"The Lord God is my help, therefore I am not disgraced." -- Isaiah 50:7
"El Senor me ayuda, por eso no quedaré confundido" -- Isaías 50:7
STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR CCD! Queen of Angels offers Religious Education (CCD) classes for children in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade not attending a Catholic school. CCD classes are in the school on Sunday mornings from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Classes have already begun for the 2012-2013 school year, but there is still time to register! 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 specific preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation. To register or for more information, please call 773-769-4986 ext. 23 today.
A REFLECTION FROM SSVD... In today’s Gospel Jesus says, “If a man wishes to come after me, he must deny his very self, take up his cross and follow in my steps.” The cross of Jesus and the crosses of his members can evangelize us: the sick, who bear illness with courage; the grieving, who hope against hope; the dying, who clearly trust in the resurrection; the suffering of our poor brothers and sisters who are hungry and homeless, but who still trust in God’s love. Is there a neighbor or friend of yours who is in temporary need because of a loss of job or an illness? Please leave a message at the Parish Center for the Society of St. Vincent dePaul... we want to help!
BAPTISMS / BAUTISMOS
Erik Alexander Hernandez, child of Erica and Arturo
Truman Connor Joslin, child of Christine and Jeremy
Luis Gabriel Roman, child of Gabriella and Luis
Chloe Alyssa Sidlo, child of Mary Eileen and James
PARISHIONERS URGED TO SWITCH TO GIVE CENTRAL We ask our parishioners who currently use ParishPay to strongly consider switching to GiveCentral. And for those who have never tried electronic giving, GiveCentral couldn’t be easier. It’s as simple as going to our website and clicking on the “Donate Now” link. It’s a plan whose time has come and we urge you to make the change! Giving to Queen of Angels Parish fosters and renews our obligations to fellow parishioners and our community as a whole. As good stewards of Jesus Christ and the Church, we are responsible for encouraging ways in which the word of Jesus can be heard, rendered visible and practical in our actions. Please make the Queen of Angels community even stronger with your contribution through GiveCentral. Visit parish.queenofangelschicago.org/give-central/.
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. 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 information, contact Angie Foeller at 773-655-5843 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEMINARIES COLLECTION: SUPPORT THEIR CALL TO THE PRIESTHOOD
The Archdiocese of Chicago operates one of the most comprehensive seminary systems in the country. Over two hundred men are currently enrolled in one of our five programs. With your prayers and support, and by the grace of God, some will become our future priests.
-- University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary
-- St. Joseph Seminary
-- Casa Jesus
-- Bishop Abramowicz Seminary
-- Tuite Program
The second collection benefiting the Seminaries of the Archdiocese of Chicago will be next weekend, September 22 and 23. Donations and prayers for our future priests are appreciated. For more information on vocations to the priesthood, visit www.chicagopriest.org.
COLECTA PARA LOS SEMINARIOS: QUE TENGAMOS SACERDOTES...
La Arquidiócesis de Chicago opera uno de los sistemas de seminarios más completos del país. Hoy en día más de doscientos hombres están inscritos en alguno de nuestros programas. Con sus plegarias y su apoyo, y por gracia del Señor, ellos serán nuestros futuros sacerdotes.
-- Universidad de Santa María del Lago / Seminario Mundelein
-- Seminario San José
-- Casa Jesús
-- Seminario Obispo Abramowicz
-- Programa Tuite
La segunda colecta para la Sistema de Seminarios en la Arquidiócesis de Chicago será el próximo domingo, 23 de septiembre. Gracias por su apoyo y sus oraciones. Para más información acerca el llamado al sacerdocio, visite al www.casajesus.org (español) o al www.chicagopriest.org (inglés).
NICODEMUS MINISTERS NEEDED The shortest verse in the entire Bible is: “And Jesus wept” (John 11:35). Why does that short sentence merit its own verse? Perhaps it is because at that moment, Jesus does what we all may do when someone we love dies: he grieves for a friend. Will you volunteer to help a grieving family by praying with them at their loved one’s final resting place? The consolation and prayers you offer are a sign of the parish’s love and support. Follow the kindness of Nicodemus who, with Joseph of Arimathea, buried Jesus. Training provided. The need is urgent for Nicodemus Ministers. This ministry may be a good fit for a parisnhioner who is retired, works from home, or has flexible time during the late morning and early afternoon hours any Monday through Saturday. Training and orientation provided. Call 773-539-7510.
PRAYERS FOR CARDINAL GEORGE Please pray for the Cardinal's health and healing as he undergoes chemotherapy during the next four months. Write a message of healing to Cardinal George online via www.archchicago.org/cardinal/ or mail a card to: Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, 835 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611
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 now give to the Lyman Fund online! Visit parish.queenofangelschicago.org/give-central/.
ST. ANDREW USED BOOK SALE The annual Used Book Sale sponsored by St. Andrew School will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, September 23 in the Gym, 1658 W. Addison St. Thousands of books, CDs, audio books and DVDs will be for sale. Prices start at 25 cents. This one day event is a must for any book lover. Admission is free.
WELL OF MERCY OPENS The Well of Mercy, a Fr. Michael J. McGivney Center of Hope and Healing, will host an Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 23 at 6339 N. Fairfield Ave. This center opened its doors to single, pregnant women who choose life. The McGivney Center provides vital services such as ultra sounds and counseling and takes it further by providing a two-year program which includes housing, food, education, additional counseling and spiritual nurturing. Please join us to see if you are called to help this ministry.
5K RUN/WALK FOR SSVD It’s not too late to join others at 9 a.m. Saturday, September 22 for the inaugural Friends of the Poor 5K Run/Walk at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Avenue to benefit the Society of St. Vincent dePaul. Registration on race day starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 8:30 a.m. The event is limited to 500 participants. Proceeds benefit Society of St. Vincent dePaul Chicago, whose 2,200 volunteers help the needy in Cook and Lake counties with food, shelter, clothing, transportation and much more. Fee is $25 for walkers and students; $30 for early registration for runners; and $35 for race day registration. For registration info, go to www.signmeup.com/81920.
ENCUENTRO MATRIMONIAL MUNDIAL Asista a un fin de semana del Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial para aprender una mejor manera de escuchar el amor de Dios y enriquecer nuestro sacramento. Los próximos fines de semana del Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial para el área de Chicago son 21 al 23 de septiembre y 9 al 11 de noviembre del 2012. Se recomienda inscribirse lo antes posible ya que el cupo es limitado. Para reservaciones e información de los Fines de Semana en español, llamar a Oscar y Luz Delgado al 847-675-2119 o email@example.com.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me” (Gospel reading). Marriage involves many little self-denials. Hear more about the choices to love that keep marriage strong. The next Marriage Encounter weekends for the Chicago/Northwest Indiana area are November 2 to 4, 2012; February 15 to 17, or April 19 to 21, 2013. Early registration is highly recommended. Call Jim and Kris at 800-442-3554 or visit www.wwmechicago-gary.org.
SAVE ME A PLACE! The Office of Biblical Formation is planning a 10-day trip to the Holy Land, departing early October 2013. When 40 interested individuals contact the office, arrangements will be made for the Study Pilgrimage. Participants will be taught about the Holy Land from an historical and contemporary perspective by Biblical Scholar Rev. James McIlhone, Director of Biblical Studies for the Archdiocese of Chicago. The estimated cost per person is $3,500. Cost will include daily meals, airfare and hotel. For more info, contact Father McIlhone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-534-8014.
WORDS OF LIFE...
"Hormonal contraceptives significantly increase women’s risk of developing the following: blood clots that can lead to fatal heart attacks, strokes and pulmonary embolisms; breast cancer, cervical cancer and liver tumors; loss of bone density; and changes in metabolism causing loss of libido, weight gain, moodiness and migraines. Women using the contraceptive patch, for example, are almost eight times more likely to develop blood clots than women not using hormonal contraceptives; more than 360 young women using the patch, contraceptive ring or Yaz/Yasmin pills have died in recent years due to heart attacks, strokes or pulmonary embolisms seen as associated with these drugs and devices." -- Susan E. Wills, JD, LLM, “Life Matters: Contraceptives and Women’s Well-Being,” Respect Life Program, 2012
PALABRAS DE VIDA...
"Los anticonceptivos hormonales aumentan significativamente el riesgo de las mujeres de desarrollar coágulos sanguíneos que pueden provocar infartos fatales, derrames cerebrales y embolismos pulmonares, cáncer de mama, cáncer cervical y tumores en el hígado; pérdida de densidad ósea; y cambios en el metabolismo que causan la pérdida de libido, aumento de peso, mal humor y migrañas. Las mujeres que usan el parche anticonceptivo, por ejemplo, tienen 8 veces más probabilidades de desarrollar coágulos sanguíneos en comparación con las mujeres que no usan anticonceptivos hormonales; más de 360 mujeres jóvenes que utilizan el parche, el anillo hormonal o las píldoras Yaz/Yazmin han muerto en los últimos años a causa de infartos, derrames cerebrales o embolismos pulmonares que se consideran asociados con estas drogas y dispositivos." -- Susan E. Wills, JD, LLM, “La vida importa: Los anticonceptivosy el bienestar de las mujeres”, Programa Respetemos la Vida 2012
September 16 — Sharing: Maternity BVM (with regular collection)
September 23 — Seminary Collection