Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church Saints Peter & Paul 2015 Confirmandi April 18, 2015 Steven Sebastian Acosta Morgan Agatha Allen William Simon Bakke Marcin John Paul Balutowski Claire Cecilia Baranyk Kathryn Maria Barnes Mark Joseph Behna Grace Catherine Benak Aaron Michael Benson Nicholas Sebastian Bolda Grace Cecilia Bordignon Sarah Elizabeth Borish Amy Anne Brennan Kelly Catherine Brennan Elizabeth Mary Brouch Sophia Alena Bruce Margaret Catherine Burke Frank Cabrera Francesco Domenico Joseph Carlos Mary Grace Maria Carter Hannah Kateri Chaet Brian George Clune Brooke Catherine Cochran Madeline Lucy Collins Bridget Genevieve Curtis Timothy Andrew Dalton Brianna Maria D’Angelo Claire Lucy Dause Jacob Michael Davidson Gianna Lucy Delgado Carly Elizabeth Demoll Eden Marie Teresa Dilinila Joseph Peter Dockery Brandon Nicholas Doyle Hannah Patricia Drendel Charlie Theodore Emerson Lauren Catherine Emrich Patrick Brian England Carmella Marcellina Estopare Thomas Feller Catherine Fister Ryan Thomas Flynn Duncan William Fox Tom Gabriel Freier Rachel Bernadette Fuller Elise James Girardot Isabella Mary Goncalves
Jack Dominic Goode Amanda Jane Gosswein Mclean Gabriel Griffin Lauren Catherine Grubisic Andrew Guerrieri Brandon Christopher Guido Jordan Jacinta Guido Cassandra Anne Hackett Mary Kate Rita Hansen Olivia Veronica Heraty Nathaniel Bartholomew Hermick Jeremy Michael Hernandez Claire Anne Hill Nicholas Bernard Hoeppel Crostifino Michael Holmes Emily Clare Hotz Nathan Telemachus Hu Madison Agnes Hubbard Amber Joan Hunter Mary Therese James Jacobs Kyra Catherine Jansky Mary Grace Anne Kauper Emily Catherine Kittell Isabella Cecilia Kocan Alexa Victoria Lembach Bridget Kateri Lienau Caroline Cecilia Loftus Colin Constantine Lundy Kamil Francis Malacha Kieran Margaret Manning Greta Bernadette Maras Evangelina Bernadette Martinez Robert Francis Maszka Morgan Catherine McAndrew Claire Anne McBride Colleen Loyola McCabe Sydney Elizabeth McFadden Robert Francis Xavier McGaw Emma Rita McLaughlin William Francis Mendrys Leah Clare Molloy Megan Julia Moran Alexis Rose Nawara Patrick Hubert Neis David Peter Olson Hannah Katherine Owens Maximilian Owens
Kathleen Mary Pankow Kelly Mary Parker Emily Bridget Poland Charlotte Ann Poole Clara Lucy Prasse Madelene Colette Przybysz Quinn Thomas Radeke Michelle Cecilia Ramos Alyssa Cecilia Ranieri Kelly Elizabeth Rebmann Grace Gemma Reid Kevin Sebastian Rex Clarice Margaret Rocchi Steven Christopher Schabacker Jessica Victoria Schaefer Maeve Kateri Scheltens Patricia Cecilia Scheltens Kamryn Mary Schlewitt Noel John Paul Schlueter Emily John Paul Schur Mary Clare Bernadette Shay Thomas Patrick Shilgalis Angelena Cecilia Sichelski David A. Sebastian Silva Andrew Paul Smith Luke Theophilus Smith David Sotir Micayla Elizabeth Squire Tomasz Jerome Stanula Anna Maria Faustina Stratton Griffin Sebastian Sturtz Madelyn Mary Magdalene Surin Luke Sebastian Sznajder Matthew James Teteak Jason Gregory Van Dyne John Thomas Van Poucke Logan Cesar Van Poucke Rachel Cecilia Viehmann Joseph Lawrence Villa Sarah Chiara Vitro Mary Elizabeth Julie Voss Katherine Maria Waller Alexandra Rose Wasowicz Joseph Pier Giorgio Wozniak Michael Zachary Wymer Emily Michael Ynion
April 19, 2015
Third Sunday of Easter 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 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Website: www.sspeterandpaul.net Facebook: SS Peter and Paul New Evangelization PRIESTS Father Thomas Milota, Pastor .......................................... 630-718-2106 Father Raj Kocherla, Parochial Vicar ............................... 630-718-2105 Father Steven Borello, 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: 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 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 SERVICE MINISTRY Director: Deacon Joe Verdico ............................................ 630-718-2155 PARISH NURSE / PASTORAL MINISTRY Paulette Shea ...................................................................... 630-718-2127 SENIOR SERVICES Deacon Joe Verdico, Communion Call Coordinator .......... 630-718-2155 Paulette Shea, Parish Nurse ................................................ 630-718-2127 Deacon Michael Crowell, Young at Heart Director ............ 630-718-2197 NURSERY COORDINATOR Donna Widmann................................................................. 630-718-2165 PERPETUAL ADORATION VOICEMAIL ................630-355-1014 ext 2442
PARISH COUNCIL MEMBERS Thomas Lupinacci, President/ New Evangelization Commission Brendan Heffron, Vice-President & Secretary / Worship Commission Jerry Buch, Administration Commission 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 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, 11:00AM, 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: 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: 10:00 AM (Holy Family Chapel) and 7:00 PM (Church) (No 10:00AM Confessions on 2nd Tuesday of the month) Thursdays: 7:15 AM & 4:30 PM (Church) Saturdays: 4:00 PM (Holy Family Chapel) Sundays: 7:00 PM (Church) (Confessions are also heard at 10:30AM on the 4th Saturday of the Month in the Holy Family Chapel.)
WEDDINGS At least one of the engaged persons (or their parents) must be a registered parishioner for a minimum of three months before the parish will check the calendar for a wedding date. 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 www.sspeterandpaul.net.
BAPTISMS We baptize at SSPP each Sunday of the month at 2 PM. Please review the complete baptismal policy at www.sspeterandpaul.net.
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.
April 19, 2015
Third Sunday of Easter
Communication from the Bishop Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We need your support to continue to strengthen the Church at home and help mission dioceses right here in the United States. The Catholic Home Missions Appeal supports dioceses in the United States and its territories that lack the resources to provide basic pastoral ministry to their populations. Through annual grants, Catholic Home Missions funds catechesis, seminarian education, lay ministry training, Hispanic ministry, and other pastoral programs for dioceses in need. As a result of parishioners’ generosity, Catholic Home Missions impacts the lives of nearly nine million Catholics. The dioceses funded by the appeal comprise nearly 45 percent of all US dioceses. For the Diocese of Crookston, Minnesota, the call to a New Evangelization rings home. While there are approximately 35,000 Catholics living within the borders of the diocese, several thousand of these Catholics have become estranged from the practice of their faith. In order to reach out to these people, the diocese must overcome the challenge of distance, as well as a shortage of priests. The small Catholic population spans 14 counties, with only 36 active and 12 retired priests. This shortage leaves one county in the diocese with only a single Catholic church and one priest. With a grant from Catholic Home Missions, the diocese is training seven seminarians for the priesthood. These young men will return to their diocese in order to administer the sacraments within the parishes and to evangelize those who have fallen away and are waiting to be called back into the fold. Mission dioceses often struggle with high rates of poverty and a lack of educated pastoral and lay leadership. With your support, the Catholic Home Missions Appeal can continue to provide catechesis, lay leadership training, funding for seminarian education, and other essential pastoral outreach in home mission dioceses. Please be generous in the Catholic Home Missions Appeal and help strengthen the Church at home. Your support will truly make a difference. Thank you, and God bless you. Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon Bishop of Joliet
Collection to be taken April 25 & 26, 2015
We Welcome our New Parochial Vicar Fr. Sebastian Gargol I was born on April 30, 1985 in the 1,000-year-old town of Wrocław, Poland to a traditional Catholic family. At the age of 5, I became an altar server and felt in love with the liturgy. In 2004 after graduating from seminary high school in Czestochowa, I returned to my home city and started formation for the priesthood at the Metropolitan Major Seminary. After I had completed my philosophy studies, I transferred to Sts. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Michigan, which is affiliated with the Diocese of Joliet. I graduated in 2012 and received my Master of Divinity degree. Shortly afterwards, on June 2, 2012, I was ordained a priest by Bishop Daniel Conlon and was appointed Parochial Vicar at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Romeoville. I'm very happy about my new assignment and I look forward to working at Saints Peter and Paul. -Fr. Sebastian Gargol
April 19, 2015
Third Sunday of Easter
A Message from our Pastor Dear Parishioners of Saints Peter and Paul, Father Sebastian Gargol It is a pleasure to introduce to you Father Sebastian Gargol who has been ordained three years and will begin service at Saints Peter and Paul Parish the third week of June. Father Sebastian has served as parochial vicar at Saint Andrew in Romeoville for three years, coming to us with a great deal of experience. Father Sebastian's photo and biography are printed in the bulletin this week. Father Steven Borello will be with us through the end of July when he will depart from us to teach in the seminary in Minnesota where our parishioner, James Guarascio, is studying. Father Rosimar Dias who has helped us out on a part-time basis for the last five years will be moving to Arlington, Virginia, to do his internship in counseling with the Diocese of Arlington. We will have a celebration for Father Borello and Father Rosimar the second weekend of June to wish them well.
Father Paul Solomon Paul Solomon will be ordained a priest at the Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet on May 16th. Father Paul's first Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at 12:30 pm on May 17th. Paul is a graduate of Saints Peter and Paul Parish School and is a long-time member of the parish. Please join us for Mass on the 17th followed by a reception and wish Father Paul well.
Confirmation Congratulations to our Confirmation class! Bishop Daniel Conlon confirmed 143 young people from our parish school and parish religious education programs this Saturday. These students have worked hard to prepare themselves for the reception of this Sacrament by a life of faithful love in Jesus Christ. They not only attend regular religious education classes but have also volunteered for service within the community, take a rigorous written exam, an oral exam administered by priests, deacons and staff as well as making weekly written reflections on the Sunday Mass readings. Please pray for our Confirmation candidates that they will continue to be true examples of Christian faith, hope and love. May Almighty God bless you and keep you. In Christ,
Fr. Thomas A. Milota
Dear Parishioners of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, On behalf of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, I thank you for your generous donation. Please know that your gifts will be used to further the apostolates of the American Province of the Sisters. In addition and more importantly, please know of my gratitude for your lives of fidelity and witness to Christ. The vocations in the Church are many, but there is but one Lord and one mission. We, Sisters, are grateful for you and promise you our prayers. Blessed Easter! Mother M. Maximilia Um, FSGM Provincial Superior
April 19, 2015
Third Sunday of Easter
Candidates for the Parish Council Elections Elections for two At-Large positions on the Saints Peter & Paul Parish Council will be held the weekend of April 25-26, 2015. Ballots will be available at all the Masses. Below find information regarding the candidates for these positions.
John Moravecek Hello, my name is John Moravecek and I'm a candidate running for the Parish Council. I have been married to my beautiful wife Gayle for 34 years and we have been attending Saints Peter and Paul Church since we moved to Naperville in 1985. I'm 58 years old and a retired Police Officer after serving 25 years on a suburban Police Department. I am currently the Deputy Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 1369 and also a 4th Degree member with the Romeo Blanchette Assembly 3044. Since being a member of the Council I've been named twice, Knight of the month and family of the month. With the Blanchette Assembly I've been named Sir Knight of the month, twice. This past December at the Council’s annual Christmas party my wife and I were also named family of the year. I'm also active on the board of directors of a women's center called “Well of Mercy” in Chicago, IL., which gets support from the Father McGivney group and the Knights of Columbus Council 1369. As you are also probably aware, the Knights Council currently holds the Parish fish fry in which I am deeply involved and committed to, by the overseeing the kitchen operations. The reason I am vying for the Parish Council is to be completely involved in the rich tradition and heritage along with family/Christian values of the Parish and to be an asset well into the future. I will continue to be part of the Parish until I'm called home by our Lord. Thank you for your support. God bless.
Scott Jenkins I am a convert to the Church in 1978. This was the result of watching my bride Stephanie’s parent’s bright witness in all they did and said. We were living in Salt Lake City when the Bishop formed a new parish out of three surrounding parishes. Our pastor asked me to teach High School (10, 11 & 12) CCD. The class focused on life lessons, Catholic morality, the Sacraments, and Christian grace. Presently, I am a member of SSPP. I have the privilege and great fun to teach 6th grade RE on Tuesday afternoons. I’m a member of the Naperville K of C 1369. I have been married to Stephanie for 41 years! We have 2 adopted children: Mark, 25 and Katie, 23. I support directly and indirectly prolife efforts. I am active in promoting the mission of The Acton Institute. Acton is an ecumenical, Christian think-tank, whose mission is the promotion of a free and virtuous society using individual liberty sustained by religious principles. I strongly support how the Christian message is delivered here at our Parish. Serving at the Parish Council level has been a fleeting thought for some time but it is with the encouragement of several Parish families that I come forward. I served on the Parish Council at the new Parish mentioned above for 4 years during the formation of the Parish.
James Streu My name is James Streu. I have been a parishioner at Ss. Peter and Paul Church for over 10 years. My wife Sandy and I were married here in 2006, and we have been blessed with 4 children. Our oldest daughter is in first grade at Ss. Peter and Paul School. My wife and I are on the Parish Pre-Cana team and have been involved with marriage preparation for 7 years. I am a Firefighter/Paramedic for the city of Naperville. I would like to be on the Parish Council because the Catholic faith is a priority to my family and myself. I wish to aid in the mission of the Parish and the Church. In my career, I have acquired the skills to work as a member of a team and make sound decisions. As husband and father, I trust in Christ and Our Lady to guide me. Thank you for your consideration and God bless.
April 19, 2015
Third Sunday of Easter Mass Intentions
Saturday, April 18 6:45 AM For the Protection of the Unborn 8:00 AM Margaret Muscato (A) Vigil Masses for the Third Sunday of Easter 5:00 PM Richard Jaworski 6:30 PM Nena Villanueva Sunday, April 19—Third Sunday of Easter 6:30 AM Patricia Drzemala (A) 8:00 AM Joseph Colletti (A) 9:30 AM Frank and Hilda (B) Johannville and Family 11:00 AM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 12:30 PM Josephine Friedrich 5:30 PM Donald Spaulding (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Frank Riley
Holy Family Chapel 9:30 AM Tim Krause 11:00 AM Frederick Boland Jr. Monday, April 20 6:45 AM Purgatorial Society 8:00 AM Frank Riley (A) 5:15 PM Robert Huesing (B) Tuesday, April 21 6:45 AM James King (A) 8:00 AM Frank Riley 5:15 PM Dorothy Kaufman (A) Wednesday, April 22 6:45 AM Roy and Mayme Holubar 8:00 AM Joseph Pletka 5:15 PM William Hauser Thursday, April 23 6:45 AM Margaret and Herman Meis 8:00 AM Andrew Repak 5:15 PM Richard Nelson (A) Friday, April 24 6:45 AM Frank Dunbar 8:00 AM Danute Mikniene Saturday, April 25—St. Mark 6:45 AM In Thanksgiving for the Profession of Sr. Marie Benedicta 8:00 AM John Hanik Vigil Masses for the Fourth Sunday of Easter 5:00 PM John Houston 6:30 PM Paula Hruskoci and the Hruskoci and Raak Famlies Sunday, April 26—Fourth Sunday of Easter 6:30 AM Deceased Priests of Ss Peter and Paul and the Diocese of Joliet 8:00 AM Roy Barkei (A) 9:30 AM Eugene O’Keefe (A) 11:00 AM Steve Lillis 12:30 PM Ss Peter and Paul Parishioners 5:30 PM Philip S. Reynertson (LATIN MASS) 8:00 PM Stefan Szela and the Intentions of Nancy Kolanowski
Holy Family Chapel 9:30 AM 11:00 AM
Tim Krause Eleanor Putz
School Masses The next school Masses will be celebrated at 8:00am on Tuesday, April 21st and Thursday, April 23rd.
Vocations Operation Andrew Dinner Fathers Milota, Raj and I would like to invite all men 8th grade and older whose hearts are open to a priestly vocation to join us for an Operation Andrew Dinner with Bishop Conlon on Wednesday, April 22nd at St. Francis Parish in Bolingbrook. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends by 8:00 p.m. Participants will have the chance hear a vocation story, ask questions and meet other young men interested in knowing more about the priesthood. If interested, please contact me, Fr. Steven, at [email protected]
PARISH SACRIFICIAL GIVING We sincerely thank everyone for their contributions! For the new fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, the weekly Sunday collection goal is $45,445. Fiscal Year-to-Date Information (as of 4-13-15) Fiscal Year-to-Date Goal:
Actual Year-to-Date Collections Including Credit Cards:
Amount Above Goal:
Weekly Sunday Goal (based on 51 Sundays):
April 12, 2015 Regular Collection:
April 2015 Credit Card (monthly budget $23,000):
April 2015 ACH (monthly budget $5,000):
April 12, 2015 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. 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.
April 19, 2015
Third Sunday of Easter
Religious Education Update REGISTRATIONS for the 2015/2016 Religious Education year were sent home with the youngest student in each family this past week. Please check your child’s bag. If you did not receive a packet, please contact the Religious Education office at 630-357-2436. Return your registration by the due date of May 4, 2015 for the lowest discounted tuition.
We are in need of two families to host our summer Totus Tuus team. You do not have to have a child in the program in order to help! This is a wonderful opportunity to interact with the seminarians and young women who have dedicated their summer to present this program throughout the diocese. The team needs two "host homes," one for the men and one for the women. Housing of team members takes place from their arrival Saturday evening until their departure the following Friday afternoon/evening or Saturday morning. Each team will provide their own transportation to and from the parish. Host families can take on different shapes and sizes. Families with children, older adults, etc. are all potential host families. The two teachers can be paired in one room together, two bedrooms are not needed. We do ask that separate beds, air mattresses, etc. be provided for each team member. Bathroom facilities can be shared with the family. If you can help or if you would like more information, please contact Theresa Pratt in the Religious Education office: 630-718-2133 or [email protected]
The warmer weather is slowly making its way to Naperville, but Old Man Winter is still ruining our plans! Due to the snow/cold days this year, the last day of school for District 204 is Monday, June 8th...our first day of Vacation Bible School! Please don't let this stop you from registering for VBS! We'll catch everybody up on the second day and make sure any child who can't be there the first day gets a treat bag filled with EVEREST VBS goodies. They'll even get a bag of snow seeds so they can make their own snow. How's that for getting back at Mother Nature?! For District 203 and other school districts: You may have finished school but we want you to join in the fun too! From the main page of the parish website, go to Religious Education and then click on Summer Programs for more info and to register.
The New Evangelization NEW RCIA Classes starting April 22 Do you know anyone who might be ready to become Catholic??
RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY FACTS
DID YOU KNOW……. 125 years ago, the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary came to Bourbonnais from Paris, to minister in the infirmary at St. Viator’s College and within ten years founded a hospital and boarding school.
Perhaps you have been coming to Mass for years and haven’t yet come fully into the Church. RCIA is the process that prepares and welcomes people into the Catholic Church. If you know of anyone interested in learning more about becoming Catholic, please have them contact Sister Sandra Zorko at 630-718-2154 for more information. A new session will be starting Wednesday, April 22, 2015. and classes will be held on Wednesday evenings.
April 19, 2015
Third Sunday of Easter
Saints Peter and Paul School News 8th Graders to be Confirmed this weekend! Please pray for our 8th graders and those students from religious education and surrounding colleges and high schools as they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation Saturday morning. Congratulations and many Blessings to all our newest Confirmandi!
Congratulations to our 3rd Place Chess Team in the Our Lady of Peace Chess Championship on April 10th – James Keegan (3rd grade), Oscar Reed and James Keely (both 2nd grade), we are so proud!
Did you know that Saints Peter & Paul was among the pioneers in the Naperville area to begin Full Day Kindergarten classes? We also have a great Extended Day Program for our students. Over 80% of our 8th Graders attend area Catholic High Schools including: Benet, St. Francis, Montini, Marmion, Joliet Catholic and Rosary. We are proud to say that among those, 78% of those are currently on the Honor Roll at their school. Paying us a visit is the best way to find out what we are all about and to get a great feel for our welcoming school environment! Registration is now being accepted for the 2015-2016 School Year. Please contact us and we will be happy to show you what makes a Saints Peter & Paul School education so special. For more information and/or to schedule a tour please contact our Office at (630) 355-0113 or email [email protected]
We hope to see you soon!
DINNER DANCE ON HORIZON- A night to celebrate, give thanks, and have fun!! One of everybody's favorite teachers, Mrs. Claudia Cassells, is being inducted into our school's Hall of Honors on Friday, April 24, at our annual dinner dance being held at the Naperville Country Club. She will be joined in our induction ceremony by Mr. Bill Blum, Sr. from the class of 1962. Sponsored by our Advancement Board, this celebration of Catholic Education is a also a wonderful opportunity for a marvelous evening of fellowship, frivolity, dining, and dancing. On this occasion we will also be acknowledging members of our faculty and staff who are enjoying milestone anniversaries. The list includes: Pat Burson – 35 yrs. Rich Row – 35 yrs. Kathy Lincoln – 15 yrs. Colleen Steck – 15 yrs. Mary Ellen Whelan – 15 yrs.
Mary Corrigan – 10 yrs. Pat Mahoney ’73 – 10 yrs. Kerry LaScala – 10 yrs. Emily Roche – 5 yrs. Stephanie Nocera Walker ‘00 – 5 yrs. Katie Zavodny Paski ’99 – 5 yrs.
The dinner dance also provides us with a wonderful forum to recognize those parents who are members of our school's Leadership Boards and whose term of service expires in June:
For ticket information, please call either: Pat Burson – 630-718-2166
Home & School Teresa Hemsworth, Jenny Knapp, Marilyn Skarbek
Athletic Association Mike Enright, Kelly Flynn, Bruce Guay, Matt Johnson
Christin Kacedan – 630-470-9391
Advancement Board Jim Barz, Bill Hayes ’84, Peter Knapp, Bill Waight
School Board Kathee Fox
Teresa Hemsworth – 773-576-0565
April 19, 2015
Third Sunday of Easter Sacred Music
April 19, 2015
Third Sunday of Easter
Christian Service Happenings YOUNG AT HEART & FRIENDS FRIDAY, MAY 1ST, ST. FRANCIS ADORATION CHAPEL. The 1st Friday Mass will be held at noon in our St. Francis Adoration Chapel. Following the Mass, we will gather upstairs at the St. Paul Center for the New Evangelization for a complimentary light lunch, movie and conversation. Everyone is welcome!!
Knitters & Crocheters Just a reminder, we will be meeting on Wednesday, May 13th at 10am in the St. Paul Center. We will be working on our Cross wall hanging, for which so many of you have knitted squares. Please plan to join us as your schedule permits. For more information, call Paulette at 630-718-2127.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR EVENTS, PLEASE CALL DEACON MICHAEL CROWELL AT 718-2197 OR PAULETTE SHEA AT 718-2127.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus explains the meaning of the scriptures. Like the disciples, when we offer and receive forgiveness our hearts burn because we encounter the risen Christ within us. Have you considered answering the call to “help the poor find forgiveness and healing in their life” by joining the Society of St. Vincent de Paul? Please continue to help us by placing a donation in a green envelope found at the side and rear entrances of the church and chapel. We may be contacted by calling 630-355-1081. Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and its patron, Saint Vincent de Paul.
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 email her at: [email protected]
SS Peter and Paul Troop IL0908 American Heritage Girls Troop IL0908 at SS Peter and Paul Parish will have registration for new and continuing members after June 1. Our troop will meet in September every second and fourth Monday of the month from 4:30-6:00 PM. 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 Teresa Shoup [email protected]
or Mary Beth Zabinski [email protected]
for more details.
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News from the Knights Knights of Columbus Council No. 1369 615 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville, IL 60563 www.napervillekofc.org
TRANSITIONAL HOUSING MINISTRY Lord, you have entrusted mankind with the care of all your creation, and you have called everyone involved in our Transitional Housing Ministry to help homeless families become self-sufficient. We pray that you especially bless each and every one of them for the good hearts and dedicated efforts they bring to this ministry. Please strengthen them in your gifts of wisdom, rightjudgment, patience, fortitude and good counsel as they so faithfully strive to guide each family to self-sufficiency. Sustain and guide them, O God! Amen. (For any information about THM, call Jack Flowers at 630-3554886.)
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 630-718-2127 if you have any questions.
04-21 – Tuesday – Officers and Directors Planning Meeting – 7:00 PM (Larry Pociask)- Create Nominating Committee 04-26 – Sunday – Special Olympics at North Central College – 8 to 5:30 (Joe Hlava) – WORKERS NEEDED 05-05 – Tuesday – Business Meeting – Nominating of Officers – 7:30 PM 05-10 – Sunday – Mother’s Day – Bottles for Babies Fund Drive Begins (John Hoyt) HELP NEEDED 05-16 – Saturday – Pro-Life Rosary - Planned Parenthood – 9:00 AM (John Zabinski) PRAYERS NEEDED 05-20 – Wednesday – Fraternal Event Night – Location TBD 05-25 – Monday – Memorial Day Parade – 10:00 AM (Coordinating Council – St. Elizabeth Seton)
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, Alex Rechenmacher at 247-0329 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.
Mark’s Gospel Corner Today’s Gospel is taken from Luke 24:36-48. Later in Luke 24:53, Jesus ascends to His Father in heaven. Once again, Jesus appears suddenly, announces peace, and shows the disciples His hands and feet. While astonished and bewildered, the disciples experience joy mixed with incredulity. Jesus then explains all that the Law, the Prophets, and the Psalms reveal about Him. Like on the Road to Emmaus, Jesus uses the Scriptures to reveal Himself to his disciples and teach them that it was necessary for the Messiah to suffer and die. He tells them that once the Father sends the promised Holy Spirit, they are to go out, beginning at home in Jerusalem, and preach the forgiveness of sin. This pattern repeats what was just experienced in Luke 24:13-35, on the Road to Emmaus. There is an inkling, an inclination, a burning desire in the hearts of the disciples, but there remains something lacking in their faith until Jesus is finally recognized in the breaking of the bread. Complete faith is not attained until the disciples witness Jesus ascending to His heavenly Father, Luke 24:52. At the Ascension, Jesus’ blessing prompts them to “worship him with great joy…. constantly praising God.” Returning to the Temple in Jerusalem, they openly proclaim God’s work of salvation as recounted today in the reading from the Acts of the Apostles. Now they experience a fuller faith and confidence in Jesus, which leads them to share the good news. The Gospel reminds us that faith and the persistence of doubt are not inconsistent on our journey to God. The Apostles believed, yet remained for a while incredulous. Faith is a gift. It is a journey. While some recognize Him quickly, as Mary Magdala did, others come to believe gradually, incrementally, much like the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4 and Nicodemus in John 3. What the Apostles, the Samaritan woman, and Nicodemus have in common is their willingness to listen, to remain open, and to admit their limitations and sinfulness, in the face of Jesus’ gradual revelation. They do not turn away like those in John 6:60: “His words are hard, who can believe?” Rather, the disciples remain and do not persist in their doubt, even when Jesus’ words are hard to believe, thereby allowing their faith to steadily grow. Like the father in Mark 9:24, a model disciple, we must proclaim, “I believe Lord, help my unbelief,” while simultaneously bringing our children and others to Jesus so that He might heal them.
April 19, 2015
Third Sunday of Easter
Pray With Us 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 [email protected]
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 April 19: READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:
Acts 6:8-15; Ps 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30; Jn 6:22-29 Acts 7:51 -- 8:1a; Ps 31:3cd-4, 6, 7b, 8a, 17, 21ab; Jn 6:30-35 Acts 8:1b-8; Ps 66:1-3a, 4-7a; Jn 6:35-40 Acts 8:26-40; Ps 66:8-9, 16-17, 20; Jn 6:44-51 Acts 9:1-20; Ps 117:1bc, 2; Jn 6:52-59 1 Pt 5:5b-14; Ps 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17; Mk 16:15-20 Acts 4:8-12; Ps 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29; 1 Jn 3:1-2; Jn 10:11-18
PRAYER NETWORK If prayers are needed, please call Jay Albarran at 630-961-3835 or Connie Wanberg at 630-355-3056.
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, April 27th, 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. 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 www.facebook.com/stjosemaria
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 complete healing and recovery of Lalitha Devadas. For Annemarie and her son’s special intentions. For complete healing and recovery of Sangeetha Devadas. For Andrew Mogni. For Jim to find employment. For all the confirmation candidates confirmed on April 18th at SSPP.
FLAME OF FAITH
Attention Parishioners and Visitors Please consider spending an hour with our Lord. Adorers are needed for the following hours:
Sunday 12-1am Sunday 3am Sunday 4am Monday 1am Friday 12 -1am Friday 1am Saturday 9pm Please consider visiting with our Lord at this time. Call Barb at 630-885-1726 or [email protected]
EVENING PRAYER AND BENEDICTION Please join us for Evening Prayer (Vespers) and Benediction, held every Thursday at 6:00pm in the St. Francis Adoration Chapel.
April 19, 2015
Third Sunday of Easter
Prayer Intentions PRAY FOR THE SICK
PRAYING FOR THE SICK AND DECEASED
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 May we will remove names put on prior to April 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, Emma Advincula, Bob Albrecht, Jim Albrecht, Kelsey Allen, Don Anderson, Cheryl Augspurger, Lorraine Augspurger, Lorraine Babyar, Aldo Balzarini, Monica Barton, Alli Bayer, Richard Berglund, Steven Bermes, Donna Booth, Rose Briceno, Ceal Brown, Evelyn Brown, Deacon Ron Brown, Charles Bruce, Mary Bruce, Baby Charles Brumbalo, Chris Bruni, Rachel Bryan, Alexandra Cangiano, Natalia Carlos, James E. Caracciolo, Matt Carroll, Don Cassa, Colette Cerulla, Mary Beth Cesare, Baby Franco Colasante, Baby Santino Colasante, Mike Considine, Fortunato Cruz, Victoria Cruz, Scott Dawson, Agnes DeHayes, William Dieter, Sr., Diane Dobbs, Mary Dorn, Bob Dragovan, Jean Drendel, Karen Eggen, Charles Farrell, Thomas Farrell, Charles Faso, III, Marilyn Feder, Betsy Feliciano, Terry Fenwick, Theresa Feranec, Julie Flick, Richard Flick, Robert Flick, Fran Ford, George Franicevic, Mary Ann Freitag, Pat Geary, Cardinal Francis George, Mary Ginnan-Renzas, Edward Goerling, Joe Gorman, Emmerence Greenberg, Rose Grimes, Shirley Gruhauer, Nikki Gudall, Ted Gysan, Don Haas, Alison Hagen, Andrew Harvey, Eileen Hawell, Sami Henderson, Constance Hennessy, Jacqualyne Hill, James, L. Hingle Jr, Gail Holmberg, Penny Holtz, Bernie Hurd, Domenic Iannaccone, Jan Janczak, Mark Jenkins, John Keenan, Laura Keistler, Marion Kenny, Michael J. Kerner, Nancy Kolanowski, Winifred Kolar, Irene Korczyk, Mary Kouri, Maddie Kowalski, Nancy Kratville, Thomas Krauss, Kathleen Krutak, Ben Kujawa, Edmund Kurzawa, Jeanine LaBelle, Maureen Lange, Pierre Lebeau, Samantha Lent, Michael Lietz, Vi Livernash, Maria Macedo, Monica Macedo, Joan Marchaterre, Rose Marks, Tom Mathern, Jeanette Prochorow McCann, David McCarthy, Margaret McDonnell, Patricia McEttrick, Walter Mebijinates, Margene H. Meis, Patrick Michel, Judy Michols, Don Millar, Tom Mlyniec, Roger Mumper, Cesar Naguit, Zeny Naguit, Dennis Nielsen, Juliann U. Niewiedzial, Frank Nitti, Ann Nowak, Fr. James Nowak, Tommy O’Grady, Matthew Ousterout, Jean Oxenreiter, Martha Pappadopoli, Daniel Parker, Ben Parrilli, Anand Pereira, Jim Peters, Child Peyton, John Pfeuffer, Patty Piekarczyk, Frank Pollina, Michael Pollina, Ruth Poradyla, Pat Pradel, Eva Prochorow, Walter Prochorow, Mr. Elenor Putz, Lisa Rakowski, Shirley M. Roe, Katie Rommel, Sharon Ruff, Peter Ruocco, Harrison Ruzicka, Donna Ryan, Patricia Rynne, Maria San Juan, Connie Savaglio, Catherine Sawner, Charles Schenk, Geraldine M. Schielka, Rita Schmidt, Roger Schmith, Betty Scholp, Robert Scholp Sr., Virginia Schultz, Ysabelle Simbol, Anna Skrzynecka, Sr. Aniceta Skube, O.P., Edward Slowik, John Stewart, Tom Stone, Jim Streu, Deacon Denis Stucko, Dorothy Sullivan, 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, Diane Varner, Carmen Vasquez, Charles Villaseñor, Judy Vissepo, James Walsh, Francis T. Watschun, Stephanie Watts, Frank Weidner, Bill Welch, Cathy White, Dr. Michael White, Marie Williams, Douglas Wilson, Janice Wilson, Audrey Witnik, Robert Wold, Sylvia Wolfe, Rund Yaqoob, Rena Yarshen, Stephanie Young-Hayes, Bill Yudchitz, Deacon Kevin Zeeb, Jayne Zenker, Mary Elizabeth Zink, Helen Zgoda. Newly added this week: Michael Arra, Steen Hiemke, John Kennedy, Mary Anne Ostrenga, Jim Peters, Ursula Richards and Stan Szachnitowski. 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 Kevin Hansen, John McCambridge, Robert Moravecek, Michael Murdock Sr., Carol Pavini, Ronald Pawlowski and Angelo Silvestri.
Please Remember in Prayer our Men and Women Please Remember in Prayer Men and Women Serving in the our Military Serving in the Military U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joseph Burns Daniel Caddigan Major 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. Dan Steenstra Sgt. Nicole Finnigan Underwood U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Michael Caddigan Captain John J. Case Major Mary Cassidy Lt. Col. Richard Collage Captain Tom Crane Major Thomas E. Goerling Sgt. Anthony Gorup Sgt. Kellen Jones 1 Lt. Josh Laz Captain Stephen Laz Captain Aimee Laz Park PFC Christopher Pavini 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 SPC Robert Surran Sgt. Craig Vladika
U.S. Army (cont’d) Captain Christopher White 1st Lt. Eileen White U.S. Navy Lt. Ellen Bock Lt. Thomas Bock Ben Craig, AFW2 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 [email protected]
November April 19, 2015 10, 2013
Thirty-Second Third Sunday of in Easter Ordinary Time
Prescription Assistance Available
HOST FAMILY NEEDED FOR EXCHANGE STUDENT
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet currently has funds available to assist residents of DuPage County who are struggling to meet their medical needs by covering costs of their prescriptions. Please call 630-495-8008 to make an appointment with a case manager to determine eligibility. To learn more about the programs and services provided by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet in DuPage County, visit catholiccharitiesjoliet.org.
iE USA seeking a loving, volunteer host family for a German girl who will be attending Aurora Central Catholic High School for the 2015-2016 academic year in the 11th Grade. Nora is from a small village outside Cologne, Germany. She is a German champion in trampoline jumping (a gymnastics event). Nora loves dogs and she does not have any allergies. She is an A student. Please consider opening up your home to this exchange student contact Carol Myint, Director of Private School Programs at iE USA, at 507-301-3615 or [email protected]
Web site: ie-usa.org
St. Thomas the Apostle Jobs Ministry Speaker Night Wednesday, Apr 22nd @ 7:00 p.m.: "Own Your Interviews." Lauren Milligan will show you how to prepare for an interview, how to keep focused during the interview and how to properly follow-up after the interview. Lauren Milligan is the head Resume Expert and Job Coach at ResuMAYDAY, a one-stop-shop for Career Management and Career Development. See Speaker Night info for more exciting details. St. Thomas the Apostle Church is located at 1500 Brookdale Road, Naperville, IL 60563. Contact Bob Hronek at [email protected]
for more information.
Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery Gravesites Five gravesites located in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Saint Paul Section. Sites Ten, Eleven and Twelve of Block Four and Sites Five and Six of Block Five. We are offering our gravesites for $1,350.00 each. Contact Peter or Chris at 630-408-6950 or [email protected]