SAY ‘GOODBYE” TO FR. GRIFFITHS Join us at the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, July 21 as we gather as a congregation to say “farewell” to Fr. John Griffiths who is moving to St. Tarcissus Church, 6020 W. Ardmore. For 13 years he served Queen of Angels as our resident priest while working at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center. After Mass, please continue the celebration outside with a light reception on the front lawn. This will be the perfect opportunity to thank him for his years of service to our parish community and say goodbye.
EXPERIENCE RENEWAL ON RETREAT North Side Kairos, a co-ed multi-parish retreat for those finishing sophomore, junior or senior years of high school will be August 10-13. Take time on “God’s time” to reflect on your relationship with God, friends, family, and self. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rachel at 773-539-7510.
CHILDREN’S RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Queen of Angels offers Religious Education (CCD) classes for children in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade not attending a Catholic school. We welcome school-age children seeking a closer connection with God and understanding of the Catholic faith. The program is designed for continuous faith formation from one year to the next, including preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation. Registration for the 2012-2013 school year is now open, and registration fees increased last week. To register, e-mail email@example.com or call 773-539-7510.
BAPTISMS / BAUTISMOS
Nicolás Fernando Romo, child of Samara and Nicholas
Amy Nicole Sucuzhanay, child of Magaly and Wilson
Joshua Valdivia, child of Johanna and Esaul
A REFLECTION FROM SSVD In today’s Gospel the people ask: “How is it such miraculous deeds are accomplished by his hands?” Are you called to help the Society of St. Vincent dePaul serve the poor? The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12 in the Upper Voss Center
HARVEST JAM IS SEPTEMBER 21 Harvest Jam is the autumn “fun-raiser” festival to be held September 21 in our parking lot. It’s a Homecoming party of sorts for the school, parish and neighboring community. Food, live music, games for kids, contests and a lot of family fun is planned. Call Laurel McCaleb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-343-3875.
HIGH ACHIEVER Congratulations to St. Patrick High School John Pember ‘15. John earned First Honors for St. Pat’s Semester 2 Honor Roll. We wish him well and urge him to keep up the good work!
INTERESTED IN THE CHURCH? If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the Catholic Church, please contact the Parish Office at 773-539-7510.
SCOUTER REUNION / POTLUCK PLANNED Come one, come all to the annual Scouter Reunion and Potluck Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, October 6 at the Luther Memorial Gymnasium, 2500 W. Wilson Ave. Invited are all former and current Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Girl Scout leaders, parents and members. On the agenda, in addition to the food, are ceremonies, songs, skits, remembering our deceased members, crafts demonstrations, sharing of memories and good, old-fashioned camaraderie. Uniforms are in order. This is the place to show off all your medals. Please make your reservations with Dorothy Witschonke at 773-588-3637 or Maria Bappert at 773-728-8127 and let us know what dish you plan to bring!
HOSTS NEEDED The Parish Social following the 9:30 a.m. Mass needs people to help host these gatherings. Parish ministries and organizations of the parish are urged to help in this effort, since it’s a great way to thank parishioners for their support of your ministry and to meet and recruit new members. Contact Walter Rucker at email@example.com, or call 773-539-7510. Gather in the Lower Church, or outside in nice weather, and visit with friends after Mass while having a light snack.
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 any Sunday collection so no child is denied a Catholic education. You can now give to the Lyman Fund online! Visit https://parish.queenofangelschicago.org/give-central.
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. The Men’s Club supports high school scholarships and other parish and school needs.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION FRIDAYS 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. Help us keep vigil with the Lord by making time on Fridays for these moments of prayer; you’ll feel closer to God by resting in the divine presence. Please sign the book when you come in.
EXPOSICIÓN DEL SANTÍSIMO Haga los viernes un buen día para orar y estar con el Señor. La iglesia estará abierta los viernes desde las 9:30 a.m. hasta las 5 p.m. Entre por la puerta que se halla sobre la Claremont, suba las escaleras y vire hacia la izquierda. Suba cinco escalones más y pase por la sacristía y detrás del altar. Allí entrará a la capilla de Veneración, donde el Santísimo estará expuesto. Traiga su Biblia, rosario, libros y sus pensamientos. Pase algún tiempo con el Santísimo. Si usted lo desea inscríbase para una hora de oración cada viernes. Favor de llamar al 773-539-3176.
SHOP WITH THE ANGELS CONTINUES The sales of Shop with the Angels gift cards are convenient, require little effort, make people happy and add financial credits to individual tuition accounts or the parish. There are cards for everyone in numerous price ranges. The same great variety is available for all your needs including showers, restaurants, weddings or baby gifts. Know someone heading off to college? Give some gift cards, and let the recipient go wild! Make it easier to shop for yourself and benefit the parish at the same time.
HELP YOURSELF TO MARKET DAY Market Day provides restaurant quality results and helps Queen of Angels School, too! Pick up a Market Day order form in church or school or visit www.marketday.com to see more than 200 quality food items. Market Day has healthy snacks, quick entrees, and a line of convenience foods. Market Day has been a longtime presence at Queen of Angels for a reason: the items are high quality and the profits go directly to the school. This is a great way to help Queen of Angels School with very little effort. Online Market Day orders are due by 11 p.m. Wednesday, July 18. Pick-up will be 9:15 a.m. Saturday, July 21 in the Lower Voss Center. If you have questions or would like to help, call Nancy at 773-539-7510.
TODOS SON BIENVENIDOS ¿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 773-539-7510 para registrarse o arreglar su registración actual. ¡Gracias!
DONATE A BOOK FOR A BIRTHDAY The School Library invites you to donate a book in honor of your favorite child’s birthday or half-birthday. A special bookplate will be added to the front of the book that will announce to all readers of the book who donated the book to our library. A photo of the child with the book will be taken and that picture will be displayed on the bulletin board outside the library. Your generosity and thoughtfulness are much appreciated. You can be sure this gift will be shared and celebrated by all our students for many years to come. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
LABELS FOR EDUCATION The Labels for Education program is a great way to earn FREE merchandise for Queen of Angels School. Save labels from eligible Campbell products and send them to the school. Ask friends and family to collect labels for our school, too! For a complete listing of eligible products, visit www.labelsforeducation. Drop off labels at the school office, in the collection basket during Mass or at the back of church. Thank you for your support. Contact Mrs. Ami Allen at email@example.com.
PLEASE COLLECT THOSE BOXTOPS! Each Box Tops coupon is worth a dime to Queen of Angels students for our school library and classrooms. Please clip Box Tops coupons from products like Cheerios®, Pillsbury®, Juicy Juice®and more. Drop coupons in boxes outside the school office or at the back of church. For more information, please contact Mrs. Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com. or Mrs. Diaz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESTACIONAMIENTO Por favor no bloquee la entrada o salida de un auto en el estacionamiento. Si todos los espacios están llenos, es necesario encontrar estacionamiento en la calle. ¡Gracias!
ATTENTION ALL DRIVERS Please do not block other cars in our parking lot with your car. If all of the designated spaces in the lot are full, it is necessary to find street parking. Thanks for you efforts to keep the parking lot in order.
¡SHHHHH! Todos los aparatos electrónicos deberían estar apagados antes de entrar a la iglesia, nuestro espacio sagrado. Por favor sea considerado con los demás. ¡Gracias!
SHHHHH! Out of respect for others, please turn off cell phones and other electronic devices when entering the church, our sacred space.
REMEMBER A LOVED ONE Mass intentions 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. Suggested donation is $10 per Mass. Please call 773-539-7510.
INTENCIONES DE MISAS Para pedir una intención especial para una misa en inglés o español en el año 2012, por favor visite la oficina parroquial o llame al 773-539-3176. La donación sugerida es de $10 por misa.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER “My grace is sufficient for you...” (Second Reading) Come and see what graces are available to your marriage/holy orders on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Renew your sacrament by deepening your communication, strengthening your relationship and rekindling your romance. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends for the Chicago/Northwest Indiana area are September 7-9, 2012; November 2-4, 2012; and February 15-17, 2013. Early registration is highly recommended. Call Jim and Kris at 800-442-3554 or visit www.wwmechicago-gary.org.
WHERE DO KIDS GO TO HAVE FUN? Protecting children from harm extends beyond the time that they are under your direct supervision. Know where your children spend their time when school is out or they are not in the house. Where do they gather and play with other kids? Are there other adults in the area? If so, who are they, and what reason do they have to be there? Knowing the answers to these questions will help you to keep your kids safe even when you are not with them. For more information, contact the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth at www.archchicago.org/departments/protection/protection.shtm or www.childrenmatternetwork.org.
SABBATH AT THE SEASHORE The beautiful Illinois Beach Resort of Zion, Illinois is a perfect setting for a Sabbath experience. Come away with Mayslake Ministries. Time with Jesus will be spent on the beach and the group will reflect on the treasures of beach living. Don’t miss your chance to escape to the sandy shore of Lake Michigan. Join Mayslake Ministries for two days of relaxation and reflection. The retreat is from 9 a.m. Saturday, July 14 to 11 a.m. Sunday, July 15. Fee is $100 per person; $80 for Saturday only. Price does not include hotel but special rates are available. For more information, please call 630-268-9000. What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands
QUIGLEY SCHOLARS PROGRAM The Quigley Scholars Program is honoring the tradition of High School Seminary in the Archdiocese of Chicago by continuing to call young men to consider the priesthood of Jesus Christ in a new way. This program was established by Cardinal Francis George in 2007.
Program requirements for young men include:
-- Baptized, practicing Roman Catholic
-- Have interest in exploring the priesthood with other young men
-- Attending Catholic or public high school
-- Willing to attend once-a-month evening of prayer, dinner, spiritual formation and fun with the St. Joseph College Seminary community at Loyola University
-- Willing to pray for vocations and for others
-- Willing to love and serve God and his people with joy
God is calling you. Answer the call. Come join the group, make new friends, learn more about the faith, about the priesthood, about yourself, feel God’s presence and have a great experience. Some scholarships available for those in Catholic high school. Please contact Father Peter Snieg at the Quigley Alumni Office at 773-973-9706.
ANIVERSARIO DE BODAS DE ORO La Misa de Aniversario de Bodas de Oro será el domingo, 23 de septiembre del 2012 a las 2:30 p.m. en Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St. Las parejas que se casaron en 1962 y están interesadas en asistir esta celebración deberán hablar a su parroquia para registrarse. Para más información, visite al www.familyministries.org o llame a la Oficina de Ministerio para la Familia al 312-534-8351.
DO YOU KNOW A VETERAN? Volunteers of America can assist veterans with housing, counseling, transportation, daily living services and financial aid. Contact John Fahey at 312-564-2334.
CALLED TO RELIGIOUS LIFE? Is God calling you to a vocation to the priesthood or religious life? For information about priesthood, contact Father Brian Welter at email@example.com or at 312-534-8298. Or visit www.ChicagoPriest.com. For information on religious life, contact Sister Elyse Ramirez, OP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-534-5240. For the Permanent Diaconate program contact Deacon Bob Puhala at or email@example.com or 847-837-4562.
¿ALGUNA VEZ HAS PENSADO SER SACERDOTE? 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. Para información y para el programa del Diaconado Permanente, contacte al Diácono Bob Puhala al firstname.lastname@example.org o al 847-837-4562.
GOLDEN DINERS PROGRAM The Golden Diners program runs from 12:30 to 2 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave. Seniors aged 60 and older can get a tasty, nutritious lunch for $1.50. The Chicago Irish Immigrant Support senior group’s program meets between 10 a.m. and noon on the second Thursday of each month. Meetings take place at the Irish American Heritage Center.
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. FRANCIS The Secular Franciscans are a religious order within the Catholic Church open to diocesan clergy and to married and single members of the laity. Secular Franciscans work together in local fraternities to deepen their own spirituality and to conform their lives more fully to the Gospel of Christ. Please call Mary Hobbs at 847-207-3511 or Dale Blum at 773-774-7779.
July 1 — Lyman Scholarship Fund (with regular collection)
July 4 — Independence Day: Society of St. Vincent dePaul
July 15 — Sharing: Maternity BVM (with regular collection)