ROSARY AND BENEDICTION FOR RESPECT LIFE MONTH The Respect Life Committee invites you to celebrate Respect Life Month in October by observing a holy hour of prayer in the church from 7 to 8 p.m. four Fridays in October: 3, 10, 17, and 24. Each hour includes solemn exposition, bilingual rosary and benediction, other prayers and music dedicated to God’s greatest gift.
Respect Life Month recognizes life in all its glory and in all its forms, providing many opportunities to embrace the whole cycle of life with which humanity has been blessed, from conception to natural death. Holy hours are scheduled for the first four Fridays in October. Please plan to attend these special, solemn evenings.
Are you a teen who is looking for something fun to do this summer? The North Side Kairos Retreat is a four-day retreat for North Side Chicago teens who have just completed their sophomore, junior or senior years of high school. On Kairos, you are invited to reflect on relationships with yourself, friends, family and God. The four days of Kairos are an opportunity to heal, rejoice, question, explore the Catholic faith, meet new people and have fun.
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Father Bill Eddy, Pastor of nearby Saint Hilary Parish and onetime Resident Priest at Queen of Angels in the late 1980s while he worked as a teacher at Quigley Preparatory Seminary North.
Many of our longtime parishioners remember Father Eddy for his down-to-earth nature and straightforward homilies. In the last few years, while Pastor at Saint Hilary, Father Eddy has been a regular confessor for First Reconciliation at Queen of Angels and celebrant of several parishioners' funerals.
Father Eddy passed away suddenly on June 6. He collapsed in his office at Saint Hilary Rectory and was found the following morning.
He will lie in state at Saint Hilary Church from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11 and Thursday, June 12. His funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 13, also at Saint Hilary Church. The church is located at California and Bryn Mawr Avenues in Chicago.
Father Eddy is survived by his two sisters, Judy and Kathy, and many loved nieces and nephews. Please keep them and the Saint Hilary community in your prayers.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.
Father Bill Eddy (far left) concelebrates at our Centennial Mass in October, 2009
Thank you to all who were able to attend our Advance Commitment Gathering this week for the "To Teach Who Christ Is" stewardship campaign. Please pray in thanksgiving for the many blessings you have received through our community, and ask God to guide you in how best to respond to those blessings through your support of the campaign. Commitment Weekend will be May 31 and June 1.
Campaign Video If you missed it at the gathering, or just want to watch it again, a video was prepared for the campaign which highlights the history and current life of our Queen of Angels community. The video is hosted at http://animoto.com/play/7k7O59Qi7HZ3PXg0zZ912g.
Thanks to the parishioners who contributed photos and edited the video, especially John and Kathleen Wannemacher, Michael Morgan, Jim Hohner, Kathleen McCarthy, Rachel Hohner and the parish archives.
Parish Picnic All are invited to a parish picnic in Welles Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 1. Join us for breakfast from the food truck Babycakes, a ministry fair, informal games and relaxing with your parish friends. It's BYOC -- bring your own lawn chair!
WELCOME TO THE TABLE OF THE LORD! Congratulations to the following children of the parish who celebrated their First Holy Communion at special Masses on Saturday, May 3. Please keep them and their families in your prayers as, strengthened by the Eucharist, they continue their journey of faith.
Self-nominations are being sought for candidates for our School Board, which advises the Pastor and the Principal on policies and budgets as well as acting as a promotional team for our parish school. All Board nominees must:
be at least 21 years of age;
be registered Catholics of Queen of Angels Parish or non-parishioner parents of students enrolled at Queen of Angels School;
not be regular full-time salaried employees of the parish or school or members of their immediate family (parent, spouse, child, sibling or in-law);
not be in the same household as other Board members;
attend at least one regular Board meeting prior to the election.
All open positions on the School Board will be for a three-year term. The next School Board Meeting is at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 28 at the Parish Center.
Eligible nominees who are interested in the School Board may indicate their interest by completing a Self-Nomination Form and returning it to the school office by Thursday, May 1. Forms and detailed eligibility information are available in the back of church the weekend of April 12-13 or can be downloaded and printed here.
Eligible voters in the election include all adult registered parishioners and all parents of current students at Queen of Angels School. Ballots will be available in the back of church on the weekend of May 10 and 11.
A parish financial report was distributed to our community in the bulletins for April 6, 2014. Please read and review the following documents carefully and continue to pray for our parish family. Thank you to all who contribute toward our parish expenses.