Mary's Corner

Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
426 N. West Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-2171
Parish Office: 630/279-5700
Fax: 630/279-4667

A Vocation View
John the Baptist

John the Baptist, whose feast we celebrate today, is a perfect 
model of Vocational Call.  John listened to Jesus, recognized 
Jesus and responded to Jesus with generosity and love.

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Theology on Tap 2007
July 11, 18, 25, and August 1
Mark your calendars!

Mary Queen of Heaven in Elmhurst will be the Northeast 
DuPage Collegiate Site for Theology on Tap this summer. 
College-age to mid-20s young adults are invited to hear 
exciting speakers four Wednesday nights in July.
July 11 - "From the Pew to the Street" - presented by 
Bill Johnson, an ordained deacon and Director of 
Campus Ministry at Marmion Academy in Aurora.
July 18 - "Why Should I Tell My Sins to a Priest" - 
presented by Bishop Roger Kaffer, Auxiliary 
Bishop of Joliet.
July 25 - "You Have a Call" - presented by Sal Solo, 
Director of ACTS Evangelism and Worship and 
former British rock star.
August 1 - "God's Gym: Health & Spirituality for Young 
Catholics" - presented by Sarah Jarzembowski, 
Apostolic Board of Advisors for Charis 
Ministries, the Jesuit outreach to young adults 
in Chicago, and a consultant for Jenny Craig 
weight loss center.
Come and hear interesting speakers and mingle with other 
young adults. For further information, contact Joe Goryl at

The Back to School Fair will be held on August 8th at the DuPage 
County Fairgrounds from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.  
	This free event is open to any DuPage family who lives near 
or below the poverty level.  Several thousand children and their 
families will receive a wide variety of health and human 
services.  Some of the medical services offered include dental 
and vision screenings.  Catholic Charities will also give each 
school-age child a $10 certificate for the exclusive purchase of 
school supplies.

Update and Invitation
 During the summer months our sessions are abbreviated and will 
occur on the following Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.:  
 July 8th, 15th and 29th, August 19th and 26th.
Anyone interested can join us following the 8:30 Mass, enter into a 
discussion time or come for the discussion prior to attending the 
10:30 Mass.
Are you interested in becoming part of the Catholic faith? 
You are invited to "Come and See"
v     If you would like to inquire about the 
        Catholic Faith
v	  If you are not Baptized
v     If you are a Baptized Catholic but 
        have never received the Sacraments   
        of Eucharist and Confirmation  
v     If  you might like to bring someone you 
        know who is interested in our 
        Catholic Faith  
v     If you would like to be a sponsor for 
        someone along the journey
        Questions?? Please contact Mimi Wolak (941-3851) or Tom Nanak  
(530- 4502) 

Eucharistic Adoration
The Worship Commission would like to thank all who have 
signed up to spend one hour with Jesus at our monthly 
Eucharistic Adoration with Exposition of the Blessed 
Sacrament over the last 2 years. For those who haven't had 
the opportunity, if there's anything you need to thank or 
praise God for, to express sorrow for, or to ask for, know 
that He waits for you to come and spend some time with Him 
present in the monstrance at our next Day of Eucharistic 
Adoration, Monday, July 2, 2007 from 9 AM to 7 PM.  The day 
of adoration and prayer closes with Benediction at 7:00 PM.  
All are invited to join us any time during the day as well 
as for Benediction.  We are in need of people to sign up 
for an hour of adoration, especially in the middle of the 
day.  Please see the large sign-up poster in the back of 
The question is often asked, "What do I do during this one 
hour with Our Lord?"  Some ideas would include the 
following:  simple, quiet conversation with Jesus; praying 
the rosary, praying the Stations of the Cross; reading 
scripture slowly, thoughtfully, prayerfully; praying 
devotional prayers; journaling (writing down our thoughts, 
aspirations and prayers); prayerfully reading spiritual 
books or pamphlets.  The parish provides some special 
prayer books for this devotion.		
The Worship Commission

Prayer  Requests
To pray for our sick is an important privilege of our parish 
family.  We hope that you will pray for these persons every day.

	Natalie Baker				Pam Bondfide
	Pat Caffarelli				Rose Caffarelli
	Kathy Calzante				Cosmore Ciancio
	Dennis Ciancio				Lou Ciancio
	George Cibula				Paul Cirone	
	Ida Corriedo				Cynthia Catalano Family
	Deacon Bob Delbeke			Trudi Dolato
	Baby Dobrowolski			Virginia Feret
	Kathy Filipiak				Cecilia Garstki
	Mary Goggins				Mary Hagerty
	Anna Heffel				Jen Huwalt
	Tom Huwalt				Michelle Humann
	Maureen James				Richard Jones
	Kathy Johnston				Irene Kmieciak
	Bernadette Kohn				Anne Kostas
	John Larkin				Baby Emma Lynde
	Marie Mangano				Robert Manion
	Dennis McCabe				Kathryn Passarelli
	Mary Piszczor				Raymond Mitchell
	Fred Moss				Mary Sabel Oye
	Geri Pstrzoch				Baby Faith Reid
	Robert Restivo				Vera Rossiano
	Agnes Sabel				Patricia Sabel
	Joaquina Scroppo			Jess Smith
	Mary Spierowski				Rachael Thompson
	John Unger				Richard Vanni

	If you or a family member would like to be included in our 
prayers, please call the rectory at 279-5700.  Also, please let 
us know when a name should be removed.

Immediate Full-Time Employment Opportunity
Office Manager/Pastor's Secretary at Sacred Heart Church, 
Lombard, IL
	The Office Manager/Pastor's Secretary will efficiently 
manage the daily operations of the parish office and will 
personally attend to clerical  tasks as assigned by the pastor, 
including official correspondence and coordination and execution 
of various projects run by the pastor.  He/She will successfully 
execute clerical and secretarial duties of a highly complex 
nature and will handle highly confidential data maintaining 
complete confidentiality.  Moreover, he/she will set a good  
Christian and Catholic example for all those he/she encounters 
including parish staff and parishioners and will act as a 
communication link between the pastor, parish staff, and 
parishioners.  Any interested applicants should send a cover 
letter and resume to:
Fr. Thomas Botheroyd
Sacred Heart Church
114 Elizabeth St.
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 627-0687

Religious Education 

Catechists are still needed for next fall. Before you pack 
up the family for your summer vacation, please consider 
helping out in our RE program. At this time we have several 
openings at various grade levels at all 3 sessions. If you 
love children and you love your faith, we invite you to 
join our staff. We will help you with the rest. Our 
Religious Ed Program is one of the best in the area, which 
is reflected in our continually growing enrollment. But we 
cannot do it without you. Please call for more information 
to see how you can help.

Have you mailed in your RE registration form? Classes are 
filling up quickly. In order to insure your first choice of 
session time, please mail in your registration forms today. 

FYI: Just so you are aware, we are in the RE office during 
the summer. If you need to contact us for any reason, 
please feel free to call and leave a message - 832-8962. 

If you have any questions or need more information, please 
call Mary Ann Woods at the REO, 832-8962.

The Welcome Committee would 
like to present:


Renewed interest in partner dancing has 
prompted many people to seek professional 
ballroom dance instruction.  This six week 
beginner class will get you started with the 
basic steps in Foxtrot, Waltz and Swing. 

This program is designed for couples or 
singles 18 years of age and older.  Maximum 
of 15 couples in Barrett Hall at a time.  If 
there is an overwhelming response, we will 
schedule a second class from 8 to 9PM.

Come enjoy the fun, good exercise, good 
music, and make new  friends in the parish!

Where:	Mary Queen of Heaven, Barrett Hall
When:	Wednesday Evenings, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Dates:	August 8 - September 12 (minimum of 
20 people) 
Contact: 	Terri Kevil (630-279-4165)
Cost:		6 week session/$60.00 per person
Instructor:	 Grayce Garnello, Ballroom City 
Dance Studio in        
                  Villa Park

Parish News

JUNE 30, 2007

	Mary Queen of Heaven Preschool registration continues!  
Please see our website at and 
contact the parish office for more information and 
(630) 279-5700
	Preschool tours scheduled on request.

Come and see a classroom and meet our new Preschool 
Director, Mrs. Elizabeth Lowrey!

Mary Queen of Heaven Preschool is mission-driven, play-
based, and has a multiple intelligence curriculum.

			Serving children ages 3-5
			3 day Morning Program
			2 day Morning Program
			Tuition competitive with other 			
			local programs
			Approved by the Diocesan Office 			
		of 	Catholic Schools

	Making it Easier to Give

Q.	What is an Automated Giving Program?
R.	It is an automated means to financially support the parish 
through monthly contributions from your checking, savings, or 
credit card account.  There is NO cost to participate in the 

Q.	How does it relate to the use of weekly envelopes?
R.	If you choose to participate in the Automated Giving Program, 
then it replaces the use of weekly envelopes.

Q.	What happens with parishioners who feel uncomfortable not 
having something to physically drop into the collection 
R.	Special donation slips are available for those enrolled in the 
automated giving program, to be dropped into the collection 
basket, should you wish.

Q.  How do I enroll?
A.	Enrollment is easy and free.  You can enroll by       filling 
out a form at the Parish House, signing up      directly on 
the ParishPay website at, or calling 866-
PARISH-1.  The process is quick and takes less than two  

Q.	Which payment methods are accepted?
R.	Automated transfers from your checking, savings      accounts 
or major credit cards such as American       Express, Visa, 
MasterCard, and Discover may be       used to make monthly 
contributions, one-time        gifts, and pledge payments.

Q. Does the parishioner receive receipts for tax purposes?
 A.  Yes, all contributions enrolled with ParishPay can   
       print out an annual receipt. Directly by visiting the .
       website every January which they can use as 
       documentation for the IRS.

Please consider this option when choosing how to best 
support our Parish Family at Mary Queen of Heaven.  

"God loves a cheerful giver"

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