YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH

Pope Francis has declared 2021 a Year in Honor of St. Joseph and invited Catholics to discover the foster father of Jesus as a saint for our times.  In response to the Holy Father’s invitation, Mary Queen will host a variety of opportunities throughout the year. Please see below for the latest prayer opportunity.

St. Joseph, pray for us!    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  


  In response to the Holy Father’s invitation, Mary
  Queen of Peace will have a Day of Prayer and
  Reflection on St. Joseph on Saturday, March 20,
  from 9:00am until 11:30 am
 in Church, and all
  our parish family is invited to attend.  Father John 
  will give a few reflections about St. Joseph, we will
  have common prayer and time for private prayer,
  Mass to honor St. Joseph, and a few surprises. 
  The morning will be in person, in Church, with masks
  required and social distancing in place.  It will not be
  livestreamed, but Father John's reflections
  will be recorded and available on our website later. 

  In order to plan for the day, if you would like to attend, 
  RSVP to the Parish office by calling the rectory or by
  emailing mqpparishoffice@mqpwg.org

 

 

 

 

In celebration of this year of remembrance of Joseph, Mary Queen of Peace will be offering an opportunity for all to participate in a Consecration to St. Joseph. The preparation for the consecration happens over a 33 day period, starting on March 30th and ending on May First, the Feast Day of St. Joseph the Worker. There would be six group gatherings during that time in the Church with the final session being the actual Consecration itself following the 5:00 Mass on May 1.

Why would I consecrate myself to St. Joseph?

When we consecrate ourselves to St. Joseph, we acknowledge Joseph as our Spiritual Father in the same way that Mary is our Spiritual Mother. And both Joseph and Mary point us towards Jesus. From the beginning the Church has recognized the power of the Saints to take our prayers directly to God in whose presence they stand. At every Mass we call upon the Saints to pray for us.

How does this work?

You need to purchase the book Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of our Spiritual Father by Father Donald Calloway, MIC,  and follow along in the book as each day brings us closer to St. Joseph through an examination of his life and through prayer. The book is available at Catholic Supply, St. Pauline Bookstore, Amazon, and other outlets.

Can I make a consecration to St. Joseph if I have already consecrated myself to Mary?

The short answer is yes. Consecrating yourself to Joseph in addition to Mary only strengthens our relationship with God, the Son.

When will the Group Meetings be held?

Our meetings will begin at 7 pm in the church and will include prayer, reflection and discussion. You may come for as many or as few meetings as you would like.

Here’s the schedule:

Tuesday, March 30th

Wednesday, April 7th

Monday, April 12th

Wednesday, April 21st

Monday, April 26th

Our last meeting will be Saturday, May 1st  at 6 pm, following the 5 pm Mass , at which time the consecration will be made.

Take this opportunity to learn more about the man who helped raise our Lord on earth, and through him grow closer to Christ. St. Joseph, pray for us!