NORTH SIDE KAIROS 15 SEEKS YOUTH LEADERS North Side Kairos 15 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 Saturday, March 8.
Chosen leaders will receive thorough leadership training in the 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 North Side Kairos retreat will take place August 8-11 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.
Queen of Angels School will be closed on Monday, January 27 and Tuesday, January 28 due to the extreme cold. This includes all after-school programs and activities, including athletics. School will be back in session on Wednesday, January 29. The "Muffins for Moms, Donuts for Dads" breakfast event at the school has been rescheduled from Monday morning to Thursday, January 30 at 7:45 a.m. After the breakfast, parents are invited to stay for the All-School Liturgy at 8:30 a.m. at the church.
On Monday evening, the Confirmation Preparation class, School Board Meeting and AA Meeting are also canceled. Intermural basketball games have been canceled by the league.
As of Monday afternoon, plans are for the parish office to remain open on both Monday and Tuesday for usual hours. No parish events for Tuesday evening have been canceled, as of Monday at 2:30 p.m.
Please check back here for updates during the day in case other events become canceled. You may also contact the head of the relevant parish group or call the parish office at 773-539-7510.
Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2014 is January 26 to February 1. Schools typically observe National Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open house and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.
At Queen of Angels, we invite all our parishioners to the 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, January 26 in the church and to the Open House which follows in the school from 10:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. School families should see the full calendar of events listed below.
The event you've been waiting for is almost here. Queen of Angels’ single largest fundraiser ($100,000+) is right around the corner and the committee can't wait to let you in on this year's excitement.
Queen of Angels School will be closed on Monday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 7 due to the extreme cold and snow. This includes all after-school programs and activities, including athletics.
On Monday evening, the Confirmation Preparation classand AA meeting are also canceled. The parish office is open in the morning on Monday but will close at 4 p.m.
On Tuesday, Baptism Preparation will still take place as scheduled. RCIA will be canceled but the church tourat 7 p.m. will continue as planned if any parishioners are interested and able to attend. The parish office will have regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
All men of the parish are invited to join the Men's Club at their Annual Appreciation Dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 11 in the Lower Voss Center, 4412 N. Western.
Bring your spouse or girlfriend and enjoy dinner and drinks in appreciation of all that the Men's Club does together as a community. Annual membership of $20 per couple covers the dinner, and there will be a cash bar. Newcomers are welcome!
Due to the severe cold, additional snowfall and reduced visibility expected, our CCD classes for Sunday, January 5 have been canceled. We hope this makes your Sunday safer and less rushed in the dangerously cold weather that is expected, and we apologize for any inconvenience due to the change in plans.
The canceled class will not count as an absence on our attendance for the year. If you feel able to get to church, there will still be Mass at Queen of Angels at the usual times, but do use caution in traveling.
Please stay safe during the storm and enjoy the extra time with your families. We'll see our students at the next class on Sunday, January 12 from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.!
Thank you and God bless, -- Ms. Rachel Hohner, Coordinator of Religious Education
This weekend, November 16 and 17, a second collection will be taken at all Masses for Catholic Relief Services. Funds will go toward emergency relief for the millions of our brothers and sisters in the Philippines who have been devastatingly affected by Typhoon Haiyan. As the country struggles amongst the devastation of this storm, please consider making a donation to assist local relief groups who will provide clean water, emergency shelter and basic sanitation. You can donate in the collection basket this weekend or donate online using GiveCentral via the Office for Peace and Justice or through the Catholic Relief Services website.
Please pray for the people of the Philippines and for those who will help them recover from this tragedy.
God, who quiets great winds and stills rough seas, we ask your protection for the people of the Philippines. Comfort them in their fear. Stay close to them in their danger. And we ask the intercession of Your Blessed Mother, Mary, Queen of Angels, that together with her and with all your holy saints, we may stand in solidarity with our Filipino brothers and sisters through their darkest hour, their longest night. Give us the courage to remain steadfast to reach out to them in their need, to comfort them in their sorrow, to hold them as closely as you hold them, to see them through to morning. Amen.
Join us this week at special Masses for holy days of prayer and remembrance
All Saints Day / Día de Todos los Santos a Holy Day of Obligation / un Día de Precepto Friday, November 1, 2013 8:30 a.m. All-School Mass in English 7 p.m. Bilingual Mass in English and Spanish / Misa Bilingüe en inglés y español
All Souls Day / Día de Todos los Fieles Difuntos Saturday, November 2, 2013 9 a.m. Bilingual Mass in English and Spanish / Misa Bilingüe en inglés y español
(The Saturday 5 p.m. Mass in English is for the Sunday obligation, not for All Souls.)