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October 20, 2013 ♦ Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Door of Faith Speaker Series presents

“Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st Century Church” George Weigel George Weigel is an American author, and political and social activist. He currently serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Weigel was the Founding President of the James Madison Foundation. He is the author of the bestselling biography of Pope John Paul II, Witness to Hope and

Tranquillitas Ordinis: The Present Failure and Future Promise of American Catholic Thought on War and Peace.

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 9:00 am Main Church 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/ 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 2nd Saturday of the Month in the Holy Family Chapel.)

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

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

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

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A Message from our Pastor Dear Parishioners of Saints Peter and Paul, Luminary Mass Thank You Thank you to Rita Schmidt and her team for once again organizing our beautiful Luminary Mass at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery last Sunday. Approximately 500 people participated in this outdoor Mass to pray for their loved ones. May almighty God bless you and keep you. In Christ,

Fr. Thomas A. Milota

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.

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.

PARISH SACRIFICIAL GIVING If you would like to OPT OUT and have your family contact information excluded, please contact the Parish Office and request that your family contact information be omitted from the Directory. Please contact the Parish Offices at 630-355-1081 no later than Friday, October 25th.

SAVE THE DATE It’s not too early to mark your calendar for our 17th Annual

“Light the Way”

Holiday Party and Fundraiser This year’s date is Thursday, December 5th, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at Cress Creek Country Club. We are seeking sponsors to help underwrite the cost of this evening or donation of auction items. For more information on sponsorship and donation of auction items, call Ray Jones at 630-355-0213, or Tom Boler at 630-718-2100. This party is too much fun to miss! Watch upcoming bulletins for more information and an RSVP form.

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 10-14-13) Fiscal Year-to-Date Goal:



Actual Year-to-Date Collections Including Credit Cards:



Amount Below Goal:



Weekly Sunday Goal (based on 51 Sundays):



October 13, 2013 Regular Collection:



October 2013 Credit Card Collection:



October 2013 ACH Collections:



October 13, 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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Mass Intentions Saturday, October 19—Sts. John de Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues and Companions 6:45 AM Intention of Celebrant 8:00 AM Dan Derrow Vigil Masses for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time 5:00 PM Harold and Anna (B) Rott and Family 6:30 PM Rose C. Tomaino Sunday, October 20—Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time 6:30 AM Frances Inorio 8:00 AM Rosemary Schielke 9:30 AM John Kalabich 11:00 AM Intention of James Healy 12:30 PM Victor Habisohn 5:30 PM Foo Chung Wong (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Francis Gilhooly

Holy Family Chapel 9:30 AM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 11:00 AM Intention of Celebrant Monday, October 21 6:45 AM Intention of Celebrant 8:00 AM Intention of Celebrant 5:15 PM Bruno Gervasi (B) Tuesday, October 22 6:45 AM Purgatorial Society 8:00 AM Elodia Parra (B) 5:15 PM Lois O’Connell Wednesday, October 23 6:45 AM Henry Fauth Family 8:00 AM Marge Peters (B) 5:15 PM Bruno Gervasi (A) Thursday, October 24 6:45 AM Intention of Michelle Achacosa 8:00 AM Arnold F. Pins 5:15 PM Matt Barham Friday, October 25 6:45 AM Harry and Angeline Valleau 8:00 AM Margaret and Leonard Tobin Saturday, October 26 6:45 AM John Rehs and Intention of Cooper John Rehs 8:00 AM Intention of Celebrant Vigil Masses for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 5:00 PM Joseph Spatafore 6:30 PM Hruskoci and Raak Families and Paula Sunday, October 27—Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 6:30 AM Ernesto O. Alonzo and Deceased Members of the Alonzo Family 8:00 AM Helen Latouske 9:30 AM Francesca Iantorno 11:00 AM Eugene Kucharczyk 12:30 PM Intention of Celebrant 5:30 PM Mary and Ignatius Zaleski (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Intention of Celebrant

Holy Family Chapel 9:30 AM 11:00 AM

Intention of Celebrant Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners

ALL SCHOOL MASS An all school Mass will be celebrated at 8:00am on Tuesday, October 22nd.

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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

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.

Baptisms Children of God and new members of our Parish Family: Scarlett Pearl Andres Sofia Alessandra Barrios Hanna Jude Botos Micah Richard Brown Celeste Marie Buch Julia Ann Feller Colton Joseph Figi Anthony James Gulli Brian Leonard Gunning Ayden Parker Guskey Charles Rodney Hall Amelia Gray Hampton Henry Alexander Hurtuk Luke Zaid Jabbar Reese Renee Jarvinen Evelyn Elizabeth Jewell Kenzington Maddingley Majcher Eilliana Alexa Mancilla Anthony Jay-Lawrence Masen Ethan Jay Pineda Lexie Ryann Ramseth Margaret Paige Rechenmacher Jonathan Thomas Rossi Emily Catherine Schacht Thomas Xavier Soraparu Brooke Marie Sorenson Gabriel Antonio Stamatti Quinn Kennedy Trnka Scarlett Catherine Weddle

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

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

Marcia Adams, Kelsey Allen, Don Anderson, William Andrewski, Lorraine Babyar, Aldo Balzarini, John Barbic, Steven Bermes, Kathy Bohenek, Chris Boncza-Skrzynecki, Donna Booth, Rose Briceno, Evelyn Brown, Mercedes Cardenas, Natalia Carlos, Joan Case, Colette Cerulla, Mary Beth Cesare, Mike Considine, Fortunato Cruz, Victoria Cruz, Scott Dawson, Gloria De La Cruz, Karen Davis, Warren Dixon, Jr., Diane Dobbs, William Dobbs, Jim Dooley, George Dreas, Alice Durma, Margaret Edwards, 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, Beth Garhan, Cardinal Francis George, Mary Ginnan-Renzas, Brian Goebel, Edward Goerling, Joe Gorman, Emmerence Greenberg, Nikki Gudall, Ted Gysan, Don Haas, Evelyn Haas, Kamran Hashemi, Eileen Hawell, Sami Henderson, Constance Hennessy, Jacqualyne Hill, Penny Holtz, Bernie Hurd, Jan Janczak, Laurel Jasek, 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, 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, Tyler Masterson, Jeanette Prochorow McCann, David McCarthy, Ian Patrick McDonagh, Patrick McDonagh, Margaret McDonnell, Patricia McEttrick, Jenna McKeown, Baby Alma Mitsui, Tom Mlyniec, Josephine Modica, Patrick Moseley, 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, Noelle Priolo, Walter Prochorow, Greg Razka, Mary Rehak, Don Renfro, Deacon Tom Richardt, Elizabeth Ritscherle, Jesus Rodriguez, Katie Rommel, Sharon Ruff, Peter Ruocco, Harrison Ruzicka, Pat Rynne, Julie Sanchez, Samantha Sanchez, Maria San Juan, Catherine Sawner, 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, Maria Strugalla, Allison Surin, George Svec, Eileen Szarek, Susan Szczech, Sheila Thornley, Jeannie Thorpe, Bernice Tokarski, Susan Topel, Bernard Toussaint, Akiko Toyohara, Christopher Vacek, Ethan Joseph Van Gessel, Laine VanHoutan, Noah VanHoutan, Charles Villaseñor, Judy Vissepo, James Walsh, Stephanie Watts, William Wickersty, Marie Williams, Melanie Williams, Douglas Wilson, Janice Wilson, Bob Wold, Sylvia Wolfe, 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: Virginia Cyr, Jackie Dolle-Molle, John Scheid and Nell Scheid. 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 William Abraham, Adeline Blahut, Marilyn Carrington, Arthur Dominick, Victor Habisohn, Mike Keyser and Mary Jean Scott.

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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Religious Education Update Upcoming Mandatory Parent Meetings: All meetings will take place in the Holy Family Chapel 7th Grade (Conf. I): Parents AND Students Saturday, 10/19/13 9 am – 10:30 am OR Thursday, 10/24/13 7 pm – 8:30 pm 1st Grade: Parents Only Friday, 11/15/13 7 pm – 8:30 pm OR Saturday, 11/16/13 9 am – 10:30 am FIRST RECONCILIATION will take place on Tuesday, November 5th for 2nd grade religious education students. Please gather in the church at 6:45 pm. Homework and makeup work is now available online. Follow the instructions on the religious education page of the parish website to download the work for your child’s day and grade. Remember that if your child misses class, he/she must complete both the homework and makeup work for the missed day. Note: If you are not receiving our weekly email updates, please contact the Religious Education office at 630-357-2436 to have the correct email added to the list.

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

10-24 – Thursday – Adoration Chapel – 7 to 8 PM – Social to follow location TBD – (Eddie Collins) 10-27 – Sunday – Priesthood Sunday (Mike Rynne) 11-05 – Tuesday – Business Meeting – 7:30 PM 11-?? – Saturday – Carson’s Community Days 11-11 – Monday – Columbian Squires Meeting – 7:00 PM 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 630-369-2992 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.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK MASS On October 27th, 2013, at the 12:30p.m. Mass, we will celebrate a special Anointing of the Sick Mass in conjunction with the Prayer Shawl Ministry. The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the ritual directives have this to say about the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick:

Anointing of the Sick

"The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick has as its purpose the conferral of a special grace on the Christian experiencing the difficulties inherent in the condition of grave illness or old age. (1527) The proper time for receiving this holy anointing has certainly arrived when the believer begins to be in danger of death because of illness or old age. (1528) Each time a Christian falls seriously ill, he may receive the Anointing of the Sick, and also when, after he has received it, the illness worsens. (1529)" (Catechism of the Catholic Church) The Anointing of the Sick is not only for the critically ill, it also applies to those who are presently involved or are going to be involved in a prolonged health procedure, those facing or recuperating from major surgery, those entering hospice care or facing other serious health events. Those wishing to receive the sacrament, please RSVP to Paulette Shea, at 718-2127 by Friday, October 25th. When arriving on Sunday, October 27th, please check in with one of our greeters and we will escort you to your seat. If the person cannot attend the "Healing Mass", please call the parish office to arrange an appointment.

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The New Evangelization Door of Faith Speaker Series – George Weigel George Weigel will present “Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st Century Church” on Saturday October 26, 2013, at 9:00 am in the main Church. No tickets necessary. A free will offering will be taken. A selection of Catholic books will be on sale, including copies of Weigel’s books. George Weigel is an American author, and political and social activist. He currently serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Weigel was the Founding President of the James Madison Foundation. He is the author of the best-selling biography of Pope John Paul II, Witness to Hope and Tranquillitas Ordinis: The Present Failure and Future Promise of American Catholic Thought on War and Peace. 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 th  To register, contact Denise at 630-718-2156 or Registration deadline November 25 .  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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Following Hannah Infertility Support Group for Catholic Women The Following Hannah Support Group is for Catholic women experiencing difficulty beginning their families due to infertility. It offers a loving, safe place to share and pray together with other Catholic women who are committed to following the Catholic Church’s teachings on reproductive technology. Discussion topics include: Experiencing denial; Coping with sadness; Accepting the cross; Seeking joy; Finding meaning in suffering; Discerning treatment; Considering adoption.

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Children’s Liturgy of the WordYour Help Is Needed! We have a critical shortage of volunteers to act as leaders and shepherds for Children’s Liturgy of the Word at the 9:30 am and 11:00 am Masses in the Holy Family Chapel. Leaders lead the children in Word and song in a separate room apart from the Chapel. All material as well as music from a CD are furnished for your use in leading the children. Shepherds accompany the leader and help to guide the children to and from the liturgy.

The next meeting is November 2 ; 9:00—10:30 am in the St. Paul Center at Ss. Peter and Paul in Naperville (corner of Benton & Brainard Streets). For more info or to RSVP, contact Mary Beth at 920-284-6264 or at

There are only two things required; a desire to share the faith with our younger parishioners in grades first through four and all adult volunteers need to have completed “Protecting God’s Children”. The ministry is open to all adult parishioners as leaders and junior high or high school parishioners as shepherds. The investment of time is minimal.

SSPP PADS Ministry needs your help...

If you can find it in your heart to help out, please contact Deacon Ron right away at or by phone at 630-718-2153.

nd fulfill our commitment to the First Congregational Church for the month of November. FCC has been spending $700 per month to supply needed underwear to the various PADS ministries throughout each month. SSPP Pads Ministry has offered to supply the needs for this November. Please contact Deacon Joe or Katie Neary, PADS coordinator @ 630 305 7961/ if you can help us supply these needed items. Thank you ONE 4 PAK OR LARGER MEN’S BOXER SHORTS Needed: 4 packages size small 4 packages size XL 4 packages size medium 4 packages size 2 XL 4 packages size large ONE 5 PAK OR LARGER MEN’S T-SHIRTS Needed: 4 packages size small 4 packages size XL 4 packages size medium 4 packages size 2 XL 4 packages size large ONE 10 PAK MEN’S SOCKS Needed: 8 packages ONE 6 PAK OR LARGER WOMEN’S UNDERWEAR Needed: 2 packages size 6 2 packages size 9 2 packages size 7 2 packages size 10 2 packages size 8 ONE 6 PAK OR LARGER WOMEN’S SOCKS Needed: 4 packages

Two Monument lots available at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. For more information please contact Elizabeth May at 630-355-0082.

He said to them, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest. LK 10:2

Volunteer Medical Drivers Needed We are in urgent need of medical drivers to take our seniors to doctor appointments. The time requirement is just an hour to an hour and a half. It is not even necessary to stay with them, you only need to drive them there and bring them home. We also have a few parishioners who can not do their own grocery shopping and would be very grateful if someone could shop for them. Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions, please call Paulette at 630-718-2127.

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

Sunday 3am Tues 3am Tues 5pm Wed 1am Thurs 1am Thursday 7am Thursday 1pm Fri 10pm Sat noon Please consider visiting with our Lord at this time. Call Barb at 630-885-1726 or

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TRANSITIONAL HOUSING MINISTRY Car Donations Critically Needed Please join us as we go to Drury Lane Theater to see

Date: Thursday November 21, 2013 Time: We’ll meet at the Church parking lot at 10:45am and carpool from there. The luncheon starts at 11:30 and the show starts at 1:30. Cost:

$44 per person

Please make checks to Ss Peter and Paul Church and send them to Deacon Michael by 10/31/2013. (Please put your phone number on the check) Indicate your choice of entrée: Tilapia or Roast Sirloin. Also indicate whether or not you will be needing transportation to and from Drury Lane. Questions? – Call Deacon Michael at (630) 718-2197 or email:

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:

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

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!

MENS’ EVENING OF RECOLLECTION “Whoever follows after Christ, the perfect man, becomes himself more of a man” (Gaudium et Spes 41)

We will host a Men’s Evening of Recollection Monday, October 28th, from 7:30 to 9:15 PM in the Church. The evening includes two meditations and time for quiet prayer followed by Benediction. We conclude with a practical talk and get together. A priest of Opus Dei will offer the meditations and be available for Confession. All men from the area are invited to attend. For more information, please call the Parish Office at 630-355-1081.

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Pro-Life News You Can Use HOURLY MEMORARE

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


The Memorare is being said hourly during the month of October, Respect Life Month, and the Month of the Rosary for the protection of the unborn. What a beautiful tradition this could become during the hours your family is together. Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but, in thy mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.

WEEKLY RESPECT LIFE ROSARY 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.

A Pro-Life Rosary will be said outside by our Blessed Mother at 1:30 before school pick up. These rosaries will now occur every WEDNESDAY. All are warmly welcomed - school parents and parishioners.

Join us for the PROJECT RACHEL


Project Rachel is a sensitive, private, free and confidential experience with a network of specially trained priests and caring people who understand the painful road back from abortion. It is open to Catholics and those of other faiths. This Ministry begins with a phone call to the Project Rachel hotline (312) 337-l982, or 1-888-456 -HOPE. A compassionate counselor takes the call, guiding the woman or man suffering from abortion through the initial steps on the road to healing.

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

January 19th—23rd Ss. Peter and Paul’s Youth Group will be attending this motivating pro-life trip (organized by the Diocese), and all teens are invited to join them! For more info, or to sign up, contact Mike Lewandowski: 630 - 357 - 2436 Registration & $100 deposit due Nov. 1st Come show your commitment to respect life!

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Pro-Life News You Can Use Upcoming Respect Life Month Events: 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 9:00AM-3:00PM, Defend Marriage Lobby Day at the Capitol in Springfield: Catholic Conference of Illinois is joining with Illinois Family Institute to promote a rally to preserve marriage during the legislature's fall session. Senate Bill 10, which changes the state's definition of marriage from "between a man and a woman" to between two persons," has passed the Senate, but has yet to be called for a vote in the House. The IFI is collectiing information about churches hiring buses to travel to Springfield for the day. Go to their website and look for the BUS RIDE button.


Join us for the White Mass on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Cathedral of St. Raymond, 604 N. Raynor Ave., Joliet. The White Mass celebrates "The Guardians and Servants of Human Life". Physicians, Nurses, Health Care Providers, along with their family and friends are invited to celebrate Mass at 11:00 AM, with Bishop Joseph Siegel. The Rosary will be prayed at 10:30 AM, with the special intentions for Health Care Professionals. Refreshments will follow Mass in the Commons. If you plan on attending, please contact Mary Scholp in Respect Life Ministry at (815) 834-4065, or by email at


Illinois Citizens for Life 41st Annual Benefit Dinner will take place at the Carlisle in Lombard on October 25, 2013: His Exellency Bishop Thomas Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield, will be the guest speaker. John-Paul Deddens will be honored with a Witness for Life Award in recognition of his outstanding service as leader of Students for Life Illinois for the past several years. For more information to to


Tree of Light Infant Memorial Mass, Sunday, Nov. 3rd: All families and individuals are welcome to attend this Mass, at St. Raphael Parish, 1215 Modaff Rd., Naperville. Bishop Siegel will celebrate the Mass, which will remember babies who have been lost through miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, other pregnancy losses or early childhood death. A special outdoor ceremony for family members to commemorate these babies will be held. Family members may wish to arrive at 1:30 PM to register and to gather in the church. A reception with light refreshments will be served immediately following. Please call (815) 838-5334 to indicate the number of those planning to attend, or see for registration information. Call if unable to attend, but would wish a baby to be remembered.

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 Oct. 20: 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 an end of a court case. For health and a good move to a new home. For the repose of the soul of Arthur Dominick. For the intentions of all our permanent adorers. For the protection of the unborn. For Bahija Ahad.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples to pray always without becoming weary; indeed our prayers must always be an expression of our love for God, our family, our world, and especially for the suffering poor. When you place your gift in the green envelope found at the side and rear entrances of the church or chapel, please say a special prayer for the poor and suffering who have no one to pray for them. As mentioned in our previous Sunday’s plea for help, the needs of our parish poor and needy continue to grow and your help is the only means we have to respond to their pleas for help. We may be contacted at 630-355-1081.

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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St. John the Baptist John the Baptist was the son of Zachary, a priest of the Temple in Jerusalem, and Elizabeth, a kinswoman (cousin) of The Blessed Virgin Mary. When Mary, pregnant with Jesus visited her, Elizabeth proclaimed; "Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb (john) leaped for joy " (Luke 1:42 & 1:44). He was probably born at Ain-Karim southwest of Jerusalem after the Angel Gabriel had told Zachary that his wife would bear a child even though she was an old woman. He lived as a hermit in the desert of Judea until about A.D. 27. When he was thirty, he began to preach on the banks of the Jordan against the evils of the times and called men to penance and baptism "for the Kingdom of Heaven is close at hand". He attracted large crowds, and when Christ came to him, John recognized Him as the Messiah and baptized Him, saying, "It is I who need baptism from You". When Christ left to preach in Galilee, John continued preaching in the Jordan valley. Fearful of his great power with the people, Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Perea and Galilee, had him arrested and imprisoned at Machaerus Fortress on the Dead Sea when John denounced his adulterous and incestuous marriage with Herodias, wife of his half brother Philip. John was beheaded at the request of Salome, daughter of Herodias, who asked for his head at the instigation of her mother. John inspired many of his followers to follow Christ when he designated Him "the Lamb of God," among them Andrew and John, who came to know Christ through John's preaching. John is presented in the New Testament as the last of the Old Testament prophets and the precursor of the Messiah. His feast day is June 24th and the feast for his beheading is August 29th. John was endowed with all his potential before he was born. There are no accidental babies and no throw away people. Our lives are not meaningless accidents. Everything you are today you were at the first moment of your conception. John was destined from his conception to be our Lord's forerunner. Source: Encyclopedia of Catholic Saints

Submitted by Deacon Kevin Neis

SAVE THE DATE - Annual Men's Retreat Summer has just ended, but it is time to start planning for the Annual Men's Retreat at The Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House. This year's retreat will be held on February 21-23, 2014. If you have attended in the past you know that a retreat provides a wonderful, relaxing and spiritual experience. If you have not attended and would like further information, visit the Bellarmine Retreat House we site: If you have any questions, please contact Tom Lupinacci at

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

Rom 4:20-25; Lk 1:69-75; Lk 12:13-21 Rom 5:12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21; Ps 40:7-10, 17; Lk 12:35-38 Rom 6:12-18; Ps 124:1b-8; Lk 12:39-48 Rom 6:19-23; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 12:49-53 Rom 7:18-25a; Ps 119:66, 68, 76-77, 93-94; Lk 12:54-59 Rom 8:1-11; Ps 24:1b-4ab, 5-6; Lk 13:1-9 Sir 35:12-14, 16-18; Ps 34:2-3, 17-19, 23; 2 Tm 4:6-8, 16-18; Lk 18:9-14

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 3rd. 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.”

October 20, 2013

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

BAPTISM INFORMATION What about Baptism? Do you want to have your child baptized? What a joy it is to experience the gift of new life that God gives to His people. Immediately the mystery of God’s love is revealed in the mystery of His creative power which He allows Christian parents to share. Ss. Peter and Paul Parish rejoices with all parents beholding this tremendous gift. Since the Sacrament of Baptism is essential to the Christian life, Ss. Peter and Paul Parish abides by all the norms set forth by the Catholic Church in administering the Sacrament of Baptism. We want the baptism of your child to bear the full Grace that Christ bestows in this sacrament and we do not want any obstacles which would be created by not following these norms. These norms are laid down by the Roman Catholic Church and are age old and time tested norms. We ask all parents to understand the sacred nature of this sacrament which these norms protect and therefore the inability for Ss. Peter and Paul Parish to compromise these norms without endangering this sacred character. The code of canon law declares: Baptism, the gate to the sacraments, necessary for salvation in fact or at least in intention, by which men and women are freed from their sins, are reborn as children of God and, configured to Christ by an indelible character, are incorporated in the Church, is validly conferred only by washing with true water together with the required form of words.1 Further, in order to celebrate the sacrament of baptism licitly the priest must have a founded hope that the infant will be brought up in the Catholic religion; if such a hope is altogether lacking, the baptism is to be put off according to the prescription of the law and the parents are to be informed of the reason.”2 Please note that this is a direct quotation from the Code of Canon Law which is the universal law of the Roman Catholic Church. This well-founded hope is manifested not simply by the parents’ statements but also by their actions. The parents manifest this founded hope when they attend Mass regularly and seek an on-going relationship with the Church. 1 2

CIC 1983, canon 849. CIC 1983, canon 868,2.

Godparents When choosing godparents, it behooves the couple to be quite selective. The purpose of the godparent is to guide the child in the ways of the faith so that they might reach heaven. The Code of Canon Law explains that the godparent is one who “will help the baptized to lead a Christian life in harmony with baptism, and to fulfill faithfully the obligations connected with it.” This godparent must:  Have completed the sixteenth year.3  Be a Catholic who has received their first communion and the Sacrament of Confirmation.4  Lead a life in harmony with the faith and the role to be undertaken.5  Not be bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared.6  Not be the father or the mother.7

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A life in harmony with the faith and the role to be undertaken means someone who is practicing their faith weekly, believes what the Church believes, is validly married in the Church or living a chaste single life and has no other obstacles to being a good Catholic example of Christian life. A person of another Christian denomination or other religion cannot be a godparent; however, a Christian person of another Christian denomination may serve as a Christian witness which is not a godparent and whose name does not appear on the baptismal certificate.8 A Catholic cannot be a Christian witness. Any Catholic party is bound by the laws which govern godparents, cf. above. An individual who has left the Catholic faith cannot be a Christian witness because they have freely chosen no longer to live the Catholic faith. Parents may choose to have only one godparent. If the parents choose to have two godparents, one must be male and one female.9 The relationship of two godparents emulates spiritually the parenthood of the biological parents. Just as it is impossible to have two biological parents who are of the same sex so is it impossible to have two godparents of the same sex. 3




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

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

In order to avoid any embarrassment on your part, it is advisable that you contact the parish office prior to choosing your godparents. Your godparents will be asked to have their parish priest fill out a godparents form testifying that they fulfill the canonical requirements. SSPP offers a Baptism Preparation Class for parents on the 1st Monday of each month beginning at 7:30 PM in the St. Paul Center for the New Evangelization (formerly called Pastoral Hall). Our next class is Monday, November 4. If this is your first child, you MUST attend a class before receiving a date for your baby’s baptism. (Both mom and dad are asked to attend. Godparents are also encouraged to attend.) Please sign up for the class by calling the Parish Office, 630355-1081. (Your family should be registered with the parish in order to have your child baptized.) If you have attended a class within the last 10 years (at any parish) you need not re-attend. If you attended at Ss. Peter and Paul, simply call the office to schedule your baby’s baptism and provide the date you attended; if you attended at another parish, you will be asked to provide a letter of verification. We baptize at SSPP each Sunday of the month at 2 PM. Because baptism is meant to be a celebration of the community, we DO NOT schedule private baptisms. Also, we make every effort to limit the number of children baptized to six. Please check with the Parish Office to make certain the date you want is available before making plans with your family. The offering to the church for a baptism is $20.00. Couples may pay when they attend the Baptismal Preparation class or they can send payment to the parish office. Required paperwork MUST be submitted to the parish office no later than ten (10) business days prior to the baptismal date, or your date will be rescheduled. This includes all necessary information regarding family records and godparents. A sponsor certificate must be provided by each godparent who belongs to a different parish. The proper sponsor certificate for SSPP will be distributed at our preparation classes and may also be downloaded from our parish website. Christian witnesses are most welcome to celebrate with the family and community, but please note they are not recorded as sponsors on the baptismal certificate or in the baptismal register. Thank you for your cooperation and may Almighty God bless you and your family.

October 20, 2013

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Jean-Marie Seidl, a former parishioner, was a stay-at-home mom who always had a passion for service. She was one of the first Vacation Bible School teachers at SSPP back in the 90s. As her children grew up, she served as a Girl Scout leader, volleyball coach, and tutored adult women in English. When her daughters headed off to college, she began to consider a more full-time way to give back. After a year of planning, her dream was realized when Sweet Charity Resale opened in April of 2011. And now she needs some volunteer help to help her dream continue. Sweet Charity Resale is a not-for-profit resale shop whose proceeds and goods benefit Waterleaf Women’s Center, Hesed House, St. Vincent De Paul, Tutwiler Bargain Barn & Medical Clinic, Families Helping Families, and Sharing Connection, among others. It is currently in great need of cashiers, sorters, dept. managers, & furniture movers. Volunteers work 2-6 hours a week. Training is provided and the schedule is flexible. High school students (at least 15 years old) are welcome as well. The store is located at 3450 Montgomery Rd. across from the White Eagle subdivision. It sells housewares, books, toys, furniture, and clothes. Please contact Jean-Marie




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Relief Residential Crisis Counselors Needed at Catholic Charities’ Hope House Homeless Shelter Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet’s homeless shelter in Villa Park is seeking individuals who want to help others, make extra money, and can cover shifts as needed while gaining experience. The Relief Residential Crisis Counselor is responsible for: facility management, including implementation of daily routine; management of client treatment; and responding to the 24-hour crisis line, including the use of crisis intervention, assessment, and referral skills in the absence of regularly scheduled Residential Crisis Counselors. If interested, please call Ann Giddie, Shelter Supervisor, at 630-4958008 ext. 2109. To learn more about the programs and services provided by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet, visit

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.