VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SPRED There is an urgent need for more volunteer catechists. We have two young gentlemen in our Thursday group who are presently without partners. One to one relationships are an essential aspect of the Spred program. There continues to be a need for more catechists for our Wednesday group as well so they may welcome more friends.
Please consider this important invitation. There are no challenging pre-requisites for being a Spred catechist. The Spred experience is like no other. We urge you to come and learn more. You may stop by my office and enjoy a simple orientation and a tour. You may register to observe a Spred session or you may just come and join one of our communities for a session to see how you like it. We meet either on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Please, consider this opportunity and give it some prayer. You have my assurance that you will be warmly welcomed. May God shower you all with abundant blessings during this Lenten Season.
For further information, please contact Julia Hess at 773-539-3634 or [email protected]
ENHANCE YOUR LENTEN PRAYER Join us at 6:30 p.m. each Friday in Lent (7:30 p.m. in Spanish) for the traditional meditation of the Stations of the Cross, followed by a short Benediction Service with the Blessed Sacrament. Both are ancient Catholic prayer forms which offer a unique opportunity to make Lent a more prayerful experience.
AUMENTA SU ORACIÓN CUARESMAL Por favor, venga cada viernes durante la Cuaresma a la iglesia a las 6:30 (Inglés) y 7:30 p.m. (Español) para la meditación tradicional del Viacrucis, seguido por la Bendición con el Santísimo Sacramento. Ambas son formas antiguas de oración católica que le ofrecen una oportunidad especial para hacer más profunda su oración cuaresmal.
COMEDY NIGHT IS MAY 2 Are you funny? Do people tell you you're funny? Maybe they're kidding. But then again, maybe they're not. If you know how to tell a joke, write a sketch or do impressions, perhaps you'd like to be part of the sixth annual Queen of Angels Comedy Night. This terrific show benefits the School Technology Committee, and we're assembling another great group of stand-up comedians, writers and all-around loonies from right here in our community! If we don't know about you yet, maybe it's time we did, and maybe it's time to share your gift with the world, or at least our parish.
Comedy Night has been rescheduled for Friday, May 2. Contact Will Casey at 312-344-8623 or [email protected] if you want to be a part of the mayhem!
2008 MASS INTENTIONS Remember your loved one by requesting a special intention for a Mass in English or Spanish. Intentions will be offered at your chosen Sunday, Holy Day, weekday or holiday Masses during 2008. The suggested donation is $10 per Mass. Please contact the Parish Center at 773-539-7510.
DONATION STATEMENTS To assist you in declaring itemized deductions on your tax return, Queen of Angels can provide a list of your offerings made to the church during 2007. Statements are available for registered parishioners who use contribution envelopes to give to the parish. Anonymous cash donations cannot be tracked and will not appear on statements. Call 773-539-7510 to request your statement.
JANE'S EGG BASKET The Respect Life Committee and the St. Vincent DePaul Society of Queen of Angels Parish are hosting Jane's Egg Basket again this year to support the work of The Women's Center in Chicagoland, as well as the Teen Parenting program of Ravenswood Evangelical Covenant Church. Eggs containing suggestions for donations to these two locations, who do so much to serve needy families of our neighborhood, will be available in the back of church the weekends of Palm Sunday, March 15-16 and Easter, March 22-23. Feel free to pick up one or more eggs and return the requested items to the church gathering space the weekends of April 5-6 and April 12-13. If you have larger, gently used items to donate, please call Patti Corbitt at 773-275-8044. Thanks!
LET US PRAY FOR THOSE WHO SERVE
Wilfredo Borrero Jr., brother of Aida Alejandro AFC Patrick F. Dillon, USAF, nephew of Joan & Gabriel Castillo Sgt. David Cardenas, Army, brother of Teresa Cardenas LCDR Amanda John, USN, daughter-in-law of Marybeth & Jim Young TSgt. Roland Austen, AFG, husband of Lyzette, son of Barbara Austen PFC Matt Galiardo, Army, nephew of Joan VandenBosch Sgt. Kevin Heath, son of Ann McCormick & Sean Heath Capt. Ivan Normandia, USAF, son-in-law of Lillian Bedia Lt. Patrick Jors, USN, nephew of Pat & Meg McQuillan Michael Flahive, USAF, son of Renee Mackin-Bracy Thomas Flahive, USAF, son of Renee Mackin-Bracy
- To add a name to this prayer list, call 773-539-7510. -
NUN RUN SCHEDULED A Nun Run is a 24+ hour experience during which young women ages 18-35 are invited to visit 3-4 different Sisters' houses (convents) to share life. You will have the opportunity to pray, eat, hear stories of the nuns and laugh with them. So fasten your seatbelts and plan to participate in a whirlwind weekend that will give an inside look into Religious Life for women as a Sister! Transportation provided; no fee for the weekend. Nun Runs are scheduled for March 14-15, 2008 and April 18-19, 2008.
Call Sr. Carolyn Jost, SSND at 708-899-3971 or email [email protected] to receive a flyer and to register. Sponsored by the Chicago Archdiocesan Vocation Association.
CCHD SAYS THANK YOU The continuing generosity you offer to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) collection is very deeply appreciated. To date almost 90 percent of parishes contributed to this year's collection. Queen of Angels is part of this remarkable generosity, having contributed $2,158.14. Thank you for sending your contribution promptly. Through your donations you participate in projects working with issues of affordable housing, safer neighborhoods, economic development and the improvement of life for the elderly, immigrants and disabled in Cook and Lake counties.
I extend my personal prayers of gratitude to each of you for the attention you give to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development through the collection and the ongoing transformative education about bringing justice to the poor. On behalf of all those whose lives are touched by your kind support, may our God of justice bless you abundantly.
Gratefully, Elena Segura CCHD Director
PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES PLANNED Two groups will accompany Cardinal Francis George to Lourdes, France this summer in celebration of the shrine's 150th anniversary. Although space is limited, there are still reservations available for either of two groups departing on August 2 and August 3.
Price for airfare, double occupancy hotel accommodations and three meals a day is $2,189 Contact Catholic Travel Office at 877-276-7279 (toll-free) or email [email protected]
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Experience the humorous chaos as the conservative Kirby Family encounters the eccentric Sycamores in You Can't Take It With You by Hart and Kaufman. This wacky comedy shares the Sycamore Family's quirky antics as the two families collide. The Pulitzer Prize winning play will be staged at Resurrection High School, 7500 W. Talcott in the Little Theatre.
The show runs at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 13 to 15 with the closing matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16. Tickets are $7 in advance, $8 at the door. Reservations can be made by calling the school at 773-775-6616, ext. 110.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette will present Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 13 and 14; and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15.
Tickets are $7 for children students and seniors; $10 for adults and may only be purchased at the door on the day of performances. The ticket box office opens one hour before the show. Performances will be held in Regina's O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, 701 Locust Road, Wilmette. For information, call 847-256-7660.
A WORD ABOUT PARKING... Please do not block someone's entrance or exit in a parking space by leaving your car in the through aisles of our parking lot. Thank you!
MAINTAIN TIES TO SCHOOL HISTORY Are you a graduate of Queen of Angels School? Do you have wonderful memories from your elementary years that you want to help maintain and continue? If so, would you like to help the school expand its alumni relations efforts to better serve its alumni community?
As our parish and school approaches its centennial celebration, it is more important than ever to build and maintain good relationships with the hundreds of men and women who graduated from Queen of Angels. Their memories and connections to the school are as important to the future of our school as it is to the past. We would like to do more to cherish, nurture and document our wonderful history through the involvement of more Queen of Angels alumni.
Alumni relations activities may include helping plan reunions and alumni masses, gathering and updating alumni information, finding "lost" alumni, and helping with student/alumni activities. Your time commitment can be as much as you are interested in giving and can be on your own time and schedule. To volunteer, and for questions or suggestions, please contact the school at 773-769-4211 or e-mail [email protected]
ANKLEBITERS IN SESSION Are you a parent or caregiver of small children? Are you looking for an activity to break up your week? Join us at Anklebiters! This group is for parents, caregivers and their children aged 3 and under. The group meets from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday in the motor skills room in the basement of the school. This is a perfect opportunity for young families to socialize together beyond the preschool
JOYFUL AGAIN All widowed persons (especially younger widowed) are invited to attend a faith-based, two-day workshop March 29-30 at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. This program will address the special issues surrounding being widowed and offer support and encouragement to help the widowed move forward while still treasuring memories. Call 708-354-7211. Early registration is encouraged.
CALENDAR RAFFLE WINNERS February 29—Tracie Valencia March 7—Kevin Price Congratulations, winners, and thanks to all who continue to support our school!
"KING OF KINGS" SCREENING The Silent Film Society of Chicago will present a special screening of Cecil B. DeMille's 1927 silent film masterwork The King of Kings at 3 p.m. Palm Sunday, March 16 at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee. Reduced group tickets (minimum 15 people) are $7.50; advance tickets are $10; $9 students and seniors; day-of-show tickets are $12. Call 773-205-7372.
LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS Ravenswood Catholic Young Adults (RCYA) will present Living Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. Friday, March 14 in St. Benedict Church. Come and celebrate as parish members give witness accounts of Jesus' last days before his death and resurrection. For information, contact Stephanie at 773-807-3116 or Karyn at karyn@McGovern@juno.com.
THANK GOD FOR COD The first seating for the Thank God for Cod Fish Fry will follow Living Stations of the Cross at 8:15 p.m., Friday, March 14 in the Ackerman Center at St. Benedict. Enjoy libations while fish and chips are made to order. All ages are welcome. For reservations, call 773-509-0242. Leave name and number in your party. Pre sale rate of $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and children until Wednesday, March 12, via PayPal [email protected] At door prices are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and children 12 and under.
PEACE AND JUSTICE TO MEET The Peace and Justice Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 10 in the Voss Center, 4412 N. Western Ave. This meeting will focus on planning a presentation on Health Care Justice. All are cordially invited to attend to help direct our efforts on behalf of those in need.
HOP TO SHOP WITH THE ANGELS Make it easy on the Easter Bunny this holiday season and Shop with the Angels! See a representative in back of church following the 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Masses every Sunday or complete an order form at the school. Plan your grocery needs... give Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts in lieu of chocolate... show you care with a gas card!
Benefit your tuition account, the Lyman Scholarship Fund or the parish operating account with no additional cost or effort to you. This is one of the easiest ways to raise money for our parish ministries.
NECESIDAD DE VOLUNTARIOS PARA EL MINISTERIO NICODEMO Cuando un miembro de la parroquia fallece, el sacerdote guía el velorio o servicio de vigilia y celebra la misa de entierro cristiano. Sin embargo, las Oraciones de Elogio finales en el cementerio son guiadas por un laico. ¿Porqué? Los laicos son invitados a guiar a sus hermanos y hermanas en oración. Es un signo que cuando un miembro de la parroquia muere, otros miembros en la parroquia, y no solo el sacerdote, rezan.
Para el Ministro Nicodemo, este es un ministerio de ternura a una familia en tristeza y también uno de satisfacción personal. ¿Puede usted hacer tiempo para este esfuerzo? Se necesitan voluntarios, especialmente aquellos disponibles para los funerales del sábado en la mañana. Este ministerio, por mucho tiempo establecido en Queen of Angels, está comenzando en mas parroquias a través de la arquidiócesis. Con sus compañeros de la parroquia, siga en los asos de la amabilidad de Nicodemo quien, con José de Arimatea, enterró a Jesús. Formación, orientación y manual serán proveídos. Por favor llame al 773-539-7510.