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January 1, 2017 ♦ SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Church:

Saturdays: 5:00 & 6:30 PM Sundays: 6:30, 8:00, 9:30, 11:00AM, 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:

Consult the parish bulletin or website or call the parish office at 630-355-1081. RECITATION OF THE ROSARY:

Tuesdays at 7:30 PM in the Church 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) RECONCILIATIONS:

Tuesdays: 11:00 AM (Holy Family Chapel) and 7:00 PM (Church) (No 11:00AM Confessions on 2nd Tuesday of the month)

Thursdays: 7:15 AM & 4:30 PM (Church) Saturdays: 4:00 PM (Holy Family Chapel) Sundays: 7:00 PM (Church) (Confessions are also heard at 10:30AM on the 4th Saturday of the Month in the Holy Family Chapel.)

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READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Tuesday: Saturday, December 31 - Saint Sylvester I, Pope 6:45 AM Mary Kottekam 8:00 AM Gino Bolla 5:00 PM Scott Solomon 6:30 PM Richard Sebian Sunday, January 1 - SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD 6:30 AM Richard Payne 8:00 AM Richard Haynes 9:30 AM Kathleen Krutak 11:00 AM James Bassetto 12:30 PM Saints Peter and Paul Parishioners 5:30 PM Maureen Gilhooly (LATIN MASS) NO 8:00 PM MASS

NO MASSES IN THE HOLY FAMILY CHAPEL Monday, January 2 - Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church 6:45 AM Genevieve Rains (A) 8:00 AM Intentions of Scott Dawson 5:15 PM Geraldine Bluhm (A) Tuesday, January 3 - The Most Holy Name of Jesus 6:45 AM George Ivan von Wimpffen 8:00 AM Mary Joseph Chackanad 5:15 PM Scott Solomon Wednesday, January 4 - Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious 6:45 AM Angelika Diepolder 8:00 AM York Lee (A) 5:15 PM James Bassetto Thursday, January 5 - Saint John Neumann, Bishop 6:45 AM Gloria Gamboa 8:00 AM Intentions of Kevin Dawson 5:15 PM Laurice Sheehy Friday, January 6 - Saint André Bessette, Religious 6:45 AM Nicole Ashley Mirabella 8:00 AM Deceased of Kerznaric Family Saturday, January 7 - Saint Raymond of Penyafort, Priest 6:45 AM For reparation 8:00 AM Ralph Meehan 5:00 PM Intentions of Shirley and Mike Bayer 6:30 PM Intentions of Ange and George DeVaull Sunday, January 8 - THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD 6:30 AM James Michael Gentile 8:00 AM Thomas Albarran (A) 9:30 AM Adrena Herbst 11:00 AM Helen “Sis” Dolan 12:30 PM Dr. Wailam Alan Kwok 5:30 PM Ed Wonsowicz (LATIN MASS)

9:30 AM 11:00 AM

Holy Family Chapel

Robert Evans Thomas Albarran (A)

Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

1 Jn 2:22-28; Ps 98:1-4; Jn 1:19-28 1 Jn 2:29 — 3:6; Ps 98:1, 3cd-6; Jn 1:29-34 1 Jn 3:7-10; Ps 98:1, 7-9; Jn 1:35-42 1 Jn 3:11-21; Ps 100:1b-5; Lk 4:14-22a 1 Jn 5:5-13; Ps 147:12-15, 19-20; Mk 1:7-11 or Lk 3:23-28 [23, 31-34, 36, 38] 1 Jn 5:14-21; Sal 149:1-6a, 9b; Jn 2:1-11 Is 60:1-6; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13; Eph 3:23a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12

School Mass All School Mass will be held on Thursday, January 5th at 8:00 AM.

We will be mailing year end contribution statements to our parishioners by the end of January. If you have changed your address, please call the parish office by January 6th at 630718-2110 to update us of any changes so that you can receive your tax deductable statement.

January The following couples will exchange marriage vows here at Saints Peter and Paul Church this month:

Ann C. Gallagher and Philip Hayes Theresa Kaufman and Jonathon Trzutek We wish these couples God’s blessings as they prepare for their life together!

Please join us for a Donut social on Sunday, January 8th after the 9:30 AM Mass on the upper level of the Ministry Center.

Help Saints Peter and Paul raise money by turning in your Box Tops and Campbell’s Soup labels. There is a box in the back of church and in the Ministry Center, as well. Thank you for helping support our school!


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A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR Dear Parishioners,

Why is this “ ‫ ” ن‬on the front of our bulletin? During the middle of the 20th Century the Nazis had a whole series of designations for various groups living within the boundaries they governed. One designation was a star of David placed on the lapel of Jewish people many of whom would be interred in concentration camps and executed. The Islamic State uses this symbol, on the front of our bulletin, to designate Christians, Christian homes, businesses owned by Christians and Christian places of worship. The majority of Christians remaining in Iraq and Syria are Catholic. More than two years ago, the National Review explained: "Further, the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, had marked homes and businesses owned by Christians with a red, painted ) ‫ن‬pronounced “noon”), the 14th letter of the Arabic alphabet and the equivalent to the Roman letter N. The ‫ن‬stands for Nasara or Nazarenes, a pejorative Arabic word for Christians." This symbol has now been taken on by people, Christian and non-Christian, as a sign of solidarity with those who are being killed for their Christian faith. We began putting this symbol on the front of our bulletin a year ago. Please feel free to place it in the window of your home or on your car or anywhere you would like as a sign of solidarity and prayer for those so persecuted. May Almighty God bless you and keep you. In Christ,

Fr. Thomas A. Milota Prayers for the New Year Remember us, O God; from age to age be our comforter. You have given us the wonder of time, blessings in days and nights, seasons and years. Bless your children at the turning of the year and fill the months ahead with the bright hope that is ours in the coming of Christ. You are our God, living and reigning, forever and ever. R/. Amen.

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Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. R/. Amen.

~ Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi


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Augustine Institute/ Lighthouse Catholic Media CD/ Resource Program

PARISH SACRIFICIAL GIVING

We sincerely thank everyone for their generosity and support. Have a Blessed and Happy New Year. Please note the next parish sacrificial giving update will appear in the January 8 bulletin. SACRAMENTS 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. The parish will also permit any individual who has been confirmed in the parish or graduated from our parish school or graduated from North Central College to be married at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church following all other requirements and given the permission of their proper pastor. 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.

This week’s Cd of the week is – The Virgin Mary Revealed through Scripture by Dr. Scott Hahn Drawing on his Protestant roots, Dr. Scott Hahn responds to key misunderstandings about the Virgin Mary. This captivating presentation explains the biblical and historical basis for the Church's teachings that the Virgin Mary is the New Eve and the Queen of Heaven. What others are saying:

I learn more every time I listen to this CD! I really liked the explanations of the Old Testament being fulfilled in the New Testament. Debra - Germantown, WI All I can say is that it really hit home. No one can do without our Blessed Mother! Roland - Thibodaux, LA It is such a blessing to listen again and again! I am a cradle Catholic but have lots to learn! Carole - Avondale, AZ

Please review the complete wedding policy at our website: www.sspeterandpaul.net.

Young at Heart Save the Date

BAPTISMS We baptize at SSPP each Sunday of the month at 2 PM. 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 baptismal 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.

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It’s THAT time of the year when life gets to be very frantic! Each year’s pledge to ourselves to be sure next year is DIFFERENT seems to collapse and we are as frantic as ever. Let’s try again to make this year a bit different. Our intentional giving to those in need will be greatly appreciated by the recipients: the Giving Tree, a visit to a homebound person, a homebaked sweet or other item delivered to their door, a special card are a few of the ways YOU can help the holidays pass joyfully. Please consider the following YOUNG AT HEART activities planned with YOU in mind. Bring a friend and enjoy the time spent with other like-minded Seniors. Note the changes listed. 

January 6, 2017 – NOON MASS in Adoration Chapel – luncheon and film in St. Paul Center – Free.

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3. Call the Parish Office to schedule a date for your child’s baptism.

January 26, 2017 (Thursday) Saturday Night Fever and dinner Drury Lane, Fee $45.00. (Registration deadline is January 17,2017)

Please review the complete baptismal policy at our website: ww.sspeterandpaul.net.

Spring of 2017 - Luncheon at Cog Hill Country Club and Golf Course – tour of Alvernia Manor, Senior Retirement in Lemont

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.

All are welcome to attend. Please make checks to SS. Peter and Paul. Drop them off or send to Denise. Call to reserve a spot - 630-718-2156. Please observe deadlines.

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More to come…


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Are you being called to become a Knight of the Holy Temple? The purpose of the Knight of the Holy Temple is to assist particular young men and high school age to experience Godly masculine adventure, battle and beauty, with a foundation firmly grounded on fraternity, formation and parish service. If you are young Catholic man in 8th—12th Grade who has received the Sacrament of Confirmation, or will be confirmed within the year, and are interested in joining the Knights of the Holy Temple, please contact the Seneschal, Noel Schlueter at noeldog17@gmail.com or speak with the Knights after a KHT Mass. For more information about KHT and upcoming events, visit our website: http://ssppkht.weebly.com

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Fifth grade students enjoyed Mr. Ron Fredericks’ presentation on Marian Apparitions. Thanks Mr. Frederick!

The Children’s REACH group completes a craft, reads the Gospel and sings the Hail Mary. Contact the RE Office to learn how you can help this marvelous group. We’d love to have you on board!


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Service Opportunity Needed: Children’s Liturgy of the Word Shepherds - Sundays at 9:30am Mass Would you like to assist children in the Holy Family Chapel during Mass? One or two Jr high or high school students are needed every Sunday in the Holy Family Chapel during the 9:30 AM Mass to be shepherds. They would lead the children to their room, notify the leaders when the homily is over and assist children throughout the Children’s Liturgy. Contact Sr. Marjorie at: sr.marjorie.school@gmail.com for questions and to learn how to sign-up!

Women’s Morning of Recollection All women are warmly invited to our next MOR which will be held on Tuesday, January 10th from 10am to noon in the Holy Family Chapel. The recollection includes Confession, meditations, a practical talk, time for private prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. We hope you can join us! For more information, call Mary Buch at 630-961-8342. Child care is also available, please call or text Juliana Hepburn at 630-877-0010. Saint Josemaria is on Facebook! Follow the official “Saint Josemaria” page today, get daily inspirational quotes and testimonies, and share with your family and friends at www.facebook.com/stjosemaria

EMERGENCY Bible resources just for you!

When you feel sad...................................................................... When you are anxious ................................................................ When you are worried................................................................. When you are in danger.............................................................. When others talk about you........................................................ When God seems to be distant................................................... When your faith needs strength................................................. When fear and loneliness invade your heart.............................. When you are being rude and criticizer...................................... When you need peace and rest................................................... When you feel lost…………………………………………………………

Call: Psalm 42 Call: 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10 Call: Matthew 6: 25-34 Call: Psalm 91 Call: Psalm 27 Call: Psalm 34 Call: Hebrews 11 Call: Psalm 23 Call: 1 Corinthians 13 Call: Matthew 11: 28-30 Call: John 14: 4-7


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CHRISTIAN SERVICE HAPPENINGS AND MORE Transitional Housing Ministry

Saint Vincent de Paul Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God Today is the feast of Mary, Mother of God. Like Mary may we always treasure the events in our life and reflect on them in our heart. Please remember to support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in 2017 so that together we can continue to bring comfort and peace to our brothers and sisters who are poor and suffering. May the peace and joy of the New Year be yours!

Have you resolved to make a difference in the new year? The Saints Peter and Paul Transitional Housing Ministry has been helping homeless families with dependent children become self -sufficient since 1992. Your donations in the pink envelopes help the Ministry provide 2 years of temporary housing, lifeskills mentoring, job training and other supportive services for each family in our program. For more information on the Transitional Housing Ministry, call Jack Flowers at 630-355-4886.

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and its patron, Saint Vincent de Paul.

ROSARY HOLY HOUR On the third Tuesday of the month, there will be a Rosary Holy Hour with Benediction. All are most welcome to join us.

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

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.

New BIBLE STUDY

EPHESIANS: Discover your Inheritance Discover what it means to be a son or daughter of God—an heir to all He has to give! Starting January 23rd/24th 8 week study - Monday Evenings (7-8:30 pm) OR Tuesday Mornings (9-10:30 am) Ministry Center Social Hall COST (for materials): $20.00 Contact Denise 630-718-2156 or dstephen@sspeterandpaul.net to Register. Must register by January 9, 2017 to have materials for 1st session.


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You are Invited… to join in the reading and lively discussion of …

The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis Monday, January 9, 2017

The Screwtape Letters will be followed by The Discernment of

Spirits: An Ignation Guide for Everyday Living by Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV, 2005 during the Lenten season, 2017. Watch for the dates! St. Paul Center for New Evangelization Mondays, 9:15 – 11:00AM

Procure books on your own All are Welcome!

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 1-815-221-6251 1-800-TNN-4MOM 1-800-67-BABY-6 1-800-NO-ABORT 630-261-9221 1-877-734-2444

Pray for Souls in Purgatory “It is a holy and wholesome thing to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from their sins.” 2 Maccabees 12:46 Remember to pray for those who have died, to remember them in your prayers. Research different saints who have spoken to Jesus about the Holy Souls or have been visited by Holy Souls requesting prayers. Pray this beautiful prayer for the Faithful Departed from Novena for the Relief of the Poor Souls in Purgatory, by a missionary of the Sacred Heart. Picture Our Lord reaching his strong right hand in to Purgatory and lifting souls into Heaven. O most compassionate Jesus, have mercy on the souls detained in Purgatory for whose redemption Thou didst take upon Thee our nature and endure a bitter death. Mercifully hear their sighs, look with pity on the tears which they now shed before Thee and, by virtue of Thy Passion, release them from the pains due unto their sins. O most merciful Jesus, let They Precious Blood reach down into Purgatory and refresh and revive the captive souls which suffer there. Stretch forth unto them Thy strong right hand and bring them forth into the place of refreshment, light and peace. Amen.

“Let us pray a great deal for them and they will pray for us.” Venerable Cure d’Ars http://www.prayforsouls.org/about/faq.php http://www.holysouls.info/


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MATTHEW’S GOSPEL CORNER Today as we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, the Gospel from Luke 2:16-21 tells of the shepherds who went in haste to the manger in Bethlehem just as the angel had instructed them. According to some scholars, the shepherds to whom the angel appeared proclaiming the birth of the Savior, the Anointed One of God, were not ordinary shepherds. Due to their proximity to Jerusalem, they likely raised the unblemished male sheep used for sacrifice in the Temple. If accurate, it is providential that they would be the first to greet the newborn king, the Lamb of God who would take away the sins of the world. Upon seeing the child in the manger, the shepherds proclaimed all that they had heard about the child – and all who heard were astonished. Yet only Mary “kept with concern all these events, interpreting them in her heart.” Though astonished, the shepherds and magi disappear from the scene. Mary alone is the only adult to bridge the gap between Jesus’ boyhood and His public ministry. What then is meant that Mary “kept with concern all these events”? The Old Testament provides other examples of this phrase. In Genesis, Jacob, the father of Joseph, “kept with concern” the revelations that came to Joseph through dreams (Gen 37:11). In the Book of Daniel, after Daniel interpreted the king’s dreams, Nebuchadnezzar “kept with concern these words in his heart.” In the Book of Sirach 39:1-3, the devout person “explores the wisdom of all the ancients and is occupied with the prophecies. He preserves the discourses of the famous, and goes to the heart of involved savings. He seeks out the hidden meaning of proverbs, and is busied with the enigmas found in parables.” In Proverbs, a wise father instructs his son, “Hold in your heart my words.” As those before her had done, Mary pondered the events she experienced and through prayer and contemplation recognized in them the will of God. She trusted that God was her Father whose providence would sustain her. She believed and therefore obeyed even when there was not a clear vision of what lay ahead. As such, Luke recognized Mary as the first disciple and the model of discipleship. Though charged with an unique role in God’s plan of salvation, Mary was not given a road map or perfect insight nor was she spared of suffering and worry. Finding Jesus in the Temple after searching for him for three days, his parents “were astonished, and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.” When Simeon foretold that Jesus would be the rise and fall of many in Israel, and that she, herself would be pierced with a sword, she reacted with astonishment and wondered what these words meant. St. Paul’s words to the Corinthians apply most especially to Mary, who “walked by faith, and not by sight” (2Cor 5:7). Mary believed when the angel Gabriel told her she would conceive and bear a child. Mary trusted when forced to flee to Egypt. Mary hoped as she watched her Son lifted upon the cross. The words of Mary’s cousin Elizabeth, spoken at the Visitation were applicable throughout Mary’s life: “Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.” In the last scene in the Gospel, Luke recounts the circumcision and naming of the child Jesus in fulfillment of the command given to Mary in the Annunciation. In naming the child Jesus, she completes the vow to do all that God had made known at the Annunciation when Mary proclaimed, “Let it happen to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38). 1The

Birth of the Messiah, pp. 424-433. pp. 430-431.

2Ibid,

For more information about Matthew’s Gospel Corner email Robert.J.Schuhriemen@gmail.com


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BACK TO BASIS Back to Basics: Mary the Mother of God Each year on January 1, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God. This title given to Our Lady dates to the early Church, and speaks a truth not just about Mary, but also about Christ. Our Creed says that “by the power of the Holy Spirit, He [Christ] was born of the Virgin Mary and became man.” Mary has played an integral role in the salvation of humanity from the moment of her fiat – “let it be done to me according to your word.” The life and mission of Mary must always be seen, however, in the light of the person and work of her Son Jesus Christ, and the gifts bestowed upon her by the Holy Spirit. Let’s hear a little about what the Second Vatican Council had to say about Mary. Mary is seen as the first and most perfect disciple of Christ, and she is therefore discussed in Lumen Gentium – the document on the Church: There is but one Mediator as we know from the words of the apostle, "for there is one God and one mediator of God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a redemption for all.” The maternal duty of Mary toward men in no wise obscures or diminishes this unique mediation of Christ, but rather shows His power. For all the salvific influence of the Blessed Virgin on men originates, not from some inner necessity, but from the divine pleasure. It flows forth from the superabundance of the merits of Christ, rests on His mediation, depends entirely on it and draws all its power from it. In no way does it impede, but rather does it foster the immediate union of the faithful with Christ (LG 60). So Mary in no way detracts from Christ, but derives her role only from His goodness and as part of His saving plan. Even calling Mary the Mother of God points primarily to a truth about Jesus. Among the dogmas of the Church, there are four that relate to Mary: the Divine Motherhood of Mary, the Immaculate Conception, the Perpetual Virginity, and the Bodily Assumption of Mary. The divine motherhood of Mary means that she may be fittingly called the Mother of God. Put simply: Mary is the mother of Jesus, Jesus is God, therefore Mary is the Mother of God. But in the early Church it was asked, could Mary rightly be called Mother of God, or simply Mother of Jesus? One group, called Nestorians, tried to split the person of Jesus into two, so that Mary was the mother of only the human person Jesus, but not the mother of God. The early Church held firm that there is only one person, one “subject,” in Christ. In other words, you can’t divide Jesus in two and attribute some things to one person and other things to another person. Jesus is one Person, a Divine Person, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. It was God the Son who was born into the world in the manger at Bethlehem. Amid these controversies, the Council of Ephesus in 431 defined that Mary can indeed be called Theotokos – “Godbearer” – or Mother of God. This belief has further repercussions. If it was indeed God that was born to a woman, then it was also God who lived a human life, it was God who died on the cross, and only then are we saved from our sins. God emptied Himself taking the form of a slave – taking the form even of a baby. Have a question about our Catholic faith? Email mikebrummond@gmail.com

PLEASE REMEMBER We need your help in order to keep our Parish Registry up-to-date. Please let us know when you move, whether you plan on staying as a parishioner.

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. Reports may be made to any pastor or to the diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator at 815-263-6467. Contact DCFS at 1-800-25-ABUSE.


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PRAYER INTENTIONS 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 9 AM on Friday. 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 February we will remove names put on prior to January 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. Any names received after 9 AM on Friday will be included in the following weekend’s prayers. Deceased loved ones who are buried from Saints 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 9 AM on Friday.

Dennis Adamski, Kristine Agnich, Loretta Agnich, Kelsey Allen, Dolores Anderson, Don Anderson, Marlene Annerino, Olga Arakaki, Barnabas Barretto, Alli Bayer, Lorraine Blackburn, Matt Bloodgood, Luciana Bodero, Patricia Botello, Rose Briceno, Evelyn Brown, Charles Bruce, Mary Bruce, Chris Bruni, D’Arcy Bruni, Ed Bruni, Rachel Bryan, Albert Cacini, Don Cassa, Colette Cerulla, Gloria Cervany, Mary Beth Cesare, Casey Cherry, Dan Condon, Kathy Condon, Joe Condon, Catherine Corn, Jack D’Angelo, Mary Davis, Scott Dawson, Anthony Dean, Edward Dean, Sangeetha Devadas, Mary Dorn, Donald Drever, Karen Eggen, Charles Farrell, Thomas Farrell, Therese Feranec, George Franicevic, Mary Ann Freitag, Kathryn Frigo, Trish Gannon, Rafael Garcia, Susan Gardner, Maria Gargol, Mary Gergits, Mr. Gladwin, Mercedes Gonzales, Joe Gorman, Adam Gruett, Eileen Gruett, Stasia Gryz, Nikki Gudall, Don Haas, Virginia Habes, Sue Hall, Don Hargis, Mary Beth Harmon, Wayne Harrison, Judy Healy, Sami Henderson, Gloria Hermes, Penny Holtz, Jan Janczak, Mark Jenkins, John Kennedy, Marion Kenny, Erminia Kieback, Marion Kinney, Laura Kochel, Kevin Konvalinka, Maddie Kowalski, Suzanne Krauss, Thomas Krauss, Rose Kupshe, Ed Kurzawa, Rosemary Krystek, Jeanine LaBelle, Bill Larry, Brad Larry, Beverly Leannais, Chris Levan, Alex Levin, Ken Lietz, Michael Lietz, Noah Lindsay, Rita Lisson, Vi Livernash, Colleen Llacsa, Marge Loehrke, Maria Macedo, Monica Macedo, Joan Marchaterre, Rose Marks, Sam Marra Jr., Leo Martinez, Luisa Matta, Benjamin Mauloff, Jeanette Prochorow McCann, Scott McNally, Tom McNeff, Fr. Vytas Memenas, Tim Meskill, Doreen Million, Fr. Elias Mills, Betty Lou Milota, Roy Mitchell, Barb Moceri, baby Avila Valencia Moreno, Marie Morgan, Mary Moore, Eileen Morris, Diane Mrizek, James Mucerino, Sam Mulay, Cesar Naguit, Armando Navar, Katie Neary, Maria Suong Nguyen, Hans Nicolaysen, Eugene Niziolek, Mercedes Niziolek, Ryan Novak, Ann Nowak, Fr. James Nowak, Nancy O’Hara, James Oliver Olimpiada, Matthew Ousterout, Vince Palermo Jr., Jos Panny, Ben Parrilli, John Pfeuffer, Cheryl Puknaitis, Carson Pytell, Sharon Pworek, Charles Rankin, Mary Rauch, Max Reitzel, Camilla Rivera, Laura Rott, Margaret Rupert, Harrison Ruzicka, Maria San Juan, Catherine Sawner, Charles Schenk, Rita Schmidt, Roger Schmith, Andrew Schutzius, Chuck Schweiger, Mary Grace Shane, Brian Shaughnessey, Debra Shea, Ysabelle Simbol, Irene Slowik, Edward Slowik, Caryl Steimel, John Stewart, Tom Stone, Joel Super, Dell Svoboda, Mary Switt, Mark Szachnitowski, Frances Tavernaro, Jeannie Thorpe, John Thorpe, Bernice Tokarski, Akiko Toyohara, Roz Turner, Sharon Tworek, Julie Umbreit, Diane Varner, Carmen Vasquez, Charles Villaseñor, Marie Williams, Janice Wilson, Sylvia Wolfe, Ricardo Yparraguirre, Dorothy Zaba, Nick Zadak, Deacon Kevin Zeeb, Jayne Zenker, Helen Zgoda, Mary Elizabeth Zink.

Newly added: Janice McKindley. 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 : Camila Gomez, Lawrence Krippel, Ed Kardas, Edward Karleski, Adnan Matar, Rafael Diores, Olga Stoodley, Nancy Bilardello May, Joseph A. II Gerten and Matt Field.

Please Remember in Prayer our Men and Women Serving in the Military U.S. Air Force

U.S. Army (cont’d)

Airman 1st Class Joseph Burns Daniel Caddigan Captain Nick DuPre Major Frank Girdwain Sgt. Mike McDonnell Sr. Airman Steve McDonnell Lt. Theodore M. Jackson Sgt. Zachary McKenty Captain Scott Paeth Sr. Airman Daniel Shea Senior Airman Amanda Shea Sgt. Dan Steenstra

Captain Stephen Stoll SPC Robert Surran Sgt. Craig Vladika Captain Eileen White

U.S. Army

Captain Michael Caddigan Captain John J. Case Major Mary Cassidy Lt. Col. Richard Collage Captain Tom Crane Pvt Nick Gedvilas Major Thomas E. Goerling Sgt. Anthony Gorup Cpl. Jon Gurnik SPC Jarred Hampton Lt. Col. Sean Hermick Sgt. Kellen Jones 1 Lt. Josh Laz Captain Stephen Laz Captain Aimee Laz Park 2 Lt. Connor Mulhere SPC Steven Powell Major Michael Predny Captain Andrew J. Prunty Captain Daniel Rickert 1st Lt. David Rickert Harrison Ruzicka, SPEC. 4 Sgt. 1st Class Pamela Schmecht

U.S. Navy LCDR Thomas Bock Captain Anthony Giglio Commander Michael Jelinek Lt. Tom Kuhrt Commander Chris Kurgan Lieutenant JG Patrick Marsh Lt. Kaleb Moore Lt. Kasey Scheel Lt. Matthew Scheel Ensign Michael Schmitz

U.S. Marine Corps Major Kevin Bowler Captain Donald J. Carlsen CWO2 John Crites Sgt. Richard DiBiaso PFC Jonathon Dragovan Sgt. Luke Focer LCPL Ryan Goralski 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. Coast Guard P.D. John McNellis B.M.3 Andrew Parent

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


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PRAY WITH US COME AND ADORE HIM IN THE MOST HOLY SACRAMENT...

St. Francis Chapel of Eucharistic Adoration Flame of Faith Candles

Visit our Saint Francis Adoration Chapel

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.

Opened 24/7 Please consider visiting with our Lord at this times. Call Barb at 630-885-1726 or blandiak@gmail.com

Sunday 3pm Monday 3pm Tuesday 2am Wednesday 10pm Saturday 8pm "God is everywhere, in the very air I breathe, yes everywhere, but in His Sacrament of the Altar He is as present actually and really as my soul within my body; in His Sacrifice daily offered as really as once offered on the Cross," ~ St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Legion of Mary at Saints Peter & Paul You are invited to join us in praying the rosary and devotional prayers in the spirit of faith and in union with the Blessed Virgin Mary. Meetings are Tuesdays at 6:00pm in the Ministry Center. Contact Paulette Shea at 630-718-2127 or Deacon Roger at 630-901-7993.

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

PRAYER NETWORK If prayers are needed, please call Jay Albarran at 630-961-3835 or Connie Wanberg at 630-355-3056.

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 this week: 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.

FLAME OF

For the repose of the soul of Jenie Weis and Bob Pvoral. For improvement of health. For the repose of the soul of Kathy Bauer. For Carol good health. For Drovak family health. For the protection of the unborn. 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. 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.

Elizabeth Ministry 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 email her at: elizabeth_ministry@sbcglobal.net.


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HERE AND AROUND TOWN Knights of Columbus Council No. 1369 615 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville, IL 60563 www.napervillekofc.org 01-03 – Tuesday – Business Meeting – 7:30 PM 01-15 – Sunday – Free Throw Contest – 7:00 to 9:00 PM @ SSPP Gymnasium (Jay Zapata) 01-18 – Wednesday – Officers and Directors Planning Meeting 7:00 PM (Larry Pociask) 01-20 – Friday – Hessed House – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 01-21 – Saturday – Rosary at Planned Parenthood – 9:00 AM (Alex Rechenmacher) – PRAYERS NEEDED 01-29 – Sunday – Fifth Sunday Rosary – 10:30 AM – Location TBA 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, John Moravecek at 983-9209 or our Membership Director, Nick Thompson at 815871-4218. The Kaycee Cub Hall is available for parties and meetings. The Naperville Knights of Columbus meets there on the first Tuesday every month. Contact Al Knoeck at 630-369-2992 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 Kaycee Club Hall.

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. Home school, Public school and SS Peter and Paul students are welcome to join as well as girls from surrounding parishes. Our troop meets every second and fourth Monday of the month from 4:30-6:00PM from September – May at SS Peter and Paul Parish. New members are always welcome. We have many exciting outings planned including camping at Forest Glen and Devil’s Lake, a night at the Maritime Museum/Submarine, the Broadway play, Annie and our annual Lenten Retreat. We also have some great service projects which include visiting area nursing homes, Fish Fry, soup kitchens, diaper drives, Loaves and Fishes and PADS. For more information, please contact Mary Beth Zabinski at: marybeth@zhitech.com for more details.

Diocesan Missions to the Navajo Nation Are you being called? The Joliet Diocese – Partnership in Missions announces the formation of a construction team to serve in Chinle, Arizona. The mission will leave on June 10th and return on June 23rd, 2017. We invite men and women who would like to assist local people in building projects for the poor. No special construction skills are necessary, just willing hands and a warm heart. Two information meetings will be held, the first, January 10th, 2017 from 7-9 pm and the second, January 18th, 2017 from 7-9 pm, at the Blanchette Catholic Center – 16555 Weber Rd. – Crest Hill, IL 60403. You are welcome to come to either information meeting. Applications are available at http://bit.ly/missionappl, or call the Office for Human Dignity – Missions at 815-221-6258. Applications must be received by February 27th, 2017. The Partnership in Mission is celebrating 23 years of medical, construction, and university missions. For further information visit us online at www.dioceseofjoliet.org/missions or call 815-221-6258 or email: missions@dioceseofjoliet.org. SHORT VERSION Information Meeting for Navajo Mission to Chinle, Arizona The Joliet Diocese – Partnership in Mission is planning its next Navajo Construction Mission to Chinle, Arizona. Two information meetings will be held, one on January 10th, 2017 from 7-9 pm the other on January 18th, 2017 from 7-9 pm at the Bishop Blanchette Catholic Center – 16555 Weber Rd. – Crest Hill, IL 60403. Interested persons are invited to attend. Further information can be found at www.dioceseofjoliet.org/missions or call 815-221-6258, email: missions@dioceseofjoliet.org Applications are available at http://bit.ly/missionappl


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SAINTS PETER AND PAUL CHURCH 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville, IL 60540 (PHONE) 630-355-1081 (FAX) 630-355-1179 Office Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 AM-5 PM Website: www.sspeterandpaul.net Facebook: SS Peter and Paul New Evangelization

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PARISH STAFF DIRECTORY

PRIESTS Father Thomas Milota, Pastor ............................................................................... 630-718-2106 Father Raj Kocherla, Parochial Vicar .................................................................... 630-718-2105 Father Sebastian Gargol, Parochial Vicar .............................................................. 630-718-2104 PERMANENT DEACONS Deacon Ron Brown .................................................................................................. 630-718-2153 Deacon Michael Crowell.......................................................................................... 630-718-2197 Deacon Will Marrero ............................................................................................... 630-718-2217 Deacon Kevin Neis .................................................................................................. 630-718-2216 Deacon Roger Novak ............................................................................................... 630-718-2258 Deacon Thomas Rehak ............................................................................................ 630-718-2158 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: Claudia Gruett . ............................................................................. 630-718-2110 BUSINESS OFFICE Finance Manager: Tom Boler .................................................................................. 630-718-2100 Accountant: Christine LaMourie ............................................................................. 630-718-2102 Accounting Assistant: Rhonda Mucerino ................................................................ 630-718-2109 Facilities Manager: Frank Partipilo.......................................................................... 630-718-2163 SCHOOL OFFICE ............................................................................... (PHONE) 630-355-0113 Principal: Karen Meskill ............................................................................. (FAX) 630-355-9803 NEW EVANGELIZATION Director: Tiffany Pyle .............................................................................................. 630-718-2135 Administrative Asst/Webmaster: Denise Stephen ................................................... 630-718-2156 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE ................................................................... 630-357-2436 ATTENDANCE ...................................................................................................... 630-355-1139 (FAX)630-357-2458 Director of Religious Education & Children’s Ministry: Theresa Pratt ........................................................................... 630-718-2133

Associate director of Religious Education & Youth Ministry: Jared Rutnicki ......................................................................... 630-718-2131 Office Manager: Peggy Partipilo ....................................................................... 630-718-2138 RE Administrative Assistant: Debbie Mulay.................................................... 630-718-2139 SACRED WORSHIP Director of Sacred Music: Matthew S. Sprinkle ........................................... .630-718-2119 Assistant Director: Jay Yau ............................................................................... 630-718-2206 Administrative Assistant: Pam Vose ................................................................. 630-718-2119 Liturgical Ministries Coordinator: Deacon Michael Crowell ............................ 630-718-2197 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 Sr. Sandra Zorko, OSF, Young at Heart Director .............................................. 630-718-2154 NURSERY COORDINATOR Donna Widmann ................................................................................................ 630-718-2165 WEDDING COORDINATOR Pam Adamski ..................................................................................................... 630-355-0222 PERPETUAL ADORATION VOICEMAIL....................................... 630-355-1014 x2442 PARISH COUNCIL MEMBERS: Thomas J. Lupinacci, President/ New Evangelization Commission Thomas Gavin, Director of Administration Dick Pugliese, Secretary / Christian Service Commission Kelly Heffron, Parish Life Representative Terry McHugh, Worship Commission Cheri Obendorf, Religious Education Commission Tobias Schlueter, School Board Representative Barb Hoyt, Member at Large Scott Jenkins, Member at Large Steve Keeley, Member at Large Steward Mattson, Member at Large Charles Millington, Member at Large John Moravecek, Member at Large


CHURCH NAME AND ADDRESS Saints Peter and Paul Church #848 36 N. Ellsworth St. Naperville, IL 60540 PHONE 630-718-2110 CONTACT PERSON Claudia Gruett EMAIL ADDRESS: cgruett@sspeterandpaul.net SOFTWARE Microsoft Publisher 2007 Adobe Acrobat X Windows 7 PRINTER KONICA MINOLTA C654 NUMBER OF PAGES SENT 1 through 15 SUNDAY DATE OF BULLETIN January 1, 2017 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS NONE


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