CATHOLICS COME HOME If you’ve been away from the Church, we welcome you and invite you to take a look at all our parish has to offer. Stop by the Welcome Table in church or call 773-539-7510. Welcome home!
PRAY AS A “WOMAN IN THE WORLD” The Institute of Pastoral Leadership will sponsor a bilingual workshop from 8:30 a.m.. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 6 at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 4432 N. Troy. “Woman in the World, the World of a Woman” is for women of every age, single or married, happy or desperate — women in search of God. Based on biblical stories and sources, this workshop offers an opportunity to reflect on the phenomenal and painful stories of women in ancient times and in the contemporary world. Please bring your bible. Deadline to register is February 2. For more information or to register, contact Sr. Margarita Bukowska at 847-837-4560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORE COMO UNA “MUJER EN EL MUNDO” El Instituto de Liderazgo Pastoral patrocinará un taller bilingüe de 8:30 a.m.. hasta 3:30 p.m. el sábado, 6 de febrero en la Parroquia Nuestra Señora de Merced, 4432 N. Troy. “Mujer en el Mundo, el Mundo de una Mujer” esta designado para ti — mujer de cada edad, soltera o casada, feliz o desesperada — mujer en búsqueda de Dios. Con la base bíblica, este taller te ofrecerá una oportunidad de reflexionar sobre las dolorosas de mujeres en el mundo antiguo tan bien como el contemporáneo. Por favor trae tu Biblia. La fecha limitada de inscripción es el 2 de febrero. Para más información o para registrarse, contacte a Hermana Margarita Bukowska al 847-837-4560 o al email@example.com.
CARE FOR ALL GOD’S CREATURES Join your neighbors for a pet adoption fair from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday January 23 at Luther Memorial Church, 2500 W. Wilson. The church’s basement will be visited by several local animal shelters and rescue groups, who will bring friendly dogs, cats, and rabbits in desperate need of loving owners, as well as profiles and photos of many more animals at their facilities who are also looking for their “forever homes.” Informational workshops on animal care and advocacy will also be presented. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, please call 773-539-3018 or visit www.luthermemorialchicago.org.
FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Every Friday, the Blessed Sacrament is placed out for veneration and prayer from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. To reach the Adoration Chapel, enter the church through the Claremont door, walk up the stairs, turn to the left and then to the left again. Walk down the passage behind the altar and enter the former baptistery where the Eucharist is exposed for veneration. At some time during the day, stop by the chapel for some quiet time with Jesus. Help us keep vigil with the Lord by making time on Fridays for these beautiful moments of prayer. Bring your thoughts and your bible, rosary, and books, or use the prayer resources in the adoration chapel. Spend some time with Jesus in the form of the Blessed Sacrament. Visitors are asked to register attendance in the sign-in book in the chapel when attending Adoration. You may sign up for a particular hour of prayer every week. Call Christine Murphy at 773-561-9072.
CHOIR CD AVAILABLE It’s not too late to get a copy of the new CD, O Magnum Mysterium, featuring the Queen of Angels choirs. The CD features favorite carols and choir anthems of the Christmas Season. The cost is $20. Proceeds support the Music Ministry at Queen of Angels. The CD can be purchased through the Parish Center. Call 773-539-7510.
MEN’S CLUB HOOPS CONTINUES ON THURSDAY 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. Donation is $10 weekly plus an annual Men’s Club membership of $15. Join a bunch of 30-, 40-, 50- and 60-year olds trying to make it up and down the court for a couple hours each week. A liability waiver must be signed prior to lacing up the sneakers. Concessions are served immediately after the grueling play, along with lively discussions around our 62” HDTV! Men’s Club also meets on the third Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. in the Voss Center. Join us for pizza and beer. There is a $5 donation per meeting. Men’s Club Hoops follows each meeting. Men’s Club events include the Fall Golf Outing, Family Gym Nights, high school scholarship funding, gym improvements, Membership Dinner and St. Paddy’s Day Party. Call Pat McQuillan at 773-575-4483.
ANKLEBITERS IS BACK IN SESSION! Are you a parent of a small child? Are you looking for an activity to break up your child’s week? Then join us every Monday beginning at 10 a.m. in the school basement. Enter using the north play lot entrance and arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. to sign in. This group is for parents, caregivers and their children aged 3 and under. Please contact Susie San Roman at 773-719-8111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you.
IT MAY CHANGE YOUR LIFE! We say the ”Our Father” and “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” Are you ready to truly make that prayer yours? Come to Mayslake Ministries from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, February 13 and 20 at 450 E. 22nd St., Suite 170, Lombard. and learn how to let those past hurts and resentments finally go, even though they are legitimate wounds. The workshop is presented by author Judy Logue whose book, Forgiving Those You Love to Hate, will be available at both sessions. Cost is $15 per session or $25 for both. Call 630-268-9000.
MAKE-UP EXAM AT RES H.S. Eighth grade girls who did not test at another Catholic high school are invited to take the Entrance Exam for Resurrection College Prep High School, 7500 W. Talcott on Saturday, January 23. Registration is required by calling Ms. Debbie Gillespie at 773-775-6616, ext. Arrive by 7:45 a.m. with two #2 pencils, a calculator and testing fee of $25.
DEACONS IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH Let youth be served! A deacon is a man who is called by God to a ministry of service. With bishops and priests, the deacon receives the Sacrament of Holy Orders. He is an ordained minister who may be married and have children, living in the lifestyle of the laity. Permanent deacons come in all shapes, in all sizes and of all ages. The minimum age for application is 31 (the maximum is 62). So don’t wait for retirement to open your ears for the voice of the Holy Spirit.
Do you believe Jesus may be inviting you to inquire about this ordained ministry? Come to “Exploring the Permanent Diaconate,” a Sunday Mass and discussion on the path toward an ordained lifestyle as a permanent deacon at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois, in the Conference Center Chapel on the south side of the campus on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 2 p.m. Contact Deacon Jim Cozzo, Jr. at 847-837-4563 or at email@example.com and request a pre-application form. Also, RSVP for the February 21, 2010 session. The Deacon Formation Program is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago.
REGISTRACIÓN COMO MIEMBROS ¿Es tu primera vez en nuestra parroquia? ¡Bienvenidos! ¿Se ha mudado recientemente? ¡Que Dios bendiga su nuevo hogar! Por favor visite o contacte la oficina parroquial al 773-539-3176 para registrarse o arreglar su registración actual. ¡Gracias!
INTENCIONES DE MISAS Para pedir una intención especial para una misa en inglés o español, por favor visite el Centro Parroquial durante horas de oficina. La donación sugerida es de $10 por misa. Favor de llamar a la oficina al 773-539-7510.
MASS INTENTIONS Intentions may be placed for Sunday, weekday, holy day or holiday Masses in 2010. They may be offered in the name of friends or relatives, living or deceased, for those in need of extra prayers or in honor of a beloved saint. Dates special to your loved ones are great times to remember them in the prayers of the Mass. Suggested donation is $10. Please call the office at 773-539-7510.
FIRST LOOK FOR CHARITY The perfect combination: a great party for a good cause! Join Catholic Charities for an evening of live entertainment, fine food, fabulous cars and friends at the Exclusive Preview Night of the Chicago Auto Show from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, February 11 at McCormick Place. There will be a pre-event reception at 5:30 p.m. Black tie required. Proceeds benefit the Neighbors in Need Fund and Maternity and Adoption Programs for Catholic Charities. For more information, contact Jennifer Wolff at 312-948-6707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GET YOUR HEART READY FOR LENT Charis Young Adult Ministries will present “Forgive, Be Forgiven and Move On in Love” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 11 at St. Michael, 1633 N. Cleveland Ave. What’s on your mind and heart? Lent is a time to reflect on our lives and relationships in the context of God’s loving mercy. Fr. Jim Hurlbert of St. Alphonsus Parish will lead this evening of discussion and Reconciliation. Visit www.charisministries.org for complete details.
January 17 — Sharing: Maternity BVM Parish (with regular collection)
"Sing to the Lord a new song" — Psalm 96:1-2