Each year, during our celebration of Catholic Schools Week in late January, we recognize one of our graduates with the presentation of the National Catholic Education Association's Distinguished Graduate Award. It is an opportunity to acknowledge a graduate who has succeeded in his/her professional career and also used their God-given gifts and talents for the betterment of their community.
Listening to the accomplishments of the recipient is not only impactful to the attentive students sitting in the pews, but it also gratifying to the current teachers who represent the educators that helped parents in putting these alums on the right track academically and morally.
Such recognition is also impressive for parents in attendance as it validates the caliber of student who matriculates from Saints Peter and Paul School.
In essence, this award is a great marketing tool for a
Tom Hayes  '80 was last year's NCEA Distinguished Graduate Award recipient.
school to use in recruiting young families by showcasing the success of its alumni. You can have professionally produced brochures, an amazing website, and take out ads in local newspapers and magazines, but none of it can compare to the impact that accomplished graduates can have on a school's enrollment.
We are now seeking your input in determining who this year's recipient will be.
As a school in its 165th year of operation, we have been blessed with countless number of graduates who have become difference makers in their jobs and social circles. Men and women who live out the Gospel message daily and who have represented the ideals of a Catholic education at the highest level.
We are now opening up nominations to determine who will receive this prestigious honor this year. To maximize the impact the recipient can have on our student body, the presentation will take place at our 8:00 a.m. all-school Mass on Thursday, January 31.
If you would like to recommend a SSPP graduate, please click on this link to see a list of past recipients and an opportunity to complete the nominating form.

Nominations are due back in the Advancement Office by Friday, November 2.
    Volume 6, No. 4
   Octob er 18, 2018

Join us at Montini High School this Sunday, October 21, and watch our Jr. Varsity play Visitation at 1:00 pm for the Championship and then stay for the 3:00 pm game when our Varsity tackles St. Joe's, Downers Grove for the title.


If you are age 70 ½, or older, it is nearly time for you to take your minimum distribution requirement.  Did you know you could transfer up to $100,000 from a traditional IRA, tax-free, to charity each year?

 Simply tell the administrator of your 
IRA of your wishes and it's done.  


When our school was founded in 1853.... didn't have wall-to-wall carpeting because there was no easy way to clean them.  It was not until 1907 when a janitor, James Spangle,r invented his "electric suction-sweeper," the first practical domestic 
vacuum cleaner and sold the rights the following year to a relative, William Hoover.