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

	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 
	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 
	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 
	If you are interested in becoming a facilitator for a 
group, please call Lynn Suwanski at 630-530-2523.  Ample training 
will be provided.

	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 
	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:

Please see our website at 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.

	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 
Molly Lindberg, Music Director

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 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 
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, 

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 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-

	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.

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	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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