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December 9, 2012

Second Sunday of Advent

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December 9, 2012

Second Sunday of Advent

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: www.sspeterandpaul.net 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 www.sspeterandpaul.net.

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 www.sspeterandpaul.net.

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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Communication from the Bishop Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, For a year now we have been praying the Mass with the English translation of the Third Edition of the Roman Missal. I am grateful to our priests, deacons, liturgists (especially Sister Sharon Marie Stola, OSB of the Divine Worship Office), musicians and catechists who have provided leadership with the transition. I am grateful to everyone for the positive spirit and patience that has characterized the transition. As I go from parish to parish, I have a sense that the transition is going well. The spoken responses of the people and the common, sung parts of the Mass are particularly strong. Some of the priest’s prayers are long and complex, and thus require careful proclamation and reception. On the other hand, these prayers express our faith deeply and help us to enter more fully into the relationship between God and humanity made possible by the Incarnation, Death and Resurrection of Christ. More time is needed to become comfortable with the new translation and to appreciate its value. The first year was a time to deal with the basics. As we continue on, I encourage our priests to expand their use of the many options for Eucharistic Prayers, Masses for Various Needs and Occasions, Votive Masses and Invocations for the Penitential Act. I also encourage those with decent singing voices to consider singing more parts of the Mass, especially on Sundays and other special occasions. The Eucharist is one the greatest gifts made possible by the first coming of our Lord, because it is the fullest presence of that coming among us still and because it draws us as close as possible to the joys that await his second coming. As we begin the second year of the missal’s use, I invite you to expand your appreciation of its potential for making the Mass our greatest prayer.

Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon Bishop of Joliet

Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal Fourth Follow-Up Mailing and Pledge Reminders A fourth request for a contribution to the 2012 Catholic Ministries Appeal has been mailed to all parishioners who have not made a contribution. The Appeal provides critical funding to diocesan ministries that serve individuals and parishes throughout the Diocese of Joliet. It also provides refunds of 50% of the cash received (not pledged) over the parish goal to each parish. If you receive this mailing, please respond generously. You will be helping both our diocese and our parish. Also, the last monthly reminders have been sent to those who made an in-pew pledge to the Appeal. Those who pledged by direct mail have already received payment coupons. Thank you for your gifts, and please make your payment as soon as possible. For your convenience, you can bring your pledge payments to Mass and place them in the basket. The parish will forward them to the diocese.

2012 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal Pledge Report Monthly pledge payments for the CMAA pledges should be made in the next few days. It is very important that these pledges be paid so that our parish will reach our goal. Once we have reached goal in paid pledges, 50% of the additional funds received will be returned to the parish for our use. PARISH GOAL: AMOUNT PLEDGED: AMOUNT PAID: REMAINING BALANCE:

$181,753 $236,029 $208,155 $27,874


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A Message from our Pastor December 8, 2012 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Dear Parishioners of Saints Peter and Paul, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Today we celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is the day when we remember the moment when Saint Anne conceived Mary in her womb. Mary was conceived without original sin and did not sin throughout her life. Although the Immaculate Conception is an important moment in salvation history and a clear sign that God was already preparing for the birth of His only Son, Jesus, we celebrate today the day that Mary was immaculately conceived and not Jesus. Let us turn to Mary, the Mother of God, and ask her intercession in a special way for the good of our nation, for whom she is patroness, as well as our parish and loved ones. Saint Nicholas Day December 6th was the Feast of St. Nicholas. The saint and bishop of the church known for his charitable good works and miraculous cures who is perhaps more famous for being the basis for Santa Claus. There are still many in our parish who celebrate the exchange of gifts on this day so Blessed Feast of Saint Nicholas! Light the Way Thank you to Ray Jones and the entire Light the Way team for a wonderful evening last Thursday. There is a great deal of work that goes into Light the Way on the part of many volunteers and staff. Thank you in a special way to all those who attended. Thanks also go out to our many sponsors of the event who support Light the Way and our efforts to “Pass It On.” Advent by Candlelight Thank you to Mike Brummond, Crystal Monaghan, Denise Stephen and all of our volunteers who helped to make Advent by Candlelight a success this year. Please continue to check our webpage for the many adult faith and new evangelization events happening at the parish each week. May Almighty God bless you and keep you this Advent.

In Christ,

 

Fr. Thomas A. Milota “The Word became flesh so that thus we might know God’s love: ‘In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.’ ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.’” (CCC, n. 258)

se Plea e o N t

The 10:00am Tuesday confessions have been temporarily cancelled. The Tuesday morning confessions will resume on January 22, 2013.

OPŁATKI There are a limited number of Oplatki (Christmas wafers) available at the Parish Office for $3.00 per packet. Parish Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm and Saturday 8:30am-4:00pm.

SCHOOL MASSES The next school Masses will be celebrated at 8:00am on Tuesday, December 11th and Thursday, December 13th.


December 9, 2012

Second Sunday of Advent

Mass Intentions Saturday, December 8—Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION) 6:45 AM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 8:00 AM United States of America 12:00 PM Richard Wolsfeld Vigil Masses for the Second Sunday of Advent 5:00 PM Caroline Dolan 6:30 PM Clara Sander (A) Sunday, December 9—Second Sunday of Advent 6:30 AM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 8:00 AM June DeGroot (A) 9:30 AM Margaret Bruni 11:00 AM Elodia Parra de Tapia 12:30 PM Chester Putz (B) 5:30 PM Angelita Salinas (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Rosetta Gervasi

Holy Family Chapel

9:30 AM Robert Pullen 11:00 AM Caleigh Heming Monday, December 10 6:45 AM Daniel Sniegowski and Intention of David Sniegowski 8:00 AM Deceased Members of the Kerznaric Family 5:15 PM Loreto and Maximo Muclang and Deceased Members of the Isaac and Balcita Families 6:00 PM Intention of Celebrant (LATIN MASS) Tuesday, December 11 6:45 AM Abbot Thomas Havlik (A) 8:00 AM Elodia Parra de Tapia (A) (School Mass) 12:30 PM Intention of Celebrant (LATIN MASS) 5:15 PM Dorothy Popp Wednesday, December 12—Our Lady of Guadalupe 6:45 AM Protection of the Unborn 8:00 AM Intention of Albert Cacini- 80th Birthday 5:15 PM Frank Kolinski 6:00 PM Helen Jonish (LATIN MASS) Thursday, December 13—St. Lucy 6:45 AM Purgatorial Society 8:00 AM Lucille Eberhardt (School Mass) 12:30 PM Holy Souls in Purgatory (LATIN MASS) 5:15 PM Alex Popp Friday, December 14—St. John of the Cross 6:45 AM Peggy Abhalter 8:00 AM Genevieve Jedd 12:30 PM Lawrence Cullitan (LATIN MASS) Saturday, December 15 6:45 AM Virginia Rozma 8:00 AM Vianney, Mary and Francis D’Silva Vigil Masses for the Third Sunday of Advent 5:00 PM Akilyna Siry Bisceglia 6:30 PM Pat Rechenmacher Sunday, December 16—Third Sunday of Advent 6:30 AM Rosetta Gervasi 8:00 AM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 9:30 AM James C. and James G. Tamborello 11:00 AM Thomas Gibbons (A) 12:30 PM Harry Ivans (B) 5:30 PM Agnes M. Schmit (B) (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Harold Issel

Holy Family Chapel 9:30 AM 11:00 AM

Deceased Members of the Nagel and Whitt Families Irene Mahoney

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CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE Please join fellow parishioners as we share our blessings with those in need. This year’s “parish giving tree” will support special needs children and families of those children belonging to THE SIMPLE GIFTS FOUNDATION & SSPP ST. VINCENT DEPAUL FAMILIES. The giving tree is located in the Ministry Center outside the Holy Family Chapel. HOW CAN YOU HELP? -CHOOSE A TAG FROM OUR GIVING TREE -PURCHASE THE ITEM(S) -WRAP THE ITEM AND ATTACH THE ORIGINAL TAG TO THE ITEM -PLACE A TAG OR WRITE ON THE GIFT “FROM SANTA” -PLACE THE GIFT UNDER THE TREE OR IN BOX NEXT TO THE TREE BY TUESDAY DEC 11, BY 4:00PM Please note: The adoration committee is also sponsoring another “giving tree” located in the adoration chapel supporting other worthwhile causes. PRAY FOR OUR RECIPIENTS AND ALL THOSE IN NEED ENJOY A BLESSED CHRISTMAS

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 12-2-12) Fiscal Year-to-Date Goal:

$ 1,099,913

Actual Year-to-Date Collections Including Credit Cards:

$ 1,020,098

Amount Below Goal:

$

-79,815

Weekly Sunday Goal (based on 52 Sundays):

$

47,822

December 2, 2012 Regular Collection:

$

37,496

December 2012 Credit Card Collection:

$

4,200

December 2, 2012 Capital Reserve Gifts:

$

123

Year-to-Date Capital Reserve Gifts:

$

12,322

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.


December 9, 2012

Second Sunday of Advent

The Faith In Action Team will be making another trip down to the Missionaries of Charity soup kitchen in Chicago on Sunday, December 16th. The team will assemble in front of the SSPP Jr. High building at 08:00. Once we arrive at the soup kitchen (about 8:30), we will prepare and serve a meal for about 100 guests. Afterward we help clean the kitchen and then we’re done! Typically the entire meal service is completed by 11:00 to 11:30.

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READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday:

Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

Is 35:1-10; Ps 85:9-14; Lk 5:17-26 Is 40:1-11; Ps 96:1-3, 10ac, 11-13; Mt 18:12-14 Zec 2:14-17 or Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Jdt 13:18bcde, 19; Lk 1:26-38 or Lk 1:39-47, or any readings from the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary, nos. 707-712 Is 41:13-20; Ps 145:1, 9-13ab; Mt 11:11-15 Is 48:17-19; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Mt 11:16-19 Sir 48:1-4, 9-11; Ps 80: 2ac, 3b, 15-16, 18-19; Mt 17:9a, 10-13 Zep 3:14-18a; Is 12:2-6; Phil 4:4-7; Lk 3:10-18

Due to limited room in the kitchen, we can only take a maximum of 8 volunteers. If you are interested in joining us on this mission to help feed the hungry or if you have questions, please email me at theneisclan@yahoo.com.

Knights of Columbus Christmas Party

There has been an over whelming response to this ministry. The team for this trip will be assembled on a first come, first serve basis. If you don't make it this time please don't worry, there will be future opportunities.

Please join us for some Christmas fun! All adults, whether a Knight or not, are invited to attend our annual Christmas party to be held in the parish social hall on Saturday, December 15, 2012. Enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by our own Chef Mike Rynne beginning around 6:15 PM. There will be dancing along with music of Bill Froula and other fun activites. This is the event the the Knights distribute the proceeds of our Tootsie Roll campaign of a couple of months ago which helps organizations that support those with physical and intellectual disabilities. Please join us. Call Al Knoeck, at 630-369-2992 or send him and e-mail him at: aknoeck@hotmail.com

Thank you, Kevin Neis

Help start your Christmas week with a fresh take on the beauty of the Nativity. Our parish school's seventh grade students will be performing a radio play, “The Good News Chronicles,” telling the story of Jesus’ birth from the perspective of “on the scene” news reporters. North Central College’s radio station, WONC-FM, 89.1, will broadcast the play on Sunday morning, December 23, at 7:30 am. Wake up early and share the Saints Peter and Paul School's students’ imaginative and energetic characterization of a familiar story!

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. 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 sspprosary@gmail.com or come to the Tuesday Rosary to add your intention.

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.

YOUNG AT HEART & FRIENDS MONDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 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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Please Pray For... PRAY FOR THE SICK

PRAYING FOR THE SICK AND DECEASED

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 January we will remove names put on prior to November 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, Paul Barber, Cullen Barry, Sue Bauer, Shirley Bayer, Peter Beerse, Christine Bermes, Steven Bermes, Genowefa Bogusz, Kathy Bohenek, Robert Boisdorf, Chris Boncza-Skrzynecki, Donna Booth, Rose Briceno, Evelyn Brown, Margaret Bumford, Ester Cacini, Natalia Carlos, Sharon Carter, 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, Norma DeLaHoz, Warren Dixon, Jr., Diane Dobbs, William Dobbs, Lonnie Donahue, George Dreas, Lionel Dredze, Alice Durma, Robert Egan, Karen Eggen, Estela Encarnado, 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, Donald Fox, George Franicevic, Mary Ann Freitag, Cardinal Francis George, Mary Ann Gergits, Mary GinnanRenzas, Peggy Glass, Brian Goebel, Mary Gorecki, Jennie Grendahl, Judy Grganto, Eva Gustilo, John Haas, Sami Henderson, Constance Hennessy, Fr. Dan Hessling, Penny Holtz, Bernie Hurd, Darrell Hutton, Bishop Joseph Imesch, Abraham Isaac, Kenneth Jacob, Jan Janczak, Dolores Janik, Mark Jenkins, Paul Jewulski, Christine Jilek, Catherine Jurkowski, Nick Karas, Laurie Karuhn, Laura Keistler, Mike Kelly, Father George Klepec, Winifred Kolar, Steven Kolinski, Noreen Koppers, Irene Korczyk, Norbert Korczyk, Theresa Krass, Thomas Krauss, Dorothy Krushing, Jean Kuhn, Frances Kuhrt, Ben Kujawa, Alyce Kurzawa, Edmund Kurzawa, Mark Landiak, Samantha Lent, Thomas Lewandowski, Ann Lindberg, Michael Litz, Vi Livernash, Albert Lowe, Albert Lucchessi, Maria Macedo, Monica Macedo, Ed Main, Melody Majewski, Baby GracieMae Mason, Joseph Mathews, Rose Marks, David McCarthy, Ian Patrick McDonagh, Patrick McDonagh, Margaret McDonnell, Patricia McEttrick, 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, Jeffrey Nestor, Quang Nguyen, Judith Nicoski, Dennis Nielsen, Frank Nitti, 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, Tom Rehak, 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, Sr. Aniceta Skube, O.P., John Smith, Mary Smith, Millie Solis, Fred Sparks, Fr. Christopher Steinle, Robert Stephen, John Stewart, Tom Stone, Allison Surin, Lea Sweet, Eleanore Syoen, Eileen Szarek, Susan Szczech, Ellen Tarantino, Michelin Taylor, Sheila Thornley, Jeannie Thorpe, Bernice Tokarski, Bernard Toussaint, Dave Ulcycki, Christopher Vacek, Laine VanHoutan, Noah VanHoutan, Charles Villaseñor, Baby Daniel Vollman, Heather Vollman, Sarah Weiglos, Marie Williams, Vernon Witte, Debbie Wold, Becky Wolfe, Dorothy Wurmmest, Andrea Yarger, Rena Yarshen, Stephanie Young-Hayes, Bill Yudchitz, Baby Regina Rose Zellner, Jayne Zenker, Linda Zenunovic, Phyllis Zenzola, Helen Zgoda, Loretta Zilis and Joseph Zver. Newly added this week: Andrew “Al” Bryk, Mary Kay Gabriel, Paul Guinand, Kamran Hashemi, Joseph Kadlec, Marian Kreger, Joanne Lobello, Sean Moriarty, Robert O’Malley, Jim O’Toole, George Svec and James Wilson. 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 Patrick Jarrett Jr. and James Edward Maloney.

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 donna@welcomeyouhome.org.


December 9, 2012

Second Sunday of Advent

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 Dec. 9th:

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Naperville Christians for Life will hold their annual Interdenominational Prayer Service for Life on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:30 PM, at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Lisson Rd., in Naperville. This annual event marks the 40th anniversary of the tragic Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, that legalized abortion in our country. Please save the evening of Saturday, February 2, 2013, for an "Evening of Hope" to benefit Waterleaf Women's Center, a local non-profit crisis pregnancy center located in Aurora. This event will take place at the Abbington in Glen Ellyn. Please call Sheryl at 630701-6270 or email her at sheryl@waterleafwc.org for more information.

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. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

For the repose of the soul of Mary Edward Selig. For the repose of the soul of Lillian Felten Selig. For those struggling with addictions, that they will turn to Jesus for help. In memory of Larry Karger. For the healing and recovery of Darrell Hutton. For the protection of the unborn.

FLAME OF FAITH

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.

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING MINISTRY Please know that any financial gift you can make to our ministry this holiday season in a pink THM envelope will be used to directly help the 4 homeless families currently in our program. Your tax-deductible contribution will enable us to continue to do God's work by helping these families with children have temporary housing and hope as they work so very hard to become self-sufficient. For more information, please call Jack Flowers at 630- 355-4886. Everyone involved in THM wishes you very blessed Christmas season!

Our Lady of Guadalupe December 12th

WORDS OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE TO JUAN DIEGO "Let not your heart be disturbed. Do not fear that sickness, nor any other sickness or anguish. Am I not here, who is your Mother? Are you not under my protection? Am I not your health? Are you not happily within my fold? What else do you wish? Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything."

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. A MOMs Group Advent Confession with playgroup will be held on Wednesday, 12-12 at 11:00am. Please drop off your children in the nursery of the Ministry Center (lower level) prior to attending Confession. Moms who have taken Protecting God's Children will take turns watching the children. Please contact ssppmoms@gmail.com for more details and watch for the Evite. Check out our web link from the SSPP home page: http://www.sspeterandpaul.net/moms-group/ Please email ssppmoms@gmail.com for more information on group events. MOMs Group is always excited to welcome new


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Youth News Dear Parishioners, The youth group has been busy with the winter fast approaching. We have a great group of teens that are participating on Monday and Thursday nights. The age range of the teens is from thirteen to eighteen. The teens are devout, energized, and very passionate about their faith. Of course, the youth group is always ready and willing to have new faces join us. Here are some of the upcoming events that are in December: Monday, December 10 The youth group will be having their annual Hanukkah party. Why Hanukkah? The story of Hanukkah is only found in Catholic Bibles. The Jewish and Protestant scriptures do not contain the biblical account of Hanukkah. Therefore, this gives the youth group an opportunity to witness the uniqueness of the Catholic scriptures, along with learning more about the Jewish faith. During our celebration, we read the Scriptures, play the dreidel game, and eat traditional Jewish food.

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As Mary went in haste to visit her cousin Elizabeth who was with a child to help and comfort her, so does our Elizabeth Ministry for all those who are in need. If you have experienced infertility, loss of a pregnancy, an infant or child death, you are not alone, many of our parish families have experienced the same and the Elizabeth Ministry would like to help you through it. On the other hand, if you are expecting for the first time, or you are new parents who just had a baby or adopted a child, the Elizabeth Ministry would like to celebrate with you and offer our services to you. Through prayers, adoration hours, and sharing personal experiences, our ministers will try to bring you some peace and comfort no matter what your situation is. Contact Sarah at: 630-809-5925 or at: elizabeth_ministry@sbcglobal.net.

Thursday, December 13 The youth group will be having its second annual Our Lady of Guadalupe party. We will read and discuss the miraculous account of Mary’s appearance to St. Juan Diego. We will also emphasize the connection with Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Pro-Life movement. Traditional Mexican food will be apart of our celebration. Saturday, December 15 The youth group will be traveling to Chicago for a day of fun in the city. We will first go to Millennium Park for ice skating. After that, we will go to the Christkindl market to experience the culture of Germany, Austria, and the other countries represented. We will arrive back in Naperville and attend the 5pm Mass as a youth group. Any teen is welcome. Simply, contact me and I will fill you in on the details.

Please join us as we go to Drury Lane Theater to see

Youth Group Info: Mondays Bible Study – 7-9pm in the Teen Zone Thursdays Youth Night – 7-9pm in the Teen Zone If you have any questions, please contact me at: mlewandowski@sspeterandpaul.net (630) 718-2131. Sincerely, Michael Lewandowski

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.

Date:

Thursday January 3rd, 2013

Time:

We’ll meet at the Church at 10:30am. Luncheon 11:30 - Show 1:30

Cost:

$40 per person

(Please make checks to Ss Peter and Paul Church and send them to Deacon Michael Crowell by 12/13/2012) Also indicate on your check whether or not you will be needing transportation to and from Drury Lane. Questions? – Call Deacon Michael at (630) 718-2197 or email: mcrowell@sspeterandpaul.net


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The New Evangelization Lighthouse Catholic Media CD’s Over the last few years, more than 8,000 CD’s have been distributed through the parish. Take a moment to stop by the kiosks at the entrance to the Church, Holy Family Chapel, and Adoration Chapel, and see the array of great Catholic speakers available. Titles for Advent and Christmas are now available. These CD’s make great stocking-stuffers and additions for under the Christmas tree – give a gift and evangelize at the same time! The Lighthouse CD’s are a great resource for the parish, but recently donations have fallen short of covering the costs. Please be sure to drop in the $3 donation for each CD, and, if possible, consider throwing in an extra dollar to ensure the perpetuation of this great outreach. Thanks! Gifts of Finest Wheat Winter Sessions Mark your calendars now for the next round of Gifts of Finest Wheat. Gifts of Finest wheat is an ongoing adult education opportunity at the parish. This Winter, we will focus on the topic of Revelation: God Speaks to His People by studying the document of Vatican II, Dei Verbum. The Pope has asked us to study the documents of Vatican II in this Year of Faith; will you answer his call? We will meet for 6 Thursday evenings beginning Thursday, January 10th, from 7-8:30pm. No registration or fees required.

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. Couldn’t make it to our adult formation events live? Check out The Fisherman’s Net, your online portal to the New Evangelization at Ss. Peter and Paul: www.thefishermansnet.net. Also, be sure to visit the main parish web site (www.sspeterandpaul.net) and click on the icons in the upper right hand corner to follow the parish on Facebook and Twitter. Praised be Jesus Christ! Mike Brummond Director of the New Evangelization

Knights of Columbus Council No. 1369 Happenings 615 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville, IL 60563 www.napervillekofc.org

You are cordially invited to our

Young at Heart

CHRISTMAS PARTY

12-10 – Monday – Columbian Squires Meeting – 7:00 PM 12-15 – Saturday – Christmas Party – SSPP MC Hall – 6:00 – 10:00 PM (Al Knoeck) – HELP NEEDED 12-15 – Saturday – Rosary at Planned Parenthood Clinic – 9:00 AM (John Zabinski) – PRAYERS NEEDED 12-20 – Thursday – Adoration Chapel – 7 to 8 PM – Social to follow location TBD – (Eddie Collins) 12-25 – Tuesday – Merry Christmas 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.

Tuesday, December 18th 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In the Ministry Center Social Hall (lower level) • • • • •

Luncheon Entertainment Christmas Carol Sing-Along Games Raffle

Cost: $9.00 Please make checks payable to Ss Peter & Paul Church and send them by December 11th to Deacon Michael Crowell. Questions? Contact Deacon Michael at mcrowell@sspeterandpaul.net or (630) 718-2197 Parking will be available in the Jr. High lot


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One small change in your life.... can light the lives of many others

Create a Ripple – Catholic Relief Services “Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40. The Catholic Social Teaching of solidarity reminds us that we are all part of one human family. We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers wherever they may be. Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the official USCCB international humanitarian agency assisting the poor and vulnerable overseas, is a visible expression of love for our brothers and sisters around the globe. During this second week of Advent, go to the Catholic Relief Services web site to learn more about their work around the world. www.crs.org and choose a country or project to learn about and pray for during Advent. “Create a Ripple” is an activity of the Joliet Diocese Social Justice Coalition (JDSJC), a ministry of the Office for Human Dignity, is made up of parishes and religious institutions in the diocese. Standing firmly on the ground of Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching, led by the Spirit, afire for social justice, we are centered in prayer and united in right relationships as we raise awareness, educate, and take action to create a just world locally, nationally, and internationally. Please join us. Email: peace@dioceseofjoliet.org.

LOAVES AND FISHES COLLECTION REMINDER: Next weekend, December 15/16, 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!

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

Would you like to be involved in a more hands-on way at SSPP? 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 pam@adamski.com.

Attention Parishioners and Visitors

Pro-Life Rosary

Please consider spending an hour with our Lord.

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.

Adorers are needed for the following hours:

Sunday 2am Wednesday 2pm Friday 6pm Saturday 11am Saturday noon Saturday 5pm Saturday 7pm Please consider visiting with our Lord at this time. Call Barb at 630-885-1726 or blandiak@gmail.com

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.


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Focus on Marriage From the Catholic Conference of Illinois’ Marriage Toolkit: 3) Why is it so important for children’s parents to be married? According to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s Donum Vitae, every child has the right to be “brought up within marriage: it is through the secure and recognized relationship to his own parents that the child can discover his own identity and achieve his own proper human development.” It is difficult to overstate the significance of a child’s need to know his or her parents. The desire to know the identity of, and bond with, one’s biological parents is built into the design of the human person. This truth is made plain in the human experience. It is obvious in the void left when a parent has been lost to a child either through abandonment, divorce, or death, and this topic is a recurring theme in literature and other media outlets. Moreover, the trend of states’ enacting legislation opening the adoption process in favor of more access to information to those adopted recognizes that even those adopted into loving, happy and healthy families have a yearning and a right to know their biological parents. 4) How do legally recognized same-sex unions affect marriage? The law has an educative function and becomes a cultural resource. By attempting to redefine marriage, the state would inculcate in its citizens the belief that marriage is not concerned with reproduction or the rights of children to be bonded to their parents. Instead, marriage would be perceived solely as the function of the romantic interests of any group of consenting adults. This change in the law would communicate that there is no essential benefit to having both a mother and a father, and that, ultimately, the roles of the two parents are identical and that either could be discarded without harm. It is a direct attack on fatherhood and motherhood and ignores a child’s optimal fulfillment in being raised by mother and father. It is also an affirmative declaration by the state that marriage is not, by definition, heterosexual. Marriage is procreative (at least potentially), permanent and exclusive. However, divorce statistics already challenge marriage’s status as a permanent relationship, and marriage in America has been undermined as the normative venue for the procreation of children: half of marriages end in divorce and over 40 percent of children are born out of wedlock and most often without that needed care of both mother and father. Out-of-wedlock births are one of the nation’s leading causes of poverty. Further, the widespread use of contraceptives, sterilization and abortion severely diminish the essential life-creating reality of marriage. So we see that if the state sanctions same-sex unions little else will be left to the institution of marriage beyond being a temporary emotional bond between two adults: permanence, exclusivity and procreativity would become mere options in societal norms.

Toys for Tots Collection MARMION ABBEY FARMS Abbey Farms Christmas Trees are available Nov. 17-Dec. 23, open from 9am-7pm daily. Over 120 acres of U-Cut Christmas Trees ( 7’ and under) and the BEST selection of FRESH Fir Precut trees around! FREE Hot Cocoa, FREE Sleds to use on the farm. Complimentary netting and shaking. Seasonal Store with GREAT unique gifts, jams & more. Fresh Monk-Made wreaths, swags and garland available! Seasonal Store and inside warming station! FRESH made donuts available at the barn on weekends!!! Cost:

U-Cut trees are all $40 no matter the size or kind Precut trees are priced per foot at $8 per foot Store Items, garland and wreaths vary in price All purchases are TAX DEDUCTIBLE

We welcome pet owners to bring their leashed pet into our festival in designated areas. Saws are provided for your use for a $10 refundable deposit. Free twine is available at each station. For more information, call 630-966-7775 or email abbeyfarms@marmion.org.

The SSPP Boy Scout Pack 506 is collecting toys from now until December 12 for The DuPage County Toys for Tots Program which is locally coordinated by Marine Corps League Detachment 399. Toys for Tots collects new and unwrapped toys as well as donations to purchase toys that go to children in DuPage County that would otherwise wake up on Christmas morning with emptiness far greater than the space under a tree. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. Please place your donation of a new toy or checks made payable to Toys for Tots in the collection box located in the Ministry Center. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Carolyn Jacobs at 630.961.1332. Thank you for helping our scouts make a difference this Christmas.

THANK YOU Companions would like to thank all those who so generously donated Christmas cards for prisoners. Over 475 cards were received from SS. Peter and Paul Parishioners. Our heartfelt thanks.


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Father Charles Suver, S.J. ~"The Jesuit of Iwo Jima" Father Charles Suver was born in Ellensburg, Washington in 1907. He graduated from Seattle College in 1924. He was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1937. He taught at Gonzaga University in Spokane. He also taught at Seattle Prep. Shortly after Pearl Harbor, he joined the navy as a chaplain. On February 18th, 1945, Chaplain Suver was discussing the upcoming invasion of the island of Iwo Jima with other Marine officers. A lieutenant told him that he intended to take an American flag onto the top of Mount Suribachi. Father Suver responded that if he did that, he would say Mass beneath it. At 5:30 AM the next morning Father Suver said Mass for the Marines aboard his ship, LST 684. (The official meaning of LST was Landing Ship, Tank; the troops designated them “Large Slow Target”.) After Mass, nervous Marines, more than a few of whom had not much longer to live, bombarded the chaplain with questions, especially questions about courage. He responded,“ A courageous man goes on fulfilling his duty despite the fear gnawing away inside. Many men are fearless, for many different reasons, but fewer are courageous.” Chaplain Suver landed at Green Beach, the landing zone closest to Mount Suribachi. He hit the beach in the ninth wave at 9:40 AM into a chaotic hell of combat that would last two days. Father Suver, as he went about his tasks of tending the wounded and administering the Last Sacrament, time and again almost lost his life. It was a medium miracle that any Marines got off Green Beach alive, but ultimately after 48 hours they overcame the desperate Japanese resistance at the base of Mount Suribachi. On February 23, Chaplain Suver joined with the men raising the flag on Mount Suribachi and said Mass prior to the raising of the flag. The photo at the top of this post is of the Mass. This Mass was said in the very teeth of death. Japanese resistance was still very much alive on Mount Suribachi. While he was saying mass Father Suver could hear Japanese talking from caves nearby. For whatever reason, my bet would be on divine intervention, the Japanese did not attack the mass, and the flag was raised. The battle of Iwo Jima continued to rage until March 26, 1945 and the Marines suffered most of their casualties in the days following the flag raising. Throughout it all, Father Suver continued to aid the wounded and give spiritual aid to the dying. Although his own life was constantly at risk, in his letters home he said that he had it easy and all his attention was directed to the combat Marines who he said were going through hell. In later years he would observe that the most remarkable thing about Iwo Jima was the courage of the ordinary Marines and the care they showed for each other. All things must come to an end, even something as terrible as the battle for Iwo Jima. The cost of the battle was staggering. Reflecting their usual fanaticism and, to be fair, raw courage, almost all of the Japanese garrison went down fighting. 1,083 were captured and 21,703 were killed. 19,189 Americans were wounded, and 6,821 Americans, almost all Marines, would never leave Iwo Jima. The Marines on Iwo well earned this tribute from Chester W. Nimitz, commander of the US Pacific fleet: “For those who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue.” Father Suver would note in later years that invasions were a hard thing to get over. Father Suver went on to a long and illustrious career as a priest. He died in on Easter Sunday, 1993 of cancer. Chaplain Suver was one of 19 Catholic priests participating in the invasion of Iwo Jima as a chaplain. (Sources: Battlefield Chaplains: Catholic Priests in World War IIBY FR. DONALD CROSBY, S.J. / Web: The American Catholic)

Submitted by Kevin Neis

WOMEN’S MORNING OF RECOLLECTION All women are warmly invited to our next MOR which will be held on Tuesday, December 11th 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 630-8770010), but reservations are required 48 hours in advance. We hope you can join us! For further information, call Mary Buch at 630-961-8342.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY John the Baptist urges us to “Prepare the way of the Lord”, and this is what Advent is all about. We are called to help prepare the way of the Lord by making the real meaning of Christmas come alive in our hearts, in our family and to reach out to those in need. Is there a family you know who needs assistance? Please call us at 630-355-1081 so that together we can help the suffering and poor to celebrate Christmas.


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Free Personal Change Class Offered Do you feel that life is beating you down? Are you always struggling to make ends meet? Do you want to let go of unproductive thoughts, feelings and behaviors and replace them with positive ones that will move you toward a better quality of life? Catholic Charities is offering a program of personal change called Out of Poverty. This program is not just about a lack of money; it’s also about poverty of the spirit. Discussion within a group setting encourages honesty and focuses on the fact that life has not turned out the way you thought it would. Give yourself a second chance and register for Out of Poverty classes today. Classes will be held at St. Joan of Arc Parish Center, 820 Division Street in Lisle on each Monday from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. from January 14 – March 4, 2013. A special graduation ceremony is planned for March 11, 2013. Onsite childcare will be provided as needed. For more information, or to register, call Yvonne Morrongiello at 630-495-8008 ext. 2122 or Ron Madsen at ext. 2119. Visit our website at catholiccharitiesjoliet.org.

DO YOUR ROSARIES NEED REPAIR? Drop them off at the Parish Office during regular office hours, tagged with your name and phone number. You’ll receive a call when the work has been completed.

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DONATE YOUR USED CAR Call Naperville CARES to donate your old car. Naperville CARES will take your car, repair it, and give it to a person in need. High priority is given to those clients who need a car to drive to a job or medical appointments. While many organizations requesting car donations sell your car, Naperville CARES actually gives your car to a worthy recipient. Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you have helped someone remain independent. To donate, call 630-3690200.

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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