Fr. Thomas J. Wolter
Born May 15, 1939
Born into Eternal Life
April 16, 2016
Fr. Thomas J. Wolter was ordained to priesthood in the Diocese of Joliet by Bishop Romeo Blanchette on May 28, 1966. He served at St. Pius X Parish in Lombard, St. Libourius Parish in Steger, Holy Ghost Parish in Wood Dale, and Holy Trinity Parish in Westmont. Fr. Wolter was assigned as chaplain to Elmhurst Hospital in 1991, Edward Hospital in Naperville in 2002, and Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove from 2003-2005.
Serving as Sacramental Minister at Mary Queen of Heaven Parish in Elmhurst from 2004-2005, Fr. Wolter retired in 2006 and resided at St. John Vianney Villa in Naperville.  Fr. Wolter passed from this life on April 16, 2016. In your prayers please remember him as well as all those who were touched by his ministry and mourn his passing.
May 31, the due date for scheduling  information, is coming soon. We need to know your scheduling needs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.  Please note that Mary Queen does not rent facilities for private events.

You can request reservation of space online. Go to:
Christ Renews His Parish™
A Parish Spiritual Renewal Process
This is the first new initiative under the "Feeding the Hunger" theme and we're excited to introduce this easy way for married couples to get to know the other couples of our parish.

As a host, you'll prepare one of your favorite meals for three other couples.  As a guest, you just get to show up with drinks and make new friends.  Afterwards, everyone will meet at one central location for drinks and desserts.  Our first supper club event is scheduled for May 21st.  For more information and to sign up, go to
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

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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Congratulations to all of our first communicants! This weekend 48 of our children have received Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time.

It is always special to see the children approach the sacrament with a hope and expectation, that most of us, after hundreds if not thousands of Eucharists, may have lost. And yet, we come back to Jesus over and over as do the crowds in John 6:33, who say to Jesus, “Sir, give us this bread always.” And blessed are we to have the bread of life, Jesus, always available to us. In the suburbs, one does not have to travel far to find Mass or a chapel for Eucharistic devotion at any time on any day. We need not hunger or thirst spiritually, for the bread of life is always available to nourish our souls.

If you are not familiar with Eucharistic Adoration, I encourage you to look for opportunities to make it an important part of your spiritual life. I find Adoration time to be important in keeping me focused on the Lord and it has often helped me to find grace to handle difficult situations.

Our lives are so filled with noise, that just the opportunity to spend a few minutes in quiet prayer is something for which we all are hungering. The beauty of Adoration is that one does not have to commit to a time, nor must one try to learn a certain type of prayer. One only stops in for a few minutes to be with Jesus. Prayers may be recited, or you can just ask Jesus to help you with your needs, giving your worries and anxieties to Him so that you can courageously face the noise and business of the day.

Eucharistic Adoration is available at Mary Queen of Heaven on the first Monday of the month. Stop in any time during the day. Visitation Parish has a perpetual adoration chapel where adoration is available every day. Many other local parishes offer times of adoration as well.

Let us never take for granted that Jesus hears our plea for the bread of life to be available to us always. Please join me in praying for our first communicants, that their first participation would be the first of many and that they would know Jesus’ promise that they will never hunger or thirst as long as they are close to Him, the true bread of life.
Note from Father Jason
May 1, 2016