"The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?" -- Psalm 27:1
SSVD REFLECTION... In today’s Gospel, Jesus overcomes the temptations to wealth and power and esteem. As we begin Lent, may we open our hearts to the grace of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. In the month of February, through your gifts, the Society of St. Vincent dePaul was able to assist eight families, providing referrals to services and $1,700 for food, legal assistance, transportation, utility and rent bills. Thank you!
BAPTISMS / BAUTISMOS
Isabella Grace Arias, child of Ricardo and Rachel
Lucas Edward Ivanovics, child of Amanda and Ben
Oliver Charles Maier, child of Tricia and Kevin
Josephine Marie Trouba, child of Francesca and Edwin
Olivia Grace Von Ahn, child of Kelly and Craig
QUEEN OF ANGELS HIGH ACHIEVERS Congratulations to the following young parishioners who have achieved Honor Roll status at their high schools:
Resurrection: Sarai Olmos ‘14, second honors; Kelsey Peterson ‘15, first honors.
St. Ignatius: Liam Donnelly ‘15, second honors; Mary Folan ‘14, second honors; Joseph Ford ‘14, first honors; Francesca Giambrone ‘15, first honors; Isabel Irvine ‘15, honors with distinction; Katie Johnson ‘14, honors with distinction; Liam Johnson ‘16, second honors; Marti Luby ‘14, second honors; Keegan Ruscheinski ‘15, first honors; and Kylie Ruscheinski ‘15, honors with distinction.
2012 DONATION STATEMENTS If you are preparing your 2012 Income Taxes and would like to receive a statement of tax-deductible gifts to Queen of Angels in 2012, contact the parish office by phone at 773-539-7510 or send an email to [email protected]. We appreciate your help in caring for God’s creation and preserving our parish’s resources by requesting a paperless e-statement that can be sent to your e-mail account, or statements may be mailed to your street address or picked up during office hours. Thanks for your support of our parish!
MEN’S CLUB THURSDAY HOOPS Men of the parish are invited to the weekly session of Men’s Club Hoops at 9 p.m. Thursdays in the Guild Hall Gym. Join a bunch of 20-, 30-, 40– and 50-year-olds to run up and down the court and sometimes make a basket. Concessions follow the games. Donation is $10 plus an annual Men’s Club membership of $20. A liability waiver must be signed. Men’s Club also sponsors an “old-timers” game for folks over 35. Men’s Club meets at 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Voss Center. Join us for pizza and beer. There is a $5 donation per meeting. Other Men’s Club events include Family Gym Nights, an annual Golf Outing and a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament. Men’s Club supports parish and school needs including high school scholarships.
ANKLEBITERS ON MONDAYS Are you a parent or caregiver of a small child? Join us at 10 a.m. on Mondays (when school is in session) in the school basement. The next session will be on Monday, February 25. Use the north play lot entrance and arrive by 10:30 a.m. to sign in. The group is for parents, caregivers and children ages 3 and younger. Contact Angie at 773-655-5843 or [email protected].
HELP SCHOLARS WITH LYMAN FUND A growing number of families need assistance from the Lyman Scholarship Fund. Please help. Use the green envelope provided in each bimonthly envelope packet, or simply write “Lyman Fund” on an envelope and drop it in the collection so no child is denied a Catholic education. You can give to the Lyman Fund online! Visit parish.queenofangelschicago.org/give-central/.
VOLLEYBALL ON OUR OWN TURF All adults are welcome to join with other adult school and parish members to play volleyball at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday nights in the Guild Hall. There is no prior experience necessary, no big commitment and no strings attached. It’s just a really fun evening with other social adults that provides a good workout, too! If you’d like to play, contact Michelle at [email protected].
TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE La Cuaresma nos llama a la conversión, a la cual deberíamos estar dedicados toda el año. En muchas parroquias latinas, la cuaresma también es tiempo de misiones. De niño recuerdo haber participado cada año en las misiones de mi parroquia. Escuchábamos a los predicadores con curiosidad, ya que aparecían solo una vez al año y luego se regresaban a lugares lejanos y desconocidos. Nunca imagine que algún día yo también estuviera como predicador de misiones. Me gustaría darles un resumen del mensaje que he sembrado en varias parroquias.
Las misiones no son para repetir doctrina, sino para evangelizar a los bautizados. Con cinco temas se puede evangelizar a los bautizados recordándoles los cinco puntos claves del evangelio cristiano: 1) Dios nos ama y nos hizo para él; 2) Nosotros hemos pecado y sufrimos las consecuencias; 3) Dios nos manda a su Hijo para librarnos del mal; 4) Jesús desea formar parte de nuestras vidas personales, ¡invitémoslo! y 5) Jesús llena nuestro corazón con el poder y la presencia de su Espíritu. Este mensaje es uno de conversión y esperanza.
WATCH YOUR BELONGINGS! When leaving the pew for any reason during the Mass, please take all of your personal belongings with you. It is too easy for someone to reach in the pew and take what does not belong to them. Be safe!
INTENCIONES DE MISAS Para pedir una intención especial para una misa en inglés o español, por favor visite la oficina parroquial o llame al 773-539-3176. La donación sugerida es de $10 por misa. ¡Gracias!
REMEMBER A LOVED ONE Mass intentions may be offered for those in need of extra prayers. Suggested donation is $10 per Mass. Call 773-539-7510.
BE TRANSFORMED: ATTEND A MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND Can you imagine being with the disciples up on that mountain and watching Jesus transform right in front of your eyes? God has a way of transforming all of us if we will only open our hearts to him. After all, you are his beloved child and he wants to fill you with his presence, love and grace so that your life and relationships can be transformed in an amazing way. Let God strengthen, renew, rekindle and transform your marriage sacrament. Sign up today to attend the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend April 12-14 in Burr Ridge; or June 7-9 in Libertyville.; or August 9-11 in Burr Ridge. Early registration is highly recommended. For reservations or information, call Jim and Kris at 630-577-0778 or www.wwmejoliet.org.
HEALING JOURNEY GROUP TO MEET St. Francis Xavier Parish Bereavement Ministry will host a support group series for all those walking through grief and loss. The Healing Journey Grief Support Group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on four consecutive Thursdays beginning February 28. Attendance is encouraged for all four meetings; enrollment will close after the first meeting to ensure confidentiality. Registration required. Please call Julie Bereggren at 847-256-2273, ext. 1.
March 3 — Lyman Scholarship (with regular collection)
March 17 — Sharing: Maternity BVM (with regular collection)