What is MOPS?

MOPS is a grassroots movement that believes moms are world influencers. MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by preschoolers we mean kiddos from birth through age five. 

We believe that incubating hearts and giving just-because-hugs can change the course of history. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another.

We are moms, and we believe better moms make a better world.

What is MQP MOPS?

The MOPS group at Mary Queen of Peace provides mothers with children birth up to age five with an opportunity to share faith and friendship, explore areas of creativity and hear instruction that equips them for the responsibilities of family and community. Every meeting has a specific topic: instructional, discussion or just a social agenda, in addition some quick and easy service projects to help our St. Louis community. Childcare (MOPS Kids) is provided during meetings. MOPS Kids offers children a way to develop friendships, hear bible stories, play games, do crafts and have a snack.  While Mom is being nurtured, so are her children. 

In addition to bimonthly meetings, there are events throughout the year to continue to build bonds within the group. This includes play dates and mom's night out as well as family days and date nights throughout the year.

Meetings: First and Third Thursdays from 9:15-11:00AM, September – May

  • Fellowship:  A time to catch up with one another.
  • Breakfast:  We can't meet without coffee and a full breakfast!
  • Speakers:  To give us insight, ideas and enrich our roles as mothers.
  • Small Groups:  True friend with whom to relate and share advice.
  • Crafts:  Fun, easy projects, even for the least crafty among us.

To join:
Email us at mops@mqpwg.org
Include: Your name, names & ages of your children, email address, phone number


Kelle Franklin (314) 494-7257
Elaine Watson (802) 343-0447