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FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT | DECEMBER 24, 2017 | 1 December 24, 2017 Fourth Sunday in Advent M Q H C 442 N. W A, E IL 60126-2128 P: 630-279-5700 F: 630-279-4667 E: @. W: ://.. Liturgy Schedule Weekend Masses Saturday 4:30 PM Sunday 8:30 AM and 10:30 PM Weekday Schedule Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri.: Mass Wed.: Communion Service All at 8:30 AM Rosary Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM Sacraments Reconciliation - Saturday 3:15 PM Baptism Required Baptismal preparation on the 2nd Thurs. at 7:00 PM. Call Parish Office to register. Marriage Please contact the Pastor at least 6 months in advance. Parish Office Hours Monday - Thursday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM Wednesday (when RE is in session) 9:00AM-7:00PM Friday: 9:00AM - 12:00 Noon Religious Education Info (630) 832-8962 (630) 279-4667 [email protected] (630) 279-5700 Church Info 442 N. West Ave. Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 279-4667 [email protected] Preschool Info (630) 833-9500 (630) 279-4667 [email protected] Merry Christmas to You and all your Family. May your homes be filled with the peace of Christ.

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December 24, 2017
Fourth Sunday in Advent
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Liturgy Schedule
Weekend Masses Saturday 4:30 PM Sunday 8:30 AM and 10:30 PM
Weekday Schedule Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri.: Mass Wed.: Communion Service All at 8:30 AM
Rosary Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM
Required Baptismal preparation on the 2nd Thurs. at 7:00 PM. Call Parish Office to register.
Marriage Please contact the Pastor at least 6 months in advance.
Parish Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM Wednesday (when RE is in session) 9:00AM-7:00PM Friday: 9:00AM - 12:00 Noon
Religious Education Info
(630) 279-4667
May your homes be filled
with the peace of Christ.
It’s almost here!!! Are you excited yet? Nervous? Freaking
out? Worried about plans, gifts, where all of those
calories will go? There is some good news: Soon, whether
in a few days, hours, or minutes, it will be here. Every
year, at the beginning of the Mass at Night, the arrival is
proclaimed: On the 25th day of December, the whole
world being at peace, Jesus Christ, eternal God and Son
of the eternal Father, desiring to consecrate the world by his most loving presence,
was born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem of Judah, and was made man.
What a beautiful proclamation! What always strikes me as relevant to our
continued experience of this most holy of nights is the phrase “the whole world
being at peace.” Remember that feeling? Peace. You may have to dig back to
memories from before Halloween if not before back to school to find it.
Perhaps the business of the lead up to Christmas makes it more pronounced, but
there is something extraordinarily peaceful about a Christmas night, isn’t there?
Most of my best memories of Christmas involve some sort of peace, whether it was
under the tree as a child, Christmas mornings on a paper route as a teen, holiday
shifts on an ambulance, or the final silence after the last worshippers leave after
the last Mass is finished. At some point, Christmas always shows me a time of
peace, even if it is fleeting. Perhaps God provides us that peace, not simply as a
break from the chaos of the world, but to allow us to briefly enter into the peace
of the manger in Bethlehem, where out of love for us He became present in the
flesh in order to begin his journey through this life to conquer the deaths of this
world, so that we might know the peace that His forgiveness makes possible.
My prayer for each of you is that you would experience at least a moment of the
peace of Christmas this year. I hope that you are able to revel in that peace. Enter
into it. Make the most of it. Let the peace of Christmas enter your heart.
May God bless you and your families with a peace filled Christmas.
Fr. Jason
Clergy (630) 279-5700 Rev. Jason Stone Pastor [email protected] Deacon Tom Nolan Ministry of Care [email protected] Deacon Alex Grozik Baptismal Coordinator and Vocations [email protected] Faith Formation (630) 832-8962 Jo Styler Director of Faith Formation [email protected] Denise Renken RE Administrative Assistant [email protected] Youth Ministry (630) 917-5108 Thomas Logue Youth Minister [email protected] Preschool (630) 833-9500 Genét Pinkerton Preschool Director [email protected] Music (708) 246-0868 Ed Nowak Music Director [email protected] Business Office (630) 279-5700
Dave Ritter Business Manager [email protected]
Tammy Miller Administrative Assistant [email protected]
Bulletin Editor [email protected]
DEADLINE for the January 7th BULLETIN is
Thank you for your cooperation.
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12/24 Sunday 4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT 7:45 AM Reconciliation 8:30 AM Sunday Mass 10:30 AM Sunday Mass 2:45 PM Children’s Christmas Pageant 3:00 PM Christmas Children’s Liturgy in Church 5:00 PM Christmas Family Mass in Church 11:30 PM Christmas Choir Music in Church
12/25 Monday The Nativity of the Lord PARISH OFFICE - CLOSED NO SCHOOL - CHRISTMAS BREAK 12:00AM Christmas Mass at Midnight in Church 10:30 AM Christmas Day Mass in Church
12/26 Tuesday PARISH OFFICE - CLOSED NO SCHOOL - CHRISTMAS BREAK 8:30 AM Communion Service 7:00 PM Choir Adult in Church
12/27 Wednesday NO SCHOOL/NO RE CLASSES 8:30 AM Mass
12/28 Thursday NO SCHOOL - CHRISTMAS BREAK 8:30 AM Mass 7:00 PM Prayer Group in Rm. 1
12/29 Friday NO SCHOOL - CHRISTMAS BREAK DEADLINE FOR DECEMBER 24TH BULLETIN 8:30 AM Mass 7:00 PM Youth Ministry Night of Adoration & Praise in Church 12/30 Saturday 3:30 PM Reconciliation 4:30 PM Mass
12/31 Sunday HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY & JOSEPH NEW YEAR’S EVE 8:30 AM Mass 10:30 AM Mass
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We want to express our gratitude to all of our Parishioners who donated food for our Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets, and those who took tags and purchased gifts for the needy families and residents of the Elm Brook Nursing Home. Your donations for the 26 families we adopted for the holidays were most generous. Thank you to everyone who donated and helped out making Thanksgiving and Christmas merrier for these families and the members of Elmhurst Extended Care Nursing Home. ART & ENVIRONMENT We are also especially grateful to the men and women of our parish who helped the Art & Environment Committee with decorating the Church for Christmas. We could not have done it without you!
The Parish Office will be CLOSED Monday, December 25th &
Tuesday, December 26th
Come join us for an opportunity to experience individual spiritual growth through prayer and personal reflection. Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is an interactive retreat weekend that focuses on the Gospel and to bring members of a parish together in Christ emphasizing continued spiritual growth in life and in daily contact with others. The women's weekend will be held on January 20-21, 2018.
For information contact: Karen Sutkus at ksutkus1@comcas (630-935-1153)
or Margaret Harrell at [email protected] (630-240-7315).
Thank you for all of your support of our little school.
We are blessed to be in this loving and generous community.
The school is closed for
Christmas break. We will be back in session on Monday Jan. 8th 2018
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A MESSAGE FROM JO STYLER Faith Formation Director
Merry Christmas! There is no RE on Wednesday, December 27, but don’t take time off from thanking and praising God for all the blessings of your life. Christmas is such a big day, it needs its own season. So continue to listen to Carols, enjoy the ornaments on the tree, seek Christ throughout your day, and be the light of Christ to others.
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6:00pm - 8:00pm Saturday, January 27
3:30pm - 6:30pm Sunday, January 28 9:30am - 12:30pm
Become a part of our growing school. Schedule a visit, meet the teachers, and see the classrooms. Registration for current and past families begins January 1st. Open registration for new families begins January 15th. Registration papers can be found on our website, they can be picked up in the office, and will be available at the open houses.
Genet Pinkerton, Director (630) 833-9500 |
[email protected] www.maryqueenpreschool.org
ADORO TE: NIGHT OF FAMILY PRAYER Friday, Dec. 29th, 7:00-8:45pm Mary Queen of Heaven Church
Our youth ministry program, FILIO Catholic, & youth minister Tom Logue, will be sponsoring a night of spiritual encounter for any and all parishioners desiring to grow closer to Jesus. The night will focus on a testimony to Jesus Christ, adoration of the Eucharist, praise music, and deep, led prayer.
Join us for an opportunity to draw near to Jesus and to experience authentic intimacy with the true and living God who both desires and offers Himself to you. Parents, parishioners, students, and families are all invited to attend.
Contact Tom Logue for more information: [email protected]
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THANK YOU FROM ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Thank you for allowing us to hold a clothing drive at Mary Queen of Heaven. That is so wonderful because so many people will be helped with these donations.
Please extend out gratitude to all the volunteers who organized the drive and worked the truck. We would especially like to thank your parishioners for their overwhelming generosity.
We look forward to working with your parish next year. Thank you for helping us help others!!
JOYFUL AGAIN Retreat/workshop for widowed men/women The Joyful Again! program brings understanding and hope to help you on your new life’s journey. “I felt welcome.” “Found hope.” “Am more at peace.”
Upcoming Dates: March 3 & 4, 2018 and April 21 & 22, 2018
For more information contact us at: Joyful Again! Widowed Ministry Ph: 708-354-7211
Email: [email protected] Website:(Short video on website.) IMPORTANT: Register early, space is limited.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Road to Bethlehem 2017
Sunday $ 5,519 128 envelopes
Total $ 7,646 271 envelopes
Dear young people, it is time for you to be counted as a member of the church family and rejoice as you take charge of your own spiritual awakening. I have been given a great task with which I need your help and participation.
In our classroom room conversations recently I have asked that you young men and women in the grades of 6-through 8 to consider coming to Eucharist Adoration and with your families lead the church in the Rosary and the Chaplet of Mercy as we pray for our priests, our families, and churches on the first Monday of every month for a year staring Jan 8 2018 - December 3 2018 at 5:30-6:30 pm before benediction.
Some of you may already know me, I'm Joseph, and I am a Catechist at MQH. As a Catechist I have had the great pleasure and honor of instructing you as have many of your teachers in your Catholic faith. The growth that we have gained together has been immeasurable and our journey together is not over, which is why I have addressed this letter to all of you young men and women at Mary Queen of Heaven. “Let's Start a Movement”
Gather your friends and your families and become a powerful force as you step into your lead roles in the Catholic church and lead the church community in prayer. The letters to parents and sign-up sheets have been emailed to your home. Please fill out the forms and bring them to your teachers, and I will collect them on Wednesday. Please think about it, pray over it and then do it and become a powerful movement through the Holy Spirit. Amen.
And to the church community please take time out of your busy schedules and come to Eucharist Adoration and support these children who will come together and pray for the success of our priests, our families and our churches during Eucharist Adoration, the first Monday of the month.
Yours in Christ, Joseph
A WORKSHOP FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS: “Caring for Others & Caring for Yourself”
Presented by the Visitation Council of Catholic Women (CCW) Saturday, January 6th, 2018 | 10:00 AM – Noon Visitation Parish Center Hospitality Room 779 S. York St., Elmhurst · “I’m so overwhelmed, getting more and more
involved in caring for my parents.”
· “There are so many decisions to make. I could really use some help.”
· “How can I be more prepared?”
If these thoughts have ever crossed your mind, you are not alone. Virtually every one of us will care for a loved one at some time in our life.
This workshop is for anyone juggling the challenges of everyday life while caring for an aging parent, spouse or grandparent or a child with a disability. The workshop will explore the roles and impact of the family caregiver and ways to maintain your well -being. Practical tools and emotional supports will enable you to thrive while caring for another. All with a Christ-centered view. About the presenters: Debra Kelsey-Davis is a registered nurse, lay minister, certified in gerontology. Kelly Johnson is a caregiver and a Member of National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers through her position in Adult Faith Formation at St. Mary of Gostyn in Downers Grove. Together they co-founded Nourish for Caregivers to provide emotional, spiritual and practical support to other caregivers. To learn more, visit www.NourishForCaregivers.com. Please RSVP for this event:
email: [email protected] OR call: 630-279-8839
There is no cost to attend.
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Readings for the Week of
December 24, 2017
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Sat. 4:30 PM Sun. 8:30 AM Sun. 10:30 AM
Lector S. Griffin C. Espinosa R. Styka
Eucharistic Ministers
B. Lawlor (Capt.) A. Decillo L. Maniola S. Pingitore T. Sabel
M. Grozik (Capt.) D. Bernstein P. D’Souza J. Eichorst
G. Pinkerton (Capt.) T. Breen K. Carambot C. Cote G. Galbraith
Altar Servers B. Alex B. Alex
N. Breen S. Carambot
Sunday, December 24, 2017 8:30 a.m. Parishioner of Mary Queen
10:30 a.m. † Jim Fenbert 3:00 p.m. † Albert Fuchsen 5:00 p.m. Parishioners of Mary Queen
Monday, December 25, 2017 12:00 a.m. Parishioners of Mary Queen 10:30 a.m. † Clayton & Jean Carrico
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
8:30 a.m. Communion Service
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
8:30 a.m. † Lino Magnelli
Thursday, December 28, 2017 8:30 a.m. † Robert M. O’Donnell
Friday, December 29, 2017 8:30 a.m. † Thersa Manion
Saturday, December 30, 2017 4:30 p.m. † Valentine & Ursula Lambert
Sunday, December 31, 2017 8:30 a.m. Parishioners of Mary Queen
10:30 a.m. † Mary M. Watry
† indicates person is deceased
Sunday: 4th Sunday of Advent 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16/Ps 89:2-5, 27, 29 Rom 16:25-27/ Lk 1:26-38
VIGIL OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD Is 62:1-5/ Ps 89:4-5, 16-17, 27, 29 Acts 13:16-17, 22-25 / Mt 1-25 or 1:18-25
Monday: THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD (Night) Is 9:1-6/Ps 96:1-3, 11-13/Ti 2:11-14/Lk 2:1-14 (Dawn) Is 62:11-12/ Ps 97:1, 6, 1-12/Ti 3:4-7/ Lk 2:15-20 (Day) Is 52:7-10/ Ps 98:1-6/ Heb 1:1-6 Jn 1:1-18 or 1:1-5, 9-14
Tuesday: ST. STEPHEN, THE FIRST MARTYR Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59/ Ps 31:3cd-4, 6, 8ab, 16bc-17 Mt 10:17-22
Wednesday: ST. JOHN, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST 1 Jn 1:1-4/ Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12/ Jn 20:1a, 2-8
Thursday: THE HOLY INNOCENTS, MARTYRS 1 Jn 1:5-2:2/ Ps 124:2-5, 7b-8/ Mt 2:13-18
Friday: St. Thomas Becket, Bishop, Martyr 1 Jn 2:3-11/ Ps 96 1-3, 5b-6/ Lk 2:22-35
Saturday: 1 Jn 2:12-17/ Ps 96:7-10/ Lk 2:36-40
Next Sunday: THE SOLEMNITY OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY & JOSEPH Sir 3:2-6, 12-14/ Col 3:12-21 or 3:12-17/ Ps 128:1-5 Lk 2:22-40 or 2:22, 39-40
George Alcorn Pat Devine Phil Greco Bill Kohut
Kay Passarelli Teri Rogers & Family
John Rossi Joe & Ricky Spinelli
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