|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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)