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March 10, 2013 ♦ Fourth Sunday of Lent

ÂYour brother was dead and has come to life again; He was lost and has been found.”

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March 10, 2013

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Parish Staff Directory SS. PETER AND PAUL PARISH 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville, IL 60540 (PHONE) 630-355-1081 (FAX) 630-355-1179 Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9 AM-5 PM; Sat 8:30 AM-4 PM Website: www.sspeterandpaul.net Facebook: SS Peter and Paul New Evangelization PRIESTS Father Thomas Milota, Pastor .......................................... 630-718-2106 Father Mark Rosenbaum, Parochial Vicar ........................ 630-718-2105 Father Josh Miller, Parochial Vicar .................................. 630-718-2104 Father Joseph Valentine, In Residence ............................... 630-718-2120 PERMANENT DEACONS Deacon Ron Brown ............................................................ 630-718-2153 Deacon Michael Crowell .................................................... 630-718-2197 Deacon Roger Novak ......................................................... 630-718-2258 Deacon Joe Verdico............................................................ 630-718-2155 PARISH OFFICE Pastor’s Administrative Asst: Jessica Payne ....................... 630-718-2108 Office Manager: Gloria Villaseñor ..................................... 630-718-2101 Bulletin Editor: Mary Kerner............................................. 630-718-2110 Administrative Asst: Sarah Bogusz .................................... 630-718-2110 BUSINESS OFFICE Finance Manager: Tom Boler ............................................. 630-718-2100 Accountant: Shannon Findley............................................. 630-718-2102 Accounting Assistant: Rhonda Mucerino ........................... 630-718-2109 Facilities Manager: Frank Partipilo .................................... 630-718-2163 SCHOOL OFFICE……………………... (PHONE) 630-355-0113 Principal: Frank Glowaty…………………………(FAX) 630-355-9803 NEW EVANGELIZATION Director: Michael Brummond............................................. 630-718-2154 Coordinator for New Evangelization for Youth: Michael Lewandowski ............................. 630-718-2131 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE .........................630-357-2436 (FAX)630-357-2458 ATTENDANCE ..................................................... 630-355-1139 Director of Religious Education & Children’s Ministry: Deacon Ron Brown ....................... 630-718-2153 Assistant Director: Theresa Pratt ........................................ 630-718-2133 Office Manager: Peggy Partipilo ........................................ 630-718-2138 SACRED WORSHIP Director of Sacred Music: Matthew S. Sprinkle .............. .630-718-2114 Ryan Lynch, Associate Organist ........................................ 630-718-2206 Liturgical Ministries Coordinator: Deacon Michael Crowell ... 630-718-2197 Sacristy Coordinator: Pam Adamski................................... 630-355-0222 SERVICE MINISTRY Director: Deacon Joe Verdico ............................................ 630-718-2155 PARISH NURSE / PASTORAL MINISTRY Paulette Shea ...................................................................... 630-718-2127 SENIOR SERVICES Deacon Joe Verdico, Communion Call Coordinator .......... 630-718-2155 Paulette Shea, Parish Nurse ................................................ 630-718-2127 Deacon Michael Crowell, Young at Heart Director ............ 630-718-2197 NURSERY COORDINATOR Donna Widmann................................................................. 630-718-2165 PERPETUAL ADORATION VOICEMAIL ................630-355-1014 ext 2442

PARISH COUNCIL MEMBERS Thomas Gavin, President, Christian Service Commission Thomas Lupinacci, Vice-President, New Evangelization Commission Jane Bowers, Recording Secretary Brendan Heffron, Worship Commission Jerry Buch, Administration Commission Bob Wold, Christian Education Commission Noelle Gollinger, Parish Life Commission

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Mary Beth Brummond, Member at large Paul Gallo, Member at Large Kristine Gorecki, Member at Large Dolly McCarthy, Member at Large Steve Keeley, Member at Large Margie Sznajder, Member at Large

WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE Church: Saturdays; 5:00 & 6:30 PM Sundays; 6:30, 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM, 12:30, 5:30 (Tridentine) & 8:00 PM Holy Family Chapel: Sundays; 9:30 & 11:00 AM (Childcare offered during 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM Masses. Call 355-1081 for info.) WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE Mondays — Saturdays; 6:45 & 8:00 AM Mondays — Thursdays; 5:15 PM First Friday — 12:00 NOON in the Adoration Chapel HOLY DAY MASS SCHEDULE 6:45, 8:00 AM, 12:00 NOON, 5:15 & 7:00 PM (Obligation may usually be fulfilled at the 5:15 PM Mass on the Eve of the Holy Day. Schedule does not apply on 12-25, 1-1 or if Holy Day falls on a Saturday or Monday.) RECITATION OF THE ROSARY: Tuesdays at 7:30 PM MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP NOVENA: Wednesdays at 7:45 AM RESPECT LIFE ROSARY: Wednesdays following 8:00 AM Mass VESPERS & BENEDICTION: Thursdays at 6:00 PM (Adoration Chapel)

SACRAMENTS RECONCILIATION SCHEDULE Tuesdays: 10:00 AM (Holy Family Chapel) and 7:00 PM (Church) (No 10:00AM Confessions on 2nd Tuesday of the month) Thursdays: 7:15 AM & 4:30 PM (Church) Saturdays: 4:00 PM (Church) Sundays: 7:00 PM (Church) (Confessions are also heard at 10:30AM on the 2nd Saturday of the Month in the Holy Family Chapel.) WEDDINGS At least one of the engaged persons (or their parents) must be a registered parishioner for a minimum of three months before the parish will check the calendar for a wedding date. To schedule a wedding date, one of the engaged persons should phone the Parish Office at 630-355-1081 or stop by the Parish Office during regular office hours. Please review the complete wedding policy at www.sspeterandpaul.net.

BAPTISMS Generally, we baptize at SSPP each Sunday of the month, (except the 2nd Sunday), at 2 PM. We also schedule baptisms on the 2nd Sunday of each month during the 11:00 AM Chapel Mass or the 12:30 PM Church Mass. Please review the complete baptismal policy at www.sspeterandpaul.net.

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


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A Message from our Pastor Dear Parishioners, Prodigal Son The Gospel reading about the prodigal son is very familiar to us. It is the story of a forgiving father who longs for the return of his son so much that he spends countless hours looking out at the horizon hoping to see his son returning. The heart of the lesson of the story of the prodigal son is the forgiveness and mercy of our heavenly Father given to each of us in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. But the lesson is twofold – not only does the father forgive his son, but the son has the humility to seek forgiveness from the father, and so this is a lesson for us as well. The need for forgiveness in our world is reiterated every time we pick up a newspaper or log on to the internet. Although the Father extends his hands of mercy to us, it also requires us to be humble in seeking that forgiveness. Please take the time this Lent to seek out the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Do not be afraid if it has been a long time, the priests will be glad to help you in the confessional, and there are confessional guides at the main entrance of the church and chapel. Please take one and use it to prepare yourself for the sacrament of forgiveness. May almighty God bless you. Sincerely in Christ,

 

Fr. Thomas A. Milota

Did you know 1 in 6 people in the world do not have access to clean water? Did you know that the lack of clean water is the leading preventable cause of death in the world? We want to do something about this… We at SSPP are starting up a running team for the Chicago Marathon to help with the issue of clean water and to change our lives in the process! Last year 28 local churches formed Marathon and Half Marathon teams for Team World Vision and had over 1,600 people run the Chicago Marathon on behalf of clean water in Africa! Now I know what a lot of you are probably thinking. "This is great but....it’s not for me", but I would like to say that it is for you! This is not just for current runners! The coolest thing about it is that 80% of those who run for Team World Vision have been” new runners"! We have an amazing couch to finish line plan that WILL get you there…plus we will be forming group training runs right here in Naperville this year so we can overcome our fears together as a church body! If you are at all interested or challenged, even if you are not sure yet…Don’t Hesitate! Please come come to the Team World Vision table on your way out today and learn more now as Team World Vision is only here today! Again, you don’t need any previous experience in running….This for people who want to change lives in Africa while having their own life changed by getting in shape and building community here at SSPP!


March 10, 2013

Fourth Sunday of Lent Mass Intentions

Saturday, March 9 Vigil Masses for the Fourth Sunday of Lent 5:00 PM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 6:30 PM Special Intention of the Kampmeyer Family Sunday, March 10窶認ourth Sunday of Lent 6:30 AM Bridget Pekala 8:00 AM Deceased Members of the Gurnik Family 9:30 AM John Czajka 11:00 AM Margaret Murphy 12:30 PM John Farrell 5:30 PM Sally Pratscher (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM For the Papal Election

Holy Family Chapel 9:30 AM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 11:00 AM Edward Sagen Monday, March 11 6:45 AM For Pope Benedict XVI 8:00 AM Alex Popp 5:15 PM For the Papal Election 6:00 PM Intention of Bernard Cullitan (LATIN MASS) Tuesday, March 12 6:45 AM For Pope Benedict XVI 8:00 AM Mary Daly (A) (School Mass) 5:15 PM William Lantz 6:00 PM For the Papal Election (LATIN MASS) Wednesday, March 13 6:45 AM Purgatorial Society 8:00 AM Steve Vucinic 5:15 PM Gary Kratville (B) 6:00 PM For Pope Benedict XVI (LATIN MASS) Thursday, March 14 6:45 AM For the Papal Election 8:00 AM Carole Ory and Sharon Schumacher (School Mass) 12:30 PM For Pope Benedict XVI (LATIN MASS) 5:15 PM Edward Sagen, Sr. (A) Friday, March 15 6:45 AM Alex Popp 8:00 AM Alex Popp 12:30 PM Intention of Bernard Cullitan (LATIN MASS) Saturday, March 16 6:45 AM Protection of the Unborn 8:00 AM Robert Sabal (B) Vigil Masses for the Fifth Sunday of Lent 5:00 PM Vincent Rott and Family 6:30 PM Felix de Jesus Sunday, March 17窶認ifth Sunday of Lent 6:30 AM Desmond Crawford 8:00 AM Edward Sagen (A) 9:30 AM Bernice Schumacher 11:00 AM Jack and Nella Calvano 12:30 PM John Farrell 5:30 PM Doris Holmen (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Pat Adamaitis (B) 9:30 AM 11:00 AM

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LOAVES AND FISHES COLLECTION REMINDER: Next weekend, March 16/17, is our 3rd Sunday of the Month collection for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. Please place your donations on the steps in front of the communion rail in Church, or by the doors outside the Chapel in the Ministry Center next weekend. Thank you for your generosity!

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

Is 65:17-21; Ps 30:2, 4-6, 11-13b; Jn 4:43-54 Ez 47:1-9, 12; Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9; Jn 5:1-16 Is 49:8-15; Ps 145:8-9, 13cd-14, 17-18; Jn 5:17-30 Ex 32:7-14; Ps 106:19-23; Jn 5:31-47 Wis 2:1a, 12-22; Ps 34:17-21, 23; Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 Jer 11:18-20; Ps 7:2-3, 9bc-12; Jn 7:40-53 Is 43:16-21; Ps 126:1-6; Phil 3:8-14; Jn 8:1-11 Alternate readings (Year A): Ez 37:12-14; Ps 130:1-8; Rom 8:8-11; Jn 11:1 -45 [3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45]

STATIONS OF THE CROSS窶ヲ ...with Benediction will be offered each Friday during Lent at 7:00 pm in the Church. Please make a special effort to come and pray this beautiful Lenten devotion.

PARISH SACRIFICIAL GIVING We sincerely thank everyone for their contributions! For the new fiscal year, the weekly Sunday collection goal is $47,822.

Fiscal Year-to-Date Information (as of 3-4-13) Fiscal Year-to-Date Goal:

$ 1,721,603

Actual Year-to-Date Collections Including Credit Cards:

$ 1,653,522

Amount Below Goal:

$

-68,081

Weekly Sunday Goal (based on 52 Sundays):

$

47,822

Holy Family Chapel

March 3, 2013 Regular Collection:

$

43,876

Bernice Schumacher Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners

March 2013 Credit Card Collection:

$

4,200

March 3, 2013 Capital Reserve Gifts:

$

61

Year-to-Date Capital Reserve Gifts:

$

21,371

SCHOOL MASSES The next school Masses will be celebrated at 8:00am on Tuesday, March 12th and Thursday, March 14th.

Note: The parish will receive donations, usually by mail, with the request for the donation to be applied to Sunday offerings. These donations would not be included in a specific Sunday offering collection total but are included in the total year-to-date collections.


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Please Pray For... PRAY FOR THE SICK

PRAYING FOR THE SICK AND DECEASED

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

Please note that if you wish to have a family member or friend’s name included with the petition for the sick which is read at weekend Masses, you must call the parish office by 3 PM on Saturday. Your loved one’s name will automatically be added into the sick list in the bulletin the following weekend. If you add a loved one’s name to the petition when you come to Mass, please follow up with a phone call to the parish office on Monday so the name may be included with the sick list in the bulletin. In the interest of keeping our sick list current, the first weekend in April we will remove names put on prior to March 1st, unless we hear from you or a family member that you wish a name to remain on the list. Call the Office, 630-355-1081, to add, remove or keep a name on the sick list. Deceased loved ones who are buried from SS. Peter and Paul Parish are automatically named in the bulletin and in the petition read at weekend Masses. Other recently deceased loved ones may be added to the petitions by calling the parish office by 3 PM on Saturday.

Marcia Adams, Kelsey Allen, Don Anderson, Lorraine Babyar, Fr. Gabriel Baltes, O.S.B, Steven Bermes, Jo Ann Boffa, Genowefa Bogusz, Kathy Bohenek, Chris Boncza-Skrzynecki, Donna Booth, Rose Briceno, Evelyn Brown, Natalia Carlos, Colette Cerulla, Mary Beth Cesare, Mike Considine, Fortunato Cruz, Victoria Cruz, Julie D’Agostino, Scott Dawson, Norma De La Hoz, Chris Dellutri, Warren Dixon, Jr., Diane Dobbs, William Dobbs, Alice Durma, Mary Lewis Dwyer, Brance Echkles, Karen Eggen, Charles Farrell, Thomas Farrell, Charles Faso, III, Marilyn Feder, Betsy Feliciano, Julie Flick, Richard Flick, Robert Flick, Fran Ford, George Franicevic, Mary Ann Freitag, Cardinal Francis George, Mary Ginnan-Renzas, Rahda Godambe, Brian Goebel, Emmerence Greenberg, Don Haas, Evelyn Haas, Kamran Hashemi, Eileen Hawell, Sami Henderson, Constance Hennessy, Penny Holtz, Barb Hoyt, Bernie Hurd, Darrell Hutton, Jan Janczak, Mark Jenkins, Dolores Joslin, Catherine Jurkowski, John Keenan, Laura Keistler, Father George Klepec, Winifred Kolar, Noreen Koppers, Irene Korczyk, Norbert Korczyk, Thomas Koretke, Nancy Kratville, Thomas Krauss, Kathleen Krutak, Frances Kuhrt, Ben Kujawa, Alyce Kurzawa, Edmund Kurzawa, Mark Landiak, Samantha Lent, Ann Lindberg, Vi Livernash, Albert Lucchessi, Maria Macedo, Monica Macedo, Rosemary Magnar, Rose Marks, David McCarthy, Ian Patrick McDonagh, Patrick McDonagh, Margaret McDonnell, Patricia McEttrick, Jenna McKeown, Tom Mlyniec, Brian Monaghan, Roger Mumper, Quang Nguyen, Dennis Nielsen, Frank Nitti, Thomas Martin O’Grady, Matthew Ousterout, Jean Oxenreiter, Dr. Jim Paul, Carolynn Pavini, Arlene Pfaff, Fr. Frank Philips, Patty Piekarczyk, Walter Prochorow, Nidhal Razuqi, Mary Rehak, Deacon Tom Richardt, Frank Riley, Elizabeth Ritscherle, Katie Rommel, Peter Ruocco, Harrison Ruzicka, Robert Ryan, Michael Rynne, Lucia Salman, Julie Sanchez, Catherine Sawner, Charles Schenk, Betty Scholp, Virginia Schultz, Fr. John Sebahar, Mary Sistowicz, Sr. Aniceta Skube, O.P., Jan Snyder, Beverly Sotir, Fr. Christopher Steinle, John Stewart, Tom Stone, Allison Surin, George Svec, Eileen Szarek, Susan Szczech, Sheila Thornley, Jeannie Thorpe, Bernice Tokarski, Rose Tomaino, Bernard Toussaint, Akiko Toyohara, Christopher Vacek, Laine VanHoutan, Noah VanHoutan, Charles Villaseñor, Steve Wilkey, Marie Williams, Rena Yarshen, Stephanie Young-Hayes, Bill Yudchitz, Jayne Zenker, Phyllis Zenzola, Helen Zgoda and Loretta Zilis. Newly added this week: Aldo Belzarini, Kevin Bacigalupo, Agnes DeHayes, Sarah Bacigalupo Hill, Kathleen Krutak, Gloria Roberts, Connie Savaglio and David Sniegowski. May they and their families be comforted by our prayers and Our Lord’s compassion.

Please Note In the interest of keeping our sick list current, names will remain on the sick list in the bulletin for a period of one month. After a month, the name will be removed, unless a it is requested that the name be kept on the list. Call the parish office at 630-355-1081, to add, remove or keep a name on the sick list.

We wish to offer our sympathy and a promise of our prayers to family and friends on the death of Mary Breidenbaugh, Theresa Crowell, Stanley Czajka, Evelyn Fencl, Kiley Hackl, Doris Holmen, George Jurgensen, Joseph Kuchinsky, Marie Lesters Strano, Joanne Selmer and Evelyn Wilson.

Please Remember in Prayer our Men and Women Serving in the Military U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joseph Burns Daniel Caddigan Captain Frank Girdwain Sr. Airman Mike McDonnell Airman 1st Class Zachary McKenty Lt. Scott Paeth Major Tamara Prasse Sr. Airman Daniel Shea Senior Airman Amanda Shea Sgt. Nicole Finnigan Underwood U.S. Army Major Ron Beaucaire PFC Daniel Bowe 2nd Lt. Michael Caddigan Captain John J. Case Major Mary Cassidy Major Richard Collage Captain Tom Crane Major Thomas E. Goerling Sgt. Kellen Jones 1 Lt. Josh Laz Captain Stephen Laz Captain Aimee Laz Park PFC Christopher Pavini PFC Steven Powell Captain Michael Predny 2nd Lt. Andrew J. Prunty Harrison Ruzicka, SPEC. 4 Sgt. 1st Class Pamela Schmecht Captain Stephen Stoll SPC Robert Surran Sgt. Shaun Toney Sgt. Craig Vladika Captain Christopher White 1st Lt. Eileen White

U.S. Coast Guard P.D. John McNellis U.S. Marine Corps LCPL Jonathan Bonus Corporal Carlos Botero LCPL Marco A. Botero LCPL Daniel Botero Captain Kevin Bowler 1st Lt. Donald J. Carlsen CWO2 John Crites Sgt. Richard DiBiaso Sgt. Luke Focer LCPL Daniel P. Hodgman 2nd Lt. Eric Hovey Sgt. Ivan Karamysev 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 Lt. Tom Kuhrt Commander Chris Kurgan 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 630-3551081. To arrange a welcome home for your soldier or marine, contact Donna Morsovillo of Operation Welcome You Home at 630-302-2638 or donna@welcomeyouhome.org.


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Baptisms Children of God and new members of our Parish Family: Charles Alphonsus Bender Emily Grace DiBenedetto Maximilian Anthony Gollinger Joseph William Green Ethan James Gupana Finnegan Emmett Irwin Peter Michael Kain Maci Taylor Pepping Mackenzie Anne Roberge Dominic Gregory Romero Thomas Maximus Waddell

We wish these families God’s blessings as they cherish and nurture His precious gift of life!

coming April 7th

Divine Mercy Sunday

Veni Si Amas means “Come If You love!” Do you love Jesus? Do you desire to give Him everything? Do you long to know the deepest desire of your heart? You are invited to come join other young women encounter the Heart of Christ and His love for you! Who:

Single Women, 17-30 years of age

Place:

St. Francis Convent 1 Franciscan Way Alton, IL 62002

Phone:

618-463-2757

Email:

vocations@altonfranciscans.org www.altonfranciscans.org

Cost:

$15.00 (Make checks payable to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George)

Bring:

Bible, rosary, dresses, skirts/slacks, sleeping bag, clothes for recreation, and most importantly, an Open Heart! Arrive:

Friday at 6:30/7:00pm

12:30 Mass + 1:30 Confessions 3:00 Chaplet + Benediction follows

Depart:

Sunday at 9:00am

Questions:

Contact Sr. M. Consolata

Visit the Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel open 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Register:

Complete form found on website and mail to St. Francis Convent. Please return forms by April 17, 2013.

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

Sunday Midnight - 1am Sunday 2am Sunday 8am Friday 6pm Saturday 4pm Saturday 5pm Please consider visiting with our Lord at this time. Call Barb at 630-885-1726 or blandiak@gmail.com

WOMEN’S MORNING OF RECOLLECTION All women are warmly invited to our next MOR which will be held on Tuesday, March 12th from 10:00am-noon in the Holy Family Chapel in the Ministry Center. The recollection includes Confession, meditations, a practical talk, time for private prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Babysitting will be available (call Juliana Hepburn at 630-877-0010), but reservations are required 48 hours in advance. We hope you can join us! For further information, call Mary Buch at 630-961-8342.


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Holy Thursday Pilgrimage Following the Mass on Holy Thursday, Fr. Josh Miller will be taking our group on a pilgrimage to several churches in neighboring towns. We will show our devotion to the Most Holy Eucharist with prayers. The bus will leave immediately following the 7:00pm Mass and will return in time to witness and take part in the Tenebrae. A $5.00 donation is suggested for the cost of the bus. Space is limitedplease sign up before March 22, 2013. Name __________________________________

Number attending ______

Phone number __________________________ Please drop off at the Ministry Center and mark envelope “Holy Thursday Pilgrimage”.

SS. PETER AND PAUL EASTER EGG HUNT ** Palm Sunday, March 24 ** 1:40 P.M. Ministry Center Front Lawn The Easter Bunny is on his way! All parish children are invited to an Easter egg hunt following 12:30 p.m. Mass on March 24. Bring your own basket and get ready to hunt for candy-filled eggs. Age Groups: 2 and younger, 3-4, 5-6, 7-10+ ORGANIZED BY SSPP MOMS GROUP, THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AND SS. PETER AND PAUL SCHOOL ** COOKIES & DRINKS PROVIDED **

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 respect for nature may grow with the awareness that all creation is God's work entrusted to human responsibility. 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 sspprosary@gmail.com or come to the Tuesday Rosary to add your intention.

Palm Branch Collection Once again, we will be collecting blessed palm branches this year. Since these palms were blessed, they need to be burned and buried – and not merely discarded. Please bring your used palm branches to the parish for proper disposal. There will be collection baskets in the narthex (entrance) of the church. For additional information or questions, please contact Deacon Roger Novak at 630-718-2258.


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The New Evangelization Gifts of Finest Wheat Spring Sessions Mark your calendars now for the next round of Gifts of Finest Wheat. Gifts of Finest Wheat is an ongoing adult education opportunity at the parish. This spring, we will focus on the topic “Reflecting the Light of Christ: The Church in the Documents of Vatican II” by studying the document of Vatican II, Lumen Gentium. We will meet for 8 Thursday evenings in the Ministry Center Social Hall beginning Thursday, April 4th, from 7-8:30pm. No registration or fees required.

Adult Confirmation Are you an adult parishioner who has not received the sacrament of Confirmation? Would you like to complete this powerful sacrament of initiation? Beginning April 6th, sessions will be held on Saturday mornings from 9:00-10:30 leading up to Confirmation for adults on May 5th. Contact Mike at 630-718-2154 or at mbrummond@sspeterandpaul.net for further details.

Parish Mission Ss. Peter and Paul will be having a Lenten Parish Mission given by Fr. David Meconi, SJ. The mission will begin on Palm Sunday, March 24th at 7 pm in the Church, and then there will be sessions on Monday morning, March 25th, at 10 am and then 7 pm. Confession will be heard at the Sunday evening and Monday morning sessions. A reception will follow each session in the Ministry Center Social Hall. The topics for the Mission are "Christianity: Relationship or Religion?" and "Daring to Become Christ for Others.” Praised be Jesus Christ! Mike Brummond Director of the New Evangelization

Youth News I would like to thank everyone who supported our Lou Malnati’s fundraiser. The youth group greatly appreciates your involvement. Of course, all proceeds go to help and fund our annual mission trip to Kentucky. Saturday, March 16, Shrine of Christ’s Passion From 11:30am until 7:15pm, the youth group will be traveling to St. John Indiana to the Shrine of Christ’s Passion. We will travel to this amazing shrine in Northwest Indiana for a day of prayer. We will do the Stations of the Cross as well as have time for silent prayer. We will also attend Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Lunch will be included during this trip. The cost of the trip is $5.00, along with a permission form. Friday, March 22, Movie Night: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Beginning at 6:30pm and lasting until 9:30pm, the youth group will have a movie along with snacks. We will be watching the Indiana Jones movie and connecting it with our beliefs in the Catholic Church. There is no cost and a permission form is not needed. Youth Group Times Youth group is every Monday and Thursday from 7-9pm in the Teen Zone at the St. Paul Center.

Coming this April 7th…

The 10 year anniversary of prayers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

If anyone should ask: What is certain in life and death...so certain that everything else may be anchored in it? The answer is: The love of Christ. Life teaches us that this is the only true reply. Not people; not science or philosophy or art or any other product. Neither time nor fate. Only Christ’s love is certain. Only through Christ do we know that God’s love is forgiving. The heart of Jesus Christ is the beginning and end of all things. -Msgr. Romano Guardini

St. Francis Perpetual

Eucharistic Adoration Chapel Contact: Barb Landiak at blandiak@gmail.com Sarah Bogusz 630-809-5925; Helen Kolar 630-904-0126


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Welcome to the St. Francis Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel...

Come for a visit that will change your life forever!

LOOK WHAT SOME HAVE TO SAY: After Joining the church in 2010 I found myself missing the closeness of the Lord I discovered during RCIA, so I signed on as an adorer. Every week I am amazed that no matter how good or bad I am feeling about myself I always leave adoration feeling more confident and reenergized. I give to God my stress, my worries, my concerns and leave feeling His strength. One hour a week of silent adoration is not hard or stressful but is rewarding and life-altering. It allows me time to talk and listen to him. That is why I come. -Brian Heller “My prayer rises with the sun. At dawn I plead my case and wait.” Psalm 5 :2 That verse is one of my favorites, and it describes what I have been doing every Sunday morning at 6 a.m. since the year 2003. Nothing is more calming and peaceful and prayerful than spending a silent hour alone with the Lord. There has been a family crisis or two, or three, during my past ten years, and during the most stressful times I would so look forward to the one hour of the week that I could rise before dawn and plead my case before the Lord. Laying down my burdens at the foot of the cross each Sunday in the chapel lightened my load of worry for the rest of the week. The cycle of nature at 6 a.m. throughout the year is a metaphor for God’s presence in my life. During approximately half of the year I leave my house in pitch blackness, pray in the candlelit adoration chapel for an hour, and when I step back outside, light fills the sky. Has not Jesus always been described as the Light of the World? It is a constant reminder to me that during the darkest times, God will always be there waiting for me in the light. The months of spring and summer make God’s plan for renewal in our lives very apparent. But strange as this sounds, I look forward to the gloomy days in late October when the hours of daylight shorten and I am once more pulling out of my driveway in darkness and I know that it will be just like that again for the next five months. I have faith that no matter what darkness invades my life, no matter what problems or hardships ensue, there will always be light waiting for me at the end of the road. “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! For I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 And remember, whenever we strive for something bigger than ourselves, there is always hope for the world. -Elise Crowell We belonged to another parish for years but one night I had a dream and saw a chapel where I would find peace. A day or so later I saw an article in the Daily Herald about our St. Francis Adoration Chapel and knew that was the chapel. Then a friend asked if I would go the adoration chapel with her. I said yes and subbed for her a few times. Eventually we switched parishes and now I have a regular adoration spot. This chapel is a place of peace and love and has changed my life. God is good! -Anonymous.

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

Check out the entire New American Bible at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ website: www.usccb.org/bible You can also listen to the daily readings via the USCCB audio Podcast at: ccc.usccb.org/cccradio/NABPodcasts/nab_feed.xml


March 10, 2013

Fourth Sunday of Lent

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Fr. Joseph Michael Langford Fr. Joseph Michael Langford was born June 25, 1951, in Toledo, Ohio, the eldest of four children of Martha and Gerald Langford. He was ordained a priest in 1978 for the Oblates of the Virgin Mary. He finished his philosophical and theological studies summa cum laude at the Angelicum in Rome. In 1984 he and Mother Teresa co-founded her community of priests, the Missionaries of Charity Fathers. Fr. Joe’s first encounter with Mother Teresa took place in the English section of a bookstore in Rome while Mother Teresa herself was thousands of miles away. That first meeting, one that would change the course of his life, took place through a book, Malcolm Muggeridge’s Something Beautiful for God. Without going to Calcutta, or having the chance to shake her hand, he had met Mother Teresa through the printed word, a meeting that left its mark on his soul. Since the author’s own first encounter with Mother Teresa was through a book, he came to believe that meeting the power and beauty of her message could take place through the printed word, even life-changing meetings such as his own. As Fr. Joe began to know Mother Teresa better in those first years in Rome, he became convinced that her message was something that all the world needed to hear — that everyone would benefit from knowing what God had given her to say. He soon realized that Calcutta was but a metaphor for the inner poverty within us all — that the roads of Calcutta led to everyman’s door. He resolved that Mother Teresa’s message must not die with her; that he would do all in his power to help it reach the world-wide audience it deserved; to make sure that those who had felt touched by her might learn the full depth and beauty of what they had but sensed in her soul from afar. In his role as cofounder, Mother Teresa confided to him much of what was deepest in her heart in their conversations over the years. Mother Teresa encouraged him, up until the time of her death, to travel to her various centers around the world and expand the new order of priests. Fr. Joseph Langford conducted retreats and seminars around the world, sharing Mother Teresa’s message of God’s love. He authored two books with Our Sunday Visitor Publishing – Mother Teresa’s Secret Fire: The Encounter That Changed Her Life, and How It Can Transform Your Own and Mother Teresa: In the Shadow of Our Lady, in addition to a pamphlet entitled I Thirst for You. After a year-long battle with cancer, Fr. Joseph Langford died of a heart attack October 14, 2010, in the Tijuana, Mexico Motherhouse of the Missionaries of Charity Fathers. His funeral Mass was celebrated there October 20, 2010. (Source: The Missionaries of Charity Fathers)

Submitted by Kevin Neis

LENTEN REGULATIONS FOR FASTING AND ABSTINENCE Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent. Everyone 18 years of age and under 59 years of age is bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. On these two days of fast and abstinence, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted on these two days, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. To disregard completely the law of fast and abstinence is seriously sinful. Lent is the principal season of penance in the Christian year. All of the faithful are strongly urged to develop and follow a program of voluntary self-denial (in addition to following the Lenten regulations), serious prayer, and a performance of works of charity and mercy.

Prayer at Planned Parenthood The SS. Peter and Paul Pro-Life Group invites all members of the parish, friends, relatives, etc., to join them to pray in front of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Aurora. Our prayer is offered for the sake of our endangered preborn infants, and for the conversion of the staff and customers of that clinic. Here are a few ways you can join us: 1) Every Tuesday at 2PM a priest or deacon from SSPP prays the Rosary (no sign-up is necessary) 2) Every third Tuesday of the month at 10AM (next month on Feb. 19) the SSPP pro-life prayer group meets for Rosary (no sign up is necessary). Contact Debbie Scanlon for more information at 630-305-8724. 3) Volunteers are needed for one hour shifts between the hours of 8AM-5:00PM (5-6PM being the last hour) to fulfill our parish commitment to pray in front of the clinic on the third Tuesday of each month. Please sign up for one hour at the website www.fvfapp.org. Please contact our Prayer Captain Marty DeTamble with any questions at 630-369-4535. The Planned Parenthood facility is located at 3051 E. New York St., one block east of Eola Road. Ample parking is available in the lot of the Blockbuster video store.


March 10, 2013

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Knitters & Crocheters

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We will be meeting on Wednesday, March 13th, at 11am in the Ministry Center Upper Level; room 227 to make prayer shawls for our parishioners who are sick or going through difficult times. Please plan to join us, your time and talent is truly appreciated. For more information, call Paulette at 630-718-2127.

Knights of Columbus Council No. 1369 Happenings 615 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville, IL 60563 www.napervillekofc.org 03-11 – Monday – Columbian Squires Meeting – 7:00 PM 03-13 – Wednesday – Irish Mass at St. Thomas (Mike Rynne) 03-15 – Friday – SSPP Athletic Association Fish Fry – Membership & Blood Drive Sign-up (Alex R.) 03-16 – Saturday – St. Patrick’s Day Parade – 10:00 AM Coordinating Council – 1369 – (Eddie Collins) - Luncheon at KC Hall immediately following the Parade (Randy Stall) – HELP IS NEEDED 03-16 – Saturday – Pro-Life Rosary at Planned Parenthood – 9:00 AM (John Zabinski) – PRAYERS NEEDED 03-23 – Saturday – Pro-Life Banquet (John Zabinski) – HELP NEEDED 03-24 – Sunday – Easter Egg Hunt – 1:30 PM – SSPP Grounds – with M.O.M.S. Group (Nick Thompson) The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic Men’s Fraternal Service Organization founded by Father McGivney. All of the good works we do are informed by our four core principles: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The Knights also have an insurance program that has a top notch rating. For more information, please contact our Grand Knight, Edward Collins at 815-782-7388 or our Membership Director, Nick Thompson at 815-871-4218. The KC Hall is available for parties and meetings. Contact Rich Lichter at 630-355-2476 for more information.

The MOMs (Meeting Other Mothers) Group brings together Catholic mothers committed to family and community service. We meet monthly for support, friendship and affirmation of our role as Catholic mothers. Our fellowship opportunities include weekly playgroups, meals for moms, rosaries, service activities, moms’ night out and children’s activities. Check out our web link from the SSPP home page: http://www.sspeterandpaul.net/moms-group/ Please email ssppmoms@gmail.com for more information on group events. MOMs Group is always excited to welcome new members!

Legion of Mary Our Lady of Sorrows Praesidium… We welcome you to join us in praying the rosary and devotional prayers in the spirit of faith and in union with our Blessed Virgin Mother, as we fulfill the spiritual needs of our parish community. The Legion of Mary is the largest worldwide apostolic association of lay people in the Catholic Church who are devoted to our most Blessed Virgin Mother. Meetings are held every Monday evening from 7-8:30pm in the Ministry Center, Room 227, upper level. Please contact Paulette Shea at 630-718-2127 if you have any questions.

SAVE THE DATES FOR SAINTS PETER AND PAUL SUMMER PROGRAMS VBS will take place June 17 – 21. For children age 4 through entering 4th grade.

Our aluminum can collection has been a great success. It has provided us the funding we need to support our priests and seminarians. Please continue to drop off your aluminum cans next to the trailer behind the KC Hall.

Totus Tuus will take place July 7-12. For students entering grade 1 through 12. Registration for both programs will be available soon.

PREGNANT? NEED HELP? Waterleaf Women's Center National Birthright National Pregnancy Hotline National Adoption Hotline Rachel’s Vineyard Natural Family Planning The Nurturing Network Crisis Pregnancy Woman’s Choice Services Project Gabriel

630-701-6270 1-800-848-LOVE 1-800-535-9947 1-202-463-7563 1-866-99-4-GIVE 1-815-834-4065 1-800-TNN-4MOM 1-800-67-BABY-6 1-800-NO-ABORT 630-261-9221 1-877-734-2444

YOUNG AT HEART & FRIENDS MONDAY, MARCH 11TH, CONNIE’S PIZZA. (1170 E. Iroquois Avenue) We will meet at 1:00pm for a variety of soups, salads, pastas, pizzas, Connie’s famous pot roast and their tasty desserts all for $8.55 per person. The beverage is included in the price. No reservations needed! Bring lots of friends! IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR EVENTS, PLEASE CALL DEACON MICHAEL CROWELL AT 718-2197 OR PAULETTE SHEA AT 718-2127.


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Fourth Sunday of Lent Tuesday, March 19th , is SSPP's third Tuesday of the month prayer commitment at Planned Parenthood. We are hoping to completely fill our day since it falls within the 40 Days for Life campaign taking place at PP. Please sign up at 40daysforlife/ aurora.

A reminder that a Rosary for Life is prayed every Wednesday after the 8:00 AM Mass in the Church. This is definitely a warmer option if you can't make it to the clinic to pray! All are invited to join this group of dedicated prayer warriors whenever you can.

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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 March 10th:

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING MINISTRY The journey through Lent to the glory of Easter calls each of us to increased prayer, fasting and almsgiving. THM would be grateful if you could include our 4 homeless families and their mentors in your prayers. Please also know that, if you choose to give Lenten alms to our ministry in the pink THM offering envelopes or even to donate a car or flat screen TV, 100% of your donation goes directly to help these homeless families with dependent children. For further information, call Jack Flowers at 630-355-4886.

The seven Day Devotional Candles, at the altar of our Lord, in the Saint Francis Adoration Chapel, are being offered for the following intentions:

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For the repose of the soul of Edward Seiwert. For the Holy Spirit to guide the Cardinals in electing our next Pope. In thanksgiving to the Lord. For Sisters of St. Joseph throughout the country. For prayerful wisdom for the conclave of cardinals gathered in Rome. For the repose of the soul of Gertrude Eitel.

FLAME OF FAITH

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

Have you been looking for a ministry to join? Would you like to serve your church but don’t have a lot of extra time on your hands? Do you wish you could get to know a few more members of the parish? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, consider becoming an Altar Server, an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, or a Lector. We need people to fill those roles at ten Masses each weekend. You would be able to specify which Mass times you attend and would like to serve at. With enough people on the schedule, your commitment would generally only be a couple of times each month. Training will be provided. For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Deacon Michael Crowell at 718-2197 or at mcrowell@sspeterandpaul.net

In today’s Gospel, the prodigal son repents and finds mercy in the heart of his father. Know that your penance during Lent can give the poor the grace of finding the merciful heart of God the Father. Through your almsgiving, you are performing a good work, far greater than you think. We may be contacted at 630-355-1081 if you or someone you know needs assistance. A very confidential visit from a member of our Society will follow.

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: 630-8095925 or at: elizabeth_ministry@sbcglobal.net.


March 10, 2013

Fourth Sunday of Lent

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

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CIC 1983, canon 874, 1. CIC 1983, canon 874, 1 7 CIC 1983, canon 874, 1 9 CIC 1983, canon 873

CIC 1983, canon 874, 1 CIC 1983, canon 874, 1 8 CIC 1983, canon 874, 2

In order to avoid any embarrassment on your part, it is advisable that you contact the parish office prior to choosing your godparents. Your godparents will be asked to have their parish priest fill out a godparents form testifying that they fulfill the canonical requirements. SSPP offers a Baptism Preparation Class for parents on either the 1st OR 2nd Monday of each month beginning at 7:30 PM in the St. Paul Center for the New Evangelization (formerly called Pastoral Hall). Our next class is Monday, April 8. If this is your first child, you MUST attend a class before receiving a date for your baby’s baptism. (Both mom and dad are asked to attend. Godparents are also encouraged to attend.) Please sign up for the class by calling the Parish Office, 630-355-1081. (Your family should be registered with the parish in order to have your child baptized.) If you have attended a class within the last 10 years (at any parish) you need not re-attend. If you attended at Ss. Peter and Paul, simply call the office to schedule your baby’s baptism and provide the date you attended; if you attended at another parish, you will be asked to provide a letter of verification. Generally, we baptize at SSPP each Sunday of the month, (except the 2nd Sunday), at 2 PM. We also schedule baptisms on the 2nd Sunday of each month during the 11:00 AM Chapel Mass or the 12:30 PM Church Mass. (The only exception is if a special Mass or event is scheduled by the parish.) Because baptism is meant to be a celebration of the community, we DO NOT schedule private baptisms. Also, we make every effort to limit the number of children baptized at our group ceremony to six and at Mass to two. Please check with the Parish Office to make certain the date you want is available before making plans with your family. The offering to the church for a baptism is $20.00. Couples may pay when they attend the Baptismal Preparation class or they can send payment to the parish office. Required paperwork MUST be submitted to the parish office no later than ten (10) business days prior to the baptismal date, or your date will be rescheduled. This includes all necessary information regarding family records and godparents. A sponsor certificate must be provided by each godparent who belongs to a different parish. The proper sponsor certificate for SSPP will be distributed at our preparation classes and may also be downloaded from our parish website. Christian witnesses are most welcome to celebrate with the family and community, but please note they are not recorded as sponsors on the baptismal certificate or in the baptismal register. Thank you for your cooperation and may Almighty God bless you and your family.


March 10, 2013

Fourth Sunday of Lent

2013 Institute on Religious Life National Meeting April 5-7, 2013 Marytown Conference Center, Libertyville, IL All are welcome to register for the 2013 IRL National Meeting commemorating the Year of Faith. The speakers chosen and topics addressed will help participants to deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith and to face the many challenges of living our Faith in a secularized culture. Speakers include Bishop Leonard Blair, Dr. Ralph Martin, Mike Sullivan, and others.

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

ST. PETER CITRUS AVAILABLE FOR MARCH

Registration information available at www.religiouslfe.com 2/5 bushel box temple oranges $20.00 2/5 bushel box pink grapefruit $18.50 REPORTING SEXUAL ABUSE: Anyone who has reasonable cause to suspect the sexual abuse of a minor by a member of the clergy or other Church personnel is urged to report the matter immediately. To inform the Diocese of Joliet, call Mrs. Judith Speckman (Victim Assistance Coordinator) at 815-263-6467 or write the Diocese of Joliet, 425 Summit Street, Joliet 60435. Contact DCFS at 1-800-252-2873 or call the office of the local County States Attorney.

ORDER TODAY, but N.L.T. 11:00 am Monday March 11th by calling 630-896-6816 (M-Th, 9-5; F, 9-12) or 630-892-1088 anytime, or at dcatee@ameritech.net Pickup: Sunday, March 17th (10:30 AM - 2:00 PM) in the church hall 925 Sard Avenue (rear), Aurora. Visit our updated website www.stpetercitrus.org for more details.


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