MORE SLOTS AVAILABLE FOR KIDS’ MOVIE NIGHT Twenty spots are still available for the Commons Movie Night on Saturday, April 9! We hope you can join us from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9 in the Voss Center. If you missed signing up at Winter Toast or during the online auction to send your youngsters to this event, here’s one last chance for them to join the fun!
Simply sign up and drop off your child(ren) 3 years of age and older for an evening of Woody, Lightning McQueen, or Lightning Thieves. Let your kids walk down the red carpet to the Voss Center to their choice of one of two movies, complete with pizza and popcorn while you and your spouse walk the other way for two hours. Reservations are $20 per child. For questions or to sign up, please send an email to [email protected] by Wednesday, April 6.
THIRD GRADE THANKS! Thank you to all the parents, students and staff who helped make the Third Grade 2011 Bake Sale service project a huge success. The third grade collected more than $600. All proceeds will be donated to the Holy Childhood Association. For their efforts, the third grade will host a Wear What You Want Day on Wednesday, April 6 for all who brought delicious baked goods for their sale.
BUY ONE GET ONE FREE BOOK FAIR APRIL 3 TO 8 The Scholastic Book Fair will welcome parishioners today after the 9:30 a.m. Mass until 12:30 p.m. This Buy One Get One Free Fair will be open to school families during the week with extended hours on Thursday, April 7 to accommodate parents attending parent-teacher conferences. The fair will close at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 8. All school fair profits are passed to our parish at this Buy One Get One Free fair as a thank you for supporting the library. Please contact Mrs. Diaz at [email protected].
ALL ARE WELCOME! Are you new to our parish community? Welcome! Have you recently moved? May God bless your new home! Please visit or contact the parish office at [email protected] or 773-539-7510 to introduce yourself, register or adjust your existing registration. Thanks!
SCHOOL BOARD TO MEET IN APRIL School Board welcomes visitors to every meeting, including the next meeting at 7:15 p.m. Monday, April 11 in the Upper Voss. Any parent or parishioner considering running for one of the four open School Board positions should attend the meeting in April as it is a requirement for candidacy. To better understand School Board, call the school at 773-769-4211. Elections take place in late Spring.
A WINNING SEASON: KNIGHTS KNEWS Congratulations to all our student basketball teams and their coaches for an amazing season. From our new 4th grade teams to the seasoned eighth graders, your hard work and determination was evident in every game, in your level of improvement.
For the first time in our school’s history, all four seventh and eighth grade teams were showcased in the championships! Thank you for your dedication and sportsmanship. We are all so very proud, and look forward to watching your continued growth on the court next year. The eighth grade boys won the championship in their division and stayed ahead of Northside Catholic Academy. Seventh grade boys worked hard, even though some were under the weather, but were defeated by Hardy Prep, taking second place in their division. Eighth grade girls played competitively against St. Andrew but ended up in second place for their division. Seventh grade girls also played St. Andrew and took second place in their division. The games were all exciting and we are so pleased our Knights took their teams so far.
Since the middle school teams did so well, several represented Queen of Angels at the All-Star games. Representing seventh grade girls were: Sophie Brooks and Kelsey Peterson. Representing seventh grade boys were James Folan, Patrick McDonagh and Lucas Simon. Representing eighth grade girls were Taylor Brooks, Rachel Brown and Gabi Castillo. Representing the eighth grade boys was Kendale Spain.
Cherub Basketball for first, second and third graders of our school continues through April. The program’s popularity grows as six teams are fielded. Volleyball for sixth grade girls and seventh and eighth grade boys and girls begins this month. Fifth grade girls began their season two weeks ago at St. Bart’s.
SATURDAY ROSARY Looking to take some time for prayer in your Saturdays? Join us to pray the Rosary after each 9 a.m. Saturday Mass. To volunteer to lead, call Joann at 773-583-1371.
EARLY DEADLINES Due to the Palm Sunday and Easter holidays, there will be early deadlines for both issues of The Guide. The deadline for item submission for the April 17 Guide will be Thursday, April 7, and the deadline for the April 24 issue will be Thursday, April 14. Thank you!
-- Two special programs will be hosted in the spring. The first, Green Week, will be from April 11 to 15, followed by Health and Fitness Week from May 16 to 20.
-- The All School Track-a-Thon will be Wednesday, May 4. This event is a major fundraiser for our school as all students get sponsorships for running laps in the Guild Hall Gym. More to come.
PARENT RESOURCE FAIR APRIL 9 The fifth annual Parent Resource Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at Merrimac Park, 6343 W. Irving Park Road. There will be free activities for children and organizations with parenting information will be on hand. A raffle and balloon release will be at 2:30 p.m. Call 773-205-3637.
GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY The Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 28, 2011 at St. John Brebeuf, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles. Couples married in 1961 interested in attending this celebration must register through the Parish Center by calling 773-539-7510. For information, call the Family Ministries Office at 312-534-8351.
JESUIT PODCAST REFLECTIONS The Jesuits of Charis Ministries invite you to deepen Lenten prayer by listening to a weekly podcast series, Pilgrimage with Jesus. Podcasts are led by Jesuit Fathers Jim Gartland, president of Cristo Rey High School, and Martin Schreiber, a doctoral candidate at Loyola University Chicago. These brief podcasts offer reflections and practices for making the most of your Lenten season this year. Visit www.jesuits-chgdet.org to access the podcasts. This is made possible through Charis Ministries, a Jesuit ministry to those in their 20s and 30s.
BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY The Resurrection College Prep High School Alumnae Association will present Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16 at 7500 W. Talcott. All are welcome to have breakfast with the Easter Bunny, enjoy entertainment by Resurrection students and make Easter arts and crafts. Each child will have the opportunity to take a photo with the Easter Bunny and receive a special gift. Tickets are $8 per child in advance, $9 at the door; adult tickets are $5 per adult. Advance reservations encouraged. Call 773-775-6616, ext. 127.
HELP NEEDED FOR CANDY DAYS Misericordia Candy Days are scheduled for Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30. Please volunteer two hours of your time to make a difference for more than 600 children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities. To volunteer, visit www.misericordia.org or contact Tessa at [email protected] or 773-273-2768. To make a $5 donation, text “MIS” to 25383.
PROVIDENCE ASSOCIATES SOUGHT The Sisters of Providence of St. Mary of the Woods are currently accepting applications from persons interested in becoming Providence Associates for the 2011-2012 year. Providence Associates are women and men at least 18 years old of diverse faith traditions who seek a formal relationship with the Sisters of Providence. There are a number of ways for associates to participate in the life and mission of the Sisters. Some suggested ways are mutual and intentional prayer; appropriate community gatherings, reflection and prayer groups; Sisters of Providence retreats and spiritual enrichment programs; social justice activities; eco-justice projects; and/or other ministries. Associates make a commitment for one year. Applications will be accepted through June 30. Contact Sister Diane Mason at 708-364-7917 or email [email protected].
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER “Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord,” (second reading). Come hear more about God’s plan for your marriage/holy orders. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends for the Chicago/Northwest Indiana area are June 24-26, 2011, September 9-11, 2011 and November 4-6, 2011. Early registration is highly recommended. For reservations or information, call Jim and Kris at 800-442-3554 or contact www.wwmechicago-gary.org.
¡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. Llame al 773-878-6035 para mas informacion o para hacer una cita para el examen oral.
ANSWER THE CALL Let us say together, with the man born blind from today’s gospel, “I do believe!” Is God inviting you to follow Him as a diocesan priest? For information about discerning events, check out www.ChicagoPriest.com. There is still time to sign up for Exploring Priesthood Weekend on April 8-10! EPW is a weekend retreat at Mundelein Seminary. Call Father Brian Welter at 312-534-8298.
April 3 — Lyman Scholarship (with regular collection)
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