We invite all to join us for our special Virtual Mass on Thanksgiving Day.
Monsignor Ken shares, "I’m especially thankful for this QP Community and all that you do for Christ and for others. So many people have stepped up to help others with the Annual Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive, CMC and so many other important programs helping those in need."
It's time for our Annual Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive! Due to the pandemic, donations have changed a little. We will be helping the Allied area with $20 or $25 gift cards, instead of donating baskets full of food.
If you and your family would like to donate a gift card to bless a family in need this Thanksgiving, you can donate online.
You can also drop gift cards off at the Parish Center Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm. Please make your donation by Tuesday, November 24.
Thank you for your support!
This year's Advent theme will be A Season of Hope. We have a feeling that with the craziness of 2020, it will resonate with everyone.
We’ll kick off the season with Advent by Candlelight next Sunday, Nov. 29th at 6:00pm. The live-streamed event will be a concert, featuring Gayle Westfahl. We will close with Compline, the Evening Prayer of the Church.
More exciting things are planned too:
- We will once again be offering the Word on Fire Advent Gospel Reflection booklets by Bishop Baron. For our Small Christian Communities, we will be offering this year’s Rejoice! Series Advent Meditations with the Holy Family, similar to last year’s popular series on Joseph. Both booklets will be available on November 28th but an early pickup/drop off can be arranged by contacting Cheryl at 608-231-4616.
- Angel Tree is underway! Please consider volunteering or purchasing a clothing item and/or fun item for a child this holiday season.
- Our Annual Tree Lighting event will take place in a safe way.
- Don’t forget to save the date for our 75th Anniversary Drive-In Celebration on Dec. 13 at 4:00pm.
The tradition of Advent by Candlelight continues! Mark your calendars for our live-streamed event on Sunday, November 29 at 6:00pm.
Join us for an evening concert that will feature Gayle Westfahl. We will close the night with Compline, the Evening Prayer of the Church.
We have about 136 children of prisoners who are our little “Angels” this year and are counting on our generosity this Christmas season! Please consider buying a child one or both of the following:
A fun item: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45aeaa2ea20-angel3.
A clothing item: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45aeaa2ea20-angel2.
Drop Off Times:
November 28: before or after the 5pm Mass
November 29: 7:45am-12:15pm
December 5: before or after the 5pm Mass
December 6: 7:45-11am
Gifts must be wrapped and labeled with name and code (ex. Bobby 1A-Fun or Bobby 1A -Clothing). They can be returned to the Gathering Space. Volunteers will be on hand to collect your gift and mark off your donation. If you want to buy for an angel and want social distance for drop off, please reach out to Annette at (608)231-4615 or email@example.com.
Project Angel Tree is also in great need of volunteers to help with organizational tasks, to staff tables the weekends of November 28-29 and December 5-6, and to make deliveries on December 6. Most jobs will take no more than 20 minutes to an hour of your time. Take a look at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45aeaa2ea20-angel1.
As in true Queen of Peace tradition, the tree lighting event is still happening--but in a different way! Due to the pandemic, we have had to "think outside the box" in order for Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish's campus to LIGHT UP in celebration of the Christmas Season.
We will celebrate our 75th Anniversary of the parish, on the weekend of December 11-13th!