Youth Ministry

“Growing closer to God and one another as we grow ourselves.”

The mission of Mary Queen of Peace Youth Ministry

is to sustain a Christ-centered community in the parish that seeks to

foster personal holiness in the lives of MQP teens, parents, and core members

through faith, fellowship, and a special devotion to our Blessed Mother

We are looking for a Director of Youth Ministry to help lead our young people. This person will be responsible for both a middle and high school youth program. Elements of the program include, but are not limited to, assisting with weekly liturgies and leading weekly meetings, catechesis, service projects and other elements. Specific elements are Luke 18 Retreat, the Steubenville Retreat, March for Life, and others.

The candidate will recruit, train and supervise a core team of volunteers to assist in the ministry.

The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or 5 years of experience with notes of recommendation.

Salary and benefits (health insurance and retirement) determined by archdiocesan standards and are based on education and experience. Please email a cover letter and resume to Fr. Craig Holday, Pastor, at, Deadline to apply is June 1 2022.




For MQP Teens:

The MQP Youth Group is made up of teenagers interested in coming together to grow in their relationship with Christ and each other. All teens are encouraged and invited to actively participate in many of the ministerial roles. Opportunities exist for teens to utilize their gifts and talents with the entire parish community by lectoring, serving, being a Eucharistic Minister, or serving as a greeter.

PROJECT LIFE - June 2019 

   Project Life gathers teens from various backgrounds to be transformed
   by the Gospel call to love one another through service to those in need.
   Throughout the  course of the week, teens (aka "Feet Washers") come
    to know and recognize Jesus Christ in themselves and in the people
    they serve. Through spiritual programming, great music, hard work,
    and good times, Project Life has become an awesome event that
    allows Christ to speak and work through them in ways they would never
   have imagined!


   Left: Mia at Beyond Housing 


     Five of our MQP teens on their way to attend
     Life Teen Leadership Conference! 






   More than 30 of our MQP teens 
   went to the Steubenville STL Mid-America conference,
   which a high-energy youth conference where thousands
   of teens are invited to encounter Jesus Christ through
   dynamic speakers, engaging music, the Sacraments,
   small group discussions, and fellowship with other teens. 




     Thanks to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary seminarians      
     Christopher Kennebeck and Michael Laugeman
     for spending time with our MQP teens during our
     weekly Mqp Youthministry Life Night!






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