Adult Faith Formation

Organization Mission:

Mary Queen of Peace values the on-going formation of all parishioners, no matter their age. Understanding both the human desire for relationship and the ultimate end of that desire (God), there are a variety of Adult Faith Formation opportunities offered throughout the year. These opportunities provide practical spiritual formation, intellectual formation in the teachings of the Catholic faith, and a community striving together to live out our shared call of discipleship.



Women’s Bible Study: Fearless and Free

All women of the parish are invited to a six-week, women’s bible study of the book, “Fearless and Free:  Experiencing Healing and Wholeness in Christ,” by Lisa Brenninkmeyer.  

We will meet at 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 in the Lubeley Room the first and third Tuesdays of the month beginning on September 7th.  We will have an informational meeting on August 31st at 2:00 p.m. in the Lubelely Room.  Come before picking up your children from school, come if you are looking to connect with other women of faith, come if you are looking for more…

Questions?  Contact Mary Burke, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6 weeks, August 31st Informational Meeting. Series runs from 9/7 - 11/23.

8/31 – Informational meeting

9/7 – Lesson 1:  Freedom (Pages 11-19)

9/21 – Lesson 2:  Chosen (Pages 19-44)

10/5 – Lesson 3: Grounded (Pages 45 – 74)

10/19 – Lesson 4: Mature (Pages 75 – 102)

11/2 – Lesson 5: Passionate (Pages 103 – 138)

11/16 – Lesson 6:  Brave (Pages 139 – 174)

If you would like assistance in forming your own Bible Study group or if you would like to use Fearless and Free by Lisa Brenninkmyer for your own faith group, please contact Mary Burke at She would be happy to meet with you and provide you with any direction that you might need.  


Register for Catholic Book Club! 

All men and women are invited to deepen their relationship with God and learn more about the beauty and profoundness of our Catholic faith.  The first book that we will study is called “God’s Voice Within: The Ignatian Way to Discover God’s Will,” by Mark Thibodeaux.  Come on your way to work or before 8 a.m. Mass.  Our meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of the month, from 6:45 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. (sharp!) in the Msgr. Lubeley Room.  And, yes, lots of coffee will be served.  We will have an informational meeting on August August 31st (6:45 a.m.), and our first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 21st.  For more information, contact Mary Burke, Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation, at  

September 21st - Part 1:  The True and False Spirits, & Chapter 2: Characterization of Desolation and of the False Spirit, pages 9 - 42

October 19th - Chapter 3:  Characteristics of Consolation and of the True Spirit - p.p. 43 - 58

November 16th - Part 2: Responding to Desolation and Consolation; Chapter 4:  When in Desolation, p.p. 59 - 104

December 21st - Chapter 5; When in Consolation, p.p. 105 - 130

January 18th - Part 3:  Discerning Spirits to Making Decisions; Chapter 6: Before Making a Decision:  Laying a Foundation, p.p. 131 - 150

February 15th - Chapter 7: Deciding:  Four Phases to Good Discernment, p.p. 151 to 188

March 15th - Chapter 8:  After Deciding: Tentative Decisions, Confirmation, and Final Decisions, p.p. 189 to 208

April 19th - Chapter 9: Five Things to Remember, p.p. 215 to end

May 17th - To be announced.



Made for More Speaker Series

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Mary Queen of Peace Parish. You are invited to come together to learn more about deepening our faith as individuals and as a community.  Please join us on the second Wednesday of the month in the Church.  There will be an Optional Mass at 6:30 p.m., followed by a talk from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Hope you can join us!


September 8th - Deacon James Keating, Professor of Spiritual Theology, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

October 13th - Father Paul Hoesing, Vice-Rector for Formation, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

November 10th - Father Matthew Baugh, S.J., St. Louis University Catholic Studies Program

December 8th - Feast of the Immaculate Conception and Advent Evening of Recollection - Father Craig Holloway.  Because this is a Holy Day of Obligation, Mass will be at 7 p.m., followed by Father Craig’s talk from 7:45 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Confession and an opportunity to pray before the Blessed Sacrament will follow until 9 p.m.

Spring series to be announced…