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

	The Congregation of St. Joseph of La Grange Park is 
greatly in need of volunteers for its Adult Literacy 
Program, School on Wheels. New Volunteers are needed to 
teach one hour or so per week from 9am to 2 pm or 3 pm to 8 
pm in Cicero, Hodgkins, Lombard, Summit, Westmont and 
Woodridge. New hours of training are provided on Friday, 
October 5, 2007 from 6 PM to 9 PM and on Saturday October 
6, 2007 from 9AM to 3 PM. No prior second language skills 
are needed. For more information, call (708) 482-5060 or 
(708) 482-5085.

Are you ready to "explore" the diocesan newspaper?
Catholic Explorer Weekend is Sept. 22-23
	What more could you ask for in a weekly Catholic 
newspaper? 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, attention to the good news 
that flows from parishes and diocesan ministries, incisive 
book and film reviews from a faith-filled point of view, a 
spotlight on significant parish milestones and the lay 
women and men, clergy and religious who are the heart and 
soul of our church. And that's not all ....
	 The Explorer Web site is a jewel among Catholic 
Internet communications vehicles. Plenty of news is plucked 
from the pages of the Explorer as well as the national 
Catholic wire service. Check it out:
	 The Catholic Explorer is an award-winning newspaper-
recipient of the 2006 Northern Illinois Newspaper 
Association's first place awards for design and public 
service (the annual Advent program-Gift of Christmas). It 
is brimming with international, national and diocesan news 
with an inside section that includes faith-based features, 
film reviews from a Catholic perspective, book reviews and 
a calendar of activities from around the diocese.
	 Bishop J. Peter Sartain writes a column for every 
issue of the Explorer.
	 Profiles on people making a difference across the 
4,000 square miles of the diocese are regularly spotlighted 
in the newspaper. For example, Kim Lovejoy-Voss covered St. 
Joseph Sister Mary Southard as she shared her passion for 
protecting the planet in the July 27 edition.
	 The Explorer focuses on Catholic schools, vocations, 
religious jubilarians and more with special sections 
throughout the year.
	 Each summer the Explorer staff tackles an issue of 
concern to Catholics in a two-part series-this season the 
subject was "Inside the Internet" in the issues of July 13 
and July 27. 
	 Nationally syndicated columnists, such as Joliet 
diocesan Father Eugene Hemrick writing from Washington, 
D.C., explore issues and address common concerns. The 
editor writes a weekly commentary on everyday events from 
the eye of a Catholic in the pew.  
	 Significant events across the diocese-such as pro-
life activities, social justice actions, groundbreakings 
and blessings of new facilities, anniversaries of diocesan 
priests, ordination of deacons and priests, and more-are 
regularly tackled by Explorer reporters. For example, Paul 
Storer spoke to law enforcement and church officials about 
vandalism and gangs in the July 27 issue.
	 Emphasis on youth is an important part of the 
Explorer's mission; news from diocesan elementary and 
secondary schools and Catholic high school columnists are 
featured weekly during the academic year. Kathrynne 
Skonicki, writing in the Aug. 10 issue, covered vignettes 
of teens who gave of their time over the summer to make 
things better for others.
	 The diocesan paper guarantees delivery to the home or 
parish at an annual subscription rate of $20, less than any 
other Catholic newspaper in the state of Illinois. It's a 
bargain at just about 5 cents a day!
	What are you waiting for? Subscribe today-send a gift 
subscription to a friend, a student about to head off for 
college or a young woman or man deployed for military 
service. Contact Camille in Customer Service at 815-834-
4062 or e-mail

Market Day

	Orders for OCTOBER are due Monday, OCTOBER 8, at noon.  
Turn in your order form in the box in the back of church or at 
the rectory.  Pickup on Saturday, OCTOBER 13 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.

A Vocation View

Do you think it is the Lord who is motivating you to make 
lots of money, to use people, to grab for power, or to 
attend to the needs of others?

Please see our website at and 
contact the school office for more information and 
registration.              (630) 833-9500
Preschool classes have begun.  We still have some openings 
in our Tuesday/Thursday class.  
Come join us!
	         Preschool tours scheduled upon request.

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 

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.

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.

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
	Katherine Brennan			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		
	Baby Emma Lynde				Marie Mangano			
	Robert Manion				Mary Martin			
	Dennis McCabe				Mary Piszczor			
	Mary Sabel Oye				Geri Pstrzoch			
	Baby Faith Reid				Robert Restivo			
	Vera Rossiano				Agnes Sabel			
	Patricia Sabel				Joaquina Scroppo		
	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.

Would you like to donate some of your time for the 
	I would add you to our email list  or if you don't have 
email, I could call you.  Once per month, on the fourth Sunday of 
the month, I will be looking for a few volunteers to help at a 
PADS site at St. Alexis in Bensenville.  St. Alexis has finally 
finished their kitchen, so this will be "our location" to help.  
The hours are from 6:00 to 7:30 am,  and you can do any of these 
chores:  wash dishes, serve food, put away bedding, bleach 
mattresses.  This job is very flexible and I may only need you 
one or two times per year.  Please call Debbie Styka 941-7224 
with any questions or to volunteer.
The first date that I need a few volunteers is
Sunday October 28th, 6:00 to 7:30 am
St. Alexis, 400 W. Wood St. (off Church Road)
between York and Rt 83.
	Please call me so I can add you to my list or if you want 
to try it one time. Thanks, Debbie Styka

A nurse to make bi-weekly in home visits for a friendly, elderly 
parishioner.  $22 per hour, 4 hour minimum.  Please contact 937-
371-8394 if interested.

Go Make A Difference!
	Do you recognize the title? Do you recall who challenged us 

Yes, it was Father Richard Fragomeni who challenged us with these 
words during his talks in February 2007. 

	Well, in several weeks, you will have another opportunity 
to GO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Our parish Peace and Justice Committee 
will provide every parishioner (young and old) an opportunity to 
write letters to our public officials in Congress urging them to 
appropriate funds for the poor of our country and of the world.

	There is much to be done. Not only did Fr. Fragomeni 
challenge us, but we Catholics are challenged by our Church to be 
responsible active citizens.

Eucharistic Adoration
      	Soon we will be celebrating the feast of St. Francis of 
Assisi (Oct. 4th).  "All of the saints have been .ardent adorers 
of the Holy Eucharist, from the great Doctors of the Church like 
St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Bonaventure, to Popes such as Pius X 
and John Paul II....Consider how St. Francis of Assisi spent so 
much time, often entire nights, before the altar, and remained 
there so devoutly and humbly that he deeply moved anyone who 
stopped to watch him." (Jesus Our Eucharistic Love, p. 79, by 
      We, here at Mary Queen of Heaven have an opportunity to spend 
time in prayer with Our Lord during Eucharistic Adoration, the 
first Monday of the month. If there's anything you need to thank 
or praise God for, to express sorrow or to ask for, know that He 
waits for you to come and spend some time in His presence at our 
next Day of Eucharistic Adoration, Monday, October 1, 2007 from 9 
AM to 7 PM.  The day of adoration and prayer begins with Mass at 
8:30 and closes with Benediction at 7:00 PM.  All are invited to 
come and pray any time during the day, as well as for Benediction 
at 7 PM. If you can commit to a particular hour on this day, you 
are invited to sign up for an hour of adoration on the large 
sign-up poster in the back of church. 

Mark your calendars now!

	Our annual and 10th  "Evening Under the Stars" Auction and 
Dinner Dance will be held on Friday, February 1, 2008 at Alta 
Villa Banquets in Addison.  Mark your calendars now and tell your 
friends and neighbors about it.  Invite them to join you for this 
fun filled evening.
	There will be a meeting of the Auction/Dinner Dance 
committee on Monday evening, September 24th at 7:30 p.m. in 
Barrett Hall.  If you would like to volunteer to help us in 
planning for this occasion, please join us

The Picnic was Wonderful!

	It was a beautiful day, the food was great and loads of fun 
was had by all!  A special thank you to the Bob Glick, Ed Hayes, 
Mike Launius , The Men's Group, and other parishioners for all 
their work organizing, setting up and cleaning up, making our 
Picnic a huge success.  Also, thanks to the ladies of CCW, 
members of the Religious Education Program, members of the choir 
and other families who donated desserts and to all the other 
wonderful parishioners who donated their time by working at the 
different events, helping with garbage detail and recycling.  A 
special note to Steve & Kathy Rhea of "A Moon Jump For U" for 
supplying the moon jumps, train ride, miniature golf course, 
cotton candy equipment, bingo equipment, and volleyball 
equipment.  Your generosity is most certainly appreciated by the 
parish and we thank you for making the children's time at the 
picnic so enjoyable.

Help Wanted:	Director of Personnel
Location:	Diocese of Joliet, The Chancery, Joliet, IL
	Assist Agency Directors in counseling employees on any 
issues relating to their work performance.  Work with Agency 
Directors who request help with employee job descriptions and 
maintain a file of job descriptions for each employee.  Oversee 
the analysis, maintenance, and communication of records and 
personnel files required by law or local governing bodies, or 
other departments in the organization.  Review Policy and 
Procedures Handbook and work with the Personnel Policy and 
Procedures Committee in updating the handbook when appropriate 
and necessary.  This is an E-6 position with a normal work week, 
including some travel, night and evening work.  Job description 
can be found at  Questions, please 
contact James P. Lynch, Director of Administration at 815-722-

Parish News

Joliet Diocese Nun Run, October 12-13, 2007
	A Nun Run is a twenty-four hour experience of exploring 
Religious Life for women. Fasten your seatbelts and prepare 
yourself for a whirlwind weekend of discovery: see where we live, 
eat with us, pray with us, and laugh with us. Transportation 
provided. No fee for the weekend. Open to single women 18-35 
years of age. 
E-mail Sr. Barb Kwiatkowski, 
or call her at 708-254-6646 for registration information by 
October 9, 2007. 
Sponsored by the Joliet Diocesan Vocation Association 

	Benedictine University's Fall Open House from 12:00 to 
3:00p.m. on Sunday, October 7 at the Krasa Center will acquaint 
high school and transfer students and their families with the 
University's admissions process, academic and intercollegiate 
programs, financial aid packages, residence life and study abroad 
	Prospective students can also take a tour of campus, visit 
the bookstore or attend a financial aid session.  Students who 
are interested in the Scholars Program can attend an orientation 
session at 1:30p.m.
	For more information, please call the Enrollment Center at 
630-829-6300 or visit Benedictine University on the Web at

Catholic Charities Hosts L.O.S.S. Support Group
(Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide)
	Catholic Charities has support groups in place for anyone 
who has lost a relative or friend to suicide.  A trained 
facilitator and a mental health professional assist these groups.  
These groups meet from 7:00p.m.-9:00p.m. on either the 3rd Wed. 
or 4th Tues. of the month.  For more information, call toll free 
1-800-240-7011.  The next meeting date:  Sept. 25-St. Daniel the 
Prophet Parish Center, 101 West Loop Drive, Wheaton

Religious Education News

A huge Thank You to our almost 100 volunteer catechists, 
aides, office helpers, hall monitors, traffic monitors, 
etc. etc. It truly takes a village to share our faith with 
our children. We could not do it without you. We are truly 
blessed at Mary Queen.

However we are still in need people to help. We need help 
in Gr. 3 at 3:15, Gr. 6 at 5:15, and Gr. 6 at 7:00PM.
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. The children of the parish are 
waiting for you.

Reminder to all RE families and friends
Classes for the 07/08 year began this past Wednesday, 
September 19th at the regular time sessions.  We continue to 
accept registrations for this year. If you have not 
registered yet, do so now before it is too late. Pass the 
word to your friends and neighbors. 

With the start of RE, please be very cautious in the 
parking lot on Wednesday afternoons and evenings. Our 
little ones and even our not so little ones are our 
precious gifts from God.

For more information on any of the above, please call Mary 
Ann Woods at the REO, 832-8962.

Community News

	University of St. Francis to host Adult, Graduate and 
Transfer Open House - Noon -7 p.m. Wednesday, October 10th 
- Moser Performing Arts Center (Wilcox and Douglas Streets, 
Joliet). This event is perfect for adult students looking 
to return to college and continue their pursuit of a higher 
education degree, or those wishing to continue their 
current education journey. Those attending can learn about 
financial aid options and transfer scholarships, receive a 
credit evaluation from a counselor, talk to USF faculty and 
MUCH more. RSVP today by calling (800) 735-7500, e-mail to or reply online at

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