SSVD SAYS ‘THANK YOU’ The Society of St. Vincent dePaul is grateful for the overwhelming response to the Summer Toiletries Collection. Nineteen grocery bags of soaps, shampoos and other toiletries from hotels across the country were delivered to Franciscan Outreach to renew and refresh the people who find refuge there. Larger size toiletries were sent to Boys Town of Chicago which serves children and teens who may be temporarily unable to stay with their families. Thank you for thinking of those in need when you travel on business or vacation!
GREEN TEAM PRODUCE SALES As the farmer’s markets begin to close, how about considering organic produce from the Queen of Angels Green Team? The produce is delivered every week for pick up at school. The pickup time is Thursday afternoon, after full day school dismissal. Twenty percent of the proceeds from sales are donated back to school, and the produce is wonderful. All the products are organic, and some are local. Each box contains 75% staple items, 15% seasonal and 10% special or local. The boxes are either 10 or 20 pounds. You can order fruit, veggies or combo boxes. The program will run from October 27 through December 15 for a total of seven weeks delivery. Contact Erin Kaukialo at Kaukialo@aol.com or 773-478-7020 to order. All orders must be in by Tuesday, October 24. Checks should be made to Queen of Angels School for the full seven-week order amount.
|HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR IS NOVEMBER 12
The Holiday Arts and Craft Fair is a fundraiser and fun-raiser that kicks off the holiday season at Queen of Angels. Families are encouraged to join us for Breakfast with Santa and visit the North Pole to win fabulous prizes. Parents can shop for unique items from over 30 selected artists and crafters. As every classroom participates by making individual crafts to sell at the fair, parents can purchase their child’s handmade item at the school holiday table for a special price.
-- Even Santa needs help! Do you like to cook or just be in the kitchen? We are looking for one or two people to supervise the kitchen on the day of the event.
-- Calling all elves! Do you like to distribute gifts to eager children? We are also looking for one or two people to lead Santa’s North Pole.
You can help, have fun and earn school service commitment hours all at the same time. What could be more fun than that? If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Melanee Schoendorff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-506-2101.
WANT TO HELP GIRL SCOUTS? If you are interested in volunteering with the Girl Scout program at Queen of Angels, we are in need of assistant leaders and helpers especially for Daisies, Brownies and older Girl Scouts. If you have a skill you would like to share, you are welcome to teach us. Call Ann at 773-509-0350.
HOSTS NEEDED The Parish Social following the 9:30 a.m. Mass needs people willing to help host these gatherings. Would you care for some coffee, some juice or a donut? If you attend the Parish Social on Sundays, you know you’re at the right place. Gather outside or in the Lower Church and engage in conversation while having a light snack. It’s all there for you to enjoy following the 9:30 a.m. Mass each Sunday. Are you able to bring baked goods or fruit on any given Sunday? If so, please call the Parish CeToday nter and leave your name and phone number. Beverages will be provided. In order to make the good times continue, please lend a hand. Contact Walter Rucker at email@example.com or call the Parish Center at 773-539-7510.
|CELEBRATE THE HOPE THAT SAVES
is World Mission Sunday. We are called to this Eucharistic celebration—along with Catholics in every parish, chapel and church throughout the world—to fulfill the call we first heard at Baptism, the call to be missionaries, to share our faith.
On World Mission Sunday, we are invited to “celebrate the hope that saves” through prayer and participation in the Eucharist, and by giving generously to the collection today for the Society of the Propagation of the Faith.
Let us pray especially at this Mass for all who long to hear the hope-filled, saving message of Jesus, and for the priests, religious and lay catechists in mission countries worldwide who offer them that “Good News.”
DOMINGO MUNDIAL DE LAS MISIONES
Estamos llamados a participar en esta celebración Eucarística, junto con católicos en cada parroquia, capilla e iglesia en todo el mundo, para comprometernos de nuevo a la llamada que escuchamos en el Bautismo de compartir nuestra fe, a ser misioneros.
En el Domingo Mundial de las Misiones, estamos invitados “a celebrar la esperanza que salva” a través de nuestras oraciones, participación en la Eucaristía y donativos generosos en la colecta dominical de hoy, a beneficio de la Sociedad para la Propagación de la Fe.
Oremos, sobre todo en esta misa por todos aquellos que desean escuchar el mensaje lleno de esperanza, el mensaje del Jesucristo el Salvador, y por sacerdotes, religiosas y catequistas laicos en países de misión quienes les ofrecen a todos la “Buena Nueva.”
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR SOUGHT Queen of Angels Elementary School seeks a part-time Director of Development. Primary responsibilities include Annual Fund solicitation, alumni coordination, overseeing grant writing activities, and coordinating staff and volunteer development efforts. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational skills, show demonstrated success in nonprofit development, and a passion for Catholic elementary education. Further details can be found at www.queenofangelschicago.org/images/upload/DirectorofDevelopment.pdf. Please submit resumes and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Development Search Committee, Queen of Angels Catholic School, 4520 N. Western Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60625.
HELP THE LYMAN FUND Your donation to the Lyman Scholarship Fund goes a long way in continuing the mission of our parish and our school: no child is denied a Catholic education because of a cash shortfall in the family. A growing number of families need assistance from the Lyman Fund. Please help. Use the green envelope provided or simply write “Lyman Fund” on an envelope. Your donation is always welcome.
|SEE FAITH COME ALIVE ON TV
In October and early November 2011, WTTW Channel 11 will present Catholicism, a groundbreaking new documentary series for public TV. Join Fr. Robert Barron, theologian, author and speaker, as he illuminates what Catholics believe and why. Called “simply the most vivid catechism ever created; a high-def, illustrated manuscript for the 21st century and the best-ever film about the Catholic faith,” the next part of the series will air at 8 p.m. this Thursday, October 27 and encore at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 30. Visit www.CatholicismSeries.com for more information.
OCTOBER: MONTH OF THE ROSARY Looking to take some time for prayer in your Saturdays? Join us to pray the Rosary after each 9 a.m. Saturday Mass. To lead prayers, please call Joann at 773-583-1371.
A REFLECTION FROM SSVD In this Sunday’s Gospel we find the truth that loving God isn’t merely a matter of fervor in our hearts, but that it must be expressed in doing good for the sake of others. As you place your gift in the Society of St. Vincent dePaul Poor Box, please say a special prayer for the poor who have no one to pray for them.
BEAT 1911 SET TO MEET Citizens residing between Lawrence and Montrose and Damen and the Chicago River are invited to attend the next Beat 1911 Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 25 on the sixth floor at Kindred Hospital, 2544 W. Montrose. 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.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE HOME The mission of St. Raymond’s Domestic Violence Outreach is to offer tangible support—both spiritual and emotional—to victims of domestic violence by educating our community and providing individual and group counseling. When talk is made of domestic violence, just who and what is being discussed?
“I am a married man with four great children. My story, too, is very hard to tell. My wife and I had a picture-book wedding—we were so in love. The babies started coming pretty fast. I was working very hard to keep up with the expenses and my wife was getting a little bogged down with all the childcare and laundry. But she is a good mother.
“After baby number three she said she’d had it. But with the fourth baby she had a lot of problems and he was born by C-section. The recovery was hard, especially since no family members could come to help out. I took as much time off work as I dared, but it wasn’t enough. She began getting more and more crabby; seems like she hated the children and me.
“Finally, she began sniping at me all the time. Before I knew it, she started throwing things at me — not little things, either. I know this sounds like a cartoon of the beleaguered husband and his shrewish wife, but she means business. She has hurt me badly, but I never seek medical help because I am so ashamed. Imagine, a husband that lets his wife abuse him.”
MYTH: Men do not get abused by women.
FACT: Women can be violent in relationships, too. Approximately eight percent of men experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. You are not alone!
To schedule an appointment with St. Raymond’s domestic violence counselor, call the direct line at 847-253-5834 or call the Parish Ministry Center at 847-253-8600. The strictest confidence will be maintained. In an emergency, dial 911 or call the National Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline at 800-799-7233.
EVER THOUGHT ABOUT BEING A PRIEST, RELIGIOUS OR DEACON? Today Jesus reminds us of the two greatest commandments, to love God with all our hearts, soul and mind and to love our neighbors as ourselves. What greater way to show our love than in priestly or religious life? For more information about priesthood, contact Father Brian Welter at email@example.com or at 312-534-8298. Check out www.ChicagoPriest.com. For information on religious life, contact Sr. Elyse Ramirez, OP at 312-534-5240 or firstname.lastname@example.org and for the permanent Diaconate program, contact Deacon Bob Puhala at email@example.com or 847-837-4562.
¿ALGUNA VEZ HAS PENSADO SER SACERDOTE? Hoy Jesús nos recuerda los dos mandamientos más importantes: Amar a Dios con todo nuestro corazón, alma y mente, y amar a nuestro prójimo como a nosotros mismos. Que modo más grande de manifestar nuestro amor que a través de la vida sacerdotal o religiosa? Para información acerca del sacerdocio, contacte al Padre Brian Welter al firstname.lastname@example.org o al 312-534-8298. Para información acerca de la vida religiosa, contacte a la Hermana Elyse Ramirez, OP al 312-534-5240 o al email@example.com, y para el programa del Diaconado Permanente, contacte al Diácono Bob Puhala al firstname.lastname@example.org o al 847-837-4562.
“BEING AND BRINGING CHRIST” The St. Francis Xavier Parish Ministry of Care and Bereavement Ministry will present the distinguished American Catholic author Paul Wilkes to discuss “Being and Bringing Christ to the Vulnerable, the Sick and the Dying” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, November 8 in the Xavier Room, 524 Ninth St., Wilmette. Wilkes is the author of Holding God in My Hands. This presentation has been generously subsidized by the Vivyenne Morin Fund of St. Francis Xavier Parish. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.
PEOPLE IN PARTNERSHIP A workshop for married couples, life partners, siblings, close friends, business colleagues, or a parent with an adult child will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, October 28 and from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Scholastica Academy, 7416 N. Ridge. The program includes an introduction to the dynamics of the nine Enneagram spaces. There will be opportunity for conversation with the person you come with, focusing on communicating self and listening to the other based on information from the presentations. Advance registration only. Fee for two people is $80. For more information and registration, call 773-764-5715, ext. 363.
October 23 — World Mission Sunday
November 1 — All Saints’ Day
November 2 — All Souls’ Day