There will be altar server training for all current servers and for those wishing to become servers on Saturday, September 8 at 10:00 a.m. Children who have received First Eucharist are eligible to serve. Please call the parish office to register at (630) 279-5700. Thank you. Wanted: Eucharistic Ministers As Mary Queen of Heaven continues to grow, so does our need for an increased number of volunteers in the various parish ministries. We would like to add more Eucharistic Ministers to accommodate our growth and we ask that you consider becoming one of them. It is truly a privilege and humbling experience. The following are requirements to be a Eucharistic Minister: The person must be Catholic and in good standing with the Church, and must have received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Eucharistic Ministers must be at least 16 years old. Training will be provided at the church on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 7:00 pm. Please call the parish office at (630) 279-5700 to register in advance. Women in the New Testament Come and "make a difference" by becoming a Bible Study Facilitator. During our Parish Mission this past Lent, we were asked to "Go, make a difference in this world." Is the Lord calling you to share your faith and ability to guide a discussion with others? Beginning the week of September 24, 2007, the Adult Education Ministry of Mary Queen of Heaven will be offering a study of the Women in the New Testament through the Little Rock Scripture Study. It will run 8 weeks through the week of November 12, 2007. In both the Old and New Testament, what is most striking about the way the story of salvation is told is that from a patriarchal society, the story of woman, embodied in the stories of so many women, is told. A culture that naturally would overlook the roles and voices of women, and yet these women are not erased. The part these women play is essential and could not be left out. As the author of this study states, "Our challenge is to try to make sense of its inclusion and to take the story from here." If you are interested in becoming a facilitator for a group, please call Lynn Suwanski at 630-530-2523. Ample training will be provided. PARISH PICNIC UPDATE Mark your calendars! The annual Mary Queen of Heaven Parish Picnic will be held on Sunday September 16th from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Come spend time with family and friends. Enjoy music, games, food and good old family fun. As in past years, you may bring your own food or purchase your meal. The food will be supplied by Cuomo Catering and the menu will include Fried Chicken, Italian Sausage, Potato Salad, Fruit Salad, Pasta Salad and Roasted Corn. Complimentary Desserts and Coffee will be provided by the parish and parish families. Tickets will be available after all the Masses this weekend. The donation for an Adult Ticket is $9 per person, and $6 for children under 12. Pop, Water, Popcorn and Cotton Candy will be available for purchase. For more information or to volunteer to help, please call: Bob Glick (833-5725), Sheila Reiter (833-6657), Ed Hayes (279- 5325), Mary White (833-9809), Mike Launius (220-6927) or Phyllis Twardowski (279-6239). "So strengthen your drooping hands and your weak knees". Let Worldwide Marriage Encounter strengthen your Marriage. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is....Sept. 21-23. Contact couple: Tom and Mary Leonard 630-577-0778. Website: http://wwmejoliet.org Please see our website at www.maryqueenpreschool.org and contact the school office for more information and registration. (630) 833-9500 Preschool tours scheduled on request. Preschool opens September 4, 2007! Teacher Aide Position Available Do you enjoy working with children, fostering their growth spiritually, academically, physically, and emotionally? We are currently accepting resumes for the teacher aide position for our Preschool here at MQH. Please direct resumes to Mrs. Liz Lowrey at MQH Preschool 426 N. West Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126 Market Day Orders for September are due Monday, Sept. 10, at noon. Turn in your order form in the box in the back of church or at the rectory. Pickup on Sat., Sept. 15 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in the Social Hall. If you have questions or would like to place an order, please call Maria at 279-2238 or Karen at 279-4108. Religious Education News Our RE opening event is September 12th and we still have classes that need a leader. HELP us fill our remaining catechist positions. We pray that we will not have to delay our first class session on September 19th because good people like yourself (you know who you are) have not come forward. Please consider joining our team of dedicated men and women just like yourself who weekly share their Faith with the young people of the parish. Help our children to get to know our God. "JOSEPH and the AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT" WRAP-UP We are proud to announce that the "JOSEPH" production made a profit of $10,898.30 for the parish. Thanks to all of you who supported this major fundraiser. This would never have happened without the support of the entire parish. I would once again like to thank all of our volunteers, our singers, all of you who bought tickets and cheered us on from the pews, our advertisers, our orchestra patrons, our corporate sponsors. All of us working together is what made this fundraiser a success. On behalf of the production's producers...Kathy Mueller and Nina Stefani, I thank you for your generosity and unending support. Gratefully, Molly Lindberg, Music Director Invitation! ALL are invited to join us for a TOUR OF THE CHURCH on September 4th at 7:30 p.m. Bring children, teens, adults and seniors to learn about our sacred worship space and why we Catholics do what we do! Questions welcomed! See you then! Eucharistic Adoration Perhaps you've wondered, "If I come to pray during our monthly Eucharistic Adoration, how should I spend the time during this one hour with Our Lord?" Some ideas might 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. Due to the 1st Monday Labor Day holiday, our next opportunity to spend some time with Jesus during Eucharistic Adoration will be on Monday, September 10th. The day of adoration and prayer begins after 8:30 AM Mass and closes with Benediction at 7:00 PM. All are invited to join us any time during the day, as well as for Benediction. We invite people to sign up for an hour of adoration any time during the day. Please see the large sign-up poster in the back of church. ST. ELIZABETH'S RESIDENCE St. Elizabeth's Residence has several openings in our home for the first time in quite a while. We are accepting applications from women, 50 years of age and older, that are capable of living independently. St. Elizabeth's Residence is located directly next to St. Patrick's Church, at 704 W. Marion Street, Joliet, Illinois. Monthly rents range from $520.00 to $545.00 per month. This includes a private furnished or unfurnished room, meals, utilities, laundry, companionship, and the women here can feel secure in knowing that a staff person is available 24 hours a day, and much more! Whether you are interested now or in the future, please phone Sherry Young, St. Elizabeth's Residential Manager at 815- 727-0125. Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you don't reach her, please leave a detailed message and Sherry will return your call. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Catholic Charities, coordinator of the DuPage County Back to School Fair, would like to thank everyone for helping make this year's Fair at the County Fairgrounds such a wonderful success. Through the generosity of your parish collection and many individual donors, we were able to serve over one thousand low-income families living in our County. We were also able to provide several thousand children with a $10 voucher to purchase school supplies at local Jewel - Osco stores. Your generosity of time and resources ensured a happy and healthy return to school this fall for many of our client families. God bless you for your generosity! Women in the New Testament Sign-Up Beginning the week of September 24, 2007, the Adult Education Ministry of Mary Queen of Heaven will be offering a study of the Women in the New Testament through the Little Rock Scripture Study. It will run 8 weeks through the week of November 12, 2007. You will have the opportunity to sign-up for this series on two weekends; September 9-10 and September 15-16. Representatives will be at the back of church with materials you will need. The 2 books for the study are $12.00. Information will also be provided to help you choose the day and time that best fits your schedule. Bibles will also be available. Please speak to Mary Foley for any monetary assistance you may need to purchase the study material. Labor Day Mass Schedule Mass will be celebrated at 9:00AM in the Church on Monday, September 3. All are invited to join us in prayer. The following are those grade levels where help is still needed: Session 2 - 5:15PM Kindergarten - 1 co-catechist Grade One - 1 aide Grade Five - 1 co-catechist Grade Six - 2 catechists Session 3 - 7:00PM Grade Six - 2 co-catechists All sessions meet on Wednesdays Please bear in mind we have over 500 children in RE our program. We have almost 70 catechist and aide positions to fill. We need only 7 more. We are blessed. However, these positions must be filled. If you can help, please call the REO today. Classes begin soon. Help keep our children safe on Wednesday afternoons. We are in dire need of help with traffic control on Wednesdays. The parking lot is very congested on Wednesdays, particularly the first session with folks picking up Emerson children, Emerson children walking over to our school building, and people from schools other than Emerson dropping off children for RE. It would take only 15-20 minutes of your time weekly. But the service that you would be providing our little ones could last a lifetime. If you always wanted to help in the RE program, but the classroom is just not your thing, than this may be where you are called. Know that if your children are not registered at the first session, we can use help monitoring traffic at all three sessions. We are waiting for your call. Have you registered yet? Registrations are still being taken in the REO for the coming year. Our opening event is September 12th. It will be here before we know it. Remember that we do not process registrations the week of September 19th. If you want your children to start on the first day of class, register now. Pass the word to your friends and neighbors. For more info on any of the above, please call Mary Ann Woods at the REO, 832-8962 Parish News New Yoga Class Schedule Come for one or more classes recommended for ages 15 to 75 (however, everyone is welcome) Increase your flexibility, strength, and decrease your stress. It is about balance, strength, and mobility. Tuesdays 9 am to 10 am Aug 28, Sept 11 & 18, Oct. 30, Nov 6, 13, 20 and 27 Wednesdays 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. October 3rd, and 17th and 24th $4 per class ($6 for families) Call Debbie Styka at 941-7224 Please bring a non-slip yoga mat if you have one. Required: comfortable clothing, socks that can come off MARIANJOY LABYRINTH WORKSHOP Marianjoy will offer a free Labyrinth Workshop on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on our campus in Wheaton. The workshop is an intensive three hours of learning about and experiencing the Marianjoy labyrinth. The first hour will focus in the history, background, spiritual purpose and benefits of walking the labyrinth. During the second hour, participants will walk the labyrinth in silence with time for reflection, writing or creating artwork. In the third hour, the group will gather to share and discuss the experience, feelings, and insight gained. Reservations for the workshop can be made by calling 630-909- 7102. PEACE AND JUSTICE ACTIVITIES The Peace and Justice Committee of Mary Queen of Heaven Parish is looking for a few good members to take part in its activities. This committee is involved in a major effort to provide information to the members of the parish concerning Catholic social teaching as it applies to contemporary social, economic and international issues facing all of us. The committee sponsors speakers on these topics and arranges carefully targeted activities to help alleviate unjust and unfair conditions facing people today. New people and new ideas for the committee's activities are needed to enable it to realize its potential. Meetings are held the 2nd Thurs. of each month in the Conference Room off Mary's Gathering Place. Join us at 7:30pm on Sept. 13th to take part in an important parish activity. Community News Joliet Catholic Explorer Your diocesan paper has it all-good news coverage at home and around the world, sharp photos packaged in a stunning design, food for thought in a full page of editorial commentary, etc. What are you waiting for? Subscribe today call 815-834-4062 or email camillea@dioceseofjoliet,org. BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE All certified teachers enrolling in Benedictine University's accelerated cohort Master of Education program-which is available at six locations throughout the Chicago area and the Margaret and Harold Moser Center in Naperville-will be provided an "Educator's Scholarship". For more information about Benedictine's M.Ed. Programs, call 630-829-2277.
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