"...you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses..." -- Acts of the Apostles 1:8
BAPTISMS / BAUTISMOS
Ayslin Romero Bautista, child of Guadalupe and Isaias
Clare Marie Deegan, child of Christy and David
Mariella Meghan Herman, child of Colleen and Matthew
ELECTION RESULTS ARE IN!
School Board: Charlie Biggam, Tanya Park, Mark Roeser and Tom Schoendorff have all been elected to next year’s School Board, following the recent election. We welcome the new board members at the same time we say thank you to retiring members Helen O’Brien Orr, Tim Irvine, Debbie Cruz and Ellen Meents-DeCaigny.
Athletic Board: John Giordano and Melanee Schoendorff won three-year terms on the Athletic Board. Bill Jeske and Michael Thomas won two-year terms and Beth Hickman and Jay Mitchell have joined the Athletic Board for one-year terms.
Commons: Pete Doyle will transition from Vice President to President for next year. Donna Czech is now Vice President. Bob Gorski will be the new Commons Secretary and Erin Kaukialo will continue in her role as Treasurer. Thanks to Charlie Biggam and Sue Roeser for their work over the past two years as President and Secretary, respectively.
A REFLECTION FROM THE SSVD Today as we celebrate the feast of the Ascension we are reminded that Christ’s saving work on earth continues through his disciples... and now through us. When we give to the poor, God indeed pours his love, peace and joy into our hearts, into our lives and into the hearts of those who are poor. Interested in making service to the poor part of your spiritual life? Join the members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at our monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9 in the Upper Voss Center.
CLW ENDS FOR THE SEASON Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) will end for the season today, Sunday, June 5 during the 9:30 a.m. Mass. It will resume in the fall. If you are interested in becoming one of the adults who make this possible for our youngest parishioners, please contact Al Ferolie at 773-283-9428 or email@example.com. Please continue to bring your children to church during the summer months. As we know, parents are the best example for children.
COFFEE, JUICE, DONUT? IT MUST BE SUNDAY! Would you care for some coffee, some juice or perhaps a donut? If you attend the Parish Social following the 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sundays, you’ve come to the right place. Are you able to bring baked goods or fruit on any given Sunday? If so, please call the Parish Center and leave your name and phone number. Queen of Angels is always ready for a social gathering so let’s keep the tradition going. Beverages will be provided on Sundays. To lend a hand to these post-Mass socials, contact parishioner Walter Rucker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Parish Center at 773-539-7510.
CHILDREN’S RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Queen of Angels offers Religious Education (CCD) classes for children in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade not attending a Catholic school. We welcome school-age children seeking a closer connection with God and understanding of the Catholic faith. The program is designed for continuous faith formation from one year to the next, including preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation. Registration for the 2011-2012 school year is now open, and registration fees will increase on July 1. To register, e-mail email@example.com or call 773-769-4986 ext. 23.
NOT TOO LATE FOR JANE’S EGG BASKET If you picked up an egg from Jane’s Egg Basket, please return your donations to the Parish Center. If you have any larger, gently used items, please contact Patti Corbitt at 773-450-4978 to make arrangements for pick-up. Every item and every penny collected will go to help local needy moms, kids and families through the Women’s Center of Greater Chicagoland and the Teen ProGRESS teen parenting program of Ravenswood Evangelical Covenant Church. Thank you from the Respect Life Committee and the Society of St. Vincent dePaul.
PRAY THE 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.
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.
NICODEMUS MINISTRY When a parishioner dies, the priest celebrates the Mass of Christian Burial. The final Prayers of Commendation at the cemetery are led by a lay person. Laity are urged to lead their brothers and sisters in prayer. It is a sign that when a parishioner dies, other members of the parish —- and not just the priest —- pray. Volunteers are needed to minister to grieving families. Follow the kindness of Nicodemus who, with Joseph of Arimathea, buried Jesus. Training provided. Call the parish office at 773-539-7510.
¡SHHHHH! Todos los aparatos electrónicos deberían estar apagados antes de entrar a la iglesia, nuestro espacio sagrado.
ESTACIONAMIENTO Por favor no bloquee la entrada o salida de un auto en el estacionamiento. Si todos los espacios están llenos, es necesario encontrar estacionamiento en la calle. ¡Gracias!
ONE DIME AT A TIME Each Box Tops coupon is worth a dime to Queen of Angels students. Last spring, our school earned more than $400 for our school library and classrooms through this program. Please clip Box Tops coupons from hundreds of products from Cheerios®, Betty Crocker®, Pillsbury®, Ziploc®, Kleenex®, Juicy Juice® and more. Drop coupons in boxes outside the school office or at the back of church. Contact Mrs. Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or e-mail email@example.com for school librarian Mrs. Diaz.
ST. BEN’S GARAGE SALE St. Benedict Parish, 2215 W. Irving Park Road, will host a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Stop by and view the selection of gently used desks, chairs and other furniture for sale. Many items are $5. Paint will also be sold for $5 a gallon. Cash only. Sales benefit St. Ben’s.
BIG BARGAINS AT G.R.O. SALE The Greater Rockwell Organization (GRO) will hold its 32nd Annual Yard and Garage Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12. Dozens of GRO members participate in the event from Wilson to Lawrence and Western to the Chicago River. Fliers listing all sale locations will be available at key spots.
IS PRIESTHOOD FOR YOU? As we conclude this month of May, dedicated to Mary, let us ask our Heavenly Mother to pray with us for all those discerning a vocation to priesthood or religious life. For information about the priesthood, please visit www.ChicagoPriest or contact Father Brian Welter at 312-534-8298. For information about religious life contact Sister Elyse Ramirez, OP at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 312-534-5240.
ANIVERSARIO DE BODAS DE ORO La Misa de Aniversario de Bodas de Oro será el domingo, 28 de agosto 2011 a las 3 p.m. en St. John Brebeuf, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles. Las parejas que se casaron en 1961 y están interesados en asistir esta celebración deben hablar a su parroquia para registrase. Para más información acerca la Misa, visite al www.familyministries.org o llame al 312-534-8351.
GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY The Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 28 at St. John Brebeuf, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles. Couples married in 1961 interested in attending this celebration must register through the parish office by calling 773-539-7510. Call the Family Ministries Office at 312-534-8351.
RAM SCRAMBLE GOLF OUTING Join Gordon Tech for a day of golf, contests, dinner and good times on June 7 for the 5th Annual GT Ram Scramble Golf Outing at White Pines Golf Club. Tickets are $135 per golfer and include 18 holes of golf, driving range time, golf cart, lunch, dinner (with open bar and awards). Day begins at 8 a.m. with registration followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Visit www.gordontech.org or call Paula Ryan at 773-423-5040.
HELP FOR THE GRIEVING
-- St. Francis Xavier Parish, 524 Ninth Ave., Wilmette, is hosting “Humming in the Darkness,” a presentation for those walking through loss. Using poems and Gospel stories, the workshop will explore the possibility of humming in the darkness amid desperation. This presentation will offer encouragement to those struggling with life’s losses and to their loved ones. The event will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 in the Xavier Room. Reservations accepted but not required. Call 847-256-2273, ext. 0.
-- Are you widowed? Do you now someone who is? If you have been recently widowed and are still struggling with the loss, or if you have been widowed for some time and seem to be stuck in one spot, the "Joyful Again" program is designed to help you move on with your life while treasuring your past. This workshop retreat program will be July 9 and 10 at Holy Family Parish in Inverness and it is for men and woman of all ages who have been widowed and are trying to find hope and joy in their lives. For more info, visit www.joyfulagain.org or call 708-354-7211.
SUMMER CHARIS RETREATS
-- Be Still: A Silent Retreat, will be June 17 to 19 at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House in Barrington. Start your summer with a weekend away to enter the stillness and refocus. Renew your spirit and reflect in the presence of God at this quiet retreat from daily life. Meet with a spiritual director, discover new ways to pray, celebrate Mass, read, journal and rejuvenate. All in their 20s and 30s are welcome.
-- Too much going on? Pulled in a million directions? You’re not the only one. Join other young adults at Bellarmine Retreat House August 27 and 28 for a weekend Seekers’ Retreat. In the craziness of life, it doesn’t hurt to pause and take a look at the big picture. What’s important in my life? What am I looking for? Where does God fit in? The retreat is just $149 if you register by Monday, August 15!
Visit www.charisministries.org for info and registration.
June 5 — Lyman Scholarship Fund (with regular collection)
June 12 — Retirement Fund for Archdiocesan Priests / PRMAA
June 19 — Sharing: Maternity BVM (with regular collection)
June 26 — Peter’s Pence
July 3 — Lyman Scholarship Fund (with regular collection)