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. We also sponsor Boy Scout Troop #98. Any man over 18 years old is invited to join our council. For more information, please contact: Grand Knight John Dolan at jsdolan18@yahoo.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 7:00PM. Note: No meetings in January and February. If you are interested in the Altar & Rosary Society, please contact President Janice Heaning. 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 nina-chs1@cavaliersweb.com or Jill 610-681-7735 jilbean@ptd.net for more info.

Music Ministries: Our Lady Queen of Peace offers a variety of oportunities for everyone who has a form of prayer to offer through music. The Senior Choir consists of a group of people from High School to Senior Citizen. The practices are on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00PM. The Senior Choir sings at the Sunday 10:30AM Mass.   There is a Folk Group that sings at the 12pm Mass on Sundays and has practice on Monday evenings at 7:45-9pm.  Junior Choir consists of children in grades 3rd through 8th. Junior Choir practices on Monday evenings from 6:45-7:30PM and sings at the Sunday 8:00AM Mass. Our Director of Music is Lindsey Blundetto, and if you have any questions, she can be reached after the 8:00AM or 10:30AM Masses.

Youth Group: Our Lady Queen of Peace has a 7th &8th Grade Youth Group (Living 4:12) which meets on Monday evenings at 5:45-7pm in the Teen room starting on Sept. 19th.   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. Check our bulletin board in the church hall for upcoming activities. For further information, please email dhurley@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, Father Sean, Deacon Bob, Linda Carbone, Chris Doerbecker, Patrick Douglas, Franklin Edwards, Cathy Filoreto, Dori Hurley, Allen Krueger, Ralph Lucchese, Ralph Manento, Karen Newton, Martin Ritchie, and Santos Rivera.pastoral council minutes

 

Social Justice Committee: This Social Justice Committee will meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 7pm in the church hall.  Father Sean will be the chairman of this committee.  They plan food drives and Dinners, among other activities.   Please contact the church office if you are interested in joining the Social Justice Committee.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP:  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.

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 #25 or email at lafiura@qopchurch.org