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November 10th & 11th The Confirmation Classes in conjunction with the Youth Group will be collecting food for the needy all weekend! Please bring your bags of food before or after Mass. The teens will be there to collect it from 4-8 pm on Saturday & 6 am-9 pm on Sunday. They will then sort and pack it for our neighboring Food Pantries.

Help us fill the food pantries for the Holidays and beyond! The need is greater than ever! If there are those in our parish who are unable to leave their home because of age or infirmity, volunteers will be available to come and collect your donations. Please call Mike L. 630-718-2131 to schedule a pick-up.

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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, This is the special “addressing concerns” issue of the Pastor’s bulletin article:

Light the Way The first Thursday of December we will celebrate the 16th annual Light the Way Dinner. This dinner always supports some project or need in the parish community. We thank Mr. Ray Jones and his committee for all of their hard work. All are invited to attend. Please see information in our bulletin. This year, as last year, the proceeds of the Light the Way Dinner will support our “Pass It On” effort. “Pass It On” is our capital fund drive designed to address the physical plant needs of our parish community. We have already addressed many of these needs and parishioners continue to do well in paying off their pledges. Please log onto our parish webpage to see updated information on projects completed, pledges made, payments made and funds paid out for projects. Some have raised the question: why is Light the Way supporting “Pass It On” when we reached our goal? Good question! There are a list of reasons. The first reason is that we barely reached our goal in pledges, payments are still being made. Although parishioners are doing well in meeting their pledges, the reality is that, as in any capital campaign, there will be some attrition. The small margin we have above goal means the end amount raised may be slightly less than the original goal. A second reason is that we determined our goal in a way which would meet our needs but which was very conservative due to the poor economy and so that we would not create an undue burden on our parishioners. Rarely in a capital campaign do the fundraisers stop after they have reached their goal in pledges. Saints Peter and Paul, however, announced that she had reached her goal immediately after she crossed the threshold out of respect for our parishioners. Third, we want to remember that Light the Way is a social event as well as a fundraiser. Light the Way is a fundraiser and social event not asking an additional pledge to “Pass It On”, but an opportunity to raise money for a good cause. Finally, we want to remember that Light the Way is the only fundraiser held by the parish other than Sunday collections all year. I hope this clears things up for you.

Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist at Saints Peter and Paul It never ceases to amaze me how rumors spread in any community. Recently I heard that I was getting rid of the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at the parish. I don’t really know what else to say other than I am not getting rid of this important ministry in the parish and have no plans to get rid of this ministry in the parish. Every three years Extraordinary Ministers must renew their permission from the bishop which is typically done automatically by the parish, but the parish will work on this with you when it is time to do this. If I were intending to “get rid of” the EM’s, I would not have asked Deacon Michael Crowell to do the ministry schedules. The Organ is Loud Some parishioners have mentioned to me that the organ is too loud. As you are aware, we have a new music director who is extremely talented and will bring some great programs and gifts to the parish. Any new organist or musician, no matter how talented, will take some time to get used to the building in which we are worshipping as well as the community where he lives. Please notice that the organ is toned down considerably. The organ situation should now be remedied so we can all relax. For our part, it will also take us some time to get used to new styles and changes so we also need to be patient and tolerant. Let’s all act with charity and respect one another. If we do this, then we will soon be able to appreciate the exceptional talent and gifts that we have here at the parish. We have an organ which the parish spent a considerable amount of money restoring and embellishing prior to my arrival. Recently, we had some regular maintenance and cleaning work done on the organ which may have caused the instrument to be a little more loud than usual. I would like to note that several weeks ago Dr. Tom Wibbels was back playing for the weekend while Matthew Sprinkle was gone. Dr. Wibbels was our previous organist and music director (with whom the parish and I continue to have a very positive relationship). Although he played at the exact volume as he did when he was music director here for more than 10 years, I actually received a large number of complaints that weekend as well. May Almighty God bless you and keep you. In Christ,

Fr. Thomas A. Milota

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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: THE CALL TO GREATNESS Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Deep within the heart of every young person is a desire to find happiness and fulfillment in this life. Much of the period between childhood and one’s first “real job” is occupied with personal exploration and questioning: What do I believe? What really matters to me? What am I supposed to do with my life? With all the suffering and injustice in the world, what could I possibly do to make a difference? Increasingly, those who were born in the post-Roe years have found the answers to those questions in the pro-life movement. They have given a voice to those who could have been their classmates and friends had they not been aborted. And they have discovered great joy in bearing witness to “the Gospel of life.” The heroic men and women who’ve been active in pro-life work in the forty years since the Supreme Court’s decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton deserve gratitude for persevering in the long struggle to restore legal protection for unborn children. As caring neighbors and parishioners, as volunteers in pregnancy care centers, as advocates passing pro-life legislation and as sidewalk counselors, they’ve saved the lives of countless children, while sparing an equal number of mothers and families the pain and grief of losing a child in an abortion. But Roe is still law, the death toll remains high and the challenges can be discouraging.

World Youth Day, the church asks you to go, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to those who are near and those who are far away.… Share with them the freedom you have found in Christ. Pope Benedict XVI has enthusiastically carried on the task begun by Blessed John Paul II to lead youth toward their greatness in Christ. On the day following his Inaugural Mass, Pope Benedict greeted young pilgrims from Germany who had travelled to Rome, telling them: “The ways of the Lord are not easy, but we were not created for an easy life, but for great things, for goodness.” With this profound, yet simple challenge, Pope Benedict spoke to the deepest need and desire of the human heart and set the stage for the new wave of pro-life youth. He knew that young men and women seek to encounter a truth that will free them from a secularism that can never fulfill the human person. In his message for the Twenty-Sixth World Youth Day, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed that: Men and women were created for something great, for infinity. Nothing else will ever be enough. … The desire for a more meaningful life is a sign that God created us and that we bear his “imprint.” God is life, and that is why every creature reaches out towards life.… To set God aside is to separate ourselves from that source and, inevitably, to deprive ourselves of fulfillment and joy.

At such a time, it is the youth who offer the Church and our nation a much needed witness of hope. Their whole-hearted response to the call of the Gospel energizes us to witness and work all the harder in renewing our culture. Whether they have just gone on their first march or walk for life, or they have chosen pro-life work as their profession, it is fitting to recognize and encourage their contributions in bringing new life, new energy and new hope to the movement itself. What ignited this fire in the hearts of so many young Americans to become involved in the great campaign in support of life? It took a man whose own youthful hope, idealism and courage were tested by the loss of all his family and by the brutal occupation of his homeland by the Nazis and later the Soviets—Blessed Pope John Paul II. It was a central task of his Pontificate to call all young people to embrace their great vocation to follow after Jesus Christ. His efforts began in earnest in 1985 when he instituted World Youth Day.

Pro-life youth have enthusiastically engaged in building a culture of life because they have discovered that “fulfillment and joy.” Many young women and men have chosen the promotion of human life as their life’s work. The organization Generation Life, for example, is led by young people who educate their peers on the message of pro-life and chastity. They believe that abortion will end by addressing root cause, through spreading the liberating message of chastity and love. One of the young missionaries shared a personal story about witnessing to high school students:

In his homily at the eighth World Youth Day, held in Denver in 1993, Pope John Paul II spoke powerful words that energized young Americans to take up the cause of life:

Many young Catholics today have become youth ministers, religion teachers, lobbyists, speakers and leaders in their efforts to build a culture of life. We find them:

At this stage in history, the liberating message of the Gospel of life has been put into your hands. And the mission of proclaiming it to the ends of the earth is now passing to your generation.… Do not be afraid to go out on the streets and into public places like the first apostles, who preached Christ and the good news of salvation of the Gospel. Young people of

After a pro-life presentation at a high school in Philadelphia, a student told me that for his whole life he thought he was a mistake, that he had no value. But after the talk he understood that these were lies. How wonderful it is that a presentation on the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death could be the catalyst for transforming the life of a troubled teen.

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Advocating against the death penalty Witnessing and counseling outside abortion facilities Leading campus pro-life and evangelization ministry groups Going out as missionaries in U.S. cities and in developing countries

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Visiting nursing homes and hospices Assisting boys and girls clubs and afterschool programs in low income areas Serving as coworkers with Catholic organizations and religious orders in pastoral care Working in pregnancy centers and post-abortion healing ministries Promoting marriage and family life

The task of building a culture of life does not belong only to such advocates, however. Every Christian is called to work for the common good and against the evils and injustices of their day. We all are called to witness to life in whatever job and setting God places us. While the struggle to defend human life in America and worldwide is far from over, pro-life youth today are showing us that the pro-life movement is in promising hands. These young people have chosen to live for greatness and great things. They will undoubtedly succeed. Ashley Brashear, a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies in Marriage and Family in Washington, DC and interning at the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities.

2012 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal (CMAA) Parish Progress Report as of: Wednesday, November 7, 2012

2012 CMAA Goal…………….........$181,753.00 Total Donors………………………………1,133 Total Pledged………………...……$235,523.09 Goal Percentage…………………………..130%

SCHOOL MASS The next school Masses will be celebrated at 8:00am on Tuesday, November 13th and Thursday, November 15th.

ROSARY Come pray with us Tuesday evening, November 13th in the Holy Family Chapel 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. On the third Tuesday of the month, there will be a Rosary Holy Hour with Benediction. 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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1 1 Timothy 4:12. Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain, The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version—Catholic Edition (Camden, NJ: Thomas Nelson Publ., 1966). Used with permission. All rights reserved. 2


Pope John Paul II, homily, August 15, 1993.


Pope Benedict XVI, message, April 25, 2005.




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: Excerpts from Bl. Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI are used with permission of Libreria Editrice Vaticana (LEV). All rights reserved. Copyright © 2012, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C.

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 11-5-12) Fiscal Year-to-Date Goal:



Actual Year-to-Date Collections Including Credit Cards:



Amount Below Goal:



Weekly Sunday Goal (based on 52 Sundays):



November 4, 2012 Regular Collection:



November 2012 Credit Card Collection:



November 4, 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.

PRAYER NETWORK If prayers are needed, please call Jay Albarran at 961-3835 or Connie Wanberg at 355-3056.

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Mass Intentions Saturday, November 10—St. Leo the Great Vigil Masses for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 5:00 PM Robert B. Piper (A) 6:30 PM Intention of Celebrant

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“Hence the whole Christian life is a communion with each of the divine persons, without in any way separating them. Everyone who glorifies the Father does so through the Son in the Holy Spirit; everyone who follows Christ does so because the Father draws him and the Spirit moves him.” (CCC, n.259)

Sunday, November 11—Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

6:30 AM 8:00 AM 9:30 AM 11:00 AM 12:30 PM 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

For all Living and Deceased Military and Veterans Gene Patton (A) Ward Shoger Catherine Hinterlong (B) Frank, Amalia, Oscar, Karl, Emma and Jakob Pribil and Karolina Hodel Baby Chris Angel O’Hara (LATIN MASS) Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners

Holy Family Chapel 9:30 AM

Intention of Jerry and Lupe Lynch50th Anniversary 11:00 AM Catherine Hinterlong Monday, November 12—St. Josaphat 6:45 AM Phyllis Goerling 8:00 AM Emil (B) and Mary Schwerer 5:15 PM Pat Rechenmacher 6:00 PM Holy Souls in Purgatory (LATIN MASS) Tuesday, November 13—St. Francis Xavier Cabrini 6:45 AM Pat Rechenmacher (B) 8:00 AM Pat Rechenmacher (B) (School Mass) 12:30 PM Intention of Cathy Becker (LATIN MASS) 5:15 PM Siebert and Blum Families Wednesday, November 14 6:45 AM June Gibson 8:00 AM Mary Lou Holloway 5:15 PM Louise Provost 6:00 PM Frank Cullitan, Sr. (LATIN MASS) Thursday, November 15 6:45 AM Purgatorial Society 8:00 AM Jean Ann Kelly (School Mass) 12:30 PM Paul Hally and Intention of Anne Kosell (LATIN MASS) 5:15 PM Bill and Betty Schindel and Jeff Duck (B) Friday, November 16 6:45 AM June Gibson 8:00 AM Dick Weimann 12:30 PM Berthhold Rudnick (LATIN MASS) Saturday, November 17—St. Elizabeth of Hungary 6:45 AM Intention of Celebrant 8:00 AM Afoma Agbini Vigil Masses for the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 5:00 PM Carl and Bertha Knoch 6:30 PM Shaun Wild Sunday, November 18—Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 6:30 AM Intention of Celebrant 8:00 AM Wanda Lee Grimes and Dolores and Charles Grimes 9:30 AM James and JoAnn Johannville 11:00 AM Robert Pullen 12:30 PM Leona and Vincent Brummel 5:30 PM Irene Husgen (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Kathleen Foley

Holy Family Chapel 9:30 AM 11:00 AM

Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners Ronald Callahan

If you love children and enjoy spending time with them, the Nursery has a part time position for you! The Nursery is looking for an individual (21 years of age or older) to work two Sundays a month for the 9:30am and 11:00am Mass. Qualified applicants must have completed “Protecting God’s Children.” Please contact Donna Widmann, Nursery Coordinator at 630-718-2165 to discuss this opportunity and apply.

LOAVES AND FISHES COLLECTION REMINDER: Next weekend, November 17/18, 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 generosity!

Pro-Life Rosary The SS. Peter and Paul Pro-Life Prayer Group invites all members of the parish, friends, relatives, etc. to join them each Tuesday afternoon at 2:00pm to pray the Rosary for Life at the Planned Parenthood abortion Facility in Aurora. The Rosary is led each week by one of the parish priests or deacons, and is offered for the sake of our endangered preborn infants, and for the conversion of the staff and customers of that clinic. No sign-up is necessary for this spiritual effort against the work of the facility. Just bring your Rosary and a friend, and spend 25 minutes in this most important petition to the Lord against the work of the clinic. The Planned Parenthood facility is located at 3051 E. New York St., one block east of Eola Road. Ample parking is available in the lot of the Blockbuster video store.

Decorating the Church and Chapel for Christmas If you are one of those people who enjoy decorating your home for the holidays, we 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.

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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 December we will remove names put on prior to October 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, Patrick D. Bakke, Donald Ballou, Jim Barenbrugge, Cullen Barry, Sue Bauer, Shirley Bayer, Victor Beaucaire, Peter Beerse, Christine Bermes, Steven Bermes, 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., Natalia Carlos, Josiah Carroll, Collette Cerulin, Colette Cerulla, Mary Beth Cesare, George Chmielarz, Tim Collins, Eric Condon, Mike Considine, John Cooper, John Corcoran, Dan Crowley, Fortunato Cruz, Victoria Cruz, Baby Jackson Allen Curtis, Msgr. John Dalton, Scott Dawson, Bob Dee, 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., Fran Ford, 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, Judy Grganto, Eva Gustilo, John Haas, D.J. Harris, Sami Henderson, Constance Hennessy, Fr. Dan Hessling, Bernie Hurd, Bob Hurd, Robert Hurd, Jr., Bishop Joseph Imesch, Shirley Incaudo, Abraham Isaac, Kenneth Jacob, Jan Janczak, Dolores Janik, Mark Jenkins, Paul Jewulski, Christine Jilek, Robert Jones, Catherine Jurkowski, Nick Karas, Laura Keistler, Mike Kelly, Father George Klepec, Winifred Kolar, Steven Kolinski, Noreen Koppers, Irene Korczyk, Norbert Korczyk, Theresa Krass, 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, Albert Lowe, Albert Lucchessi, Nell Luebbeck, Maria Macedo, Monica Macedo, Ed Main, Baby GracieMae Mason, Joseph Mathews, Rose Marks, David McCarthy, Ian Patrick McDonagh, Patrick McDonagh, Margaret McDonnell, Patricia McEttrick, Steve McGonigle, Jenna McKeown, Jeannine Meyer, Jeff Miller, Thomas Mittelhauser, Frank Mixa, Tom Mlyniec, Kim Moershel, Stephen Moershel, Brian Monaghan, Joseph Montani, Kathy Moran, Jerzy Mraz, Ralph Mumper, Roger Mumper, Quang Nguyen, Judith Nicoski, Dennis Nielsen, Frank Nitti, Robert Noonan, Thomas Martin O’Grady, Kritter O’Sulliva, Matthew Ousterout, Dr. Jim Paul, Carolynn Pavini, Antonia Petting, Patty Piekarczyk, Robin Prairie, Theresa Pratt, Walter Prochorow, Mary Rauch, Deacon Tom Richardt, Elizabeth Ritscherle, Fr. Gerald Riva, Katie Rommel, Vicki Rommel, Mary Rudnick, Peter Ruocco, Harrison Ruzicka, Michael Rynne, Julie Sanchez, Catherine Sawner, Charles Schenk, Betty Scholp, Robert Scholp, Sr., Virginia Schultz, Kristen E. Setinc, David Sheehan, Sr. Aniceta Skube, O.P., John Smith, Mary Smith, Millie Solis, Fred Sparks, 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, Sarah Weiglos, John White, Mary White, Tom Wibbels, Marie Williams, Becky Wolfe, Sylvia Wolfe, Dorothy Wurmmest, Andrea Yarger, Rena Yarshen, Stephanie Young-Hayes, Bill Yudchitz, Dorothy Zaba, Jayne Zenker, Linda Zenunovic, Phyllis Zenzola, Helen Zgoda and Loretta Zilis. Newly added this week: Baby Jackson Allen Curtis, Ray Schilling, Dave Ulcycki and Greg Young. 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 Bridget Kernan Hubbard, John Lorenzi, Deacon Alexander McConnell, Joan Reisel and Thomas A. Woytus.

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 Sgt. Nicole Finnigan Underwood 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 Sgt. 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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The New Evangelization RCIA at Ss. Peter and Paul What is the RCIA Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens? The Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens is for inquirers in the RCIA process who are preparing for their Baptism. They are now ready to publicly declare their intention to continue their journey towards becoming Catholics. At this Rite, they are asked to more fully embrace the Gospel message with the help of God, and are also signed with the Cross to show that they now belong to Christ, the Shepherd of souls. In this Rite, the parish community has the opportunity to more fully participate in and pray for those in the RCIA process. At Sunday Mass, some of the inquirers who are considering joining the Catholic Church are going through the Rite of Acceptance. This Rite places these catechumens in a formal relationship with the universal Church. By Church law, the Pope and all bishops are to pray for those who have gone through this Rite. We encourage all parishioners to pray for these souls as well, as they continue in the initiation process over the coming months, and to reach out to them as fellow members of the Household of Christ. What is the RCIA Rite of Welcoming? The Rite of Welcoming is for inquirers who have been previously baptized and are ready to publicly declare their intention to continue their journey toward full communion with the Catholic Church. At this Rite, they are asked if they are ready to listen to the apostles’ instruction, gather with the worshipping community in prayer, and join that community in the love and service of others. They are signed with the Cross to show that they belong to Christ. Why is the parish community important at the Rites of Acceptance and Welcoming, and when will these Rites be celebrated? Members of the parish community should affirm that they are ready to help and support the RCIA candidates seeking to follow Christ. The Rites of Acceptance and Welcoming are celebrated this Sunday at the 11:00 Mass in the Church

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. Join us every Tuesday evening from 7:30-9:00 in the Ministry Center Social Hall. Read the Catechism in a Year! - For this Year of Faith, Pope Benedict has encouraged you to study and reflect on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Well, here's an easy way to do it. Simply enter your email address (in the link below) and - starting October 11, 2012 - you'll start getting a little bit of the Catechism emailed to you every morning. Read that little bit every day and you'll read the whole catechism in a year. Cool, right? Just go to Praised be Jesus Christ! Mike Brummond Director of the New Evangelization

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.

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 630-3550222.

Attention Parishioners and Visitors Please consider spending an hour with our Lord. Adorers are needed for the following hour:

Sunday 2am Wednesday 9am Wednesday 2pm Thursday 1am Saturday noon Saturday 5pm Saturday 7pm Please consider visiting with our Lord at this time. Call Barb at 630-885-1726 or

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"Children of Mary" is a group of special needs teens and adults who get together socially to grow and be nurtured in their Catholic faith. Every Friday is a date for various activities that take place in the Chicago area. The group always meets at Corpus Christi Catholic Church at 10:00 AM and ends at 2:00 PM. You have a choice of bringing a lunch or bring cash to get lunch at the various events/locations. To learn more visit the website or email Debbie at Saturday, January 12th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM., join Woman's Choice Services at their "Choices for Life" banquet, as they celebrate their mission of helping mothers and babies in need. Guest speaker is Melissa Ohden, 1977 survivor of a saline abortion attempt. The banquet will take place at Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, in Oakbrook Terrance. For information contact Mary at WCS (630) 261-9564 or e-mail

The Naperville Knights of Columbus

13th Annual

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Focus on Marriage Marriage: Love and Life In The Divine Plan: Procreation “It is the nature of love to overflow, to be life-giving. Thus, it is no surprise that marriage is ordained not only to growing in love but to transmitting life. ‘By its very nature the institution of marriage and married love [is] ordered to the procreation and education of the offspring and it is in them that it finds its crowning glory’” (Gaudium et Spes). To read the document go to http://

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

Ti 1:1-9; Ps 24:1b-6; Lk 17:1-6 Ti 2:1-8, 11-14; Ps 37:3-4, 18, 23, 27, 29; Lk 17:7-10 Ti 3:1-7; Ps 23:1b-6; Lk 17:11-19 Phlm 7-20; Ps 146:7-10; Lk 17:20-25 2 Jn 4-9; Ps 119:1-2, 10-11, 17-18; Lk 17:26-37 3 Jn 5-8; Ps 112:1-6; Lk 18:1-8 Dn 12:1-3; Ps 16:5, 8-11; Heb 10:11-14, 18; Mk 13:24-32

Knights of Columbus Council No. 1369 Happenings Saturday, December 1st 7:00 until noon SSPP Ministry Center We will be serving: Sausage, ham, pancakes w/ warmed strawberries and/or spiced apples, milk, a variety of juices and coffee Adults: $6.50 Seniors: $4.00 Students 9-12: $4.00 Students K-8: $3.00 Preschoolers: FREE The SSPP Home & School Association will again be sponsoring: The Secret Santa Shop for your children’s Christmas shopping Come and relax and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with Santa. Socialize. All are welcome to attend, so please invite a friend or two and make this one of your Holiday Traditions. The proceeds from this event benefit our local Food Pantries.

WOMEN’S MORNING OF RECOLLECTION All women are warmly invited to our next MOR which will be held on Tuesday, November 13th from 10:00am-noon in the Holy Family Chapel in the Ministry Center. The recollection includes Confession, meditations, a practical talk, time for private prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Babysitting will be available (call Juliana Hepburn at 630-877-0010), but reservations are required 48 hours in advance. We hope you can join us! For further information, call Mary Buch at 630-961-8342.

615 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville, IL 60563 11-12 – Monday – Columbian Squires Meeting – 7:00 PM 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 11-23 – Friday – SSPP Creche Decorating – 9:00 AM – Noon (Bill Beckwith) – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 11-29 – Thursday – Adoration Chapel – 7 to 8 PM – Social to follow location TBD – (Eddie Collins) 12-01 – Saturday – Breakfast with Santa – SSPP MC Hall – 7 to Noon (Larry Pociask) – HELP NEEDED 12-04 – Tuesday – Business Meeting – 7:30 PM 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. 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.

November 11, 2012

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 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. 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!

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY In today's Gospel, Jesus tells us: “I want you to observe that this poor widow contributed more than all the others who donated to the treasury. They gave from their surplus wealth, but she gave from her want, all that she had to live on.” Ask yourself, “Am I only giving from my surplus wealth?” and then put your gift in the green envelopes, found in the rear of the church or chapel, so that those who are suffering will be able to celebrate Thanksgiving. If you or someone you know needs assistance, we can be contacted at 630-355-1081.

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 for a special meeting on Tuesday, November 13th; 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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LIFE LINE SCREENING SS. Peter and Paul Church will be hosting a health screening for the community on Thursday, November, 29, 2012. The screenings are open to the public but as a parishioner you can receive a $10.00 package discount and in addition, Life Line will make a $10 donation to Ss. Peter and Paul Church.

Stroke/Carotid Artery Screening is an ultrasound evaluation of the carotid arteries that screens for buildup of fatty plaque – the leading cause of strokes. Heart Rhythm Screening (Atrial Fibrillation) is a quick and easy test using EKG electrodes placed on the arms and legs to identify the presence or absence of an irregular heartbeat at the time of the screening. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening is an ultrasound screening for the presence of an aneurysm in the abdominal aorta, which could lead to a ruptured aortic artery. Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening evaluates for peripheral arterial disease (plaque buildup) in the lower extremities. Osteoporosis Risk Assessment is an ultrasound measurement of the heel bone to determine abnormal bone mass density, which can lead to osteoporosis. These non-invasive, completely painless screenings take about 10 minutes each. Package 1: Stroke, Vascular Disease & Heart Rhythm - 4 tests for $139.00 minus $10 Package 2: Add Osteoporosis Screening for $10 more - 5 tests for $149.00 minus $10 Because this screening is open to the public, appointments will fill up quickly. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please call 1-800-324-9458 and give Source code # HSC3818 for your appointment and DISCOUNT. For more information call Paulette Shea at 630-718-2127

Knitters & Crocheters We will be meeting on Wednesday, November 14th, at 11am in the Ministry Center Upper Level, room 227 to make prayer shawls for our parishioners who are sick or going through difficult times. Your time and talent is truly appreciated. For more information, call Paulette at 630-718-2127.

Would you like to be involved in a more hands-on way at SSPP? 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 630-3690200.

Are you someone who always attends the same Mass? Would you be willing to arrive 20-30 minutes before the start of Mass? We are looking for interested parishioners to assist in the setting up for Mass. You will learn how to choose the correct color of vestments for the priest, how to set up the Chalice and Ciboria for the celebration of Mass. If you are interested please call Pam Adamski at 630-355-0222 or e-mail

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, For over 40 years, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has come to the aid of organizations nationwide in an effort to eradicate poverty in America. Just as the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that “the Church’s love for the poor . . . is a part of her constant tradition” (no. 2444), it is also the tradition of CCHD to love the poor by helping to end the cycle of poverty. Last year, your generosity to CCHD allowed grants for 9 local organizations working to make a difference in our communities. Two of these organizations are Community Outreach, Shining Light NFP of West Chicago, and School on Wheels, sponsored by the Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph. Community Outreach, Shining Light NFP, West Chicago, was established in 2011 to serve the poor and vulnerable in the area of West Chicago and surrounding communities. This organization seeks to empower, educate, and provide life/job skills programs, emotional and spiritual support for unplanned pregnancy, tools for practical job skills to reach full potential, outreach to the community, family values, positive self-esteem, and partner with area schools to promote higher education and learning. The programs provide domestic violence counseling, support, and education. School on Wheels, Congregation of St. Joseph, LaGrange Park, was established in 1993 to provide ESL classes for the poor and vulnerable of western Chicago and the suburbs. The School on Wheels bus visits the communities of Woodridge, Hodgkins, Cicero, Summit, and Westmont weekly. The program and volunteer tutors are flexible enough to provide English tutoring that is specialized to the individual needs. More than just providing direct service, the volunteers and students make connections with each other and their communities; develop leadership, community awareness, and appreciation for cultural differences. Some students become volunteers and community leaders. Through CCHD the Catholic Church is working to continue its tradition of love for the poor. Please help the efforts of CCHD to break the cycle of poverty. Fight poverty in America. Defend human dignity. Support CCHD in the upcoming Collection. And remember, 25% of the Collection’s proceeds stay here in our diocese to fight poverty in our communities and defend the dignity of our neighbors. For more information about the Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the groups it funds, please visit nationalcollections. God bless you, Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon Bishop of Joliet

CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR PRISONERS Companions has again asked our parish to assist in the annual Christmas card collection for prisoners. This token is often the only mail received by the prisoners during the Christmas season. Our intention is to let the imprisoned know that someone is thinking of them at a time when they can feel so alone. The responses we receive speak of the impact we can have. Receptacles will be found at the back of the Church and Holy Family Chapel to accept your cards. Please sign your name on one or more Christmas cards, omit a return address, and do not seal the envelope. Please place a first class stamp on each envelope. Prison authorities permit no stickers, glue, paste, tape or enclosures. A short, “non-preachy” note is acceptable, if you wish. We ask that you be sensitive to the fact that many of these cards will be sent to people of color, so please choose cards which represent a diverse population. Please drop off cards by Tuesday , November 27th. Your response is a great comfort to the lonely! If you have any questions, please call Vera Muldoon, 630-355-7491.

“I was imprisoned and you visited Me.”

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 are held every Monday evening from 7-8:30pm in the Ministry Center, Room 227, upper level. Please contact Paulette Shea at 630-718-2127 if you have any questions.

YOUNG AT HEART & FRIENDS 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.

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The Elizabeth Ministry needs your help! As an outreach ministry in our parish, we try to be here for all mothers and families in general who may be facing different kinds of difficulties during the years when they are pregnant or welcoming their babies into this world. We try to lessen the difficulties and relieve some of the stress in their lives so they can enjoy the gift of new life the Lord has sent them. As a ministry, we work closely with other parish ministries like the Society of St. Vincent DePaul and Transitional Housing. Sometimes however, it is not possible for these ministries to help some of those who we refer to them because of specific qualifications, so that is why we ask for your help. We would like to ask your assistance for a family whose sole provider has lost his job and the family is in a difficult position. The mom has asked for donations of size 6 diapers for her baby and help with rent and utilities. In addition, the father needs to find a janitorial or a maintenance job to be able to support his family. If you are in a position to offer a job or know of a job opening, please contact the Elizabeth Ministry at our parish office. Please drop off your donations at the parish office marked with "Elizabeth Ministry." Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.

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TRANSITIONAL HOUSING MINISTRY Please pray for our four homeless families as they persevere in their journeys toward self-sufficiency. May they experience stability, hope, healing and peace in their lives through THM. May the life skills they learn strengthen the lifestyle and spirit of each family. And, may any family who will be leaving the program in the coming year be able to attain stable employment, find affordable housing and successfully remain self-sufficient. For any information about THM, 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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