God is inviting you to dream: He wants to show you that you can make the world a different place.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) July 30, 2016
Thanksgiving Food Drive 2016… Thank you!
On Sunday, November 13, we wrapped up our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive with our Junior High Faith Formation, Senior High Youth Group, Confirmation Candidates and their families sorting, delivering and shelving the food donated to St. Andrew’s Food Cupboard. Our volunteers worked from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm at St. Andrew’s helping organizing the donations. Thank you to all who participated.
The hundreds of food items donated at St. Thomas More and Our Lady Queen of Peace created one of the largest food donations that St. Andrew’s has ever received!
JHFF: Grades 6-8
2016-17 OLQP/STM Junior High Youth Ministry Meeting dates:
We meet from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace, except on special occasions (Food Drive, etc.).
Cost: The registration fee for JHFF is $40. This includes a book for each student.
Contact Jodi Miller, if you have any questions.
8/28/2016: Summer Fun gathering (6:30 – 7:30 pm)
10/22/2016: Distribute Thanksgiving Food Drive bags at all Masses (STM & OLQP). Volunteers needed!
11/13/2016: Sort food donations after 10:30 Mass (STM) or 11:30 Mass (OLQP). Volunteers needed!
12/14/2016: Christmas skit, performed for Faith Formation cancelled
4/4/2017: Living Stations of the Cross, performed for Faith Formation… Volunteers needed!
5/3/2016: Year-end picnic at Buckland Park (for all Youth Group and Faith Formation families)
Download a pdf of the 2016-2017 Junior High and Senior High meeting dates here.
Family Mass dates:
Members of JHFF and SHYG are invited to be participate in the liturgy as lectors and altar servers at Family Mass. This is a great way to share your faith with our community! Upcoming Family Mass dates are:
- 10/16/2016: 9:30 am at OLQP
- 11/16/2016: 10:30 am at STM
- 1/22/2017: 9:30 am at OLQP
- 2/12/2017: 10:30 am at STM
- 3/19/2017: 9:30 am at OLQP
Contact Jim Herrmann, email@example.com, if you are interested or have any questions.
Pope Francis leading by example
On March 24, 2016, Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of Muslim, Orthodox, Hindu and Catholic refugees in a moving ceremony during Holy Thursday Mass at a refugee center on the outskirts of Rome:
Do you want to build a snow man or woman?
We didn’t receive any snow before Christmas, so we had to get creative!
Confirmation 2015-2016 information
Preparation for Confirmation at OLQP/STM is a two-year process. It involves educational classes, individual reflection, service, prayer and faith sharing with other candidates, sponsors and parents. Confirmation students begin preparation when the student is in 8th grade.