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January 5, 2014 ♦ The Epiphany of the Lord

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Parish Staff Directory SS. PETER AND PAUL PARISH 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville, IL 60540 (PHONE) 630-355-1081 (FAX) 630-355-1179 Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9 AM-5 PM Website: Facebook: SS Peter and Paul New Evangelization PRIESTS Father Thomas Milota, Pastor .......................................... 630-718-2106 Father Mark Rosenbaum, Parochial Vicar ........................ 630-718-2105 Father John Lovitsch, 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 Tom 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: Mary Kerner............................................. 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: Theresa Pratt ................................. 630-718-2133 Assistant Director: Michael Lewandowski ......................... 630-718-2131 Office Manager: Peggy Partipilo ........................................ 630-718-2138 SACRED WORSHIP Director of Sacred Music: Matthew S. Sprinkle .............. .630-718-2119 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 Lupinacci, President/ New Evangelization Commission Brendan Heffron, Vice-President & Secretary / Worship Commission Bob Wold, Christian Education Commission Noelle Gollinger, Parish Life Commission Dick Pugliese, Christian Service Commission Tobias Schlueter, Saints Peter and Paul School

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Kerry Douglass, Member at Large Paul Gallo, Member at Large Kristine Lewandowski, Member at Large Barb Hoyt, 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 (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.)

WEDDINGS At least one of the engaged persons (or their parents) must be a registered parishioner for a minimum of three months before the parish will check the calendar for a wedding date. To schedule a wedding date, one of the engaged persons should phone the Parish Office at 630-355-1081 or stop by the Parish Office during regular office hours. Please review the complete wedding policy at

BAPTISMS We baptize at SSPP each Sunday of the month at 2 PM. Please review the complete baptismal policy at

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

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A Message from our Pastor Dear Parishioners of Saints Peter and Paul, Epiphany of the Lord Today is the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. The visit of the Magi reminds us that Jesus Christ came to save all and that the Light of Christ shines in the darkness. Let us pray for each other as we begin this new calendar year and continue to celebrate the birth of the Messiah. Let us remember in our prayers those who do not know Christ or have forgotten his love in their lives or no longer partake of the Eucharist at the table of the Lord. May Almighty God bless you and keep you.

In Christ,

Fr. Thomas A. Milota

Saints Peter and Paul School

Thank you to all who support our Saints Peter and Paul Parish School. Each week, leading up to Catholic Schools’ Week, we would like you to hear from our parents on what their experience has been at Saints Peter and Paul School. Whether you are thinking about enrolling in Kindergarten or transferring into another grade – we hope you join us during our Open House during Catholic Schools’ Week! 

Open House Tour – Wednesday, January 29th from either 8-9 a.m. OR 12:30-1:30 p.m.


Shadow Day – Wednesday, January 29th  Current Kindergarten-2nd Grade can visit the hour that their parents are attending an Open House Tour.  Current 3rd-6th graders may shadow from 8-12:30 (please bring a lunch) Contact the main office 630-355-0113 to schedule your student’s Shadow Visit!

When my high school daughter received a hand-written note from a Saints Peter and Paul teacher she had in the 3rd grade congratulating her, she was touched, but not shocked. The warm environment our teachers create gives our kids a sense of family at school. Their confidence grows as they feel nurtured on a daily basis. My graduated kids always enjoy coming back to SSPP to see their teachers again. - Holly Dalton (Mother to Josie ’09, Brian ’11, Kevin ’13 and Timothy ’15) Saints Peter and Paul School…..An opportunity to get a Blue Ribbon and a Faith Based Education all in one

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Saturday, January 4—St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 6:45 AM Elizabeth Ruettiger (B) 8:00 AM For Reparation Vigil Masses for the Epiphany of the Lord 5:00 PM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 6:30 PM Richard Wolsfeld Sunday, January 5—The Epiphany of the Lord 6:30 AM Intentions of Jean Payne 8:00 AM Christopher Heisner 9:30 AM Vincent Spina 11:00 AM Tom Drendel (A) 12:30 PM Scott Notary 5:30 PM Intention of Ava Damasauskas (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Louis Hamman

Holy Family Chapel 9:30 AM Intention of Steve and Kathy Leurck 11:00 AM Sue Maroney Monday, January 6 6:45 AM Jozef Zagorski 8:00 AM Deceased Members of the Kerznaric Family 5:15 PM Scott Notary Tuesday, January 7 6:45 AM Eileen Tepler 8:00 AM Philip S. Reynertson 5:15 PM Fr. Ernest Polette Wednesday, January 8 6:45 AM Scott Notary 8:00 AM Lillian Smietana 5:15 PM Souls in Purgatory Thursday, January 9 6:45 AM Phyllis Fredericks (A) 8:00 AM JoAnn Guenther 5:15 PM Members of the Nelson and Tompos Families Friday, January 10 6:45 AM Purgatorial Society 8:00 AM Intention of Peggy Valleau Saturday, January 11 6:45 AM For the Protection of the Unborn 8:00 AM Scott Notary Vigil Masses for the Baptism of the Lord 5:00 PM Irene L. Lossie (A) 6:30 PM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners Sunday, January 12—The Baptism of the Lord 6:30 AM Peter Petrich (A) 8:00 AM Joan Carne 9:30 AM Intention of Gerry, Anne, Grace, and Henry Hinley 11:00 AM Mr. Rino Cosentino 12:30 PM Sr. Mary Catherine Schmid 5:30 PM Intention of Ella Damasauskas (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Mrs. Griffith

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Sharing of Time, Talent, and Treasure THANK YOU! THANK YOU ! THANK YOU! PARISH CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE DONORS Matthew 25:40 - “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” Words cannot express the heartfelt generosity of you the SSPP parishioners. You have touched the lives of so many people this Christmas who were able to have a Christmas because of your support. This Christmas you provided: 

Christmas gifts to eighty families of special needs children of “The Simple Gifts Foundation”


Christmas gifts to twenty-eight SSPP families struggling to have a Christmas.


You provided over 282 Christmas meals serving 959 individuals who may not have had a meal at all.

Whether you purchased and wrapped gifts or donated gift cards, your support made this a better Christmas for all of these people. Thank you!

SACRISTY ASSISTANTS NEEDED We are looking for either retired couples or moms and dads who drop their children off at St. Peter & St. Paul and attend 8:00 am Mass on week days and are willing to sign up to help keep our beautiful Sanctuary and Sacristies neat and clean. This is a wonderful way to give back our gifts to the Lord. Please contact Rita Schmidt at 630-355-2740.

SACRISTY HELPERS We are looking for individuals interested in helping set-up for the Mass on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings in both Chapel and Church. If you can help, even on a substitute basis, please call Pam Adamski 630-336-6594.

Holy Family Chapel 9:30 AM 11:00 AM

Intention of Celebrant Intention of Celebrant

School Masses The next school Masses will be celebrated at 8am on Tuesday, January 7th and Thursday, January 9th.

ALTAR LINEN LAUNDRY HELP NEEDED We are blessed at St. Peter & St. Paul to have as many Masses as we have during the week and also on the weekend. But we do need help with the washing and ironing of the Purificators, and Corporals that are used during the Mass. Please consider offering your help. If you would like more information contact Pam Adamski at 630-355-0222.

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Prayer Intentions PRAY FOR THE SICK


Please remember in your prayers, the following people who are seriously ill and others who are suffering with long-term or terminal illnesses:

Please note that if you wish to have a family member or friend’s name included with the petition for the sick which is read at weekend Masses, you must call the parish office by 2 PM 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 2 PM on Friday will be included in the following weekend’s prayers. 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 2 PM on Friday.

Marcia Adams, Kelsey Allen, Don Anderson, William Andrewski, Lorraine Babyar, Aldo Balzarini, Audrey Bermes, Steven Bermes, Baby Mason Christopher Biewer, Kathy Bohenek, Chris Boncza-Skrzynecki, Donna Booth, Rose Briceno, Evelyn Brown, Baby Carlos, Elizabeth Carlos, Natalia Carlos, Alice Carr, Colette Cerulla, Mary Beth Cesare, Mike Considine, Fortunato Cruz, Victoria Cruz, Scott Dawson, Gloria De La Cruz, Warren Dixon, Jr., Diane Dobbs, William Dobbs, Mary Dorn, George Dreas, Alice Durma, Karen Eggen, Fr. David Engbarth, Kathryne Esselburn, Charles Farrell, Thomas Farrell, Charles Faso, III, Marilyn Feder, Betsy Feliciano, Julie Flick, Richard Flick, Robert Flick, Fran Ford, George Franicevic, Mary Ann Freitag, Cardinal Francis George, Mary Ginnan-Renzas, Ron Gleason, Brian Goebel, Edward Goerling, Joe Gorman, Rosita Gratela, Emmerence Greenberg, Bob Greene, Nikki Gudall, Ted Gysan, Don Haas, Evelyn Haas, Mary Jane Haener, Kamran Hashemi, Eileen Hawell, Sami Henderson, Constance Hennessy, Jacqualyne Hill, Penny Holtz, Bernie Hurd, Jan Janczak, Mark Jenkins, John Keenan, Laura Keistler, Fr. Don Kenny, Father George Klepec, Winifred Kolar, Noreen Koppers, Irene Korczyk, Norbert Korczyk, Maddie Kowalski, Nancy Kratville, Suzanne Krauss, Thomas Krauss, Kathleen Krutak, Ben Kujawa, Edmund Kurzawa, Mark Landiak, Pierre Lebeau, Samantha Lent, Baby Luke Lewandowski, Kristine Lewandowski, Ann Lindberg, Vi Livernash, Manuel Llanes, Dick Locher, Albert Lucchessi, Maria Macedo, Monica Macedo, Rosemary Magnar, Christian Marcelo, Rose Marks, Jeanette Prochorow McCann, David McCarthy, Ian Patrick McDonagh, Patrick McDonagh, Margaret McDonnell, Patricia McEttrick, Jenna McKeown, Florentina Medrano, Fr. Marcin Michalak, Tom Mlyniec, Roger Mumper, Shirley Murray, Cesar Naguit, Zeny Naguit, Quang Nguyen, Dennis Nielsen, Frank Nitti, Ann Nowak, Kelly Nurse, Thomas Martin O’Grady, Robert O’Malley, Matthew Ousterout, Jean Oxenreiter, Donna Paroski, Dr. Jim Paul, Carolynn Pavini, Patty Piekarczyk, Walter Prochorow, Greg Razka, Mary Rehak, Elizabeth Ritscherle, Katie Rommel, Sharon Ruff, Peter Ruocco, Harrison Ruzicka, Julie Sanchez, Maria San Juan, Catherine Sawner, Charles Schenk, Betty Scholp, Virginia Schultz, Gerald Scott, Ysabell Simbol, Ted Skowronek, Sr. Aniceta Skube, O.P., Debbie Snyder, Fr. Christopher Steinle, John Stewart, Tom Stone, Allison Surin, George Svec, Eileen Szarek, Susan Szczech, Virginia Tennison, Sheila Thornley, Jeannie Thorpe, Bernice Tokarski, Bernard Toussaint, Akiko Toyohara, Christopher Vacek, Ethan Joseph Van Gessel, Laine VanHoutan, Noah VanHoutan, Carmen Vazquez, Peter Viernes, Charles Villaseñor, Judy Vissepo, James Walsh, Stephanie Watts, Genevieve Welch, Marie Williams, Douglas Wilson, Janice Wilson, Audrey Witnik, Sylvia Wolfe, Rund Yaqoob, Rena Yarshen, Stephanie YoungHayes, Bill Yudchitz, Deacon Kevin Zeeb, Jayne Zenker, Phyllis Zenzola and Helen Zgoda. Newly added this week: Rex Bianucci, Bob Lein, Eva Misetic, Michael Sage and Suszanne Simpson. 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 Frederick Baumgartner, LaVerne Baumgartner, Fr. Richard Best, Rosalie Ann Bergstrom, Ray Falat, Ruth Jackson, Lily Pelton, Deacon Tom Richardt and Edward Sowa.

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 Sgt. Mike McDonnell Airman Steve McDonnell Airman 1st Class Zachary McKenty Captain Scott Paeth Major Tamara Prasse Sr. Airman Daniel Shea Senior Airman Amanda Shea Sgt. Nicole Finnigan Underwood U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Michael Caddigan Captain John J. Case Major Mary Cassidy Lt. Col. 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 1st Lt. Andrew J. Prunty Captain Daniel Rickert 1st Lt. David Rickert Harrison Ruzicka, SPEC. 4 Sgt. 1st Class Pamela Schmecht PFC Jeremy See 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 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 Commander 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

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Pray With Us ROSARY


Come pray with us each Tuesday evening in the Church beginning at 7:30 PM. Our Holy Father’s special intention of the month is that all may promote authentic economic development that respects the dignity of all peoples. With our Rosaries, we will ask Our Lady to intercede for this, as well as for our own intentions and for world peace without the threat of terrorism. On the third Tuesday of the month, there will be a Rosary Holy Hour with Benediction. All are most welcome to join us. If there is a special intention that you would like to have remembered during the weekly Rosary, please email or come to the Tuesday Rosary to add your intention.

St. Francis Chapel of Eucharistic Adoration Flame of Faith Candles Six candles burn perpetually around the Blessed Sacrament in our St. Francis Eucharistic Adoration Chapel. The burning candles serve as a constant prayer before the Lord, present in the Blessed Sacrament. Envelopes for you to have your intention remembered with one of these candles and prayed for ONE WEEK (Sunday to Sunday) are available in the Adoration Chapel. The intentions will be published in the bulletin.

Flame of Faith intentions for the week of Jan. 5: 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 a holy and healthy New Year to all of our adorers. In thanksgiving to our Blessed Mother for her continuous intersession. For the holy souls in purgatory that are most abandoned. For God's blessing on all of our seminarians. For the protection of all life, born and unborn. For the safety and protection of all members of our military.


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

Tuesday 5pm Sunday 2am Please consider visiting with our Lord at this time. Call Barb at 630-885-1726 or

Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

1 Jn 3:22 -- 4:6; Ps 2:7bc-8, 10-12a; Mt 4:1217, 23-25 1 Jn 4:7-10; Ps 72:1-4, 7-8; Mk 6:34-44 1 Jn 4:11-18; Ps 72:1-2, 10, 12-13; Mk 6:45-52 1 Jn 4:19 -- 5:4; Ps 72:1-2, 14, 15bc, 17; Lk 4:14-22a 1 Jn 5:5-13; Ps 147:12-15, 19-20; Lk 5:12-16 1 Jn 5:14-21; Ps 149:1-6a, 9b; Jn 3:22-30 Is 42:1-4, 6-7; Ps 29:1-4, 3, 9-10; Acts 10:3438; Mt 3:13-17

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.

WOMEN’S MORNING OF RECOLLECTION All women are warmly invited to our next MOR which will be held on Tuesday, January 14th from 10:00am-noon in the Holy Family Chapel in the Ministry Center. The recollection includes Confession, meditations, a practical talk, time for private prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Babysitting will be available (call Juliana Hepburn at 630-877-0010), but reservations are required 48 hours in advance. We hope you can join us! For further information, call Mary Buch at 630-9618342.

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

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Christian Service Happenings ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY Today we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany, where the Magi find and offer our Lord gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. In the spirit of the Magi, please consider placing your gift in a green envelope found at the side and rear entrances of the church and chapel. As we enter a new year, the requests we are receiving for assistance continue at a steady pace. A possible New Year resolution may include making a monthly donation to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul using the green envelopes found at the side and rear entrances of the church or chapel. We may be contacted through the church office at 630-3551081.

American Heritage Girls Troop #0908 at SS Peter and Paul Parish, meets every second and fourth Monday of the month from 4:00-5:30PM. 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. For more information, please contact Teresa Shoup or Mary Beth Zabinski for more details.

ELIZABETH MINISTRY As Mary went in haste to visit her cousin Elizabeth who was with a child to help and comfort her, so does our Elizabeth Ministry for all those who are in need. If you have experienced infertility, loss of a pregnancy, an infant or child death, you are not alone, many of our parish families have experienced the same and the Elizabeth Ministry would like to help you through it. On the other hand, if you are expecting for the first time, or you are new parents who just had a baby or adopted a child, the Elizabeth Ministry would like to celebrate with you and offer our services to you. Through prayers, adoration hours, and sharing personal experiences, our ministers will try to bring you some peace and comfort no matter what your situation is. Contact Sarah at: 630809-5925 or at:

LUNCHEON AT ALLGAUER’S (in the Lisle Hilton)

When: Tuesday, January 21st Cost: $16.00 Time: 12:00 noon

(Bus leaves the church parking lot at 11:45) Includes:  Bus Transportation - 11:45am  Buffet Luncheon  Chef’s selection of seasonal salads  Soup of the day  Three entrees served each day  Vegetables, pasta and rice  Homemade desserts  Beverage (Coffee Iced Tea, or Soft Drink) Make checks payable to Ss Peter and Paul Church and send them to Deacon Michael Crowell at the parish office by Friday, January 17th

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING MINISTRY As we begin the New Year, we ask God's blessings on all who have supported the Transitional Housing Ministry in any way during the past year. Your kindness and generosity have helped bring housing, healing, hope and peace to four homeless families. Any one who has helped us assist these struggling families in any way can sincerely say as the Apostle Paul said: "It is not I that live, but it is Christ that lives in me." May God bless you for what you have done! We pray for your continued support during 2014. If you'd like more information about THM, please call Jack Flowers 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.

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Christian Service Happenings The Saints Peter and Paul Peace and Social Justice Committee invites you to focus on Catholic Relief Services’ MICROFINANCE operations Now that we have basics of microfinance covered (see our October 27, 2013 bulletin article), we have the proper appreciation to begin exploring the microfinance operations of Catholic Relief Services (CRS). We provided a brief introduction to CRS’ microfinance operations in the June 9, 2013 bulletin, which was a part of our larger series on CRS and their operations in general. In this series, we intend to provide more in-depth information on the benefits of CRS’ microfinance operations, but the introduction is crucial to contextualizing and understanding such in-depth information. Rather than expect you look up the June article on the parish website, we will reprint much of it now: CRS has over 20 years of involvement in microfinance, including successful work with microfinance institutions (MFIs). While this is still an important part of their microfinance work, CRS saw the need for a more holistic approach to microfinance that can be tailored to fit the needs of any population, no matter how poor or remote. That’s why CRS developed Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC). As CRS president and CEO Carolyn Y. Woo recently told, “The whole idea is no matter how poor you are, if we gather people, like 20 or 30 people together, and every week or month consistently they give whatever they can—even if it is 25 cents or 50 cents—then together they would be able to have a pool of money and they could take turns accessing it.” Pooling resources in order to make best use of them is not a new idea. However, CRS has provided the innovation to bring this model to more people, with maximum impact. Here’s a simplified version of how SILC generally works: (1) a CRS-trained field agent helps a group select and form itself, (2) the field agent provides group members with training, (3) members begin saving and contributing to the fund, (4) once funds are sufficient, members can take out loans and use the funds to grow businesses, (5) borrowing members repay their loans with interest, (6) at the end of the cycle (often 6 to 12 months), members receive their original savings contribution, plus the profits earned on that amount, (7) the saving and lending cycle starts again. After about one year or one cycle, CRS steps back and the SILC group (thanks to the initial training and oversight provided by CRS) is entirely self-sufficient and self-governed. Because the groups are self-selected, self-owned and self-governed, there are variations from group to group. Some groups meet more frequently than others. Some groups choose to have minimum and maximum deposit amounts. While the I in SILC stands for internal, groups can choose to lend outside the circle as another way to grow the fund. Furthermore, many groups have a social fund which acts as a sort of safety net in case of emergencies, providing a kind of insurance to those for whom formal insurance plans are either inaccessible or unaffordable. One interesting detail is that most groups keep funds and ledgers in a box with three padlocks on it. The treasurer keeps the box, but three other members each keep a key, so it takes four people to unlock the box. After about seven years of SILC programming, CRS is celebrating over one million members served in 35 countries, a vast majority of which are in Africa. While the program is open to both genders, about 80 to 90 percent of SILC members are women, and the program has worked well for them. The annual return on investment for SILC members has been between 25 and 40 percent (jealous?). Nothing succeeds like success, and demand for SILC has grown so large that CRS and its partners can’t afford to pay field agents to provide training and support to everyone who wants to form a group. In order to meet this demand, CRS has developed the Private Service Provider (PSP) model. CRS provides intensive training and certification to local field officers, who often come from SILC groups. Those field officers, called Private Service Providers, can then offer their services to help form new SILC groups, or provide technical support to existing groups. Since groups are willing to pay for this support, the PSPs earn money for their work. They can also take on apprentices who can then be trained and certified as PSPs as well. As Woo told, “We’re actually creating new opportunities for people. It’s passing on to others so that the work can grow beyond CRS.” So, that’s SILC in a nutshell. This model, in spite of the world’s many challenges to financial inclusion, provides, in CRS’ words, “simple, affordable and flexible financial services to the most vulnerable and disenfranchised people, thus advancing CRS’ mandate to serve the poorest of the poor.” Furthermore, the SILC model facilitates several types of financial services, not just credit. For these reasons, and for simplicity sake, we will continue to focus on SILC (and by extension, Africa, since that is where the most SILC groups have been formed), even though it is not the only microfinance model that CRS and its partners have utilized. (continued on next page)

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We encourage you to explore CRS’ other microfinance activities at Now that we have the basics of microfinance and SILC covered, we can spend more time focusing on the different ways in which SILC improves the well-being of its members and communities. We can start with SILC’s positive impact on water and sanitation. It might seem a stretch to link microfinance with improved access to clean water and improved sanitation, but that is only because most of us in the First World have seemingly “free” clean water and waste disposal. Many women in lesser-developed countries spend a significant portion of time every day traveling to get free, clean water for their families. If these women could access clean water closer to home, they would be able to use that time in more gainful ways. SILC enables such access. A woman in Kenya, Caroline Kache, used a SILC loan to construct a borehole on her farm, enabling her to irrigate her crops, wash, cook, and clean in spite of the area’s unstable water supply. Another Kenyan woman, Mama Sellina Kazungu, a widowed mother of eight children, used her loan to construct a pit latrine for her family. One need only imagine life without the pit latrine to imagine the difference it made. Her loan also enabled her to start a fish-selling business, thereby earning income to pay back the loan. CRS believes SILC can play an important role in community-managed water projects. These projects (without SILC or a program that provides similar benefits) often create infrastructure—such as storage tanks or communal water-taps—but fail to provide community members with the skills and organizational capacity to sustain the project. SILC can provide community members with the education and tools needed to ensure that water-use fees are reasonable, transactions are handled transparently, members are able to save for water-use fees, and cash is on hand for routine maintenance and repairs. Such education and tools can keep infrastructure from falling into disrepair and projects from failing. Almost every area of development has engaged positively with SILC activities, and we look forward to illustrating these engagements in upcoming bulletin articles. In the meantime, please visit, the source of all the above information. You can also find our previous articles, mentioned above, in the bulletin archives at

The New Evangelization Ongoing for Young Adults (18-39)– “Walking Toward Eternity” Join other young adults (18-39) for this 8 part study, praying the scriptures focusing on key virtues of the Christian life. Wednesday nights 7-9 pm beginning January 22nd. Cost of materials $16.00. To register contact Mike at or 630-718-2154. Applying the Faith to Your Life Walking Toward Eternity is a series of studies designed to help you make real and lasting changes in your life. Through a prayerful reading of Scripture, personal reflection, and a commitment to action, you will grow in faith and be given the means to put it into practice in your daily life. How Does It Work? Walking Toward Eternity combines devotional reading of Scripture (lectio divina), personal journaling, group discussion, video commentary, personal witness, and prayer. All of these components serve to illustrate what it means to be a Christian. You will discover how to live out your faith by turning to Scripture and the teachings of the Church, learning practical steps for living a life of holiness and virtue. Putting Your Faith Into Practice The most important part of these studies is the final step. You are asked to commit to making real changes in your life. Each session is concluded by turning to God in prayer with three simple questions: 1. “What is God placing his hand on in my life? 2. What does he want me to do about it? 3. And, when?”

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Young Adults, Ages 18-39 An Evening of Dinner, Trivia, and Discussion Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 7:00-9:00pm St. Paul Center for the New Evangelization Ss Peter and Paul, Naperville, IL Join us for a potluck dinner, a trivia competition, and a presentation: “Science and Faith: Conflict or Concord?” with Dr. Nichols Romero and Mike Brummond Please RSVP for the event, including a potluck dinner, to Mike Brummond at Dr. Nichols Romero is presently a computational staff scientist at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) of Argonne National Laboratory. He obtained a B.S. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005. He was a National Research Council post-doctoral fellow from 2005 to 2007 at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and later worked as a computational scientist in the Department of Defense’s High-Performance Computing Modernization Program from 2007 to 2008. Romero was a Post-Doc at ALCF from 2008-2010 prior to being reclassified to staff. His primary research interest is massively parallel electronic structure calculations in condensed matter physics. Mike Brummond obtained a BA in Philosophy and Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas, and holds a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary. His primary interest is on the relationship between sacramental theology and systematic theology. He currently works as Director for the New Evangelization at Ss. Peter and Paul in Naperville.

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The New Evangelization MOMS GROUP

Youth Group Turkey Run 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 for more information on group events. MOMs Group is always excited to welcome new members!

News from the Knights Knights of Columbus Council No. 1369 Happenings 615 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville, IL 60563 01-07 – Tuesday – Business Meeting – 7:30 PM 01-13 – Monday – Columbian Squires Meeting – 7:00 PM 01-18 – Saturday – Pro-Life Rosary at Planned Parenthood – 9:00 AM (John Zabinski) – PRAYERS NEEDED 01-19 – Sunday – Free Throw Contest – 7:00 to 9:00 PM @ SSPP Gymnasium (John Moran) 01-21 – Tuesday – Officers and Directors Planning Meeting – 7:00 PM (Larry Pociask) 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 Moran at 630-548-9590 or our Membership Director, Nick Thompson at 815-871-4218. The KC Hall is available for parties and meetings. Contact Al Knoeck at 630-369-2992 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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Winter Trip/Retreat When: Saturday, February 15 – Monday, February 17 (President’s Day) Depart: 8:30am from the Teen Zone (located in the St. Paul Center) Return: 8pm February 17, Teen Zone Cost: $70 per teen. Please make checks available to Saints Peter and Paul Church. What does the money include? The $70 includes a room in a cabin for two nights - 4 people per room. Each room is heated with bathroom, shower, and TV. The $70 also includes all of your meals except for Saturday’s lunch and Monday’s lunch. We will stop at Subway or McDonalds on the road. During our time: We will have Mass, silent prayer, and pray the Liturgy of the Hours. We will also have time for recreation and hiking. A list of items to bring will be emailed. IMPORTANT: There are a limited number of spots. Permission form & payment need to be returned to Mike Lewandowski either at Youth Group or in the Religious Education office by Thursday, January 9. Permission forms may be printed off the Ss. Peter and Paul website or picked up at the RE office.

A New Bible Study for a New Year: The Book of James – Pearls for Wise Living James is one of the most practical books of the Bible. Like the book of Proverbs, it is a book of wisdom, a collection of teachings on issues faced by ordinary Christians in everyday life. These teachings speak loudly to all those who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and their faith. This study offers “pearls for wise living” by applying the wisdom of James to the present. For anyone who has struggled to live a truly Christian life, James offers a wealth of practical solutions for handling and even sanctifying everyday circumstances. Sessions begin January 6/7. Sessions will be held Monday Evenings 7-9 pm or Tuesday Mornings 9-11 am. Material Cost: $25.00. Register with Denise, 630-718-2156 or

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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

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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

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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 the 1st 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, January 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, 630355-1081. (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. We baptize at SSPP each Sunday of the month at 2 PM. 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 to four. 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.

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Diocese of Joliet Principal Positions Available Principal positions are available for the coming (2014-15) school year at St. Isaac Jogues (Hinsdale) and St. Paul the Apostle (Joliet) Catholic schools. Both Catholic Elementary schools offer their students world-class educational experiences that are firmly rooted in traditional Catholic doctrine. Professional Qualifications: Successful candidates must be professed and practicing Catholics who uphold the teachings of the faith and who exemplify an unwavering commitment to Catholic education that is firmly rooted in Gospel values. In addition, candidates must possess advanced degrees in educational leadership; hold current Illinois Professional Educator Licenses with General Administrative Endorsement; and have to their credit at least five years of successful administrative experience, preferably in a Catholic school. Successful candidates will assume official duties on July 1, 2014. The deadline for the submission of complete applications is Friday, January 17, 2014. To request an application packet, please forward a resume and a letter of interest via email to: Karen R. Udell, Assistant Superintendent of Leadership and Personnel, Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Joliet, Illinois. Mrs. Udell may be contacted at the following email address:

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