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

All high schoolers are welcome to join us for Life Night from 6-8 pm in Room 305 at the parish school following the 5 pm Sunday Mass.  



Are you looking for ways to serve the parish community? Do you enjoy being around teens filled with excitement? We need your help! Mary Queen of Peace Youth Ministry is in need of volunteers to assist in regular programming. This includes Sunday Life Night, Wednesday Summit, and other events such as retreats. If you are interested, please contact Chris Grote, Director of Youth Ministry, at








Mary Queen of Peace will be hosting Luke 18 Retreat for 8th graders in October 2020!

Luke 18 is a weekend long retreat inviting 8th graders to grow deeper in their faith —to help them see that they are not only the future of our Church, but they are also the Church right now. Through high-energy games, skits, songs, personal sharing, and a series of talks given by high school students, the “Lukers” as we call them are encouraged to have fun and grow in their faith. The weekend offers the opportunity to experience God’s Love on a more personal level, and the Lukers are challenged to share that love with those around them.

Luke 18 is special because it is youth

ministering to youth. High school students (referred to as “Disciples”) give talks about things that are important to your child right now and help them find ways to welcome God into their everyday lives. The retreat is organized and coordinated by the Youth Ministry Team at Mary Queen of Peace, but the success of the retreat will come from the help of the High School Teens, our music minister, adult volunteers, and the Lukers coming with an open mind and heart.

The retreat will take place October 16-18, 2020. We will start Friday evening, and end Sunday with 5pm Mass. The theme for the retreat is New Fire. There will be no sleep houses this year. You will need to drop off and pick up your teen at Mary Queen of Peace each day of the retreat weekend.

The cost of the retreat is $120.00. This will cover the cost of meals, supplies, T-shirts, etc. If the cost is a problem, please contact Chris Grote, Director of Youth Ministry.

Sign up for registration here. Registration closes October 2.


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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Chris Grote, Director of Youth Ministry
961-2891 Ext 238




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