Kanjirakkattu Varkey Varghese (“Thankachen”), 74, passed on March 29, 2020, at his home in Darien, Illinois. His funeral service will be held on April 1, 2020, at St. Peter’s Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church, Northlake, Illinois followed by internment.
Due to this unprecedented situation with Covid-19, physical attendance to the Holy Liturgy is not possible. But Lord willing, we will be streaming Holy Qurbono and the Holy Week Services. Check here for a link when the next service is streamed.
On July 10, 2016, St. Peter's church recognized outstanding performance by our Sunday School kids with an awards ceremony after Holy Qurbana. More than simply receiving trophies, it is important to encourage our kids to study and work hard in attaining spiritual knowledge. This awards ceremony honored those kids that excelled at:
Come and help out with this year's VBS! Come and be a blessing in lives of the kids of our church! Each year the VBS is success due to the hard work of the helpers - whether in crafts, teaching, cooking, games, or many many more things. Come and help out this year also... we're sure you'll be a blessed as the kids you serve.
Dr. George Aramath led a Sunday school teachers training for the Chicago region. It was an eye opening look at preparing for class by creating effective lesson plans. Above you can view the video from the training.