"Venga, y puestos de rodillas, adoremos y bendigamos
al Señor, que nos hizo." — Salmo 95:6
TEAM WORK WORKS! We are many parts but one Body, thanks to the love of our Lord Jesus Christ!
-- Thanks to the Comite Guadalupano (Guadalupan Committee) of Queen of Angels for raising more than $470.00 for Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe) festivities. The patron saint of Mexico was honored at Mass and a reception on December 12.
-- Jesús de Gran Poder (Jesus of Great Power), a festival of the Ecuadorian Community at Queen of Angels, raised more than $1,600.00 and brought many together on December 4 during Mass, the following reception and a raffle.
-- Nuestro Señor de Esquipulas (Our Lord of Esquipulas) was honored during a Mass and celebration on January 15 hosted by members of the Guatemalan community. The group gave $181.00 to the parish as a result.
These “fund”raisers did more than raise much-needed and even more appreciated money: they also provided a great deal of fun, prayer and celebration for all members of Queen of Angels. God bless you all for your kindness and generosity.
FOR UN“COMMON”LY GOOD FUN...
-- Valentine’s Day Dance. Join us for the Valentine’s Day Dance from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, February 11 in the Guild Hall Gym. This Queen of Angels tradition, sponsored by Commons, will feature a pot luck meal with fellow parishioners, dance contests, cake walk and more! A $10 donation per family is asked to help defray costs. E-mail email@example.com if you have questions or would like to help.
-- PB&J Party. The Commons Community Service Team will hold the monthly PB&J Party with the after-care students from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 1 in the school lunchroom. Join us in making sandwiches and assembling sack lunches for the homeless and elderly guests of St. Teresa’s Loaves and Fishes program. There are jobs for everyone, toddler to adult. We could use a few more junior high or high school students or adults to help supervise the younger children. Thanks to Harvestime grocery store for continuing to donate the produce for this event. Want to help or need more info? Please direct questions to Julie Buckert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-562-4625.
|ACA 2012: “BE IMITATORS OF CHRIST”
The 2012 Annual Catholic Appeal is underway. Thank you to all who have responded to Cardinal George’s mailing. If you have received it and have not yet responded, please consider making a pledge to the appeal by mail.
This year, the theme of the Appeal is: “Be Imitators of Christ”. We are all challenged to try to live our lives using the life of Christ as an example. Christ gave us the path to eternal life. His love for each of us cannot be taken lightly. As we contemplate His gifts to us, we should also reflect on our gratitude for these gifts. Your financial support for the work of our parish, our Archdiocese and the Church throughout the world is, in fact, one way to express this gratitude.
Our faith is lived in schools and parishes, soup kitchens and counseling centers, on street corners and in churches, where people of all backgrounds in every neighborhood of the Archdiocese of Chicago are served. Your gift to the Appeal helps to sustain Catholic schools, religious education, ministerial formation, and initiatives for life, peace and justice. Through its support of Catholic Relief Services, the Appeal serves people worldwide, without regard for religious affiliation, whose lives are devastated by natural disasters, illnesses, wars and famines.
Please make a pledge to the 2012 Annual Catholic Appeal. Any funds raised are carefully spent; it is money for God’s work, and we will use it accordingly. Your generosity makes a difference in the lives of many.
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|CCA 2012: “¡SEAN IMITADORES DE CRISTO!”
La Campaña Católica Anual está en marcha. Gracias a todos los que han respondido a la carta del Cardenal George. Si han recibido el correo y no han respondido, por favor, aprovechen este tiempo para hacerlo.
Este año, el tema de la Campaña es: “Sean imitadores de Cristo”. A todos se nos presenta el desafío de intentar vivir nuestras vidas teniendo la vida de Cristo como un ejemplo. Cristo nos dio el camino a la vida eterna. Su amor por cada uno de nosotros no puede tomarse a la ligera. Al contemplar los dones que nos ha dado, debemos reflexionar también sobre nuestra gratitud por dichos dones. Su apoyo financiero a la obra de nuestra parroquia, de nuestra Arquidiócesis y de la Iglesia en todo el mundo es, de hecho, una forma de expresar esta gratitud.
Su donativo a la Campaña ayuda a sustentar las escuelas católicas, educación religiosa, formación para ministros, y iniciativas para la vida, la paz y la justicia. A través de la organización CRS, la Campaña sirve gente en todo el mundo, sin consideración de afiliación religiosa, cuyas vidas son devastadas por desastres naturales, enfermedades, guerra y hambre.
Por favor, sea generoso a la Campaña Católica Anual 2012. Los fondos recaudados serán gastados cuidadosamente, para el trabajo de Dios. Su generosidad hará una diferencia en las vidas de muchos.
2011 DONATION STATEMENTS If you are preparing your 2011 Income Taxes and would like to receive a statement of your tax-deductible gifts to Queen of Angels in 2011, please contact the parish office at email@example.com or by phone at 773-539-7510. We appreciate your help in caring for God’s creation and preserving our parish’s resources by requesting a paperless e-statement that can be sent to your e-mail account, or statements may be mailed to your street address or picked up during office hours. Thanks for your support of our parish family!
BABY BOTTLE PROJECT ENDS TODAY Thank you to all who have brought back baby bottles filled with loose change for women in crisis pregnancies. Any donations after this weekend should be turned in at the parish office as soon as possible so that gifts may be forwarded to the Women’s Center. Thanks for your help!
READY FOR ANKLEBITERS? Are you a parent of a small child? Join us Mondays when school is in session 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 group is for parents, caregivers and their children aged 3 and under. For more information, call 773-255-8133.
EXPOSICIÓN DEL SANTÍSIMO Haga los viernes un buen día para orar y estar con el Señor. La iglesia estará abierta los viernes desde las 9:30 a.m. hasta las 5 p.m. Entre por la puerta que se halla sobre la Claremont, suba las escaleras y vire hacia la izquierda. Suba cinco escalones más y pase por la sacristía y detrás del altar. Allí entrará a la capilla de Veneración, donde el Santísimo estará expuesto. Traiga su Biblia, rosario, libros y sus pensamientos. Pase algún tiempo con el Santísimo. Si usted lo desea, inscríbase para una hora de oración cada viernes. Pare en la capilla durante el día para pasar un rato con el Señor en oración. Favor de llamar al 773-539-3176.
SHOP WITH THE ANGELS UPDATES:
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day a little more special, you can depend on Harry & David to make your gift-giving more meaningful.
-- Old Country Buffet filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on January 18. People in possession of Old Country Buffet gift cards are advised to use them as soon as possible.
LAST CHANCE TO PATICIPATE IN SURVEY FOR PARENTS The Archdiocese of Chicago would like to understand how parents in our area make elementary school decisions for their children. We would appreciate your input through a brief online survey. Many factors go into these important decisions and the Archdiocese respects all of the different choices you have made. Understanding your views will help the Archdiocese improve the local Catholic school program and will also enable us to understand the perspectives and needs of those who have not chosen Catholic school. We would greatly appreciate your help with the survey whether or not your children attend a Catholic school. While the survey is offered by the Archdiocese of Chicago, the response will be specific to each school so that it is possible to better understand parents’ views in our specific community.
To access the survey, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SchoolSurveyEnglish. For Spanish, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SchoolSurveySpanish. The survey will be available until February 6. Thank you for your participation!
INTENCIONES DE MISAS Para pedir una intención especial para una misa en inglés o español en el año 2012, por favor visite la oficina parroquial o llame al 773-539-3176. La donación sugerida es de $10 por misa.
¡SHHHHH! Todos los aparatos electrónicos deberían estar apagados antes de entrar a la iglesia, nuestro espacio sagrado. Por favor sea considerado con los demás. ¡Gracias!
BANQUET FOR LIFE SCHEDULED The Women’s Centers of Greater Chicagoland will host the 27th annual Life Banquet luncheon and silent auction from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 11 at White Eagle Banquets, 6839 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Reservations required. Registration and silent auction begin at noon. Luncheon and Program begin at 1 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Charmaine Yoest, president and CEO of Americans United for Life. Tickets are $55 for adults, $500 for a table of 10; $25 for students 18 and under. Visit www.womens-center.org or call 773-794-1313.
February 5 — Lyman Scholarship (with regular collection)
February 19 — Maternity BVM (with regular collection)
February 22 — Ash Wednesday