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
God knows what we want before we ask.  God knows who we are 
before we discern.  God invites us to pray:  to ask and to 

Come and hear Sarah Jarzembowskil, Apostolic Board of Advisors 
for Charis Ministries, the Jesuit outreach to young adults in 
Chicago, and a consultant for Jenny Craig weight loss center, 
discuss "God's Gym: Health & Spirituality for Young Catholics", 
and mingle with other young adults on Wednesday night, August 1, 
at 7 pm at Mary Queen of Heaven Parish in Elmhurst (426 N. West 
Avenue), the Northeast DuPage Collegiate Site. College-age to 
mid-20s young adults are invited to hear this exciting speaker. 
For further information, contact Joe Goryl at 

The Annual Parish Picnic will be held on Sunday, September 
16th from 12:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on the Parish Grounds.  Come 
and spend time with your family and friends!  Enjoy the 
food, games and good old family fun. Watch the bulletin for 
further details.  Many hands are needed to help with the 
games and concessions so if you would like to volunteer a 
couple hours of your time, please give us a call.  To 
volunteer or information, please call Bob Glick (833-5725), 
Sheila Reiter (833-6657), Mike Launius (220-6927) or Mary 
White (833-9809).

  It is about balance, strength, and mobility.
July 31st 
$4.00 per class ($6.00 for families)
Call Debbie Styka at 941-7224 
if you have questions
Please bring a non-slip yoga mat if you have one.
Required:  comfortable clothing, socks that can come off

	Come and visit a classroom!  Meet the teacher and make a craft!
	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

	Mary Queen of Heaven Preschool registration continues!  Please 
see our website at and contact the school 
office for more information and registration.  
(630) 833-9500
	Preschool tours scheduled on request.

JULY 31st  Tuesday

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

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. 

Religious Education 
We need your help!
	The summer of  '07 is in full swing, but before you know 
it, we will be seeing those "back to school" ads in the 
newspapers. While enjoying all the wonderful events of Summer, 
please consider helping in our Religious Education program. Your 
children, your God, and your parish will be most grateful.
At this time we need people at every session time at many grade 
The time slots are 3:15 - 4:30, 5:15 - 6:30, and 7:00- 8:15PM 
	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. We 
look forward to hearing from you.
Registrations are still being taken for 07/08 RE year. 
	If you have not mailed yours in yet, please do so as soon 
as possible. We would appreciate your help in getting that word 
out to your friends and neighbors as well..

	We will be holding a special drive this weekend and the 
weekend of August 4th and 5th, in an effort to help Catholic 
Charity's 16th Annual "Back to School" Fair.  We are looking for 
clean gently used fall and winter clothing and coats for children 
newborn to 18 years.  Please take a little time out of your busy 
day to go through your children's wardrobes and donate their 
outgrown clothing especially coats and jackets to this special 
drive so that the needy of our area can present their 
certificates at the St. Vincent DePaul Stores and receive 
clothing for their children.
Thank you again for "HELPING US HELP OTHERS!"  

Are you widowed? 
Do you know someone who is widowed?
If you have been recently widowed (within the last several 
years), and are still struggling with the loss, of if you have 
been widowed for some time and need something to get you "over 
the hump" because you seem stuck in one spot, this program is 
designed to help you move on with your life while treasuring your 
past and its precious memories.
What:	Weekend retreat for widowed men and women.  
When:	August 18-19, 2007
Where:	Immaculate Conception Parish, Elmhurst, Illinois
Donation:	$75 - includes meals (Adjusted if needed)
For further information, call:  (708-354-7211).


	The Twenty-ninth Annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass 
will be celebrated on Sunday, August 19, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. at the 
Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet.  All couples and their 
families, no matter how many years married, are invited to attend 
the event (maximum of four guests per couple, please). Bishop J. 
Peter Sartain will distribute certificates to those couples 
celebrating  25, 50, and more than 50 years of marriage.  Please 
pre-register by completing and returning the form by August 10, 
2007.  For more information, please call 815-838-5334.

Registration Form
Celebrate the Anniversaries of Marriage 
at the 
Cathedral of St. Raymond, Joliet 
Sunday, August 19, 2007 
3:00 P.M.

Last Name of Couple_________________
Parish you attend_____________________
Date of Marriage_____________________
# of Yrs. Married_____________________
# of children____ # of grandchildren_____
 # of great-grandchildren_________
A  reception will be held in the Joyce Center 
following the mass.
___We will attend the mass and reception.        
_____We will attend the mass only.
____# of additional guests attending (Limit of 4, 
Please return this form by August 10  to:
The Center for Family Ministry
402 S. Independence Blvd.
Romeoville, IL 60446-2264
FAX: 815-834-4045	     Email:
For more information, call (815) 838-5334

Eucharistic Adoration
	The saints, the artists and experts of love, were faithful, 
ardent adorers of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. ...Eucharistic 
Adoration has always been considered the closest likeness we have 
to the eternal adoration in which will consist the whole of our 
paradise. (Jesus our Eucharistic Love)
	The Worship Commission would like to thank all who have 
signed up to watch 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, August 6, 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 church.

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			Joyce Belasiek
	Pam Bondfide			Pat Caffarelli
	Rose Caffarelli			Kathy Calzante
	Cosmore Ciancio			Dennis Ciancio
	Lou Ciancio			George Cibula
	Paul Cirone			Ida Corriedo
	Cynthia Catalano Family		Rosemary Davis
	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			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

Rest in Peace

	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.

High School Students enjoy an evening devoted exclusively to you!
	Current high school students can learn why Benedictine 
University is their best choice for the next phase of their 
education during "Benedictine University At A Glance" from 6:15 
to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2 on the 2nd floor of the Krasa 
Student Center.  For more information, please call the Enrollment 
Center at (630) 829-6300 or visit Benedictine University at:

St. Charles Borromeo School, 145 E. Grand Ave., Bensenville, has 
a part time position available for a school secretary.  If you 
enjoy being with children and would like additional information, 
please contact our school office at 630-766-0116.

Looking for a place to sell your beautiful, clever and useful 

         Try St. Alexander's Annual

Crafters' Holiday

St. Alexander's Hall
230 S. Cornell, Villa Park,
Scheduled this year for
Saturday, October 27, 2007
$30.00 per space with your table; $40 with our table;
Call Pat (941-8592) or Marianne (834-2183)
For an application and further details.


The U.S. Catholic Bishops International Policy Committee has been 
urging Congress and the Administration to work for an end to the 
Iraq War.  This recent letter to Republican members of Congress is 
part of the Bishops' effort to encourage a bipartisan consensus.  
The letter also refers to their website for more articles:

Dear Mr. Boehner:

The Catholic Bishops of the United States are concerned for the 
dangerous and deteriorating situation in Iraq. Too many Iraqi and 
American lives have been lost. Too many Iraqi communities have been 
shattered. Too many civilians have been driven from their homes. The 
human and financial costs of the war are staggering. Representatives 
of our Conference would welcome an opportunity to meet with you and 
other policy makers to discuss ways to pursue the goal of a 
"responsible transition" to bring an end to the war in Iraq.  
The current situation in Iraq is unacceptable and unsustainable, as 
is the policy and political stalemate among decision makers in 
Washington. Our Conference hopes to work with the Congress and the 
Administration to forge bipartisan policies on ways to bring about a 
responsible transition and an end to the war. 
Prior to the war when too few members of either party in Congress 
opposed authorizing the use of force, our Conference of bishops, in 
solidarity with Pope John Paul II, repeatedly raised grave moral 
questions about military intervention in Iraq and the unpredictable 
and uncontrollable negative consequences of an invasion and 
occupation. Sadly many of the tragic consequences we and others had 
feared have come to pass. 
In November 2006, our Conference expressed the hope that the report 
of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group would lead to the candid 
assessments and honest dialogue that our nation needs to find a 
responsible way to end U.S. military engagement in Iraq. We 
subsequently noted with satisfaction that the Iraq Study Group 
shared our goal of a "responsible transition." Although as bishops 
and pastors we have not taken positions on all of the detailed 
proposals in that Report, its broad outlines mirror the benchmarks 
and new approaches that our Conference has advocated in promoting a 
"responsible transition" with U.S. troops leaving "sooner rather 
than later." 
U.S. military action in Iraq brought with it new moral 
responsibilities toward the Iraqi people. For more than a year and a 
half our Conference has called for a "responsible transition" and 
withdrawal in Iraq. In January 2006, our Conference stated: "Our 
nation's military forces should remain in Iraq only as long as their 
presence contributes to a responsible transition. 

Our nation should look for effective ways to end their deployment at 
the earliest opportunity consistent with this goal." 
Our Conference has expressed particular concerns for Christians and 
other minority groups who have suffered in the aftermath of military 
action in Iraq along with the rest of the Iraqi population. In a 
special way, our nation must make provisions for refugees who have 
fled their native land in search of safety and security for their 
In our most recent public statement this year, our Conference 
reminded policy makers that each course of action in Iraq ought to 
be evaluated in light of its moral and human consequences and the 
traditional principle of "probability of success." The moral measure 
of "probability of success" weighs more heavily with each passing 
Our Conference is under no illusions regarding Iraq. None of the 
alternative courses of action are without consequences for human 
life and dignity. There is no path ahead that leads to an 
unambiguously good outcome for Iraq, our nation and the world. It 
was for this very reason that we raised serious moral questions 
regarding military intervention in Iraq in the first place. 
Nevertheless, our nation must have the moral courage to change 
course in Iraq and to break the policy and political stalemate in 
Washington so that we can walk a difficult path that does the most 
good and the least damage in human and moral terms.  
Representatives of our Bishops' Conference will be in communication 
with your office to explore the possibility of meeting. In 
preparation for potential discussions, I have enclosed our 
Conference's three most recent public statements on Iraq. These and 
other public actions of our Conference both before and after the 
decision to invade Iraq can be found at this website: Our shared moral 
tradition can guide this effort and inform our dialogue with other 
leaders as we seek a way to bring about a morally responsible end to 
the war in Iraq.

Sincerely yours in Christ, 

Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski 
Bishop of Orlando 
Chairman, Committee on International Policy 
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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