Our Lady Queen of Peace has several comittees, councils and groups that meet to guide and assist our parish. These groups, provide leadership and include: Building Committee, Financial Council, and Stewardship Council. For more information regarding these groups, please contact the Parish Office at (727) 849-7521.
The Social Committee was created to promote fellowship and provide financial support to our parish. With great success, we are serving dinners on the 1st Fridays of each month and considering other fundraising projects. The Social Committee meets on the Mondays following our dinners at 6:30 p.m. in the Faith Formation classrooms. Volunteers are very welcome and greatly appreciated. For more information, please contact Tom at (727) 846-0392 or George at (727) 847-5945.
Advises the Pastor on financial matters of the parish and school. Responsible for monitoring all income and expenses, and approving the annual budgets.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Our program provides English language instruction to speakers of other languages. We meet once a week on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Faith Formation classrooms. Our term begins in October and ends in May. For more information, please contact the Office of Faith Formation at 842-9396 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastoral Care at Our Lady Queen of Peace works to evangelize, and in our area hospitals, Hospices, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, and homes. In addition, we minister to our Parish community and assist with our surrounding parishes. Pastoral Care is available Monday through Saturday. Ministers of this ministry meet on a quarterly basis in the Faith Formation building. For more information on Pastoral Care, or if you are interested in being a part of this ministry, please contact Fr. Joseph at the Parish Office at (727) 849-7521.
The role of Stephen Ministry is to provide a one-on-one caring and confidential relationship with a person who is having a difficult time. Stephen Ministers go through an instructional and practice program, learning how to listen and provide care. The Stephen Ministry meets on Mondays at 6:00 pm in the classrooms. A request for a Stephen Minister may be made by contacting Arthur Joyal, Director at (727) 845-5018.
Youth Ministry at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church is an effort by our Catholic Community to reach out to the youth of our parish with the love of God, as revealed to us in Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Youth Ministry involves and engages young people to become involved in parish life and encourages them to learn more about their faith through a variety of opportunities and experiences. By doing so, the Youth Ministry draws teens into being active and responsible participants in the life, mission, and work of our faith community. Simply put, Youth Ministry is faith, fun and friends! For more information contact the Faith Formation Office at 727-842-9396.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Knights Council 11680 meets at the Parish Hall of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in New Port Richey, FL. The Grand Knight for 2014-2015 is Tony Nalli.
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Except for the months of July and August, during those months we meet on the 1st Thursday only.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Council 11680 was founded in 1995 through the direction of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council and the leadership of the late Fr. Gerard Powers (our former pastor). With the support of surrounding councils, we are able to forge a closer working relationship with our parish. Each year our council provides funds for various parish ventures, such as our local crisis pregnancy center, and the mentally challenged in our community, among others. We are especially proud of the many members we have who are active in various ministries in our parish.
Why Become a Knight?
Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference. 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’s being involved with your community, it’s supporting your Catholic Church, while enhancingyour own faith.
Third Degree Meetings: Are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in the Parish Hall at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of July and August when we will meet on the first Thursday only.
Fourth Degree Meetings: Are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Parish Hall at 7:30 p.m.
The main focus of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus is Patriotism. We attend to the various cemeteries honoring our deceased Veterans in what is called our “regalia” our our uniforms; presenting the “Colors” in their honor. In addition, we attend to the physical and mental needs of our wounded Veterans at Haley Veteran’s Hospital with supplies that they don’t recieve from the government. We along with our brother Knights in the Third Degree assist in various parish projects, both physically and monetarily.
Legion of Mary
The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members, developed by prayer and active co-operation, under ecclesiastical guidance, in Mary’s and the Church’s work of crushing the head of the serpent and advancing the reign of Christ.
The Legion of Mary has both active members and auxiliary (praying) members and is open to both men and women. The active members meet Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at the Centennial House.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to call Joanne D’Alessio at (727) 856-6062.
St. Vincent de Paul
Our conference serves all people in need, regardless of age, sex, race, ethnic background, or lifestyle. Since this conference is parish based, we serve everyone living within the parish borders. Our ministry helps to pay utility bills (electric and water), medical and dental needs, lodging and transportation. We cooperate with parish organizations, neighboring conferences, and social service agencies. Our food pantry is open four (4) days a week and serves hundreds of people every month.
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:oo p.m. (Noon)
Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. (Noon) – 2:00 p.m.
Because we are a volunteer run organization, more volunteers are always needed. For more information about our organization, to obtain services, or volunteer, please call us at (727) 845-4955.