Blessed Mother Rosary Makers
The Rosary Makers meet on the second Thursday of the month, at 10AM, in McCafferty Hall. This volunteer group makes rosaries to send to missions around the world to promote devotion to our Blessed Mother through praying the Rosary. The ministry is made possible through fundraisers and donations.
Charity in Action
CIA is a community within the larger community of Mary Queen of the Apostles that joins together to do God's work through "Love of Neighbor." In addition to the opportunity to serve, Charity in Action also provides the opportunity to get to know other parishioners through its service and social justice activities. Members are involved in activities based on their interests and available time. Whatever a member's participation...whether once a week, once a month, or once a year...they all make a difference!! Website: http://mqacia.webs.com
The Evangelization Team members meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30PM in the Ministry Wing. They organize events and activities, by working with other parish groups, which target active and inactive parishioners, as well as other denominations, to learn more about our Catholic faith and parish. These events combine fun and faith, with highlights that include participating in three Brook Park parades and Brook Park Community Days; welcoming new people into our parish with Awesome Autumn/Welcome Dinner; and working to spread the message of Christ through various methods (give-aways, adult formation sessions, yard signs, etc.).
Holy Name Society
The Holy Name Society is open to all parishioners of all ages. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30PM in McCafferty Hall with refreshments and fellowship to follow. The purpose of the society is to promote respect and honor toward the Holy Name of Jesus. Members give of their time, energy and financial support where needed for our parish. The Holy Name Society will take the lead or assist at many of the ministries and activities of the parish, such as the Parish Feast Mass, Parish Picnic, Memorial Mass, Night at the Races, golf outings, etc. They take pride in working cooperatively with all the organizations in our Parish. They pray, work and play!
Knights of Columbus: Brook Park Council 13984
The Knights of Columbus is the largest order of Catholic laymen in the world. They are guided by four virtues: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enriching your family life.
The Ladies Guild meets the first Wednesday of every month during the school year for religious and social activities. They have informative speakers, go on trips, have spiritual reflection days and attend Mass monthly as a group. The guild assists at various parish functions throughout the year. They have several fundraisers during the year.
Seniors ages 55 and up, meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 12:30PM to 2:30PM in the Ministry Wing, from September through May. They enhance their faith with informative talks and socialize playing bingo. Religious trips may be scheduled during the year.
The Parish Council is composed of the pastor, parochial vicar, deacons, pastoral minister and members of the parish. The Council's primary goal is to act as a consultative group to the pastor in decision-making for the parish. It is a channel through which insights and concerns of the total parish community can be addressed. Parish Council guides the spiritual, liturgical, social, educational, and apostolic growth of the parish. The Council seeks to foster quality communication within the parish to promote its growth.
Parish Gardeners is a CIA project where a group of gardeners volunteer to plan, plant, and maintain the parish landscaping beds. Seasonal plantings are done as a group, and the "green thumbs" are always welcome.
We meet the first Wednesday of the month from 10AM to 12Noon. This ministry provides knitted or crocheted prayer shawls for anyone that needs comfort, and prayer lap robes for our home-bound parishioners. Other projects for those in need are also handcrafted throughout the year.
This is a volunteer group which prepares and serves food at various parish functions such at the Parish Picnic, Fish Fries, special dinners, and receptions for First Communion, and Confirmation. There are a variety of ways to serve as a volunteer, either by leading, baking, cooking, serving, setting-up, tending bar, or cleaning-up. This is a wonderful way to give your time and talent to our parish community. This is also a fantastic opportunity to meet and get to know the people in our parish. We would love to have you at our side serving the people of God as we celebrate the different events happening throughout the year.
Women of Faith
Women of Faith is for women to come together to deepen their faith in God while encouraging and supporting each other's faith journey. Women of all ages are invited to share friendship and spiritual support with other women from the parish and from other local parishes. For the current schedule of activities, please call the parish office.
Young Adult Ministry
The Mary Queen of the Apostles Young Adult Ministry welcomes all between the ages of 18 to 39. Our ministry consists of young adults who are members of the parish, as well as those from outside of the parish. Each gathering has a balance of social and spiritual elements, helping all feel welcome and included no matter where they are in their faith journey. We meet twice a month, routing between Friday and Saturday evening gatherings. All are welcomed to join us! For additional information, please send an email to [email protected] Be sure to also “like” us on Facebook: Mary Queen of the Apostles Young Adult Ministry.