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

Market Day

	Orders for November are due Monday, November 5, at noon.  
Turn in your order form in the box in the back of church or at 
the rectory.  Pickup on Saturday, November 10, from 9:30 - 10:30 
a.m. in the Social Hall.  

	If you have questions or would like to place an order, 
please call Karen at 279-4108 or Beth at 833-5469 or email 
her at  .

Saturday, November 3, 2007 9 am- 3 pm
Valentino Center
	Featuring over 30 handcrafted vendors, Granny's Attic, 
Raffle Tree, Kid's Booth, Country Bakery and more.  $500 cash 
Grand raffle, Miniraffles including:  Nativity Set, Handmade 
Portrait of Pope John Paul II, and Prolife Lladro.
 See CCW.VISITATIONPARISH.ORG for more information.

A Vocation View
Even as a child you knew the importance of asking often for 
something you really wanted.  Now again, in an adult way, ask 
God to show you his will.  But, be ready to do it!

Saturday, October 27th 11:00am
	A community celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing 
of the Sick will take place at a Mass to be celebrated at 
Immaculate Conception Church, Elmhurst, on Saturday,  October 
27th at 11:00AM.  A luncheon will follow the Anointing Mass.  
Anyone who is ill, elderly or disabled, or living with a chronic 
illness is invited to experience the Lord's presence in this 
beautiful, healing and peace-giving Sacrament.
	When a person is faced with a serious physical, mental or 
emotional illness, the Church cares for that person through the 
support of its prayers and the Anointing of the Sick.  Families 
of those to be anointed are invited to participate in this 
special liturgy.
	Immaculate Conception Church, 134 Arthur Street is two 
buildings west of York Rd. in Elmhurst.  Please call Carol Yesko 
at 630-530-3497 if you need additional information.

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 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.

	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

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).

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 

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.

	Immaculate Conception sponsors a Catholic Mother's Group 
called EC MOMS.  They have many things planned for the rest of 
2007 and part of January 2008.  For further information please 
contact Daisy Lakomiak at Dlakomiak! or call 

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

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		
	Anne Kostas				John Larkin		
	Baby Emma Lynde				Marie Mangano			
	Robert Manion				Mary Martin			
	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		
	Joan Skimina				Linda Barone Simons
	Jess Smith				Mary Spierowski
	Rachael Thompson			John Unger
	Richard Vanni

Larry G. Ryder
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.

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 


This is a 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 

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


 University of St. Francis 
	Campus Visit Day: High school juniors and seniors are 
invited to take a look and experience USF on Saturday, October. 
27, complimentary breakfast at 9:15 a.m. with program beginning 
at 10 a.m. Information will be provided on all facets of the 
university including admissions, scholarships, financial aid, 
housing and extracurricular activities. A student panel with 
Saints Ambassadors, tours of campus and much more will be 
included. RSVP today by calling (800) 735-7500 or online at 

Want to Receive Seven Graces?
A special invitation awaits you......
Our Lady of Sorrows novena
Every Friday evening at 7:00 PM, at  
St. Domitilla church, Hillside, IL
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
followed by Benediction.
Pray for all your intentions.
Pray for your departed loved ones.
Pray for world peace.
Pray for our Pope.
There's a special blessing for all the 
sick that are present.
Contact Mary Ellyn at 630-253-2170 for  

	Want to help bring peace to Darfur? As many as 400,000 
people have been killed in the Darfur region of Sudan.  Another 
2.5 million have been driven from their homes.
	Help cut off financial support for the  violence in 
Darfur! Urge investment firms to divest their holdings from 
companies that help fund the genocide.
	This method of divestment worked well with ending 
apartheid in South Africa.
	Go to the Save Darfur web site to sign the Divest for 
Darfur petition:

Religious Education is in full swing. At last count, our 
enrollment was at 536 children, a record breaker. All our 
catechist positions are filled and our almost 100 catechists and 
support staff are hard at work sharing their faith with your 
children. Thank you to all of our dedicated men and women who 
minister as catechists. In addition, thank you to all of our RE 
families and to all families of the parish for your ongoing 

RE families please mark your calendars:
Wednesday, October 31 - No RE class
Wednesday, November 7 - Reconciliation Parent Meeting for all 
parents of 2nd graders who will be celebrating the sacrament for 
the first time this coming December.

As the daylight hours grow shorter, we continue to ask that 
everyone be very cautious when driving on the parish grounds on 
Wednesday afternoons and evenings. 

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


Community News


Sunday - November 4, 2007
Bishop J. Peter Sartain will preside at this Mass for all 
families and individuals remembering babies who have been lost 
through miscarriage, stillbirth, other pregnancy losses, and 
infant or early childhood death.  A special outdoor tree-
lighting ceremony will take place to commemorate these babies.  
The Mass will begin at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 
St. Charles Pastoral Center.  Family members may wish to arrive 
at 2:30 to sign in and to gather in the chapel.  Friends and all 
family members are invited.  A reception with light refreshments 
will be served immediately following.   Elizabeth Ministry 
ministers will assist in hosting the event, which is sponsored 
by The Center for Family Ministry of the Diocese of Joliet.  
Please call 815-838-5334 to indicate the number of those 
planning to attend.   If you are not able to attend and would 
like your baby remembered, please call us.
Pat Spain, Secretary
Diocese of Joliet
The Center for Family Ministry
402 S Independence Blvd
Romeoville, IL  60446-2264
Phone: 815-838-5334  Fax: 815-834-4045

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).

A Summary of the United States Bishops' Pastoral 
Letter on Stewardship

In 1992, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops published 
Stewardship: A Disciple's Response.
The bishops defined a Christian steward as one who:
*	Receives God's gifts gratefully
*	Cherishes and tends God's gifts 
*	Shares God's gifts in love and justice
*	Returns God's gifts with increase.
Stewards acknowledge that God is Creator and Owner of all
and they share their gifts out of love for God and one another.
As members of the Body of Christ, Jesus calls us to be 
disciples. This has astonishing implications:
*	 Mature disciples make a conscious decision to follow 
Jesus, no matter what the cost.
*	 Christian disciples experience conversion, life-shaping 
changes of mind and heart,
 	       and commit their very selves to God.
*	 Christian stewards respond in a particular way to the 
call to be a disciple.  Stewardship has    
 	       the power to shape and mold our understanding of 
our lives and the way in which we live.

Christian stewards recognize God as the Origin of Life, the 
Giver of Freedom, and Source of All. We are grateful for the 
gifts we have received and are eager to use them to show our 
love for God and for one another. We look to the life and 
teachings of Jesus, the model steward, for guidance in living as 
Christian stewards.

We are stewards of creation.  The Bible contains a profound 
message about the stewardship of material creation: God created 
the world, but entrusts it to human beings.  

We are stewards of vocation.  Each of us has a vocation-our 
human role in carrying out God's divine plan.  Our challenge is 
to understand our role in this plan, and respond generously to 
this call.
Stewards of God's gifts are not passive beneficiaries, but 
collaborators with God. We are obliged to be stewards of the 
Church, collaborators and cooperators in continuing the 
redemptive work of Jesus-the Church's essential mission. This 
mission, proclaiming and teaching, serving and sanctifying, is 
our task. It is the personal responsibility of each of us.  All 
members of the Church have their roles to play in carrying out 
its mission:
*	 Parents, who nurture their children in the light of 
*	 Parishioners, who work in concrete ways to make their 
parishes true communities of
 faith and vibrant sources of service to the larger 
*	 All Catholics who give generous support-time, money, 
prayers and personal service
 according to their circumstances-to parish and diocesan 
programs and to the  universal   
People who want to live as Christian disciples and Christian 
stewards face several obstacles. In the United States and other 
nations, a dominant secular culture often contradicts religious 
convictions about the meaning of life. This culture encourages 
us to focus on our pleasures and ourselves. At times, we can 
find it far too easy to ignore spiritual realities and deny 
religion a role in shaping human and social values.  As 
Catholics who have entered into the mainstream of American 
society and experienced its advantages, many have also been 
adversely influenced by this secular culture. The struggle 
against selfishness and greed is almost constant; for many, it 
is harder today to accept the challenge of being a Christian 
steward.  It is essential, therefore, that we make a special 
effort to understand the true meaning of stewardship and live 
The life of a Christian steward models the life of Jesus. It is 
challenging and even difficult, in many respects, yet intense 
joy comes to those who take the risk to live as Christian 
stewards. Women and men who seek to live as stewards learn that 
"all things work for good for those who love God" (Romans 8:28).

This month we celebrate, learn about, and thank our 
firefighters.  We have been reading books, making fire hats, and 
acting like firefighters.  Mr. Cote, Patrick's dad, visited us 
this month with his gear and explained each item and what it 
does.  We were able to touch,  look up close,  even smell his 
gear.  The children asked many questions and learned about 
evacuating a building (we had fire drills), stop, drop, and 
roll, calling 911, and talking about safe places.  Each child 
received a special pencil case with a small flashlight, whistle, 
etc. to practice drills at home.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK 

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