Margaret LaFiura / Director of Faith Formation
Dori Hurley / Youth Minister
Lindsey Blundetto / Director of Music Ministry
Linda Carbone / Director of Parish Engagement
Michelle Byrnes / Blessed Blessings Teacher
Kim Hoffman / Business Manager
Debbie Trivett / Parish Secretary
Eric Hoffman / Building and Grounds
Drew Hoffman / Lawn Maintenance
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Rev. Robert Simon was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Scranton by Bish-op James C. Timlin on June 30, 1990. He is a native of Plains, PA. Father Bob earned his bachelors degree from the University of Scranton and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Seton Hall University and a Master of Arts in Liturgical Theology from the University of Notre Dame. Father Bob has served as Executive Director of the Office of Parish Ministries of the Diocese of Scranton and the Diocesan Pro-Life Director. Father Bob has served many churches as Asst. Pastor as well as Pastor of St. Catherine of Siena before coming to our parish. Father Bob is happy to make the West End his home!
Rev. Rawel Toppo was assigned to our parish in October 2019. Father Rawel is a native of Jharkhand, India and has 6 brothers and 2 sisters. He graduated college from Kakatiya University Vijaywada, Andhrapradesh. Fa-ther Rawel served 4 years as an Asst. Pastor, Asst. Rector for 4 years, as well as Pastor of St. Anselm's Church Sawaimadhopur, Rajasthan for 2 years. His order is the Heralds of the Good News, Mother Theresa Prov-ince, Inc. Father Rawel has adjusted to American life well and is enjoying having a drivers license and loves his Subaru!
Deacon Bob O'Connor, Jr. was born in Jersey City, NJ on August 30th, 1952. He mar-ried Joanne on May 14, 1977 and they have 1 son, Timothy Breandon, who is married and has 2 children. Deacon Bob has been a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Par-ish since January 1992. He was ordained a Permanent Deacon on November 26, 2004. When Deacon Bob isn't assisting the parish he enjoys spending time with his Farmall Farm Tractor, traveling with Joanne, canoeing, camping, fishing, and being with family and friends, especially his grandchildren. Deacon Bob lives his life loving God and Neighbor.
Deacon Joseph Rodgers was born in Paterson, NJ on August 3, 1957. He married his wife Judy on October 1, 1977 and they have 2 children, Stephanie and Joe and 3 grandchildren, Christopher, Lucy and Isabelle. Deacon Joe was ordained at the cathedral of St. Peter in Scranton on November 28th, 2015 by Bishop Joseph Bam-bera. He was first assigned to Our Lady of Victory in Tannersville and was re-assigned to Our Lady Queen of Peace in October 2016. He is involved in prison, hospital and most social concern Ministries. Living his life through the Gosptls brings him great joy and contentment to his life.
- Pastor- Rev. Robert Simon (ext. 112)
- Asst. Pastor – Rev. Rawel Toppo (ext. 126)
- Deacon- Robert A. O’Connor Jr.
- Deacon- Joseph P. Rodgers
- Business Manager- Kim Hoffman (ext. 111)
- Director of Faith Foundation- Margaret LaFiura (ext. 114)
- Music Ministry- Lindsey Blundetto (ext. 127)
- Youth Ministry- Dori Hurley (ext. 117)
- Director of Parish Engagement – Linda Carbone
- Parish Secretary- Debbie Trivett (ext. 110)
- PreSchool Director- (ext. 118)
Important Forms & Resources
Contacts: each of us can be contacted by email.
Preschool Registration Form
Baptism Planning Guide
Wedding Planning Guide
Flea Market Vendor Form
Our Lady Queen of Peace
Gilbert, PA 18331
P.O. Box 38
Brodheadsville, PA 18322
Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday - 8:30 AM-12 NOON
Monday: 12:10 PM
Tuesday - Saturday: 8:00 AM
Friday Adoration: 8:30 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 5:00 PM
(Winter Hours @ 4:00PM)
Sunday: 8:00 AM
11 AM (Livestreamed on Facebook and Youtube)
Monday: 6:30 – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 4:00 – 4:45 PM
(Winter Hours 3:00 - 3:45PM)