All are invited to food and fun at Queen of Angels this April, including the Cub Scout Pancake Breakfast, Team Trivia Night and a free concert from Chicago Soundings.
"Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Your light has come,
the glory of God shines upon you." -- Isaiah 60:1
|CHURCH TOUR ON JANUARY 8
Ever wondered about the meaning of symbols in Queen of Angels Church? Want to know more about the history, art, architecture and uses of our parish’s worship space? Please mark your calendar and join our RCIA participants for a tour of the church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8. This is a rare chance for us to journey back in time to the building of our church, look closely at our church’s artwork, decode some of its mysteries and puzzle over others. All are welcome! Refreshments will be served. Call 773-539-7510.
SHOP WITH THE ANGELS RESUMES Stop by the Gathering Space after the 8 or 9:30 a.m. Masses today to check out what gift cards are available. Gift cards from Shop With the Angels make perfect gifts... they are always the right size... and fit! They never go out of style and fit in your wallet for your shopping pleasure. For information, call the Parish Center at 773-539-7510.
BAPTISMS / BAUTISMOS
Allison Guadalupe Lara, child of Carolina and Miguel
Jayla Ruffino, child of Leticia and Jeffery
Makayla Ruffino, child of Leticia and Jeffery
WINTER TOAST WINE CELLAR It’s back! The Queen of Angels Wine Cellar at Winter Toast on February 23. We need your help to collect bottles of GREAT wine to be auctioned off during the evening. Getting ready to purchase wine for parties, gifts, wonderful dinners? Fine Wine Brokers, 4621 N. Lincoln, has generously partnered with us this year to help create our cellar. And the best part: for every $100 in purchases, they will donate a free bottle. You can leave your bottle there with your name and we will pick it up. Please make sure you let them know you are from Queen of Angels. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Richlen at email@example.com.
MORE WINTER TOAST ‘13 NEWS Winter Toast 2013 planning is well underway, BUT we need your help! Please consider donating to help make this event a huge success. We are in need of wine, sporting event tickets, play or ballet tickets, spa and restaurant gift certificates, rounds of golf, connections to liquor distributors and help with travel packages (airfare, condos/hotels, and lake houses). If your hobby is woodworking or sewing, we would like to include a dollhouse or toy box in the auction. Monetary donations are also being accepted to “supplement” auction items. If you have any questions, please contact Fundraising Chair Melissa Richlen at 312-363-9163 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|CHURCH IN LATIN AMERICA COLLECTION NEXT WEEK
Next week, we will take up the Collection for the Church in Latin America. Latin American Catholics are often characterized by their warm, humble and passionate hearts. They have been blessed by a rich culture as well as natural resources. However, in these times of economic struggle, poverty and violence are still major obstacles in their daily lives.
For example, while many young people in the United States and around the world are preparing to attend World Youth Day celebrations in Brazil this year, nearly 25,000 young people between the ages of 12 and 25 in Maraba, Brazil, are unemployed and facing poverty. The parishioners of Nossa Senhora de Nazare Church in Maraba face a world filled with drugs, prostitution, poverty and little hope for the future. Through generous support from the Collection for the Church in Latin America, Nossa Senhora de Nazare and others like it, is able to provide youth with the tools they need to grow in their relationship with Christ and professionally.
Your support helps give hope to people in the region, especially the youth who seek to live faith. It is more important than ever that we support the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean. Please give generously in next week’s collection.
COLECTA PARA LA IGLESIA EN AMÉRICA LATINA LA PRÓXIMA SEMANA
La próxima semana realizaremos la colecta para la Iglesia en América Latina. Con frecuencia se dice que los católicos latinoamericanos tienen un corazón tierno, humilde y apasionado. Ellos han sido bendecidos con una rica cultura y con recursos naturales. Sin embargo, en estos tiempo de apuros económicos, la pobreza y la violencia son aún unos tremendos retos en su vida diaria. Su contribución les traerá esperanza a las personas de esa región, especialmente, a los jóvenes que buscan vivir su fe. Hoy es más importante que nunca que brindemos nuestro apoyo a la Iglesia en América Latina y el Caribe. Por favor, contribuya generosamente a la colecta de la próxima semana.
¡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!
ALL ARE WELCOME! Are you new to our parish community? Welcome! Have you recently moved? May God bless your new home! Please visit or contact the parish office at 773-539-7510 or email@example.com to introduce yourself, register or adjust your existing registration. Thank you!
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 meeting will be Monday, January 7. Use the north play lot entrance and arrive by 10:30 a.m. to sign in. This group is for parents, caregivers and their children ages 3 and younger. For more info, contact Angie at 773-655-5843 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IS THE CHOIR CALLING TO YOU? If you love to sing and have a passion for sacred music, please consider auditioning for the Queen of Angels Adult Choir. We are looking to expand our voices and we are currently seeking volunteers from the congregation. The Choir will sing three Sundays each month. Rehearsals are conducted before and after Mass so there is a minimal time commitment. And if singing is not your thing but you still have a passion for music and some spare time on your hands, then join our supporting staff. We are always in need of extra hands to help organize our choir banquets, promote choir functions, and assist with the basic weekly needs of the many choirs at Queen of Angels Parish. To schedule an audition or to sign up as a non-singing volunteer, please contact Kent Jager at 773-719-1701 or at email@example.com.
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. The next games will be on Tuesday, January 8. 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’re interested in playing, please contact Michelle Niles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
FINDING GOD The splendid magi, all sparkle and dash and solemnity, march right up off the pages of Matthew’s Gospel and into our churches today. Matthew alone tells us this grand and seductive story so that we might see the light and know that the child these magi visited is the fulfillment of prophecy, the king of the world that stretches to the magi’s home country and beyond, right down the ages to us. We too see and understand anew. Like the magi, our patron saints for this day, we see in the newborn child the king of the universe and light of the world. Like the magi, we find in ourselves a new faith and a new life. Like them, we return to our home by a new route. We are asked to come away from this festive season ourselves renewed and awake to the presence of God among us. We are asked to find God where God is to be found, to be attentive and surprised and ready to bow down in adoration and to offer our gifts.
SING IN SPRING! Chicago Children’s Choir is a non-profit organization committed to providing children a multicultural, choral music education. Auditions for boys and girls in grade 3 and up are invited to audition for the Albany Park Neighborhood Choir from 4 to 6 p.m. January 8 and 10 at the Anderson Chapel at North Park University, 3225 W. Foster Ave. For more information, call 312-849-8300 or visit www.ccchoir.org.
DISCERNING PRIESTHOOD? Exploring Priesthood Weekend is a retreat designed to help men discern God’s call to the diocesan priesthood. Throughout a weekend of prayer, discussion, presentations of diocesan priesthood and group interaction, men begin to better understand God’s place in their life. Upcoming weekends are January 11-13; and April 12-14, 2013 and take place at Mundelein Seminary. Contact Father Brian Welter, Vocations Director, at email@example.com or 312-534-8298.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER The next Marriage Encounter weekends for the Chicago and Northwest Indiana area will be February 15-17 or April 19-21, 2013. Call Jim and Kris at 800-442-3554 or visit www.wwmechicago-gary.org.
WHEELS FOR THE NEEDY The Society of St. Vincent dePaul’s Wheels for the Needy program welcomes donations of cars, trucks, vans, boats—any vehicle that runs! The Society sells your vehicle at auction and proceeds support those in need. A portion of proceeds goes directly to the Queen of Angels Conference for the poor in our community. Call Elvia at 312-655-7182.
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 in local fraternities to deepen their own spirituality and to conform their lives more fully to the Gospel of Christ. Call Mary Hobbs at 847-207-3511.
January 6 — Lyman Scholarship Fund (with regular collection)
January 13 — Church in Latin America
January 20 — Sharing: Maternity BVM (with regular collection)
All are invited to enjoy the arts with Queen of Angels this month. On Friday, October 12, visit an open house in the Fine Arts department of our parish school. And celebrate 40 years of sacred music with the adult choir at the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, October 21.
This Easter season, all are invited to participate in great events with the Queen of Angels family. Join us at a bowling party for adults, a 1980's-themed dance, a free vocal concert and a seminar about asthma. It's also nomination and election time for our school advisory boards.
EASTER DINNER AT ST. BEN’S Join others for an Easter meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 8 at St. Benedict Parish Social Center, corner of Irving and Bell. Food and volunteers are needed for this event. Call St. Benedict’s at 773-588-6484 if you would like to join the fun, donate food or volunteer from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Easter.
WELL, BOWL ME OVER! The First Annual Adult Bowling Knight event that so many have been waiting for is slated for Friday, April 20 at the Lincoln Square Lanes, 4874 N. Lincoln Ave. The fun begins at 7 p.m. with check-in and gains momentum at 7:30 p.m. when the bowlers take their places on the lanes. The fee is $25 per person and includes three games of bowling and food. For those who don’t want to miss out on the fun but would rather not change shoes, the fee is $10 per person for food only. There will be a cash bar, a 50/50 raffle plus a separate raffle on five sports and/or local business goodie baskets. All proceeds will benefit the Athletic Program at Queen of Angels and any necessary gym improvements. It is hoped that many parishioners and school parents will come together and join us for this first-time bowling event.
SSVD REFLECTS... In today’s Gospel, Jesus says, “Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be. The Father will honor whoever serves me.” When we help the poor we are truly followers of Jesus, servant of the poor. Consider serving the poor as an active member of the Society of St. Vincent DePaul conference at Queen of Angels. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 in the Parish Center. Come and see.
EARLY BULLETIN DEADLINES Due to the Palm Sunday and Easter holidays, there are early deadlines for both upcoming issues of The Guide. The deadline for item submission for the April 1 Guide has already passed. The deadline for the April 8 issue will be this Thursday, March 29. Thank you for your cooperation!
LOOKING AHEAD TO BOARD ELECTIONS If you are interested in running for a board position on either the Athletic, Commons or School Board, now is the time to mark your calendar to attend one meeting to fulfill the eligibility requirement.
-- The Athletic Board will be seeking five candidates to fill four 3-year terms and one 1-year term.
-- The School Board will have four openings for three-year terms and one opening for a two-year term. The next meeting is 7:15 p.m. Monday, March 26 in the Upper Voss.
-- Commons will seek to fill the Vice President and Treasurer positions.
Meeting dates and times are posted on the school website. Please give thoughtful consideration to volunteering your time and talents to one of these essential boards. Representation is welcome from parishioners who do not currently have children in the parish school but would like to help.
HELP SCHOLARS WITH LYMAN FUND Your donation to the Lyman Scholarship Fund goes a long way in continuing the mission of our parish and our school: no child is denied a Catholic education because of a cash shortfall in the family. A growing number of families need assistance from the Lyman 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 Sunday collection next weekend, March 31-April 1. Your donation is always welcome.
SCOUTS PLAN RECIPE COLLECTION The Queen of Angels Boy Scout Troop 894 will be collecting wonderful family recipes to create the 2012 Queen of Angels Parish Cookbook. Any kind of recipe is welcome along with a brief history or story about your family recipe. Cookbooks will be available early this fall. Please neatly print or type the recipe along with a brief story (optional) and your name and phone number (in case there is a question). Recipe collection boxes are located in the school office and in the church. Contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-583-6299.
PARISH MISSION AT ST. THOMAS St. Thomas of Canterbury, 4827 N. Kenmore, will present a Lenten Mission of Healing Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27 with Fr. Pat Crowley, SS. CC, a priest of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. At 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, he will lead a healing service, followed by personal ministry. Come and hear stories of healing and experience the laying-on of hands and prayers of healing for old wounds and relationships. Parking is available in the lot across the street from the church. Call 773-878-5507.
REFLECTION AND RECONCILIATION The 2012 Lenten Day of Reflection and Reconciliation with Wonder, Love and Awe: A Lenten Journey with St. Ephrem, Harp of the Holy Spirit, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington. Featured speaker is Richard McCarron, Ph.D., an associate professor of liturgy at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. The program includes mid-morning prayer, presentations, opportunity for silence or spiritual direction, examination of conscience and the rite of reconciliation with individual confession. Registration is $25 and includes lunch. For information or questions, please call Susan Pudelek at 312-421-3757.
ICA IN CONCERT MARCH 25 Join the International Chamber Artists (ICA) at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at St. Gregory the Great Church, 5535 N. Paulina St., one block from Ashland and Bryn Mawr. ICA will perform J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in D Minor No.1 BWV 1052; Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos in G Minor, RV 531; Erwin Schulhoff’s Concertino for Flute, Viola and Double Bass and; Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs. Suggested donation is $15. For more information, visit www.ICAmusic.org.
April 1 — Lyman Scholarship (with regular collection)
April 1 — Easter Flowers
April 5 — Holy Thursday / Society of St. Vincent dePaul
April 6 — Good Friday / Holy Lands
April 8 — Easter
"God did not send his Son into the world
to condemn the world, but that the world
might be saved through Him." — John 3:17
"Dios no envió a su Hijo para condenar al mundo, sino
para que el mundo se salvara por él." — Juan 3:17
|NOTES ON THE ORGAN
There is still time to donate to the restoration work for the Moller organ that has graced Queen of Angels for decades. Donation envelopes were included in last week’s Guide. Or simply place your donation in an envelope marked “Organ Fund.”
The releathering project is designed to breathe new life into parts of the organ that are showing signs of wear and tear. This is not a cosmetic upgrade. This is a vital necessity to keep the organ from losing the ability to create specific notes. Several notes are already “missing” and we don’t want to compromise the integrity of the musical instrument at all. It is a classic and needs to remain so.
There are so many causes that require financial assistance and support. When deciding where your charitable dollars go, please consider a lasting treasure like the Moller organ. Thank you for your generosity.
(If you would prefer using a credit card, please call the Parish Center at 773-539-7510.)
FISH FRY AT ATLANTIC GIVES BACK Wondering what meatless dish to prepare every Friday evening during Lent? Our neighbor, The Atlantic Bar and Grill, 5062 N. Lincoln Ave., is hosting a Fish Fry to help you over the hump every Friday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. In turn a portion of the proceeds will be donated to our school. The adult all-you-can-eat menu includes fish, veggies and fries for $11, while the $6 kids menu includes macaroni and cheese, or fish and veggies or fries. Eat up!
|WELL, BOWL ME OVER!
The First Annual Adult Bowling Knight event that so many have been waiting for is slated for Friday, April 20 at the Lincoln Square Lanes, 4874 N. Lincoln Ave.
The fun begins at 7 p.m. with check-in and gains momentum at 7:30 p.m. when the bowlers take their places on the lanes. The fee is $25 per person and includes three games of bowling and food. For those who don’t want to miss out on the fun but would rather not change shoes, the fee is $10 per person for food only. There will be a cash bar, a 50/50 raffle plus a separate raffle on five sports and/or local business goodie baskets.
All proceeds will benefit the Athletic Program at Queen of Angels and any necessary gym improvements. It is hoped that many parishioners and school parents will come together and join us for this first-time bowling event.
SSVD REFLECTS... In today’s Gospel, God demonstrates great love for us by sending his Son so that we may believe in him. We demonstrate our great love for God by doing good works: reaching out to others, acting in justice and charity. Through your almsgiving you are performing a good work, far greater than you think. Know that your nickel, dime or quarter is multiplied by the coins placed by others in the St. Vincent dePaul Poor Box.
HELP SCHOLARS WITH THE LYMAN FUND Your donation to the Lyman Scholarship Fund goes a long way in continuing the mission of our parish and our school: no child is denied a Catholic education because of a cash shortfall in the family. A growing number of families need assistance from the Lyman 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 Sunday collection. Your donation is always welcome.
2011 DONATION STATEMENTS If you are preparing your 2011 Income Taxes and would like to receive a statement of your tax-deductible gifts to Queen of Angels in 2011, please contact the parish office at 773-539-7510 or at email@example.com. 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 family!
LOOKING TO BOARD ELECTIONS If you are interested in running for a board position on either the Athletic, Commons or School Board, the time is now to mark your calendar to attend one meeting to fulfill that eligibility requirement.
-- The Athletic Board will be seeking five candidates to fill four 3-year terms and one 1-year term. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 in the Upper Voss.
-- The School Board will have four openings, all for three-year terms. The next meeting is 7:15 p.m Monday, March 26 in the Upper Voss.
-- Commons will seek to fill the Vice President and Treasurer positions.
Meeting dates and times are posted on the school website. Please give thoughtful consideration to volunteering your time and talents to one of these essential boards.
CALLED TO PRIESTHOOD? Let yourself experience the joy and peace that comes from knowing what God has in store for you. If you feel the Lord is calling you to the diocesan priesthood, consider attending Exploring Priesthood Weekend April 20-22 at Mundelein Seminary. If you are college age or older, have thought about priesthood and would like to experience a weekend at Mundelein Seminary, contact Fr. Brian Welter at 312-534-8298 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.ChicagoPriest.com.
LENTEN MISSION AT SAINT ANDREW Join the parishioners and friends of Saint Andrew Parish for three nights of engaging talks by Friar Johnpaul Cafiero, OFM on the seven last words of Jesus. This Lenten Parish Mission will take place on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, March 18-20, at 7 p.m. in the church, located at 3546 N. Paulina. Topics such as faith, doubt, addictions, conversion, depression, surrender, death and new life will be explored. Come, bring a friend or family member for a night (or nights) you won’t soon forget! Refreshments will be served each evening after the talk. For more information, call 773-525-3016 or visit www.saintandrewchicago.com.
SONGS OF FIRE AND LIGHT The Chicago Chamber Choir, which makes its home at St. Matthias Parish, 2310 W. Ainslie, continues its “Singing the Elements” series with Luminous: Songs of Fire and Light. Fire and light form the inspiration for this evocative and compelling program about life, love and loss. Guest ensemble Evanston Symphony Orchestra will join us in performing Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen. Tickets are $20 for adults at the door; $18 in advance. The program will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at St. Matthias; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at our Lady of the Brook, 3700 Dundee Road, Northbrook. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ChicagoChamberChoir.org or by calling 312-409-6890.
FRIENDS OF THE POOR BENEFIT The Society of St. Vincent dePaul will host the fourth annual Friends of the Poor Benefit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at the Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace. Tickets are $75 per person and will include a champagne brunch, silent auction, pick a prize, 50/50 raffle, Big Raffle and entertainment from Padres on Parade. Big Raffle prizes include a five-night cruise on the Royal Caribbean with a deluxe ocean view stateroom with balcony (airfare included); 55-inch LG televisions and $250 gas cards. Contact Elvia Rojas at 312-655-7182 or at email@example.com.
¿LLAMADO AL SACERDOCIO? Date la oportunidad de experimentar la alegría y la paz que vienen de saber lo que Dios tiene reservado para ti. Si sientes que el Señor te esta llamando al sacerdocio diocesano, considera la posibilidad de participar en el “Exploring Priesthood Weekend” desde el 20 hasta el 22 de Abril, de 2012 en el Seminario de Mundelein. Si eres mayor de 18 años, has pensado acerca del sacerdocio, y te gustaría pasar un fin de semana en el Seminario de Mundelein, contacte al Padre Brian Welter al 312-534-8298 o firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOYFUL AGAIN! Joyful Again! will sponsor a retreat/workshop for widows and widowers who want to find joy in living again on April 28 and 29 at St. Edward Parish, 4350 W. Sunnyside. Call 708-354-7211.
March 18 — Maternity BVM Parish (with regular collection)
April 1 — Lyman Scholarship (with regular collection)
April 1 — Easter Flowers
April 5 — Holy Thursday / Society of St. Vincent dePaul
April 6 — Good Friday / Holy Lands
April 8 — Easter
April 15 — Sharing Parish: Maternity BVM (with regular collection)
Organist Kent Jager at the organ console, with the celestial musicians of the Queenship Window in the background. [Photo by J. Hohner]
TIME TO BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO MOLLER ORGAN
Enclosed in this week’s Guide is a special envelope for parishioners and friends to use to make a donation to our Organ Preservation Fund.
"Prepare the way of the lord; make straight his paths" — Mark 1:3
SSVD REFLECTS... In today’s Gospel John the Baptist urges us to “Prepare the way of the Lord,” and this is what Advent is all about. We are called to help prepare the way of the Lord by making the real meaning of Christmas come alive in our own hearts, in our family and to reach out to those in need. Is there a family you know who needs assistance? Please call the Society of St. Vincent dePaul so that together we can help the suffering and poor to celebrate Christmas.
JESÚS DEL GRAN PODER HOY La comunidad Ecuatoriana de Reina de los Ángeles le da honor a Jesucristo como Jesús del Gran Poder. Una celebración se llevara acabo después de la misa de las 12:30 p.m. hoy, 4 de diciembre en el sótano de la iglesia.
WOW! WINTER TOAST ‘12 IN GEAR Winter Toast has some really fabulous items to bid on. How do we get all those trips, condos, plane and sports tickets? Through the generous donations of our parishioners. If you have a vacation home, travel miles, sport and cultural tickets or gift certificates you would like to donate for the live or silent auction, please contact Amy Odwarka at email@example.com or at 847-736-5446. All donations are tax-deductible and help the entire Queen of Angels community. Thank you in advance for your big-hearted donation.
|ReNEWal of inspiration, kindness, spirit, faith, friendship, honesty and support
1,000 Word Project, a Queen of Angels community event NEW in 2012
Interested? Watch future issues of The Guide for more information.
|“May he grant your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans.
May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory,
flying banners to honor our God.
May the Lord answer all your prayers.” — Psalm 20:4-6
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.
2ND CONCERT OF GRATITUDE At 5 p.m. today, Sunday, December 4, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish will host the second annual Christmas Concert of Gratitude, 4640 N. Ashland. Celebrate the Christmas season with performances by the Chicago Bar Association Chorus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Choir. A sing-along will be included. Two of our own choir members, John and Stella Peters, will be participating. A freewill donation is appreciated.
SAVE THE DATE! The Holiday Pops Chicago Concert will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, December 10 at St. Michael’s Church, 1633 N. Cleveland Ave. Performers will include the Holiday Pops Chorus and the Southport Symphony Orchestra. Our own cantor, Andrea Lanctot, will be performing. For tickets, call Andrea at 773-339-0651.
HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE St. Scholastica Academy invites all sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls and their parents to the Open House from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 6. Learn about the International Baccalaureate honors program, the college-prep curriculum, eight competitive sports and a full array of co-curricular opportunities including an arts program and the Benedictine philosophy that prepares students to live and work in a global society.
DO YOU KNOW A VETERAN? Volunteers of America can assist veterans through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program, including housing counseling; transportation and daily living services, financial planning and temporary financial aid. Please contact John Fahey at Volunteers of America at 312-564-2334.
December 8 — Immaculate Conception
December 11 — Christmas Flowers
December 18 — Sharing: BVM (with regular collection)
December 25 — Christmas
January 1 — Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
January 1 — Lyman Scholarship (with regular collection)
All Hallows Organ Concert
Saturday, October 29
7:30 p.m. in the church
Join us this week at special Masses
for holy days of prayer and remembrance
All Saints Day / Día de Todos los Santos
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
8:30 a.m. All-School Mass in English
7 p.m. Bilingual Mass / Misa Bilingüe
All Souls Day / Día de Todos los Fieles Difuntos
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
8:30 a.m. Mass in English
7 p.m. Bilingual Mass / Misa Bilingüe
On Saturday, October 29 Queen of Angels will host two events: an item drive and family service project to help the homeless and an organ concert for All Hallows.