A community of believers challenged
by Christ’s call to help build the kingdom of God
Queen of Peace Church

Adult Enrichment

Fish and Philosophy

Friday, March 9
QP Gathering Space
6:00 p.m. - Catered fish dinner (reservations required)
7:00 p.m. - “Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory” presentation with Rev. Pat Norris, OP

Fr. Pat will explore the mysteries and the myths of our faith associated with heaven, purgatory, and hell. What does the church actually teach about these realities? Should we integrate people’s private revelations over the centuries into our theological vision?

Fr. Pat Norris, O.P., is a chaplain and ethicist at SSM Health-St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He is a former pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish and now serves as the prior or superior of the Dominican community at the parish.

Dinner is $14 per person. To reserve your spot for the dinner drop off or mail your payment to the Parish Center. Reservations are not necessary to come to the talk. 

Studying the Weekend Scripture

Studying the Weekend ScriptureThursdays 7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. 
February 15 through March 22
Gathering Space

Want to get more out of the Sunday scripture readings
this Lent?

Each Thursday during Lent, beginning on February 15
from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Msgr. Jim Uppena will walk
us through the three scripture readings for the following weekend. Each passage will be read. Background and context information for each reading will be presented. Specific words and phrases will be explained. Various interpretations and understandings will be shared, including those of the participants.

Open to all. Bring your own Bible. No pre-registration, no fee. No need to attend all six sessions; just come on the evenings when you can. 

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.