"The Lord tells the number of stars and calls them by name." -- Psalm 147:4
|FOR UN“COMMON”LY GOOD FUN...
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. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like to help.
The following young people of our parish achieved academic honors at St. Ignatius College Prep:
-- Ambrose Donnelly ‘12, Honors with Distinction
-- Keenan Feller ‘12, Second Honors
-- Jillian Riley ‘12, Second Honors
-- Mary Folan ‘14, Second Honors
-- Katherine Johnson ‘14, Honors with Distinction
-- Marti Luby ‘14, First Honors
-- William Donnelly ‘15, First Honors
-- Francesca Giambrone ’15, First Honors
-- Isabel Irvine ‘15, First Honors
-- Kelly Riley ‘15, Second Honors
-- Kylie Ruscheinski ‘15, Honors with Distinction
Congratulations and keep up the good work!
|THANKS FROM TRANSFIGURATION
On behalf of the parish clergy, staff and parishioners of Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish, thank you for the Thanksgiving food donated to our church. We and the poor beneficiaries of the food you gave were happy and grateful for your thoughtfulness and kindness.
Rest assured of my personal prayers for you -- for good health and a successful pastorate -- almost every day at Mass and in my private prayers.
Again, thank you for your generosity. Please accept my apologies for the long delay in sending this letter!
-- Rev. Alfredo Salera, Pastor, Transfiguration of Our Lord
P.S. Special thanks to Ann McCormick and Roine and Scott Michaels.
SSVD REFLECTS... In the Gospel today, we find that Jesus would rise very early before dawn and go to a deserted place to pray and then he went out to preach and to heal. Praying for the poor can bring the love and peace of Jesus to those who live in fear and doubt, loneliness and dread.
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!
YUMMY! THIRD GRADE BAKE SALE It’s time to bake for the Third Grade Bake Sale on February 16. Your baking expertise is needed. Please bring cookies, brownies, muffins and other goodies to Room 208 on Wednesday, February 15 or Thursday, February 16. All proceeds from this service project will be donated to a charity benefitting children. (Students who donate a baked good will be rewarded with an out-of-uniform day on the day of the Bake Sale.) If your baked good is made with peanuts or tree nuts, please clearly note it. Please individually pack baked goods.
HELP YOURSELF TO MARKET DAY Market Day provides restaurant quality results and helps Queen of Angels School, too! Pick up an 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. This is a great way to help Queen of Angels School. Online Market Day orders are due by 11 p.m. Wednesday, February 22. Pick-up will be 9:15 a.m. Saturday, February 25 at the Guild Hall. If you would like to help, call Nancy at 773-539-7510.
COACHES NEEDED The Athletic Board is looking for individuals with knowledge of the sport of volleyball to coach both our 5th grade girls team and 6th grade boys team. Coaches will need to be able to hold two practices a week and make all the games. The 5th grade girls league is administered through St. Bartholomew School and games are played on Friday nights, Saturday and Sunday mornings. The 6th grade boys league is run out of Queen of Angels and can be any evening Monday through Friday. Please contact Nancy Baer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
APARTMENT NEEDED Cantor and long-time parishioner of Queen of Angels Church is seeking a one– or two-bedroom apartment near the parish. Please contact Karyn with helpful tips or information at email@example.com. Thanks!
ST. ANDREW FISH FRY PLANNED Join the fun at the first annual St. Andrew Fish Fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 24 in the gym at Addison and Paulina. A fish basket is $10, mac and cheese basket is $5. BYOB. Order your dinners today at saintandrewchicago.com.
LLAMADO AL SACERDOCIO Señor, te agradecemos por nuestros sacerdotes y por los sacramentos, especialmente la Eucaristía y la Reconciliación. Llama a muchos a seguir tus huellas como sacerdotes en la Arquidiócesis de Chicago y en toda la Iglesia Universal. Por nuestro Señor Jesucristo, tu Hijo. Amén.
DO YOU KNOW A VETERAN? Volunteers of America can assist veterans through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program, including housing counseling, transportation and daily living services, financial planning and financial aid. Contact John Fahey at 312-564-2334.
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. Call 773-794-1313 or visit www.womens-center.org for more information.
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. FRANCIS Is God calling you to walk in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi? The Secular Franciscan Order is a religious order within the Catholic Church open to diocesan clergy and to married and single members of the laity. Secular Franciscans work together in local fraternities to deepen their own spirituality and to strive to conform their lives more fully to the Gospel of Christ. If this appeals to you, please call Mary Hobbs at 847-207-3511 or Dale Blum at 773-774-7779 for more information. See www.ilsfo.org for more information.
February 5 — Lyman Scholarship (with regular collection)
February 12 — Annual Catholic Appeal Commitment
February 19 — Maternity BVM (with regular collection)
February 22 — Ash Wednesday