Young Families

The Mary Queen of Peace Young Families’ Ministry is an organization designed to bring together the families of young children, ages birth to kindergarten. We sponsor activities throughout the year aimed at strengthening young families’ social and spiritual connectedness to our parish and we welcome new families to join at any time.

The Young Families Group organizes spiritual and social events for parents and young children throughout the year. By signing up for the group you will receive email notices of a variety of events such as Stations of the Cross for Children, Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, Popsicles on the Playground, Parents Night Out, play-groups, and other great activities where you can meet and mingle with fellow young MQP families.

Join the Young Families Email Group

The Young Families Group hosts numerous family and adults-only events throughout the year. To learn about these events and to be added to the Young Families Group e-mail distribution list, simply email your contact information to:

Our "Family Stations of the Cross" is set for Wed. April 10th at 6 pm.  
Families with children of all ages are invited to meet at the altar and participate in this interactive Lenten tradition.


    Saturday, April 20th is "Father John's Easter Sidewalk Chalk
    Decorating Party". 
Organized by MQP Young Families Group,
    parish children of all ages are invited to enjoy a breakfast snack
    and share their artistic talents on the driveway and sidewalks
    surrounding church.  Meet under the portico at 9 am.








     On Easter Sunday, April 21, the MQP Young Families Group
     will sponsor the seventh annual "Easter Egg Scramble" on
     the church lawn, following 11 am Mass.  Children aged
     kindergarten and younger are invited to gather on the
     sidewalk along Lockwood Ave., to race up the hill for
     Easter treats.


MQP Young Families Organizing Committee

This lively group of ladies meets on the 1st Tuesday each month at 8pm to plan the various events sponsored by our group. We are always looking for new members. If you’d like a great opportunity to connect with other MQP mothers of little ones, in an informal, small group setting, join us!  For more info, email

Meals for Moms

Meals for Moms is a meal ministry for people expecting a new baby. This has been done informally for awhile, but the Young Families Group wants to make it official and make sure EVERY new family gets that little boost of love and support when a new baby comes (including adoptive and foster babies). We are also looking for volunteers to bring a meal to a family with a new person to love. Contact Aimee Billingsley to make or receive a meal—


Winter Picnic

The MQP Young Families Group invites you to a Winter Picnic, Sunday, January 27 from 4:30-6:30 pm in the MQP Gym. 

Join other MQP families of children ages birth to kindergarten (and their siblings) for a picnic dinner, activities, and lots of room to run!

Please RSVP via evite or to





Jennifer Hulsen 


Upcoming Events

April 10 - Family Stations of the Cross, 6 pm in the Church 

April 20 - Father John's Easter Sidewalk Chalk Decorating Party, 9 am under the Portico

April 21 - Seventh Annual "Easter Egg Scramble", following the 11 am Mass 



Young Families Documents