that every person is to be welcomed by the disciple as if he or she were Christ Himself and in the right of every human being to pursue, without constraint, the call to holiness.

 

MRS developed years of expertise in actively working to end human trafficking and protect those adults and children who have been exploited through trafficking. In 2006, MRS’s Anti- Trafficking Services Program (ATSP) specifically began administering a federal program to provide intensive case management to foreign national victims of human trafficking identified in the U.S. and its territories. In 2010, through its network of subcontracting agencies, ATSP helped survivors of human trafficking from 64 countries, with the largest number of survivors from India, Mexico, Thailand, the Philippines,

and Haiti. Survivors had been trafficked on farms, in hotels and casinos, in private homes, in spas, and in other industries for the purposes of forced labor and/or sex trafficking.

 

However, despite many years of excellent performance by MRS in administering contract services for victims of human trafficking, in 2011, the federal government changed its

 

 

contract specifications to require MRS to provide or refer

for contraceptive and abortion services in violation of Catholic teaching. The federal government refused to award a grant to MRS despite MRS’s earning a higher objective score from the

government’s independent grant evaluators than two others

that were awarded grants. And those two scored so low that they were deemed unqualified.

 

Religious institutions should not be disqualified from a government contract based on religious belief, and they do not somehow lose their religious identity or liberty upon entering such contracts. And yet a federal court in Massachusetts, turning religious liberty on its head, has since declared that the First Amendment requires such a disqualification—that the government somehow violates religious liberty by allowing Catholic organizations to participate in contracts in a manner consistent with their beliefs on contraception and abortion.

 

Is our most cherished freedom truly under threat?

Among many current challenges, the federal government has discriminated against Catholic humanitarian services based

on their religious beliefs, even when those beliefs had no impact on performance. Religious liberty is more than freedom

of worship; it includes our ability to make our contribution to

the common good of all Americans without having to compromise our faith. Without religious liberty properly understood, all of us suffer, especially victims of human trafficking.

 

 

 

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

 

Come celebrate Mass with us

 

Over 110 of our school and Religious Education students will come together this week to learn more about their faith in the summer program “Totus Tuus”. In this week-long program, the students are given instruction about the Catholic faith.

 

All parishioners are invited to attend the daily Mass with the participants in the Holy Family Chapel each day, Monday through Friday at 11:15am. You do not have to have a child in the summer program to attend Mass. Come and share your faith with these young people!

 

 

Monday:                 Hos 2:16, 17b-18, 21-22; Ps 145:2-9; Mt 9:18-26

Tuesday:                 Hos 8:4-7, 11-13; Ps 115:3-10; Mt 9:32-38

Wednesday:            Hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12; Ps 105:2-7; Mt 10:1-7

Thursday:               Hos 11:1-4, 8c-9; Ps 80:2ac, 3b, 15-16; Mt 10:7-15

Friday:                    Hos 14:2-10; Ps 51:3-4, 8-9, 12-14, 17; Mt 10:16-23

Saturday:                Is 6:1-8; Ps 93:1-2, 5; Mt 10:24-33

Sunday:                  Am 7:12-15; Ps 85:9-14;  Eph 1:3-14 [3-10]; Mk 6:7-13

 

 

 

generosity!

 

 

LOAVES AND FISHES COLLECTION

 

REMINDER:  Next weekend, July 14/15, is our 3rd Sunday of the Month collection for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. Please place your donations on the steps in front of the communion  rail in Church, or by the doors outside  the Chapel  in the Ministry Center    next    weekend.    Thank    you    for    your

 

 

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Saturday, July 7

 

MASS INTENTIONS

 

Do you love your faith?

Do you wish others had that same gift?

 

Vigil Masses for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

5:00 PM              Frank Lubang

6:30 PM              Intention of Michael Kazma

Sunday, July 8—Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

6:30 AM             Raymond Kohs (A)

8:00 AM             Anne Corso

9:30 AM             Harold Bushell

11:00 AM           Vincent James Esposito

12:30 PM            Joseph Archibald, Jr.

5:30 PM              Kathleen Bandera (LATIN MASS)

8:00 PM              Lilly Thorsness

Holy Family Chapel

9:30 AM             In Thanksgiving for the Marriage of Sarah

Schielke and Jason Payne

11:00 AM           Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners

Monday, July 9

6:45 AM             Purgatorial Society

8:00 AM             Pat Rechenmacher

5:15 PM              William Herrmann

6:00 PM              Intention of Lawrence Cullitan (LATIN MASS)

Tuesday, July 10

6:45 AM             Nick and Alice Modaff and Family

8:00 AM             Margaret Rechenmacher (A)

12:30 PM            Mildred Cullitan (LATIN MASS)

5:15 PM              Raymond Schomer

Wednesday, July 11—St. Benedict

6:45 AM             Joe and Sarah Bogusz– 15th Anniversary

8:00 AM             Marie Laveau

5:15 PM              Virginia Cronin

6:00 PM              Bernard Cullitan (LATIN MASS)

Thursday, July 12

6:45 AM             Dora Conley

8:00 AM             Kenneth Drendel (A)

12:30 PM            Intention of Jean Cullitan (LATIN MASS)

5:15 PM              Fr. Lawrence Lynch, CSSR

Friday, July 13

6:45 AM             For Complete Healing of Pam Adamski

8:00 AM             Raquel R. Reyes and Dolores Sagrado Bollozos

12:30 PM            Mary Jane Caserio (LATIN MASS)

Saturday, July 14—Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

6:45 AM             Eva Sauber (A)

8:00 AM             Arthur Wiesbrook (B)

Vigil Masses for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

5:00 PM              Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners

6:30 PM              William McMahon (B)

Sunday, July 15—Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

6:30 AM             Jose and Socorro Alonzo and Deceased Members of the Alonzo Family

8:00 AM             Steve Vucinic

9:30 AM             Vianney D’Silva (A)

11:00 AM           Vincent James Esposito

12:30 PM            Alex Popp

5:30 PM              Kathleen Bandera (LATIN MASS)

8:00 PM              Dominic Ameche

Holy Family Chapel

9:30 AM             For the Intentions of the R.E. Volunteers

11:00 AM           Svec and Kadlec Families

 

PRAYER NETWORK

 

If prayers are needed, please call Jay Albarran, 961-3835; Jean

Oxenreiter, 355-9024; or Connie Wanberg, 355-3056.

 

If so, the New Evangelization needs your help. Ss. Peter and Paul will be reaching out to families registered in the parish in an effort to increase participation and the sense of community in the parish.

 

Prayerfully consider volunteering to be part of a two person team that visits some of our parish families to make a connection, to pray with them and for them, and to invite them to a deeper commitment to parish life. You would be asked to participate in a training session and then to spend approximately 20 hours over the course of 4 to 6 weeks visiting parish families.

 

We would like to get started by late July but this will be an ongoing ministry so please do contact us even if you cannot participate right away.

 

To learn more about this important New Evangelization ministry, please contact Will Marrero by email at sspphomevisit@gmail.com or by phone at 312-362-5065.

 

In this initial phase, we will only be able to visit a fraction of our families, so if you would like to request a visit, please also contact Will Marrero.

 

Baptisms

Children of God and new members of our Parish Family:

 

Bennett Michael Bechtel Beau Francis Binkowski Jovan Esai Calderon Andrew John Czerwinski Genevieve Mary Deyerler Caleigh Lynn Doran William Bernard Eagan, IV Brady Derek Geiss Gabriella Maria Glasgow Grace Ann Hageman

Joy Kathleen Hageman

Adalyn Marie Hall Cecilia Marie Hamsmith Aubrey Vanessa Koens Lucy Michelle Martinez Isabel Cristina Mayen Ethan Meeks

Calvin Jackson Myett Elijah Michael Predny Olivia Casey Szatkowski Isaac Taylor Van Gessel Ashley Ann Wolf

 

We wish these families God’s blessings as they cherish and nurture His precious gift of life!

 

 

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Please Pray For…

 

PRAY FOR THE SICK

 

Please remember in your prayers, the following people who are seriously ill and others who are suffering with long-term or terminal illnesses:

 

Marsha  Adams,  Pam  Adamski,  Kelsey  Allen,  Donald  Arter,  Lorraine Babyar,  Patrick  D. Bakke,  Donald  Ballou,  Patricia Baltimore,  Gertrude Barenbrugge,  Fr. John Barrett, Sue  Bauer,  Steven  Bermes,  Fr. Richard Best, John Bierbauer, Yakub Blaho-Sarwat,  Rene Blue, Kathy Bohenek, Genowefa   Bogusz,   Chris   Boncza-Skrzynecki,   Donna   Booth,   Rose Briceno,   Colleen  Brown,  Evelyn   Brown,   Margaret   Bumford,   Steve Buretta,   Natalia   Carlos,   Mary   Beth   Cesare,   Bernard   Cobb,   Mike Considine, John Cooper, John Corcoran, Fortunato Cruz, Victoria Cruz, Msgr. John Dalton, Scott Dawson, Bob Dee, Jasper Dee, Sherry Deegan, Jake Demaria, Warren Dixon, Jr., Diane Dobbs, Lonnie Donahue, April Dowd, George Dreas, Lionel Dredze, Inez Dreger, Alice Durma, Robert Egan,  Karen  Eggen,  Fr. Herb  Essig,  Charles  Farrell,  Thomas  Farrell, Charles Faso, III, Marilyn Feder, Betsy Feliciano, Mina Fernandez, Nick Fisher,  Julie  Flick,  Richard  Flick,  Robert  Flick,  Fr.  Cassian  Folsom, O.S.B., Rylan Foster,  George Franicevic,  Mary Ann Freitag, Mary Ann Gergits,  Mary  Ginnan-Renzas,  Brian  Goebel,  Phyllis  Goerling,  Mary Gorecki,  Eva  Gustilo,  John  Haas,  Kamran  Hashemi,  Sami  Henderson, Constance Hennessy, Doyne Hepburn, Fr. Dan Hessling, Samuel Huang, Bud Hughes, Bernie Hurd, Bob  Hurd,  Bishop Joseph Imesch, Abraham Isaac, Kenneth Jacob, Rhoda Jacobs, Jan Janczak, Mark Jenkins, Laura

 

PRAYING FOR THE SICK AND DECEASED

 

Please note that if you wish to have a family member or friend’s name included with the petition for the sick which is read at weekend Masses, you must call the parish office by 3 PM on Saturday.  Your loved one’s name will automatically be added into the sick list in the bulletin the following weekend.   If you add a loved one’s name to the petition when you come to Mass, please follow up with a phone call to the parish office on Monday  so  the name may be included with the sick list in the bulletin.

In the interest of keeping our sick list current, the first weekend in August we will remove names put on prior to June 1st, unless we hear from you or a family member that you wish a name to remain on the list.  Call the Office, 630-355-1081, to add, remove or keep a name on the sick list.

Deceased loved ones who are buried from SS. Peter and Paul Parish

are automatically named in the bulletin and in the petition read at weekend Masses.  Other recently deceased loved ones may be added to the petitions by calling the parish office by 3 PM on Saturday.

 

Please Pray for our Men and Women

Serving in the Military

 

Please remember the following individuals in your prayers:

 

Keistler,  Robert Keistler, Mike  Kelly,  Father  George  Klepec,  Winifred Kolar,   Steven   Kolinski,   Noreen   Koppers,   Irene   Korczyk,   Norbert Korczyk, Thomas Krauss, Raymond Kuhn, Frances Kuhrt, Ben Kujawa, Alyce  Kurzawa,   Edmund  Kurzawa,   Mark  Landiak,  Samantha   Lent, Dorothy  Lichter,  Ann  Lindberg,  Vi  Livernash,  Baby  Lohse,  Kathleen Lohse, Albert Lowe, Colleen Lynch, Rose Marks,  Helen McCall, David McCarthy,   Ian   Patrick   McDonagh,   Patrick   McDonagh,   Fr.   Frank McDonald, Margaret McDonnell, Patricia McEttrick, Theresa McFarland, Jenna  McKeown,  June  Messer,  Jeannine  Meyer,  Jeff  Miller,  Thomas Mittelhauser,  Tom  Mlyniec,  Kim  Moershel,  Stephen  Moershel,  Brian Monaghan,  Joseph  Montani,  Kathy  Moran,  Roger  Mumper,  George F. Munson, Mary Neis, Quang Nguyen, Frank Nitti, Deacon Roger Novak, Matthew  Ousterout,  Ed Parisi,  Dr.  Jim Paul, Carolynn  Pavini,  Kaylyn Peters, Patty Piekarczyk, Robin Prairie, Theresa Pratt, Walter Prochorow, Rob Pullen, Mary Rauch, Deacon Tom Richardt, Elizabeth Ritscherle, Fr. Gerald  Riva,  Katie  Rommel,  Vicki  Rommel,  Mary  Rudnick,  Peter Ruocco, Harrison  Ruzicka, Michael Rynne,  Danny Sagen, Mary Sagen, Julie  Sanchez,  Catherine  Sawner,  Charles  Schenk,  Vincent  Schneider, Betty   Scholp,   Robert   Scholp,   Sr.,  Rosemary   Schonfelder,   Virginia Schultz,  Rebecca  Schwan,  Kristen  E.  Setinc,  Helen  Seul,  Sr.  Aniceta Skube, O.P., John Smith, Mary Smith, Millie Solis,  Fred  Sparks, Tyler Speich, Fr. Christopher Steinle, John Stewart, Tom Stone, Allison Surin, Lea  Sweet,  Eileen  Szarek,  Susan  Szczech,  Sheila  Thornley,  Jeannie Thorpe,  Bernice  Tokarski,  Bernard  Toussaint,  Eileen  Vahary,  Laine VanHoutan, Noah VanHoutan, Jason Valle, Charles Villaseñor, Maureen Ward, Lee Weiss, Alice Whaley,  Marie  Williams,  Raymonda  Wohead, Becky Wolfe, Andrea Yarger, Rena Yarshen, Stephanie  Young-Hayes, Bill  Yudchitz,  Jayne Zenker, Phyllis Zenzola,  Helen Zgoda and Mitch Zielak.

 

Newly added this week:  William Dobbs and Rob Pullen.

 

May they and their families be comforted by our prayers and Our Lord’s compassion.

 

We wish to offer our sympathy and a promise of our prayers

 

U.S. Air Force

Airman 1st Class Joseph Burns

Captain Frank Girdwain Senior Airman Manuel Grimaldo Sr. Airman Mike McDonnell

Airman 1st Class Zachary McKenty

Lt. Scott Paeth

Major Tamara Prasse Sr. Airman Daniel Shea Zurich Shanahan

Senior Airman Amanda Shea

 

U.S. Army Major Ron Beaucaire PFC Daniel Bowe Cpt. Melissa Brown Captain John J. Case

Captain Mary Cassidy Major Richard Collage Captain Tom Crane

Major Thomas E. Goerling

2nd Lt. Josh Laz Captain Stephen Laz Captain Aimee Laz Park PFC Christopher Pavini PFC Steven Powell Captain Michael Predny

2nd Lt. Andrew J. Prunty

Harrison Ruzicka, SPEC. 4

Sgt. 1st Class Pamela Schmecht

Captain Sydney Shesky SPC Robert Surran Sgt. Shaun Toney SPC Craig Vladika

Captain Christopher White

1st Lt. Eileen White

Sgt. Kellen Jones

 

U.S. Coast Guard

P.D. John McNellis

 

U.S. Marine Corps LCPL Jonathan Bonus Corporal Carlos Botero LCPL Marco A. Botero LCPL Daniel Botero Captain Kevin Bowler

1st Lt.  Donald J. Carlsen

CWO2 John Crites Sgt. Richard DiBiaso Captain Matthew Dupre Sgt. Luke Focer

LCPL Daniel P. Hodgman

2nd Lt.  Eric Hovey Sgt. Ivan Karamysev Captain Pete Keough

Gy Sgt. Conor Mahoney Corporal  Steven Oleksy II LCPL Matthew Prasse Corporal Joseph Taylor Staff Sgt. Marcin Tutaj

 

U.S. Navy

Lt. Ellen Bock Lt. Thomas Bock Ben Craig, AFW2

Commander Anthony Giglio

Lt. Tom Kuhrt Commander Chris Kurgan Patrick Marsh, HM2

Lt. Kaleb Moore Captain Debra Scheel Lt. Kasey Scheel

Lt. Matthew Scheel

Bruce A. Zayas

 

to family and friends on the death of Rose VanDuyne, John Greco, Charles Richard Grimes, Wanda Lee Grimes and Tom Knight.

 

If you would like to have a serviceman or woman included in the

military remembrance  list in the bulletin, please call the parish office at 630-355-1081.  To arrange a welcome home for your soldier or marine, contact Donna Morsovillo of Operation Welcome You Home at 630-302-2638  or donna@welcomeyouhome.org.

 

 

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U.S. National Virgin Pilgrim Statue of

Fatima

 

On October 13, 1917 God worked a spectacular miracle in Fatima, Portugal to prove that Our Blessed Lady was appearing to three little shepherd children with an important message for our time. This miracle took place in front of 70,000 people including government officials

and newspaper reporters, all of whom testified that it actually happened. Two secular newspapers gave complete accounts of the miracle as witnessed by their reporters.

 

On Tuesday, July 24, 10:00 a.m., the World Apostolate of Fatima is bringing to Ss. Peter and Paul Parish the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of the USA. This beautiful Image of Our Lady of Fatima was blessed by Pope Paul VI and given to our country by the Bishop of Fatima to carry the important message of Fatima to the United States. It is a message Pope John Paul II said is more important today than ever.

 

All are invited and encouraged to come see this beautiful Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and learn Our Lady’s message for obtaining peace and putting an end to abortion and the moral corruption that is afflicting our country.

 

The Statue Custodian, William Sockey, will explain how the message of Fatima applies to our country today and discuss what we can do to earn the blessings on our country that Our Lady promised if her requests were fulfilled. For more information, please call Paulette at 630-718-2127.

 

New Summer Hours for the Legion of Mary

Our Lady of Sorrows Praesidium…

 

We welcome you to join us in praying the rosary and devotional prayers in the spirit of faith and in union with our Blessed Virgin Mother, as we fulfill    the    spiritual    needs    of    our    parish community.

 

The  Legion  of Mary  is the  largest  worldwide apostolic   association   of   lay   people   in   the Catholic   Church   who   are   devoted   to   our most Blessed Virgin Mother.

 

Meetings for the Summer will be held every Tuesday evening from  6-7:30  pm    in  the  Ministry  Center,  Room  227,  upper level.  Please contact Paulette Shea at 630-718-2127 if you have any questions.

 

PARENTS OF TROUBLED TEENS SUPPORT GROUP

 

The  next  meeting  of  the  “Parents  of  Troubled

Teens”  support  group  will be on Tuesday,  July

10th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in room L20 of the Ministry  Center.  If you have a teenager  who is suffering  with depression,  drugs,  alcohol, or jail and you need someone to talk to, please join us.

Our group provides a chance to get mutual support from others in similar  situations  in  an  intimate,  confidential,  non-judgmental setting. New participants are welcome at any time. If you would like more information, please call Deacon Michael at (630) 718-

2230 or email mcrowell@sspeterandpaul.net.

 

YOUNG AT HEART & FRIENDS

 

MONDAY, JULY 9TH, CONNIES PIZZA. (1170 E. Iroquois Avenue)   We will meet at 1:00pm for a variety of soups, salads, pastas,  pizzas, Connie’s famous  pot roast  and their tasty desserts  all for

$8.55 per person.  The beverage is included in the price.    No  reservations  needed!    Bring  lots  of friends!

 

IF  YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR EVENTS, PLEASE CALL    DEACON    MICHAEL    CROWELL    AT    718-2197    OR PAULETTE SHEA AT 718-2127.

 

FOR THOSE WHO WAIT

 

… MINISTRY TO THE FAMILY & FRIENDS OF THOSE WHO SERVE IN OUR MILITARY

 

Mission:  Provide a place where the proud families and friends of military personnel can meet to support one another. In July we encourage our group to attend the annual Rock n For the Troops event at Cantigny in Wheaton on Saturday July 21.

 

Our next regular meeting at SSPP will be Tuesday, August 7th at

7:00 pm in the St. Paul Center for the New Evangelization. Please join us; we’d love to hear about your military loved one as we continue this  ministry at SS. Peter & Paul Parish in partnership with Mayslake Ministries. We will meet in the St. Paul Center for the New Evangelization at 7:00  pm. Please contact Deacon Joe Verdico at 630-718-2155 for more information.

 

WOMEN’S MORNING OF RECOLLECTION

 

All women are warmly invited to our next MOR which will be held  on  Tuesday,   July  10th  from  10:00am-noon   in  the Church.  The  recollection  includes  Confession,  meditations,  a practical  talk,  time  for  private  prayer  and  Benediction  of  the Blessed Sacrament. Babysitting will not be available on the 10th. We hope you can join us! For further information,  call Mary Buch at 630-961-8342.

 

 

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The New Evangelization

 

Dear Fellow Parishioners,

 

Upcoming Summer “Faith Nights” introducing the Year of Faith

 

7:00-8:00pm, join us in the Ministry Center Social Hall for a series of Summer Faith Nights looking ahead to the Year of Faith. Other sessions through the summer include:

 

∗  July 17th – “The Virtue and Gift of Faith” – Fr. Milota

∗  July 24th – “They Walked by Faith: Biblical Believers” – Deacon Ron Brown

∗  August 7th – “Faith and Reason” – Fr. Josh Miller

∗  August 23rd – “Faith and Works” – Mike Lewandowski

 

Young Adults (20’s and 30’s), this is for you!

 

Think, Drink, and Be Inspired

Summer Speaker Series for Young Adults ~ singles and couples!

 

Summer Praise Night: Theology-on-Tap Kick-Off Celebration

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. at Benedictine University Campus, 5600 College Rd., Lisle

 

WHAT? a Catholic praise-and-picnic night under the setting sun

WHO? any young adult in college and in their 20s and 30s

RSVP? nope. just come on by, bring a blanket and food and friends

 

Theology-on-Tap Series

Sunday Nights – Naperville Area

Rotating Series, all nights will include Sunday Mass and speaker

July 15 @ 5:00-8:00 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 701 S. Eola Rd., Aurora

July 22 @ 6:00-9:00 p.m. Ss. Peter & Paul Parish, 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville

July 29 @ 6:00-9:00 p.m. St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 1500 Brookdale, Naperville

 

Fall Speaker – Save the Date!

 

Mark your calendars now! On Friday, October 12th, Ss. Peter and Paul will be hosting popular author and speaker, Dr. Peter Kreeft. More details to follow.

 

Praised be Jesus Christ! Mike Brummond

Director of the New Evangelization

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

 

In today’s Gospel, the people ask: “How is it such miraculous deeds are accomplished by his hands?” Your call to help the

Society of St. Vincent de Paul serve the poor can bring about many “miraculous deeds!”

 

Your support by using the green envelopes found at the rear of the church or chapel is one of the ways through your kindness someone who is suffering will be touched by God in a miraculous way.

 

Please let is know of anyone who may require a very confidential contact by one of our members. Call us at 630-355-1081.

 

 

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Adoration Corner

 

St. Francis Chapel of Eucharistic Adoration

 

Flame of Faith Candles

 

Six  candles  burn  perpetually  around  the  Blessed Sacrament  in our  St. Francis  Eucharistic  Adoration Chapel.  The  burning   candles  serve  as  a  constant prayer   before   the   Lord,   present   in   the   Blessed Sacrament.  Envelopes for you to have your intention remembered with one of these candles and prayed for ONE WEEK (Sunday to Sunday)  are available in the Adoration  Chapel.   The intentions will be published

in the bulletin.

 

Flame of Faith intentions for the week of July 8th:

 

The seven Day Devotional Candles, at the altar of our Lord, in the Saint Francis Adoration Chapel, are being offered for the following intentions:

 

FLAME OF

 

Attention Parishioners and Visitors

 

The St. Francis Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is in need of permanent adorers for the following times:

 

Sunday 1:00pm Monday 2:00am Friday 6:00pm Saturday 2:00am Saturday 2:00pm

 

Please consider visiting with our Lord at this time. Call Barb at 630-885-1726 or blandiak@gmail.com

 

EVENING PRAYER AND BENEDICTION

 

Please  join  us  for  Evening  Prayer  (Vespers)  and Benediction, held every Thursday at 6:00pm in the St. Francis Adoration Chapel.

 

1.    For Bishop Conlon, in thanksgiving for his first year in our diocese.

2.    For Fr. Milota, in thanksgiving for his priesthood and leadership.

3.    For Fr. Josh, in thanksgiving for his

young priest heart.

4.    For Fr. Jurzyk, in thanksgiving for his 21 years of priesthood.

5.    For Fr. Rosimar, in thanksgiving for his

quiet presence.

 

FAITH

 

Please visit our Perpetual Adoration Chapel, where Jesus is waiting for you any time, at your convenience, 24/7.

 

Please consider becoming a permanent guardian of the

Eucharist. See our hours of need above.

 

Did you know that you can access our Adoration Chapel website

 

6.    For Fr. Valentine, in thanksgiving for his kind heart.

 

through this link from the Parish homepage:

 

http://www.sspeterandpaul.net/adoration_chapel.htm

 

ELIZABETH MINISTRY

 

As Mary went in haste to visit her cousin Elizabeth who was with a child to help and comfort her, so does our Elizabeth Ministry for all those who are in need. If you have experienced infertility, loss of a pregnancy, an infant or child death, you are not alone, many of our parish  families  have   experienced  the  same  and  the  Elizabeth Ministry would like to help you through it. On the other hand, if

 

York St., Aurora.

 

Join Bishop Conlon on Saturday, July 21st, at the  monthly  protest  at Planned  Parenthood: Bishop Conlon will lead the Rosary with the Knights   of   Columbus   at  9:00  AM.   The monthly   protest   will   follow   the   Rosary. Planned Parenthood is located at 3051 E. New

 

you are expecting for the first time, or you are new parents who just had a baby or adopted a child, the Elizabeth Ministry would like to celebrate with you and offer our services to you. Through prayers, adoration  hours,  and sharing  personal  experiences,  our  ministers will try to bring you some peace and comfort no matter what your situation     is.     Contact     Sarah     at:     630-809-5925     or     at: elizabeth_ministry@sbcglobal.net.

 

White Mass: Sunday, October 21st, 11:00 AM Mass at the Cathedral of St. Raymond, 604 N. Raynor Ave., Joliet.   For all health care professionals,  volunteers  and  their  families.  Mass  celebrated  by Bishop Daniel Conlon including special blessing.   A rosary with special  intentions  for  health  care  professionals  begins  at  10:35 am.  Refreshments to follow in the Commons.  RSVP suggested, but not required. prolife@dioceseofjoliet.org or (815) 834-4065.

 

 

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Knights of Columbus Council No.

1369 Happenings

615 E. Ogden Ave.,  Naperville, IL 60563 www.napervillekofc.org

 

07-09 – Monday – Columbian Squires Meeting

07-10  –  Tuesday  –  Business  Meeting  –  7:30  PM  –  DATE CHANGED DUE TO HOLIDAY

07-21 – Saturday – Pro-Life Rosary – Planned Parenthood Clinic

– 9:00 AM (John Zabinski) PRAYERS NEEDED

07-24 – Tuesday  – Officers  and Directors  Planning  Meeting  –

7:00 PM (Larry Pociask)

 

The  Knights  of  Columbus  is  a  Catholic  Men’s  Fraternal Service  Organization  founded  by Father McGivney.  All of the good  works  we  do  are  informed  by  our  four  core  principles: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The Knights also have an  insurance  program  that  has  a  top  notch  rating.  For  more information, please contact our Grand Knight, Edward Collins at

815-782-7388  or  our  Membership  Director,  Steve  Poduska  at

319-321-5432.

 

The   KC   Hall   is   available   for   parties   and meetings.  Contact  Rich Lichter  at 630-355-2476 for more information.

 

Our aluminum can collection  has been a great success. It has provided us the funding we need to support   our   priests   and    seminarians.    Please continue to drop off your aluminum cans next to the trailer behind the KC Hall.

 

ROSARY

 

SETTING OF MASS INTENTIONS

 

We are blessed at Ss. Peter and Paul to be able to celebrate 21 daily Masses per week (which includes Latin Masses), and 11 Masses each weekend.  Although  the  number  of  Masses  we  are  able  to  offer  is substantial, our parish has grown to 4,000+ families necessitating limits to accommodate everyone.

 

In order to make dates available to all parishioners, and to be able to offer Mass intentions  for the recently  deceased,  the following  policy will become effective immediately:

 

∗ A   limit  of  three  annual  Mass  intentions  will  be  allowed  per calendar year per person requesting.

 

∗ In addition, for the recently deceased, a maximum of three Masses will be set during  the first calendar  year of the death,  and two Masses during the following year. These intentions are set only by the family of deceased.

 

∗ For  those  wishing  to  renew  marriage  vows,  this  may  be  done during any Mass, even if the intention  for that Mass is already taken. Please simply contact the Parish Office at least one month in advance.

 

∗ The stipend for Masses is $10.

∗ The  Diocese  of  Joliet  will  also  accept  Mass  intentions  if  your request for Masses at the parish exceeds the annual limit. Please consider supporting our Diocesan retired and missionary priests. If you would like to set more intentions than can be offered at SS.

Peter and Paul, please ask how these stipends can be offered by the

Missions.

 

If you have any questions, please call the Parish Office at 630-

355-1081.

 

 

 

Come pray with us each Tuesday evening in the Church   beginning   at   7:30   PM.   With   our Rosaries, we will ask our Lady to intercede for our   Holy   Father’s   special   intention   of   the

month,  as well as for our own intentions  and for world peace without the threat of terrorism. All are most welcome to join us. If there is a special intention that you would like to have remembered during the weekly Rosary, please email sspprosary@gmail.com  or come to the Tuesday Rosary to add your intention.

 

 

 

MOMS GROUP

 

The  MOMs  (Meeting  Other  Mothers)  Group  brings together  Catholic  mothers  committed  to  family  and community  service.   We  meet  monthly  for  support, friendship  and  affirmation  of  our  role  as  Catholic mothers.    Our    fellowship     opportunities     include playgroups, meals for moms, rosaries, service activities, moms’ night out and children’s activities. Please  email ssppmoms@gmail.com for more information on group

events. MOMs Group is always excited to welcome new members!

 

 

 

 

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING MINISTRY

 

The SSPP Transitional Housing Ministry cannot help   but   relate   our   joyous   celebration   of Independence   Day   to   the    happiness   and thankfulness  of      the  many  once  homeless families who are now self-supporting because of our  program. We  reflect on  the freedom and

happiness they feel and thank God that, through the generous support  of  our  parish  and  their  own  very  hard  work  in  our

program, they have achieved the blessing of self-sufficiency.  For

any information about THM,  call Jack Flowers at 630-355-4886.

 

 

 

 

Who’s up for some Baseball??

 

How about an evening at the ballgame with your parish family?  Ss. Peter and Paul is heading to the Kane County Cougars  Game on  Monday, July 16th  in Geneva.   Reserved seats are $5.00 each.   Game is at 6:30 pm, doors open at 5:30

pm. For more information, or to reserve your tickets, contact Mike at    630-718-2154     or    at    mbrummond@sspeterandpaul.net. Transportation is on your own.

 

 

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FORMING CONSCIENCES FOR FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP

 

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has developed a document to assist Catholics in understanding their political responsibilities based on church teachings. Continuing this week, we present this document in its entirety through a series of weekly bulletin articles presenting a portion of the document each week. We hope you find this document helpful as you prepare for the upcoming elections in November. Please note: The entire document can be downloaded from the USCCB website in PDF format at www.faithfulcitizenship.org.

 

Part II

 

Applying Catholic Teaching to Major Issues:

A Summary of Policy Positions of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

 

63. Politics is about values and issues as well as candidates and officeholders. In this brief summary, we bishops call attention to issues with significant moral dimensions that should be carefully considered in each campaign and as policy decisions are made in the years to come. As the descriptions below indicate, some issues involve principles that can never be violated, such as the fundamental right to life. Others reflect our judgment about the best way to apply Catholic principles to policy issues. No summary could fully reflect the depth and details of the positions taken through the work of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). While people of good will may sometimes choose different ways to apply and act on some of our principles, Catholics cannot ignore their inescapable moral challenges or simply dismiss the Church’s guidance or policy directions that flow from these principles. For a more complete review of these policy directions and their moral foundations, see the statements listed at the end of this document.

 

Human Life

64. Our 1998 statement Living the Gospel of Life declares, “Abortion and euthanasia have become preeminent threats to human life and dignity

because they directly attack life itself, the most fundamental good and the condition for all others” (no. 5). Abortion, the deliberate killing of a human being before birth, is never morally acceptable and must always be opposed. Cloning and destruction of human embryos for research or

even for potential cures are always wrong. The purposeful taking of human life by assisted suicide and euthanasia is not an act of mercy, but an

unjustifiable assault on human life. Genocide, torture, and the direct and intentional targeting of noncombatants in war or terrorist attacks are always wrong.

 

65. Laws that legitimize any of these practices are profoundly unjust and immoral. Our Conference supports laws and policies to protect human life to the maximum degree possible, including constitutional protection for the unborn and legislative efforts to end abortion and euthanasia. We also promote a culture of life by supporting laws and programs that encourage childbirth and adoption over abortion and by addressing poverty, providing health care, and offering other assistance to pregnant women, children, and families.

 

66. The USCCB calls for greater assistance for those who are sick and dying, through health care for all and effective and compassionate palliative care. We recognize that addressing this complex issue effectively will require collaborative efforts between the public and private sectors and across party lines. Policies and decisions regarding biotechnology and human experimentation should respect the inherent dignity of human life from its very beginning, regardless of the circumstances of its origin. Respect for human life and dignity is also the foundation for essential efforts to

address and overcome the hunger, disease, poverty, and violence that take the lives of so many innocent people.

 

67. Catholics must also work to avoid war and to promote peace. Nations should protect the dignity of the human person and the right to life by finding more effective ways to prevent conflicts, to resolve them by peaceful means, and to promote reconstruction and reconciliation in the wake of conflicts. Nations have a right and obligation to defend human life and the common good against terrorism, aggression, and similar threats. This duty demands effective responses to terror, moral assessment of and restraint in the means used, respect for ethical limits on the use of force, a focus on the roots of terror, and fair distribution of the burdens of responding to terror. The Church has raised fundamental moral concerns about preventive use of military force.8 Our Church honors the commitment and sacrifice of those who serve in our nation’s armed forces, and also recognizes the moral right to conscientious objection to war in general, a particular war, or a military procedure.

 

68. Even when military force can be justified as a last resort, it should not be indiscriminate or disproportionate. Direct and intentional attacks on noncombatants in war and terrorist acts are never morally acceptable. The use of weapons of mass destruction or other means of warfare that do not distinguish between civilians and soldiers is fundamentally immoral. The United States has a responsibility to work to reverse the spread of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, and to reduce its own reliance on weapons of mass destruction by pursuing progressive 68. Even when military force can be justified as a last resort, it should not be indiscriminate or disproportionate. Direct and intentional attacks on noncombatants in war and terrorist acts are never morally acceptable. The use of weapons of mass destruction or other means of warfare that do not distinguish between civilians and soldiers is fundamentally immoral. The United States has a responsibility to work to reverse the spread of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, and to reduce its own reliance on weapons of mass destruction by pursuing progressive nuclear disarmament. It also must end its use of anti-personnel landmines and reduce its predominant role in the global arms trade. The war in Iraq confronts us with urgent moral choices. We support a “responsible transition” that ends the war in a way that recognizes the continuing threat of fanatical extremism and global terror, minimizes the loss of life, and addresses the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, the refugee crisis in the region, and the need to protect human rights, especially religious freedom. This transition should reallocate resources from war to the urgent needs of the poor.

 

8  See Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, no. 501.

 

 

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BAPTISM INFORMATION

 

What about Baptism?

Do you want to have your child baptized?

What a joy it is to experience the gift of new life that God

gives to His people. Immediately the mystery of God’s love is revealed in  the  mystery  of  His  creative  power  which  He  allows  Christian parents  to share. Ss. Peter and Paul Parish rejoices with all parents beholding this tremendous gift. Since the Sacrament of Baptism is essential to the Christian life, Ss. Peter and Paul Parish

abides  by  all  the  norms  set  forth  by  the  Catholic  Church  in administering the Sacrament of Baptism. We want the baptism of your

child to bear the full Grace that Christ bestows in this sacrament and

we do not want any obstacles which would be created by not following these norms.

These norms are laid down by the Roman Catholic Church and  are  age  old  and  time  tested  norms.  We  ask  all  parents  to

understand the sacred nature of  this sacrament which these norms protect and therefore the inability for Ss. Peter and Paul Parish to

compromise these norms without endangering this sacred character.

 

The code of canon law declares:

 

Baptism, the gate to the sacraments, necessary for salvation in fact or at least in intention, by which men and women are freed from their sins, are reborn as children of God and, configured to Christ by an indelible character, are incorporated in the Church, is validly conferred only by washing with true water together with the required form of words.1

 

Further, in order to celebrate the sacrament of baptism licitly the priest must have a founded hope that the infant will be brought up in  the  Catholic  religion; if  such  a  hope  is  altogether lacking,  the baptism is to be put off according to the prescription of the law and the parents are to  be  informed of the reason.”2  Please note that this is a direct quotation from the Code of Canon Law which is the universal law  of  the  Roman   Catholic  Church.  This  well-founded  hope  is manifested not simply by the parents’ statements but also by their actions. The  parents manifest  this founded hope  when  they attend Mass regularly and seek an on-going relationship with the Church.

 

1 CIC 1983, canon 849.

2 CIC 1983, canon 868,2.

 

Godparents

When  choosing  godparents,  it  behooves  the  couple  to  be  quite

selective. The purpose of the godparent is to guide the child in the ways of the faith so that they might reach heaven. The Code of Canon Law explains that the godparent is one who “will help the baptized to lead a Christian life in harmony with baptism, and to fulfill faithfully the obligations connected with it.”

 

This godparent must:

•   Have completed the sixteenth year.3

•   Be a Catholic who has received their first communion and the

Sacrament of Confirmation.4

•   Lead  a  life  in  harmony  with  the  faith  and  the  role  to  be

undertaken.5

•   Not be bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed

or declared.6

•   Not be the father or the mother.7

 

A life in harmony with the faith and the role to be undertaken means

 

someone  who  is  practicing  their  faith  weekly,  believes  what  the Church believes, is validly married in the Church or living a chaste single life and has no other obstacles to being a good Catholic example of Christian life.

A person of another Christian denomination or other religion cannot be a godparent; however, a Christian person of another Chris-

tian denomination may serve as a Christian witness which is not a

godparent and whose name does not appear on the baptismal certifi- cate.8  A Catholic cannot be a Christian witness. Any Catholic party is bound by the laws which govern godparents, cf. above. An individual who has left the Catholic faith cannot be a Christian witness because they have freely chosen no longer to live the Catholic faith.

Parents may choose to have only one godparent. If the par- ents choose to have two godparents, one must be male and one fe- male.9   The  relationship of  two  godparents emulates spiritually the parenthood of the biological parents. Just as it is impossible to have two biological parents who are of the same sex so is it impossible to have two godparents of the same sex.

3 CIC 1983, canon 874, 1.    4 CIC 1983, canon 874, 1

5 CIC 1983, canon 874, 1     6 CIC 1983, canon 874, 1

7 CIC 1983, canon 874, 1     8 CIC 1983, canon 874, 2

9 CIC 1983, canon 873

 

In order to avoid any embarrassment on your part, it is advisable that you contact the parish office prior to choosing your godparents. Your godparents will be asked to have their parish priest fill out a godpar- ents form testifying that they fulfill the canonical requirements.

 

SSPP offers a Baptism Preparation Class for parents on either the

1st OR 2nd Monday of each month beginning at 7:30 PM in the St. Paul  Center  for  the  New  Evangelization (formerly  called  Pastoral Hall).  Our next class is Monday, July 9.  If this is your first child, you MUST attend a class before receiving a date for your baby’s baptism. (Both mom and dad are asked to attend.  Godparents are also encour- aged to attend.)  Please sign up for the class by calling the Parish Of- fice, 630-355-1081. (Your family should be registered with the parish in order to have your child baptized.)   If you have attended a class within the last 10 years (at any parish) you need not re-attend.  If you attended at Ss. Peter and Paul, simply call the office to schedule your baby’s baptism and provide the date you attended;  if you attended at another parish, you will be asked to provide a letter of verification.

Generally, we baptize at SSPP each Sunday of the month, (except the 2nd Sunday), at 2 PM.  We also schedule baptisms on the 2nd Sun- day of each month during the  11:00 AM Chapel Mass  or the 12:30

PM Church Mass.  (The only exception is if a special Mass or event is scheduled by the parish.) Because baptism is meant to be a celebration

of the community, we DO NOT schedule private baptisms. Also, we

make every effort to limit the number of children baptized at our group ceremony to six and at Mass to two.   Please check with the Parish Office  to  make certain the date you want is available before making plans with your family. The offering to the church for a baptism is

$20.00. Couples may pay when they attend the Baptismal Preparation class or they can send payment to the parish office.

Required paperwork MUST be submitted to the parish office no

later than ten (10) business days prior to the baptismal date, or your date will be rescheduled.  This includes all necessary informa- tion  regarding family records and godparents.   A sponsor certificate must be provided by each godparent who belongs to a different par- ish.  The proper sponsor certificate for SSPP will be distributed at our preparation classes and may also be downloaded from our parish web- site.   Christian witnesses are most welcome to celebrate with the fam- ily and community, but please note they are not recorded as sponsors on the baptismal certificate or in the baptismal register.

 

Thank you for your cooperation and may Almighty God bless you and your family.

 

 

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West Suburban Community Pantry

Volunteers Needed

 

The West Suburban Community Pantry, located at 6809 Hobson Valley Drive, Unit 118, Woodridge is in immediate need of volunteers for the following opportunities:

 

Effective June 11, 2012

*Monday-Wednesday-Thursday – 1:00PM:  pickup food donations

@ Jewel Foods, 1202 State St., Lemont, IL.

 

*Saturday and/or Sunday at 11:00AM: pickup food donations @ Jewel Foods, 1202 State St., Lemont, IL.

 

Wednesdays – 12:00-4:00PM: assist our driver with local pickups and stocking product.

 

Saturdays at 11:00AM: pickup food donations @ Jewel Foods, 75th

& Janes Ave., Woodridge, IL.

 

You are welcome to use the pantry van or your own personal vehicle

(truck or van).

 

Please contact the pantry @ 630-512-9921 ext 205 or abanks@wcpinc.org.

 

God Loves Our Children…

And He loves us too, in our efforts to love them!

 

Do  you  have  a child  who  challenges  you  in those  efforts? Have you had those dark thoughts that perhaps you got the “wrong”  child—or  worse,  that  your  child  got  the  “wrong” mother or father?

 

IT ISN’T TRUE!   Your child, whether he or she is autistic, developmentally disabled, mentally ill, or any other variety of “different” is the exact child you are meant to be blessed with.

 

Join us as we  support  each other and begin  to explore  the blessings and hardships of raising a special child.  St. Joseph’s Church  in Downers  Grove,  is offering  a six-week  self-help group  for parents of special kids, run by parents of special kids. At the same time, we will also  provide structured and unstructured   activities   for   your   children   which   will   be supervised by special education staff.

 

The next group will be run on Thursday nights, this summer, with sufficient membership.

 

Please call 630/964-0216 to register or email Dr. Eileen Fera at efera0307@gmail.com. St. Joseph Parish Center is located at 4824 Highland Avenue in Downers Grove.

 

Catholic Charities Seeks Donations for

Low-Income Clients in DuPage County

 

Catholic Charities is seeking donations of toilet paper, paper towels, soap, toothpaste, shampoo, cleaning supplies (Windex, toilet bowl cleaner, all-purpose cleaner) bug repellant and sun block for their low income and homeless clients.  If you can help, please contact Yvonne Morrongiello at 630-495-8008 x 2122 or ymorrongiello@cc-doj.org to schedule a drop-off.  To learn more about the programs and services provided by Catholic Charities, visit catholiccharitiesjoliet.org.

 

Solution-Oriented Counseling

 

∗   Create harmony in relationships

∗   Identify meaning & purpose in life

∗   Diffuse power struggles

∗   Increase positive attitude

∗   Address forgiveness

∗   Empower self and family

∗   Improve communication

 

Margaret  R. Drungle,  LCPC & Catholic Therapist  of Creative Solutions is available at (630) 430-1212 to empower you. Please visit Margaret’s website at www.margedrungle.com.

 

Veteran’s Financial Education and Home Buyer Seminar

 

Where:                    Lisle Savings Bank

4720 Main Street, Lisle, IL 60532

 

Date:                       Saturday, July 28, 2012

 

Time:                      9 am (continental breakfast at 8:30 am)

 

Speakers:                  Jack Amberg—US Army Retired

The Federal Savings Bank

Lucy Matune—Multi-Million  Dollar Producer

Baird and Warner

James J. Renn – Chief Executive Officer

Lisle Savings Bank

 

It’s a different world today. Learn the ins and outs of buying a home in today’s real estate market and where you should put your money while you figure it all out.

 

Topics of interest will include:

∗  How credit is measured and how to make yours better

∗  Cost of renting vs. owning

∗  Who is in the “Sandbox”?

∗  Advantages of VA mortgage

∗  Does it make sense to refinance?

 

RSVP to James Renn, 630-852-3710 or jim.renn@lislebank.com

 

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DONATE YOUR USED CAR

 

Call   Naperville   CARES   to   donate   your   old   car. Naperville CARES will take your car, repair it, and give it to a person  in need.  High  priority  is given  to those clients  who  need  a  car  to  drive  to  a  job  or  medical

appointments. While many organizations requesting car donations sell your  car,  Naperville  CARES  actually  gives  your  car  to  a  worthy recipient. Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you have helped someone remain independent. To donate, call 630-369-0200.

PREGNANT? NEED HELP?

 

Waterleaf Women’s Center                                                     630-701-6270

National Birthright                                                           1-800-848-LOVE National Pregnancy Hotline                                                1-800-535-9947

National Adoption Hotline                                                  1-202-463-7563

Rachel’s Vineyard                                                            1-866-99-4-GIVE Natural Family Planning                                                     1-815-834-4065

The Nurturing Network                                                 1-800-TNN-4MOM Crisis Pregnancy                                                              1-800-67-BABY-6

1-800-NO-ABORT Woman’s Choice Services                                                     630-261-9221

Project Gabriel                                                                     1-877-734-2444

IHM Pere Marquette Homeschooling Conference

Friday July 20th, 2012 @ 1:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Saturday July 21st, 2012 @ 8:30am to 4:00pm

 

North Central College – RRC Building

440 South Brainard St.

Naperville, IL 60540

Although we love children, attendance is restricted to adults, teens accompanied by an adult, and nursing babies.

 

After 9 a.m. all-day, free parking is available in the Central Parking Facility, Level 3. The level 3 lot can be accessed from Jefferson Ave., east of Washington Ave. The southwest stairway will take you down to Chicago Ave.

 

Speakers include Fr. Francis “Rocky” Hoffman, Fr. Richard Simon, Fr. Paul Stein, Sr. Mary Joseph Heisler, and many others. Special conference for teens.

 

For more information or to register: ihmconference.org/chicago/ or

call (540) 636-1946.

 

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Events on December 6, 2014
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Confession: Starts: 4:00 pm
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 5:00 pm
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 6:30 pm
7
Events on December 7, 2014
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 6:30 am
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 9:30 am
  • Weekend Mass Chapel: Starts: 9:30 am
  • Weekend Mass Chapel: Starts: 11:00 am
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 11:00 am
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 12:30 pm
  • Tridentine: Starts: 5:30 pm
  • Evening Mass: Starts: 8:00 pm
89
Events on December 9, 2014
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Opus Dei Confessions: Starts: 10:00 am
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 5:15 pm
10
Events on December 10, 2014
  • Mother of Perpetual Help Novena: Starts: 7:45 am
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Respect Life Rosary (After Mass): Starts: 8:00 am
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 5:15 pm
11
Events on December 11, 2014
  • Confession: Starts: 7:15 am
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 5:15 pm
  • Vespers and Benediction: Starts: 6:00 pm
12
Events on December 12, 2014
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
13
Events on December 13, 2014
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Confession: Starts: 4:00 pm
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 5:00 pm
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 6:30 pm
14
Events on December 14, 2014
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 6:30 am
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Weekend Mass Chapel: Starts: 9:30 am
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 9:30 am
  • Weekend Mass Chapel: Starts: 11:00 am
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 11:00 am
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 12:30 pm
  • Tridentine: Starts: 5:30 pm
  • Evening Mass: Starts: 8:00 pm
15
Events on December 15, 2014
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 5:15 pm
16
Events on December 16, 2014
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Opus Dei Confessions: Starts: 10:00 am
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 5:15 pm
  • Confession: Starts: 7:00 pm
  • Recitation of the Rosary: Starts: 7:30 pm
17
Events on December 17, 2014
  • Mother of Perpetual Help Novena: Starts: 7:45 am
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Respect Life Rosary (After Mass): Starts: 8:00 am
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 5:15 pm
18
Events on December 18, 2014
  • Confession: Starts: 7:15 am
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 5:15 pm
  • Vespers and Benediction: Starts: 6:00 pm
19
Events on December 19, 2014
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
20
Events on December 20, 2014
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 5:00 pm
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 6:30 pm
21
Events on December 21, 2014
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 6:30 am
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 9:30 am
  • Weekend Mass Chapel: Starts: 9:30 am
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 11:00 am
  • Weekend Mass Chapel: Starts: 11:00 am
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 12:30 pm
  • Tridentine: Starts: 5:30 pm
  • Evening Mass: Starts: 8:00 pm
22
Events on December 22, 2014
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 5:15 pm
23
Events on December 23, 2014
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Opus Dei Confessions: Starts: 10:00 am
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 5:15 pm
  • Confession: Starts: 7:00 pm
  • Recitation of the Rosary: Starts: 7:30 pm
24
Events on December 24, 2014
  • Mother of Perpetual Help Novena: Starts: 7:45 am
  • Respect Life Rosary (After Mass): Starts: 8:00 am
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
25
Events on December 25, 2014
  • Christmas Mass: Starts: 6:30 am
  • Christmas Mass - Holy Family Chapel: Starts: 12:30 pm
  • Tridentine Christmas Mass: Starts: 5:30 pm
26
Events on December 26, 2014
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
27
Events on December 27, 2014
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Confessions: Starts: 10:30 am
  • Confession: Starts: 4:00 pm
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 5:00 pm
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 6:30 pm
28
Events on December 28, 2014
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 6:30 am
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Weekend Mass Chapel: Starts: 9:30 am
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 9:30 am
  • Weekend Mass Chapel: Starts: 11:00 am
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 11:00 am
  • Weekend Mass: Starts: 12:30 pm
  • Tridentine: Starts: 5:30 pm
  • Evening Mass: Starts: 8:00 pm
29
Events on December 29, 2014
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 5:15 pm
30
Events on December 30, 2014
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Opus Dei Confessions: Starts: 10:00 am
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 5:15 pm
  • Confession: Starts: 7:00 pm
  • Recitation of the Rosary: Starts: 7:30 pm
31
Events on December 31, 2014
  • Mother of Perpetual Help Novena: Starts: 7:45 am
  • Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
  • Respect Life Rosary (After Mass): Starts: 8:00 am
 
Events on December 20, 2014
Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
Events on December 20, 2014
Weekend Mass: Starts: 5:00 pm
Events on December 20, 2014
Weekend Mass: Starts: 6:30 pm
Events on December 21, 2014
Weekend Mass: Starts: 6:30 am
Events on December 21, 2014
Weekend Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
Events on December 21, 2014
Weekend Mass: Starts: 9:30 am
Events on December 21, 2014
Weekend Mass Chapel: Starts: 9:30 am
Events on December 21, 2014
Weekend Mass: Starts: 11:00 am
Events on December 21, 2014
Weekend Mass Chapel: Starts: 11:00 am
Events on December 21, 2014
Weekend Mass: Starts: 12:30 pm
Events on December 21, 2014
Tridentine: Starts: 5:30 pm
Events on December 21, 2014
Evening Mass: Starts: 8:00 pm
Events on December 22, 2014
Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
Events on December 22, 2014
Weekday Mass: Starts: 5:15 pm
Events on December 23, 2014
Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
Events on December 23, 2014
Opus Dei Confessions: Starts: 10:00 am
Events on December 23, 2014
Weekday Mass: Starts: 5:15 pm
Events on December 23, 2014
Confession: Starts: 7:00 pm
Events on December 23, 2014
Recitation of the Rosary: Starts: 7:30 pm
Events on December 24, 2014
Mother of Perpetual Help Novena: Starts: 7:45 am
Events on December 24, 2014
Respect Life Rosary (After Mass): Starts: 8:00 am
Events on December 24, 2014
Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
Events on December 25, 2014
Christmas Mass: Starts: 6:30 am
Events on December 25, 2014
Christmas Mass - Holy Family Chapel: Starts: 12:30 pm
Events on December 25, 2014
Tridentine Christmas Mass: Starts: 5:30 pm
Events on December 26, 2014
Weekday Mass: Starts: 8:00 am
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Parish Events

December 20, 2014
Loaves & Fishes Collection
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: 12:00 am
Location: All Masses
High School Confirmation Class
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: 10:30 am
Location: MC Council Rm
RE Classes
Starts: 9:00 am Ends: 10:15 am
December 21, 2014
Loaves & Fishes Collection
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: 12:00 am
Location: All Masses
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Starts: 9:30 am
Ends:10:30 am
Location: MC U217/218
Childcare
Starts: 9:30 am
Ends: December 21, 2014 - 12:00 pm
Location: MC L24
Description: Childcare during 9:30 & 11:00 am Masses
Baptisms
Starts: 2:00 pm
Ends:3:00 pm
Location: Church
December 22, 2014
Administration
Starts: 8:30 am
Ends: December 22, 2014 - 11:00 am
Location: MC - L18
American Heritage Girls
Starts: 4:00 pm
Ends: December 22, 2014 - 5:30 pm
Location: MC U216/217/218/227, L24
Legion of Mary
Starts: 6:30 pm
Ends: 8:00 pm
Location: MC U227
YG Christmas Party
Starts: 6:30 pm
Ends: 9:30 pm
Location: Teen Zone
Men's Evening of Reflection
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends:9:30 pm
Location: Holy Family Chapel
December 23, 2014
NCC Brown Bag Lunch Meeting
Starts: 12:00 pm
Ends: December 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm
Location: SPC - Meeting Room
NE Staff Meeting
Starts: 2:30 pm
Ends: 4:00 pm
Location: MC - Council Rm
Choral Schola Rehearsal
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends:10:00 pm
Location: Holy Family Chapel
December 24, 2014
Christmas Eve
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: December 25, 2014 - 12:00 am
Parish Offices Closed
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: January 3, 2015 - 12:00 am
December 25, 2014
Christmas Day
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: December 26, 2014 - 12:00 am
December 28, 2014
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Starts: 9:30 am
Ends:10:30 am
Location: MC U217/218
Childcare
Starts: 9:30 am
Ends: December 28, 2014 - 12:00 pm
Location: MC L24
Description: Childcare during 9:30 & 11:00 am Masses
Baptisms
Starts: 2:00 pm
Ends:3:00 pm
Location: Church
December 29, 2014
Administration
Starts: 8:30 am
Ends: December 29, 2014 - 11:00 am
Location: MC - L18
December 31, 2014
New Year's Eve
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: January 1, 2015 - 12:00 am
January 1, 2015
New Year's Day
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: January 2, 2015 - 12:00 am
January 4, 2015
Childcare
Starts: 9:30 am
Ends: January 4, 2015 - 12:00 pm
Location: MC L24
Description: Childcare during 9:30 & 11:00 am Masses
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Starts: 9:30 am
Ends:10:30 am
Location: MC U217/218
Baptisms
Starts: 2:00 pm
Ends:3:00 pm
Location: Church
January 5, 2015
Administration
Starts: 8:30 am
Ends: January 5, 2015 - 11:00 am
Location: MC - L18
Book Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: 11:00 am
Location: St Paul Center
GS 4th G Troop
Starts: 3:30 pm
Ends: January 5, 2015 - 4:45 pm
Location: MC L24
Legion of Mary
Starts: 6:30 pm
Ends: 8:00 pm
Location: MC U227
Exodus Bible Study
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: 9:00 pm
Location: MC Social Hall
YG Monday Night Bible Study
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Zone
Baptism Prep Class
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: 9:00 pm
Location: St. Paul Center
January 6, 2015
Exodus Bible Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: 11:00 am
Location: MC Social Hall
NCC Brown Bag Lunch Meeting
Starts: 12:00 pm
Ends: January 6, 2015 - 1:00 pm
Location: SPC - Meeting Room
Jr High Choir Rehearsal
Starts: 2:15 pm
Ends:3:00 pm
Location: Church Choir Loft
NE Staff Meeting
Starts: 2:30 pm
Ends: 4:00 pm
Location: MC - Council Rm
RE Classes
Starts: 4:15 pm Ends: 5:30 pm
RCIA
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: 9:00 pm
Location: St. Paul Center
Choral Schola Rehearsal
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends:10:00 pm
Location: Holy Family Chapel
NCC Men's Bible Study
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: 8:30 pm
Location: St. Paul Center - Teen Zone
January 7, 2015
Jr High Choir Rehearsal
Starts: 2:15 pm
Ends:3:00 pm
Location: Church Choir Loft
RE Classes
Starts: 4:15 pm Ends: 5:30 pm
Sacramental Prep II
Starts: 6:30 pm Ends: 7:30 pm
Location: MC Council Rm
Conf. Prep I & II Classes
Starts: 7:15 pm Ends: 8:30 pm
January 8, 2015
Elem School Choir Rehearsal
Starts: 2:15 pm
Ends:3:00 pm
Location: Church Choir Loft
Adult Choir Rehearsal
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends:10:00 pm
Location: MC - Holy Family Chapel
St. Vincent dePaul
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: 9:00 pm
Location: MC Council Rm
Youth Night
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Zone
January 9, 2015
Biblical Institute
Starts: 9:15 am
Ends: 11:30 am
Location: MC U217/218
Sacramental Prep I Class
Starts: 6:30 pm Ends: 7:30 pm
Conf. II/8th grade Parent/student Meeting - Option 1
Starts: 7:00 pm Ends: 8:30 pm
Location: Holy Family Chapel
January 10, 2015
Following Hannah
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: 10:30 am
Location: St. Paul Center
High School Confirmation Class
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: 10:30 am
Location: MC Council Rm
RE Classes
Starts: 9:00 am Ends: 10:15 am
January 11, 2015
Childcare
Starts: 9:30 am
Ends: January 11, 2015 - 12:00 pm
Location: MC L24
Description: Childcare during 9:30 & 11:00 am Masses
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Starts: 9:30 am
Ends:10:30 am
Location: MC U217/218
Baptisms
Starts: 2:00 pm
Ends:3:00 pm
Location: Church
January 12, 2015
Administration
Starts: 8:30 am
Ends: January 12, 2015 - 11:00 am
Location: MC - L18
Book Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: 11:00 am
Location: St Paul Center
YAH - Lunch at MB Urban Roadhouse (formerly Connies)
Starts: 1:00 pm
Ends: 2:30 pm
Location: Connie's Pizza, Ogden Ave. Naperville
American Heritage Girls
Starts: 4:00 pm
Ends: January 12, 2015 - 5:30 pm
Location: MC U216/217/218/227, L24
Legion of Mary
Starts: 6:30 pm
Ends: 8:00 pm
Location: MC U227
Exodus Bible Study
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: 9:00 pm
Location: MC Social Hall
Conf. II/8th grade Parent/student Meeting - Option 2
Starts: 7:00 pm Ends: 8:30 pm
Location: Holy Family Chapel
YG Monday Night Bible Study
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Zone
January 13, 2015
Exodus Bible Study
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: 11:00 am
Location: MC Social Hall
Women's Morning of Reflection
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends:12:00 pm
Location: Church/MC U217/218/L24
NCC Brown Bag Lunch Meeting
Starts: 12:00 pm
Ends: January 13, 2015 - 1:00 pm
Location: SPC - Meeting Room
Jr High Choir Rehearsal
Starts: 2:15 pm
Ends:3:00 pm
Location: Church Choir Loft
RE Classes
Starts: 4:15 pm Ends: 5:30 pm
RCIA
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: 9:00 pm
Location: St. Paul Center
Choral Schola Rehearsal
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends:10:00 pm
Location: Holy Family Chapel
NCC Men's Bible Study
Starts: 7:30 pm
Ends: 8:30 pm
Location: St. Paul Center - Teen Zone
January 14, 2015
Knitters & Crocheters
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: 12:00 pm
Location: St Paul Center Meeting Room
Jr High Choir Rehearsal
Starts: 2:15 pm
Ends:3:00 pm
Location: Church Choir Loft
RE Classes
Starts: 4:15 pm Ends: 5:30 pm
Sacramental Prep II
Starts: 6:30 pm Ends: 7:30 pm
Location: MC Council Rm
Conf. Prep I & II Classes
Starts: 7:15 pm Ends: 8:30 pm
January 15, 2015
Elem School Choir Rehearsal
Starts: 2:15 pm
Ends:3:00 pm
Location: Church Choir Loft
Adult Choir Rehearsal
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends:10:00 pm
Location: MC - Holy Family Chapel
Youth Night
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Zone
January 16, 2015
Biblical Institute
Starts: 9:15 am
Ends: 11:30 am
Location: MC U217/218
Sacramental Prep I Class
Starts: 6:30 pm Ends: 7:30 pm
January 17, 2015
Loaves & Fishes Collection
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: 12:00 am
Location: All Masses
RE Classes
Starts: 9:00 am Ends: 10:15 am
High School Confirmation Class
Starts: 9:00 am
Ends: 10:30 am
Location: MC Council Rm
January 18, 2015
Loaves & Fishes Collection
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: 12:00 am
Location: All Masses
Early Childhood Classes
Starts: 9:15 am Ends: 10:30 am
Location: Ministry Center Social Hall
Childcare
Starts: 9:30 am
Ends: January 18, 2015 - 12:00 pm
Location: MC L24
Description: Childcare during 9:30 & 11:00 am Masses
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Starts: 9:30 am
Ends:10:30 am
Location: MC U217/218
Baptisms
Starts: 2:00 pm
Ends:3:00 pm
Location: Church

Parish Office:

(630) 355-1081
Fax (630) 355-1179

Office Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Fr. Thomas Milota, Pastor (630) 718-2108 (Jessica)