"God did not send his Son into the world
to condemn the world, but that the world
might be saved through Him." — John 3:17
"Dios no envió a su Hijo para condenar al mundo, sino
para que el mundo se salvara por él." — Juan 3:17
|NOTES ON THE ORGAN
There is still time to donate to the restoration work for the Moller organ that has graced Queen of Angels for decades. Donation envelopes were included in last week’s Guide. Or simply place your donation in an envelope marked “Organ Fund.”
The releathering project is designed to breathe new life into parts of the organ that are showing signs of wear and tear. This is not a cosmetic upgrade. This is a vital necessity to keep the organ from losing the ability to create specific notes. Several notes are already “missing” and we don’t want to compromise the integrity of the musical instrument at all. It is a classic and needs to remain so.
There are so many causes that require financial assistance and support. When deciding where your charitable dollars go, please consider a lasting treasure like the Moller organ. Thank you for your generosity.
(If you would prefer using a credit card, please call the Parish Center at 773-539-7510.)
FISH FRY AT ATLANTIC GIVES BACK Wondering what meatless dish to prepare every Friday evening during Lent? Our neighbor, The Atlantic Bar and Grill, 5062 N. Lincoln Ave., is hosting a Fish Fry to help you over the hump every Friday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. In turn a portion of the proceeds will be donated to our school. The adult all-you-can-eat menu includes fish, veggies and fries for $11, while the $6 kids menu includes macaroni and cheese, or fish and veggies or fries. Eat up!
|WELL, BOWL ME OVER!
The First Annual Adult Bowling Knight event that so many have been waiting for is slated for Friday, April 20 at the Lincoln Square Lanes, 4874 N. Lincoln Ave.
The fun begins at 7 p.m. with check-in and gains momentum at 7:30 p.m. when the bowlers take their places on the lanes. The fee is $25 per person and includes three games of bowling and food. For those who don’t want to miss out on the fun but would rather not change shoes, the fee is $10 per person for food only. There will be a cash bar, a 50/50 raffle plus a separate raffle on five sports and/or local business goodie baskets.
All proceeds will benefit the Athletic Program at Queen of Angels and any necessary gym improvements. It is hoped that many parishioners and school parents will come together and join us for this first-time bowling event.
SSVD REFLECTS... In today’s Gospel, God demonstrates great love for us by sending his Son so that we may believe in him. We demonstrate our great love for God by doing good works: reaching out to others, acting in justice and charity. Through your almsgiving you are performing a good work, far greater than you think. Know that your nickel, dime or quarter is multiplied by the coins placed by others in the St. Vincent dePaul Poor Box.
HELP SCHOLARS WITH 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 in each bimonthly envelope packet, or simply write “Lyman Fund” on an envelope and drop it in the Sunday collection. Your donation is always welcome.
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 773-539-7510 or at [email protected]. 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!
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 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 next meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 in the Upper Voss.
-- The School Board will have four openings, all for three-year terms. The next meeting is 7:15 p.m Monday, March 26 in the Upper Voss.
-- 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.
CALLED TO PRIESTHOOD? Let yourself experience the joy and peace that comes from knowing what God has in store for you. If you feel the Lord is calling you to the diocesan priesthood, consider attending Exploring Priesthood Weekend April 20-22 at Mundelein Seminary. If you are college age or older, have thought about priesthood and would like to experience a weekend at Mundelein Seminary, contact Fr. Brian Welter at 312-534-8298 or [email protected]. For more information, visit www.ChicagoPriest.com.
LENTEN MISSION AT SAINT ANDREW Join the parishioners and friends of Saint Andrew Parish for three nights of engaging talks by Friar Johnpaul Cafiero, OFM on the seven last words of Jesus. This Lenten Parish Mission will take place on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, March 18-20, at 7 p.m. in the church, located at 3546 N. Paulina. Topics such as faith, doubt, addictions, conversion, depression, surrender, death and new life will be explored. Come, bring a friend or family member for a night (or nights) you won’t soon forget! Refreshments will be served each evening after the talk. For more information, call 773-525-3016 or visit www.saintandrewchicago.com.
SONGS OF FIRE AND LIGHT The Chicago Chamber Choir, which makes its home at St. Matthias Parish, 2310 W. Ainslie, continues its “Singing the Elements” series with Luminous: Songs of Fire and Light. Fire and light form the inspiration for this evocative and compelling program about life, love and loss. Guest ensemble Evanston Symphony Orchestra will join us in performing Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen. Tickets are $20 for adults at the door; $18 in advance. The program will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at St. Matthias; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at our Lady of the Brook, 3700 Dundee Road, Northbrook. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ChicagoChamberChoir.org or by calling 312-409-6890.
FRIENDS OF THE POOR BENEFIT The Society of St. Vincent dePaul will host the fourth annual Friends of the Poor Benefit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at the Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace. Tickets are $75 per person and will include a champagne brunch, silent auction, pick a prize, 50/50 raffle, Big Raffle and entertainment from Padres on Parade. Big Raffle prizes include a five-night cruise on the Royal Caribbean with a deluxe ocean view stateroom with balcony (airfare included); 55-inch LG televisions and $250 gas cards. Contact Elvia Rojas at 312-655-7182 or at [email protected].
¿LLAMADO AL SACERDOCIO? Date la oportunidad de experimentar la alegría y la paz que vienen de saber lo que Dios tiene reservado para ti. Si sientes que el Señor te esta llamando al sacerdocio diocesano, considera la posibilidad de participar en el “Exploring Priesthood Weekend” desde el 20 hasta el 22 de Abril, de 2012 en el Seminario de Mundelein. Si eres mayor de 18 años, has pensado acerca del sacerdocio, y te gustaría pasar un fin de semana en el Seminario de Mundelein, contacte al Padre Brian Welter al 312-534-8298 o [email protected].
JOYFUL AGAIN! Joyful Again! will sponsor a retreat/workshop for widows and widowers who want to find joy in living again on April 28 and 29 at St. Edward Parish, 4350 W. Sunnyside. Call 708-354-7211.
March 18 — Maternity BVM Parish (with regular collection)
April 1 — Lyman Scholarship (with regular collection)
April 1 — Easter Flowers
April 5 — Holy Thursday / Society of St. Vincent dePaul
April 6 — Good Friday / Holy Lands
April 8 — Easter
April 15 — Sharing Parish: Maternity BVM (with regular collection)