Ministry of Care is an important part of Mary Queen of Heaven
Parish. This ministry reaches out to those in the community
who are unable to attend Mass but desire a connection to God
and neighbor through Holy Communion.  During our visits we
have the opportunity to show God’s love and compassion by
our presence and support of the homebound as well as their
family. We have several trained ministers who are willing to
take the time to reveal the caring nature of our parish to those
may feel cut off from the community. Please look for the
brochures in back of church for contact information. Just look
for the Big Red Heart on the cover!

In the service of Christ,
Deacon Tom
Rosary Devotion
Mon. thru Fri.: 8:00 am
Weekend Masses:
Saturday: 4:30 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am & 10:30 am
Weekday Schedule
Mon.,Tues.,Thurs.,Fri.: Mass
Wed.: Communion Service
          All at 8:30 am
Saturday: 3:30 pm
Eucharistic Adoration
First Monday of each month (or the 2nd Monday when there is a holiday) from 9 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 2:00 pm.  Baptismal preparation required. Baptismal prep takes place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.

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Pastor's Corner
November 22, 2015
Dear Friends in Christ,
“Whenever we do something together, something good, something beautiful, everyone
changes, all of us change in some way and this does us good.”  This quote from Pope Francis
reminds us that change can be good.  Today as we find ourselves in the midst of change, we
are called to work together to embrace it and to grow closer to God, the Church and our
Parishes.  The Eastern DuPage Deanery of the Joliet Diocese consists of 17 parishes that
collaborate to provide the best discipleship, evangelization, and charity that we possibly can
with our pooled resources.  Our committees include Priests, Deacons, and parishioners that
come together with a mission to create a spirit of collaboration among our parishes to foster
the building of the Kingdom of God.  We are working to find creative ways to grow our
ministries and to generate excitement within them.  Some examples include marriage
enrichment programs, liturgical ministry fairs, combined youth groups and confirmation retreats,
adult formation seminars, combined parish missions, penance services and many other exciting
collaborative initiatives. As we share resources we are able to better serve you in the Parish
Our steering committee, composed of representatives from all the parishes, began in March of
2014 in response to Bishop Conlon’s request for greater collaboration at the deanery level.  We
began our meetings with a focus on multiple ministries and developed many great plans for
collaboration.  After completing our first full year of working together, we decided to reorganize
as we prepared to execute our plans.  Currently, our steering committee is broken down into
six, individual groups including a liturgical group, communications, and four implementation
groups organized into local clusters with representatives from each parish.  The first group
includes Ascension, St. Pius, Sacred Heart, and Christ the King parishes.  The second group
includes St. Alexander, St. Joseph, Our Lady of Lebanon, and St. John the Apostle parishes. 
The third group includes St. Alexis, St. Philip, Holy Ghost, St. Peter, and St. Andrew Kim
parishes.  The fourth group includes St. Charles Borromeo, Visitation, Immaculate Conception,
and Mary Queen of Heaven parishes. You are invited to have an active role in this meaningful
journey to a collaborative deanery environment.  We know that it will be a long-term initiative
and have faith that it will, eventually, be embraced by all.
This process of greater collaboration is God’s project.  As Bishop Conlon stated in his article,
Working Together, in the January 2014 issue of Christ is Our Hope magazine, “The Church is an
instrument in God’s hands, designed by Him to do His work.  Thus, we must pray constantly
about this effort and seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit.”  Everyone is welcome to join us at
these open meetings to help the Eastern DuPage Deanery to live this promise.  You can get
involved by contacting your deanery representative or by going to our website at for meeting dates and times.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving,
Very Reverend Thomas Paul, V.F.
Dean of the Eastern DuPage Deanery of the Diocese of Joliet
Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Elmhurst.