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March 2, 2014 ♦ Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

36 North Ellsworth Street Naperville, Illinois 60540-4619


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Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 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,

Lent Begins This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. The Liturgical Season of Lent is a penitential season in which we prepare our hearts, souls and minds for the celebration of the most solemn celebrations of the Liturgical Year. We do this through prayer, penance and almsgiving. Our Lenten resolutions should include practices in each of these three categories: Prayer: Perhaps we commit to a regular visit to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel each week or daily Mass or spiritual reading. One of the most important spiritual practices which many miss is spiritual reading. This reading is not intended to impart theological information specifically but foster our relationship with Christ who truly communicates with us and loves us intimately. Hence, the value of this reading is not measured by the amount one reads as much as the amount of time one spends allowing the text to "soak" into one's soul. There are many possibilities for Spiritual Reading: scripture, the writings of saints or spiritual authors. Here are a couple of classical suggestions for spiritual reading: St. Francis DeSales, "Introduction to the Devout Life;" St. Therese of Lisieux, "Story of a Soul;" Fulton Sheen, "The Cross and the Beatitudes;" and, of course, any of the Gospels are great! Penance: Penance is the giving up of or moderation of some good thing for the love and glory of God. During Lent there is obligatory Penance which consists in fasting (giving up food) (Ash Wednesday and Good Friday) and abstaining (giving up meat) (all Fridays) during the appointed days. There are also optional ways to offer Penance, e.g., fasting or abstaining on other days or at other times, giving up something we like, e.g., alcohol, sweets or, dare I say it, coffee. Almsgiving: This is giving to the poor or, even more importantly, taking time to help the poor. A great practice during Lent would be to take your family to the soup kitchen with Deacon Neis and the Missionaries of Charity, volunteer at PADS, volunteer at Feed My Starving Children, Loaves and Fishes or other worthy causes.

Liturgy and Music Two weeks ago, many of you heard my homily at the 5 pm, 930 and 11 Mass in the Church regarding the New Law, the Liturgy and God giving Himself to us. One thing I noted was the Church's shift in the liturgy and with regard to liturgical music. Bishops across the country are implementing the New Roman Missal and moving away from the practices of the last several decades to a more transcendent approach in accord with the earlier traditions of the Church. Since I realize that SS. Peter and Paul is advancing a little more quickly than some parishes, I am including some information that might help you to see that we are not, by any means, alone in this approach. First, you are certainly aware that Cardinal George founded the Liturgical Institute some years ago and appointed our own, Fr. Douglas Martis, as its director for the purpose of promoting the authentic liturgy of the Church. I am also including one of the pastoral letters of Bishop Olmsted in Phoenix, Arizona. It is a wonderful explanation of why we sing what we do and why the Mass parts are chanted these days. I also include the link to Archbishop Sample's pastoral letter on the same topic. Although he wrote this letter while he was the Bishop of Marquette, Michigan a little more than a year ago, he is now the Archbishop of Portland, Oregon: I know that Bishop Conlon is in the process of publishing his own pastoral letter on the topic of the liturgy which encourages chanting the parts of the Mass and following the proper liturgical norms along similar lines, I thought these documents might also be helpful to you. I hope this helps. In Christ,

Fr. Thomas A. Milota

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Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mass Intentions

Saturday, March 1 6:45 AM Jerry Dusek 8:00 AM For Reparation Vigil Masses for the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 5:00 PM Thomas Halpin 6:30 PM Robert Bean Sunday, March 2—Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 6:30 AM John and Elizabeth Lichter 8:00 AM William Abraham 9:30 AM Zeljko Miscevic 11:00 AM Debbie Snyder 12:30 PM Frank (B), Amalia, Oscar, Karl, Emma, and Jacob Pribil and Karolina Hodel 5:30 PM Intention of the Paul Dowd Family (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Juan Escareno (A)

Holy Family Chapel

9:30 AM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 11:00 AM Intention of Celebrant Monday, March 3 6:45 AM Mary Jane Ludwig 8:00 AM Poskonka Family 5:15 PM Joseph Inorio (A) Tuesday, March 4 6:45 AM Philip S. Reynertson 8:00 AM Harry Buch 5:15 PM Elizabeth, George and Richard Polick Wednesday, March 5—Ash Wednesday 6:45 AM Don Magee (A) 8:00 AM Theresa Crowell (A) 10:00 AM John Rund (All School) 12:00 PM Joseph Vercillo 5:15 PM Morris Ougel 7:00 PM Jean Payne Thursday, March 6 6:45 AM Purgatorial Society 8:00 AM Robert Evans 5:15 PM Robert Lisk Friday, March 7 6:45 AM Special Intention 8:00 AM Brian Monaghan Saturday, March 8 6:45 AM Roy and Mayme Holubar 8:00 AM Donald Berry, Sr. Vigil Masses for the First Sunday of Lent 5:00 PM Flossie and Clarence Jungels 6:30 PM Frank Landorf Sunday, March 9—First Sunday of Lent 6:30 AM Arthur Himmilwright 8:00 AM Genevieve A. Jedd (B) 9:30 AM Helen Madziarczyk 11:00 AM Gloria Roberts (A) 12:30 PM Harry F. Buch 5:30 PM Philip S. Reynertson (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Gloria Roberts (A)

Holy Family Chapel 9:30 AM 11:00 AM

Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners Intention of Celebrant

All School Mass An all school Mass will be celebrated at 10am on Wednesday, March 5.

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ASH WEDNESDAY… this Wednesday, March 5th. Masses with distribution of ashes will be celebrated at 6:45am, 8:00am, 10:00am (All School), 12:00 noon, 5:15pm and 7:00pm.

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.

Baptisms Children of God and new members of our Parish Family: Gianmarco Livio Bertolozzi Julio Martin Coronel Sophia Liliana Coronel Alyssa Judith Enke Matthew Feden Joseph Daniel Gallelli Nicholas Anthony Gallelli Jack Joseph Giergiel Stella Maeve Gleason Holden Ryan Landek Samuel Peter Rizio

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

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

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 2-17-14) Fiscal Year-to-Date Goal:



Actual Year-to-Date Collections Including Credit Cards:

$ 1,581,559

Amount Below Goal:



Weekly Sunday Goal (based on 51 Sundays):



February 23, 2014 Regular Collection:



February 2014 Credit Card Collection:



February 2014 ACH Collections:



February 23, 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.

The Ministry of Liturgy for Children has been celebrated at both masses in the Holy Family Chapel for the last several years. Recently, many of the leaders of this ministry have retired and those vacancies have left us with only six leaders to carry on. We have made several appeals for new volunteers over the last year to join us as leaders, but we were unsuccessful in acquiring new volunteers and this situation requires us to make a change in the schedule. Beginning on Sunday March 9, 2014, Children’s Liturgy of the Word will be celebrated only at the 9:30 am Mass in the Holy Family Chapel. While it is disappointing to have to take this action, the lack of volunteers dictates that the modification must be made. Families with children who want to continue to attend should plan to attend the 9:30 am Mass.

A Saint You Should Know St. John Cantius St. John Cantius was born at Kenty, near Oswiecim, Diocese of Krakow, Poland, 1412 (or 1403); died at Krakow, 1473, and was buried there under the church of St. Anne; his feast is on October 20th. He was the son of Stanislaus and Anne who were pious country people; he received his primary education at his native town, and then being sent by his parents to the Academy of Krakow, he soon impressed his professors and colleagues with his pleasant and amiable disposition; always happy, but serious, humble, and godly, he won the hearts of all who came in contact with him. Having made excellent progress in the study of philosophical and theological sciences, he was graduated first as bachelor, then as master and doctor, was ordained priest and then appointed professor of theology at the Academy of Krakow, from where he was sent, after a short time, by his superiors to Olkusz, in the Diocese of Krakow, to be parish priest. Being afraid of the great responsibility of parish work, he very soon left the parish, and was again appointed professor of Sacred Scripture at the Academy of Krakow, a position which he held without interruption until his death. He distributed all the money and clothes he had to the poor, retaining only what was absolutely necessary to support himself. He slept but little, and on the floor, ate very sparingly, and was a total abstainer from meat after he became a doctor. He made one pilgrimage to Jerusalem with the desire of becoming a martyr among the Turks, and four pilgrimages to Rome on foot. During his life he performed various miracles, which were multiplied after his death at his tomb. He was canonized by Clement XIII in 1767. The Roman Breviary distinguishes him with three hymns; he is the only confessor not a bishop who is thus honored. Source: The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. Published 1910. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Nihil Obstat, October 1, 1910. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York

Submitted by Deacon Kevin Neis

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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, Natalia Carlos, Alice Carr, Colette Cerulla, Mary Beth Cesare, Mike Considine, Fortunato Cruz, Victoria Cruz, Scott Dawson, Gloria De La Cruz, William Dieter, Sr., Warren Dixon, Jr., Diane Dobbs, William Dobbs, Mary Dorn, George Dreas, Alice Durma, 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, 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, Kamran Hashemi, Eileen Hawell, Sami Henderson, Constance Hennessy, Jacqualyne Hill, Edward Hodges, 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, Joan Marchaterre, Elaine Marczewski, Rose Marks, Jeanette Prochorow McCann, David McCarthy, Ian Patrick McDonagh, Patrick McDonagh, Margaret McDonnell, Patricia McEttrick, Carrie McHugh, Tom Mlyniec, Roger Mumper, 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, Eva Piotvowska, Eva Plichta, Pat Pradel, Walter Prochorow, Greg Razka, Mary Rehak, Elizabeth Ritscherle, 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., Fr. Christopher Steinle, John Stewart, Tom Stone, Dr. Robert Strenk, 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: Baby Maria Faustina, Ann Malone, Patrick McMahon, Ellen Rober and Anita Sosinski. 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 Mary Holada and John Jeselnick.

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.

Why not take a journey? Make this a time of special growth and increased intimacy with Jesus. Come and just sit with Him. Give Him time each week or even every day.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday:

Permanent Adorers are needed for the following hours: 12am-1am Friday 3am Wednesday 3pm Saturday

Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

1 Pt 1:3-9; Ps 111:1-2, 5-6, 9, 10c; Mk 10:17-27 1 Pt 1:10-16; Ps 98:1-4; Mk 10:28-31 Jl 2:12-18; Ps 51:3-6ab, 12-14, 17; 2 Cor 5:20 -- 6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 Dt 30:15-20; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 9:22-25 Is 58:1-9a; Ps 51:3-6ab, 18-19; Mt 9:14-15 Is 58:9b-14; Ps 86:1-6; Lk 5:27-32 Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7; Ps 51:3-6, 12-13, 17; Rom 5:12-19 [12, 17-19]; Mt 4:1-11

Please consider visiting with our Lord at this time. Call Barb at 630-885-1726 or

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 2: 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 good health. For the repose of the soul of Mary Jane Ludwig. For improved health for Lalitha Devadas. For the souls in Purgatory especially those who are most abandoned. For the protection of the unborn. For Gabrail that the Lord make smooth his endeavor.


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

WOMEN’S MORNING OF RECOLLECTION All women are warmly invited to our next MOR which will be held on Tuesday, March 11th 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.

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 http:// 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- 630 718 2155 *For a complete list visit the CSC page at the parish website.

YOUNG AT HEART & FRIENDS FRIDAY, MARCH 7TH, ST. FRANCIS ADORATION CHAPEL. The 1st Friday Mass will be held at noon in our St. Francis Adoration Chapel. Following the Mass, we will gather upstairs at the St. Paul Center for the New Evangelization for a complimentary light lunch, movie and conversation. Everyone is welcome!! MONDAY, MARCH 10TH, 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.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY Jesus tells us that our heavenly Father knows all that we need, and so we need to let tomorrow take care of itself as today has troubles enough of its own. As a reminder, our April clothing drive is scheduled after all Masses the weekend of April 5 and 6. The weekend before bags will be passed out for your clothing. We will also accept small appliances, flat screen televisions, and bicycles. Thank you for your support by using the green envelopes found at the side and rear entrances of the Church and Chapel. We may be contacted at 630-355-1081.

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Christian Service Happenings Mother’s Day Project Again this year, we are joining with “Companions Inc.” to provide packets of stationery and note cards for women in prison. This allows them to write to their children and other loved ones and thus strengthen the family bond. There will be a collection box by the church entrance and in the Ministry Center for the following supplies:

 Pens, single cell with a cap (no click pens or pens that have    

any metal on them) Stationery (these do not need to be complete sets) Cards (blank, “thank you”, “thinking of you”) Gallon size Ziploc bags Postage stamps

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

We ask that you avoid cards or stationery…

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women whom we serve are of a diverse cultural background. which are yellowed or have yellowed envelopes. These packets are a gift. We want them to say “you are worthy of nice things.” which require extra postage or are square. which have notes about masses or novenas. which have anything pasted or glued on them.

Homemade or stamped cards are appreciated. Those cards say that you care enough to take some time making them. (Use no stickers, glue, tape or paste on the cards or envelopes) This collection will end on March 9, 2013! On Friday, March 21st from 9am-12pm, we will gather at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1313 N. Mill St., Naperville., to prepare the kits. Please join us if you can! (Please avoid parking in the blue-numbered spaces.) Questions? Please call Rose at 630355-5023.

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 working on three badges as a troop, we visited the Morton Arboretum, Willowbrook Wildlife Preserve and Red Oak Center, we did several service projects including the ProLife crosses and we just completed our Daughter of the King Retreat. Over the next few months we are planning many outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and camping. 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 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.

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

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The New Evangelization Save the Date: Parish Lenten Mission Our annual parish mission will be held Sunday, April 6th through Thursday, April 10th. 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). The Mission talks are entitled:  Sunday: “Be Faithful to Daily Duty”  Monday: “The Holy Eucharist”  Tuesday: “Be Other-Centered”  Wednesday: “God’s Infinite Mercy”  Thursday: “Understanding the Reality of Vice and Virtue” Watch the bulletin and web site for more details. 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 March 18th, sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm leading up to Confirmation for adults on May 4th. Contact Mike at 630-718-2154 or at for further details. Praised be Jesus Christ! Mike Brummond Director of the New Evangelization

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

03-04 – Tuesday – Business Meeting – 7:30 PM 03-05 – Wednesday – Ash Wednesday 03-07 – Friday – Fish Fry – WORKERS NEEDED (Tom Rogers) 03-10 – Monday – Columbian Squires Meeting – 7:00 PM 03-14 – Friday – Fish Fry – WORKERS NEEDED (Tom Rogers) 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 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.

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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Youth Group Person of the Month Our winner for the month of February is Tessa Pociask. Tessa is a junior at Naperville North High School. She is also an active member of the Saints Peter and Paul youth group. Tessa has been a part of the youth group for almost three years. Tessa is a “jack” of many trades in the youth group. She is a wonderful baker who always brings in delicious treats for the group. Tessa is also very handy with tools. In our last two Kentucky mission trips, Tessa has helped to build porches, ramps, and a small bridge. She has never complained, but always brought a great attitude and work ethic to the job site. In fact, many of the hours that she worked were spent in the blazing sun. Tessa is a great example of a young Catholic woman. She is very passionate about her Catholic faith, especially in sharing the Gospel. In youth group, Tessa participates in our various discussions. Tessa connects what we are talking about with experiences and situations that arise in school. She also is brilliantly able to see the connection between faith and reason. For Tessa, faith is not a “nice idea,” but a reality that affects every aspect of her life. This was especially witnessed to this past January when Tessa marched in Washington D.C on behalf of all the victims of abortion in the annual March for Life. Even though it was bitterly cold, she was determined to take a stand for the truth. She marched with determination, but also with a positive attitude as she pushed on through the extremely cold weather. Tessa is a dedicated, young Catholic who loves Christ and the Church. I am so happy that she is a part of the youth group. I know that she will be a powerful witness for truth in her life.

Religious Education Update Course on Christian Prayer & Opportunity for Catechist Formation The Foundations of the Faith’s series course on Christian Prayer will be held here at Ss. Peter and Paul Parish. Session 1 will be held on March 4th and is titled “Prayer in the Christian Life.” Session 2 will be held on March 11th and is titled “The Lord’s Prayer – ‘Our Father’.” Each session is designed to stand alone, and all are welcome to attend. Materials are provided, and there is no cost to attend. Both sessions will be held in rooms U217 & U218 of the Ministry Center from 7-9pm, and are open to the first 20 participants. This is a great opportunity for catechist formation! If you would like to attend, please rsvp to the RE office. Foundations of the Faith is sponsored by the Newman Institute for Lay Formation of the Diocese of Joliet and the Ss. Peter and Paul RE office.

Confirmation II Students & Sponsors Attendance at the Confirmation rehearsal on March 6th is MANDATORY for both sponsors and students. For those being confirmed at the 9:30am Mass, the rehearsal will begin at 6:15pm in the Church. For those being confirmed at the 1:30pm Mass, rehearsal will begin at 7:30pm in the Church. It is imperative that you attend the appropriate rehearsal. Confessions will be available from 5:15-6pm for those attending the 6:15 rehearsal, and from 6:30pm – 7:15 for those attending the 7:30pm rehearsal. Being in line for Confession does not count as being present at the rehearsal. Please come early.

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November March 2, 2014 10, 2013

Thirty-Second Eighth Sunday Sunday in Ordinary in Ordinary TimeTime

Cardinal Mindszenty Conference March 15, 2014 7:30am to 3:15pm Speakers include William A. Borst, Ann Carey, and Tom Brejcha. Topics include Liberation Theology, Sisters in Crisis Revisited, and Conscience at the Crossroads. Mass will be celebrated at 8:00am. To register, visit

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

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Free Tax Return Assistance Available for Families and Individuals The Tax Assistance Program (TAP) is designed to assist eligible households 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 1, 8, 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.