Parish Life

 

Due to government and diocesan directives, some ministries are not currently meeting on campus due to the pandemic.  More information will be provided soon in the bulletin when ministries resume.

Adult Church League Softball

Our adult softball team competes in the Belmont Parks & Recreation Church Softball League against teams from other local area churches. The league generally plays on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in April and May. Teams form in the spring, usually in March. If you are interested in being a part of next year’s team, contact Jon Hamilton at jon5872@aol.com

 

Coffee and Donuts

We are looking to restart our coffee and donuts following Sunday morning Masses but we are in need of additional team members.  With enough volunteers, you shouldn't need to help more than once a month at one Mass.  We have separate teams for each Mass.  Please consider volunteering your time for this wonderful ministry that fosters our community spirit.  To volunteer or for more information, contact Chrissy at music@queenoftheapostles.org.  

 

Community Breakfast

We are prepared to restart our Community Breakfasts however we are waiting until our numbers are safer due to the pandemic.  Breakfast is held in the parish MAK Family Life Center and is for free – yes, free – breakfast! A group of committed volunteers prepare breakfast to order: eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage and toast.  Breakfast is a great opportunity to gather with parish friends over a cup of coffee and catch up with news.  Information regarding when this ministry resumes will be posted in the bulletin.

DINOMITES Spring Soccer Season

QOA is offering spring soccer for children ages 3-6 starting March 15, 2022!  The meets run on Tuesdays from 5:45-7:00pm.  If interested, please contact the church office for more information.  You may click the link provided to register online.    

 

Gardening

“There used to be a big circle of dirt and two trees” is how the ministry of the parish gardens began.  Someone saw a need and took the challenge. Today, there are parishioners who help take care of the flowerbed.  In the spring, the ‘flower boards’ are displayed, asking for volunteers to help with the planting and upkeep of the beds. The more who sign up to help with an area, the less work there is to do. We are all called to help with this ministry – if you see a weed, pull it! Please see Monica Hoehny for more information.

 

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus Council #11076 has been involved in our parish since 1993. Over 100 men belong and strive to provide support of the Church, programs of evangelization and Catholic education, civic involvement and aid to those in need. Some examples of their involvement include the Valentine Dance, preparing and serving dinner during Vacation Bible School, and the Breakfast Ministry that works on Saturdays to help widows of former Knights. New members bring fresh ideas and extra hands to projects of the future. Please see Justin Rick for more information.

 

Rosary Makers

The rosary is an old and reliable form of prayer in our Catholic Tradition. Our Rosary Makers recognize the importance of this ritual prayer and work hard to promote it.  The handmade rosaries are donated to Catholic missions, first-sacrament children, faith formation classes and are available in the Narthex of our church for parishioners.  If you need a rosary, please take one.  Do you need a rosary repaired?  We can do it.  Do you want to learn how to make a rosary?  We will teach you.  The needed supplies are provided.  Once you learn, you can make the rosaries at home.  We meet on the same Saturday morning as the Community Breakfasts.  To join us to learn to make rosaries for donations, please see Marilyn Warmington.

 

Welcome Stewardship

The Welcome Stewardship Committee assists newly registered parishioners by welcoming them face to face after mass. The new families are presented a small gift of wine, bread and salt.  Occasionally a special church social gathering is organized for our new families to meet other members of the parish and to learn more about our parish life.  To become a part of this important committee, please see Michelle Curnow or email her at mcurnow97@gmail.com.

 

Young at Heart

Are you fifty plus years of age and feeling young at heart? Our parish offers a social “Meet & Eat” gathering once a month just for you!  The second Saturday of every month, following the 5:00 pm mass, the group meets for a covered dish dinner.  Often the meetings include a program based on the group’s needs. In addition to social events, the Young at Heart group also does some service projects during Christmas and has sponsored a Day of Reflection for the diocesan Elder ministry.  Whether you are a single or couple, please pencil in the Young at Heart meetings!  Please see Cathy Boyd with questions.