"Save us, Savior of the world, for by your Cross
and Resurrection you have set us free."
LENTEN RECONCILIATION APRIL 2 The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 2 in the church. This will be in conjunction with the new monthly Monday evening Eucharistic Adoration. Individual confessions will be offered in English or in Spanish. This time is available for those who want to participate in this sacrament during Holy Week to look at oneself, to strengthen one’s desire for personal change as a follower of Christ, and to receive His forgiveness and the encouraging graces of the Church. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity.
PREPARACIÓN ANTES DE LA PASCUA El Sacramento de Reconciliación (Confesión) será ofrecida en la iglesia desde las 7 p.m. hasta las 8:30 p.m. el lunes, 2 de abril. Las confesiones estarán en conjunción con el nuevo tiempo para Adoración eucarística el primer lunes del mes. Confesiones serán ofrecidas en inglés o en español. Es una oportunidad para participar en este sacramento durante la Semana Santa para reflexionar, fortalecer su compromiso como discípulo de Jesucristo, y recibir el perdón y las gracias de la Iglesia.
HATS OFF TO HIGH ACHIEVERS The following parishioners achieved Honor Roll status at St. Benedict High School: AnnaTai Malone ‘14, first honors; Ashley Krysztopik ‘13, Casandra Romero ‘15, and Malani Rosa ‘15, all second honors.
SCOUTS PLAN RECIPE COLLECTION The Queen of Angels Boy Scout Troop 894 will be collecting wonderful family recipes to create the 2012 Queen of Angels Parish Cookbook. Any kind of recipe is welcome along with a brief history or story about your family recipe. Cookbooks will be available early this fall. Please neatly print or type the recipe along with a brief story (optional) and your name and phone number (in case there is a question). Recipe collection boxes are located in the school office and in the church. For more information, contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 773-583-6299.
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 or click the “Donate Now” button on our parish website, parish.queenofangelschicago.org, to donate online through GiveCentral.org.)
RAISE A TOAST TO A WINTER TOAST SPONSOR! The Winter Toast Committee would like to thank our corporate donors and sponsors for their support of Winter Toast 2012! This week we thank Steve Quick Jewelers. Steve Quick donated a custom designed necklace, valued at more than $1,000, to the live auction. Please remember to support this local business in Lincoln Square at 4710 N. Lincoln Avenue.
¡BIENVENIDOS! ¿Es tu primera vez en nuestra parroquia? ¡Bienvenidos! ¿Se ha mudado recientemente? ¡Que Dios bendiga su nuevo hogar! Por favor visite o contacte la oficina parroquial al 773-539-7510 para registrarse o arreglar su registración actual. ¡Gracias!
ALL ARE WELCOME! Are you new to our parish community? Welcome! Have you recently moved? May God bless your new home! Please visit or contact the parish office at 773-539-7510 or email@example.com to register. Thank you!
LOOKING AHEAD TO ADVISORY BOARD ELECTIONS If you are interested in running for a board position on either the Athletic, Commons or School Board, candidacy packets are now available from the school office.
-- The Athletic Board will be seeking five candidates to fill four 3-year terms and one 1-year term.
-- The School Board will have five openings, including four 3-year terms and one 2-year term. Representation is welcome from parishioners who do not currently have children in the parish school but would like to help.
-- 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.
2011 DONATION STATEMENTS Tax Day approaches! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Statements may also be mailed to your street address or picked up during office hours.
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. Contact Elvia Rojas at email@example.com or at 312-655-7182.
GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY MASS SET The Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, September 23 in Holy Name Cathedral. Couples married in 1962 interested in attending this celebration need to call the Parish Center at 773-539-7510 to register. For more information, visit the website www.familyministries.org or call the Family Ministries Office at 312-534-8351.
MISA DE ANIVERSARIO DE BODAS DE ORO La Misa de Aniversario de Bodas de Oro será el domingo, 23 de septiembre del 2012 a las 2:30 p.m. en Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St. Las parejas que se casaron en 1962 y están interesadas en asistir esta celebración deberán hablar a su parroquia para registrarse. Para más información, visite al www.familyministries.org o llame a la Oficina de Ministerio para la Familia al 312-534-8351.
JOYFUL AGAIN! Joyful Again! will sponsor a retreat/workshop for widows and widowers on April 28 and 29 at St. Edward Parish, 4350 W. Sunnyside. Call 708-354-7211.
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 Maternity BVM (with regular collection)