SSVD REFLECTS... Today as we celebrate the feast of Easter we find the challenge of also seeing and believing the resurrection that comes through our own lives of self-sacrifice which brings new life to others. Come and see what the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is doing in your own neighborhood and know that you are a sign of God’s love to those who are suffering. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12 in the Parish Center.
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 a recent Guide. Or simply place your donation in an envelope marked “Organ Fund.” The re-leathering 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 necessary 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 “Donate Now” on our website, parish.queenofangelschicago.org, to donate online through GiveCentral.org.
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 info, contact Jennifer at email@example.com or at 773-583-6299.
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.
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 by 10:30 a.m. to sign in. The next session will be Monday, April 16. This group is for parents, caregivers and their children aged 3 and under. Direct questions to Julie Buckert at 773-562-4625 or email@example.com.
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“All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win the world is for enough good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke
Pregnant? Need Help?
-- Women’s Center 800-400-4205
-- Aid for Women 312-621-1100
Don’t forget your egg from Jane’s Egg Basket!
A prayer from the USCCB document “United for Religious Freedom” 3/14/12: “(Father,)...We ask you to bless us in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty. Give us the strength of mind and heart to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened; give us courage in making our voices heard on behalf of the rights of your Church and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith... Amen.”
SSVD VEHICLE DONATION PROGRAM The Society of St. Vincent dePaul’s Wheels for the Needy program welcomes donations of cars, trucks, vans, boats —- any vehicle that runs! The Society sells your vehicle at auction and proceeds are used to support those in need. A portion of proceeds goes directly to the Queen of Angels Conference for the poor in our community. To donate, call Elvia Rojas at 312-655-7182.
LIDERAZGO CRISTÓFORO ¿Le gustaría confiar en si mismo, tener una mentalidad positiva, una personalidad atrayente, expresarse con facilidad, ser entusiasta y optimista? ¡No busque más! ¡Tenemos justamente lo que necesita! El Instituto de Liderazgo Cristóforo esta ofreciendo clases para aquellas personas que quieran eliminar sus temores y complejos, recordar nombres y adquirir dotes de líder. Inscríbase para nuestras clases de primavera este sábado, 28 de abril de 1 a 4pm en la parroquia San Bartolomé localizada en el 4910 W. Addison. El curso es de 3 horas por semana durante 10 semanas por un costo total de $100. Si tiene alguna pregunta favor de llamar al 773-472-1515 o al 773-481-0628. La primera sesión tomara lugar este 5 de Mayo. ¡Haga florecer su vida esta primavera!
CLASES PARA APRENDER INGLÉS Si esta interesado en aprender inglés, le tenemos una oportunidad que no se puede perder. La oficina de Servicios Sociales y Educacionales de la Iglesia Bautista North Shore, localizada en el 5244 N. Lakewood en salón 313, esta ofreciendo clases de inglés gratuitas cada martes y jueves de 6:30 a 9 p.m. Favor de llamar al 773-878-6035 para hacer una cita. Se ofrece cuidado de niños para aquellos que califiquen.
BEAT 1911 WILL MEET APRIL 17 Due to the recent changes in the boundaries of Chicago area police districts, the new boundaries for Beat 1911 are now from Lawrence to Irving Park and from Damen to the Chicago River. All concerned citizens residing in this area are invited to attend the next Beat 1911 Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the new location, Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland Ave. Please note that meetings have been changed from the fourth Tuesday of the month to the third Tuesday. Meetings are an opportunity to express neighborhood safety concerns. A free raffle of a crime prevention device will be held and light refreshments will be served. Call the 19th District Community Policing Office at 312-744-5574. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or 019District@chicagopolice.org.
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 312-655-7182 or at email@example.com.
MULTI-PARISH HAPPY HOUR here will be a Parish Happy Hour from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 13 at Hubbard Inn, 110 W. Hubbard. Parking available at Holy Name Cathedral parking lot, Superior and State. The event is sponsored by a number of North Side parishes. Contact the FUNN Committee, a St. Josaphat Parish ministry, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 8 - Easter
April 15 — Sharing: Maternity BVM (with regular collection)
May 6 — Lyman Scholarship Fund (with regular collection)
May 13 — Mother’s Day/Catholic Charities
May 20 — Sharing: Maternity BVM (with regular collection)
May 28 — Memorial Day / St. Vincent de Paul