606 Cedarwood Dr.
Friendswood, Texas 77546
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.
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.
Welcome Father Lamartine
We are happy to introduce and welcome Father Lamartine Joseph Eliscar, M.S. to our Mary Queen Parish Community. He was born in Haiti in 1972 and migrated to New York to be with his parents in the mid 1990’s. He attended college at Bridgewater University in Massachusetts. He became acquainted with the Missionaries of La Salette at the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in Attleboro, Massachusetts. He made First Profession of Vows on July 24, 2005. After completing his theological studies at the Washington Theological University he was ordained a priest on July 17, 2010 by Most Reverend Donald Pelliter, M.S., Retired Bishop of Morondava, Madagascar. Since then he has been serving as Parochial Vicar at St. Ann Catholic Church, in Marietta, Georgia. He was appointed Vocation Director for the La Salette Missionaries which has led him to be taking up residence here at Mary Queen. He says, “My goal is to promote La Salette vocations, recruiting young people to become ministers of reconciliation and encourage youth to think about a La Salette vocation when they are making their life choices. Just as I heard Mary’s invitation to become a La Salette priest in the United States to serve my brothers and sisters, I hope that Mary’s invitation “to come near” reaches the ears of many young men and women at Mary Queen to become reconcilers through the Missionaries of La Salette.” Welcome Fr. Lamartine!
All who are thirsty, come to refresh your spirit as we seek our baptismal call to Holiness……
Are we truly living out our baptismal call with a contrite heart to Love our Neighbor? For just as a body without a spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead ~ James 2:26.
Our next gathering is Wednesday, October 29th at 7:00 PM in La Salette Hall. All are welcome as we join together, with a merciful heart, in this monthly Faith Sharing Group. We will come together as the body of Christ to embrace the “Works of Mercy” and discuss how we can reach out to the poor, the hungry, the sick and the sorrowful. Please contact Terri Kettle at 713-560-4503 or email@example.com for more information.
Mary Queen Church is presenting a number of six-week study sessions on the Holy Father’s first papal exhortation, the Joy of the Gospel. The study sessions begin September 8th and will be available on various nights and weekends, and is offered by a number of facilitators. The Study Guide edition of the Joy of the Gospel may be purchased from the Parish Office for $10. The six-week sessions are free, but registration for these sessions is now open by calling the Parish Office. Space is limited for each facilitator.
Click here for a listing of dates, times & location of study session groups.
Click here for a copy of the Joy of the Gospel.
Click here for an audio version of the Joy of the Gospel.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Meditation Prayer Group
Wednesday, 9:00 AM
Bride's Room - Church
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La Salette Prayer Group
Monday, 7:00 PM
St. Anne Family Room in La Salette Hall
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Adult Bible Study
Sunday, 9:00 AM
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Men's Council Prayer Group
Tuesdays, 7:00 PM
La Salette Hall - St. Anne Family Room
Men's ACTS Faith Sharing Group
Saturdays, 7:30 AM
Prayer Cell for our Nation
Thursday, 12:30 PM, La Salette Hall - Divine Mercy Chapel
Men's Ministry Prayer Group
Saturday, 7:30 AM, Retreat House