Added Confession Times During Holy Week

The following confession times have been added before Easter:

Holy Thursday, April 18th
6:30pm - 7:20pm

Good Friday, April 19th
11:30am - 12:30pm
8:15p - 9:00p

Holy Saturday, April 20th
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Triduum and Easter Mass Schedule 2019

Triduum Schedule 2019 and Easter Mass Schedule

Holy Thursday, April 18, 2019
No 6:30am or 8:00am Mass
Misa en Español a las 5:00pm
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:30pm Adoration of the Eucharist until midnight

Good Friday, April 19, 2019
1:00pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion with Veneration of the Cross with Communion
7:30pm Stations of the Cross (no Veneration of the Cross, no Communion)
3:30pm Viacrucis En Vivo en Español
5:00pm Liturgia de la Pasion del Senor en Español

Holy Saturday,April 20, 2019
11:00am Easter Food Blessing
Easter Vigil Mass at 8:00pm (bilingual)

Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019
Masses at 6:30am, 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am (no 5:00pm)
Misa de Resurrecion en Español 1:30pm

Holy Week Schedule 2019

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, April 14
4:30pm Vigil on Saturday
8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 5:00pm, 1:30pm (en Español)

Holy Thursday, April 18, Mass of the Lord’s Supper
No daily morning Masses
5:00pm (en Español)
7:30pm (English) with Adoration at the Altar of Reposeuntil midnight in the gathering space

Good Friday, April 19
1:00pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion with Veneration of the Cross and Communion
3:30pm Stations of the Cross Live (en Español)
5:00pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (en Español)
7:30pm Stations of the Cross (no Communion)

Holy Saturday, April 20
11:00am Easter Food Blessing
8:00pm Easter Vigil (Bilingual)

Easter Sunday, April 21
6:30am, 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:30pm (en Español)
There will be no 5pm Mass

No 5pm Mass on Sunday, March 17th

Due to the Confirmation Masses on Sunday, March 17th, there will be no 5pm Mass this day. Mass times are 8am, 9:30am, and 11am.

Marian Central Catholic High School Casino Night 2019

Marian Central
Catholic High School’s
2019 Annual Dinner Auction
Saturday, April 13th

$50 per person | $500 reserved table of 10
For more information or to purchase tickets,
visit or contact
the Development Office at 815-338-4220 ext. 124.

All proceeds benefit Marian families in need of tuition assistance

Knights of Columbus Collecting 40 Cans

Knights of Columbus Council 12824 is again conducting a charity program that will unite the traditional Lenten almsgiving with the nutritional needs of the poor families in our parish area.

The idea is simple, but we require your help. A one-can-a-day or cash donation during Lent will help us to stock the Cary Grove Food Pantry and assist needy families. A collection bin will be located in the gathering space from Ash Wednesday, (March 6) through Palm Sunday (April 14).

This program is inspired by Christ’s 40 days of fasting in the desert. Please join us in a program that promises to enrich the lives of the donors  and recipients alike.

For more information about becoming a Knights of Columbus member, contact Kurt Sowatzke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Help Needed for PADS

We are still in need of volunteers for adult shifts through the end of April. If you can volunteer, please click here for the schedule. Thank you.

Ash Wednesday Mass Times

Ashes will distributed during Mass on Ash Wednesday, March 6th.

Mass times are:  6am, 8a, 12:10pm, 4:30pm, 6pm (Spanish) and 7:30pm.

Knights of Columbus Mother's Day Flowers

The Knight of Columbus will be selling floral baskets for Mother's Day after all Masses the weekends of Feb. 16/17, Feb. 23/24, March 2/3 and March 9/10. This year, the Council will again be offering a selection of hanging floral baskets for just $15.00 each. All profits from this sale will be provided to support our Parish's Youth Ministries and RE programs.

Flower varieties will include geraniums, petunias, impatiens and more. Pick up will be May 10th and 11th at the parish.

For more information contact Kurt Sowatzke This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Knights of Columbus Chili Cook-off, Saturday, Feb. 23rd from 6-9pm

Members of SS. Peter & Paul Parish:
You are all invited to attend the Annual Knights of Columbus Chili Cook-Off

Warm yourselves during these cold winter months and come join us for some great tasting chili.

Saturday February 23rd
6:00pm to 9:00pm
SSPP Gathering Space

Donations to the Cary Food Pantry will be collected during the event. Non-Perishable food items only please. 50/50 Raffle. Admission is Free.

Blessing of Throats Weekend Masses Feb. 2/3

St. Blaise and the Blessing of Throats

(at all Masses the weekend of February 2 & 3)

Two candles crossed and placed against the throat is what many of us remember from childhood. Who was the saint that we remember each year?

Saint Blaise was the bishop of Sebastea and a doctor. The first known record of the saint's life indicates that St. Blaise was known for helping patients suffering from objects stuck in their throat.

Saint Blaise is believed to begin as a healer then, eventually, became a "physician of souls." People often turned to Saint Blaise for healing miracles.


St. Peregrine Ministry for January

Please join us on January 19 at 8:45am in the church for the 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 meets monthly on the 3rd Saturday of the month.
St. Peregrine, pray for us.

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

January 1, 2019, Holy Day of Obligation

Mass Times:

New Year's Eve:  4:30pm (Spanish 1:30PM)

New Year's Day:  9:30 & 11:00 am (Spanish 1:30pm)

Christmas Mass Times

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 throughout the new year!

Christmas Mass Times, Holy Day of Obligation
Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24:  4:00pm, 6:00pm and Midnight
Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25:  8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 (Holy Day of Obligation)
New Year’s Eve 4:30pm
New Year’s Day 9:30am and 11:00am

Christmas Wafers (Oplatki)

Christmas Wafers
The Christmas customs that connect people are important. Polish Catholics have a beautiful custom of the Christmas Wafer or Oplatki. At the Christmas Eve dinner, a wafer is placed under each person’s plate. In place of “grace” each person breaks a piece off of their wafer and gives it to another person. As they do this, they make a special wish or say a prayer for that person. This goes on until every person has greeted every other person at the meal. This can be adapted to Christmas Day or even New Year’s Day. A flat bread can be used as the customary Christmas Wafer. Oplatki packets will be available for $1.00 after Mass the weekends of December 1/2, 8/9 and 15/16 (or as long as supplies last).

Final Knights of Columbus Blood Drive

The Knights of Columbus final Blood drive will take place Sunday, December 9th, from 9 – 1pm in the school gym. If you are able to donate, please consider it. Thank you

School Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be in our school library on Friday, November 16 from 2:30 - 7:00pm and Saturday, November 17 from 9:00am - noon. The book fair will also be available online from November 9 to November 29 at Enter 60013 as the zip code, find SSPP School toward the bottom of the page and click on “View Fair Homepage.” Online purchasing is convenient, available to extended family, and will allow you to choose from an even greater selection of books. All books that are ordered online will arrive before Christmas vacation.

St. Peregrine

Please join us on November 17 at 8:45am in the church for the 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 meets monthly on the 3rd Saturday of the month.
St. Peregrine, pray for us.

All Souls Day, Scrolls & Procession to Cemetery, Nov. 2nd

All Souls Day is Friday, November 2nd when we remember the faithful departed. Scrolls for parishioners to write the names of deceased family members and friends are in the gathering space. The scrolls will be hung in the church to remember the names on All Souls Day. Although this is not a holy day of obligation, Mass times are at 6:30 and 8am, and 7:30pm. The Spanish Mass is at 6pm.

And, new this year, Fr. Trowbridge will be leading a procession with our 4th – 8th grade Catholic School Students to the Cary Cemetery on First Street to pray for the souls of the faithful departed on November 2nd. The procession will depart from the school at 8:45am and arrive at the cemetery at 9am.  If you would like to attend you can either meet us at the school or await our arrival at the cemetery. All are welcome.

Baby Bottle Drive

Baby bottles will be available for donations to support First Way Life Center in Johnsburg on the weekends of Oct. 6/7 and Oct. 13/14. Bottles will be collected the weekend of October 27/28.

Please note due to banks no longer accepting loose coins, donations of bills and checks are preferred.

Thank you for your generosity.

Rosary Coast to Coast, Sunday, Oct. 7th @3pm

SS. Peter and Paul Parish invites you to join us in praying the Rosary Coast to Coast this Sunday, October 7.
We will meet in the rosary garden at 3:00pm. (in the gathering space if raining). The Knights of Columbus will be leading us in prayer. For more information, click HERE.

Official Church Statements Concerning the Abuse Crisis

Below are official publications from Bishop David Malloy, Bishop of the Diocese of Rockford, and from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, of whom Cardinal DiNardo serves as President. These serve as the most appropriate sources of information regarding the practical and spiritual posture of our local and national Church.

May your faith in Jesus Christ remain firm in this difficult time.  We need the Life and Love of God to imbue our world very deeply.   I encourage you to deepen your disposition of prayer for the many needs which are so evident in our world today.

Know of my daily prayers for you and your intentions.
Fr. Trowbridge

Letters from Bishop David Malloy, Bishop of the Diocese of Rockford

November 14, 2018:  Report of Diocesan Clergy with Credible Allegations of the Abuse of a Minor

October 31, 2018:  Bishop Malloy to Join U.S. Bishops In Week of Prayer and Penance

August 28, 2018:  Letter and Invitation to Prayer to the Catholic Faithful

August 17, 2018:  Statement

Press Releases from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, of whom Cardinal DiNardo serves as President

September 19, 2018:  U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee Statement on Sex Abuse Scandals; Committee Releases Actions to be Taken Within Its Authority

September 13, 2018:  President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Issues Statement Following Meeting with Pope Francis

August 27, 2018: President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Renews Commitment for Greater Effectiveness and Transparency in Disciplining Bishops

August 16, 2018:  President of U.S. Bishops' Conference Announces Effort That Will Involve Laity, Experts, and the Vatican as U.S. Bishops Resolve to Address "Moral Catastrophe"

August 14, 2018:  President of U.S. Bishops' Conference and Committee Chairman Response to Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

August 1, 2018:  President of U.S. Bishops Conference Issues Statement on Course of Action Responding to Moral Failures on Part of Church Leaders

July 28, 2018:  President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Statement on Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Resignation from College of Cardinals

June 20, 2018:  President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Offers Statement on Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Announcement






Extended: Don't Miss the Gala Early Bird Ticket Sales!

Join us for a magical evening! Our 8th Annual Fall Gala is Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Avante Banquets in Fox River Grove.
Let entertainment and ambience take you away for an evening of elegance as you enjoy butler style appetizers, a gourmet dinner, drinks and a sweets table with assorted desserts!
Fabulous Raffles, Silent Auctions and Live Auctions!
Early Bird Discount has been extended through September 16th. Purchase your tickets now!

Labor Day Mass, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018

Please join us for Mass at St. John Nepomucene Cemetery in Fox River Grove on Monday, September 3, 2018, at 10:30am. Fr. Trowbridge is the celebrant. All are welcome.

Annual Parish Picnic, August 19th after 11am Mass

Come celebrate the Annual Parish Picnic in appreciation of you, our parishioners! Join us after the 11am Mass on Sunday, August 19, 2018 for hotdogs, hamburgers, tacos and corn on the cob. We will have inflatable bounce houses, a dunk tank, live big band, games for the kids and so much more. Come and bring the family!