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Queen of Peace Church

Adult Enrichment

Understanding Vatican II with Msgr. Charles Schluter

Thursday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the gathering space.

Last spring, we had a packed house for Msgr. Schluter’s presentation on the 20 major councils of the church from Nicea in 325 to Vatican I in 1869. His vast knowledge and engaging manner brings history alive. This month, he continues his presentation with the council that opened in 1962 and impacted so much of our modern-day church. Msgr. Schluter is a scholar, but he shares what he knows in a way that is accessible to everyone. All are welcome.

Who Was Thomas Merton?

Tuesdays, January 9, 16, and 23
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Center

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. Thomas MertonOn his visit to the United States, Pope Francis spoke of his admiration for Thomas Merton saying, "He remains a source of spiritual inspiration and a guide for many people. Merton was above all a man of prayer, a thinker who challenged the certitudes of his time and opened new horizons for souls and for the church. He was also a man of dialogue, a promoter of peace between peoples and religions."

Join us for a discussion of Merton's life and works. We'll be using excerpts of The Seven Story Mountain and Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, along with videos and other resources.  All are welcome. No need to pre-register.

Spiritual Book Group

This weekly book group meets every Wednesday September through May, 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the Parish Center. Beginning September 13, we’ll be discussing “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond. In Evicted, Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. This is a lively and friendly group and all are welcome. 

Contemplative Prayer “Be still and know that I am God.”

Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel.

Contemplative prayer has been part of the Catholic tradition since the earliest days, and is listed as one of the three major expressions of prayer in the Catechism (#2721). The format includes two short scripture readings, two 20-minute periods of silence, and concludes with the Lord’s Prayer. You do not need any special skills, although it does take practice to learn to quiet our busy minds. All are welcome.  

MOMs Group (Ministry of Mothers Sharing)

Need a little support with the ever-changing challenges of being a mom? Join the QP Moms group. This friendly group meets the first and third Thursday of each month during the school year in the Parish Center, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Young children and babies are welcome to attend with their moms. Contact Nicole for more info 288-1950. 

Parish Library

Enrich your faith through spiritual reading. The Parish Library, just off the gathering space, offers books, periodicals, and DVDs on the Catholic faith, saints, bereavement, parenting, bible studies, and more. Drop in anytime –it is open seven days a week.