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Busy days ahead at Queen’s, St. Nick’s

This weekend, Saturday August 19 and Sunday August

20,the parishioners of Queen of the Universe and their friends will be

celebrating the Feast of Queen of the Universe.

The celebration will start with Mass at 8 a.m. Saturday,

with prayers for all the volunteers and blessing to begin thespecial day

full of special events for children, youth and older participants, at 72nd and

Avers.

There will be a special Mass at 5 p.m. to honor the Blessed

Virgin Mary, presided by Bishop Andrew Wypych, in Queen of the Universe School

hall. There will be prayers, dancing and a variety of special

presentations, including games and sports and classical guitar by Ramon Marcia,

Mexican Folk Dance,Ballet Folklorico; other musical bands,

including Camilo Martinez and a special raffle.

A special “Queen’s Got Talent” will showcase

singers, dancers and musicians.

The Masses will be in English and Spanish, so check which

ones you wish to attend. Call the rectory at (773) 582-4662 or pick up a church

bullet into verify which you wish to attend, date and time. Volunteers are

needed for both days, as well as donations.

Wedding banns announced at Queen’s are those of Armando

Ruiz and Lilia Rangel, and Carmelo Guzman-Garcia and Karina Corona Guzman.

We have received lots of information of events taking place

at St. Nicholas of Tolentine School.

In addition to the exciting theme of “Discover Your

Super Powers”

on opening day, you will meet the knowledgeable Dr. Jim Rigg, Chicago

Archdiocese Superintendent ofCatholic Schools, who will help by ringing

in the new school year on Monday, Aug. 21. We thank Peggy Krantz for informing

us so that we can pass this on to you, and you can take part in both

parish events. For more information, call St. Nick’s

at (773) 735-0772.

Around 7:30 a.m., Principal Mariagnes Menden will arrive in

super style via an antique fire truck. Assistant Principal Carolyn Majorowski

along with members of the faculty, staff and school board, will join with

Chicago’s “super hero” Fire and Police Department vehicles in

starting the school year.

Later, the Rev. Salvador Den Hallegado, pastor, will bless

the whole gathering.

Birthday wishes are sent to members of

Clearing American Legion Post 600 celebrating in August: Bob Castillo,

Eugene Preston, Stan Ragan, Roy Stanek and Eric Spiotto.

We pray for our military and families, and our families,

friends and the U.S.A., and look forward to an enjoyable weekend after the Air

and Water Show, Bud Billiken Parade and having a favorite of Wheel of Fortune

showing on Chicago’s TV sets and such wonderful, mild weather.

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