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

	If you have suffered the loss of a loved one through death, 
and are wondering about how you will get through the holidays 
this year, you are invited to join us for a special Sunday 
program presented by Joyful Again! widowed ministry and sponsored 
by St. Alexander's grief support group.  This is for ANYONE who 
has lost a loved one.

When:	Sunday, November 11, 2007 
		Approximately 12:00 noon 
		(following St. A's 11:00 AM Mass)
Where:	St. Alexander's Catholic Church 
	     300 S. Cornell, Villa Park 
(just north of the prairie path, one block east of Ardmore)
Cost:		No cost
Refreshments will be served.

Reservations are helpful, but not required.  Questions?  Please 
call Rose Wilkes, West Regional Director of Joyful Again! at 630-
833-7238.  To reserve, please call Pauline Bonze (St. A.'s 
parish) at 630-834-9162

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
Oct. 30, Nov 6, 13, 20 and 27
Wednesdays 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
October 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.

A Vocation View
If faith can move mountains, it can remove hardness of heart.  
Faith does move mountains, so faith does remove hardness of 

Religious Education News
Reminder to all RE families:
Wednesday, October 17th at 6:00PM to 8:15PM all of our 8th graders 
will participate in a special "Service Night" in Barrett Hall.  
Please be advised that both sessions will meet at 6:00PM.

Sunday, October 21st at 10:30AM we will celebrate our first Family 
Mass of the year. Sixth graders will receive their Bibles in a 
special rite during Mass. As always, all of our RE families are 
invited to attend. 

Continue to 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. Let's keep them 

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

MQH Garden Club News
	Our thanks to all who helped keep the flowers blooming 
during this past summer.  Soon we will be cleaning up the 
gardens in preparation for the winter season. All who are 
active in the Garden Club are invited, as well as any 
parishioner who might have some time to come out and help 
on Saturday, October 27th at 9:30 AM.  We will meet in front 
of Church with gloves, rakes, clippers, and yard waste 
bags.  When we have finished discarding the summer's plant 
material, we'd like to spend some time talking about ideas 
for next year - what worked, what could be improved upon, 
etc. for the 2008 growing season.  The morning should end 
no later than 11 AM if we have sufficient helpers.  Rose 
Wilkes (630-833-7238).

Our Rachel's Vineyard Retreat is rescheduled for November 2 - 4, 
2007. Rachel's Vineyard weekend retreats offer a beautiful 
opportunity for healing to any woman or man who has struggled 
with the emotional or spiritual pain of an abortion. 
Confidentiality: Rachel's Vineyard strictly respects 
confidentiality and privacy. If you or someone you know is 
hurting, please call today. To learn more about a Rachel's 
Vineyard retreat or to register contact Kay at (815) 838-7171.

Bereavement Ministry

	The Bereavement Ministry Team is preparing for the All 
Soul's Day Mass. ALL parishioners are invited to be part of 
this prayerful time. The Mass will be, Friday, Nov. 2nd at 
7:30 p.m. There will be a Table of Remembrance set up 
beginning the weekend of Oct. 27-28 to hold pictures of our 
deceased loved ones. ALL parishioners are invited to bring 
a framed picture (with your name and phone number on the 
back) to be placed on the table as a reminder to pray for 
those who have gone before us.

Joliet Diocese Council of Catholic Women
Eastern DuPage Deanery
Annual Fall Coffee Meeting
	All women in the Eastern DuPage Deanery are cordially 
invited to the 2007 Fall Coffee; on Tuesday evening, October 16th 
at 7:30p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish, 111 S. Cass Ave., Westmont.  
The evening will begin-as we always do-with a special liturgy.  
We will bring you lots of information and resources that we hope 
will useful to you.  We would like the focus of the evening to be 
Sharing Parish Program Ideas and of course will include meeting 
delightful women from area parishes and enjoying delicious 
refreshments.  For more information call Marianne McKeague at 

Reporting Sexual Abuse

	Anyone who has reasonable cause to suspect the sexual abuse 
of a minor by a member of the clergy or other Church personnel is 
urged to report the matter immediately.  To inform the Diocese of 
Joliet, call Sr. Mary Frances Seeley, OSF (Victim Assistance 
Coordinator) at 1-815-263-6467 or write the Diocese of Joliet, 
524 Summit Street, Joliet 60435.  

	Contact DCFS at 1-800-252-2873 or call the office of the 
local County States Attorney.

Faith Sharing
(Use with your family or to open meetings)

	1.	Read the daily gospel.
	2.	Pause for a minute of silence.
	3.	Read it again slowly.
	4.	What word or phrase "jumps out" at me?
	5.	Share the word or phrase (no explanation).
	6.	Share a sentence or two about why this touched 	
	7.	Thank your friends or family.
	8.	Thank God for the opportunity to share faith 	
	(brief prayer).

1st Annual Biggest Toy Sale Ever!
A Benefit for Child Care Resource & Referral

Saturday, October 27, 2007
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

St. Mary Immaculate Parish
15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield, IL

Who should attend?
Families-Moms, Dads, Grandparents & Children,
Community Educators, Administrators, 
Early Child Care & Education Providers

Fun For all Ages!
Puppet Show & Children's Musician - Hands-on Activities 
Shopping for Holiday Gifts - Raffle Items

Admission $2- children under 13 FREE! 
For advanced tickets call 815-741-1163

	During this month, we want to highlight opportunities 
within the parish for sharing the gifts that God has given 
us.  During the weekend of Oct. 20-21, we will be holding 
our Parish Discovery Fair after all the weekend Masses.  
Refreshments will be served and staff will be available for 
one-on-one discussion and materials that can help you 
discover more about your own gifts.  Please come and 
discover more about yourself and discover more about your 
parish and what it has to offer.  For information about the 
Parish Discovery Fair, please contact Sheila Reiter (833-
6657), Ellen Walker (279-4021) or the parish office


Our Parish Life Coordinator, Mary Foley, supports this 
project to help the hungry of the USA and the world by 
writing letters to our representatives in Congress. Many 
parishes in our Joliet Diocese also participate in this 
project every year. This purpose of this national effort is 
inform our officials in Congress know that we want them to 
provide funds for feeding the poor of this world.

PLEASE plan on staying a few minutes after any of the 
Masses on the weekend of  October 27 / 28. Your letter CAN 

Members of our Peace and Justice committee will provide the 
sample letters, paper, pens, envelopes and stamps... all we 
need is YOU.


Christ Renews His Parish (CHRP)
Get  away from all the distractions of home for 2 nights!  
Become more involved in the Church Community, and in doing 
so Renew your Faith!

What you give:  2 nights and 2 days (Friday 7:30 p.m. - 
Sunday, 6:30 p.m.)  Men: November 16-18, 2007, Women: 
November 30-December 2nd.

What you get:  Inspiring stories; stimulating conversation; 
fresh insights; time to slow down, think and pray; new 
friends; delicious meals and snacks.


"Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them;
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."  
Matthew 18: 14

Jesus tells us that we should welcome children and the 
sharing of their faith.  Here at Mary Queen of Heaven, we 
are very excited about a new ministry of our parish: our 
new Children's Liturgy of the Word program.  Children's 
Liturgy of the Word will take place at 10:30 Mass on Sunday 
mornings, beginning on October 28.  Children in 
kindergarten through fifth grade will be invited to share a 
parallel celebration of the Liturgy of the Word which is 
designed for their age level.  Shortly after the beginning 
of Mass, the children will all be invited to the front of 
church, where they and their leaders will receive a 
blessing.  Then together, they will proceed to Barrett Hall 
where the leaders will help the children to reflect on the 
Word of God, its meaning, and how it relates to their life.  
The children will return to celebrate Eucharist with their 

We are very fortunate to have experienced members of our 
parish who have stepped up to fill the adult facilitator 
roles.  Joan Giordano, the leader of this new ministry 
team, has directed Children's Liturgy of the Word in the 
past in another parish.  Joan has been a teacher for over 
twenty years.  Ruth Maple has worked with the music 
ministry, is involved with a Bible Study group, and is a 
member of the New Wine Program.  Jill McDonough has four 
children and has worked with Ronald McDonald House and 
Midtown Education Foundation.  Brenda Scanlon has worked in 
Catholic Schools in the capacity of educator and 
administrator since 1956. Debbie and Mike Schwass have 
taught Religious Education at Mary Queen of Heaven and were 
facilitators for CHRP at their former parish.  All of the 
adult leaders of this ministry have or will receive 
Protecting God's Children training and diocesan required 
background checks.  They are all are excited about this new 
ministry. They are excited about bringing their talents and 
gifts to the children of the parish. 

The team is still in the process of planning and expanding.  
We are looking for additional adults interested in being 
leaders and we are also looking for 8th grade or high school 
students that would like to assist the leaders.  Look for 
us at next week's Discovery Fair following weekend Masses.  
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, you 
may email or call Joan Giordano at 
834-4478 or Debbie Schwass at 279-9836.

	The Mary Queen of Heaven St. Vincent de Paul Society 
clothing drive to benefit the needy is taking place this weekend, 
October 13th and 14th.
	The St. Vincent de Paul Truck is in the parking lot. Please 
drop off your donations at the truck.  The truck will be leaving 
around 1:00 p.m. on October 14th.  Receipts are always gladly 
For donations of furniture and other large items, please call 
630-231-4658 to schedule the truck

Immaculate Conception High School
217 Cottage Hill Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sunday, November 4, 2007

For more information call Kathy Kowieski at 630-530-3484 or go to

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 

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