THE POWER OF PIZZA: HELP EIGHTH GRADE GET TO WASHINGTON, D.C. Queen of Angels School’s 8th Grade class is heading to our nation’s capital, but they need your help. Lou Malnati’s is hosting a Fundraising Giveback Event, with 20 percent of each order’s total (pre-tax and excluding alcohol) going to our students’ fundraising efforts. Helping our kids is easy as 1-2-3!
On Wednesday, April 5, visit or call in an order to Lou Malnati’s at 4340 N. Lincoln Ave. between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Be sure to mention Queen of Angels at the time of your dine-in/carry out/delivery order. (Orders placed online are not eligible for the fundraiser.)
Present our Give Back Night Flyer at time of purchase. Hard copies are available in the school office, or download it from parish.queenofangelschicago.org).
Double-check that your receipt says “fundraiser” so our 8th Grade class gets credit for the sale.
Easy peasy, nice-’n’-cheesy!
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!Can’t make our Fundraising Giveback Event or you want to relive the enjoyment of a hot, gooey Lou’s pizza at home? Buy some Lou Malnati’s frozen pizza coupons!
Download and print the Coupon Order Form or get a copy from the school office. Indicate how many frozen pizza coupons you would like to buy. Cost is $13 each, or 2 for $25. Coupons are good for one sausage, one pepperoni, one cheese, or one spinach pizza.
Include this form and cash/or check payable to Queen of Angels in an envelope and return to the school or parish office by Wednesday, April 5.
Your frozen pizza coupons will arrive around two weeks after April, and are good at any Lou Malnati’s location for six months after purchase.
Thank you for your support of this educational and inspiring journey for our students. Please contact KJ Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
WAY OF THE CROSS AND EUCHARISTIC BENEDICTION ON FRIDAYS Please join us in church each Friday in Lent, beginning Friday, March 3, to walk with Jesus in the Stations of the Cross. Stations will be held at 6:30 p.m. in English and 7:30 p.m. in Spanish. Eucharistic Benediction is included in the service.
Follow in the footsteps of Jesus on the Way of Sorrows through this meaningful Lenten devotion, reflecting on the suffering of Christ and his great love for us, his people. Pray your way around the church, meditating on the beautiful Stations of the Cross reliefs created for our church in Italy about 75 years ago and restored just 11 years ago. This is a great faith opportunity for adults or families of all ages to pray together in a timeless Catholic devotion.
BIBLE STUDY SERIES TO BEGIN On Monday, March 6, Queen of Angels will begin a series of classes in English on the Holy Bible, hosted and facilitated by a number of parish catechists. We will meet every Monday night in Lent from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Lower Voss, 4412 N. Western. (The March 13 meeting will be just upstairs at the Parish Center.) The program will follow Jeff Cavins' highly rated DVD series, “The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation,” from Catholic publisher Ascension Press.
If you have ever wished to learn more about the Christian Sacred Scriptures, now is your chance! The program will involve a weekly talk on video by renowned biblical scholar Jeff Cavins, followed by questions, answers and facilitated discussion.
This series is free to anyone who wishes to attend. You can attend any session or attend them all, but you'll get more out of it by regular participation. Decide to make Scripture Study a part of your regular practice of prayer and spiritual encounter this Lent. In order to give us a clearer idea of the size of our class, please call the parish office at 773-539-7510 or send an email indicating your interest to Deb Madden at email@example.com.
ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL: “LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF!” Please spend some time this week reflecting on the Annual Catholic Appeal brochure that you received with the February 12 Guide. Please remember that the Annual Catholic Appeal campaign is much different than a one-time special collection. It is a pledge campaign where you can make a gift payable in installments.
The ACA theme, “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself,” was selected to remind us that our contributions to the Annual Catholic Appeal enable the funded ministries and services to share God’s love with many others in our parish, our Archdiocese, and throughout the world. Each pledge makes a difference because all parishes participate in the campaign and the gifts of the many enable our Archdiocese to deliver needed ministries and services. After our parish goal is reached in cash, 100 percent of any additional funds come back to our parish to help fund our needs.
As you review the work enabled by your contribution to the Annual Catholic Appeal, please reflect on God’s gifts to you. He has given you all that you have. Your gifts to our parish, to the Archdiocese and to the work of the church throughout the world are given in gratitude for the continuing gifts that God gives you.
In this grouping, we will seek to cooperate across parish lines -- through common programs or celebrations, shared staff members, etc. This is an organic growth of the ways in which these parishes already work together:
Shared RCIA program for St. Matthias, Queen of Angels and Our Lady of Lourdes -- welcoming and forming adults who are becoming Catholic or completing their initiation in the Catholic Church
6:30 Sunday evening Mass hosted at St. Benedict is supported by clergy and promoted to parishioners from St. Matthias, Our Lady of Lourdes, and Queen of Angels
Mutual support for Catholic Pastoral Care services at local medical center Swedish Covenant Hospital
Shared responsibility for emergency administration of the Anointing of the Sick -- rotates each week among on-call clergy from St. Matthias, St. Hilary, Queen of Angels and Our Lady of Mercy
Shared Ministry of Care services to bring Holy Communion and pray with patients (parishes each visit 1 Sunday per month -- Queen of Angels has the 3rd Sunday)
Interdenominational effort of local churches and staff from Communities United (formerly Albany Park Neighborhood Council) to educate our parishioners about and improve access to charity care offered at the hospital
Read more about the Renew My Church initiative at archchicago.org/renew. You may also leave your feedback in the moderated comments section below.
NORTH SIDE KAIROS 18 SEEKS YOUTH LEADERS North Side Kairos 18 is looking for high school or first year college students for their leadership team. Applicants must:
have already attended a Kairos retreat, such as through a Catholic high school or at a parish;
be open to lead as part of a diverse team of youth and adults for this co-ed, multi-parish experience; and
complete a leader application and return it to the retreat coordinators by Wednesday, March 1.
Chosen leaders will receive thorough leadership training in the spring and summer to prepare them for the peer-to-peer retreat. This is a great opportunity for teens to grow in faith, develop communication skills and gain experience in leading others.
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE The Guadalupano Committee of would like to extend a cordial invitation to all to join in the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe beginning with the 7 p.m. Mass if the Roses in Spanish on Monday, December 12. Join us after Mass when the celebration continues with refreshments in the church basement. To volunteer, please call the parish office at 773-539-7510.
FIESTA GUADALUPANA El Comité Guadalupano les hace una cordial invitación a la celebración de la Virgen de Guadalupe que se llevará acabo el Lunes, 12 de Diciembre. Se iniciará a las 7 p.m. con la sagrada Misa de las Rosas, y después bajaremos al sótano de la iglesia a seguir celebrando con comida. Si gusta ayudar, llame a la oficina parroquial al 773-539-7510.