"The Lord secures justice and the rights
of all the oppressed." -- Psalm 103:6
GET YOUR ITEMS FROM WINTER TOAST If you left Winter Toast without checking out or picking up your purchased items, please join event chair Kim France at the parish office from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Wednesday, March 6, to pay for and/or receive your items. All items must be claimed by March 31. E-mail [email protected].
PB&J PARTY RESCHEDULED The Commons Community Service Team will hold the monthly PB&J Party with the after-care students from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 in the school lunchroom. Join us in making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and assembling sack lunches for the homeless and elderly guests of St. Teresa’s Loaves and Fishes Program. Please direct any questions to Julie Buckert at [email protected] or 773-562-4625. Thanks to Harvest Time grocery store for providing the
produce for this event.
LET’S FILL THOSE BABY BOTTLES! Please remember to fill up the baby bottles handed out in February with all your spare change. Your collection will directly support the good work of the Women’s Center of Chicagoland. Their six locations throughout the city offer much needed assistance to women in crisis, their children and families. Bottles will be collected in the gathering space of church after all Masses March 16 and 17. Thank you for your generosity. Find out more about the Women’s Center at www.womens-center.org.
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PANCAKES AWAIT ON APRIL 14
Cub Scout Pack 3894 will host the annual All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 14 in the Lower Church. Treat your taste buds to hotcakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. There will be a bake sale and raffle featuring restaurant gift certificates, sports memorabilia, camping gear and more. There are few things better than the smell of pancakes and sausage in the morning! Cost is $5 for adults and children 12 and up; $3 for seniors and kids 2-12. All proceeds go to benefit Cub Scout Pack 3894. Tickets will be available from any Cub Scout or at the door.
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 at 773-539-7510 or email [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!
SSVD REFLECTION... Lent is a call not just to “give up something” but more importantly to “give something for the poor.” Wherever you live in the parish, there are poor families within walking distance of your home. When in need, they call the Parish Center. They are, in effect, calling you. Your gift to the Lenten Food Drive will help the poor to celebrate the grace of God’s love this Easter.
HEY COACH, WE NEED YOU The Queen of Angels Athletic Board is seeking new coaches. This year, a new program has been put in place to alert the community to our coaching needs and establish a selection process. Our goal is to increase coaching interest and participation not only from parents, but also from parishioners and friends. Right now, our current vacancies include:
-- next year’s 4th grade boys basketball and
-- current 6th grade boys volleyball.
An interested adult is asked to complete the Letter of Intent (LOI), found on the school website at www.queenofangelschicago.org under Athletics, and return it to the school office for submission to the Athletic Board for review and election. If you or someone you know has an interest in assisting that goes beyond this list, please note that in the LOI. The deadline for submission of the Letter of Intent is Friday, March 8, 2013. Thank you for your interest.
MISS THE CLASSROOM? If you are a teacher and interested in being a substitute at Queen of Angels School for half day or full day placements, mail your resumé to [email protected]. All applicants have to complete the background screening process in order to be a substitute at the school. If you have questions contact Mrs. Kalom at the school office at 773-769-4211.
COME ON NOW, TRY IT, YOU’LL LIKE IT: TIME FOR GIVECENTRAL.ORG You rush out the door to get to Mass on time... and halfway there you realize you’ve forgotten your envelope. What to do? Enroll in GiveCentral.org. GiveCentral.org is a secure online system where parishioners can create individual giving profiles with payment options ranging from direct debit (ACH) to credit cards. By giving electronically, you save Queen of Angels time and money. And there’s no need to worry if you forget your contributions because they have arrived online! Your gifts make it to Queen of Angels even if you don’t. If you are new to electronic giving, this is the easiest way to go. Your donation can be made on a one-time basis or with a consistent giving pattern. Join others who show support for Queen of Angels through electronic giving. Please go to parish.queenofangelschicago.org/give-central/. If you need assistance, call the Parish Center at 773-539-7510 and Tom will help you.
CASE AGAINST ABORTION LECTURE The Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology (CWCIT) at DePaul University will present the lecture The Feminist Case Against Abortion at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at 2320 N. Kenmore Ave. Serrin Foster, president of Feminists for Life will be the presenter. The event is free and open to the public. Call 312-325-4159.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES SERVICES Do you have family members, friends or neighbors who are seniors? Have you heard about Catholic Charities Senior Services? This group is dedicated to providing services to older adults. Services offered include case management, home care, adult day services, congregate and home delivered meals, senior employment programs, senior centers, caregiver programs, hospital transition services and more. Contact Catholic Charities Senior Services at 312-655-7000 or www.catholiccharities.net/services for more information.
DEMENTIA SEMINAR PLANNED An Alzheimer’s and Dementia Seminar with Teepa Snow will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the Olsen Auditorium at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. National renowned dementia expert Snow will present Understanding Dementia Care: Essentials for Your Journey Together. For information about this life-changing event, please call 312-867-7110 or visit www.seniorhelpers.com/UDC-Seminar-Series.
March 3 — Lyman Scholarship Fund (with regular collection)
March 17 — Sharing: Maternity BVM (with regular collection)
March 24 — Easter Flowers
March 28 — Holy Thursday / Society of St. Vincent dePaul
March 29 — Good Friday / The Holy Land
March 31 — Easter