Queen of Angels School will be open on Wednesday, January 7. Dismissal will be at 2:15 p.m. as previously scheduled. However, all after-school activities will be canceled. There will be no faculty meeting, no extended care, and no school athletics.
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE The Guadalupano Committee of would like to extend a cordial invitation to all to join in the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe beginning with the 7 p.m. Mass in Spanish on Friday, December 12. Join us after Mass when the celebration continues with refreshments in the church basement. To volunteer, please call the parish office at 773-539-7510.
FIESTA GUADALUPANA El Comité Guadalupano les hace una cordial invitación a la celebración de la Virgen de Guadalupe que se llevará acabo el Viernes, 12 de Diciembre. Se iniciará a las 7 p.m. con la sagrada Misa, y después bajaremos al sótano de la iglesia a seguir celebrando con comida. Si gusta ayudar, llame a la oficina parroquial al 773-539-7510.
Sales run from Friday, November 28 through Sunday, December 21 (or as long as quantities last). Weekend hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekday evening hours are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is a wide variety of trees, wreaths and roping available for your holiday décor needs. All proceeds benefit the parish and school. See below for a handy guide to our tree varieties.
Volunteer workers staff the tree lot in shifts during the weekday evening hours and weekends. Volunteers can sign up for 3-hour shifts via SignUpGenius.com. Make it a family affair, or get together with a group ministry or a group of friends. Help customers choose their trees, trim the trunk as needed, and load trees onto their cars. Your welcoming smile, sales talent and holiday cheer are needed. This is a fun way to meet others in the Queen of Angels community and get into the holiday spirit.
Grab your long johns, get your mittens and get out there to help at one of our most successful annual fundraisers. Come see for yourself and be part of the fun! For more information, please contact Mike Witchger at 312-203-7277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Shout joyfully to the Lord, all you lands; worship the Lord with cries of gladness. Enter the temple gates with praise, its courts with thanksgiving. Give thanks to God, bless his name; good indeed is the Lord, whose love endures forever, whose faithfulness lasts through every age." -- Psalm 100:1b-2, 4-5
Join us to give thanks and praise to God at Mass on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27 9 a.m. Bilingual Mass in English and Spanish 9 a.m. Misa bilingüe en inglés y español
The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated on Sunday, October 12 during the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Masses in English and the 12:30 p.m. Mass in Spanish. The sacrament is not used only as a final farewell and prayer prior to death. More so, it celebrates the comfort of Christ and the prayers of the Church for any Catholic person who has been baptized and is of sufficient age to be comforted by the Sacrament who:
has a long-term physical, mental or emotional illness,
is preparing for or recovering from hospitalization or surgery, or
may have a health condition that is controlled at the moment but could recur, such as a heart problem or cancer.
If you wish to receive this sacrament, you may bring family and friends to sit with you and be present with you at the time of anointing. May the persons anointed and those who love them be given God’s grace!
The candle near the ambo (pulpit) at the front of church burns at Masses during the month of October in recognition of the Church's designation of October as Respect Life month. The flame is reminder of the many souls that flicker so briefly and tenuously among us, and of how we as Catholics have a responsibility to tend and protect their lives. It also represents the hope we have to one day see a fulfillment of the Culture of Life in which each person's existence, from conception to natural death, is cherished by us here on earth as much as it is by God in heaven.
May this candle be a reminder to us all to take time in our prayers to remember one another in prayer and to pray for an end to abuses of all kinds against the dignity of life.
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.