During this difficult time please view our weekly "Message from our Clergy" on our Q-tube, and our Masses and Services if you are unable to attend at:
Also, Please view our weekly bulletin under "Publications" at the top of this page.
We are the people of Mary Queen of the Apostles Parish, in Brook Park, Ohio, dedicated to following the example of our Lord, Jesus Christ, through the Scriptures and Traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. We gather together to celebrate, to share, and to be nourished by the Eucharist. We promote religious education, spiritual growth and moral values by being faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ. To show our love for God and one another, we live our lives committed to the dignity and salvation of each person, and we live our faith through compassion and service to those in need.
Next Clergy Message is July 5
FACE MASK Bishop Malesic is no longer mandating that mask signs be posted in church. However, Eucharistic Ministers will continue wearing masks when distributing Holy Communion.
Masses and additional services:
Here's the link to "Q-Tube":
We have established a regular schedule for video Masses at MQA!!
We will broadcast the 4PM Saturday Vigil Mass, the 9AM Sunday Mass,
and 8AM Monday-Friday Masses.
We will livestream these Masses on our parish Facebook page. You can view the video and other information on this page without being a Facebook member which you can access directly from our parish website mqabrookpark.org or Facebook:
About an hour after Mass concludes, the video will be uploaded to Q-Tube (our parish's YouTube channel). which you can access directly from our parish website: mqabrookpark.org or at "Q-tube" as shown above.
"Permission to reprint, podcast, and/or stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license A-621009. All rights reserved."
WE ARE OPEN FOR PUBLIC MASSES.
Weekday Masses (Monday-Friday) are at 8AM, Weekend Masses are at 4PM and 5:30PM on Saturday evening, and Sunday morning at 9AM and 11AM.
Saturday 3:00-3:45PM and by appointment.
THANK YOU for your kindness and generosity in continuing to support the work of your parish through your mail offerings and electronic funds transfers. Everything you all are doing is most appreciated! If you are interested in our on-line giving, contact our parish office at 216.433.1440 and speak with Trish (x21), Monday-Friday 9AM-1PM.
OPTIONS FOR GIVING TO THE PARISH
The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland has provided two additional ways for parishioners to give to the parish during this difficult time. As you know we have two ways already. Besides your regular offertory envelopes, which many people are mailing to the parish office at this time, there are a number of people who regularly give to the parish through our online giving program, also known as the electronic funds transfer. The funds are transferred directly from your savings/checking account at your bank to the parish. Information and signup for that program can be seen in the bulletin, on our Website (just scroll down this page), or you can contact our parish office at 216.433.1440 x21 and speak with Trish.
The two additional ways are as follows:
First, the diocese has a new link that allows you to make an online donation with a credit card. Click here to donate today. This is a secure link, which is setup by the Catholic Community Foundation. All monies will be directed to our parish. To make your online donation select our parish name, Mary Queen of the Apostles in Brook Park, from the drop down menu. It is very simple to use. This option can be used on a one-time basis, weekly, monthly, or whatever you want. Your generosity is appreciated now, more than ever. Because of the new law passed by Congress, all charitable donations up to $300 for individuals and $600 for married couples are tax deductible when you file your taxes next year for 2020, even if you do not itemize. To choose this method of an on-line donation with a credit card, you can also go to the Giving tab above, on this Home Page.
Secondly, you may wish to leave the parish in your will. To learn more about how to create a permanent legacy of lasting support for the work of the parish and the Diocese of Cleveland, please contact Mary Lou Ozimek of the Catholic Community Foundation at 216.696.6525, x4070. Thank you!
Mondays – Miraculous Medal Novena 8:30AM
Tuesdays – Eucharistic Adoration 8:30AM-12N; Divine Mercy Chaplet 12N
Wednesdays – The Rosary 12Noon
Thursdays – The Rosary 8:30AM
- Rev. James Stenger, Pastor
- Rev. Robert Reidy, Senior Associate
- Rev. Norm Gajdzinski, Weekend & Weekday Assistant
- Rev. Tom Wisniewski, Mass Assistant
- Rev. Michael Hayduk, Homebound Ministry
- Deacon Tom Bizon, Deacon
- Deacon Frank Wilson, Deacon
- Deacon John Zdolshek (Retired), Deacon
- Therese Horan, OSU, Pastoral Associate
- Debbie Zelinski, Parish Secretary
- Bob Huczel, Administrative & Pastoral Assistant
- Elaine Gaughan, Pastoral Associate
- James Timko, Director of Music
- Trish Solon, PSR & Parish Secretary
- Nancy Richardson, Virtus & Decorations
- Ann Marie Petrik, Sacristan
- Alicia Gresko, Youth Ministry
- Scott Gray, Maintenence
From the Pastor's Desk
We warmly greet all of you on this glorious feast of Easter! As we struggle with the current health concerns in our nation and world, we pray for an end to this pandemic. We pray for our children, our parents, our siblings, the sick and all of those we love. Our Catholic faith focuses on the Resurrection of Jesus and His love for each of us. Therefore, as Christians, we live in hope and trust. We are one people of God redeemed by the Light, Christ Jesus, and so may we walk by the Light and live by the Light together in love. The sacrifices we are now called to make as a community and as individuals is an experience we could not have imagined. Yet, we are urged to look forward with peaceful hearts instead of fear and panic. In faith and charity, we reach out to care for the needs of others. Over the last two years our lives have been altered by isolation, economic fear, unemployment, health concerns, limits on recreation, and disrupted schedules. Hopefully our longing to celebrate Mass all together and our longing for Jesus in the Eucharist will become stronger.
A special thank you to all who have helped so much with our Holy Week and Easter Liturgies: Our ushers, Eucharistic ministers, lectors, liturgy coordinators, computer steamers, sanitizers, decorators, musicians and choir.
We congratulate those who received the sacraments of initiation for the first time at the Easter Vigil Mass: Amanda Astorino and Christina Rivera.
We continue to pray for all of you and your families. May the Risen Christ fill us with joy on this Easter day!
Fr. Jim, Fr. Rob and the entire staff
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AM 1260 THE ROCK TO BROADCAST PRIESTLY ORDINATION Join us Saturday, May 21, 10AM as we bring you the live broadcast of the ordination to the priesthood from the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Fr. Doug Brown, chaplain of AM 1260 The Rock and pastor of Mary Queen of Peace Parish, and Paul Orlousky, host of "God Calling," will bring you the ordination Mass and commentary.
COMING SOON TO OUR PODCAST-GREAT INTERVIEWS FROM OUR SPRING SPIRIT DRIVE! If you missed our Spring Spirit Drive, you missed some great conversations with people like Dan Burke, author of "The Devil in the Castle," Bishop Edward Malesic, Ukrainian Bishop Bohdan Danylo, Auxiliary Bishop Roger Gries, Johnnette Williams, Teresa Tomeo, Tim Staples and Cy Kellett from "Catholic Answers," Fr. Wade Menezes, and more! Subscribe to our podcast, "Wisdom From the Rock" and you'll be notified when they are posted. Need more information? Go to www.am1260therock.com or call 216-227-1260.
Mary Queen of the Apostle offers Online Giving, an additional option for giving to the church
Online Giving is not meant to replace the traditional Sunday offertory collection; it is meant to enhance it. Many parishioners would rather have the option of giving without writing a check, or remembering to bring the check and envelope to church each week. It also gives you the opportunity to contribute even if you are out of town, etc. Please consider this option or continue to use the offertory envelopes you currently receive. If you do not get envelopes but wish to, or would like to sign up for Online Giving, contact our parish office at 216.433.1440 and speak with Trish (x21) or Debbie (x10).
The hall is used for parish functions and events, such as parish dinners sponsored by the Queen's cooks, Night at the Races sponsored by the Holy Name Society, and a Spring Salad Luncheon sponsored by the Ladies Guild. McMcafferty Hall is not available or rented out for private functions.