November 4, 2023
11:30a – 1:30p CT
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
1400 S. Wolf Road
Hillside, IL 60162
(Wolf and Roosevelt Roads)
Cemetery Location Details (catholiccemeterieschicago.org)
Section 12: Secular Franciscan Section
Look for the artillery pieces in the Veterans section – the OFS section is next to it.
RSVP: Please RSVP to Michael Huck, email@example.com, with the number of attendees.
- We will begin the event with the attached Franciscan Crown Rosary. (If you cannot attend, you can join in prayer by yourself that day.)
- Most of the flat headstones of our brothers and sisters have become overgrown with grass, so we’ll trim them together!
- In July, eight of us cleaned up 110 headstones, and we have about 110 to go!
- This is an opportunity to live an aspect of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC): Burying the Dead (corporal work of mercy).
- I’ve attached a map of the cemetery.
What to bring:
- A tool for cutting about 2-3 inches of grass around headstones, e.g. spade, edger, shovel, , garden shovel, weed wacker, etc.
- Water to stay hydrated.
I’ll supply some heavy duty bags to collect the trimmings. We’ll drag them to the nearby curb – not wheel barrows needed.
If you can’t join us, please pray instead!
Michael Huck OFS
JPIC Councilor, Mother Cabrini Region