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Due to the extreme cold and wind chill, Queen of Angels School will be closed on Thursday, January 8. All after-school activities are also canceled. There will be no extended care, no enrichment classes and no school athletics.
Queen of Angels School will be open on Wednesday, January 7. Dismissal will be at 2:15 p.m. as previously scheduled. However, all after-school activities will be canceled. There will be no faculty meeting, no extended care, and no school athletics.
WELCOME TO THE TABLE OF THE LORD!
Congratulations to the following children of the parish who celebrated their First Holy Communion at special Masses on Saturday, May 3. Please keep them and their families in your prayers as, strengthened by the Eucharist, they continue their journey of faith.
Self-nominations are being sought for candidates for our School Board, which advises the Pastor and the Principal on policies and budgets as well as acting as a promotional team for our parish school. All Board nominees must:
All open positions on the School Board will be for a three-year term. The next School Board Meeting is at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 28 at the Parish Center.
Eligible nominees who are interested in the School Board may indicate their interest by completing a Self-Nomination Form and returning it to the school office by Thursday, May 1. Forms and detailed eligibility information are available in the back of church the weekend of April 12-13 or can be downloaded and printed here.
Eligible voters in the election include all adult registered parishioners and all parents of current students at Queen of Angels School. Ballots will be available in the back of church on the weekend of May 10 and 11.
Queen of Angels School will be closed on Monday, January 27 and Tuesday, January 28 due to the extreme cold. This includes all after-school programs and activities, including athletics. School will be back in session on Wednesday, January 29. The "Muffins for Moms, Donuts for Dads" breakfast event at the school has been rescheduled from Monday morning to Thursday, January 30 at 7:45 a.m. After the breakfast, parents are invited to stay for the All-School Liturgy at 8:30 a.m. at the church.
On Monday evening, the Confirmation Preparation class, School Board Meeting and AA Meeting are also canceled. Intermural basketball games have been canceled by the league.
As of Monday afternoon, plans are for the parish office to remain open on both Monday and Tuesday for usual hours. No parish events for Tuesday evening have been canceled, as of Monday at 2:30 p.m.
Please check back here for updates during
the day in case other events become canceled.
You may also contact the head of the relevant
parish group or call the parish office at 773-539-7510.
Visit the Emergency Closing Center for future updates about closings at Queen of Angels School and see the wind chill warning from the National Weather Service for details on the weather forecast.
Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2014 is January 26 to February 1. Schools typically observe National Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open house and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.
At Queen of Angels, we invite all our parishioners to the 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, January 26 in the church and to the Open House which follows in the school from 10:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. School families should see the full calendar of events listed below.
Queen of Angels School will be closed on Monday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 7 due to the extreme cold and snow. This includes all after-school programs and activities, including athletics.
On Monday evening, the Confirmation Preparation class and AA meeting are also canceled. The parish office is open in the morning on Monday but will close at 4 p.m.
On Tuesday, Baptism Preparation will still take place as scheduled. RCIA will be canceled but the church tour at 7 p.m. will continue as planned if any parishioners are interested and able to attend. The parish office will have regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Please check the Emergency Closing Center for future updates about closings at Queen of Angels School and see the wind chill warning from the National Weather Service for details on the weather forecast for Monday and Tuesday.
We are honored to welcome Reverend Ron Kalas, Vicar for Vicariate II, Governor Pat Quinn, Alderman Ameya Pawar and our Pastor, Msgr. Jim Kaczorowski as special guests and speakers for our Blue Ribbon Breakfast celebration this Friday, October 11. We hope you, too, are looking forward to this event. Only 50 private schools in the nation received this prestigious award in 2013!
We are planning for a large crowd and press coverage. As a result, Western Avenue may look like Grand Central Station. Here's some advice to help our parish family enjoy this special morning:
Walk or bike if you can; parking will be a challenge. No parking will be available in front of the school on Western Avenue as this area will be blocked off for the governor. Due to the anticipated high volume of participants in Friday's Blue Ribbon Breakfast, please allow ample time to find parking on neighborhood residential streets as the parking lot will fill quickly.
|THE YEAR OF SUNDAY MASS: Question of the Week
Faith professed must also be faith lived. During this Year of Sunday Mass, Question of the Week provides a guide for believers in developing that realization and in putting their faith to work. Based on the readings we hear at Sunday Mass, the questions serve as the spark for a discussion of faith at home, at parish meetings, in the classroom or as a personal reflection.
|“While it was still dark...”
By sharing in the Eucharist, how do
I bring Christ’s ‘light’ to the world?
"Why do you seek the Living One among the dead?"
CHECK OUT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Registration opens soon for Religious Education (CCD) classes. Families are invited to plan now for classes beginning in September. Classes are intended for children who are not attending a Catholic school, and they are available to children as young as Kindergarten. Sacramental preparation, such as for First Communion or Confirmation, forms a part of Religious Education, but there is so much more to learn during a child’s elementary school years. It is important for all children to have the chance to develop their faith and receive the sacraments as signs of God’s grace. To learn more, please call the Religious Education Office at 773-769-4986 ext. 15.
SSVD REFLECTION... Today as we celebrate the feast of Easter we find the challenge of also seeing and believing the resurrection that comes through our own lives of self-sacrifice which brings new life to others. In the month of March, through your gifts, the Society of St. Vincent DePaul was able to help the poor celebrate the joy of Easter, by assisting families through the Lenten Food Drive and providing assistance with winter clothing and utility bills. Thank you!
BAPTISMS / BAUTISMOS
Brianna Faith Allen, child of Cynthia and Rex
Hannah Jane Feltz, child of Kathryn and Matthew
Theresa Ann Hoban, child of Jenny and Ben
Ailanna Grace Lask, child of Aileen and Mark
Paige Katherine Pfeffer, child of Katherine and Michael
Auralia Strauch, child of Julia and Andrew
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to introduce yourself, register or adjust your existing registration. Thank you!
EASTER MONDAY CLOSING The Parish Center will be closed all day on Easter Monday, April 1. In the event of an emergency requiring the attention of a priest, call 773-539-7510.
Q OF A SCIENTISTS SOAR! Congratulations to our middle school students who attended the IJAS Regional Non-Public Schools Science Fair at the Museum of Science and Industry on March 9. These Queen of Angels School students and their parents invested time and energy to represent our school in an event that emphasizes the importance of science and science education in our community. These investigators placed better than any group sent in the past 12 years by securing five Gold and three Silver medals.
-- Gold Medalists: Anna Borelli, Jonathan Dugard, Eddie McCarthy, Ian McKitterick and Alex Milne.
-- Silver Medalists: Greta Fieweger, Aoife O’Brien and Kyra Sadovi.
In addition, Kyra won a Special Award from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago for her project on lead in soil. Hearty congratulations and appreciation are extended to these scientific investigators! Keep it up!
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 the collection so no child is denied a Catholic education. You can give to the Lyman Fund online! Visit parish.queenofangelschicago.org/give-central/.
BAKING OUR WAY TO SUCCESS All proceeds from the Third Grade Bake Sale will be donated to Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy. This charity provides service dogs to people, especially children, who are ill or have special needs. The dogs help the children improve health, develop skills and provide a focus on comfort rather than the child’s illness. They even visited parishioner Blake Resendiz in the hospital. Thanks to parents, students and parishioners for making the delicious baked goods, visiting the bake sale and for making it such an overwhelming success. Your efforts helped us collect more than $650!
BOX TOP CHALLENGE UNDERWAY Please send in your Box Tops coupons and remind family and friends to do so. There are two contests this spring. 1) The Classroom Buddy Challenge teams younger classrooms with their older buddies. The top three groups will win pizza parties and books for their classrooms. 2) If the entire school collects more than 6,000 Box Tops, everyone gets a movie afternoon in May.
REST IN THE DIVINE PRESENCE 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 for these moments of prayer; you’ll feel closer to God by resting in the divine presence. Please sign the book when you enter. Call 773-539-7510.
Ha sido inmolada nuestra victima pascual:
Cristo. Celebremos, pues, la Pascua.
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. Entren 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 desea inscríbase para una hora de oración cada viernes. Llame al 773-539-3176.
MISA DE ANIVERSARIO DE BODAS DE ORO La Misa de Aniversario de Bodas de Oro será el domingo, 22 de septiembre a las 2:45 p.m. en Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St. Las parejas que se casaron en 1963 y están interesados en asistir esta celebración deberán hablar a su parroquia para registrase. Para más información llame a la Oficina de Ministerio para la Familia al 312-534-8351 o visite www.familyministries.org.
GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY MASS SET The Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass will begin at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St. Couples married in 1963 interested in attending the celebration should contact the parish office to register. Call the Family Ministries Office at 312-534-8351 or visit www.familyministries.org.
MISERICORDIA CANDY DAYS SET Volunteers are needed for Misericordia Candy Days on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. Funds raised will make a difference in the lives of the 600 children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities who are part of the Misericordia family. To volunteer, call 773-273-2768 or go to www.misericordia.org. To make $5 donation, text “MIS” to 25383. Your gift will be double-matched.
EVENING OF TRIBUTE AWARDS FOR USML AND MUNDELEIN SEMINARY The University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary will host the Annual Evening of Tribute Awards Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. Steve and Peggy Lombardo will be honored with the 2013 Francis Cardinal George “Christo Gloria” Award. Denis and Sondra Healy will be honored with the 2013 Joseph Cardinal Bernardin “As Those Who Serve” Award. All proceeds go to the “Holy Land Study Pilgrimage” and other seminary needs. For more info, call 847-970-4830, email email@example.com or visit www.usml.edu.
MOTHER-DAUGHTER TEA PROGRAM The Natural Family Planning Ministry of the Family Ministries Office of the Archdiocese of Chicago is sponsoring a Mother-Daughter Tea Program for 10-12 year old girls and their mothers. The program will be offered at April 21 at Catholic Charities, St. Vincent
Hall, 721 N. LaSalle. The program is designed to acquaint the girls and their mothers with God’s gift of womanhood, and the changes they will experience as they mature. Afternoon refreshments and tea, and a confidential question and answer session will be included. For more information or to register, visit www.familyministries.org.
BE TRANSFORMED BY MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER Sign up today to attend the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend April 12-14 in Burr Ridge; June 7-9 in Libertyville; or August 9-11 in Burr Ridge. Early registration is highly recommended. Call Jim and Kris at 630-577-0778 or www.wwmejoliet.org.
March 31 — Easter
April 7 — Lyman Scholarship Fund (with regular collection)
April 21 — Sharing: Maternity BVM (with regular collection)