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