2009 Lenten Mission “The Divine Mercy” 3/15 thru 3/18 at 7PM


Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 701 W. Plainfield Road, Darien Illinois, 60561, will be holding its 2009 Lenten Mission titled “The
Divine Mercy”
from Sunday, March 15th through Wednesday, March 18th.  The evening sessions will begin at 7:00 PM in the Church.

Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC will be the Lenten Mission Master. Fr. Seraphim is the current “Fr. Joseph, MIC” (honorary title of the
director of the Association of Marian Helpers).

A familiar face to EWTN viewers from his appearances on instructive and inspirational programs dealing with the Divine Mercy Message and
devotions, as revealed to Saint Maria Kowalska, Fr. Michalenko has been involved in spreading this message for 50 years.

For more than 20 years, Fr. Michalenko was vice-postulate for North America for the Canonization Cause of Sister Maria Faustina Kowalska,
the “Secretary” and Apostle of Jesus (The Divine Mercy) and….God’s gift to our time,” Pope John Paul II canonization homily.

Fr. Seraphim was a witness to the miracle attributed to Saint Faustina’s ntercession that opened the way for her Beatification in 1993, as well
as the coordinator of the efforts that served to verify that miracle and second one which made possible the adding of the Religious Sister to
the list of Saints on April 30, 2000.

Submitted by the Joliet Cursillo Movement

Legion of Mary – Our Lady of Peace Church – Darien, Illinois

The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, with well over 3 million active members in almost every country of the world. It has been active in the United States since 1931, has been approved by the last 6 Popes, and was endorsed by the Second Vatican Council. The main purpose of the Legion of Mary is to give glory to God through the sanctification of its members.

Members become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced program of prayer and service. Works include door-to-door evangelization, parishioner visitation, prison ministry, visitation of the sick or aged, crowd contact, religious education, visiting the newly baptized, Pilgrim Virgin Statue rotations, and meeting the other spiritual needs of the parish community. Legionaries are under the guidance of a spiritual director named by the pastor. The Legion is, in essence, an extension of the heart and hands of the pastor.

Members meet once a week for prayer, planning and discussion in a family setting. Then they do two hours of definite work each week in pairs and under the guidance of their spiritual director.

The Legion of Mary is open to all Catholics (both male and female):

Who faithfully practice their religion;

Who are animated by the desire to participate in the Church’s apostolate through membership in the Legion;

Who are prepared to fulfill each and every duty which active membership in the Legion involves.

The first step is to be a guest at a meeting of the Legion of Mary.

Guests are always welcome and can go on one of the work assignments with an experienced member if they choose. If there is no Legion of Mary in your parish, you can participate in a group in another parish until you can start one of your own with the assistance of other Legionaries and in cooperation with the pastor.

The Legion of Mary meets every Friday morning, immediately after the 7:30 am Mass, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 701 W. Plainfield Road, Darien, Illinois. 

All are welcome.

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Internationally known Elvis Tribute Artist coming to Our Lady of Peace Summerfest in Darien, Il

By Petras Barcas, pbarcas@mysuburbanlife.com
Darien Suburban Life
Fri Jun 06, 2008, 01:12 AM CDT

—Darien, IL –
He has been called “The closest thing to the King of Rock and Roll,”
and “The world’s No. 1 Elvis tribute artist.”

He is Shawn Klush, and he is coming to Our Lady of Peace School’s Summerfest at 7 p.m. Friday, June 20.

The international star began perfecting his trade at the age of 12, and has performed in the “Legends in Concert” show in Las Vegas, Branson, Mo. and Atlantic City.

Klush has won numerous awards for his tribute to The King, like being crowned grand champion at the World Elvis Tribute Artist Competition and the people’s choice award from Gibson Guitar as Best Concert Elvis.

He also won the BBC’s World’s Greatest Elvis Presley competition in the United Kingdom, as well as Elvis Presley Enterprises’ first Ultimate Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis this year.

“I’m definitely looking forward to it,” said Darien resident Cheryl Sikora, who has been an Elvis fan since she was a child. She has been to three or four Klush shows.

“He’s always the best. When he goes up on stage, you think it’s the real Elvis singing. It will be exciting to see him in a small venue like this,” she said.

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SummerFest – At Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Darien, Illinois


Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Darien, Illinois

Announces SummerFest!


Raffle, Concert, Food, Games, & More … All for a good cause!


Live Concert by The Fabulous Ambassadors

 with Special Guest Shawn Klush,

 The World’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist!

 Awarded by Elvis Presley Enterprises and the BBC!


Friday June 20, 2008 from 3 to 10 PM

at Our Lady of Peace, 701 W. Plainfield Road, Darien IL 60561.



Complete Details here … 

Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Darien, Illinois Announces SummerFest!




Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Darien, Illinois
Announces SummerFest!

Raffle, Concert, Food, Games, & More … All for a good cause!

Friday June 20, 2008 from 3 to 10 PM at Our Lady of Peace, 701 W. Plainfield Road, Darien IL 60561.

Details here …

Special Screening: “The Passion of the Christ” – Palm Sunday afternoon


On March 16, Palm Sunday afternoon, at 4 PM in the church hall,
ACT … the Youth Ministry at Our Lady of Peace, in Darien, will be showing “The Passion of the Christ”.

Our Lady of Peace is located about 1/2 mile east of the intersection of Plainfield Road and 75th street, at 701 W. Plainfield Road, Darien, Illinois, 60551.  

Admission is free. All are welcome.

Join us for 7:00 PM Mass, after the movie.