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HELP PRESERVE OUR ORGAN
The historic Möller organ has been a part of worship at Queen of Angels for more than 70 years. It has faithfully provided music for countless weddings, funerals, confirmations and liturgical celebrations at the church. Queen of Angels also supports the arts in the Lincoln Square neighborhood with frequent concerts and recitals and the organ is often a part of these events.
To keep this musical treasure alive, the time has come to replace the original leather in the Swell chests. After 70 years, this leather, which allows the chests to expand and contract as air is supplied to the pipes, is no longer in pristine condition. Replacing this leather will insure the organ will continue to speak at Queen of Angels for the next 70 years.
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. Our goal is $40,000 to do everything to maintain the organ. To date, we have $8,000. This amount was collected in a short period of time so we are confident we can raise the additional monies with your help and the help of the entire faith community.
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 Möller organ. Simply place your donation in an envelope marked “Organ Fund.” If you wish to make your donation anonymously, that can be arranged. If you would prefer using a credit card, please call the Parish Center at 773-539-7510 or go to our website, parish.queenofangelschicago.org, and click “Donate Now” to contribute online through GiveCentral.org.
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SWITCH TO GIVECENTRAL
While change might be welcome, it is most definitely inevitable. With that in mind, we ask our parishioners who currently use ParishPay to strongly consider switching to GiveCentral. It’s as simple as clicking here to go to the GiveCentral website. It’s a plan whose time has come and we urge you to make the change!
We have a variety of ways to communicate and connect with parishioners and our faith community as a whole. From mail and telephone to email and social networking sites, we can share the message of Christ’s love in more ways than we could ever have imagined. While this can be a joyful opportunity to connect with those who share or wish to participate in our fellowship, it also carries responsibility. We must never forget the teachings of our Lord Jesus, who shows us we should foster respect for life and make the world more just, peaceful and loving.
Giving to Queen of Angels Parish fosters and renews our obligations to fellow parishioners and our community as a whole. As good stewards of Jesus Christ and the Church, we are responsible for encouraging ways in which the word of Jesus can be heard, rendered visible and practical in our actions. Make the Queen of Angels community even stronger with your contribution through GiveCentral.