SSVD REFLECTS... In today’s Gospel Jesus is asked, “What sign can you show us?” Every day we can see signs of how God has visited us in the blessings of our lives. Let us be a sign of God’s love by being a blessing to others. Is there a family you know who needs assistance? Please call the Parish Center and leave a message for the Society of St. Vincent dePaul so that together we can help the suffering.
LOOKING TO BOARD ELECTIONS If you are interested in running for a board position on either the Athletic, Commons or School Board, the time is now to mark your calendar to attend one meeting in March or April to fulfill that eligibility requirement.
-- The Athletic Board will be seeking five candidates to fill four 3-year terms and one 1-year term.
-- The School Board will have four openings, all for three-year terms.
-- Commons will seek to fill the Vice President and Treasurer positions.
Meeting dates and times are posted on the school website. Please give thoughtful consideration to volunteering your time and talents to one of these essential boards.
NORTH SIDE KAIROS SEEKS LEADERS North Side Kairos 13 is currently looking for high school or first year college students for their leadership team. Applicants must:
-- have already attended a Kairos retreat, such as through a Catholic high school or at a parish;
-- be open to lead as part of a diverse team of youth and adults for this co-ed, multi-parish experience; and
-- complete a leader application and return it to the retreat coordinators by the extended deadline, Saturday, March 31, 2012.
Chosen leaders will receive thorough leadership training in the late spring and summer to prepare them for the peer-to-peer retreat. This is a great opportunity for teens to grow in faith, develop communication skills and gain experience in leading others.
The retreat will take place August 10-13 at Bellarmine Hall in Barrington. North Side Kairos is a joint effort of youth and adults at several north side and suburban parishes, including Queen of Angels.
To receive an application or learn more, visit parish.queenofangelschicago.org/kairos or e-mail your request to email@example.com.
SUPPORT OUR STUDENT ATHLETES The Athletic Board is looking for people with knowledge of volleyball to coach both our fifth grade girls team and sixth grade boys team. Coaches must hold two practices a week and attend all games. Please contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
HELP THE LYMAN FUND Your donation to the Lyman Scholarship Fund goes a long way in continuing the mission of our parish and our school: no child is denied a Catholic education because of a cash shortfall in the family. A growing number of families need assistance from the Lyman Fund.
Please help. Use the green envelope provided or simply write “Lyman Fund” on an envelope. Your donation is always welcome.
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, March 16. Pick-up will be 9:15 a.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Lower Voss Center. If you would like to help, call Nancy at 773-539-7510.
THE CHALLENGE HEATS UP! Continue to clip and bring in your box tops to benefit the classrooms of Queen of Angels. All proceeds from Box Tops for Education will benefit the school library and the winning classroom collecting the most Box Tops will be awarded a pizza party in May.
Please clip Box Tops coupons from products including Cheerios®, Betty Crocker®, Pillsbury®, Juicy Juice®, Kleenex® and more. Drop coupons in boxes outside the school office or at the back of church. Each Box Tops coupon is worth a dime to Queen of Angels students.
Ms. Larkin’s room has taken the lead in the school-wide competition with 1,236 box tops, followed by Mrs. Thilmany’s room with 1,103 and Ms. Manning’s class with 985. The race will come down to the wire so please continue to bring in those boxtops! April 1 is the deadline for the contest but please continue saving the box tops after the contest ends. Each one is worth a dime and all those labels add up pretty quickly! Thank you for your help to Queen of Angels School. We’ll give another update soon!
March 18 — Sharing Parish: Maternity BVM (with regular collection)
April 1 — Lyman Scholarship Fund (with regular collection)
April 1 — Easter Flowers
April 5 — Holy Thursday-Society of St. Vincent dePaul
April 6 — Good Friday
April 8 — Easter
April 15 — Sharing Parish: Maternity BVM (with regular collection)