Easter Memorials

As we remember and pray for those who have gone before us in faith during this Lenten Season, we are reminded of those who are no longer with us. If you would like to remember a loved one in a special way this Easter Season, please consider offering a memorial donation in their honor. Your donation will go toward the cost of our Seasonal Church Décor here at SS. Peter & Paul. Please  pdf click here (262 KB) for the form and return it in the offertory collection or return to the parish center by March 19. Thank you!

School Fundraiser at Eggville Cafe

Meal After Mass:  head over to Eggville Cafe after Mass to help support SSPP School. Eggville will donate 20% of your total bill back to the school. Click on the flyer below to let them know are there to support SSPP when you pay your bill. Thank you.

pdf Eggville Flyer (1.37 MB)

Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14

Mass Times:  6am, 8am, 12:10pm,
4:30pm & 7:30pm (en Espanól 6pm)

Reception for Fr. Tom

Reception for Fr. Tom Bales:
Two and a half years ago, Fr. Tom retired and came to live here with the SSPP community. Due to his health issues, he recently moved to Sterling to live with family. He will be back for a reception in his honor this Sunday, Feb. 11th, after the 11am Mass. We will have paper and pens available this weekend for parishioners to jot down the prayers and well wishes that will be offered for him. This "spiritual bouquet" will be presented to him. Please join us for the reception this Sunday.

St. Peregrine Ministry

Please join us on February 17 at 9:00am in the church for the first St. Peregrine Prayer Service.

St. Peregrine is the patron saint for cancer patients. He was miraculously healed of cancer after praying fervently to an image of the
Crucified Christ. The St Peregrine Prayer Service will meet monthly on the 3rd Saturday of the month. For additional information please call Laura Nick at the Parish Center.
St. Peregrine, pray for us.

HfH Portillo's Fundraiser

Why cook dinner on Wednesday, January 3? Dine and donate to Hope for Haitians by eating at Portillo's in Crystal Lake from 5-8pm. Show this flyer and Hope for Haitians will receive 20% of the proceeds. Thank you for your support!

January 5th is First Friday Adoration

We will have adoration round the clock for 24 hours beginning after the 8am Mass on the first Friday and continuing until the 8am Mass on Saturday (except for during the 7:30pm Spanish Mass on Friday evenings). You are encouraged to come for any amount of time you would like. Please enter through the main doors until 9pm. After 9pm please use the south church door off of the parish center parking lot. Please knock and someone will open the door.

In order to keep the Lord company, we need sentries. Sentries are invited to register via Sign Up Genius. Click here to sign up. Thank you for spending time with Our Lord.

Christmas Eve/Day Mass Times

 Fourth Sunday of Advent Obligation, Sunday, Dec. 24
4:30pm Vigil (Saturday, Dec. 23)
8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am (no 5:00pm due to Christmas Eve Masses)

Christmas Eve:
4pm, 6pm & 10 pm (no midnight)
Spanish at 8pm

Christmas Day:
8am, 9:30am & 11 am (no 5pm)
Spanish at 1:30pm

From all of the Priests, Deacons and staff here at SS. Peter and Paul we wish you all a very Merry Christmas! May the Lord grant you and your loved ones love, joy and goodwill this Christmas and all the new year!

Advent Communal Penance Service, Tues., Dec. 19th @7pm

SS Peter & Paul Communal Penance Service:

Our parish will have a communal penance service beginning at 7pm on Tuesday, December 19 in the church. To help you prepare for confession, click HERE for an examination of conscience for adults and click HERE for a separate one for children. There are also several apps available to make confession a little easier--click HERE for a list.

 

Below are other opportunities for confession before Christmas:

 

Advent Communal Penance Services, All Begin at 7:00pm

Monday, Dec.18 St. Mary, Huntley

Tuesday, Dec. 19 SS. Peter & Paul, Cary (English & Spanish)

Wednesday, Dec. 20 St. Thomas the Apostle, Crystal Lake

Friday, Dec. 22 St. Margaret Mary, Algonquin

 

Individual Confession Schedule at SSPP

Every Tuesday 7:00 – 8:00pm (English & Spanish)

Every Thursday 7:00 – 8:00pm

Every Saturday 8:30 – 9:00am and 3:15 – 4:15pm

December 1st is First Friday Adoration

We will have adoration round the clock for 24 hours beginning after the 8am Mass on the first Friday and continuing until the 8am Mass on Saturday (except for during the 7:30pm Spanish Mass on Friday evenings). You are encouraged to come for any amount of time you would like. Please enter through the main doors until 9pm. After 9pm please use the south church door off of the parish center parking lot. Please knock and someone will open the door.

In order to keep the Lord company, we need sentries. Sentries are invited to register via Sign Up Genius. Click here to sign up. Thank you for spending time with Our Lord.

Community Meal, Thurs., Dec. 7th

Join us for a free meal on Thursday, December 7th from 5-7pm in the gathering space. All are welcome.

Christmas Mass Times

Christmas Eve:
4pm, 6pm & 10 pm (no midnight)
Spanish at 8pm

Christmas Day:
8am, 9:30am & 11 am (no 5pm)
Spanish at 1:30pm

From all of the Priests, Deacons and staff here at SS. Peter and Paul we wish you all a very Merry Christmas! May the Lord grant you and your loved ones love, joy and goodwill this Christmas and all the new year! 

Happy Thanksgiving

Only one Mass this day at 9:00am. Please bring the family. No adoration/confession this evening.

From all of the Priests, Deacons and staff here at SS. Peter and Paul we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels if you will be out of town.

Altar Server Training This Fall

Students 4th Grade and older may join at this time. Only one training session is required, but servers are always
welcome to go to several. At least one adult should attend with their child for the first 30 minutes. The meetings will last 2 hours.
**Current 5th grade altar servers are required to attend one of these training sessions**

TRAINING SCHEDULE (only need to attend one session):

1.  Saturday, October 28 from 5:30 - 7:30pm

2.  Wednesday, November 1 from 3 - 5pm
(RE students will be allowed to attend
in place of class on this day)

3.  Thursday, November 2 from 3 - 5pm

4.  Sunday, November 5 from 6 - 8pm

For more information, contact Deacon Mike Boyce
at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the parish center.

Are You Being Called to be a Lector or EM?

If so, please join us for training this fall. Extraordinary Ministers must be confirmed, practicing Catholics, and lectors do not have to be confirmed, but must be practicing Catholics. EM training is Wednesday, October 18th and lector training is the following Wednesday, October 25th. Both sessions are at 7:00pm in the church.

In addition to the training session, there are 7 steps which need to be completed to ensure the screening and training of our volunteers, as required by the Diocese of Rockford. Please click HERE to learn about the requirements. We ask that you complete all required steps prior to the training so that you are eligible to serve immediately following the training.

Fr. Rocky is Keynote Speaker

The 7th annual McHenry County Catholic Prayer Breakfast is coming up on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

The Keynote Speaker will be Fr. Francis (Rocky) Hoffman, a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei and the Executive Director of Relevant Radio and host of “Go Ask Your Father.”

The event will begin with Mass here at SS. Peter & Paul at 7:30 a.m. (No 8:00 Mass on this day).
For more information, go to www.mchenrycountycatholics.org. Registration deadline is September 29.

Women's Bible Study

The Women's Bible Study begins Monday, September 25 at 1:00pm in the Gathering Space. This 7-week session is entitled “Romans: Amazing Grace.” Learn the background, and reflect on the difference it can make in our lives today. Enjoy the companionship (and treats!) All are welcome.

 

Portillo's Fundraiser for School

Tuesday, September 19th from 5 - 8pm bring the family to the Portillo's Crystal Lake location and 20% of the proceeds will benefit SS. Peter & Paul Catholic School. Enjoy great food while helping the school! Show image below to cashier.

pdf Portillos Fundraiser 2017 (56 KB)

2nd Annual Wellness Ministry Fair

The Wellness Ministry Fair will be held on Saturday, October 7th from 9am - 1pm here at SS. Peter & Paul.

Free Services include:

physician consultation, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, body fat screening, exercise trainer, diabetes counselor, hospice education and flu shots.

Questions? Call the parish office at 847-516-2636.

SVdP Friends of the Poor Walk 2017

Be a Walker or a Sponsor (or both) to Help the Poor right here in our community! The walk is September 23, 2017 at 9:15am in the gathering space. Click here to register.

RCIA Program Begins in September

Interested in Becoming Catholic
or Learning More About Your Faith?
 
Come learn, discover, and enrich your life through the study of Scripture and the rich traditions
of the Catholic Church.
 
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is the process by which both unbaptized adults and those baptized in other Christian denominations learn about the Catholic faith and way of life. It is a spiritual formation process culminating with entry into the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil by celebrating the Sacraments of Christian Initiation: Baptism (if not previously baptized in a Christian denomination), Confirmation, and the Eucharist. RCIA continues during the Easter season with the Period of Mystagogy lasting until Pentecost.
 
The first session is Monday, September 25, 2017 in the Mgsr. Clausen Room at the Parish office from
 7 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Questions? Interested in joining us?
Call the Parish Office
at 847-516-AMEN
Contact: Deacon Ken 847-602-2043

Annual Parish Picnic, Sunday, Aug. 27th

Come celebrate the Annual Parish Picnic in appreciation of you, our parishioners! Join us after the 11am Mass on Sunday, August 27, 2017 for hotdogs, hamburgers, tacos and corn on the cob. We will have inflatable bounce houses, a dunk tank, games for the kids and so much more. Come and bring the family!

Sunday, Aug. 13th Kermes Picnic/Festival

Come join us for the annual Spanish Picnic/Festival (Kermes) this Sunday, August 13th from noon - 7:30pm. We will have authentic and traditional Mexican food for sale (tacos, quesadillas, corn on the cob, gorditas, pambazos, tamales & more). Fun for the whole family. Proceeds go to support the Hispanic ministry and the school scholarship fund. pdf Find out more. (119 KB)

Volunteer Requirements Due by June 29th

The Diocese of Rockford has mandated that all volunteers in the diocese go through screening and training in accordance with diocesan policies. Here is an excerpt from Bishop Malloy's letter mandating this:
"In a continuing effort to ensure our parishes, schools and all our diocesan facilities remain safe for children,young people and vulnerable adults, the diocese has just completed an intensive review and update of our Safe Environment Program."

If you are a volunteer at Ss. Peter & Paul, there are 7 mandated requirements that need to be completed. The easiest way to complete these requirements is to follow this link to our web page. These requirements are due to us by June 29th. Thank you for your time in helping us be compliant with this mandate.
http://peterpaulchurchcary.org/get-involved/volunteer-requirements

First Friday Adoration, Decebmer 1

We will have adoration round the clock for 24 hours beginning after the 8am Mass on the first Friday and continuing until the 8am Mass on Saturday (except for during the 7:30pm Spanish Mass on Friday evenings). You are encouraged to come for any amount of time you would like. Please enter through the main doors until 9pm. After 9pm please use the south church door off of the parish center parking lot. Please knock and someone will open the door.

In order to keep the Lord company, we need sentries. Sentries are invited to register via Sign Up Genius. Click here to sign up. SSPP Ministries and Groups, Married Couples & Their Families as well as Individuals are encouraged to commit to a time slot for the year. Thank you for spending time with Our Lord.