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Have a Blessed Labor Day!

O glorious Joseph! Who concealed your incomparable and regal dignity of custodian of Jesus and of the Virgin Mary under the humble appearance of a craftsman and provided for them with your work, protect with loving power your sons, especially entrusted to you. You know their anxieties and sufferings, because you yourself experienced them at the side of Jesus and of His Mother. Do not allow them, oppressed by so many worries, to forget the purpose for which they were created by God. Do not allow the seeds of distrust to take hold of their immortal souls. Remind all the workers that in the fields, in factories, in mines, and in scientific laboratories, they are not working, rejoicing, or suffering alone, but at their side is Jesus, with Mary, His Mother and ours, to sustain them, to dry the sweat of their brow, giving value to their toil. Teach them to turn work into a very high instrument of sanctification as you did. Amen.— Pope St. John XXIII 36 North Ellsworth Street Naperville, Illinois 60540-4619


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Parish Staff Directory SAINTS PETER AND PAUL CHURCH 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville, IL 60540 (PHONE) 630-355-1081 (FAX) 630-355-1179 Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 7:30 AM-5 PM; Fri 7:30 AM-1 PM Website: Facebook: SS Peter and Paul New Evangelization PRIESTS Father Thomas Milota, Pastor .......................................... 630-718-2106 Father Raj Kocherla, Parochial Vicar ............................... 630-718-2105 Father Sebastian Gargol, 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 Thomas 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: Elizabeth Simeo ....................................... 630-718-2110 BUSINESS OFFICE Finance Manager: Tom Boler ............................................. 630-718-2100 Accountant: Christine LaMourie ........................................ 630-718-2102 Accounting Assistant: Rhonda Mucerino ........................... 630-718-2109 Facilities Manager: Frank Partipilo .................................... 630-718-2163 SCHOOL OFFICE……………………... (PHONE) 630-355-0113 Principal: Karen Meskill………………………….(FAX) 630-355-9803 NEW EVANGELIZATION Director: Sr. Sandra Zorko, OSF ........................................ 630-718-2154 Administrative Asst/Webmaster: Denise Stephen .............. 630-718-2156 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 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 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 Sr. Sandra Zorko, OSF, Young at Heart Director ............... 630-718-2154 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 Stewart Mattson, Secretary / Member at Large Jerry Buch, Administration Commission Cheri Obendorf, Religious Education Commission Saskhya Roache, Parish Life Representative Dick Pugliese, Christian Service Commission Tobias Schlueter, School Board Representative Stewart Mattson, Member at Large

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John Moravecek, Member at Large Kristine Lewandowski, Member at Large Barb Hoyt, Member at Large Steve Keeley, Member at Large Scott Jenkins, Member at Large

WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE Church: Saturdays; 5:00 & 6:30 PM Sundays; 6:30, 8:00, 9:30, 11:00AM, 12:30, 5:30 (Tridentine) & 8:00 PM Holy Family Chapel Masses 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: Consult the parish bulletin or website or call the parish office at 630-355-1081. 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: 11:00 AM (Holy Family Chapel) and 7:00 PM (Church) (No 11:00AM Confessions on 2nd Tuesday of the month) Thursdays: 7:15 AM & 4:30 PM (Church) Saturdays: 4:00 PM (Holy Family Chapel) Sundays: 7:00 PM (Church) (Confessions are also heard at 10:30AM on the 4th Saturday of the Month in the Holy Family Chapel.)

WEDDINGS At least one of the engaged persons (or their parents) must be a registered parishioner for a minimum of three months before the parish will check the calendar for a wedding date. The parish will also permit any individual who has been confirmed in the parish or graduated from our parish school or graduated from North Central College to be married at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church following all other requirements and given the permission of their proper pastor. 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 Happy Labor Day! May Almighty God grant you a truly blessed and restful weekend. Mission Priest Visiting Saints Peter and Paul Father Gregory Schaffer, an American Priest who has been working in Venezuela for the past 19 years, will be visiting our parish and speaking at the Masses in the parish church with a recording of his homily played in the Holy Family Chapel on the weekend of September 12-13. Father Schaffer will speak about the challenges of preaching the Gospel in a Communist country. During the last 19 years, Father Schaffer has provided healthcare services, job training services, care for orphans, and the hope that only faith in a loving God can bring. A special collection will be taken that weekend so we ask that you be generous in supporting his work. Thank you! Religious Education Classes - Teachers We need teachers in Religious Education. Please help share our faith with our young people by teaching or assisting in the Religious Education of our young people that meet on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings. Please contact Theresa Pratt ( for more information. Youth Group - Jared Rutnicki We welcome Jared Rutnicki as the newest member of our parish staff. Jared is a recent graduate of Franciscan University in Steubenville and worked with the Diocese of Joliet organizing Totus Tuus in recent years. Jared is a fine young man who has a great deal of experience working with young people. Congratulations to our Football Teams Last Sunday I had the privilege of spending the day with our parish school football teams. I was impressed with their heart, determination, discipline and sportsmanship. Although I want to congratulate our 5th grade and JV teams on their victories, I was most impressed with our Varsity team who played with great heart, class and determination against an opponent that was older and much larger. We have only four 8th graders this year on the Varsity team, but I was truly proud of how all of our teams conducted themselves‌and it was great to see you at Mass on Saturday evening. You will all be in our prayers as the season moves forward. Rosary for the Blessed Mother's Birthday Please join our prayer group offering the rosary in honor of the Blessed Mother's birthday on September 9th at 9:30 am in the Holy Family Chapel. World Meeting of Families September 22-25 The World Meeting of Families will be gathering Philadelphia September 22-25. Many are going out for these meetings and so please keep in your prayers all those attending and that these gatherings will be fruitful in fostering the strength and sanctity of the family. Pope Francis will offer the closing Mass for the World Meeting of Families on the 27th. Canonization of Junipero Serra Pope Francis will celebrate Mass on the 23rd in Washington, D.C., where he will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra, who not only evangelized California, but whose statue stands in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C. as an example both to all Americans and American Catholics. Harvest Sunday - October 4th Harvest Sunday is coming up. Saints Peter and Paul has received the award for the most food collected in recent years helping hundreds in their time of need. We make a major collection of food products throughout the neighborhoods in our parish. We have hundreds of young people assisting, and it is a great experience for all who assist. If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact Theresa Pratt ( May Almighty God bless you and keep you.

In Christ, Â

Fr. Thomas A. Milota

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Mass Intentions

Please Note

Saturday, September 5—Bl. Teresa of Calcutta 6:45 AM Veronica F. Mattera 8:00 AM For Reparation Vigil Masses for The Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 5:00 PM Margaret Koretke (A) 6:30 PM Gregory Sebahar

The Rosary for the Blessed Mother’s Birthday has been moved to Wed., September 9th in the Holy Family Chapel at 9:30 am.

Sunday, September 6 -The Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 6:30 AM Rick Payne 8:00 AM Ronald Borish 9:30 AM Donald Wehrli 11:00 AM Edward Tivador 12:30 PM Saints Peter and Paul Parishioners 5:30 PM Oscar Balcita (B) & Deceased Members of the Isaac and Balcita Families (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM William J. Dieter

Holy Family Chapel 9:30 AM 11:00 AM

Alice Heldman Maura Klinge

Monday, September 7 (Labor Day) 9:30 AM Saints Peter and Paul Parishioners Tuesday, September 8—Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 6:45 AM Philip S. Reynertson 8:00 AM Purgatorial Society 5:15 PM Nick and Alice Modaff & Family Wednesday, September 9—Saint Peter Claver 6:45 AM Marlene Kreutzig (A) 8:00 AM Most Abandoned Souls in Purgatory 5:15 PM Priz Family Thursday, September 10 6:45 AM Van Poucke Family 8:00 AM Fred and Beatrice Van Poucke 5:15 PM Harry Heckert Friday, September 11 6:45 AM The United States of America 8:00 AM The United States of America Saturday, September 12—The Most Holy Name of Mary 6:45 AM For the Protection of the Unborn 8:00 AM Truman Lawrence Cotten Vigil Masses for The Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 5:00 PM Carmel Falbo (A) 6:30 PM Don Wehrli Sunday, September 13 -The Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 6:30 AM Harvey Schielke 8:00 AM Angelita and Leoncio Cuartero & Gorgonia and Simplicio Naguit 9:30 AM Teresa Szulc 11:00 AM Gene Patton 12:30 PM Jean Colletti 5:30 PM Philip S. Reynertson (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Saints Peter and Paul Parishioners

Holy Family Chapel 9:30 AM 11:00 AM

Grace Jurjovec Rick Hines

The 21st Annual "Light of My Life" Luminary Mass will be held Sunday, October 11th at 6:15 pm. The Mass will be held at the grotto in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery. Watch the bulletin for more details. Tuesday Opus Dei confessions will now be heard from 11am to 1pm. School Masses will be held at 8am on Tues, Sept 8; Thurs, Sept 10; and an All-School Mass on Mon, Sep 14.

PARISH SACRIFICIAL GIVING We sincerely thank everyone for their generosity! For the new fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015, the weekly Sunday collection goal is $46,035 (including online and mail-in offerings).

Fiscal Year-to-Date Information (as of 8-31-2015) Fiscal Year-to-Date Goal:



Actual Year-to-Date Collections Including Credit Cards:



Amount Below Goal:



Weekly Sunday Goal (based on 51 Sundays):



August 30, 2015 Regular Collection:



August 2015 Credit Card (monthly budget $30,000):



August 2015 ACH (monthly budget $10,000):



August 30, 2015 Capital Reserve Gifts: Year-to-Date Capital Reserve Gifts:

$ $

93 4,379

Note: The parish will receive donations, usually by mail, with the request for the donation to be applied to Sunday offerings. Also, from time to time the parish will receive stock donations also designated to Sunday offerings. These donations would not be included in a specific Sunday offering collection total but are included in total year-to-date collections.

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High School Confirmation Classes High school confirmation classes begin on Saturday, September 12 at 8:30 – 9:45AM in the Ministry Center. Those young people successfully completing the requirements for confirmation will be receive the sacrament on March 26, 2016. If you are a practicing adult (18 or older) and have not received the sacrament of confirmation, a class will be held in the evenings in the spring. Confirmation will be received along with other adults in the Diocese of Joliet at St. Raymond’s Cathedral in Joliet in May, 2016. Call Sr. Sandra for more information: 630-718-2154.

NEW RCIA Classes starting September 8th Where are YOU or someone you know on the Journey of Faith? Have you or a family member or friend been “putting off” God’s gentle reminders of committing your journey of faith within the Catholic Church? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process of preparing both the baptized and non-baptized adults for fully becoming a member of the Catholic Church. A new session will be starting September 8th and will be ongoing Tuesday evenings until the Easter Vigil. There is a place for you or someone you know to begin this journey. We will be happy to welcome you. Contact Sr. Sandra at 630-718-2154 for more information or to register for this session.

Saints Peter and Paul Book Club The SSPP book club will be meeting every Monday beginning on September 14 at 9:15 – 11:00AM in the St. Paul Center for New Evangelization. We will be discussing Chapter 1 of The Second Greatest Story Ever Told by Fr. Michael Gaitley. Each member is responsible for obtaining his/her own book. All are welcome.

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Religious Education Catechist Kickoff and Formation meetings will take place this week in the Social Hall. ALL CATECHISTS AND ASSISTANTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND. GRADES 1- 6: Tuesday, September 8th 4:15 – 5:30 PM Wednesday September 9th 4:15 – 5:30 PM, 6:15 – 7:30 PM CONFIRMATION I and II: Wednesday, September 9th &:15 – 8:30 PM YOU ARE NEEDED! Contact the Religious Education Office at 630-3572436 or to volunteer. Religious Education classes start Tuesday, September 15th and Wednesday September 16th and there are still fifteen classes in need of volunteers. PLEASE CONSIDER OFFERING YOUR TIME AS A CATECHIST OR ASSISTANT. You may think you’re not qualified to teach, but over 2500 years ago, the prophet Jeremiah had a similar response to God’s call: “I do not know how to speak. I am too young!” (Jer 1:6). Reading into Jeremiah’s deeper hesitancy, God answers: “To whomever I send you, you shall go; whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you.” (Jer 1:7-8). Is God calling you in a similar fashion? OTHER VOLUNTEER NEEDS: There are currently NO CROSSING GUARDS volunteered for Wednesday afternoon classes. None of us wants to put a child in jeopardy, but not having a crossing guard means that there is nobody to ensure that students can cross the street safely. If you have a child that will be attending RE on Wednesday afternoons, please consider offering your assistance. Having a dedicated crossing guard is critical to ensuring the safety of your children while they make their way to and from class.

Class placement information for all registered students will be emailed after Labor Day.

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Back to Basics Did Jesus Descend Into Hell? The Apostles’ Creed, which we often pray along with devotions like the Rosary, professes that Christ “descended into Hell.” This can cause some confusion and often raises questions. Why would Christ have to go to Hell? What did he “do” there? How are we to understand this affirmation of our Faith? The first meaning given to Christ's descent into hell is that Jesus, as truly man and like all who are truly human, experienced a real death, and his soul joined the others in the realm of the dead. He descended there, however, not as just another one subject to the dominion of death, but as Savior, proclaiming the Good News to the spirits imprisoned there. This is also a problem of translation. When the Apostles’ Creed professes that “He descended into Hell,” this is different from Hell as we commonly understand it. This is not simply the place of the damned. It was the state of all those who died before Christ. That’s why some English renderings of the Apostles’ Creed state instead that Christ “descended to the dead.” Scripture calls the abode of the dead, to which Christ went down, Sheol in Hebrew or Hades in Greek. Those who were there were deprived of the direct vision of God since the gates of Heaven were closed before the work of the Redeemer. This was the case for all the dead, whether evil or righteous, while they awaited the Redeemer. It was the holy souls, who awaited their Savior, whom Christ delivered when he descended to the dead, freeing all the just who had gone before him. The Scriptures give us a glimpse of this ministry of Christ on Holy Saturday, while His body rested in the tomb. Peter writes, “For Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the sake of the unrighteous, that he might lead you to God. Put to death in the flesh, he was brought to life in the spirit. In it [the spirit] he also went to preach to the spirits in prison” (1 Peter 3:18-19). Christ’s descent to the dead brings the Gospel message of salvation to completion. This is the last phase of Jesus' mission: the spread of Christ's redemptive work to all people of all times and all places. An ancient homily for Holy Saturday, the day Christ’s body was in the tomb, says: “Today a great silence reigns on earth, a great silence and a great stillness. A great silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. . . He has gone to search for Adam, our first father, as for a lost sheep. Greatly desiring to visit those who live in darkness and in the shadow of death, he has gone to free from sorrow Adam in his bonds and Eve, captive with him - He who is both their God and the son of Eve. . . ‘I am your God, who for your sake have become your son. . . I order you, O sleeper, to awake. I did not create you to be a prisoner in hell. Rise from the dead, for I am the life of the dead.’” Have a question about our Catholic faith? Email

August Baptisms Children of God and new members of our Parish Family: Bennett Ryan Amptmann Simona Lee Antonacci Gavin Charles Arndt Isabelle Rose Campagnolo Preston James Collins Winter Babe Durante Gabriella Maria Fajardo Eloise Mae Johnson Aiden Michael Kaczmarek Ryan Alexander Loomis

Jaaziel Alexander Lopez Maria Isabel Lopez Hector Efrain Lopez Lucille Anne Mehon Mason Maxwell Merkin Daniel Jay Palma Esther Lynn Rossi Parker Robert Schaul Benjamin Gerald Walker

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

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

09-07 – Monday – Labor Day Parade – 10:00 AM – (Coordinating Council - St. Raphael) 09-12 – Saturday – Bike for Life – 9:00 AM at Planned Parenthood Clinic (John Zabinski) 09-18 – 20 – ID Drive (Tootsie Roll Drive) –Street Corners (Mark Getzin) – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 09-19 – Saturday – Rosary at Planned Parenthood Clinic – 9:00 AM (John Zabinski) – PRAYERS 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 Moravecek at 983-9209 or our Membership Director, Nick Thompson at 815-871-4218. The KC Hall is available for parties and meetings. Contact Al Knoeck at 630-369-2992 for more information. Our aluminum can collection has been a great success. It has provided us the funding we need to support our priests and seminarians. Please continue to drop off your aluminum cans next to the trailer behind the KC Hall.

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

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Young at Heart Fall Festival Please join us as we celebrate our Fall Festival on: Tuesday, September 15th Ss Peter & Paul Ministry Center Lower Level -Mass at 11:00 am in the Holy Family Chapel -Buffet Luncheon at 11:45 am with entertainment -Cost is $9.00 Everyone is welcomed to attend. Please write your checks to “Ss Peter and Paul Church” and send them to Sister Sandra Zorko in the Parish Office by Sept 8. Questions? Call Sister Sandra at (630) 718-2154 Knitters & Crocheters Thank you for all the beautiful Prayer Shawls you have knitted and crocheted. They are truly a wonderful gift to give to those in need of God’s spiritual warmth and comfort. I hope you are enjoying your summer and would like to remind you that we will be meeting Wednesday, September 9th at 10:00 in the St. Paul Center. At that time, we will be planning for the Anointing Mass with the blessing of the prayer shawls, which is scheduled for Sunday October 25th at the 12:30 Mass. Please plan to join us as your schedule permits. For more information, call Paulette at 630-718-2127

Featured Lighthouse Media CD this week: “The Jesus Question” Jesus was walking along the road one day with his disciples when he asked them two questions. The first question: "Who do people say that I am?" The second question: "Who do you say that I am?" Matthew Kelly calls this second question THE JESUS QUESTION. How you answer this question will affect every aspect of your life. We have CD kiosks located in the vestibule of the Church, as well as in the adoration chapel. Please leave a donation, as this allows us to restock our supply. CDs can also be ordered directly from

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Monday: Col 1:24 -- 2:3; Ps 62:6-7, 9; Lk 6:6-11, or, for Labor Day, any readings from the Mass "For the Blessing of Human Labor," nos. 907-911 Tuesday: Mi 5:1-4a or Rom 8:28-30; Ps 13:6 Mt 1:1-16, 18-23 [18-23] Wednesday: Col 3:1-11; Ps 145:2-3, 10-13ab; Lk 6:20 -26 Thursday: Col 3:12-17; Ps 150:1b-6; Lk 6:27-38 Friday: 1 Tm 1:1-2, 12-14; Ps 16:1b-2a, 5, 7-8, 11; Lk 6:39-42 Saturday: 1 Tm 1:15-17; Ps 113:1b-7; Lk 6:43-49 Sunday: Is 50:5-9a; Ps 116:1-6, 8-9; Jas 2:14-18; Mk 8:27-35

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. 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.

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 September 6: 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. For Good health for Carol and Lynn. 2. For the repose of the soul of Robert Koller Sr. 3. For the repose of the soul of Richard Prezioso. 4. For Hunter, a sick grandchild. 5. For the protection of the unborn 6. In thanksgiving to St. Joseph for prayers answered on 8/25/15.

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

Women’s Morning of Recollection All women are warmly invited to our next MOR which will be held on Tuesday, September 8th from 10am to noon in the Holy Family Chapel. The recollection includes Confession, meditations, a practical talk, time for private prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. We hope you can join us! For more information, call Mary Buch at 630-9618342. Child care is also available, please call or text Juliana Hepburn at 630-877-0010. Saint Josemaria is on Facebook! Follow the official “Saint Josemaria” page today, get daily inspirational quotes and testimonies, and share with your family and friends at

Monday 1am Monday 2am Tuesday 2am Tuesday 8am Friday 1am Saturday 2am Saturday 4pm Please consider visiting with our Lord at this time. Call Barb at 630-885-1726 or

PRAYER NETWORK If prayers are needed, please call Jay Albarran at 630-961-3835 or Connie Wanberg at 630-355-3056.

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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 9 AM 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 October we will remove names put on prior to September 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 9 AM 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 9 AM on Friday.

Marcia Adams, Kelsey Allen, Don Anderson, Cheryl Augspurger, Lorraine Babyar, David Bakke, Alli Bayer, Mike Bayer, Steven Bermes, Matt Bloodgood, Donna Booth, Rose Briceno, Evelyn Brown, Charles Bruce, Mary Bruce, Rachel Bryan, Alina Cardenas, Natalia Carlos, Don Cassa, Colette Cerulla, Mary Beth Cesare, Kirstin Chernawsky, Baby Franco Colasante, Baby Santino Colasante, Mike Considine, Toni Cooper, Patricia Cory, Fortunato Cruz, Victoria Cruz, Scott Dawson, Diane Dobbs, Mary Dorn, 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, Randi Gatz, Mary Ginnan-Renzas, Edward Goerling, Joe Gorman, Emmerence Greenberg, Rose Grimes, Nikki Gudall, Don Haas, Mary Beth Harmon, Eileen Hawell, Sami Henderson, Constance Hennessy, Jacqualyne Hill, Penny Holtz, Bernie Hurd, Bishop Joseph Imesch, Jan Janczak, Mark Jenkins, Michael Joyce, Marion Kenny, Winifred Kolar, Mary Kouri, Maddie Kowalski, Nancy Kratville, Thomas Krauss, Kathleen Krutak, Ben Kujawa, George and Nora Kullick, Edmund Kurzawa, Jeanine LaBelle, Samantha Lent, Michael Lietz, Vi Livernash, Maria Macedo, Monica Macedo, Joan Marchaterre, Rose Marks, Tom Mathern, Babies Maria & Ben Mauloff, David McCarthy, Margaret McDonnell, Patricia McEttrick, Marlene Mikolajczyk, Tom Mlyniec, Barb Moceri, Diane Mrizek, Roger Mumper, Wendell K. Myles, Cesar Naguit, Zeny Naguit, Kim Nemeth, Dennis Nielsen, Frank Nitti, Eugene and Mercedes Niziloek, Ann Nowak, Fr. James Nowak, Tommy O’Grady, Matthew Ousterout, Jean Oxenreiter, Daniel Parker, Ben Parrilli, Dave Paulsen, John Pfeuffer, Patty Piekarczyk, Pat Pradel, Eva Prochorow, Jeanette Prochorow, Walter Prochorow, Lisa Rakowski, Katie Rommel, Sharon Ruff, Peter Ruocco, Harrison Ruzicka, Patricia Rynne, Maria San Juan, Catherine Sawner, Charles Schenk, Rita Schmidt, Roger Schmith, Betty Scholp, Bob Scholp, Virginia Schultz, Estelle Schuman, Ysabelle Simbol, Sr. Aniceta Skube O.P., Irene Slowick, Edward Slowik, John Stewart, Tom Stone, Jim Streu, Allison Surin, George Svec, Mark Szachnitowski, Eileen Szarek, Frances Tavernaro, Sheila Thornley, Jeannie Thorpe, Bernice Tokarski, Rebecca Tomsik, Bernard Toussaint, Akiko Toyohara, Sharon Tworek, Christopher Vacek, Laine VanHoutan, Noah VanHoutan, Carmen Vasquez, Charles Villaseñor, Judy Vissepo, Betty Vose, James Walsh, Stephanie Watts, Marie Williams, Douglas Wilson, Janice Wilson, Audrey Witnik, Sylvia Wolfe, Beverly Wyatt, Rena Yarshen, Stephanie Young-Hayes, Bill Yudchitz, Deacon Kevin Zeeb, Jayne Zenker, Helen Zgoda, Mary Elizabeth Zink.

Newly added this week: James Sheppard, Kim Nemeth, Tracy Condon, Diane Varner, Maria C. Alonzo, Ruth Ann Yunker, Mary Lou Ackerman, and Jim Heffron 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 Bernice Gallup, James Katecki, L’era Kotecki, Annie Legere, Letitcia Antiporda, and Janel Sebany.

Please Remember in Prayer our Men and Women Serving in the Military U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joseph Burns Daniel Caddigan Major Frank Girdwain Sgt. Mike McDonnell Airman Steve McDonnell Sgt. Zachary McKenty Captain Scott Paeth Major Tamara Prasse Sr. Airman Daniel Shea Senior Airman Amanda Shea Sgt. Dan Steenstra Sgt. Nicole Finnigan Underwood U.S. Army Captain Michael Caddigan Captain John J. Case Major Mary Cassidy Lt. Col. Richard Collage Captain Tom Crane Major Thomas E. Goerling Sgt. Anthony Gorup Spc. Jon Gurnik Lt. Col. Sean Hermick Sgt. Kellen Jones 1 Lt. Josh Laz Captain Stephen Laz Captain Aimee Laz Park PFC Steven Powell Major Michael Predny 1st Lt. Andrew J. Prunty Captain Daniel Rickert 1st Lt. David Rickert Harrison Ruzicka, SPEC. 4 Sgt. 1st Class Pamela Schmecht Sgt. Jeremy See Captain Stephen Stoll

U.S. Army (cont’d) SPC Robert Surran Sgt. Craig Vladika Captain Eileen White U.S. Navy LCDR Thomas Bock Captain Anthony Giglio Lt. Tom Kuhrt Commander Chris Kurgan Ensign Patrick Marsh Lt. Kaleb Moore Captain Debra Scheel Lt. Kasey Scheel Lt. Matthew Scheel Ensign Michael Schmitz U.S. Marine Corps Captain Kevin Bowler Captain Donald J. Carlsen CWO2 John Crites Sgt. Richard DiBiaso PFC Jonathon Dragovan 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. Coast Guard P.D. John McNellis

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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Christian Service Happenings Thank You Saints Peter and Paul Parishioners We honor you Associate members of our parish group. Thank you ever so much; yes we thank you for all that you have done for the Society. You are probably curious who these Associate members are. Unlike members who actively participate in working with those who come to us for assistance, the Associate members are you:

You who said a prayer, recited the rosary for the poor and suffering who live in fear and doubt, loneliness and dread

You who shared some of your monies and gift cards with the Society to help those in need

You who donated food, clothing and furniture for those who are less fortunate

You who offered your business services at a discounted rate to those in need allowing us to stretch our dollars

You who volunteered to deliver food baskets and clothing to those in need during the holiday seasons

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You who volunteered to help with the clothing drive

You who took the time to say a kind word to someone less fortunate These are just a few of the ways that you have been a helper to the Society. Yes thank you our “Associate Members”. For without your generous support the Society would not have been able to help over 2501 individuals this past year. Thank you for the ministry of charity you have shown to those in need within our Parish boundaries.

Transitional Housing Ministry: Mentors Needed 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 self-sufficiency. 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. Legion of Mary Our Lady of Sorrows Praesidium… Outdoor Rosary On Tuesday, September 8th, beginning at 7pm, in honor of the feast day of our Blessed Virgin Mother’s Nativity, Our Lady of Sorrows Legion of Mary Praesidium, together with parishioners who attend rosary night on Tuesday evenings, will be praying the rosary in fromt of our Blessed Mother’s statue located in the lawn area in front of the junior high building. We hope you can join us for this special devotion and evening of prayer.

Elizabeth Ministry 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.

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 email her at:

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Around Town and Beyond St. Peter Barn Sale Kane County Fairgrounds St. Charles IL

Rte 38 & Randall Rd. Entrance 1 block west of Randall on Rte 38

Saturday, Sept. 19, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Collectibles, Appliances, Baby Items, Bikes, Books, Music, Houseware, Clothing, Shoes, Electronics, Crafts, Furniture, Home Décor, Linens, Sporting Goods, Tools, Hardware, More!

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 6:30 – 11:00pm St. Michael Catholic Church — Wheaton, IL Tickets: $50 (includes mystery, appetizers & live music) Call 815-724-1140 to buy your tickets today!

Breakfast, lunch, snacks for sale Questions: St. Peter Church, Geneva IL 630-232-0124 x 310

Please join us as we come “Together for Life” Woman’s Choice Services 10th annual fundraiser dinner and awards night. Friday, September 18 Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace. Cocktail Hour is at 6pm. Dinner and Program begin at 7pm. Dinner is complementary and the opportunity to make a financial gift will be extended Keynote speaker: Fr. Thomas Loya Host “Light of the East Radio” heard on EWTN Radio Emcee: Shelia Liaguminas Host “A Closer Look” heard on Relevant Radio RSVP by Fri, Sep 11 to Mary Griffith at 630-261-9564 x103 or

40 Days for Life Aurora Kickoff Join us Saturday, Sept 19 at 9am in front of Planned Parenthood, 3051 E New York St., Aurora. Speakers include Steve Karlen of 40 Days for Life, Eric Scheidler of Pro-Life Action League, and more!

Who: Young Adults ages 18-35 Where: St. Michael’s Faith Center, Wheaton, IL (across the street from the Church) Join us for a Bible Study led by Cooper White and former Anglican priest Kevin Middlesworth, both recent converts to Catholicism! Sponsored by St. Michael’s Young Adult Group.

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PADS 11th Annual Run 4 Home 10K & 5K Run, 5K Walk When: Saturday, September 19th at 8am. 703 W Liberty, Wheaton. (Two blocks north of Roosevelt on Carlton at Prairie Path.) Awards ceremony at 9:15am. Pre-registration is available at through September 17th. Race day registration is available as well. PREGNANT? NEED HELP? Waterleaf Women's Center National Birthright National Pregnancy Hotline National Adoption Hotline Rachel’s Vineyard Natural Family Planning The Nurturing Network Crisis Pregnancy Woman’s Choice Services Project Gabriel

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

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Matrimonial Love: A Practical Course in Living Successful Married Life This professional course uses the Harvard Case Study Method to explore many issues facing spouses and their families. It is meant to give confidence and practical assistance to couples struggling to nurture each other and their children toward happy, wholesome family life. General Sessions, 7-9pm: September 12—Mock session October 24—Fidelity November 21—Conjugal Love February 20, 2016—Marriage Communication March 19—Work and Family April 16—Family Life Total Course Fee: $180 ($50 deposit) For more information, contact or Beth and Jim Morgan at 773-416-3286.