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September 20, 2015

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Christian Service Happenings Transitional Housing Ministry: Mentors Needed

Thank You Saints Peter and Paul Parishioners

Volunteer mentors are the “heart” of the Transitional Housing Ministry. Trained mentors meet on an ongoing, regular basis with the families in the program and help them develop the life skills to achieve and maintain their selfsufficiency. At this time, there is a great need for an experienced mentor to work with a current family. Call Jack Flowers at 630-355-4886 if you can help. There is also an ongoing need for mentors – training is provided! A mentor training class will be held on Sept. 26. To sign up, visit and click on Support Us.

During the month of September, the Vincentians of the Society of St Vincent de Paul of the Saints Peter and Paul Conference will remember those Vincentians who have passed this past year, along with our decease Benefactors and those friends we assisted who lost their lives to infirmities and illness.

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 6:30-8:00pm in the Ministry Center, Room 227, upper level. Contact Paulette Shea at 630-7182127 if you have any questions.

SS Peter and Paul Troop IL0908 American Heritage Girls Troop IL0908 at SS Peter and Paul Parish is currently registering new and continuing members for the fall. Our troop will meet in September every second and fourth Monday of the month from 4:30-6:00PM. New members are always welcome. 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 Mary Beth Zabinski or Lisa Walton for more details.

We wish to express our thanks to Saints Peter and Paul’s Christian Commission for its support; Light My Way; and especially you the parishioners of Saints Peter and Paul who have contributed your resources of time, talent and fiancés which has enabled the Conference to provide a bridge of hope for those who are challenged in these economic times. Your support has allowed us to pay medical bills, provide housing for the families challenged with evictions and/ or shelter less within our parish boundaries without regard to their religious convictions. We have been able to keep families together while facing these challenges. In addition the Conference has provided food for families and individuals to prepare a traditional holiday meals. Your continued support of our mission by your contributions directly to the Conference and/ or via the Green St Vincent de Paul envelopes located both in the Church and Chapel is greatly appreciated. These contributions allow us Vincentians to continue our ministry of service. As a contributing member to the Society, you are especially remembered in our prayers. The Vincentians put their faith in action giving generously of their time and talents assisting and advising those who are most in need. The Vincentian vocation is the intimate desire to participate personally and directly in helping the needy by person to person contact and by the gift of one’s heart and friendship, doing so with the Conference , a community of faith, of lay persons each inspired by the same vocation. Have you felt that being a Vincentian is a “vocation” – that you have been “called” by God to serve the poor? If you do, please contact us at 630-355-1081.