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November 3, 2013 ♦ Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

“The Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost."

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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/ Worship Commission Jerry Buch, Secretary/ 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 (Church) 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, Congratulations to our champions Congratulations to our Saints Peter and Paul Football team who won the championship last weekend, both the JV and Varsity. Kudos! Heh. Can you guys help the Bears? WARNING: MARATHON NEXT SUNDAY We certainly wish all our runners a safe and fruitful marathon next Sunday and are happy for our fair city that such a huge event will take place in our home. There are, however, going to be some challenges regarding Mass attendance next Sunday. We have been informed that many streets around the parish will be closed off to access, because of the marathon next Sunday. You should still be able to get to the parish, but only by a circuitous route. Please check the Naperville City webpage for complete times and maps. For our part, there will likely be an issue with a lot of people from out of town wanting to park in our lot for the marathon on Monday morning. We will have signs stating that parking is restricted to parishioners and our maintenance team will be out trying to direct traffic. Please simply let them know that you are here for Mass and they will let you into the parking lot. Please respect them, they are just trying to help you. We will also add a second 5 pm Mass in the Holy Family Chapel next Saturday in the event you would like to avoid the traffic next Sunday morning and attend Mass on Saturday evening. We will still have our regularly scheduled 6:30 pm Mass on Saturday night as well and our full schedule next Sunday. We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause you in getting to Mass. We will do our best to help you, but this is out of our control. Month of November We remember all those who have died over the last year in a special way. We celebrated All Souls Day on November 2nd and invited parishioners to sign our prayer book back by the Pieta'. Please know that our priests will be remembering all of you in our prayers this month and I invite our parish as a community to pray for the repose of the souls of those who have died. Hospital stay? If you or a loved one are admitted to Edward Hospital or another hospital, please let us know. We are at the hospital regularly and are very happy to visit. Our ability to find out who of our parishioners are in the hospital has been seriously curbed, because the hospital installed a new computer system earlier this year. Although we have been trying to work with the hospital administration to solve this problem, the names of our parishioners rarely appear on the list identified as such. Even if you notify the intake person or nurse that you are from SSPP and want to see a priest, we will not be informed and when we go to the hospital to check the list a very small percentage of names are listed. PLEASE if you are admitted to the hospital, phone or have a friend or relative phone the parish office to let us know you are there. If you are aware that a parishioner is in the hospital, please let us know. There is no other reliable way for us to know. May Almighty God bless you and keep you. In Christ,

Fr. Thomas A. Milota

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Mass Intentions Saturday, November 2—All Souls Day 6:45 AM Deceased Bishops, Priests, and Religious of the Diocese of Joliet 8:00 AM Souls in Purgatory Vigil Masses for the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time 5:00 PM Bettyjean Struchil 6:30 PM Deceased Members of Ss Peter and Paul Parish Sunday, November 3—Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time 6:30 AM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 8:00 AM Esther and John Case and Deceased Members of the Case, Penfold, Lally and Koller Families 9:30 AM Alex Popp 11:00 AM John Kalabich 12:30 PM Bernard Sesselman 5:30 PM Stefanie and Edward Ciesler (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Joan Reisel

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Confessions– Please note: Confessions on Tuesday, November 5th will begin at 8:00pm, following the children’s first confessions.

The guiding mission of the Archdiocese of the Military Services is to provide the sacraments- and the re-affirming Word of Christ- to the men and women serving in our armed forces, patients in VA Medical Centers, civilians working for the federal government beyond U.S. borders, and the families of these populations. To provide this services they need your help - the AMS receives no federal funding. Visit for more information.

Holy Family Chapel

9:30 AM Intention of Celebrant 11:00 AM Intention of Celebrant Monday, November 4—St. Charles Borromeo 6:45 AM Seminarians of the Diocese of Joliet 8:00 AM Brian Monaghan 5:15 PM Gary Kirk Tuesday, November 5 6:45 AM John Rund (A) 8:00 AM John Williams 5:15 PM Special Intention of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Wednesday, November 6 6:45 AM Philip S. Reynertson 8:00 AM Leonard Edward Smoot 5:15 PM Intention of Celebrant Thursday, November 7 6:45 AM Purgatorial Society 8:00 AM Intention of Celebrant 5:15 PM Intention of Celebrant Friday, November 8 6:45 AM Patrick Renella 8:00 AM Joan Reisel Saturday, November 9—The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica 6:45 AM Special Intention of Toni and John Casey 8:00 AM Adelaide Thulin Vigil Masses for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 5:00 PM Robert B. Piper (A) 6:30 PM John Zbylicki

Holy Family Chapel 5:00 PM Intention of Celebrant Sunday, November 10—Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 6:30 AM Therese Stampanato 8:00 AM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 9:30 AM Gene Patton 11:00 AM Catherine Hinterlong 12:30 PM Frank, Amalia, Oscar, Karl, Emma and Jacob Pribil and Karolina Hodel 5:30 PM Arnold F. Pins (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Intention of Celebrant

Holy Family Chapel

9:30 AM 11:00 AM

Intention of Celebrant Caleigh Heming

All School Mass An all school Mass will be celebrated at 8am on Tuesday, Nov. 5th.

The Sacred Music Department is looking for volunteers for the Ss. Peter and Paul Concert Series. One of the perks of volunteering for our concert series would include being in attendance at these concerts for FREE! We are looking for volunteers to handle tickets, programs, parking, receptions, and ushering. Please contact Lindsey Dondanville in the Sacred Music Office at 630-718-2206 or via email at S VOLUNTEER NEEDED!

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 10-28-13) Fiscal Year-to-Date Goal:



Actual Year-to-Date Collections Including Credit Cards:



Amount Below Goal:



Weekly Sunday Goal (based on 51 Sundays):



October 27, 2013 Regular Collection:



October 2013 Credit Card Collection:



October 2013 ACH Collections:



October 27, 2013 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.

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Father Thomas Milota, Ray Jones and Saints Peter and Paul Parish cordially invite you to

The Seventeenth Annual

“Light the Way” A Celebration of parish family and friends, featuring complimentary cocktails and food serving stations, holiday music and an auction of Christmas treasures. Thursday, December 5, 2013 Cress Creek Country Club 1215 Royal St. George, Naperville, IL 7:00-9:30 p.m. Following the lead of Pope Francis to help those in need, we invite you and the many friends of Saints Peter and Paul Parish, to support this year’s “Light the Way.” Proceeds will be donated to support St. Vincent de Paul, Naperville Responds for Our Veterans, and Waterleaf Women’s Center.

Admission donation: $100.00 per person. You may respond with the form below or you may call the Parish Office at 630-355-1081. Please R.S.V.P. by November 27, 2013

SPONSORS AND AUCTION ITEMS WELCOMED! Saints Peter and Paul “Light the Way” R.S.V.P. Food serving stations and Open Bar ($100 per person donation) _____ # Attending

$ _______ Total

Please reserve a table of 10 for $1,000. $ _______ Total I am pleased to respond that the following will be in attendance: Name(s):

______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

Telephone: _________________________ Please provide an email address if you would like a preview of the auction items: __________________________________ (Dinner seating will be reserved for each guest. If you would like to be seated at a particular table, please indicate your preference on this reservation card.)

I would like to be a “Light the Way” Sponsor for $1,000. Regretfully, I (we) will not be able attend. Please accept the enclosed contribution to help the cause of “Light the Way.” Please make your check payable to Saints Peter and Paul Church. Indicate on your check and/or envelope for “Light the Way”.

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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 December we will remove names put on prior to November 1st, unless we hear from you or a family member that you wish a name to remain on the list. Call the Office, 630-355-1081, to add, remove or keep a name on the sick list. Any names received after 2 PM on Friday will be included in the following weekend’s prayers. Deceased loved ones who are buried from SS. Peter and Paul Parish are automatically named in the bulletin and in the petition read at weekend Masses. Other recently deceased loved ones may be added to the petitions by calling the parish office by 2 PM on Friday.

Carlo Acanfora, Marcia Adams, Kelsey Allen, Don Anderson, William Andrewski, Lorraine Babyar, Aldo Balzarini, Steven Bermes, Kathy Bohenek, Chris Boncza-Skrzynecki, Donna Booth, Rose Briceno, Evelyn Brown, Natalia Carlos, Joan Case, Colette Cerulla, Mary Beth Cesare, Mike Considine, Fortunato Cruz, Victoria Cruz, Scott Dawson, Gloria De La Cruz, Virginia Cyr, Karen Davis, Warren Dixon, Jr., Diane Dobbs, William Dobbs, Jackie Dolle-Molle, Jim Dooley, 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, Cardinal Francis George, Mary Ginnan-Renzas, Brian Goebel, Edward Goerling, Joe Gorman, Emmerence Greenberg, Richard Grimes, Nikki Gudall, Ted Gysan, Don Haas, Evelyn Haas, Kamran Hashemi, Eileen Hawell, Sami Henderson, Constance Hennessy, Jacqualyne Hill, Penny Holtz, Andrea Houston, Bernie Hurd, Jan Janczak, Mark Jenkins, John Keenan, Laura Keistler, Matt Kelty, Father George Klepec, Winifred Kolar, Noreen Koppers, Irene Korczyk, Norbert Korczyk, Maddie Kowalski, Nancy Kratville, Suzanne Krauss, Thomas Krauss, Kathleen Krutak, Theresa Kucharczyk, ,Ben Kujawa, Edmund Kurzawa, Mark Landiak, Pierre Lebeau, Samantha Lent, Baby Luke Lewandowski, Kristine Lewandowski, Ann Lindberg, Vi Livernash, Manuel Llanes, Albert Lucchessi, Maria Macedo, Monica Macedo, Rosemary Magnar, Rose Marks, Jeanette Prochorow McCann, David McCarthy, Ian Patrick McDonagh, Patrick McDonagh, Margaret McDonnell, Patricia McEttrick, Jenna McKeown, Tom Mlyniec, Roger Mumper, Cesar Naguit, Zeny Naguit, Barbara Neilson, Deacon Kevin Neis, Quang Nguyen, Dennis Nielsen, Frank Nitti, Ann Nowak, Thomas Martin O’Grady, Matthew Ousterout, Jean Oxenreiter, Dr. Jim Paul, Carolynn Pavini, Patty Piekarczyk, Walter Prochorow, Greg Razka, Mary Rehak, Don Renfro, Deacon Tom Richardt, Elizabeth Ritscherle, Jesus Rodriguez, Katie Rommel, Sharon Ruff, Peter Ruocco, Harrison Ruzicka, Julie Sanchez, Samantha Sanchez, Maria San Juan, Catherine Sawner, John Scheid, Charles Schenk, Betty Scholp, Virginia Schultz, Gerald Scott, Ysabell Simbol, Jean Simpson, Ted Skowronek, Sr. Aniceta Skube, O.P., Debbie Snyder, Fr. Christopher Steinle, John Stewart, Tom Stone, Allison Surin, George Svec, Eileen Szarek, Susan Szczech, Sheila Thornley, Jeannie Thorpe, Bernice Tokarski, Bernard Toussaint, Akiko Toyohara, Christopher Vacek, Ethan Joseph Van Gessel, Laine VanHoutan, Noah VanHoutan, Carmen Vazquez, Charles Villaseñor, Judy Vissepo, James Walsh, Stephanie Watts, Frank Weidner, Marie Williams, Douglas Wilson, Janice Wilson, Sylvia Wolfe, Dorothy Wolsfeld, Rund Yaqoob, Rena Yarshen, Stephanie Young-Hayes, Bill Yudchitz, Deacon Kevin Zeeb, Jayne Zenker, Phyllis Zenzola, Helen Zgoda and Loretta Zilis. Newly added this week: Mary Dorn, Pauline Eovaldi and Cy Melwid. 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 Florence K. Jungels, Therese Kocal, Harvey Thomas Marshall, William Ness, Otto Neurauter, Margaret C. O’Donnell and Nell Scheid.

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 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 Captain Daniel Rickert 1st Lt. David Rickert Harrison Ruzicka, SPEC. 4 Sgt. 1st Class Pamela Schmecht PFC Jeremy See Captain Stephen Stoll SPC Robert Surran Sgt. Shaun Toney Sgt. Craig Vladika Captain Christopher White 1st Lt. Eileen White

U.S. Coast Guard P.D. John McNellis U.S. Marine Corps LCPL Jonathan Bonus Captain Kevin Bowler Captain Donald J. Carlsen CWO2 John Crites Sgt. Richard DiBiaso Sgt. Luke Focer LCPL Daniel P. Hodgman 2nd Lt. Eric Hovey Sgt. Ivan Karamysev Major Pete Keough Gy Sgt. Conor Mahoney Sgt. Steven Oleksy II LCPL Matthew Prasse Corporal Joseph Taylor Staff Sgt. Marcin Tutaj U.S. Navy Lt. Ellen Bock Lt. Thomas Bock Ben Craig, AFW2 Commander Anthony Giglio Commander Michael Jelinek Lt. Tom Kuhrt Commander Chris Kurgan Lt. Commander Paul Lucia Captain Stephen Lucia Patrick Marsh, PO1 Lt. Kaleb Moore Captain Debra Scheel Lt. Kasey Scheel Lt. Matthew Scheel

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

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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:

Attention Parishioners and Visitors Please consider spending an hour with our Lord. Adorers are needed for the following hours: Sunday 3am Tuesday 3am Tuesday 5pm Wednesday 1am Wednesday 1pm Wednesday 2 pm Thursday 1am Thursday 4pm Friday 10pm

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

YOUNG AT HEART & FRIENDS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 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! YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR EVENTS, PLEASE CALL DEACON MICHAEL CROWELL AT 718-2197 OR PAULETTE SHEA AT 718-2127.


Did you know…. Childcare is available for children age 9 months to 5 years during the 9:30am and 1l:00am Sunday Masses in Room L-24 in the Ministry Center lower level. No reservations needed, first come, first serve. Questions? Call Donna Widmann at 630-718-2165.

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Some of the homeless families in our transitional housing program have a critical need for a donated used car for basic transportation to work and childcare and other necessary family driving requirements. If you have a used vehicle in fairly good working condition that you would be willing to donate to a needy family as a tax-deductible donation, please call Jack Flowers at 630-355-4886 for further details. Thank you for your generous consideration of this great need for these struggling families!

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.

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!

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY In the Gospel today, Zacchaeus accepts our Lord joyfully; and the sign of his acceptance is his open house and his resolution to give half of his goods to the poor. With Thanksgiving coming soon, through your gift to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, you also can give God’s mercy to needy parishioners who may be hungry, homeless, alone and frightened. Please help us by placing your gift in a green envelope found at the rear and side entrances of the church and chapel.

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Looking for a Few Good Men!

Please support the American Heritage Girls Fundraising. We will be in front of the church the weekend of December 7-8 to sell candy bars. Proceeds will go toward troop activities and camping equipment. Thanks for your support! American Heritage Girls Troop #0908 at SS Peter and Paul Parish, meets every second and fourth Monday of the month from 4:00-5:30PM. American Heritage Girls is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. The organization offers badge programs, service projects, girl leadership opportunities and outdoor experiences to its members. Home school, Public school and SS Peter and Paul students are welcome to join as well as girls from surrounding parishes. For more information, please contact Teresa Shoup t l s h o u p @ o u t l o o k . c o m or Mary Beth Zabinski for more details.

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

11-05 – Tuesday – Business Meeting – 7:30 PM 11-11 – Monday – Columbian Squires Meeting – 7:00 PM 11-16 – Saturday – Carson’s Community Days (Scott Jenkins) HELP NEEDED 11-16 – Saturday – Rosary at Planned Parenthood Clinic – 9:00 AM (John Zabinski) – PRAYERS NEEDED 11-17 – Sunday – Christ the King Mass SSPP – 11:00 AM (Mike Rynne) 11-28 – Thursday – Thanksgiving 11-29 – Friday – SSPP Creche Decorating – 9:00 AM – Noon (Bill Beckwith) – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 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 630-3692992 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.

Our Adult Choir is currently looking for men to sing tenor or bass. Rehearsals are held on Thursday nights and they sing at Mass on Sunday mornings. While no audition is necessary, a brief meeting with the music director to determine proper placement is expected. If you are interested please contact Lindsey in the Sacred Music Department at 630-718-2206.

CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR PRISONERS Companions has again asked our parish to assist in the annual Christmas card collection for prisoners. This token is often the only mail received by the prisoners during the Christmas season. Our intention is to let the imprisoned know that someone is thinking of them at a time when they can feel so alone. The responses we receive speak of the impact we can have. Receptacles will be found at the back of the Church and Holy Family Chapel to accept your cards. Please sign your name on one or more Christmas cards, omit a return address, and do not seal the envelope. Please place a first class stamp on each envelope. Prison authorities permit no stickers, glue, paste, tape or enclosures. A short, “non-preachy” note is acceptable, if you wish. We ask that you be sensitive to the fact that many of these cards will be sent to people of color, so please choose cards which represent a diverse population. Please drop off cards by Tuesday, November 5th. Your response is a great comfort to the lonely! If you have any questions, please call Vera Muldoon, 630-355-7491.

“I was imprisoned and you visited Me.”

Parish Pictorial Directory This year, Lifetouch will publish a pictorial directory for SS Peter and Paul Parish. Do we have your family’s most current contact information on record? If you have not already contacted the Parish Office about changes to your record, please let us know so that the information in the Directory is correct. If you would like to OPT OUT and have your family contact information excluded, please contact the Parish Office at 630 -355-1081 to request that your family contact information be omitted from the Directory.

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Youth Group Teen of the Month Our winner for the month of October is Michelle Rotter. Michelle is a junior at Naperville North High School. She is also an active member of the Saints Peter and Paul youth group. Michelle has been a part of the youth group for over two years. Michelle is the energetic one of the youth group. She is always full of energy and enthusiasm. Michelle always has a smile on her face and is fully engaged in what we are doing. Michelle is a great example of a young Catholic woman. She is very passionate about her Catholic faith, especially in sharing the Gospel. Michelle takes very seriously Christ’s commission to spread the Gospel. She has engaged in friendly debates with atheists and those who doubt the beauty of the faith. Michelle has always presented the faith in love and sincerity. I have never known her to be harsh or judgmental with anyone. Besides from being very active in the youth group on a weekly basis, Michelle also participates in a variety of our youth group events. Michelle also volunteers her time as an assistant catechist on Saturday mornings for the fifth grade. She also works on Wednesday nights as an assistant catechist for Confirmation I. Michelle is dedicated a young Catholic who loves Christ and the Church. We are so happy that she is a part of the youth group.

The New Evangelization This Winter: Oremus – A Guide to Catholic Prayer “Say Your Prayers” Do you find it easy to pray? Is prayer an integral part of your day? Do you hear God’s voice in your daily life, and know how to respond accordingly? We all desire an intimate relationship with God. But, perhaps since learning to “say our prayers” as children, we never moved beyond rote recitation to an authentic conversation with God. Not Just For Mystics For most of us prayer becomes a source of frustration as we struggle to calm our minds and find even a few minutes to set aside to pray. In our busy lives prayer is seen as a luxury, when in reality it is at the foundation of a healthy spiritual life. The good news is you can overcome your difficulties with prayer, and it is easier than you might think.

Oremus – Let Us Pray The Oremus study program teaches the essentials of an effective and fruitful prayer life. Over the course of eight weeks you will discover how God speaks to you, even in the smallest encounters. Following the Tradition of the Catholic Church and the wisdom of the saints, you will learn how to express yourself to God in prayer, and how to hear his voice. In Oremus You Will:  Become aware of God’s presence in your life  Discover the simple yet profound steps of Catholic prayer  Learn how to respond to God and express yourself in prayer  Discover how to hear God’s voice in Scripture, in your heart, and in ordinary moments.  Learn how to overcome frustrations, distractions, and dryness in prayer.  See that desolation and consolation are a normal part of everyone’s walk with God.  Grow in your relationship with God and those around you. Details     

Sessions will be held Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm in the Ministry Center Social Hall Eight Sessions: Dec 5, 12, 19, Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 and Feb 6 Cost: $15.00 for materials To register, contact Denise at 630-718-2156 or Registration deadline November 25th. For more information or questions, contact Mike at 630-718-2154 or Praised be Jesus Christ! Mike Brummond Director of the New Evangelization

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Pro-Life News You Can Use Dear School Community of Ss Peter & Paul,

September 25 – November 3 Planned Parenthood, 3051 E. New York St., Aurora. Sign up to pray for an hour at:

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.

On behalf of our entire Waterleaf team, thank you once again for the INCREDIBLE outpouring of generosity in your “Bucks for Babies” event!! Your change and cash and checks totaled more than $3,000 for our ministry! As you may know, we are moving down the street to a larger facility to accommodate the increase in clients and expanded services. Your gift will help us reach our “Bricks of Love, Mortar of Mercy” campaign goal to finance the build-out needed. Please know that, through your continued prayers and financial support, you are directly participating in our lifesaving work. Because of you, we have been able to protect the lives of God’s most innocent and to save their mothers and fathers from a lifetime of regret. Without you, our work would not be possible. In faith and gratitude, Kelly Gorsky

Every Tuesday at 2PM a priest or deacon from SSPP prays the Rosary (no sign-up is necessary). All are warmly welcomed.


There is yet another opportunity to pray the Rosary for Life here at our Parish. A group has gathered for years, after the 8:00 Mass, in our Church, to pray the rosary for an end to abortion. They always welcome anyone to join them. This may be a setting that is a more comfortable way for you to pray for an end to abortion. God bless these faithful prayer warriors.

Post abortive women and men are encouraged to attend Rachel's Vineyard Retreat held twice yearly. The next scheduled retreat will be held November 8 - 10 beginning Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. and continue through Sunday early afternoon. Contact Kay at 1-888-994-GIVE for additional information.

Other Pro-Life Items of Interest 

Preventing Stealth Euthanasia and Protecting Natural Death, Saturday, November 9th from 8:00-5:00PM. Illinois Right to life and Human Life Alliance are excited to sponsor this full day conference with a line-up of exceptional speakers, covering a wide range of end of life topics. The conference will take place at Benedictine University in Lisle. For more information and registration see or 651-4841040. Registration is $50 which includes lunch.


If you are facing emergency medical situations regarding end of life decisions, the National Catholic Bioethics Center ( will respond ASAP with help from an ethicist, doctor, etc. The number to call is (215) 877-2660. Even though the site states "Monday Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM" for emergency consultation questions, calls are returned even after hours.

If you would like to become part of our Pro-Life Committee Email Distribution List, call Debbie Scanlon, Ss. Peter and Paul Parish Pro-Life Coordinator, at 630305-8724, and leave your email address.

November 3, 2013

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time ROSARY

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

Rom 11:29-36; Ps 69:30-31, 33-34, 36; Lk 14:12-14 Rom 12:5-16b; Ps 131:1bcde-3; Lk 14:15-24 Rom 13:8-10; Ps 112:1b-2, 4-5, 9; Lk 14:25-33 Rom 14:7-12; Ps 27:1bcde, 4, 13-14; Lk 15:1-10 Rom 15:14-21; Ps 98:1-4; Lk 16:1-8 Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9; 1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17; Jn 2:13-22 2 Mc 7:1-2, 9-14; Ps 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15; 2 Thes 2:16 -- 3:5; Lk 20:27-38 [27, 34-38]

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 priests who experience difficulties may find comfort in their suffering, support in their doubts, and confirmation in their fidelity. 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, November 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 630-8770010), 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 FATHER’S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR NOVEMBER 2013 Suffering Priests. That priests who experience difficulties may find comfort in their suffering, support in their doubts, and confirmation in their fidelity. Latin American Churches. That as fruit of the continental mission, Latin American Churches may send missionaries to other Churches.

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.

Save The Date

Flame of Faith intentions for the week of Nov. 3:

Monday December, 16 2013

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.


Julie Slanicky and Steven J. Sarno’s names were printed incorrectly in last week’s bulletin listing of November weddings. Our apologies!

4. 5. 6.

For St. Adalbert's Church in Farrell, PA on their 100 year Anniversary. For the complete healing of Donna Ryan. For the repose of the soul of Sedeeq Sulaiman. For the repose of the soul of Richard Mack. For all the souls in purgatory especially the most abandoned. For blessing on Rund, Nid and Bassam on their birthdays.


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Fr. Curic Vjeko (Vjekoslav) O.F.M. Fr. Vjeko was born on April 26, 1957 in Zepce, Sarajevo, Croatia in the parish of Osova. He entered the Franciscan order on July 15, 1976 and was ordained to the priesthood on June 21, 1982 in Sarajevo. That same year, he went to Paris to prepare for his missionary calling. On August 18, 1983, he began his missionary activity in Rwanda. In April 1994, when the bloody civil war broke out, he decided to stay with his people stating: "I have chosen to come to Rwanda to work for the Kingdom of God, living among these people: I want to share with them their joys, sufferings and risks!" Fr. Vjeko knew he was under constant threat. In fact, in 1996, while returning to the friary at Kivumu, he came face-to-face with three armed men. They made him kneel down and one of them tried to hit him with his bayonet but Fr. Vjeko resisted. He instead ran for his life. He climbed a tree and hid himself until his attackers left the area. The irony of his escape was that, just days before this incident, he had asked his parishioners to cut down the very tree that he sought refuge. It’s as if it was meant to remain standing to save his life. Many thought that Fr. Vjeko would leave Rwanda after that attack, but he continued to say to his brethren: "I came to Rwanda to serve these people, I have remained with them during the war and I will remain till the end, accepting the risks that the same people faced and are still facing". Against the advice of many, Fr. Vjeko did not abandon his Christians. On the evening of January 30th, 1998, while driving through the city of Kigali, Fr. Vjeko was ambushed and shot seven times. He died on the way to the hospital. He was 41 years old. Fr. Vjeko was a young and capable priest. He gained worldwide recognition during the time of the violent Rwandan civil war. He selflessly worked to help the victims of the conflict. He also brought numerous bishops, priests, monks, nuns and others to safety, ultimately saving their lives. (Source: Franciscan Communications Office - Rome)

Submitted by Deacon Kevin Neis

St. Thomas the Apostle Jobs Ministry Meeting Friday, November 8th at 9:30 a.m.: Matthew Personette presents "What Do I Do With My 401K Package?". Now that you've left your last employer, what is it you want to do with your 401K funds and what can you do? Explore all the options and the pros and cons of each, including tax implications. Matt will walk you through that maze so you can make an informed decision. He is a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley with 14+ years investment experience and past president of the EGV Rotary Club.


Saint Luke Productions presents The Cure de Ars, St. John Vianney, performed by Leonardo Defilippis This one-man stage production features a gripping and original music score, period costumes and a dramatic reenactment of the life of a simple, ignorant parish priest with a passion for saving souls. During his 41 years as a priest, Vianney heard more confessions than any other priest in history, up to 16 hours a day! Wednesday, November 6th at 12:15pm and 6:30pm St. Joan of Arc Church, 820 Division Street, Lisle, IL Admission: free-will donation. Suitable for ages 9 and up

If prayers are needed, please call Jay Albarran at 961-3835 or Connie Wanberg at 355-3056. For more information contact Jo Dresden at 630-353-4531 or

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

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.

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Montini Catholic High School Open House Wednesday, November 13th Montini Catholic High School will be holding their second Open House on Wednesday, November 13th. Doors will open at 6:30 pm with the Welcome Presentation beginning at 7:10 pm. Tour the campus, learn about the curriculum and check out the extracurricular activities. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at or call 630-627-6930.

Aurora Central Catholic Open House Aurora Central Catholic High School will host an Open House for students and their families on Thursday, November 7th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All students are invited to tour Aurora Central Catholic’s state-of-the-art campus and meet with ACC’s faculty and staff. All visitors will have the chance to meet with representatives from various clubs and athletic teams at the school. Aurora Central Catholic High School, a college-preparatory high school with an enrollment of 635 students, offers students a spiritual and educational foundation for life-long learning. Please contact Admissions Director, Brian Casey at (630) 907-0095 ext. 109 or for more information or to schedule a personal tour.

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“The Priests” Performance Saturday, November 9, 2013 8:00pm Rialto Square Theater, Joliet, IL

Three Roman Catholic Priests from Northern Ireland that make classical music that's intended to appeal to a broad, pop-minded audience. When The Priests released their eponymously-titled album in 2008, they could have had little inkling of what was about to happen to them. As it transpired, plenty did - huge record sales, record-breaking triumphs and global fame. Frs. Martin O'Hagan, Eugene O'Hagan and David Delargy are amongst the most recognized and successful acts in both the religious and secular worlds. Their debut album, sold at such a pace, it secured them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest-selling classical debut ever. A story about their musical life, 'Raising The Roof is currently in pre-production and should be in cinemas in late 2014. To purchase tickets, visit or call 815-7266600.

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