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“Let us learn from Christ how to pray, to forgive, to sow peace, and to be near those in need.” – Pope Francis​

Most of your questions will be answered in the articles that follow below on this webpage.
For more information, please contact the parish office at Info@StDaniel.org or 630-384-0123.

Mass Schedule

Saturday at 4:00 p.m., and Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Join us for coffee and tea after the 9:00 a.m. Mass each Sunday.  Join us for food and drink after all the Masses on the on the first weekend of the month, from September through May. 

Weekday Mass is celebrated Monday through Saturday at 7:30 a.m.  Please enter church by door one.  The church is also open for prayer during the week when the parish office is open.  Please enter church by door three when the office is open.

Holy Day Mass: Please check the bulletin or the parish website for the Mass schedule on Holy Days and holidays.  Remember that Sunday is always a Holy Day of Obligation.  Let us faithfully prayer together on Sundays and all the other Holy Days.

Online Mass: Please click here to watch Sunday Mass from our church.  Please click here for the Mass Readings.  We recommend a subscription to Magnificat, or a similar liturgical publication.  Finally, please click here for a special meditation on the Mass.

Children at Mass: We welcome small children at Mass!  Your children’s earliest memories are enhanced by the sounds, the smells, the colors, and the rituals of the sacred liturgy.  Please bring them to church with you to Mass each weekend!

Mass Intentions

 

Mass Intentions are part of our parish Prayer List.  Each Mass is offered for all the intentions in our parish Prayer List.  The priest silently includes all of these intentions in his personal prayers during each Mass celebrated at our church.

Please write your Mass Intentions in the Prayer List book, contact the parish office, or send an email to Prayer@StDaniel.org.  The intentions for each day are published in the Prayer List book, located in the back of church.

Mass Cards are available next to the parish Prayer List book in the back of church, and through the parish office during the week.  Please feel free to send these Mass Cards to those people for whom you are praying at Mass in our church.

As with all the sacraments at our church, there is no charge for Mass Intentions, Mass Cards, or Vigil Lights.  If you wish to make a donation with your prayer request, you may do so through your offertory envelope at Sunday Mass.

At the Offertory, symbolically let your special intentions rest on the paten with the host, and let your tears of joy and sorrow be poured into the Chalice with the wine and water.  Keep this in mind as you come forward for Holy Communion.

Confessions

Confession Times:  Confessions are heard on Saturdays from 3:00 until 3:45 p.m.  Please ask the priest in church about other available times for Confession.

Confessional Location:  In the side hallway, leading up to the chapel.  After your Confession, please spend some time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

Preparing for Confession:  Here are some simple and detailed examinations of conscience, to help you prepare for the celebration of this sacrament.

Confession Prayers:  Here are helpful guides to Confession for children and for adults.  Finally, here are special prayers of preparation for Confession.

Liturgy Volunteers

Scheduling Program: Please click here to log on to the scheduling program for Ushers, Lectors, Communion Servers, Altar Servers, Sacristans, and Coordinators.

Current Schedule: Please click here to view our current volunteer schedule.  Thank you for serving your fellow parishioners in these liturgical roles.

Please read our Worship Commission Covenant to learn about the roles of our liturgy volunteers.  Interested in serving?  Please contact the parish office.


Remember that, while serving as a liturgy volunteer is indeed special, the most important role of all is our full and active participation in the Holy Mass!

Baptisms

Baptism Information: Here is some information about Baptisms at our parish.  Congratulations on the birth of your child!  Please bring your children to Mass!

Parish Membership: Baptism initiates us into Church membership.  Welcome to the parish faith community of Saint Daniel the Prophet Roman Catholic Church!

Catholic Christianity: Here is a helpful review of the essentials of our holy Faith.  Our ongoing spiritual development is a life-long journey of faith, hope, and love.

New Life in Christ: All of us are called to a deeper relationship with Christ in the community of his Church.  Come and join us as Intentional Disciples of Christ!

Weddings

Wedding Information: Here is some helpful information about Weddings at our parish church.  Congratulations on your engagement to be married!

Wedding Location: Weddings are celebrated in the parish of the bride or the groom.  We also celebrate weddings for the sons and daughters of parishioners.

Wedding Readings: Here are the Scripture readings for the sacrament of Holy Matrimony.  Everyone may benefit by reflecting on these inspired teachings.

Marriage Enrichment: A wedding is only a day, but a marriage is a lifetime.  Here are some spiritual resources for your Marriage in the Lord.  God bless you!

Funerals

Funeral Information:  Here is some information about Funerals at our parish church.  May God console you during this time of personal loss with hope in eternal life.

Funeral Readings: Here are the Scripture readings for Funeral Masses and Wakes.  Everyone can benefit by reflecting on these inspired teachings of our holy faith.

Prayers for the Faithful Departed are an important part of our Catholic spirituality.  As the Bible teaches, “It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead.”

Please refer to the section above on Mass Intentions to place your departed loved ones on our Prayer List.  It is a spiritual work of mercy to pray for the living and the dead.

Devotions

Marian Devotions: Please come early to join the pastor in quiet prayer before each weekday morning Mass.  Then stay late for quiet thanksgiving after Mass.

Rosary for Life: On Thursday mornings, please come to the Upper Room in the parish center to pray the Rosary together for the Sanctity of Human Life.

Eucharistic Adoration: During the week, whenever our parish office is open, you can enter the church for prayer through parish office door number three.  

Communio Prayer: On the First Friday of each month, a “Communio” prayer service with Adoration and Confessions, will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Prayer Partners: Please check out our parish Prayer Partners ministry for spiritual accompaniment and companionship as Intentional Disciples of Christ.

God’s Mercy: Through the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Penance, God’s abundant mercy is continuously bestowed upon us each and every day.

Stations of the Cross: The Stations of the Cross are located in the hallway between the narthex and the chapel, across from the confessional room.