April 21, 2013 ♦ Fourth Sunday of Easter
PILGRIMAGE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE RELEVANT RADIO MARIAN DAY OF REFLECTION WITH REV. FRANCIS HOFFMAN (FR. ROCKY) Join Saints Peter & Paul in the Year of Faith to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse WI. The overnight pilgrimage will begin at 4:00 PM on Friday, May 17 and return on Saturday, May 18. The pilgrimage includes participation in Relevant Radio’s Marian Day of Reflection with the theme
“Mary, Mother of Life” with Rev. Francis Hoffman (Fr. Rocky) from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM on Saturday.
The Day of Reflection begins with prayer, procession and the May Crowning of Our Blessed Mother. The morning session will include meditations, Holy Mass, Rosary and time for Confessions and reflection. Following lunch in the crypt below the church, the Day of Reflection will continue with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the final mediation and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Fr. Rocky will be signing his book “For Immediate Assistance, Pray the Memorare” following the conclusion of Benediction in the Visitor Center. A plenary indulgence can be gained by participating in this pilgrimage. The cost of the pilgrimage includes: Round trip via deluxe motor coach, overnight stay at the Radisson Hotel La Crosse, punch and cookies upon hotel arrival, breakfast voucher, hot buffet lunch at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, boxed meal of ham, turkey or vegetarian sandwich with fruit, chips, cookie and bottle of water, hotel cleaning and bus driver tip.
COST $200.00 (double occupancy)
$250.00 (single occupancy)
For more information and to register please contact Denise Stephen at 630-718-2156 or email@example.com by April 30.
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April 21, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Easter 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 Ryan Lynch, Associate Organist ........................................ 630-718-2206 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
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.
April 21, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Easter
A Message from our Pastor Dear Parishioners of Saints Peter and Paul, PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS The election for Parish Council will take place during all of the Masses (voting cards will be included in each of the pews and should be returned in the second collection) on the weekend of May 4 & 5, 2013. Parishioners will have the opportunity to select one of three candidates to fill a vacant At Large position on the parish council. The volunteer candidates were recruited through an advertisement which was run in the parish bulletin for several weeks – the candidates are Kerry Douglass, Barbara Hoyt and Robert Schuhriemen. Please take a look at the candidates’ bios and photos which are included in this weekend’s bulletin. May almighty God bless you and keep you.
Fr. Thomas A. Milota
PARISH SACRIFICIAL GIVING
We sincerely thank everyone for their contributions!
Children of God and new members of our Parish Family:
For the new fiscal year, the weekly Sunday collection goal is $47,822.
Fiscal Year-to-Date Information (as of 4-15-13) Fiscal Year-to-Date Goal:
Actual Year-to-Date Collections Including Credit Cards:
Amount Below Goal:
Weekly Sunday Goal (based on 52 Sundays):
April 14, 2013 Regular Collection:
April 2013 Credit Card Collection:
April 14, 2013 Capital Reserve Gifts:
Year-to-Date Capital Reserve Gifts:
We wish these families God’s blessings as they cherish and nurture His precious gift of life!
Easter Summary Easter Collections: Easter Goal:
Ava Marie Ambrosino Emily Grace DiBenedetto Madison Lynn Dudley Aubriella Grace Gonzalez Joseph William Green Peter Michael Kain Landon Rudolph Kolozy Julianne Winter Kunsch Ian Gabriel Lome Jadyn Isabel Lome Kaylin Anabel Lome Nolan Nathaniel Lome Daniel Edward Mancilla II Caroline Marie McManigal Victoria Lucia Miranda Andrew Nikolaus Otto Maci Taylor Pepping Dominic Gregory Romero Jackson Robert Wright
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.
SCHOOL MASSES The next school Masses will be celebrated at 8:00am on Tuesday, April 23rd and Thursday, April 25th.
April 21, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Easter
PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS Parish Council elections will be held on May 4 and 5 at all of the Masses. There is one at-large elected position open on the council. Below are listed the candidates who have requested to run. These candidates were approved by a simple majority of the sitting parish council and approved by Fr. Milota. Please place your ballot in the second collection the weekend of May 4 and 5.
Kerry Douglass As a convert to the Catholic Church 11 years ago, I found myself looking for a parish to call “my home”. SS. Peter and Paul became “my home” 5 years ago, not only because of the respect I had in the leadership of the Priests, but also because I was greatly impressed with the faith of the parishioners and the variety of ministries the parish offered. I quickly began serving the parish as part of the Pre-Cana core team for the past 5 years, teaching NFP classes for the past 2.5 years, and reaching out as part of the RCIA core team. In addition to serving, I have been blessed by the ways SSPP has ministered to me through the Sacraments, the Adoration Chapel, the parish Bible studies, and the friendships I’ve developed. Numerous ministry opportunities and experiences outside of SSPP have given me an understanding of the varying intergenerational needs. I have watched grace and mercy unfold as I ministered as a peer counselor at a local pregnancy center; I have seen the faith of children as I ministered in religious education classes; I have witnessed the energy and excitement of teens as I ministered as a worship leader for a teen praise and worship band; and I have journeyed with adults as I ministered as a core team member for RCIA. With deep appreciation for those who have given themselves to create a thriving church community, my eye is set on the future. As a member of the Parish Council, I will seek to build on our strengths and encourage growth that will allow SSPP to be “salt and light” throughout Naperville. It would be an honor and a privilege to offer vision and leadership to our community, as we work together to hear the needs and concerns of our church family and to deepen our faith.
Barb Hoyt My name is Barb Hoyt. My husband John and I have been members of Saints Peter and Paul parish since 1985 and have 4 grown children who all graduated from Saints Peter and Paul grade school. I was involved in helping establish the St. Francis Eucharistic Adoration chapel and continue to serve on the committee that oversees all aspects of its operation. My husband and I were also part of the parish Pre Cana team for over 20 years, where we were able to share our Faith with engaged couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. In addition, I am an active member of the parish People of Life group and have taught Religious Education at the elementary level. I would be honored to serve on the Saints Peter and Paul Parish Council because I want to help the parish grow even stronger and more vibrant and do what I can to help others grow in their faith.
Robert J. Schuhriemen I am running for the “At Large” seat on the SSPP Parish Council because I hope that my professional and educational experience might help further the Parish Mission to bring Christ to others. My wife, Theresa and I and our six children have been members of SSPP since 1997. I have served as a cantor and lector. With many others from our Parish, I took Communion to those at Edward Hospital. I served briefly on the Parish Religious Education board and I have participated in Perpetual Adoration since its inception. I am also a member of the Men’s club. I work in the insurance and financial services industry and I believe that my business knowledge would add value to the Board. Educationally, I have a Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in Scripture. I have taught numerous Scripture, Apologetic, and Church History classes to adults and high school students, including one at SSPP on Mark’s Gospel for the Men’s Club. I strongly support Catholic education and continuing adult religious education.
April 21, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Easter Mass Intentions
Saturday, April 20 Vigil Masses for the Fourth Sunday of Easter 5:00 PM Robert Huesing (B) 6:30 PM Intention of Donald and Christine Coglianese Sunday, April 21—Fourth Sunday of Easter 6:30 AM Deceased Priests of Ss Peter and Paul and the Diocese of Joliet 8:00 AM Wanda Lee Grimes 9:30 AM Felice and Johnson Families 11:00 AM Phyllis Fredericks 12:30 PM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 5:30 PM Intention of Celebrant (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Jerry Ryan
Holy Family Chapel 9:30 AM Marie Lesters Strano 11:00 AM Cullen Barry Monday, April 22 6:45 AM Genowefa Bogusz 8:00 AM Lawrence Dixon 5:15 PM Gloria Roberts 6:00 PM Intention of the Rich Morrall Family (LATIN MASS) Tuesday, April 23 6:45 AM Matthew J. Johnson (B) 8:00 AM Margaret Williams (School Mass) 12:30 PM Anniversary Blessing for Paul and April Dowd (LATIN MASS) 5:15 PM Gloria Roberts Wednesday, April 24 6:45 AM Carole Ory and Sharon Schumacher 8:00 AM Victor Gironda (A) 5:15 PM Gloria Roberts 6:00 PM Intention of Ray Holliday (LATIN MASS) Thursday, April 25—St. Mark 6:45 AM Purgatorial Society 8:00 AM Mildred Prendergast (School Mass) 12:30 PM Arne and Doris Holmen (LATIN MASS) 5:15 PM Marie and Method Tucek Friday, April 26 6:45 AM Diane Squires (A) 8:00 AM Robert (B) and Nancy Wyack 12:30 PM Arne and Doris Holmen (LATIN MASS Saturday, April 27 6:45 AM Sisters Antonette and Margarite Knoch 8:00 AM Wa. Mallone Vigil Masses for the Fifth Sunday of Easter 5:00 PM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 6:30 PM Hruskoci and Raak Families Sunday, April 28—Fifth Sunday of Easter 6:30 AM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 8:00 AM Roy Barkei (A) 9:30 AM Vincent Rott and Family 11:00 AM Darrell Hutton 12:30 PM Marty Napoli 5:30 PM Carolina DeBiase (B) (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM David Conrad
Holy Family Chapel 9:30 AM 11:00 AM
Ed Hoy Tom Eganhouse
READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:
Acts 11:1-18; Ps 42:2-3; 43:3, 4; Jn 10:1-10 Acts 11:19-26; Ps 87:1b-7; Jn 10:22-30 Acts 12:24 -- 13:5a; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8; Jn 12:44-50 1 Pt 5:5b-14; Ps 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17; Mk 6:15-20 Acts 13:26-33; Ps 2:6-11ab; Jn 14:1-6 Acts 13:44-52; Ps 98:1-4; Jn 14:7-14 Acts 14:21-27; Ps 145:8-13; Rv 21:1-5a; Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35
2013 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal (CMAA) Parish Progress Report as of: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 2013 CMAA Goal……………………………………….$186,475 Total Donors………………………………………………….937 Total Pledged…………………………………………...$229,737 Goal Percentage…………………………………………….123%
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or come to the Tuesday Rosary to add your intention.
Youth News Today, April 21 – Kentucky Mission Trip Fundraiser Beginning after the 8am Mass and lasting through the 12:30pm Mass, the youth group will be selling coffee and donuts. We will also be accepting donations. All the money collected will go to help support our fourth annual Kentucky mission trip. Please be generous in supporting our youth group. Youth Group Times Monday – 7-9pm in the Teen Zone Thursday – 7-9pm in the Teen Zone
April 21, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Reflections on the Papal Conclave by Paul Solomon Dear Parishioners of Ss. Peter and Paul, Let me begin with a brief word of introduction. My name is Paul Solomon and I am a seminarian from Ss. Peter and Paul Parish in my second year of theological studies in Rome, Italy. I am living at the Pontifical North American College and studying at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. In this article, I would like to give you all a taste of what life has been like here in Rome from my perspective over the past months in the wake of the resignation of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis. Over the past several months life here in Rome has been, well, anything but normal. Camera crews and news trucks were scattered all around the city! On the morning of February 11th, only a year and two days after having the privilege of meeting his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, I remember the bell ringing as one of my classmates from Scotland shouted out, “Pope Benedict resigned!” At first, we all looked around the room puzzled. Then my classmates and I rushed back to our home on the Janiculum hill overlooking the dome of St. Peter’s to find out that this news was true. Mixed emotions came over us. Obviously, there was a deep sadness in hearing this news as Pope Benedict was our spiritual father and incredible model of priesthood and Christian discipleship in general. For each one of us, this meant loosing the father who we had entered seminary formation under and who had shaped our experience in seminary profoundly. At the same time, we all knew what this news meant…Conclave. On that note, we all were overjoyed at the blessed opportunity to be in Rome during a conclave. I realized at that moment I was living in an amazing point in our Church’s history. As the following weeks ensued, we began to prepare for Pope Benedict’s departure. I was blessed to attend his first public appearance after his announcement as well as his final public Mass on Ash Wednesday. Both of those events as well as the Angelus addresses that he proclaimed in those weeks leading up to his resignation were very powerful. Despite much of the media distorting what the Holy Father had said, I came to believe his words as sincere and heartfelt. I not only heard but saw a very paternal man in those final days of his papacy. I saw a father who had done what he could to care for the family entrusted to him, yet humble enough to recognize his own human frailty and the need to support this family in another way, namely through prayer. On the evening of the 28th of February around 5pm Rome time, my brother seminarians and I gathered on the roof of the seminary to wish Pope Benedict farewell as he flew over our house in his helicopter. Again, our emotions mixed as this would be our last time seeing Benedict XVI but also excited for the reality of the upcoming Conclave. A few short days after Pope Benedict XVI’s farewell, the Cardinals from throughout the world began to come to Rome in droves. We were blessed to host the majority of the American Cardinals at our College. We welcomed them and assured them of our prayers as they began the important meetings at the General Congregations. Each morning, a different Cardinal offered Mass at the College and each brought a very unique insight to the upcoming Conclave. “We need change in the Church, but the nature of that change is that we need to change.” These words from Timothy Cardinal Dolan rang in my ears as did those of Donald Cardinal Wuerl as he preached about the need for prayers for the Cardinal-electors as the decision they were preparing to make would impact the world and would impact in a very real way the souls of many, namely that the Cardinals’ decision on the next Pope would either lead people to Christ or away. As the Conclave began, the excitement began to build. At the College, we began to focus on prayer for Pope Emeritus Benedict, the Cardinals, and the new Successor of St. Peter. The first night of the conclave, my brother seminarians and I headed down to St. Peter’s square to witness the first display of the infamous smoke. Once it came out (black), I realized that very shortly we would have a new spiritual leader and father, following in the footsteps of St. Peter as the shepherd of the flock entrusted to him by Christ, the Church. After community prayer at 6:15 pm on March 13th, my seminary brothers and I headed down to the square with anticipation. Around 7:05, smoke began to poor out of the chimney, and I said to myself, “Oh, it’s black again.” Then I took a longer look at the smoke and a longer look around the square coming to the realization, “Oh my gosh, it’s WHITE.” At that moment, I began to run forward, my heart pounding as I arrived about twenty or so rows behind the barricade. Over the next hour while waiting for our new Holy Father to come out, I said some prayers as well as looked over the list of Latin names in anticipation of whom the Cardinal would announce as Pope. Around 8:10, the Cardinal came out onto the balcony of St. Peter’s basilica and proclaimed the famous words, “Habemus Papam”. Moments later I heard the first name of “Georgium” and thought to myself, “Oh my gosh, they selected Cardinal George from Chicago!” Then I went back to my list of names and realized it was actually Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Buenos Aires, Argentina. We had a new Pope! Pope Francis! With much joy, I made my way back to our College where we prayed the beautiful Te Deum prayer giving God gratitude for the gift of our new Holy Father Francis. Over these past few weeks, I have blessed to participate in several events including his Inauguration Mass as well as Palm Sunday and have been moved by the profound humility and charity of Pope Francis. Please be assured of my prayers for all of you and please keep Pope Francis as well as me in your prayers! God bless, Paul Solomon
April 21, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Easter
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 May we will remove names put on prior to April 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.
Marcia Adams, Kelsey Allen, Don Anderson, Lorraine Babyar, Kevin Bacigalupo, Aldo Balzarini, Steven Bermes, Kathy Bohenek, Chris Boncza -Skrzynecki, Donna Booth, Rose Briceno, Evelyn Brown, Tom Brown, Baby Even Broz, Kari Broz, Natalia Carlos, Jamie Carpenter, Colette Cerulla, Mary Beth Cesare, Mike Considine, Fortunato Cruz, Victoria Cruz, Scott Dawson, Agnes DeHayes, Warren Dixon, Jr., Diane Dobbs, William Dobbs, Alice Durma, Margaret Edwards, Karen Eggen, Charles Farrell, Thomas Farrell, Charles Faso, III, Marilyn Feder, Betsy Feliciano, Julie Flick, Richard Flick, Robert Flick, Fran Ford, George Franicevic, Mary Ann Freitag, Helen Gallagher, Cardinal Francis George, Joshua Giambrone, Mary Ginnan-Renzas, Brian Goebel, Edward Goerling, Emmerence Greenberg, Don Haas, Evelyn Haas, Kia Habisreitinger, Patricia Hagan, Kamran Hashemi, Eileen Hawell, Sami Henderson, Constance Hennessy, Baby Nora Herrmann, Baby William Herrmann, Sarah Bacigalupo Hill, Penny Holtz, Bernie Hurd, Jan Janczak, Mark Jenkins, Catherine Jurkowski, John Keenan, Laura Keistler, Father George Klepec, Colin Knapp, Winifred Kolar, Noreen Koppers, Irene Korczyk, Norbert Korczyk, Nancy Kratville, Thomas Krauss, Ben Kujawa, Alyce Kurzawa, Edmund Kurzawa, Rita Kuziemka, Mark Landiak, Samantha Lent, Ann Lindberg, Vi Livernash, Albert Lucchessi, Maria Macedo, Monica Macedo, Rose Marks, David McCarthy, Ian Patrick McDonagh, Patrick McDonagh, Margaret McDonnell, Patricia McEttrick, Jenna McKeown, Tom Mlyniec, Brian Monaghan, Roger Mumper, Martin Napoli, Quang Nguyen, Dennis Nielsen, Frank Nitti, Ann Nowak, Thomas Martin O’Grady, Matthew Ousterout, Jean Oxenreiter, Dr. Jim Paul, Carolynn Pavini, Patty Piekarczyk, Walter Prochorow, Mary Rehak, Deacon Tom Richardt, Ron Rieser, Elizabeth Ritscherle, Katie Rommel, Peter Ruocco, Harrison Ruzicka, Julie Sanchez, Connie Savaglio, Catherine Sawner, Charles Schenk, Betty Scholp, Virginia Schultz, Sr. Aniceta Skube, O.P., David Sniegowski, Debbie Snyder, Beverly Sotir, Fr. Christopher Steinle, Robert Stephen, John Stewart, Tom Stone, Allison Surin, George Svec, Eileen Szarek, Susan Szczech, Sheila Thornley, Jeannie Thorpe, Bernice Tokarski, Bernard Toussaint, Akiko Toyohara, Christopher Vacek, Laine VanHoutan, Noah VanHoutan, Guadalupe Vargas, Charles Villaseñor, Marie Williams, Sylvia Wolfe, Rund Yaqoob, Rena Yarshen, Stephanie Young-Hayes, Bill Yudchitz, Jayne Zenker, Phyllis Zenzola, Helen Zgoda and Loretta Zilis. Newly added this week: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Heinrich Brunhofer, Raymond Dwyer, Melissa Evans, Ginny Hallmer, Jacqualyne Hill, Gerald Korzenecki and Irene Simonelic. May they and their families be comforted by our prayers and Our Lord’s compassion.
Please Note In the interest of keeping our sick list current, names will remain on the sick list in the bulletin for a period of one month. After a month, the name will be removed, unless a it is requested that the name be kept on the list. Call the parish office at 630-355-1081, to add, remove or keep a name on the sick list.
We wish to offer our sympathy and a promise of our prayers to family and friends on the death of Phyllis Fredericks, Darrell Hutton, Paul Just Jr. and Enrique Valencia.
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 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 Sgt. Kellen Jones 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 Captain Stephen Stoll SPC Robert Surran Sgt. Shaun Toney Sgt. Craig Vladika Captain Christopher White 1st Lt. Eileen White
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 Captain Donald J. Carlsen CWO2 John Crites Sgt. Richard DiBiaso Sgt. Luke Focer LCPL Daniel P. Hodgman 2nd Lt. Eric Hovey Sgt. Ivan Karamysev Major 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 LCDR Michael Jelinek Lt. Tom Kuhrt Commander Chris Kurgan Lt. Commander Paul Lucia Captain Stephen Lucia Patrick Marsh, PO1 Lt. Kaleb Moore Captain Debra Scheel Lt. Kasey Scheel Lt. Matthew Scheel
If you would like to have a serviceman or woman included in the military remembrance list in the bulletin, please call the parish office at 630-355-1081. To arrange a welcome home for your soldier or marine, contact Donna Morsovillo of Operation Welcome You Home at 630-302-2638 or email@example.com.
April 21, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Easter
The New Evangelization "The Sacrament of Reconciliation: History & Practice." Fr. Josh Miller will be discussing the “why” and “how” of the Sacrament of Confession. Why do we confess our sins to a priest? How can you prepare for the sacrament? How do you make a good Confession? Join us Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00 PM in the Social Hall. Adult Formation on-line at the Fisherman’s Net Missed some of our adult formation classes? Want to hear what’s going on in RCIA or Gifts of Finest Wheat? How about the audio of daily homilies? Check out The Fisherman’s Net, the on-line hub of the New Evangelization at Ss. Peter and Paul: www.thefishermansnet.net RCIA Do you know anyone who might be ready to become Catholic?? Perhaps you yourself have been coming to Mass for years and haven’t yet come fully into the Church. Beginning in late May, and running until Christmas, a new “round” of RCIA will be held in our parish on Wednesday evenings. RCIA is the process that prepares and welcomes people into the Catholic Church. If you know of anyone interested in learning more about becoming Catholic, please have them contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Praised be Jesus Christ! Mike Brummond Director of the New Evangelization
St. Francis Chapel of Eucharistic Adoration
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY Today, we celebrate “Good Shepherd Sunday”, where we reflect on Jesus’ care and love for us. Your gift to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will show that you are indeed the disciple of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, as it will bring your love to those who live in fear and doubt, loneliness and dread. During March, your generosity enabled us to provide assistance to those in need: 1- Medical Assistance 2- Housing 4- Utilities
12- Gas 48- Transportation
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 April 21:
ELIZABETH MINISTRY The Elizabeth Ministry needs your help! As an outreach Ministry to all mothers at our parish, we come to you sometimes asking for help for expectant mothers or new mothers who are less fortunate or facing difficulties and need help. We have a need for a gently used crib (no parts missing) and a mattress, please call Sarah at 630-8095925 and she will pick it up from your home. Also in need are size 4 and 5 diapers and baby wipes. Please drop off your donations at the parish office and label them “Elizabeth Ministry”. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
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 Deacon Joe Solis. For the healing of Rund from her cancer. For the repose of the soul of grandma Genowefa Bogusz. For the virtue of humility. For the repose of the soul of Darrell Hutton. For those who suffered the attack in Boston and their families.
FLAME OF FAITH
April 21, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Rosary Collection We will be collecting rosaries and prayer cards for the next few weeks to send to Fr. Varghese. Please place items in the basket located outside of the Holy Family Chapel. Fr. Varghese is from the Visakhapatnam Archdiocese in India. He passes out pictures of Jesus and teaches people to pray the rosary. Fr. Varghese serves Holy Family Church in Yelleswaram, Andhra Pradesh, India. The mother parish is in a large town of around 35,000 people, but his five mission stations are scattered in villages across remote, forested areas that are 98% Hindu. People in these villages are without electricity or safe water and are largely illiterate. The largest floods in 20 years just hit a vast area across Father's East and West Godavari region. One million people were displaced, 80,000 housed in refugee camps. Lives were lost and people's homes were swept away. A roof on one of Father's churches collapsed. He fed and housed around 150 homeless people in his church and went out into the waters to help save lives. Now the government has provided sand and bricks for new little homes, and Father and his parishioners are helping people rebuild their homes. But crops were wiped out, so the people have no livelihood or food. Many lost what little they had in the waist-deep waters.
ATTENTION READERS, ALTAR SERVERS, AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS It is time to prepare the ministry schedule for the months of June, July, and August. If you would like to update your Mass preferences or if there are any days that you are unavailable to serve between June 1st and August 31st, please enter that information in the “My Profile” section of the Ministry Scheduler Website by MAY 15. Also under the My Profile tab, you may add a “second preference” for your Mass time. This is not necessary, but it would help a lot if you are able to be flexible. As usual, if you do not have computer access you may drop off your written requests at the parish office, or call Deacon Michael at 630-718-2197 by May 15.
“My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand.”
Additional Easter Flower Donations Given by: Dorothy Bushell A. Patrick Cawiezel Marina Demerin Catherine Howe Mary Lewis Guy and Gina Maras Adrianna McGregor Joseph and Ruthy O’Malley John and Christine Terretta Thomas Welch
In Memory Of:
James Howe, Sr. William Lewis Antonella M. Swiercy Kathryn Terretta Pat Welch
Our beautiful Easter Flowers were purchased in memory of those who have gone before us in the hope of the Resurrection. Please keep them in your prayers.
SS Peter and Paul Parish is proud to announce the formation of a new troop for American Heritage Girls American Heritage Girls is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. The organization offers badge programs, service projects, girl leadership opportunities and outdoor experiences to its members. Any girl, age 5-18 can be an American Heritage Girl. AHG has a multi-level structure, which means that girls from all levels comprise ONE Troop and meet together as a single troop on the same day. Badge work and certain activities are done within age appropriate groups (units). Please join us on Monday, May 13 at 7:00PM for a parent information meeting in the Social Hall. Julie Goodwin, Troop Coordinator, Ministry Expansion Lead and National Catholic Committee Chair will give an orientation on American Heritage Girls. This exciting new American Heritage Girls troop is open to all girls in the parish. Home school, Public school and SS Peter and Paul students are welcome as well as girls from surrounding parishes. Parents with previous scouting experience are welcome to inquire about assisting us with this new troop. To RSVP or for more information about this event, please contact Mary Beth Zabinski at email@example.com or 630-369-8439 for more details.
April 21, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Please join us as we go to Drury Lane Theater to see
Thursday May 23, 2013
We’ll meet at the Church parking lot at 10:45am and carpool from there. The luncheon starts at 11:30 and the show starts at 1:30.
$44 per person •
Please make checks to Ss Peter and Paul Church and send them to Deacon Michael Crowell by 5/16/2013. Indicate your choice of entrée: Tilapia or Roast Sirloin. Also indicate whether or not you will be needing transportation to and from Drury Lane.
Questions? – Call Deacon Michael at (630) 718-2197 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUNG AT HEART & FRIENDS FRIDAY, MAY 3RD, ST. FRANCIS ADORATION CHAPEL. The 1st Friday Mass will be held at noon in our St. Francis Adoration Chapel. Following the Mass, we will gather upstairs at the St. Paul Center for the New Evangelization for a complimentary light lunch, movie and conversation. Everyone is welcome!! MONDAY, MAY 13TH, 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.
There is hope after abortion. Post abortive men and women are encouraged to attend a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat at St. Charles Borromeo Pastoral Center in Romeoville. The next scheduled retreat will be held May 3-5, 2013 beginning Friday at 6:00 PM and continuing through Sunday early afternoon. Contact Kay, 1-866-994-4483 (GIVE) for additional information. Registration brochures are available: http://www.dioceseofjoliet.org/life/ documents/ RachelVineyardBrochure.pdf Have you found yourself in a situation that you never would have believed - with a pregnancy that is leaving you scared and alone? Are you wondering if anyone can help you? Where do you turn? You may be thinking…“I’m too young”, “I am too old”, “I have no money”, “I have many children already”. …or maybe you are the boyfriend, husband, or just a friend trying to help. The staff at Waterleaf understand the circumstances you are facing, because they have been there themselves. They work with men and women every day who face similar situations. There is hope. Their compassionate counselors and extensive community network are there to help you understand the options that you have and overcome the hurdles that you face. Services are free and include pregnancy testing, ultrasound, counseling, postabortive support, and more. At Waterleaf, they are not interested in judging you but in supporting you as you make difficult decisions. You are not alone. Please visit them at 2849 East New York at the corner of Eola and New York Street in Aurora in the Starbucks shopping center or call us at 888.98.WEHELP (888.989.3435) . TEXT: 630.360.CALM (630.360.2256) Please clip this information and keep it with you, or memorize the phone/text numbers so you will be ready to help someone in need.
MENS’ EVENING OF RECOLLECTION “Whoever follows after Christ, the perfect man, becomes himself more of a man” (Gaudium et Spes 41)
We will host a Men’s Evening of Recollection Monday, April 22nd, from 7:30 to 9:15 PM in the Church. The evening includes two meditations and time for quiet prayer followed by Benediction. We conclude with a practical talk and get together. A priest of Opus Dei will offer the meditations and be available for Confession. All men from the area are invited to attend. For more information, please call the Parish Office at 630-355-1081.
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
April 21, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Attention Parishioners and Visitors Please consider spending an hour with our Lord. Adorers are needed for the following hours: Sunday midnight -1am Sunday 2am Sunday 3am Thursday 3am Friday 6pm Saturday 2am Saturday 11am Saturday 4pm
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 weekly playgroups, meals for moms, rosaries, service activities, moms’ night out and children’s activities. Check out our web link from the SSPP home page: www.sspeterandpaul.net/moms-group Please email email@example.com for more information on group events. MOMs Group is always excited to welcome new members!
Please consider visiting with our Lord at this time. Call Barb at 630-885-1726 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PRAYER NETWORK TRANSITIONAL HOUSING MINISTRY Be sure to read the "Helping Families Thrive" article in the March issue of Naperville Magazine or online at napervillemagazine.com. It specifically names Saints Peter and Paul Church for successfully helping so many homeless families become self-sufficient. The credit for this success goes to those parishioners who support our ministry, our partnership with Bridge Communities, the mentors of each family, and our dynamic leader, Jack Flowers. For more information about THM, call Jack at 630-355-4886.
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. Contact Paulette Shea at 630-718-2127 if you have any questions.
Two Monument Grave Spaces Available For Sale SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery – St. Anthony Section. Graves 1-2, Lot 15, Block 5. Owned by SSPP Parishioners who are moving out of the area. Price $6,000 (negotiable). Contact Mari Anna at 630363-8357 or email@example.com.
If prayers are needed, please call Jay Albarran at 961-3835 or Connie Wanberg at 355-3056.
Knights of Columbus Council No. 1369 Happenings 615 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville, IL 60563 www.napervillekofc.org 04-21 – Sunday – Special Olympics at North Central College – 8 to 5:30 (John Moran) – HELP NEEDED 04-25 – Thursday – Adoration Chapel – 7 to 8 PM – Social to follow location TBD – (Eddie Collins) 04-28 – Sunday – World Day of Vocations 05-07 – Tuesday – Business Meeting – Nominating of Officers – 7:30 PM 05-12 – Sunday – Mother’s Day – Bottles for Babies Fund Drive Begins (John Hoyt) HELP NEEDED 05-13 – Monday – Columbian Squires Meeting – 7:00 PM 05-18 – Saturday – Pro-Life Rosary at Planned Parenthood – 9:00 AM (John Zabinski) PRAYERS NEEDED 05-27 – Monday – Memorial Day Parade – 10:00 AM (Coordinating Council – St. Elizabeth Seton) 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 success. It has provided us the funding we support our priests and seminarians. continue to drop off your aluminum cans the trailer behind the KC Hall.
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April 21, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Easter
St. Thomas the Apostle Jobs Ministry Meetings Wednesday, Apr 24th, at 7:00 p.m.: "Overcoming Sales Reluctance in the Job Search" What a fantastic opportunity to learn from an expert who has mastered the art of cold calls, warm calls, sales calls and growing a business that focuses on helping those of us who are reluctant to doing that in our job search and business lives overcome that reluctance! David Berens is a dynamic sales trainer/coach with 20 years of effective sales leadership. He's proven to be highly skilled in the development and implementation of results driven selling strategies. He has transferred those skills into developing a powerful and proactive strategy for job seekers to set themselves apart and position themselves to be chosen to receive a job offer. David is also partnered with a team of psychologists to help salespeople and job seekers overcome the emotional and psychological barriers that keep them from comfortably self promoting themselves. David is a managing partner with Dynamic Sales Innovations in Aurora and the Founder and President of the Fox Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Did you know…. Childcare is available for children age 9 months to 5 years during the 9:30am and 1l:00am Sunday Masses in Room L-24 in the Ministry Center lower level. No reservations needed, first come, first serve. Questions? Call Donna Widmann at 630-718-2165.
So it's not just about the sales calls or the cold calls to possible leads or potential employers. It's also about having the right mindset to promote ourselves in our job search without hesitation or self-doubt. We are all sales reps selling ourselves to everyone we meet and especially in the job search, it is so critical to have that positive and promoting outlook and demeanor. This is a "must attend" event for everyone looking to take their job search to the highest level of success.
Prayer at Planned Parenthood The SS. Peter and Paul Pro-Life Group invites all members of the parish, friends, relatives, etc., to join them to pray in front of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Aurora. Our prayer is offered for the sake of our endangered preborn infants, and for the conversion of the staff and customers of that clinic. Here are a few ways you can join us: 1) Every Tuesday at 2PM a priest or deacon from SSPP prays the Rosary (no sign-up is necessary) 2) Every third Tuesday of the month at 10AM (next month on Feb. 19) the SSPP pro-life prayer group meets for Rosary (no sign up is necessary). Contact Debbie Scanlon for more information at 630 -305-8724. 3) Volunteers are needed for one hour shifts between the hours of 8AM-5:00PM (5-6PM being the last hour) to fulfill our parish commitment to pray in front of the clinic on the third Tuesday of each month. Please sign up for one hour at the website www.fvfapp.org. Please contact our Prayer Captain Marty DeTamble with any questions at 630-369-4535. 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.
Date: Place: Time: Cost:
TUESDAY, MAY 14th Ministry Center – Social Hall 11:00 am $9.00
Food, Fun, Fellowship, and Fine Entertainment! Please write your checks to: “Ss Peter and Paul Church” and send them to Deacon Michael Crowell by May 10th Questions? Call Deacon Michael at 630-718-2197
April 21, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Easter BAPTISM INFORMATION
What about Baptism? Do you want to have your child baptized? What a joy it is to experience the gift of new life that God gives to His people. Immediately the mystery of God’s love is revealed in the mystery of His creative power which He allows Christian parents to share. Ss. Peter and Paul Parish rejoices with all parents beholding this tremendous gift. Since the Sacrament of Baptism is essential to the Christian life, Ss. Peter and Paul Parish abides by all the norms set forth by the Catholic Church in administering the Sacrament of Baptism. We want the baptism of your child to bear the full Grace that Christ bestows in this sacrament and we do not want any obstacles which would be created by not following these norms. These norms are laid down by the Roman Catholic Church and are age old and time tested norms. We ask all parents to understand the sacred nature of this sacrament which these norms protect and therefore the inability for Ss. Peter and Paul Parish to compromise these norms without endangering this sacred character. The code of canon law declares: Baptism, the gate to the sacraments, necessary for salvation in fact or at least in intention, by which men and women are freed from their sins, are reborn as children of God and, configured to Christ by an indelible character, are incorporated in the Church, is validly conferred only by washing with true water together with the required form of words.1 Further, in order to celebrate the sacrament of baptism licitly the priest must have a founded hope that the infant will be brought up in the Catholic religion; if such a hope is altogether lacking, the baptism is to be put off according to the prescription of the law and the parents are to be informed of the reason.”2 Please note that this is a direct quotation from the Code of Canon Law which is the universal law of the Roman Catholic Church. This well-founded hope is manifested not simply by the parents’ statements but also by their actions. The parents manifest this founded hope when they attend Mass regularly and seek an on-going relationship with the Church. 1 2
CIC 1983, canon 849. CIC 1983, canon 868,2.
Godparents When choosing godparents, it behooves the couple to be quite selective. The purpose of the godparent is to guide the child in the ways of the faith so that they might reach heaven. The Code of Canon Law explains that the godparent is one who “will help the baptized to lead a Christian life in harmony with baptism, and to fulfill faithfully the obligations connected with it.” This godparent must: • Have completed the sixteenth year.3 • Be a Catholic who has received their first communion and the Sacrament of Confirmation.4 • Lead a life in harmony with the faith and the role to be undertaken.5 • Not be bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared.6 • Not be the father or the mother.7 A life in harmony with the faith and the role to be undertaken means
someone who is practicing their faith weekly, believes what the Church believes, is validly married in the Church or living a chaste single life and has no other obstacles to being a good Catholic example of Christian life. A person of another Christian denomination or other religion cannot be a godparent; however, a Christian person of another Christian denomination may serve as a Christian witness which is not a godparent and whose name does not appear on the baptismal certificate.8 A Catholic cannot be a Christian witness. Any Catholic party is bound by the laws which govern godparents, cf. above. An individual who has left the Catholic faith cannot be a Christian witness because they have freely chosen no longer to live the Catholic faith. Parents may choose to have only one godparent. If the parents choose to have two godparents, one must be male and one female.9 The relationship of two godparents emulates spiritually the parenthood of the biological parents. Just as it is impossible to have two biological parents who are of the same sex so is it impossible to have two godparents of the same sex. 3
CIC 1983, canon 874, 1. CIC 1983, canon 874, 1 7 CIC 1983, canon 874, 1 9 CIC 1983, canon 873
CIC 1983, canon 874, 1 CIC 1983, canon 874, 1 8 CIC 1983, canon 874, 2
In order to avoid any embarrassment on your part, it is advisable that you contact the parish office prior to choosing your godparents. Your godparents will be asked to have their parish priest fill out a godparents form testifying that they fulfill the canonical requirements. SSPP offers a Baptism Preparation Class for parents on either the 1st OR 2nd Monday of each month beginning at 7:30 PM in the St. Paul Center for the New Evangelization (formerly called Pastoral Hall). Our next class is Monday, May 6. If this is your first child, you MUST attend a class before receiving a date for your baby’s baptism. (Both mom and dad are asked to attend. Godparents are also encouraged to attend.) Please sign up for the class by calling the Parish Office, 630-355-1081. (Your family should be registered with the parish in order to have your child baptized.) If you have attended a class within the last 10 years (at any parish) you need not re-attend. If you attended at Ss. Peter and Paul, simply call the office to schedule your baby’s baptism and provide the date you attended; if you attended at another parish, you will be asked to provide a letter of verification. Generally, we baptize at SSPP each Sunday of the month, (except the 2nd Sunday), at 2 PM. We also schedule baptisms on the 2nd Sunday of each month during the 11:00 AM Chapel Mass or the 12:30 PM Church Mass. (The only exception is if a special Mass or event is scheduled by the parish.) Because baptism is meant to be a celebration of the community, we DO NOT schedule private baptisms. Also, we make every effort to limit the number of children baptized at our group ceremony to six and at Mass to two. Please check with the Parish Office to make certain the date you want is available before making plans with your family. The offering to the church for a baptism is $20.00. Couples may pay when they attend the Baptismal Preparation class or they can send payment to the parish office. Required paperwork MUST be submitted to the parish office no later than ten (10) business days prior to the baptismal date, or your date will be rescheduled. This includes all necessary information regarding family records and godparents. A sponsor certificate must be provided by each godparent who belongs to a different parish. The proper sponsor certificate for SSPP will be distributed at our preparation classes and may also be downloaded from our parish website. Christian witnesses are most welcome to celebrate with the family and community, but please note they are not recorded as sponsors on the baptismal certificate or in the baptismal register. Thank you for your cooperation and may Almighty God bless you and your family.
April 21, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Easter
OPERATION ANDREW DINNER This dinner with Bishop Conlon is open to all men who are high school age or older. The evening begins at 6pm and ends by 8pm. Participants will have the chance to have dinner with Bishop Conlon and Fr. Burke, hear a vocation story, ask questions and meet other young men interested in knowing more about the priesthood. Please RSVP to Fr. Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org or (815 834-4004) if you are interested in coming to the next Andrew Dinner on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at St. Isaac Jogues, Hinsdale.
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.
REPORTING SEXUAL ABUSE: Anyone who has reasonable cause to suspect the sexual abuse of a minor by a member of the clergy or other Church personnel is urged to report the matter immediately. To inform the Diocese of Joliet, call Mrs. Judith Speckman (Victim Assistance Coordinator) at 815-263-6467 or write the Diocese of Joliet, 425 Summit Street, Joliet 60435. Contact DCFS at 1800-252-2873 or call the office of the local County States Attorney.
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.
BOY SCOUT TROOP 501’S PANCAKE BREAKFAST When: SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013 7:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Where: St. Timothy Lutheran Church 1313 N. Mill St. (Across from Mill St. School) $5 Individual, $15 Family. Free for Active Scouts in Uniform Free for all blood donors Enjoy pancakes, sausage, orange juice and beverages served by the scouts of Troop 501. A bake sale and blood drive will also take place in conjunction with the breakfast.