SPRED CELEBRATION ON MAY 21
Spred catechists and friends spent this past year
exploring the revelational pattern of Covenant—Jesus
calling us to his life in the Father’s Love. We gathered
twelve times with our Spred friends to discover God’s
life and love present in the very center of our own
spirits. We had a beautiful season together. At the
9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 21, the three Spred
communities of Queen of Angels, along with guests
from neighboring Spred centers, will join with the
parish community to celebrate how our hearts are filled
with hope and joy.
Our Spred sessions are bound deeply to every
liturgical and sacramental action. There will be simple
adaptations to the Mass to honor our Spred friends with
disabilities. These ritual actions do not add length to the
liturgy, but bring richness to the ritual action. They
intensify our awareness of Christ’s presence in the
sacrifice of the Mass — in the celebrant, in the Word, in
the bread and wine and in the people gathered. The
careful pacing, sacred gestures, an attitude of reverence
and simplicity of spirit draw all gathered into a deeper
sense of the sacredness of the Eucharistic celebration.
Our Spred friends are delighted to be included
in the liturgical celebrations of this parish community.
As a gesture of our gratitude to all, we welcome and
encourage everyone to join us downstairs in the lower
church for agape — a simple sharing of food and fellowship
— following the Mass. This is a wonderful
opportunity to meet our friends personally and explore
the possibility of joining one of our faith communities.
We have openings for both catechists and
friends for next year. Now is the time to join us so that
you can get to know us better by participating in some
of our summer fun. Questions? Contact Julie Hess at
773-539-3634 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
Please note that there will be no Children’s Liturgy of the
Word during the 9:30 Mass on Sunday, May 21. The last 9:30
Children’s Liturgy of the Word before the summer hiatus will
be on Sunday, May 28. Sessions will resume when school
begins again the fall. Many thanks to all who participate in
and support this ministry! Special thanks go out to Jon and
Jenny Shemwell, who will soon be moving from the parish
after two years of active and dedicated service as catechists for
the program. We’ll miss you!
HATS OFF TO OUR HIGH ACHIEVERS
The following parishioners have achieved “Student of the
Semester” status at Gordon Tech High School: Cory Bieber
‘06, Pre-Calculus; Tim Olsen ‘06, Anatomy & Physiology;
Allison Baniecki ‘06, AP Biology; and Andrew Baniecki ‘09,
Algebra I and Television Production I. Also of note, Lynn
Brown ‘06 achieved second honors in the honor roll at
Resurrection High School. Congratulations to all!
LATE NITE CATECHISM 2
Tickets are on sale at the school this week for Late Nite
Catechism 2, a professional touring company
performance, at the parish’s Guild Hall. Join us Friday,
May 19 as Sister takes her class through the perils of the
new millennium. Cash bar starts at 6:30 p.m. (Forgive us,
Sister!). The performance begins at 7:30 p.m., followed
by music and dancing with a DJ. Order your seat in
Sister’s class now, as tickets are selling fast. Tickets are
$25 per person, or $250 for a table of ten.
A grand raffle drawing will take place at the
end of the performance. Raffle tickets are $50 each and
prizes include a vacation to Maui, a getaway at the
Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, Notre Dame football
tickets, and box seats to a Cubs game. All proceeds will
benefit Queen of Angels School. For more information,
call the school at 773-769-4211.
FERIA DE SERVICIO
La Cuidad de Chicago y el Departamento de Servicios
Humanos presentaran una feria de servicios que le
ayudará a enriquecer su vida y a construir la seguridad
económica de su familia, todo gratis. Servicios de la
feria incluyen ayuda para la preparación de impuestos,
aprenda a hacer su currículo, y pruebas de salud. La
feria será el Sábado, 20 de Mayo, de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m. en
Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave. Para la otro
información, llame al 311.
MUSIC OF WOMEN COMPOSERS
Accessible Contemporary Music is coming to Queen of
Angels to present a concert featuring the music of living
female composers. The concert will take place in the
church on Saturday, May 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7
and may be purchased at the door. For more
information, visit www.acmusic.org.
May 14, 2006 Fifth Sunday of Easter Page Five
ALLELUIA! CHRIST IS RISEN!
The greatest mystery and comfort of our faith is the
Rising of the Lord Jesus on Easter Sunday. We pray
that the light and life of Christ may be in our hearts and
homes at this time and throughout the year.
The liturgical season of Easter continues until
Pentecost, which this year will be celebrated on June 4.
The final accounting for our parish’s Easter Collection
will not be performed until mid-May, when we can be
sure that all donations in honor of the Resurrection
have been made. Your Easter gift keeps the parish
going all year long. Many thanks to all who contribute!
JUSTICIA SOCIAL: UNA JORNADA
La Oficina por Paz y Justicia de la Arquidiócesis de
Chicago presenta Día de Justicia Arquidiocesano 2006,
un programa designado por miembros y lideres de la
parroquia interesados en trabajar por la justicia social.
Habrá presentaciones hechas por el Padre Dan Harnett
de Loyola University, Obispo Gustavo García-Siller y
un panel interactivo de prominentes lideres locales.
Unase a otros trabajando por cambio social en
un día de oración, descubrimiento y acción el Sábado 27
de Mayo de 8:30 a.m. a 2:30 p.m. en el segundo piso del
McDonough Hall en la Parroquia St. Giles, 1101
Columbian Avenue, Oak Park. Habrá estacionamiento
disponible cruzando la calle del McDonough Hall. El
costo es $15.00 e incluye la comida. Regístrese por
correo electrónico a email@example.com o llame al
Bach and Beyond is pleased to announce its First
Annual Young Artists Concerto Competition. The
competition will take place on Saturday, June 24 from
12 noon to 5 p.m. at Sherwood Conservatory Recital
Hall, 1312 S. Michigan Ave. There is a $20 registration
fee. The first place winner will receive $150 and an
invitation to perform with the Bach and Beyond
Orchestra on September 24. The competition is open to
students aged seven through twenty. Piano, strings,
brass and woodwinds students who are local residents
are encouraged to participate. For further information,
call 773-315-6395, visit www.bachandbeyond.org, or
“Every mother is like Moses. She does not
enter the Promised Land. She prepares a
world she will not see.” — Pope Paul V
A reflection from the Respect Life Committee
SOCIAL JUSTICE: A JOURNEY
The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Peace and
Justice presents Archdiocesan Justice Day 2006, a
program designed for parishioners and parish leaders
interested in working for social justice. Featured
presentations will be made by Father Dan Harnett of
Loyola University, Bishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller and an
interactive panel of local leaders.
Join others working for social change in a day
of prayer, discovery, and action on Saturday, May 27,
from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the second floor of
McDonough Hall at St. Giles Parish, 1101 Columbian
Ave., Oak Park. Parking is available across the street
from McDonough Hall. Cost is $15 and includes lunch.
Please register via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or
JOB OPENING AT SAINT ITA PARISH
Mrs. Barbara Banak-Murata, the parish secretary and
receptionist at St. Ita Parish, 1220 W. Catalpa Ave., is
retiring this summer, and the search has begun for the
right person to fill her shoes. The ideal candidate for the
position would be bilingual in English and Spanish and
blessed with a welcoming voice and attitude, computer
skills and the willingness to learn. Full-time hours are
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To
apply for the job or learn more about it, please call
Dorothy Julian at St. Ita, 773-561-5343 ext. 28.
SE BUSCA SECRETARIA
Sra. Barbara Banak-Murata, la secretaria y receptionista
de la Parroquia de Santa Ita, 1220 W. Catalpa Ave., se
estara jubilando esté verano, y busca a una persona para
reemplazar la. La candidata ideal seria bilingüe con una
voz y actitud amabile, con habilidades con la
computadora y voluntad de aprender nuevas cosas. El
horario seria 8:30 a.m. a 4:30 p.m., lunes a viernes. Por
mas información o una aplicación, favor de llamar a
Dorothy Julian a Santa Ita, 773-561-5343 ext. 28.
MARKET DAY ORDERS
Are you looking for fast, easy to prepare, high quality
meals? If so, Market Day is the way to help yourself
and the school. Restaurant quality food is available to
the purchaser with a percentage of sales to benefit the
school. Order forms are available in the back of church,
at the school or at the parish center. Orders must be
placed at the Guild Hall or church by Thursday,
On-line orders placed at www.marketday.com
must be received no later than noon on Wednesday,
May 24 for pickup at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 27. Call
Nancy Baer at 773-539-7730.
“Children, let us love not in word or speech
but in deed and truth.” (1 John 3:18)
We can love “in deed and truth” by sharing our gifts with others in
stewardship — giving some of our time to spend with God in prayer,
giving some of our talents to do ministry in the parish, and giving some
of our financial blessings to support the work of the Church.