The priests that serve Mary Queen are Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette. Founded on the message and inspiration of Mary's apparition at La Salette, our ministry is to help people respond to the grace of reconciliation through faith in Jesus Christ, especially those people who are alienated or estranged. Wherever we minister, we make this message known to all God's people. Click here to learn more about the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette.
Our Blessed Mother, Our Lady of La Salette, appeared to two children on the top of a mountain in the Alps of southeastern France, near the hamlet of La Salette on September 19, 1846. The first of the series of apparitions which include those of Lourdes and Fatima, her message was an invitation to live the message of her Son, Jesus. Her parting words to the children were: "Well, my children, make this known to all my people." Mary's apparition at La Salette is a modern day reminder of an ancient truth; that Mary constantly intercedes for us before God; that she is the Reconciler of Sinners, calling us back to the message and way of her Son, Jesus.
Our theme for this Advent is “Stable-Bound”. Advent is all about the journey to the stable. During this new Liturgical Year (Cycle C which begins on the First Sunday of Advent) most of our Gospel Readings will be from St. Luke and the four weeks leading up to Christmas mirror the spiritual journey that we all are on. We’ll focus on a different part of the journey each week: Preparation, Choosing a Path, the Journey Itself and the Destination. Click here for the entire Advent Newsletter.
A Prayer of Solidarity, Resolve and Thankfulness
A Prayer from Unbound
Last Friday, the terrible events in Paris happened. At this writing, 132 deaths are attributed to the terrorist attacks, with the toll in injury and the deepened climate of fear impossible to estimate.
We see a world vulnerable to people who hate and who are willing to express that hatred in the slaughter of innocents. We navigate our days through insecurity and uncertainty, tempted to answer hatred with hatred and violence with violence.
Yet, our faith tells us that the world God made is good and that the human family is made in God's own image. In times like these, holding on to that belief is more than an act of will. It is an act of hope - and hope, like faith and love, is a virtue that comes from the very heart of our Creator.
So, perhaps, thanksgiving is the best response for today after all. Standing in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Paris and wherever else darkness causes suffering, we offer our thanks to God as affirmation of the light.
Compassionate God, be with the victims of the Paris attacks and all those around the world who suffer from violence. In their suffering, may they know that we, their brothers and sisters, embrace them with loving concern.
We ask, too, for guidance for the human family as we make our way forward. As we seek justice, may we also have the wisdom to never surrender our desire for peace.
We thank you, Lord, for glimpses of light in the darkness and love in the midst of hatred. May our gratitude be our declaration before the world that we believe the human family is, at our essence, a reflection of your divine goodness. Amen
Mary Queen Catholic Church - His Mercy Endures Forever
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The Spiritual Gifts Inventory can help you determine which spiritual gifts you have been blessed with and are challenged to use in living out your baptismal call to build up the Kingdom of God. It will take approximately 15-20 minutes to take the inventory but a whole lifetime to use your spiritual gifts. There are 115 statements that assess your gifts in twenty-three different areas. Once your scores are totaled for each of the gifts, you will be presented with your spiritual gifts. You can then use the List of Spiritual Gifts to deepen your understanding of these gifts and how they might be used. We’ve provided a list of some of the parish ministries and activities that need each of the 23 gifts and encourage you to explore the possibilities of using your gifts in one of these ministries.
If you attend Mary Queen regularly and consider this your parish, we ask that you complete a Parish Registration form so that we can keep an accurate census for our church and the Archdiocese. Registration forms can be found in the Church narthex and at the Reception Desk in the Parish Center. Click here to complete the Parish Registration Form online. You must have the latest version of Adobe Reader to access the registration form. Please stop by the Parish Office, we love meeting our new families.