DO YOU RECALL FATHER PHIL? If you were a member of Queen of Angels between 1985 and 1995, you remember the big man with the big voice. Fr. Phil Dressler wrote, “I was blessed to be one of 35 men ordained at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary on May 1, 1961. I was humbled and blessed to be part of the Queen of Angels Parish Community as pastor from 1985 to 1995. On May 1, I will celebrate my 50 years of priesthood. The Mass will be at noon at St. Juliana Parish, 7200 N. Oketo Ave. May this be an invitation to join me in that celebration. Thank you for your love and your faith.”
|PASSOVER MEAL, PRAYER SERVICE Queen of Angels School will celebrate the annual Passover Meal & Prayer Service on Holy Thursday, April 21 in the Guild Hall. This gathering brings the entire school community together in celebration with the songs, symbols and Passover foods of our ancestors in faith. If you are interested in helping at this event, please call the school at 773-769-4211. The students will gather to commemorate this ancient ritual in preparation of our own Paschal rites. After the Passover Meal, children will return to school for lunch and to be dismissed at 1 pm. School will resume after Easter on Wednesday, April 27.|
EARLY DEADLINE FOR EASTER BULLETIN Due to the Palm Sunday and Easter holidays, there are early deadlines for both issues of The Guide. The deadline for item submission for the April 17 Guide has already passed. The deadline for the April 24 issue will be this Thursday, April 14. Thank you for your cooperation!
SOMEONE NEEDS JESUS -- AND YOU! Someone is at home, lonely and unable to receive the Eucharist because he or she cannot leave their home to do so. That individual needs Jesus. That person needs you. What does Christ ask of us? He urges us to share the love of God in community and he promises that when two or three are gathered in His name, He is there, in our midst. Christ calls us to reach out to the poor, the needy, the lonely, and the marginalized. What could be more rewarding than something that makes everyone involved feel closer to God. Volunteers are needed for Ministers of Care, the ministry dedicated to bringing communion to homebound parishioners. This means approximately two hours, just once a month. Many of our volunteers have retired or relocated but the hunger for Christ continues in the homebound. Please consider this opportunity that brings joy to all involved. Call Fran Parks at 773-478-7254.
SHOP WITH THE ANGELS Target has joined the comprehensive list of retail gift certificates available through Shop With the Angels! Stop by the SWTA table before or after the 8 and 9:30 Masses on Sunday or call the Parish Center. Choose whether your profits go to the parish, the Lyman Scholarship Fund or towards a specific school tuition account. Stop by and order from a growing variety of retail gift cards.
JOIN THE FUN AT ANKLEBITERS Are you a parent of a small child? Are you looking for a fun activity to start your child’s week? Join us Mondays at 10 a.m. in the school basement. Enter using the north play lot entrance and arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. to sign in. This is for parents, caregivers and their children aged 3 and under. Contact Michelle Stork at 773-255-8133.
TRY IT, YOU’LL LIKE IT Market Day can streamline your food preparation with restaurant quality results and helps Queen of Angels School, too! Pick up a Market Day order form in church or school or visit www.marketday.com to see more than 200 quality food items. Market Day has healthy snacks, quick entrees, and a long line of convenience foods available. Market Day has been a long-time presence at Queen of Angels for a reason: the items are high quality and the profits go directly to the school. Why not make a difference and do some grocery shopping along the way? Online Market Day orders are due by 11 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. Delivery will be at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Guild Hall. If you have questions or want to help, call Nancy at 773-539-7510.
SHARE EASTER SUNDAY WITH SOME FRIENDS Join others on Easter Sunday when people in nearby parish communities gather from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Benedict Parish Social Center on the corner of Irving Park Road and Bell Avenue. All are welcome to this event. Food and volunteers are needed. Call St. Benedict at 773-588-6484 to make a reservation, donate food or volunteer from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. See you there!
NICODEMUS MINISTERS NEEDED The shortest verse in the entire Bible is in today’s Gospel: “And Jesus wept.” Why does that short sentence merit its own verse? Perhaps it is because at that moment, Jesus does what we all may do when someone we love dies: he grieves for his friend. Will you volunteer to help a grieving family by praying with them at their loved one’s final resting place? The consolation and prayers you offer are a sign of the parish’s love and support. Follow the kindness of Nicodemus who, with Joseph of Arimathea, buried Jesus. Training provided. Call the parish office at 773-539-7510.
INTENCIONES DE MISAS Para pedir una intención especial para una misa en inglés o español, por favor visite el Centro Parroquial. La donación sugerida es de $10 por misa. Llame a la oficina al 773-539-3176.
ATTENTION ALL DRIVERS Please do not block other cars in our parking lot with your car. If all of the designated spaces in the lot are full, it is necessary to find street parking. Thank you!
BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY The Resurrection College Prep Alumnae Association will present Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16 at 7500 W. Talcott. Also included are Easter arts and crafts, entertainment by Resurrection students, photos and a gift. Tickets are $8 per child in advance, $9 at the door; adult tickets are $5 per adult. Advance reservations are urged. Call 773-775-6616, ext. 127.
¡APRENDA O MEJORE SU INGLÉS! Inscrabse en las clases de inglés como segundo idioma y GED en español con Social and Educational Services, que se encuentra en la 5244 N. Lakewood. Las clases son gratuitas y hay lugares disponibles por las mañanas y las noches que empiezan el lunes, 11 de abril. Favor de llamar al 773-878-6035 para mas información.
April 17 — Easter Flowers
April 17 — Sharing BVM (with regular collection)
April 21 — Holy Thursday/Society of St. Vincent DePaul
April 22 — Good Friday/Holy Land
April 24 — Easter