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March 16, 2014 ♦ Second Sunday of Lent

36 North Ellsworth Street Naperville, Illinois 60540-4619


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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 Jerry Buch, Administration 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, Second Sunday of Lent The transfiguration may seem like an odd passage of scripture for the Church to give us as we celebrate the Second Sunday of Lent and continue our Lenten pilgrimage of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. The indication of its purpose is found in the last line of the passage: “Do not tell the vision to anyone until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.” It had something to do with our Lord's passion, death and resurrection and its connection to these apostles. From the earliest days of the Church, the early Christian writers began to comment that the purpose of the Transfiguration was the strengthening of the apostles against the scandal of the cross. We need not imagine the shock the apostles experienced upon the arrest, beating and crucifixion of our Lord. It is right there in the scripture. We are told they went and hid in a locked room with the doors and windows shut. They were shocked, discouraged, dismayed, disillusioned and afraid! But, when the Holy Spirit came to descend upon them at Pentecost, they must have remembered the event of the Transfiguration...they now went outside to preach the Gospel to the four corners of the globe in spite of their fear. Nothing would keep them from speaking to others about Christ's exhortation to take up their cross and follow Him! During this season of Lent, we are to train our thoughts and hearts and minds on Jesus Christ and the example He gave of love which was selfless and sacrificial. The joy of the Gospel comes from having loved completely and being loved completely in Christ. It is typical for human beings to constantly count the cost of their deeds, Christ invites us to love without counting the cost. Lent trains our hearts and minds to love selflessly in Christ. May Almighty God bless you and keep you. In Christ,

Fr. Thomas A. Milota

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.

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Saturday, March 15 6:45 AM Cecilia Wieclaw (B) 8:00 AM Alex Popp Vigil Masses for the Second Sunday of Lent 5:00 PM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 6:30 PM Eileen Tepler Sunday, March 16—Second Sunday of Lent 6:30 AM Ralph Sieben (A) 8:00 AM Matthew Suhar 9:30 AM Tim West 11:00 AM Ed Sagen (A) 12:30 PM Wladyslaw Balutowski 5:30 PM Genowefa Bogusz (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Eileen Tepler

Holy Family Chapel 9:30 AM

Debbie Snyder and Intention of the Snyder Family 11:00 AM Sue McKenna Monday, March 17 6:45 AM Purgatorial Society 8:00 AM Patricia Inorio (B) 5:15 PM Intentions of Roger and Maureen Novak– 40th Wedding Anniversary Tuesday, March 18 6:45 AM Joseph P. Chmura (B) 8:00 AM Jenny Boffa 5:15 PM Adam Anthony Hawrylicz Wednesday, March 19—St. Joseph 6:45 AM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 8:00 AM For Husbands and Fathers 5:15 PM Jean Payne Thursday, March 20 6:45 AM Genowefa Bogusz 8:00 AM Kenneth Schaller 5:15 PM Walter J. Clark Friday, March 21 6:45 AM Eileen, Kathleen and John Malone 8:00 AM Matthew J. Johnson (A) Saturday, March 22 6:45 AM For the Protection of the Unborn 8:00 AM Eileen Downey Vigil Masses for the Third Sunday of Lent 5:00 PM Joseph Zver (B) 6:30 PM Blandine Schilling Sunday, March 23—Third Sunday of Lent 6:30 AM Fr. Dudley Day, OSA and Dorothy and Jack Connelly 8:00 AM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 9:30 AM Frank T. Sanders 11:00 AM William Ryan (A) 12:30 PM Mickey Perry 5:30 PM Intention of Ann Bielowicz (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Renio Didomenico (A)

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Sharing of Time, Talent, and Treasure PARISH SACRIFICIAL GIVING We sincerely thank everyone for their contributions! For the 2013/ 2014 fiscal year, the weekly Sunday collection goal is $47,268. Fiscal Year-to-Date Information (as of 3-3-14) Fiscal Year-to-Date Goal:



Actual Year-to-Date Collections Including Credit Cards:

$ 1,669,820

Amount Below Goal:



Weekly Sunday Goal (based on 51 Sundays):



March 9, 2014 Regular Collection:



March 2014 Credit Card Collection:



March 2014 ACH Collections:



March 9, 2014 Capital Reserve Gifts:



Year-to-Date Capital Reserve Gifts:



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.

“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”

Holy Family Chapel 9:30 AM 11:00 AM

Louise Ries Oscar Balcita (A) and Rachael Isaac (A) (B) and Deceased Members of the Balcita and Isaac Families

All School Mass An all school Mass will be celebrated at 8am on Wednesday, March 19th.

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The New Evangelization Parish Lenten Mission – Saturday April 5th – Thursday April 10, 2014 Our annual parish mission will be held Sunday, April 6th through Thursday, April 10th in the Church. We welcome again the Fathers of Mercy. Fr. Wade Menezes and Fr. Joseph Aytona will be preaching mission sessions in both the morning (9:00-10:00) and the evening (7:00-8:00). Please note that the Thursday session will be within the context of Holy Mass. Confessions will be held along with each session, and all are invited to a social with light refreshments after each session. Sunday, April 6th  5:30-6:30 – Confessions  7:00pm –Mission Talk – “Be Faithful to Daily Duty” – Fr. Wade  Confessions offered during and after mission talk  Social to Follow Mission Talk Monday, April 7th  9:00 am Mission Talk – “The Holy Eucharist” – Fr. Joseph  Confessions offered during and after mission talk  Social to Follow Mission Talk  5:45-6:30 – Confessions  7:00 pm Mission Talk – “The Holy Eucharist” – Fr. Joseph  Confessions offered during and after mission talk  Social to Follow Mission Talk Tuesday, April 8th  9:00 am Mission Talk – “Be Other-Centered” – Fr. Wade  Confessions offered during and after mission talk  Social to Follow Mission Talk  5:45-6:30 – Confessions  7:00 pm Mission Talk - “Be Other-Centered” – Fr. Wade  Confessions offered during and after mission talk  Social to Follow Mission Talk

Wednesday, April 9th  9:00 am Mission Talk – “God’s Infinite Mercy” – Fr. Joseph  Confessions offered during and after mission talk  Social to Follow Mission Talk  5:45-6:30 – Confessions  7:00 pm Mission Talk – “God’s Infinite Mercy” – Fr. Joseph  Confessions offered during and after mission talk  Social to Follow Mission Talk Thursday, April 10th (Talks within the context of Holy Mass)  9:00 am Mass/Mission Talk – “Understanding the Reality of Vice and Virtue” – Fr. Wade  10:15 – Confessions  Social to Follow Mission Talk. 5:45-6:30 – Confessions – Fathers of Mercy  7:00 pm Mass/Mission talk – “Understanding the Reality of Vice and Virtue” – Fr. Wade  8:15 – Confessions  Social to Follow Mission Talk

Speaker Event April 25, 2014 will mark the sixty-eighth anniversary of the worst disaster in Burlington Railroad history, the Naperville train wreck that took the lives of 45 people. On Saturday, April 26th, at 10am in the Social Hall, author Chuck Spinner will give a presentation about his book, The Tragedy at the Loomis Street Crossing. Spinner spent five years researching the life stories of all 45 people whose lives were lost in the crash. He also interviewed the only two surviving eye witnesses to the collision and talked with rescue workers and several of the injured passengers. (Three SSPP priests gave last rites at the crash site.) Chuck's book prompted the forming of a committee, headed by Paul Hinterlong, that worked with the Century Walk organization toward the creation of a sculpture by Paul Kuhn that will be dedicated at 1pm on that same Saturday at the Naperville Railroad Station. A good number of friends and family of the crash victims should be in attendance for the presentation. Chuck was a long time member of our parish. He now lives with his wife Patrice in Ashville, New York. Autographed copies of Mr. Spinner's book will be available at his Friday evening presentation.

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

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Saints Peter and Paul School News Kindergarten Update: Celebrating Dr. Seuss! The Kindergartners are very busy and here is one of the highlights of the past week. Celebrating Seuss! The Kindergarten classes celebrated Dr. Seuss and his love of children's literature. We read Doctor Seuss books, graphed our favorite story and made a Cat in the Hat glyph. After reading "The Foot Book" we showed our knowledge of opposites and after reading "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" we played math games with fish crackers and then enjoyed our math project for snack!

Saints Peter and Paul School 2014-2015 Registration Saints Peter and Paul School is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year from Kindergarten – 8th Grade. For more information and/or to schedule a tour, please contact our Office at (630) 355-0113. Paying us a visit is the best way to find out what we are all about and to get a great feel for our welcoming school environment! We hope to see you soon! Did you know that Saints Peter and Paul was among the pioneers in the Naperville area to begin Full Day Kindergarten classes? The School Day begins at 7:53 and ends at 2:10 and there are Extended Day options available for all grades. Did you know that over 80% of our 8th Graders attend area Catholic High Schools including: Benet, St. Francis, Montini, Marmion, Joliet Catholic and Rosary? Among those, 78% of those are currently on the Honor Roll at their school.

Saints Peter and Paul School‌..An opportunity to get a Blue Ribbon and a Faith Based Education all in one!

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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 April we will remove names put on prior to March1st, 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, Lorraine Babyar, Aldo Balzarini, Audrey Bermes, Steven Bermes, Drew Birdsall, Kathy Bohenek, Donna Booth, Rose Briceno, Evelyn Brown, Bryce, Natalia Carlos, Alice Carr, Emma Carroll, Colette Cerulla, Mary Beth Cesare, Mike Considine, Edith Coolahan, William Coolahan, Fortunato Cruz, Victoria Cruz, Scott Dawson, Gloria De La Cruz, Natalie De Nova, William Dieter, Sr., Warren Dixon, Jr., Diane Dobbs, William Dobbs, Mary Dorn, George Dreas, Brian Dubsky, Alice Durma, Karen Eggen, Charles Farrell, Thomas Farrell, Charles Faso, Baby Maria Faustina, III, Marilyn Feder, Betsy Feliciano, Julie Flick, Richard Flick, Robert Flick, Fran Ford, George Franicevic, Mary Ann Freitag, Matt Gacek, Cardinal Francis George, Mary GinnanRenzas, Ron Gleason, Brian Goebel, Edward Goerling, Joe Gorman, Cathy Goshorn, Emmerence Greenberg, Nikki Gudall, Ted Gysan, Don Haas, Evelyn Haas, Alma Haidu, Eileen Hawell, Sami Henderson, Constance Hennessy, Jacqualyne Hill, Penny Holtz, Bernie Hurd, Jan Janczak, Mark Jenkins, Barbara Johnston, John Keenan, Laura Keistler, Baby King, Jim King, Rachel King, Father George Klepec, Winifred Kolar, Noreen Koppers, Irene Korczyk, Maddie Kowalski, Nancy Kratville, Thomas Krauss, Kathleen Krutak, Ben Kujawa, Edmund Kurzawa, Mark Landiak, Maureen Lange, Pierre Lebeau, Bob Lein, Samantha Lent, Baby Luke Lewandowski, Kristine Lewandowski, Michael Lietz, Ann Lindberg, Vi Livernash, Manuel Llanes, Dick Locher, Maria Macedo, Monica Macedo, Rosemary Magnar, Ann Malone, Joan Marchaterre, Elaine Marczewski, Rose Marks, Jeanette Prochorow McCann, David McCarthy, Ian Patrick McDonagh, Patrick McDonagh, Margaret McDonnell, Patricia McEttrick, Carrie McHugh, Patrick McMahon, Tom Mlyniec, Eileen Mondi, Roger Mumper, Barbara Myers, Cesar Naguit, Zeny Naguit, Quang Nguyen, Dennis Nielsen, Frank Nitti, Ann Nowak, Thomas Martin O’Grady, Tommy O’Grady, Marge O’Malley, Matthew Ousterout, Jean Oxenreiter, Martha Pappadopoli, Donna Paroski, Dr. Jim Paul, Carolynn Pavini, Patty Piekarczyk, Pat Pradel, Walter Prochorow, Greg Razka, Dabney Rehak, Mary Rehak, Archabbot Lambert Reilly, Elizabeth Ritscherle, Ellen Rober, Connor Roeh, Katie Rommel, Sharon Ruff, Peter Ruocco, Harrison Ruzicka, Donna Ryan, Michael Sage, Julie Sanchez, Maria San Juan, Catherine Sawner, Charles Schenk, Pauline Schmidt, Peter Schmidt, Betty Scholp, Virginia Schultz, Gerald Scott, Ysabell Simbol, Sr. Aniceta Skube, O.P., Anita Sosinski, Fr. Christopher Steinle, John Stewart, Tom Stone, Jim Streu, Allison Surin, George Svec, Eileen Szarek, Sheila Thornley, Jeannie Thorpe, Bernice Tokarski, Bernard Toussaint, Akiko Toyohara, Christopher Vacek, Ethan Joseph Van Gessel, Laine VanHoutan, Noah VanHoutan, Carmen Vazquez, Anthony Verdico, Beth Verdico, Charles Villaseñor, Judy Vissepo, James Walsh, Gary Washburn, Stephanie Watts, Marie Williams, Douglas Wilson, Janice Wilson, Audrey Witnik, Sylvia Wolfe, Rund Yaqoob, Rena Yarshen, Stephanie Young-Hayes, Bill Yudchitz, Deacon Kevin Zeeb, Jayne Zenker, Phyllis Zenzola, Helen Zgoda.

Newly added this week: Rita Atkinson, Helen Badri, Emma Carroll, Baby Franco Colasante, Baby Santino Colasante, Pat Geary, Ricardo Gratela, Rosita Gratela, Marie Kohoutek, Jerri Powell and Bernice Shanahan.

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 Agnes Arvin, Baby Haley Gargiulo, Joseph Hennessey, Barbara Lange, Donald Million, Nadia Olijnyk and Anthony Pistello.

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 Captain 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 STATIONS OF THE CROSS… ...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.

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

Lv 19:1-2, 11-18; Ps 19:8-10, 15; Mt 25:31-46 Is 55:10-11; Ps 34:4-7, 16-19; Mt 6:7-15 Jon 3:1-10; Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19; Lk 11:29-32 Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Ps 138:1-3, 7c-8; Mt 7:7-12 Ez 18:21-28; Ps 130:1-8; Mt 5:20-26 Dt 26:16-19; Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8; Mt 5:43-48 Gn 12:1-4a; Ps 33:4-5, 18-20, 22; 2 Tm 1:8b-10; Mt 17:1-9

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

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.

St. Francis Chapel of Eucharistic Adoration Flame of Faith Candles

Walk with Jesus through these days of Lent

Talk with Him about prayer, sacrifice and loving. Learn from Him what you need and must know. Use His lap to kneel at and pour out your heart. Then listen to what He says as He loves you.

St. Francis Eucharistic Adoration Chapel Open any time of day or night Located east of the church off the Benton St. alley-way, under the green awning. Questions? Helen Kolar 630-904-0126 Kathy Durow 818-7897

Permanent Adorers are needed for the following hours: 12am-1am Friday 3am Wednesday 3pm Saturday Please consider visiting with our Lord at this time. Call Barb at 630-885-1726 or

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

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

For the repose of the soul of Brian Monaghan. For a successful prostate cancer surgery for Wally. For Fr. Milota, Fr. Lovitsch, and our deacons. For the chronically ill and their caregivers. For a successful colon surgery for Bridget. For family and friends who have helped me since my husband's death.


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 The Christian Service Commission needs your ideas! The CSC needs your help in fulfilling its mission. The Commission is assigned the duty of reviewing and deciding on organizations that receive charitable donations from Ss Peter and Paul Parish. Every year we receive a portion of the Parish’s budget and a portion of Christmas and Easter donations to distribute to organizations that serve the physical and spiritual needs of those locally, nationally and internationally. Organizations that recently received donations have included*: Society of St Vincent de Paul Naperville Loaves and Fishes Needy Parish Fund – Joliet Diocese Naperville Cares

Catholic Relief Services Waterleaf Women’s Center Samaritan Interfaith Catholic Charities

We are always looking for new organizations that meet our criteria for donations and that’s how you can help. Please review our criteria below and, if you have an organization for us to consider, please send it to us by completing the short form on the CSC page of the parish website at Criteria for all candidate organizations Not in conflict with Catholic teaching Provides needed services Efficient and fiscally responsible use of donated monies Geographically diverse with a local emphasis Ranking factors Life requirements such as water, food, shelter and safety and organizations that support life and justice Clothing, material needs and spiritual needs, including Catholic evangelization and faith development (e.g. missions) Joliet Diocese parishes/organizations in need Catholic organizations get priority if equivalent on other factors Once we receive your request we will research the organization using this criteria and ranking factors and consider it for possible funding in this or future years’ budgets. Of course, not all organizations that are submitted can be guaranteed funding but we promise to prayerfully consider all of your suggestions. If you have any questions please call: Deacon Joe Verdico at 630-718-2155. *For a complete list visit the CSC page at the parish website.

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.

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING MINISTRY During these 40 days of Lent, we all work hard at converting the darkness in our lives into light. During their 2 years in THM, each of our 4 homeless families spends the equivalent of 18 successive 40-day periods in extreme scrutiny and demanding transformative work to rise from the darkness of homelessness to the light of self-sufficiency. Thank you for your spiritual and financial support of our ministry! For more information about THM, please call Jack Flowers at 630355-4886.

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Christian Service Happenings ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY In the Gospel, Jesus is transfigured and a voice from heaven says, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased: Listen to him.” Do we listen to Jesus when he asks us to take care of our brothers and sisters who are suffering? Your gift in the green envelopes will help the poor to celebrate the grace of God’s love this Easter. For a very confidential contact by a Vincentian, please call 630355-1081.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CLOTHING DRIVE April 5th & 6th @ Sts. Peter & Paul

It’s March and although it hasn’t felt much like spring, it’s still time for spring cleaning. Let St. Vincent de Paul help you with your cleaning – and benefit someone in need! The SVDP trucks will be in our parking lot the weekend of April 5th and 6th; so gather up all your donations and bring them to Mass with you that weekend. Our volunteers will be waiting for you at the truck to help you unload. Bags will be distributed after mass the weekend prior. We will accept……. 

Clothing, shoes, linens, and books in good or bad condition. Unusable clothing, shoes, linens, and even books generate income for the needy because they are sold for rags or in bulk. Yes, it is okay to bring us your smelly old gym shoes!


Small housewares (toasters, blenders, mixers, etc.)


Electronics. The SVdP Thrift Shops are now electronic recycling centers. They will accept your old stereos, computers, and other electronic equipment—working or not. ***EXCEPTION – NO TELEVISION SETS.

Your donations go to the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shops where much of your donations are given away free to needy families in the community. Some are sold at reasonable prices at the thrift shops so that needy families can shop with dignity. “Proceeds” from the thrift shops go into a general assistance fund where St. Vincent de Paul Conferences at the churches help people with rent, mortgage, or utility assistance. If you have any large items or furniture you would like to donate, you can call and schedule a pick up at your home at 630-231-4658. Thank you for helping us help others! Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Troop #0908 American Heritage Girls Troop #0908 at SS Peter and Paul Parish meets every second and fourth Monday of the month from 4:005:30PM. We are planning some exciting camping trips starting in the spring to Shabbona Lake State Park, Waterfall Glen, Cantigny, Rock Cut State Park, Hoover Forest Preserve and a high adventure trip to Door County which includes kayaking and zip-line. Look for the American Heritage Girls at the Fish Fry on 3/28. We will be helping the Knights of Columbus with serving food. Registration for fall will be on May 19 at 7:00PM in the Social Hall. Watch for our flyer in the bulletin. 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: 630-809-5925 or at:

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Saints You Should Know

Religious Education Update

St. Patrick- March 17


“Christ shield me this day: Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I arise, Christ in the heart of every person who thinks of me, Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me” (from “The Breastplate of St. Patrick”).

Reminder: There is a mandatory 1st Grade Parent meeting this Saturday in the Holy Family Chapel from 9-10:30 am. If you’re unable to attend this meeting, there is an alternative meeting which will be held Monday, March 24th from 7-8:30pm in the Holy Family Chapel. Weird Animals Vacation Bible School and Totus Tuus participant and volunteer registrations are now available online! Go to “Summer programs” from the Religious Education page of the parish website for more information, to register your child, or to volunteer.

News from the Knights St. Joseph– March 19 “He was chosen by the eternal Father as the trustworthy guardian and protector of his greatest treasures, namely, his divine Son and Mary, Joseph’s wife. He carried out this vocation with complete fidelity until at last God called him, saying: ‘Good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord’” (St. Bernardine of Siena). Copyright © St. Anthony Messenger Press, 28 W. Liberty St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Taken from Saint of the Day on and used with permission. All rights reserved.

Are you interested in applying for an instructional position in a Catholic elementary school in the Diocese of Joliet? The Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Joliet has successfully converted to an AppliTrack online application system. As a result, all instructional and administrative openings and their locations are now available for review by potential applicants. Individuals who are interested in pursuing these positions are encouraged to apply online at: We anticipate that 80-100 teaching positions and 12-14 administrative positions will be available for the 2014-15 school year. For detailed information about the application process, see the Catholic Schools Office employment webpage at http:// Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career in the Catholic elementary schools of the Diocese of Joliet, where “We TEACH More.”

Knights of Columbus Council No. 1369 615 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville, IL 60563

03-21 – Friday – Fish Fry – WORKERS NEEDED (Tom Rogers) 03-28 – Friday – Fish Fry – WORKERS NEEDED (Tom Rogers) 04-01 – Tuesday – Business Meeting – 7:30 PM 04-04 – Friday – Fish Fry – WORKERS NEEDED (Tom Rogers) 04-07 – Monday – Columbian Squires Meeting – 7:00 PM 04-11 – Friday – Fish Fry – WORKERS NEEDED (Tom Rogers) 04-12 – Saturday – SSPP Blood Drive – 7:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Alex R.) 04-13 – 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, 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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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 630-369-0200.

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

630-701-6270 1-800-848-LOVE 1-800-535-9947 1-202-463-7563 1-866-99-4-GIVE 1-815-221-6251 1-800-TNN-4MOM 1-800-67-BABY-6 1-800-NO-ABORT 630-261-9221 1-877-734-2444

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Free Tax Return Assistance Available for Families and Individuals The Tax Assistance Program (TAP) is designed to assist eligible households with 2013 incomes less than $52,000 to receive the tax benefits to which they are entitled, free of cost. Those who are interested in receiving help with preparation of their 2013 Federal and State of Illinois tax returns should bring proof of identification (picture ID) and social security cards for you, your spouse and dependents. You will also need birth dates for all family members listed on the tax return. Please bring tax information such as: W-2 forms, 1099 forms, property tax bills with property index number, copies of tax returns for tax year 2012 (if available), bank routing and account number for direct deposit of refunds, and any other relevant income and expense information. If you are filing a joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms. TAP services will be offered at the Naperville Public Library located at 200 W. Jefferson St. on the following Saturdays: March 22 and 29. Site hours will be from 9:00 AM to Noon. Reservations are not required. However, clients will be assisted in the order of their arrival. Clients arriving before the library opens at 9:00 should form a line and wait outside the entrance closest to the main library parking lot. Questions? Please call Mike Domagola at (630)-717-0439 for more information.