Your generosity towards the needs of our parish through volunteering and financial assist has always been outstanding as you give from the heart. Catholic Charities Northwest Region presented to Queen of the Rosary Parish “The Parish Partner Award” on April 16, 2016, in appreciation of our continuing monthly dinner’s serving the needy at Catholic Charities in Des Plaines.
The prepared dinners from Jimmy’s Charhouse in Elk Grove are paid through your donations to our poor box. Our cost over the last many years has remained the same, as we serve anywhere from 80 to 142 adults and children on any given night. The hot dinner menu is chicken breast, whipped potatoes, vegetables, salad, bread and butter and our volunteer server’s purchase cookies, brownies and other bakes good for desert. During the school year Queen of the Rosary School Student Council donate food to these needy families at Catholic Charities. Our number of volunteers has grown and we thank each one of you for your time, talent and financial donations throughout the year.
At the present time our poor box fund is getting low. We ask that those who are able to assist us in replenishing the funds please donate to the poor box, it will be greatly appreciated.
We continue to remember you in our prayers.
Thank you once again.
Deacon Larry Smith
To Teach Who Christ Is seeks to provide $350 million for local parish communities and shared ministries of the Church. Each parish in the Archdiocese of Chicago will participate in the campaign with a combined goal of $250 million. In addition, the Archbishop of Chicago will work to raise an additional $100 million through a major gift effort. Gifts to the To Teach Who Christ Is campaign will benefit six elements vital to securing the future of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Thank you for your generosity. It is greatly appreciated!
Below are the up to date totals.
Total amount of Pledge Commitments:
Current funds collected for Queen of the Rosary Parish:
Current funds collected for Archdiocese Ministries:
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
On the day my appointment by Pope Francis as the Archbishop of Chicago was announced, Cardinal George noted that transitions in leadership always have the benefit of bringing a fresh set of eyes. I can tell you that my eyes have remained wide open with delight as I have seen firsthand the unique qualities of the lay men and women, priests and religious of this great local Church. There is an unparalleled strength and vigor in Chicago’s Catholic community, which has historically been recognized far and wide, to the point that many dioceses in our country have been blessed by the deep faith and dedication of people from here.
All of this makes me quite honored to be your archbishop and to take up the task of leading an important effort begun by Cardinal George, namely, the To Teach Who Christ Is capital campaign.
The Cardinal shared with me the needs which the campaign will address and why the very ambitious goal of $350 million has been set. A majority of the funds raised will be returned to parishes for their unique needs. Building strong parishes is essential to current and future generations of Catholics, and $150 million will directly benefit the needs, and reward the efforts, of our parishes. Also vital is ensuring Catholic education is always available to families in need. A second $150 million is being directed to the newly established Catholic Education Scholarship Trust to ensure scholarship awards are available to our children, our grandchildren, and even their children! This endowed fund truly helps guarantee excellence in Catholic education in perpetuity. How exciting it is to see faith formation being taken to a new, innovative level, and support given to catechists, as well as facility and life safety issues being addressed at our most vulnerable churches and properties.
My simple request to you is to join the thousands of Catholics across the Archdiocese who have already pledged a gift to the campaign. By coming together to support the needs of today and tomorrow we not only will benefit from our partnership with one another, but also be true to the rich heritage of our ancestors who built our churches and schools and established educational and social programs that have enriched all of our lives. We can have that same kind of impact on the Church for years to come, ever faithful to our call To Teach Who Christ Is.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Blase J. Cupich
Archbishop of Chicago