"Take up your cross and follow me"
INTERESTED IN THE CATHOLIC FAITH? WHY NOT CHECK OUT RCIA? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is an opportunity to learn more about the Catholic faith. It is designed for those who have never been baptized or baptized with little or no affiliation or religious training in the Catholic faith. The program is designed with weekly sessions that start in late September and continue through to the Easter Vigil. The program is done in partnership with St. Matthias. The early sessions are informational meetings and no commitment is required. All sessions are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays unless otherwise noted. To register or for information, please call 773-539-7510.
Benjamin James Borucki, child of Kristen and Jason
Grant Thomas Borucki, child of Kristen and Jason
Isabella Lynn Escalera, child of Melinda and Humberto
James Ernest Mayo, child of Lowery and Joseph
Matteo Lucas Mermuys, child of Beronica and Jeffrey
Frank William Soloma, child of Sarah and Stephen
MEN’S CLUB GOLF OUTING PLANNED The annual Queen of Angels Men’s Club (QAMC) Golf Outing will be Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Indian Boundary Golf Course, 8600 W. Forest Preserve Ave. Sign in at 11 a.m., 18 Hole Shot Gun will start at noon. All people of the parish, their friends and family are invited to attend. Golf limited to 144 players. Voss Center doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. Provide names of golfers and give shirt sizes for QAMC t-shirts when you reserve your tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, contact Larry Brown at 773-509-1155; Tom Dugard at 773-588-3601; or Bill Lill at 773-539-1249.
Pre-registration required. Ask about limited bus service. Golf and dinner is $90; golf and dinner (youth under 18) is $85; golf only (all ages) is $75; dinner only is $28; and dinner only (youth under 18) is $23. Proceeds benefit the Nicholas J. Feller Scholarship Fund and other parish needs. Full payment is due no later than September 16.
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|FAMILY-FUN PB & J PARTY! The Commons Community Service Team is holding its first monthly PB & J Party of the year with the after-care students on Wednesday, August 31. You are welcome to join us in making PB&J sandwiches and assembling sack lunches for the homeless and elderly guests of St. Teresa’s Loaves and Fishes Program. We have jobs for toddlers through adults. Kids love pitching in while learning to help others. And what do we do with any leftover sandwiches? Yep, we eat them! This event is in the school cafeteria from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Please direct questions to Donna Czech at 771-271-0377 or email@example.com; or contact Lisa Krappman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-442-8747.
COLLECTION THROUGH LABOR DAY Needed are travel– and individual-sized toiletries for the Franciscan Outreach Ministry, which runs one of the largest case management programs and shelters for the homeless in Chicago. Larger-sized toiletries are also being collected for Girls and Boys Town, a transitional teen shelter in the Back-of-the-Yards neighborhood. A collection basket is in the Gathering Space at church; donations can also be brought to the Parish Center.
A REFLECTION FROM SSVD... Today we hear Jesus say to us, “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” The challenge is to let go so God can lead us. This month, through your gifts, the Society of St. Vincent dePaul enabled the poor to experience Jesus’ presence by assisting 11 families by providing furniture, special shoes and baby items, $1,050 for housing bills and referrals to needed services. With your help this month, we provided school supplies and backpacks to dozens of children at the start of the school year.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL BOX GONE For many years there has been a St. Vincent DePaul donation box in the parish parking lot. Due to recent problems, the box has been removed. An alternative way for parishioners to help meet the needs of the poor is being considered by the Queen of Angels Conference of the Society of St. Vincent dePaul. Please be respectful of this decision and do not leave anything in the parking lot. Until this situation is resolved, please take your donations elsewhere.
FIRST TARGET, NOW WHOLE FOODS! Whole Foods has joined the Shop With the Angels lineup. For a variety of retail gift cards, stop by the Shop With The Angels table before or after the 8 and 9:30 Masses on Sunday or call the Parish Center at 773-539-7510. Whole Foods cards are available in $25 and $100 denominations.
NICODEMUS MINISTRY When a parishioner dies, the priest celebrates the Mass of Christian Burial. The final Prayers of Commendation at the cemetery are led by a lay person. It is a sign that when a parishioner dies, other members of the parish -— and not just the priest —- pray. Volunteers are needed to minister to grieving families. Follow the kindness of Nicodemus who, with Joseph of Arimathea, buried Jesus.
GALA OF THE ARTS PLANNED The 10th Annual Gala of the Arts will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, September 9 in the Grand Ballroom of Navy Pier. The recent stars of Chicago’s Jersey Boys will perform. The evening features an art show and sale, featuring 16 artists. A portion of the proceeds raised at the Gala will support Catholic Charities’ Emergency Assistance Programs which provide food, shelter, clothing and short-term financial assistance. Reservations begin at $250. Contact Ashley Owen at 312-655-7912.
September 4 — Lyman Scholarship (with regular collection)
September 5 — Labor Day / Society of St. Vincent de Paul