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.
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. (Se habla Español)
THANK YOU for your kind offerings in continuing to support the work of your parish. 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.
Next Clrgy's Message February 1 2024
LIVE-STREAMING OF MASSES We are cutting the number of Masses that we stream and upload to “Q” tube weekly. Parishes that have totally stopped streaming (some never did stream at all), or that stream only one Mass a week, have seen increases in their Mass attendance at church. We will stream and upload the 8AM Masses on Monday and Tuesday mornings to enable our homebound to connect with the parish. For the rest of the week, EWTN telecasts a number of daily Masses, and our Cathedral streams its weekday Masses at 12N. On Sundays, besides the Masses on EWTN, Channel 43 (WUAB-TV) broadcasts two Masses: 8AM and 10AM from our Cathedral. We realize this will be an inconvenience to some folks, but we tried to reach a compromise based on our recent survey. Initially, one possibility was to cut the streaming entirely but we will not do that.
Here's the link to "Q-Tube":
We will also 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."
Lessons and Carols
Our Music Ministry is planning a “Family Evening of Lessons & Carols” on Saturday, December 9, following the 5:30PM Mass. While there will be a few choir selections, we’ve focused on all joining in singing traditional Christmas Carols. Following Lessons & Carols, parish fellowship will be held in McCafferty Hall, with hot chocolate, coffee, punch and Christmas cookies. Soli Deo Gloria, Jim Timko
ADVENT MISSION As we approach the end of another year, do you find yourself feeling unfulfilled, anxious or lost? Our relationship with Jesus and the attributes and fruits of the Holy Eucharist can equip us to handle everything from the stresses of the world to any holiday anxiety or sadness. Make plans to join us for “Unconditionally,” a three-day mission centered around the Eucharist, as we explore Being You, Moving Forward and Finding Jesus. The mission is presented by Catholic speaker/author, Greg Wasinski, at St. John Bosco Parish, 6480 Pearl Road, Parma Hts., on December 3, 4 and 5 starting at 7PM each evening. Any questions, please contact Melissa at St. John Bosco, 440.886.3500 x107.
- 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
- 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
This coming weekend we begin the new Church Year! How will the Lord change us this Advent so as to increase our desire for His coming? He came to us as man some 2000 years ago and will come again in glory. He comes to us now in Word and in Sacrament. Through the Sacrament of Penance, daily or frequent Communion, fasting, words of mercy, daily Bible reading, increased prayer, and through evangelization, the Lord can give us an amazing new desire for Him and His coming. Let us truly prepare our minds, hearts, and souls for the coming of Christ into our lives in an ever deeper way as we ready ourselves for Christmas. Let us try not to get so wrapped up in the commercialism of the season that we forget Who it is really about.
Use tangible signs like nativity sets or cards that mention Christmas (and not just “the holiday”) to put Christ back into Christmas. Receive the Sacrament of Penance during Advent. Visit someone whom you have not seen for awhile and who probably would not expect a visit from you during December. Invite a friend, family member, or neighbor to church with you during this season of Advent and don’t be afraid to share your faith with them. Share with others less fortunate through our “Giving Tree.” Read the pamphlets and books in the racks of the church vestibule which contain good spiritual reading! Use your copy of “The Word Among Us” and the daily meditations which it contains. Use this Advent to prepare for Christmas.
May I recommend the following prayer intentions to our shut-ins who are involved in the Ministry of Praise and Mercy, for the month of December: For those who do not know Jesus Christ our Lord; for those who have drifted from the practice of their Catholic faith; for a greater devotion to Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Please keep our 2nd grade PSR students in your prayers as they receive the Sacrament of Penance for the first time on December 11.
Have a blessed week!
FORMED.ORG Picks of the Week:
WHAT IS THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION? Join Drs Tim Gray and John Sehorn as they examine Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception. This dogma of the Catholic faith, promulgated in 1854 by Pope Pius IX, speaks of Mary's conception and what it means to the Church.
NICHOLAS DAY | CATHOLIC ALL YEAR AT HOME W/ KENDRA TIERNEY Kendra shares her favorite recipes and traditions for celebrating the feast of St. Nicholas (a.k.a. Santa!). Learn how to make mulled wine and cider, speculaas cookies, and deep-fried Dutch meatballs.
SHALOM/PEACE | ADVENT: WORD STUDIES | THE BIBLE PROJECT "Peace" is a very common word in English, that means different things to different people. It's also a very important word in the Bible that refers not only to the absence of conflict but also to the presence of something else.
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THE ROCK AM1260
AM 1260 The Rock will be bringing EWTN's full array of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day programming.
AM 1260 The Rock will air the regularly-scheduled Sunday liturgies as follows:
- 8 AM Mass from EWTN Chapel
- 10:30 AM Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Mass for the Homebound from Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
December 24th-Christmas Eve Vigil Mass:
- Sunday 1:30 PM Live: Solemn Mass of Christmas Eve Live from Rome.
- Sunday 10 PM Live: Solemn Mass of Christmas Eve from The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.
December 25th-Christmas Masses:
- Monday 1 AM: Midnight Mass in the Holy Land from St. Catherine’s Church in Bethlehem.
- Monday 8 AM Live: Solemn Mass of Christmas Day from EWTN.
- Monday 12 Noon Live: Solemn Mass of Christmas Day from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
This schedule is subject to change. For the most updated full schedule, click here
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.