WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend experience for any married couple who wishes to enhance their life together. Most marriages can use some tender loving care, and every marriage deserves it! Weekends will be held on the following dates in 2008: February 22-24 April 11-13 June 6-8 September 19-21 November 14-16 December 5-7 To register, or for more information, please call ((630-577-0778) or see www.wwmejoliet.org NEW YEAR'S MASS SCHEDULE: New Year's Eve, Monday December 31, 2007 5:00 p.m. Mass New Year's Day, Tuesday January 1, 2008 9:00 a.m. Mass MAYSLAKE MINISTRIES "Naming God's Grace" with Sr. Marianne Saieg, OSF will be presented on January 19, 2008, at the Mayslake location in Westmont. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Cost is $50. Call 630- 323-1620 with reservations by 1/4/08. MASS IN CELEBRATION OF ALL LIFE Sunday, January 13, 2:00 p.m. - The first annual Mass in Celebration of All Life in honor of those who respect & protect life will be held at the Cathedral for parish Respect Life coordinators and their families. Bishop J. Peter Sartain will serve as celebrant and homilist. Bishop Roger L. Kaffer will concelebrate. There will be a Children's Candle and Roses Procession. Special blessings will be given to all who are or who have worked for Respect Life as well as those traveling to the March for Life in Washington or San Francisco. A reception will follow the Mass. For more information, contact John or Mary Therese Egizio ((815-722-1600) or the Life Office ((815-838- 1002). A Vocation View Feast of the Holy Family Families are where kindness, humility, patience and thanksgiving are lived and celebrated. People cannot truly teach these qualities unless they have experienced them. Please see our website at www.maryqueenpreschool.org 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. The Preschool will begin Registration for the 2008-2009 school year beginning in January. We will be offering Open House for those interested in visiting our classroom. OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY 2008 Saturday January 12, 2008 9:00am-11:00am Sunday January 13, 2008 9:30am-12:30pm After the 8:30am and 10:30am Masses Tuesday January 29, 2008 6:30pm-8:00pm Catholic Perspectives on Immigration Save the Date: January 23, 2008 On the evening of Wednesday, January 23, 2008 the parish will sponsor a panel discussion on the topic of immigration. Bishop John Manz, of The Archdiocese of Chicago, who worked together with the U.S.-Mexican Bishops' Committee, which produced the pastoral letter Strangers No Longer, will discuss Catholic Social Doctrine and Immigration. Other speakers will discuss the role of local churches regarding immigrants and the issue of reform of U. S. immigration laws and procedures. Questions and discussion will follow. Parish News YOGA CLASSES FOR THE NEW YEAR Start something new for yourself this New Year. 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 January 8, 15, 22, and 29 $4 per class ($6 for families) Call Debbie Styka at 630- 941-7224 Please bring a non-slip yoga mat if you have one. Required: comfortable clothing, socks that can come off For more info on any of the above, please call Mary Ann Woods at the REO, 832-8962. Please note: There is no RE class on Wednesday, January 2nd. RE Class sessions will resume at the normal time on Wednesday, January 9th. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS On behalf of everyone in the REO, you are wished a 2008 filled with much peace and joy. Christian Education Commission Market Day Orders for January are due Monday, January 21, at noon. Turn in your order form in the box in the back of church or at the rectory. Pickup on Saturday, January 26, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . CELEBRATE THE "20's" at our 10th Annual Evening Under the Stars Auction & Dinner Dance When: Friday, February 1, 2008 Where: Alta Villa Banquets 430 N. Addison Rd Addison, Illinois Cash Bar: 6:30 pm Dinner Served: 7:30 pm Ticket Donation: $45 per person Be sure to mark your calendar and invite your family, friends and neighbors! We're planning an evening of fun and enjoyment for all. Delicious Food, Music for Dancing and many, many beautiful auction items. Please join us in making this 10th year a special one! Celebrate the "20's" and if you wish dress the part. Our committee is working especially hard to make this year a memorable occasion for all. Reservations and Tickets will be available after all Masses beginning the week of December 29th and 30th. As in previous years, we will be having a raffle and tickets will be mailed to all parishioners in the near future. Even if you are unable to attend the event, we would appreciate your support of the raffle. "All proceeds from the Auction/Dinner Dance will be used to support the many ministries in our parish, the youth and the needy." WOMEN IN THE OLD TESTAMENT Our new Scripture study of Women in the Old Testament begins the week of January 7, 2008. Please make sure you have your materials so you can be ready for your first meeting. If you have not registered it is not too late. Please call Lynn Suwanski (630-530-2523) or Alex and Marie Grozik (630-530-0503) and they will arrange to get the materials to you. Come and join us! FACILITATOR MEETING LITTLE ROCK SCRIPTURE STUDY A meeting for Facilitators, both returning and new, of the Little Rock Scripture Study will be held in Barrett Hall after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, January 6, 2008. We will have brunch, learn about our new study, Women in the Old Testament, and pray together. Please plan on attending. Parish News EUCHARISTIC ADORATION During this wonderful Christmas season when refrains of "O Come Let Us Adore Him" are heard, what better time than now to come and adore the King of kings. Come and pay homage to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament at our next day of Eucharistic Adoration, by spending one hour with him in adoration. Let your heart, mind and soul feel and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, His presence among us in the Eucharist to last to the end of time. Now that the shopping is done for another year, you owe this special Christmas present to yourself!!! Why not spend some time with Him present in the monstrance at our next day of Eucharistic Adoration? You can do this any time from 9 AM to 7 PM, on Monday, January 7th . The day of adoration and prayer closes with Benediction at 7:00 PM. All are invited to join us for any period of time during the day as well as for Benediction. We are in particular need for someone to sign up for the 3 PM and the 6 PM hours. If you can help, please see the large sign-up poster in the back of church. Thank you. "The staff of Mary Queen of Heaven wishes to thank all of those who helped to make our Christmas celebrations so beautiful. Thanks to all of our liturgical ministers: presiders, lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, altar servers, all members of our music ministry, ushers and greeters, sacristans and our Art and Environment Committee, who so beautifully decorated our church and its grounds along with extra helpers. Thanks to all who came to worship together as a community of faith. May God abundantly bless our families and bring peace into our world in this coming new year." TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2008 WOMEN IN THE CHURCH/WOMEN IN THE BIBLE SPEAKER SERIES WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2008 SPEAKER PANEL ON IMMIGRATION AND CHURCH TEACHING UPCOMING JANUARY EVENTS Sister Mary Frohlich, RSCJ "Women Mystics of the Church" Tuesday, January 22, 2008 7:00 p.m. in Barrett Hall Dr. Mary Frohlich is head of the Department of Spirituality at Catholic Theological Union, the largest Catholic theological school in the United States. She will be with us to talk about the lives of important women mystics in the history of our church. GUEST SPEAKER: The Most Rev. John R. Manz Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago Co-Author of the United States Bishops Pastoral Letter: "Strangers No More" Wednesday, January 23, 2008 7:30 p.m. in Barrett Hall Bishop Manz will talking about church teaching with regard to immigration issues. He will be joined on the panel by Father Luis Gutierrez of St. Dominic Parish in Bolingbrook, who will be discussion local parishes and things they can do, and Father Ray Corkery of Mount Carmel Parish in Joliet, who will be talking about what should our priorities be?
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