606 Cedarwood Dr.
Friendswood, Texas  77546

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      Mary Queen Pastor
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    • WELCOME TO MARY QUEEN CATHOLIC CHURCH

      Brothers and Sisters,
      Throughout this season of Lent, we have been making our “Journey for Home”.  At our Lenten liturgies we have been singing: 
      “In our weakness we’re made strong,  In our suffering we’re made stronger in the dark we turn to the light.  In our faith you heal our blindness.  Though our hearts be burdened with sin through your love you brought us salvation.  Through the gifts and love we share we will know your presence among us.  We live and journey, journey for home.”

      Our Lenten “Journey for Home” soon culminates in the three-day celebration known as the Sacred Triduum.  The priests and Pastoral Staff join with me to invite you to attend the beautiful liturgies of these solemn days of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil that leads us to the great Feast of Easter.
       
      These Holy Week celebrations are at the heart of the Church’s prayer.  After the celebration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, we move through the poignant and prayerful liturgies of Thursday and Friday ending with the joyful announcement at the tomb, “He is Risen.  He is not here.”  Come join us in the prayers and liturgies of Holy Week 2014.  ~ Fr. Jim

    • Parish Registration

      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. 

    • News & Events

      During Lent, we will have 6:30 AM Mass on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday to enable parishioners who work to attend daily Mass during Lent.  We will still have the 8:30 AM daily Mass.

      Holy Week Schedule

      Reconciliation (extended times) —April 12th and April 16th

      The priests of Mary Queen will be available in the Church for the Sacrament of Reconciliation on the following dates:
      Saturday, April 12th from 3:30—5:00 PM
      Wednesday, April 16th from 11:00 AM—12 noon.
      Please note, Confessions will not be heard on Holy Thursday, Good Friday or Holy Saturday.


      Palm Sunday, April 13th

      Palms will be blessed at each Mass to remind us of Jesus’ joyful entrance into Jerusalem and the tone of the liturgy changes as we hear the solemn proclamation of the Passion.  We will have regular scheduled Masses on Palm Sunday.  Weather permitting, palms will be blessed in the plaza in the front of the Church at the 9:30 AM Mass followed by a procession into the Church.

      Holy Thursday, April 17th
      Join us at 7:00 PM for the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper.  In this feast we celebrate the institution of the Eucharist and Priesthood.  We welcome the Sacred Oils into our parish consecrated for our use as we celebrate the Sacraments of the Church.  We remember the Gospel call to service in the ceremony of the washing of feet. We also remember the poor and invite you to bring to Mass a plastic bag filled with personal hygiene items which will be given to those in need in our own local area through the Food Pantry and local shelters.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament begins after the liturgy and concludes at midnight.
       
      Good Friday, April 18th
      3:00 PM – Join us for the “Way of the Cross”.
      7:00 PM – Join us for the Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion.  A Good Friday collection is taken up for the Sacred Shrines of the Holy Land.  Our Presider and Homilist will be His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo.
       
      Holy Saturday, April 19th
      12:30 PM  -  Easter Baskets will be blessed in the Church.  This is an Eastern European tradition to end the Lenten fast with a blessing of the foods used by families on Easter.
       
      8:00 PM – The Solemn Easter Vigil
      Incorporating the Blessing of new fire, lighting of the Paschal Candle, a Vigil of Scripture readings, the Easter Alleluia and Gospel, the baptism of the Elect and celebration of Confirmation of our Elect and Candidates being received into the Church.
       
      Easter Sunday, April 20th
      Our Masses are at 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, and 11:30 AM.  There will not be a 5:30 PM Mass.

      Adult Faith Formation Presents Fr. Robert Barron’s “Evangelization”

      Coming in May, and in follow up to the popular “Catholicism” series, Mary Queen presents Fr. Robert Barron’s series on “Evangelization”.  In this 4 DVD, 4 week course, Fr. Barron presents what the Church means by the “new” evangelization and how we can take part in the missionary work of the Church.  Join us on Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM.  The first session will be presented Thursday, May 1st in the Main Hall, and we will meet the successive Thursdays through May 22nd.  Each DVD session will be followed by a short question and answer period.  If you are looking for something that will help you understand what the Church means by the “new” evangelization and your role in presenting the Gospel message, this series is a great way to learn.  You may call the Parish Office or Tom Stang at 280-992-3404, if you have any questions.

      Restore Hope

      For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.  ~Jeremiah 29:11
      Mary Queen Church is offering a new support group, RESTORE HOPE, to women who have had an abortion at any time during their lives.  This ministry seeks to help them heal, experience God's love and mercy, and find forgiveness within a small group setting.  All information is kept confidential.  If you are interested or would like more information please contact the group facilitator at restorehopemq@gmail.com.

       


      Memorial Brick Pavers

      We are taking orders for Memorial Brick Pavers that are a part of the plaza of the Church.  Brick Pavers can have up to three lines of a spiritual message, "In Honor of..." or "In Memory of..." or your family name.  Memorial bricks are $150.00 for the first brick and $100.00 for each additional brick purchased per family.  Payment is due when order form is turned in.  Make checks payable to Mary Queen Church.  Bricks are limited to 3 lines of text – up to 15 characters per line.  A character is defined as a letter, number, space, or punctuation mark.  Click here for an order form.  Return form to the Parish Office. 
    • Faith Direct - Automatic Contributions

      During this solemn and holy season of Lent, let us make a conscious effort to recommit ourselves to the three pillars of Lent: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving. Supporting Mary Queen Catholic Church through Faith Direct is a great way for us as a parish to observe consistent almsgiving. Please enroll today! Visit www.faithdirect.net and use our Church Code TX242 to sign up. 

    • The Master's Plan - Witness & Welcome in Gospel love
      Memorials (such as items in marble/bronze, items for liturgical rooms and areas, liturgical furnishings, pews and statuary of Saints) for the Church are available. 
       
      We have a Memorial Prayer Garden.  A bronze plaque "In Memory Of" a loved one can be purchased.
       
      Please contact George Rodgers, Capital Campaign Administrator, for more information at 281-482-1391.