Entries for July 2016

RCIA: Journey of Faith

Posted on July 31, 2016 in: General News

September will bring the beginning of the annual Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program, which culminates with the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil. Please consider inviting non-Catholic friends, relatives, co-workers and neighbors who might have an interest in joining the Church to consider learning more about the process.  The MQP RCIA team will host an informational session at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, in the Caferia.  Anyone interested can also call the parish office for more information.  

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Fr. John has been awarded the 2016 Great Preacher Award from Aquinas Institute of Theology!  The awards will be presented Thursday, October 13, 2016, at Rose of the Hill in St. Louis, with a VIP pre-reception taking place at 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentation and dinner at 7:00 p.m. Aquinas Institute, sponsored by the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), instituted the Great Preacher Award in 1995 to recognize those, who by their words and actions, have contributed in an outstanding way to the building of the Catholic community.  Learn more here:  Great Preacher Award. Seating at the awards dinner is ...

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MQP Atrium Needs Assistance

Posted on July 22, 2016 in: General News

Mary Queen of Peace Atrium is gearing up for another year, and the catechists are looking for people to assist in creating materials for this school year. The Atrium is where we do Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: a Montessori style of Catechesis for children, ages 3-9 for both MQP school and non-school children. No artistic ability is required to help with these jobs — just your time! (Although we always do welcome the services of woodworkers, artists & seamstresses!) Materials making will be July 26 at 9:30 am at the home of Ashleigh Keyes (546 Sheffield in Webster). Please RSVP to:

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Thanks to all who attended and helped make our VBS a huge success this past week. We had almost 200 children learning how to follow Jesus, the Light of the World. We could not have done it without all of our adult and teen volunteers and those who contributed items from our Wish List. Thanks to you all! We are still looking for new co-chairs for VBS for next year, so if you feel the calling to lead this wonderful ministry please contact Laura Boeker ( or Suzanne Moore (  

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Annual Catholic Appeal

Posted on July 18, 2016 in: General News

Thanks to all who made their pledge to the Annual Catholic Appeal. The ACA goal for Mary Queen of Peace this year is $244,434; Our Challenge goal is $259,609.  To date, the parishioners of MQP have pledged $239,284.65, which makes us about $5,000 short of our goal and $20,000 short of our challenge goal. The good news is that our goals can be achieved! Only 32% of the parish has participated, which means there are still many pledge cards outstanding.  If your pledge card is at home, please return your signed card to the parish as soon as possible with your pledge Bill Jochens, our parish ACA Coordinator, will be ...

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Is God Calling You?

Posted on July 17, 2016 in: General News

Many times we ask ourselves, "What can I do to help change the world?"  One thing you can do is help children to know and love the Lord.  You do not need a degree in Theology to help them learn about God.  All you need is to share your Love for God and want others to serve others.  Catechists and assistants are needed for the 2016-2017 Parish School of religion (PSR) year.  This is a golden opportunity to help the children of MQP who are seeking to learn about God.  Please stand up and say "Here I Am, Lord" since HE is the one calling YOU!  Please contact Donna Maurer ...

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Please join us for Dinner and Dancing at The Ritz Carlton on Saturday, September 17. All proceeds to benefit Birthright Counseling STL. We’ll be honoring the Charles and Shirley Drury Family with special guest Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. For more info, please contact Barb Finnegan, Gala Chair, at or 314-740-1717 or Lisa Capshaw Cushing, MQP Parishioner & President of Birthright Counseling STL, at 314-706-0366 or .  

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