I have no idea who originally penned the quote above, but in my
personal life I have found this to be true. God always has
another plan for us. Our job is to know when to let go and try a
new adventure. So it is with me.
The first week of February, I spoke to Father Jason to tell him
that after prayer and discussions with the Lord and Tom, I have
decided to resign my positions here at Mary Queen. It is time. Ten
years have now passed since I first assumed my roles here as
Director of the RCIA and Bereavement Coordinator that eventually
morphed into being Pastoral Associate. Ten years ago there was
no hint of a Tom Nolan in my life! God had other plans. We are
blessed by the adventures God has set before us and have
memories that will last the rest of our lives.
It is now time for Tom and I to enjoy life before the ravages that
can come with age catch up to us. Tom still plans to remain as
deacon and as of July 1st, I will enjoy being a pew sitter and
praying soul so you will still see us at Mass and parish events.
Where would I begin to express my gratitude to the people of this
parish who allowed me to grow wings? There are no words. May
our memories keep us forever bound as we continue to serve God
This ending quote may not be biblical but stated by a very wise
man who was certainly inspired by God Himself!
Mary Queen of Heaven
Parish Office Phone: 630-279-5700
Religious Education Phone: 630-832-8962
Preschool Phone: 630-833-9500
426 N West Avenue,
Elmhurst IL 60126
Peace and all good things that come from God alone,
P.S. Speaking about being curious... Have you ever wondered
about my Baptismal name? Well, it’s Margaret Mary!