Organizations

Knights of Columbus: Msgr. Connel A. McHugh Council #7141       Our council meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Church Hall at 7:30PM. We are active in our church community. We hold Breakfasts, and Spaghetti Suppers, our famous Prime Rib Dinners as well as contributing to our parish activities.  Any Catholic man over 18 years old is invited to join our council.  For more information, please contact: Grand Knight Dave Mondillo at mondillodavemona@aol.com or check our website at www.kofc7141.org

Altar & Rosary Society: The Altar & Rosary Society is a parish organization for women of our parish. Its main objectives are the personal spiritual growth of its members and service to the parish. Our social activities and fundraisers provide fun and fellowship. We meet in the McCawley Hall  the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30PM. Note: No meetings in January and February. If you are interested in the Altar & Rosary Society, please contact President Dottie Sawyer at victorian.65@verizon.net. We would love to see you at our next meeting.

TLC Mother’s Group: Our mission is to strengthen parents in their Catholic faith, by using that Faith to discover the riches of our religious tradition. To this end we encourage each other to strive for holiness so that we may enrich the next generation as Catholic Christians. By the grace of God we will serve through prayer, presence, and practice. All mothers of the parish are welcome at our gatherings. If you have infants or toddlers, they are also welcome to attend. We gather in the church hall on the 1st Thursday of the month from September thru May from 9:30-11AM. For additional information, please call Keri at (570) 977-1935.

Catholic Home School Family Group: – All Catholic Homeschool and Cyberschool Families are invited!  Our purpose is to share our Catholic faith with our children and each other as we socialize, and learn through activities and projects.  We normally meet on First Fridays in our parish hall.  All ages are welcome.  Contact Nina 570-992-2199  Jill 610-681-7735 jilbean@ptd.net for more info.

Music Ministries: Our Lady Queen of Peace has three choirs that help lead our congregation in song and prayer.  Our Junior Choir is made up of singers from 3rd through 8th Grade.  They sing at the Sunday 8am Mass from September through May and practice on Monday nights from 6:45-7:30.  The Senior Choir consists of a group of Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, and Basses from High School to Senior Citizen.   Senior Choir  sings at the Sunday  Mass and practices on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00PM.  We also have a Folk Group that sings at the Sunday Mass and practices on Monday evenings from 7:45-9pm.   Our Director of Music is Lindsey Blundetto.  You can contact her by emailing blundetto@qopchurch.org or calling 610-681-6137 ext. 127.  You can also find her at the organ or piano after all weekend Masses.  We’d love to have you join us!

Youth Group: Our Lady Queen of Peace has a 7th &8th Grade Youth Group (Living 4:12) which meets on Wednesday evenings at 6-7:15pm in the Teen room.   The 9th-12th Grade Teens of Peace meets Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm in the Teen room.    We serve our Parish through faith and fun!   Information is sent home with the students in those grades.   For further information, please email hurley@qopchurch.org , or check us out on FACEBOOK at “Queen of Peace Teens”!!

Parish Finance Council: Our Parish Finance Council meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30pm.

Pastoral Council: Our Lady Queen of Peace has a Pastoral Council.  For the good of the parish and the Church as a whole, pastors need to consult members of the parish regarding the well-being of the parish.  The Pastoral Council is a consultative body charged with helping the Pastor to do pastoral planning and mission.  Our members include Father Mike,  Deacon Bob, Linda Carbone, Chris Doerbecker,  Dori Hurley, Allen Krueger,  Ralph Manento, Karen Newton, Theresa Dinunzi, Mary DiMichelle and Santos Rivera.  pastoral council minutes

BEREAVEMENT LUNCHEON:  This group is a branch of our Social Justice Committee.  It provides a meal to those parishioners and families who have lost a loved one.  If you are interested in helping this group call Jane Martin at 610-381-6176.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP:  For support call Nancy Cappello at 610-895-4057 or email at nancyc2011@hotmail.com

HEART TO HEART:  Our mission is to be generous of heart, by providing care calls to those who have recently suffered a loss of a loved one.  If you or someone you know is in need of this ministry or would like to volunteer your time, please call the church office.

ART AND ENVIRONMENT:  This group is responsible for the Liturgical decorations throughout the year to enhance the beauty of our church.  Our parish was designed to blend in with nature and the beautiful Pocono Region of Pennsylvania.  Our objective is to bring such beauty to our parish throughout the Liturgical year.  Anyone interested can call Kim Hoffman at the church office.

CUB SCOUTS – Our parish church sponsors Cub Scout Pack#98.  Any boy interested in joining this organization may contact Brian Shonk at bashonk@verizon.net

BLESSED BEGINNINGS – Blessed Beginnings Preschool provides a Catholic learning environment enhanced by a loving atmosphere which enables each child to reach the fullness of his or her potential as created in God’s image.  Blessed Beginnings Preschool is a 1/2 day program open Monday – Friday.  We have a 3 year old and a 4 year old program.  For additional information call the church office and ask for extension #118 or email at lafiura@qopchurch.org

SOCIAL MINISTRIES – Parishioners of Our Lady Queen of Peace are very active in the Church’s work for justice and
mercy in our many social ministry groups.
The Justice and Mercy Core Team – This group of “big picture” thinkers, studies the social
teachings of the Church, helps to build connections among our social ministries and mentors
ministry initiators who want to start a new social ministry at Queen of Peace. We meet on the
second Tuesday of each month from 7pm to 8:30 pm in the Cafe. Chairperson: Beth Connor
wecravenc@gmail.com
The Social Ministries Leadership Council – Chairpersons of all the social ministries meet
quarterly (March, June, September, December) on the 2nd Tuesday, 7pm – 8:30pm to inform
one another about their activities and coordinate their efforts.
Community Meals – Offering Food to the Hungry and Company to the Lonely
Do you like to cook, bake, set tables, do dishes and make new friends? Please join one of
our teams serving our neighbors in need.
Sunday Suppers – 2 Sundays a month – Contact Judy Rodgers jrodgers@ptd.net
Wednesday Luncheons – once a month – Contact Judy Rodgers.
WestEnd Ministries – Thursday afternoons – contact Jill Salvi 610-681-7735.
or join this group…
Bereavement Luncheons – serving those who mourn with a meal after the funeral – contact
Jane at 610-381-6176.
Comfort those who mourn:
Heart to Heart – Offer follow-up phone calls, anniversary remembrances, and organize our
Memorial Masses, in November for those whose loved ones had their funerals at Queen of
Peace and in May for all who mourn. Contact Joanne O’Connor at drummy@ptd.net.
Bereavement Support Group – This group offers grief support after the loss of a loved one.
Contact Nancy Cappello at 610-895 4057.
Prayer Shawl Ministry – Come join us as we pray and crochet shawls to give to grieving
families that have lost a loved one. Contact Dori Hurley at 610-681-6137 or
hurley@qopchurch.org
Caregivers Support Group – meets on the 2nd Sunday of every month at 12:30 pm – contact
Deacon Joe Rodgers – 610-681-6137 or rodgers@qopchurch.org
Caregivers Relief Team – Offer a caregiver a little break so he or she can run an errand, make
a dentist appointment or have lunch with a friend. Contact Deacon Joe Rodgers (see above).
Ministry to the Homebound – Eucharistic Ministers and others who visit our homebound
parishioners to connect them with the Body of Christ in the Eucharist and our community.
Contact Deacon Bob O’Connor at 610-681-6137.
Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network (PVEN) – Made up of representatives from Christian
Churches in the WestEnd of Monroe County (Chestnuthill, Polk, Eldred, Ross, Hamilton and
Jackson Townships), PVEN supplies a Food and Clothing Bank, Holiday Food Baskets and
Christmas Gifts to those in need in our area. Contact Ellen Meli at
ilovemick2002@yahoo.com
Human Trafficking Ministry – a new ministry! Works to prevent and end human trafficking
through education, advocacy, direct action and aid. Contact Liza LoMonaco
llomonaco18@gmail.com.
Prison Ministry – volunteers visit inmates at Monroe County Correctional Facility, supply books,
greeting cards (no glitter) and stamps, rosaries (ask Deacon Joe for rules) and support their
transition after release. Contact Deacon Joe Rodgers at 610-681-6137 or
rodgers@qopchurch.org
Orphan Outreach Ministry – The Mission of the Orphan Outreach Ministry is to raise
awareness of the needs of orphans, especially those with disabilities, and provide services and
support to enhance their quality of life. Contact Sandie Flannery at sandieflannery@gmail.com
or 570/350-9652
Pro-Life Ministries – Coordinator: Linda Meglio at dadsinheaven1482@gmail.com.
Life Chain – one hour witness on the first Sunday of October – Contact Dave Kopchik,
dkopchik@gmail.com
March for Life and Youth Rally, annual March held on or around January 22 in
Washington, DC. K.of C Bus – Tom Whitehead at easter@ptd.net.
Youth contact Dori Hurley at hurley@qopchurch.org.
Pregnancy Resource Center – a new ministry! Contact Yvette Schmitt at
yschmitt@rightreasontech.com
Advocacy Network: a new ministry! This group will organize advocacy campaigns in support
of beneficial legislation related to issues that impact the local community as well as the universal
church. Contact Lorraine Dikant at lrdikant@gmail.com.