OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE The Guadalupano Committee of would like to extend a cordial invitation to all to join in the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe beginning with the 7 p.m. Mass in Spanish on Friday, December 12. Join us after Mass when the celebration continues with refreshments in the church basement. To volunteer, please call the parish office at 773-539-7510.
FIESTA GUADALUPANA El Comité Guadalupano les hace una cordial invitación a la celebración de la Virgen de Guadalupe que se llevará acabo el Viernes, 12 de Diciembre. Se iniciará a las 7 p.m. con la sagrada Misa, y después bajaremos al sótano de la iglesia a seguir celebrando con comida. Si gusta ayudar, llame a la oficina parroquial al 773-539-7510.
Sales run from Friday, November 28 through Sunday, December 21 (or as long as quantities last). Weekend hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekday evening hours are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is a wide variety of trees, wreaths and roping available for your holiday décor needs. All proceeds benefit the parish and school. See below for a handy guide to our tree varieties.
Volunteer workers staff the tree lot in shifts during the weekday evening hours and weekends. Volunteers can sign up for 3-hour shifts via SignUpGenius.com. Make it a family affair, or get together with a group ministry or a group of friends. Help customers choose their trees, trim the trunk as needed, and load trees onto their cars. Your welcoming smile, sales talent and holiday cheer are needed. This is a fun way to meet others in the Queen of Angels community and get into the holiday spirit.
Grab your long johns, get your mittens and get out there to help at one of our most successful annual fundraisers. Come see for yourself and be part of the fun! For more information, please contact Mike Witchger at 312-203-7277 or email@example.com.
"Shout joyfully to the Lord, all you lands; worship the Lord with cries of gladness. Enter the temple gates with praise, its courts with thanksgiving. Give thanks to God, bless his name; good indeed is the Lord, whose love endures forever, whose faithfulness lasts through every age." -- Psalm 100:1b-2, 4-5
Join us to give thanks and praise to God at Mass on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27 9 a.m. Bilingual Mass in English and Spanish 9 a.m. Misa bilingüe en inglés y español
Join us this week at special Masses for holy days of prayer and remembrance
All Saints Day not a Holy Day of Obligation this year Saturday, November 1, 2014 only one Mass at 9 a.m. in English and Spanish
(The Saturday 5 p.m. Mass in English is in anticipation of All Souls Day, not for All Saints Day.)
All Souls Day (Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed) Saturday, November 1, 2014 5 p.m. Mass in English Sunday, November 2, 2014 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses in English 12:30 p.m. Mass in Spanish
Invitamos a las Misas especiales esta semana para días santos de oración y recordatorio
Día de Todos los Santos no está un Día de Precepto este año Sábado, 1 Noviembre 2014 sola una Misa de las 9 a.m. en inglés y español
(La Misa de las 5 p.m. en inglés será en anticipación de la Conmemoración de Todos los Fieles Difuntos, no para Todos los Santos.)
Día de los Muertos (Conmemoración de Todos los Fieles Difuntos) Sábado, 1 Noviembre 2014 5 p.m. Misa en inglés Domingo, 2 Noviembre 2014 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. y 11 a.m. Misas en inglés 12:30 p.m. Misa en español
In observance of October as Domestic Violence Month, Fr. Chuck Dahm, OP, will share his expertise on the subject at every Mass next weekend, October 18-19. The following article is adapted by the Archdiocese of Chicago, and was originally printed in “Warning Signs of Violent Love” by Vijai P. Sharma, Ph.D.
Most relationship dynamics form slowly and over time. If any of these 20 warning signs appear in your relationship, it’s time to take notice and help yourself so you don’t “fall into” a trap which becomes harder and harder to escape. But help and escape are possible.
The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated on Sunday, October 12 during the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Masses in English and the 12:30 p.m. Mass in Spanish. The sacrament is not used only as a final farewell and prayer prior to death. More so, it celebrates the comfort of Christ and the prayers of the Church for any Catholic person who has been baptized and is of sufficient age to be comforted by the Sacrament who:
has a long-term physical, mental or emotional illness,
is preparing for or recovering from hospitalization or surgery, or
may have a health condition that is controlled at the moment but could recur, such as a heart problem or cancer.
If you wish to receive this sacrament, you may bring family and friends to sit with you and be present with you at the time of anointing. May the persons anointed and those who love them be given God’s grace!
The candle near the ambo (pulpit) at the front of church burns at Masses during the month of October in recognition of the Church's designation of October as Respect Life month. The flame is reminder of the many souls that flicker so briefly and tenuously among us, and of how we as Catholics have a responsibility to tend and protect their lives. It also represents the hope we have to one day see a fulfillment of the Culture of Life in which each person's existence, from conception to natural death, is cherished by us here on earth as much as it is by God in heaven.
May this candle be a reminder to us all to take time in our prayers to remember one another in prayer and to pray for an end to abuses of all kinds against the dignity of life.
This is an important invitation to all people of the parish, both men and women 21 years or older. There has been a serious effort to join the many other parishes that recognize the need to provide a place of hospitality and faith enrichment for our brothers and sisters who live with various developmental and learning disabilities. These children, teens, young adults and adults have the right and the deep desire to find welcome and hope in their lives through an awareness of the God who loves all people.
We address every member of this parish to look inside their hearts and hear the call to BE CHURCH. Being a Catholic is not a passive assent, but a call to action.
ROSARY AND BENEDICTION FOR RESPECT LIFE MONTH The Respect Life Committee invites you to celebrate Respect Life Month in October by observing a holy hour of prayer in the church from 7 to 8 p.m. four Fridays in October: 3, 10, 17, and 24. Each hour includes solemn exposition, bilingual rosary and benediction, other prayers and music dedicated to God’s greatest gift.
Respect Life Month recognizes life in all its glory and in all its forms, providing many opportunities to embrace the whole cycle of life with which humanity has been blessed, from conception to natural death. Holy hours are scheduled for the first four Fridays in October. Please plan to attend these special, solemn evenings.