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Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George The sisters will be visiting our parish and speaking before all Masses next weekend, November 3 & 4.

Please be generous in supporting these sisters who run hospitals in the Midwest and assist all those who come to them regardless of race, religion or economic viability.

36 North Ellsworth Street Naperville, Illinois 60540-4619


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Parish Staff Directory SS. PETER AND PAUL PARISH 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville, IL 60540 (PHONE) 630-355-1081 (FAX) 630-355-1179 Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9 AM-5 PM; Sat 8:30 AM-4 PM Website: Facebook: SS Peter and Paul New Evangelization PRIESTS Father Thomas Milota, Pastor ........................................ 630-718-2106 Father Mark Rosenbaum, Parochial Vicar ...................... 630-718-2105 Father Josh Miller, Parochial Vicar ................................. 630-718-2104 Father Joseph Valentine, In Residence.............................. 630-718-2120 PERMANENT DEACONS Deacon Ron Brown ........................................................... 630-718-2153 Deacon Michael Crowell .................................................. 630-718-2197 Deacon Roger Novak ........................................................ 630-718-2258 Deacon Joe Verdico .......................................................... 630-718-2155 PARISH OFFICE Pastor’s Administrative Asst: Jessica Payne ..................... 630-718-2108 Office Manager: Gloria Villaseñor ................................... 630-718-2101 Bulletin Editor: Mary Kerner ........................................... 630-718-2110 Administrative Asst: Sarah Bogusz .................................. 630-718-2110 BUSINESS OFFICE Finance Manager: Tom Boler ........................................... 630-718-2100 Accountant: Shannon Findley ........................................... 630-718-2102 Accounting Assistant: Rhonda Mucerino ......................... 630-718-2109 Facilities Manager: Frank Partipilo ................................... 630-718-2163 SCHOOL OFFICE……………………... (PHONE) 630-355-0113 Principal: Frank Glowaty…………………………(FAX) 630-355-9803 NEW EVANGELIZATION Director: Michael Brummond ........................................... 630-718-2154 Coordinator for New Evangelization for Youth: Michael Lewandowski ............................ 630-718-2131 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE ..................... 630-357-2436 (FAX)630-357-2458 ATTENDANCE ................................................ 630-355-1139 Director of Religious Education & Children’s Ministry: Deacon Ron Brown ..................... 630-718-2153 Assistant Director: Theresa Pratt ...................................... 630-718-2133 Office Manager: Peggy Partipilo ...................................... 630-718-2138 SACRED WORSHIP Director of Sacred Music: Matthew S. Sprinkle ............. .630-718-2114 Liturgical Ministries Coordinator: Deacon Michael Crowell ... 630-718-2197 Sacristy Coordinator: Pam Adamski ................................. 630-355-0222 SERVICE MINISTRY Director: Deacon Joe Verdico ........................................... 630-718-2155 PARISH NURSE / PASTORAL MINISTRY Paulette Shea ..................................................................... 630-718-2127 SENIOR SERVICES Deacon Joe Verdico, Communion Call Coordinator ........ 630-718-2155 Paulette Shea, Parish Nurse............................................... 630-718-2127 Deacon Michael Crowell, Young at Heart Director .......... 630-718-2197 NURSERY COORDINATOR Donna Widmann ............................................................... 630-718-2165 PERPETUAL ADORATION VOICEMAIL............. 630-355-1014 ext 2442

PARISH COUNCIL MEMBERS Thomas Gavin, President, Christian Service Commission Thomas Lupinacci, Vice-President, New Evangelization Commission Jane Bowers, Recording Secretary Brendan Heffron, Worship Commission Jerry Buch, Administration Commission Bob Wold, Christian Education Commission Noelle Gollinger, Parish Life Commission

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Mary Beth Brummond, Member at large Paul Gallo, Member at Large Kristine Gorecki, Member at Large Dolly McCarthy, Member at Large Steve Keeley, Member at Large Margie Sznajder, Member at Large

WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE Church: Saturdays; 5:00 & 6:30 PM Sundays; 6:30, 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM, 12:30, 5:30 (Tridentine) & 8:00 PM Holy Family Chapel: Sundays; 9:30 & 11:00 AM (Childcare offered during 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM Masses. Call 355-1081 for info.) WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE Mondays — Saturdays; 6:45 & 8:00 AM Mondays — Thursdays; 5:15 PM First Friday — 12:00 NOON in the Adoration Chapel HOLY DAY MASS SCHEDULE 6:45, 8:00 AM, 12:00 NOON, 5:15 & 7:00 PM (Obligation may usually be fulfilled at the 5:15 PM Mass on the Eve of the Holy Day. Schedule does not apply on 12-25, 1-1 or if Holy Day falls on a Saturday or Monday.) RECITATION OF THE ROSARY: Tuesdays at 7:30 PM MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP NOVENA: Wednesdays at 7:45 AM RESPECT LIFE ROSARY: Wednesdays following 8:00 AM Mass VESPERS & BENEDICTION: Thursdays at 6:00 PM (Adoration Chapel)

SACRAMENTS RECONCILIATION SCHEDULE Tuesdays: 10:00 AM (Holy Family Chapel) and 7:00 PM (Church) (No 10:00AM Confessions on 2nd Tuesday of the month) Thursdays: 7:15 AM & 4:30 PM (Church) Saturdays: 4:00 PM (Church) Sundays: 7:00 PM (Church) (Confessions are also heard at 10:30AM on the 2nd Saturday of the Month in the Holy Family Chapel.) WEDDINGS At least one of the engaged persons (or their parents) must be a registered parishioner for a minimum of three months before the parish will check the calendar for a wedding date. To schedule a wedding date, one of the engaged persons should phone the Parish Office at 630-355-1081 or stop by the Parish Office during regular office hours. Please review the complete wedding policy at

BAPTISMS Generally, we baptize at SSPP each Sunday of the month, (except the 2nd Sunday), at 2 PM. We also schedule baptisms on the 2nd Sunday of each month during the 11:00 AM Chapel Mass or the 12:30 PM Church Mass. Please review the complete baptismal policy at

FOR CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM 1. Your family should be registered with the parish in order to have your child baptized. 2. If this is your first child, you must attend a baptism preparation class before receiving a date for your baby’s baptism. Call the Parish Office to sign up for the class. Classes are held on the 1st Monday of the month. 3. Call the Parish Office to schedule a date for your child’s baptism. For information on scheduling baptisms, weddings, sick calls, hospital calls, home communion visitation, adult instructions in the Catholic faith, or to register as a new parishioner, please call the Parish Office at 630-355-1081.

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A Message from our Pastor Dear Parishioners of Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Visit of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George The Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George will be visiting our parish and speaking before all of the Masses next weekend. The sisters are Franciscan sisters whose motherhouse is found in Alton, Illinois. They run hospitals, daycare centers, elder care and schools. Please take a moment to greet the sisters after Masses next weekend. There will also be an opportunity to make a donation to assist the sisters in their ministry. The sisters help anyone who comes to their door, Catholic or not, able to pay or not able to pay. The sisters will be speaking about religious life and offering an invitation to young women in the parish to consider a religious vocation. If you know a young woman whose faith is important to her and who loves helping others, let us know. We would love to invite them to a dinner with the sisters we will be holding next weekend. The sisters will also be visiting with our children in the parish school on Friday. Prayer for our Nation The general elections will soon be upon us. Please take some time to pray that God will guide those casting ballots on election day and that our Lord will guide our candidates to defend religious liberty and the sanctity of every human life. All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day November 1st we celebrate the Feast of All the Saints. This is the entire communion of saints, but, in a special way, all those who have lived holy lives in service to God and now rejoice with him in God’s eternal kingdom. It is also an encouragement to all of us to live lives of holiness, prayer and selfless service to God and neighbor. All Saints Day is a holy day of obligation, i.e., all are required to attend Mass that day or the evening before. November 2nd is the Feast of All Souls. Although All Souls’ Day is not a holy day of obligation, it is a special day of prayer for the dead. We will have a special Mass at 7:00 pm in the parish church for all those who have died in the last year. The music for this day will be very special as our choir will be singing the music of Faure’s requiem. Socrates Meets Jesus – The Play A special play will be held on November 2nd in the Holy Family Chapel in the Ministry Center at 8 pm. Tickets are required but can be purchased at the door for $15. If you want to save $3, purchase them in advance at the parish office. There are no fight scenes, but it promises to be an engaging evening. May Almighty God bless you and keep you. In Christ,

Fr. Thomas A. Milota

ALL SAINTS DAY The Solemnity of All Saints, Thursday, November 1st, is a holy day of obligation. The Mass schedule is as follows: October 31, 2012:

5:15pm (Vigil)

November 1, 2012:

6:45am, 8:00am, 10:30am (school Mass), 12 noon, 2:00pm (Tridentine), 5:15pm and 7:00pm

Please note that there will be NO 7:15am or 4:30pm confessions on Thursday, November 1st. There will also be no Vespers and Benediction on November 1st.

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A dramatic presentation of Dr. Peter Kreeft’s book by the same title

Friday Nov. 2nd 8:00 pm Holy Family Chapel Advanced Tickets: $12.00, Tickets at the Door: $15.00 For advanced tickets, contact Denise 630-718-2156 or

Kevin O’Brien is the founder and artistic director of the Theater of the Word Incorporated, which travels the country, evangelizing through comedy and drama. Although an atheist at an early age, Kevin’s experiences with the dramatic arts began a conversion process, that, with the help of the writings of G. K. Chesterton, eventually brought him into the Catholic Church. Kevin hosts the television series The Theater of the Word on EWTN and can also be seen on episodes of EWTN’s The Apostle of Common Sense and The Quest for Shakespeare.

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Father Thomas Milota, Ray Jones and Saints Peter and Paul Parish cordially invite you to

The Sixteenth Annual

“Light the Way” A Celebration of parish family and friends, featuring complimentary cocktails and food serving stations, holiday music and an auction of Christmas treasures. Thursday, December 6, 2012 Cress Creek Country Club 1215 Royal St. George, Naperville, IL 7:00-9:30 p.m. The proceeds from this year’s “Light the Way” will continue to support our Parish’s initiative to address the critical needs of our facilities for generations to come. Please join us as we “Pass It On… Honor our Heritage... Ensure the Future” for Saints Peter and Paul.

Admission donation: $100.00 per person. You may respond with the form below or you may call the Parish Office at 630-355-1081. Please R.S.V.P. by November 28, 2012

SPONSORS AND AUCTION ITEMS WELCOMED! Saints Peter and Paul “Light the Way” R.S.V.P. Food serving stations and Open Bar ($100 per person donation) _____ # Attending

$ _______ Total

Please reserve a table of 10 for $1,000. $ _______ Total I am pleased to respond that the following will be in attendance: Name(s):

______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

Telephone: _________________________ Please provide an email address if you would like a preview of the auction items: __________________________________ (Dinner seating will be reserved for each guest. If you would like to be seated at a particular table, please indicate your preference on this reservation card.)

I would like to be a “Light the Way” Sponsor for $1,000. Regretfully, I (we) will not be able attend. Please accept the enclosed contribution to help the cause of “Light the Way.” Please make your check payable to Saints Peter and Paul Church. Indicate on your check and/or envelope for “Light the Way”.

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LIFE MATTERS: CONTRACEPTIVES AND WOMEN’S WELL-BEING The birth control pill has been called the invention that “defined the 20th century.”1 The pill and its cousins radically transformed American culture—fundamentally altering attitudes, values, beliefs, relationships and behaviors, and leading to a substantial increase in casual sexual activity outside marriage. Many believed that hormonal birth control would give women greater control over their lives, allowing them to pursue educational and career goals free from dependence on men and from the supposed burden of bearing and raising unplanned children. It would improve women’s health by helping them space and limit their children. It was their ticket out of poverty through the full-time employment made possible by “controlling” fertility. Finally, by reducing unintended pregnancy, the pill would eliminate the “need” for abortion. Yet a wealth of research amassed by social scientists, doctors, economists and cultural commentators shows that the pill and other hormonal contraceptives have not delivered on these promises. Instead, contraception has harmed women, children and society. In a nutshell, by fostering the sexual revolution, contraceptive use made casual sex normative, leadingto an epidemic of sexuallytransmitted diseases (STDs) and to far more unintended pregnancies. These in turn led to a huge increase in abortions as well as single parenting. Men began to view a lifelong commitment to marriage and children as less necessary or desirable. Cohabitation replaced marriage for many. And women have been the primary casualties. Let’s look more closely at these developments. Physical Risks/Side Effects Hormonal contraceptives significantly increase women’s risk of developing the following: blood clots that can lead to fatal heart attacks, strokes and pulmonary embolisms; breast cancer,2 cervical cancer and liver tumors; loss of bone density; and changes in metabolism causing loss of libido, weight gain, moodiness and migraines. Women using the contraceptive patch, for example, are almost 8 times more likely to develop blood clots than women not using hormonal contraceptives;3 more than 360 young women using the patch, contraceptive ring or Yaz/Yasmin pills have died in recent years due to heart attacks, strokes or pulmonary embolisms seen as associated with these drugs and devices.4

“contraceptive failure” rates stop taking steps to avoid these diseases. Seventy million Americans are infected with one or more STDs, and 19 million new cases occur every year.6 Young women are biologically more susceptible to acquiring an STD than men are. The harm caused by STDs is not only physical and economic: STDs can destroy relationships, even marriages, due to a sense of betrayal, anger and depression.7 Unintended Pregnancies Why would STDs and unintended pregnancies rise exponentially when contraceptive use becomes widespread? First, contraceptives are far less effective in “actual use” than is thought: 54% of women seeking abortions state they were using contraception in the month they became pregnant.8 And contraceptive failure rates are far higher among single teens than among married adults over 30 (who are both less fertile and more responsible).9 Of lowincome, cohabitating teens, nearly 50% of those using the pill will become pregnant within 12 months, as will nearly 3 in 4 condom users.10 Researchers have compared early sexual initiation and contraceptive use, birthrates, abortions and “shotgun weddings” between 1965 and 1989. They found that in earlier times, most women refused to engage in sexual activity except with a man who promised to marry her in the event of pregnancy (and presumably a man she would want to marry). Due to contraception and abortion, however, many more women felt it was safe to engage in casual sex. But when a woman became pregnant, her casual partner was likely to view contraceptive failure as entirely her fault—bolstered by the Supreme Court’s view that the “right” to abort was hers alone. She won the right to keep or kill her child; he won the right to decide among marriage, child support payments or encouraging abortion. As a result, 41% of births in the U.S. are nonmarital (up sharply from 17% three decades ago).11 Abortion and its Aftermath The great majority (85%) of abortions occur among unmarried women.12 In 2006, fewer than 8 married women in 1,000 had an abortion, while over 59 in 1,000 cohabiting women did.13

Sexually-Transmitted Diseases

About 10% of women face immediate health complications after abortion, such as infection, hemorrhage, torn or perforated uterus, and complications of anesthesia.14

It’s bad enough that hormonal contraceptives offer zero protection against today’s epidemic of 25 sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs). In recent years, numerous studies have even concluded that artificial hormones in some contraceptives can double the risk of acquiring an STD.5 In response experts now suggest using a condom along with the pill. But they fail to mention that condoms offer very little protection against viral STDs—genital herpes and human papilloma virus (HPV), for example, that are also spread by skin contact—and they offer imperfect protection against other STDs. In any case, the much more common phenomenon is that women who begin using the pill due to alleged lower

Up to 60% of women who’ve had abortions experience mild to severe mental health problems. A 2011 study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry looked at 22 studies published since 1995, involving over 800,000 women, and found as follows: Women who have had an abortion have an 81% higher risk of subsequent mental health problems compared to those who have not. They have a 138% higher risk of mental health problems compared to women who have given birth. They have higher rates of anxiety (34% higher), depression (37%), alcohol use/misuse (110%), marijuana use (230%) and suicidal behaviors (155%), compared to those who have not had an abortion.15

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Compared to pregnant women who gave birth, those who aborted were six times more likely to commit suicide.16 Relationship with Men, Cohabitation and Marriage The contraceptive mentality encourages self-centeredness rather than self-control, commitment and sacrifice for another. The latter qualities are necessary for a successful marriage, which remains the “most basic and universal of human institutions,”17 and the place where love and lives can flourish. Even today, young adults see getting married as “a top priority.”18 But the conduct they are encouraged to engage in undermines this goal. The proportion of married adults has fallen from over 72% in 1960 to only 52% in 2009.19 Hesitancy to commit to marriage partly explains the extraordinary rise in cohabitation. By their late 30s, 61% of women will have cohabited.20 Cohabiting and single-parent families are three times more likely to be low-income than married-couple families.21 Compared to marriage, cohabitation is associated with higher risks of physical, emotional and mental abuse, greater dissatisfaction with life, higher rates of depression, distancing from families and declining religious practice.22 Raising Children as a Single or Cohabiting Parent Between 2000 and 2010, the proportion of married-couple families with children decreased more than 6%, while the proportion of single-mother families increased over 13%.23 While many never-married, widowed or divorced moms and dads do a superb job of raising children, they do so under extremely difficult circumstances. Recent research shows that children in cohabiting households and single-parent households do much worse than children in married families in various social, educational and psychological outcomes, such as higher rates of failure in school, behavioral problems and drug use.24 Reasons for Hope In contrast to the discouraging trends noted above, teenagers are now making a remarkable turnaround. Greater numbers of teens are remaining abstinent. Between 1998 and 2008, the percentage of girls 15-19 who ever had sex fell more than 17% (to 42%) and the percentage of boys 15-19 dropped more than 28%.25 This contributed to a decline in pregnancy rates between 2000 and 2008. In 2010 teen birth rates fell to the lowest level ever reported in the seven decades,26 and teen abortion rates have dropped significantly as well. Having parents with strong religious beliefs, and family attendance and participation in religious activities, can greatly increase the likelihood of teen abstinence.27 A recent evaluation of 22 successful “Sexual Risk Avoidance” programs offers hope that the risk avoidance approach (rather than encouraging risk reduction through contraceptive use) will work—as it has in campaigns to avoid other risky behaviors in teens, such as tobacco and alcohol use and reckless driving.28 The path to better outcomes for women, children and society is clear: Resolve to finish school and save sex for marriage. The well-

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being of women depends on creating a nurturing culture—one in which women are respected for their unique contributions, rather than exploited by a contraceptive mentality that exposes them to great risk and unhappiness. Even measured by the standard of happiness in this lifetime, faith and the evidence before our eyes all point in the same direction: The Church’s teachings against contraception and extramarital sexual activity are offered to protect the well-being of all, and the Church’s sacraments provide the grace needed to live according to these teachings. Susan E. Wills, JD, LLM is Assistant Director for Education and Outreach, USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities 1 “Millennium Issue: Oral Contraceptives, The Liberator” The Economist, Dec. 23, 1999. 2 C. Kahlenborn et al., “Oral contraceptive use as a risk factor for premenopausal breast cancer: a meta-analysis,” Mayo Clinic Proceedings 81:10 (2006): 1290-1302; C. Li et al., “Effect of Depo-medroxyprogesterone Acetate on Breast Cancer Risk among Women 20-44 years of age,” Cancer Research 72:8 (2012): 2028-2035. 3 Ø. Lidegaard et al., “Venous Thrombosis in Users of Non-Oral Hormonal Contraception: Follow-Up Study, Denmark 2001-2010,” British Medical Journal (2012): 344:e2990. 4 J. Edwards, “Bayer's Deadly Birth-Control Pills: Alleged Toll Climbs to 190, Shareholders Revolt,” CBSNews (April 14, 2011);; J. Edwards, “At Merck, an Undercover Video and 40 Deaths Plague Nuvaring Birth Control Brand,” CBSNews (April 19, 2011); 5 See, e.g., R. Heffron et al., “Use of Hormonal Contraceptives and Risk of HIV-1 Transmission: A Prospective Cohort Study,” Lancet Infectious Diseases 12:1 (2012):19-26. 6 Tracking the Hidden Epidemics 2000: Trends in STDs in the United States (Atlanta, Ga.: CDC, 2000); http:// 7 See, e.g., Miriam Grossman, MD, Unprotected (New York: Sentinel Publ., 2007), and J.S. McIlhaney, Jr., MD et al., Girls Uncovered (Chicago: Northfield Publ., 2011). 8 9 A. Blanc et al., Monitoring Contraceptive Continuation: Links to Fertility Outcomes and Quality of Care,” Studies in Family Planning 33:20 (2002): 127-40. 10 H. Fu et al., “Contraceptive Failure Rates: New Estimates from the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth, Family Planning Perspectives 31:2 (1999): 56–63. 11 J. DeParle, “Two Classes Divided by ‘I Do’,” The New York Times, July 15, 2012, A1; http:// 12 Guttmacher Institute, “An Overview of Abortions in the United States,” Slideshow, August 2011; http:// 13 L. Finer and M. Zolna, “Unintended Pregnancy in the United States:Incidence and Disparities, 2006” Contraception 84:5 (2011): 478-485; 14 Frank et al., “Induced Abortion Operations and Their Early Sequelae,” Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners 35:73 (April, 1985):175-180; M. Freedman, “Comparison of Complication Rates in First Trimester Abortions Performed by Physician Assistants and Physicians,” American Journal of Public Health 76:5 (1986): 550554. 15 P. Coleman, “Abortion and Mental Health: Quantitative Synthesis and Analysis of Research Published 1995-2009,” British Journal ofPsychiatry 199 (2011):180-86. See studies, articles and personal stories from post-abortive women on 16 M. Gissler et al., “Suicides after Pregnancy in Finland, 1987-1994, Register Linkage Study,” British Medical Journal 313 (1996) 1431; 17 Linda Waite and Maggie Gallagher, The Case for Marriage: Why Married People Are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off Financially (New York: Broadway Books, 2011), 1. 18 Cheryl Wetzstein, “Young Adults Plan to be Married, The Washington Times, July 19, 2009; http:// 19 C. Dougherty, “New Vow: I Don’t Take Thee,” The Wall Street Journal, September 29, 2010; 20 S. Roberts, “Study Finds Cohabiting Doesn’t Make a Union Last,” The New York Times, March 2, 2010; 21 A. Mosle et al., Two Generations in Poverty: Status and Trends Among Parents and Children in the United States, 2000-2010, Child Trends Webinar, Dec. 6, 2011; 22 L. Waite, “Negative Effects of Cohabitation,” George Washington University Communitarian Network for Individual Rights and Social Responsibility; 23 A. Mosle et al., “Two Generations in Poverty: Status and Trends Among Parents and Children in the United States, 2000-2010,” Child Trends Webinar, Dec. 6, 2011; 24 W. Wilcox, Why Marriage Matters (3rd ed.): Thirty Conclusions from the Social Sciences (New York: Broadway Publs., 2011). 25 Teenagers in the United States: Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing, National Survey of Family Growth 2006–2008 Series 23, No. 30 (Hyattsville, MD: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics, 2010), Figure 1. 26 B. Hamilton and S. Ventura, Birthrates for U.S. Teenagers Reach Historic Lows for all Ages and Ethnic Groups, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics, NCHS Data Brief, No. 89 (April 2012). 27 E. Terry-Humen et al., “The Association between Parent, Family, and Peer Religiosity and Teenagers’ Sexual Experience and Contraceptive Use,” Child Trends’ Science Says, No. 20; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy; pdf. 28 Majority Staff, U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce, A Better Approach to Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Sexual Risk Avoidance (July 2012);

Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 3211 Fourth Street NE • Washington, DC 20017-1194 Tel: (202) 541-3070 • Fax: (202) 541-3054 Website: Copyright © 2012, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C.

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The Million Mary Month “America Needs Our Prayers”

Daylight Savings Time ends on Nov. 4th. Set your clocks back one hour!

October is traditionally devoted to praying the Rosary in honor of our Blessed Mother. October 7th is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary which commemorates how, through Mary’s intercession (through masses of Catholics praying the Rosary), the Holy League (a Catholic Army) was able to hold back Muslim forces from overrunning Western Europe in the famous Battle of Lepanto. Today, secular forces threaten to overrun religious liberty in the United States through actions like the HHS Mandate. The Bishops of the United States have called all Catholics to join this battle through prayer and action. St. Michael’s and Sts. Peter and Paul in Naperville have joined together in a goal to pray one million “Hail Marys” in the month of October. It will involve all parishioners and the schools and RE programs. These prayers will be offered as a spiritual bouquet to the Blessed Mother asking for her intercession in the defense of religious liberty in the United States. Beginning October 1st, we ask YOU (and your family) to pray as many “Hail Marys” as you can every day. Each weekend, write down your Hail Mary count, for the week, on a small scrap of paper and deposit it in one of the collection jars at the entrance of the Church and Chapel. Or, email your weekly totals in the subject line of an email to Both parishes will tally their counts each week as we strive for our joint goal of One Million Hail Marys. If each parishioner prays 10 “Hail Marys” a day (one decade of the Rosary), we would easily reach our goal. Let’s make this another victory for Our Lady just like at the Battle of Lepanto. TOTAL Week 1


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Decorating the Church and Chapel for Christmas If you are one of those people who enjoy decorating your home for the holidays, I have a special opportunity for you. Come help us decorate our church and chapel. We will start decorating on December 20th and will do the final decorating on December 24th. Please call Pam Adamski at 630-355-0222 if you would like to be included.

PARISH SACRIFICIAL GIVING We sincerely thank everyone for their contributions! For the new fiscal year, the weekly Sunday collection goal is $47,822.

Fiscal Year-to-Date Information (as of 10-15-12) Fiscal Year-to-Date Goal:



Actual Year-to-Date Collections Including Credit Cards:



Amount Below Goal:



Weekly Sunday Goal (based on 52 Sundays):



October 21, 2012 Regular Collection:



October 2012 Credit Card Collection:



October 21, 2012 Capital Reserve Gifts:



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Note: The parish will receive donations, usually by mail, with the request for the donation to be applied to Sunday offerings. These donations would not be included in a specific Sunday offering collection total but are included in the total year-to-date collections.

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Mass Intentions Saturday, October 27 Vigil Masses for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 5:00 PM Bettyjean Struchil (A) 6:30 PM Paula Hruskoci and Deceased Members of the Hruskoci and Raak Families Sunday, October 28—Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 6:30 AM David Orr, Jr. 8:00 AM Frank Marinello 9:30 AM Connie A. Lambrecht 11:00 AM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 12:30 PM Mary Ivans (A) 5:30 PM For the Intentions of the Scott Russell Family (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Intention of John and Shirley Roe

Holy Family Chapel 9:30 AM Steven Hook 11:00 AM Frank and Josephine Giunta Monday, October 29 6:45 AM Pat Rechenmacher 8:00 AM Jean Bratek 5:15 PM Phyllis Goerling 6:00 PM Alfredo Méndez, Jr. (LATIN MASS) Tuesday, October 30 6:45 AM Purgatorial Society 8:00 AM Dorothy Hartnagel 12:30 PM Harold N. Heinz (LATIN MASS) 5:15 PM Phyllis Goerling Wednesday, October 31 6:45 AM Bruno Gervasi 8:00 AM Anne Holub (B) 12:30 PM Intention of John Duffy (LATIN MASS) 5:15 PM Deceased Members of the Legion of Mary (All Saints Vigil) Thursday, November 1 —Solemnity of All Saints (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION) 6:45 AM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 8:00 AM Jim Muldoon (A) 10:30 AM Intention of Celebrant (All School Mass) 12:00 PM Michaelina Ercolano 2:00 PM Intentions of Fr. Milota (LATIN MASS) 5:15 PM Catherine Boyle 7:00 PM Vincent, James, and Jen Esposito and Dominic and Marie Imburgia Friday, November 2 —All Souls Day 6:45 AM Deceased Bishops, Priests and Religious of the Diocese of Joliet 8:00 AM Souls in Purgatory 12:00 PM Souls in Purgatory (Adoration Chapel) 12:30 PM Souls in Purgatory (LATIN MASS) 5:15 PM Souls in Purgatory 7:00 PM Deceased Members of Ss Peter and Paul Parish Saturday, November 3 6:45 AM Frank M. Lauro 8:00 AM Margaret Rechenmacher (B) Vigil Masses for the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time 5:00 PM James Swiglo (A) 6:30 PM Virginia Noe (A) Sunday, November 4—Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time 6:30 AM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 8:00 AM Shirley Kuefler and Deceased Members of the Kuefler and Schuster Families 9:30 AM Gary Kirk (A) 11:00 AM Alex Popp 12:30 PM Jack Lynch 5:30 PM Elizabeth Mertka (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Joel Van Bree

Holy Family Chapel 9:30 AM 11:00 AM

Katherine Szczech (B) Svec and Kadlec Families

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“She [The Church] guards the memory of Christ’s words; it is she who from generation to generation hands on the apostles’ confession of faith. As a mother who teaches her children to speak and so to understand and communicate, the Church our Mother teaches us the language of faith in order to introduce us to the understanding and the life of faith.” (CCC, n. 171)

Knights Participate in Carson Community Days Carson’s Community Days are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 & 10. The Knights of Columbus will be selling Community Days coupon booklets after each Mass next weekend for $5 / each. The booklets offer over $400 in savings when used the 9th and 10th to purchase merchandise in Carson’s Fox Valley store. The Knights get to keep the entire $5 / booklet to use in support of their many charities within our Church and community. Some of the savings coupons are: $10 off on any regular or sale priced items. A 30% Off Early Bird coupon for use from 6 am until 10 am on Sat., 11/10 • A 20% Off coupon that can be used over and over again for the duration of the sale. • $30 to $50 Off selected styles of women’s Clark shoes, and Ukala by emu boots. • Exceptional savings on men and women’s jeans, and winter coats and jackets. • Outstanding savings on selected bedding, towels, and luggage. (There will be some exclusions, but there will be many – many items for which these coupons can be used.) • •

Help support the Knights in their mission of helping support charitable causes within our Church and community by buying a Carson Community Days coupon booklet after Mass next week.

Knights of Columbus Travelling Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe Please join us on Tuesday, October 30th at 7:30 PM for prayers and the rosary in the presence of a special image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, blessed by Pope Benedict XVI. The image travels between councils of the Knights of Columbus, and affords our parish an opportunity to connect with a unique aspect of the Blessed Virgin. Also consider joining the parish's Rosary Group, which meets every Tuesday at 7:30 PM. All families and individuals are welcome!

ROSARY 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 or come to the Tuesday Rosary to add your intention.

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The New Evangelization Door of Faith Speaker Series - Socrates Meets Jesus: The Play Friday, November 2nd at 8:00 pm, Ss. Peter and Paul welcomes back Theater of the Word to present “Socrates Meets Jesus.” Tickets are $12.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door. For advanced tickets, go to the parish office or contact Denise at 630-718-2154, A Perfect Play for the New Atheists. In this dramatic adaptation of the classic by Peter Kreeft, Socrates comes back to life and goes to college - in modern times! What happens when a real philosopher meets the pretend philosophers who pose as students and teachers? What would happen if the greatest of ancient minds started learning about Jesus? What would happen if modern hip atheists are confronted by the fact that reason leads to faith? This play will answer all these questions - and many more questions along the way. Bring your high school and college kids - the ones who think they have all the answers. They may be in for a surprising awakening when Socrates meets Jesus!

Ongoing Adult Education Opportunities The Main Event –a thorough study of the Catholic Faith. The Main Event is open to anyone who wishes to come. Tuesday, November 6th is a great time to jump in if you’ haven’t joined us yet. We’ll be starting our walk through the Creed, beginning with God as Trinity. Join us every Tuesday evening from 7:30-9:00 in the Ministry Center Social Hall. Praised be Jesus Christ! Mike Brummond Director of the New Evangelization

Eucharistic Ministers for the Homebound On Tuesday October 30th all current Eucharistic ministers to the homebound (Eucharistic ministers scheduled weekly by Deacon Joe) are invited to attend a meeting of the ministry. We will discuss the upcoming winter season, any questions or problems you may be experiencing and enjoy fellowship with one another. ANYONE INTERESTED in learning more about this truly rewarding ministry is invited to join us as well. The meeting will be held in the Ministry Center, room U217-218, at 7 pm on Tuesday evening, October 30th. Please call Deacon Joe for any questions or more information at 630-718-2155.

YOUNG AT HEART & FRIENDS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND, ST. FRANCIS ADORATION CHAPEL. The 1st Friday Mass will be held at noon in our St. Francis Adoration Chapel. Following the Mass, we will gather upstairs at the St. Paul Center for the New Evangelization for a complimentary light lunch, movie and conversation. Everyone is welcome!! MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, CONNIE’S 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.

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. The Ss. Peter and Paul MOMs Group will be sponsoring a Halloween Trick or Treat and Autumn Craft on Tuesday, October 30th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm at St. Patrick's Catholic Nursing Home,1400 Brookdale Rd, Naperville. Please RSVP to the Evite. If you have any questions please contact Susie Bentley at; 630-677-1197. Check out our web link from the SSPP home page: Please email for more information on group events. MOMs Group is always excited to welcome new members!

USHERS NEEDED Ushers are needed for the Sunday 9:30am Mass in the Holy Family Chapel. If you are able to help, please contact Pam Adamski at 630355-0222.

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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:

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 November we will remove names put on prior to September 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.

Kelsey Allen, Don Anderson, Donald Arter, Lorraine Babyar, Kevin Bacigalupo, Patrick D. Bakke, Donald Ballou, Jim Barenbrugge, Sue Bauer, Shirley Bayer, Victor Beaucaire, Christine Bermes, Steven Bermes, Dan Berrill, Joe Blidy, Rene Blue, Baby Laura Elizabeth Bobbe, Kathy Bohenek, Genowefa Bogusz, Chris Boncza-Skrzynecki, Donna Booth, David Bowers, Dan Brady, Rose Briceno, Evelyn Brown, Margaret Bumford, Marianne C., Ed Cangiano, Natalia Carlos, Josiah Carroll, Collette Cerulin, Colette Cerulla, Mary Beth Cesare, Alexandra Chaidez, Tim Collins, Eric Condon, Jim Connelly, Mike Considine, John Cooper, John Corcoran, Fortunato Cruz, Victoria Cruz, Msgr. John Dalton, Scott Dawson, Anna de Azevedo, Bob Dee, Judy Delinski, Warren Dixon, Jr., Diane Dobbs, William Dobbs, Lonnie Donahue, George Dreas, Lionel Dredze, Alice Durma, Robert Egan, Karen Eggen, 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., George Franicevic, Mary Ann Freitag, Peter Fund, Cardinal Francis George, Mary Ann Gergits, Mary Ginnan-Renzas, Peggy Glass, Brian Goebel, Mary Gorecki, Emmerence Greenberg, Jennie Grendahl, Patty Gretz, Eva Gustilo, John Haas, D.J. Harris, Sami Henderson, Constance Hennessy, Fr. Dan Hessling, Dana Hoffman, Bernie Hurd, Bob Hurd, Bishop Joseph Imesch, Shirley Incaudo, Abraham Isaac, Kenneth Jacob, Jan Janczak, Mark Jenkins, Paul Jewulski, Christine Jilek, Robert Jones, Catherine Jurkowski, Nick Karas, Laura Keistler, Jonas Keliuotis, Mike Kelly, Father George Klepec, Winifred Kolar, Steven Kolinski, Noreen Koppers, Irene Korczyk, Norbert Korczyk, Thomas Krauss, Dorothy Krushing, Frances Kuhrt, Ben Kujawa, Alyce Kurzawa, Edmund Kurzawa, Mark Landiak, Elissa Lear, Samantha Lent, Thomas Lewandowski, Ann Lindberg, Michael Litz, Vi Livernash, Mary Loscheider, Albert Lowe, Albert Lucchessi, Nell Luebbeck, Vick Luperini, Cara Mantucca, Baby GracieMae Mason, Joseph Mathews, Rose Marks, Helen McCall, David McCarthy, Ian Patrick McDonagh, Patrick McDonagh, Margaret McDonnell, Patricia McEttrick, Theresa McFarland, Steve McGonigle, Jenna McKeown, Jeannine Meyer, JoAnne Milan, Jeff Miller, Thomas Mittelhauser, Frank Mixa, Tom Mlyniec, Kim Moershel, Stephen Moershel, Brian Monaghan, Nancie Monier, Joseph Montani, Kathy Moran, Jerzy Mraz, Ralph Mumper, Roger Mumper, Quang Nguyen, Dennis Nielsen, Frank Nitti, Robert Noonan, Thomas Martin O’Grady, Matthew Ousterout, Dr. Jim Paul, Carolynn Pavini, Antonia Petting, Patty Piekarczyk, Robin Prairie, Theresa Pratt, Walter Prochorow, Faith Puthen, Mary Rauch, Veronica Reid, Pat Renella, Deacon Tom Richardt, Elizabeth Ritscherle, Fr. Gerald Riva, Katie Rommel, Vicki Rommel, Mary Rudnick, Peter Ruocco, Harrison Ruzicka, Michael Rynne, Pat Rynne, Julie Sanchez, Catherine Sawner, Charles Schenk, Jeffrey Schey, Betty Scholp, Robert Scholp, Sr., Virginia Schultz, John Schutzius, Kristen E. Setinc, David Sheehan, Baby Sikorski, Sr. Aniceta Skube, O.P., John Smith, Mary Smith, David Sniegowski, Millie Solis, Fred Sparks, Mark Spiezio, Fr. Christopher Steinle, John Stewart, Tom Stone, Allison Surin, Lea Sweet, Eileen Szarek, Susan Szczech, Sheila Thornley, Jeannie Thorpe, Bernice Tokarski, Bernard Toussaint, Christopher Vacek, Laine VanHoutan, Noah VanHoutan, Charles Villaseñor, Lenard Waller, Sarah Weiglos, John White, Mary White, Tom Wibbels, Marie Williams, Becky Wolfe, Sylvia Wolfe, Andrea Yarger, Rena Yarshen, Stephanie Young-Hayes, Bill Yudchitz, Dorothy Zaba, Jayne Zenker, Linda Zenunovic, Phyllis Zenzola and Helen Zgoda. Newly added this week: Cullen Barry, Peter Beerse, George Chmielarz, Judy Grganto, Robert Hurd, Jr., Dolores Janik, Maria Macedo, Ed Main, Ralph Mumper and Kritter O’Sulliva. 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 to family and friends on the death of John Grabowski, Charles Kozlowski, Bernard Larkin, Jr., Thomas Miller, Mickey O’Sullivan and Beatrice Warner.

Please Remember in Prayer our Men and Women Serving in the Military U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joseph Burns Daniel Caddigan Captain Frank Girdwain 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 2nd Lt. Michael Caddigan Captain John J. Case Major Mary Cassidy Major Richard Collage Captain Tom Crane Major Thomas E. Goerling 1 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 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 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

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 630-3551081. To arrange a welcome home for your soldier or marine, contact Donna Morsovillo of Operation Welcome You Home at 630-302-2638 or

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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors, Altar Servers, and Parents of Altar Servers We are working on the December through February ministry schedule. I still have not received Mass availability and preference information from many of you. Please submit your request forms as soon as possible. You can find the form on the parish website under the “Divine Worship and Music” tab in “Liturgical Ministries” ( The deadline is Thursday, November 1st. If you did not receive a letter or email from me last week, the email address I have on file for you is either incorrect or blocked. Please go to the parish website and submit a form with your availability and correct address.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday:

Saturday: Sunday:

If you do not have access to a computer, you may drop off your requests in writing at the parish office, or call me at (630) 7182197. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this transition, and thank you for the good work that you do through your ministries at Ss Peter and Paul Parish. In Christ, Deacon Michael

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Eph 4:32 -- 5:8; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 13:10-17 Eph 5:21-33 [2a, 25-33]; Ps 128:1-5; Lk 13:18-21 Eph 6:1-9; Ps 145:10-14; Lk 13:22-30 Rv 7:2-4, 9-14; Ps 24:1-6; 1 Jn 3:1-3; Mt 5:1-12a Wis 3:1-9; Ps 23:1-6; Rom 5:5-11 or 6:3-9; Jn 6:37-40, or any readings from no. 668 or from the Lectionary for Ritual Masses (vol. IV), the Masses for the Dead, nos. 1011-1016 Phil 1:18b-26; Ps 42:2, 3, 5cdef; Lk 14:1, 7-11 Dt 6:2-6; Ps 18:2-4, 47, 51; Heb 7:23-28; Mk 12:28b-34

Focus on Marriage Marriage: Love and Life In The Divine Plan: The Human Body “Pope John Paul II’s theology of the body speaks of the human body as having a spousal significance. This means that the human body by its very nature signifies that we humans are directed to relationship—that we are to seek union with others. It is only in relationship that we achieve a true wholeness as a communion of persons.” To read the document go to loveandlife/.

Knights of Columbus Council No. 1369 Happenings 615 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville, IL 60563 11-06 – Tuesday – Business Meeting – 7:30 PM 11-10 – Saturday – Carson’s Community Days 11-12 – Monday – Columbian Squires Meeting 11-17 – Saturday – Rosary at Planned Parenthood Clinic – 9:00 AM (John Zabinski) – PRAYERS NEEDED 11-18 – Sunday – Christ the King Mass SSPP – 11:00 AM (Mike Rynne) 11-22 – Thursday – Thanksgiving 11-24 – Saturday – SSPP Creche Decorating – 9:00 AM – Noon (Bill Beckwith) – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 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, Nick Thompson at 815-871-4218.

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 October 28: The seven Day Devotional Candles, at the altar of our Lord, in the Saint Francis Adoration Chapel, are being offered for the following intentions: 1.

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.

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For the safe journey of all Cardinals to Syria and back. For the safety and protection of all Christians in the Middle East. For the protection of the unborn. For all Catholics to vote according to God's will and church teachings. For the healing of all cancer patients. For more people to sign up as permanent adorers in our chapel.


October 28, 2012

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time YOUTH NEWS

Dear Parishioners, Here is what is coming up with the Saints Peter and Paul Youth Group: March for Life The Saints Peter and Paul youth group will again participate in the annual March for Life in Washington D.C. This is an important and powerful experience for all involved. This opportunity allows the teens to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. This year, we will be leaving with the Diocese of Joliet on Wednesday, January 23rd and be returning on Sunday, January 27th. A hundred dollar deposit is due on November 2nd along with the paperwork for the trip. The total cost is $325. The cost includes the bus, most meals, hotel and sightseeing in D.C. The youth will also attend Mass at the Basilica and participate with thousands of teens in a youth rally. For additional information, please go to the Saints Peter and Paul website. Proceed to the youth group page for detailed information. Harvest Weekend On Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11, the Confirmation classes along with the youth group will be doing the harvest food drive. Please bring your nonperishable food to the church. On Saturday, we will be collecting food from 4pm-8pm. On Sunday, we will be collecting food from 6am-9pm. Please be generous. This food is donated to local food pantries for families in need.

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Calling all adults and students! January 22, 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. All adults and students (freshman in high school through college seniors) are invited to join the Joliet Diocese in their annual pilgrimage to Washington, DC. Buses depart from the St. Charles Pastoral Center on the evening of Wednesday, January 23rd and return the morning of Sunday, January 27th. (The date was delayed this year due to the presidential inauguration). Begin your registration online and mail forms by November 2nd.

The Elizabeth Ministry needs your help! As an outreach Ministry to all mothers at our parish, we come to you sometimes asking for help for expected mothers or new mothers who are less fortunate or facing difficulties and need help. We are asking now on behalf of a mother whose family of 5 is having financial difficulties as they welcome their new sister into the world. We are asking for diapers size 1 and 2, and baby wipes. Please conceder helping. Please drop off your donation at the parish office and label them “Elizabeth Ministry”. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Youth Group Meeting Dates Monday 7-9pm (Bible Study) Thursday 7-9pm (Faith Discussion)

Please Join us for a Pilgrimage Tour of the

National Shrine of St. Therese

Stay posted for our many weekend trips.

8501 Bailey Rd., Darien, IL 60561


Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 10:15am – 2:30pm

Michael Lewandowski

Attention Parishioners and Visitors Please consider spending an hour with our Lord. Adorers are needed for the following hour: Sunday 2am Wednesday 1am Wednesday 9am Saturday 11am Saturday noon Saturday 11pm Please consider visiting with our Lord at this time. Call Barb at 630-885-1726 or

Mass in the St. Therese Chapel

An interactive talk on the life of St. Therese

A guided tour of the Shrine and its relics

Luncheon at the Carmelite Spiritual Center

Time for prayer, the Rosary Way, and Gift Shop

A video on the Little Flower

A closing prayer and blessing

The cost is $17 per person

We will meet to carpool from Ss Peter and Paul Church at 9:15 AM Please make checks payable to Ss Peter and Paul Church and send them to Deacon Michael at the St. Paul Center. Please write your phone number on the check, and also let us know if you’ll need a ride.

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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus asks Bartimaeus, “What do you want me to do for you?” and he answers, “Master, I want to see.” Let us ask Jesus for the grace to “see” our brothers and sisters who are poor and lonely. If you or someone you know needs our assistance, please contact us by calling 630-355-1081 for a very confidential call from our Society representative. Your continued help, by using the green envelopes found at the rear of the church or chapel, will allow us to “see” our brothers and sisters in need.

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. Please join us Tuesday, November 6th; 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.

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TRANSITIONAL HOUSING MINISTRY “Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do.” These words of Blessed John XXIII express beautifully the philosophy that allows the Saints Peter and Paul Transitional Housing Ministry to successfully help so many homeless families become self-sufficient. If you would like to help us in this ministry or would like more information about THM, please call Jack Flowers at 630-355-4886.

PREGNANT? NEED HELP? Waterleaf Women's Center National Birthright National Pregnancy Hotline National Adoption Hotline Rachel’s Vineyard Natural Family Planning The Nurturing Network Crisis Pregnancy Woman’s Choice Services Project Gabriel

630-701-6270 1-800-848-LOVE 1-800-535-9947 1-202-463-7563 1-866-99-4-GIVE 1-815-834-4065 1-800-TNN-4MOM 1-800-67-BABY-6 1-800-NO-ABORT 630-261-9221 1-877-734-2444

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