As many aspects of life are now returning to normalcy, each Catholic Bishop in Pennsylvania will reinstate the obligation to attend Mass in person on Sundays and Holy Days beginning on Sunday, August 15, 2021, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Queen of Peace has an Online Giving program available to our parishioners. We have arranged with Vanco Services to provide our members an opportunity to use Electronic Funds Transfer as an alternative method for giving. The Program is free of charge for parishioners. By making your offering through our Online Giving program it allows you to donate once or make a recurring contribution that is automatically transferred from your checking or savings account on a monthly basis, and you select your own billing date. This is an easy way to make your Sunday contributions without worrying about your collection envelope. The use of EFT is not only time saving and convenient for you, but also allows our Parish to realize a more consistent level of support. By signing up for the Online Giving program, you will know that you are doing your part to support the Parish even at times you are not able to physically present to celebrate with the Parish Community. To sign-up simply CLICK HERE.
Of course, if you prefer, your collection envelope is still a great way to support Queen of Peace Parish. Simply drop it in the collection basket on Sunday or you may mail it to the Rectory: 820 North Hills Avenue, Ardsley, PA 19038.
Thank you for your generous support!
THE 2021 MASS INTENTION BOOK WILL OPEN SEPTEMBER 28TH.
Due to COVID restrictions rectory staff will NOT be taking Mass Intentions in Lynaugh Hall this year. This year we will be accepting MAIL-IN requests on a First Come/First Requests Honored basis.
In person requests will not be taken during this time. Please write out your requests (Include the intention, requested by, and date. Also include your name and contact information and a check for the amount due) and send them to the rectory. Requests will be dated upon arrival and will be honored to the best of our ability. Please provide us with “backup dates” in case your original dates are not available.
As we have done in the past, we ask everyone to limit their total number of requests to three Masses through October 10th. Beginning October 12th parishioners may return to the rectory for additional Mass intentions.
To try and accommodate the many requests that we receive for intentions, we will be accepting (2) intentions per weekday Mass, which means you will “share” the Mass with another family. Weekday, 8 a.m. Mass Intentions are a $10 stipend. If you do not want to share a Mass intention for a particular date and wish to reserve the date for your intention alone, the stipend will be $15.
Weekend & Holy Day Mass Intentions are a $15 stipend and we will only accept (1) intention for Weekend & Holy Day Masses. A request for a Mass intention cannot exceed 2 names by one requestor.
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FORMED is an online streaming program (similar to Netflix) which you can access all sorts of faith formation videos, programs, books, movies, and podcasts from the safety and security of your home. Every Queen of Peace parishioner has 24/7 access to the best Catholic content on any device with internet access. It truly is the Catholic faith—on demand.
To get FORMED, visit www.formed.org and enter our parish access code, 6DVGDP. You will then be directed to a setup a user account with a username and password. Once you’ve done that, you’re all set and can get free access to all the content on FORMED anytime, anywhere. Take advantage of the excellent resources available during the Lenten season and during these difficult days of COVID 19 shutdowns. God Bless, Stay safe, Wash Your Hands!
Catholic families who are living within the boundaries of Queen of Peace Parish are encouraged to register at the rectory.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Second and fourth Sunday of each month at 12:00 PM. First time parents must attend Pre-Jordan Classes (Baptismal Instruction). Parents should contact the rectory to register for Baptism and classes.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Couples planning to marry should contact the Pastor at least six months to one year prior to the wedding date so that adequate preparations for the marriage can be made.
CARE OF THE SICK
Each week the Holy Eucharist is brought by an Extraordinary Minister to parishioners unable to leave their homes because of sickness or infirmity. The Anointing of the Sick will be administered upon request by the priest.
QUEEN OF PEACE PRAYER NETWORK
Queen of Peace Parish has set up a Prayer Network to add all of our voices to your intention. Please use the Prayer Request Page to submit your intention.
SANCTUARY LIGHT MEMORIAL
Our Sanctuary Candle burns 24 hours a day as long as the Eucharist is in the Tabernacle. You can dedicate this Sanctuary Light in memory of a loved one or for a special intention for one week; the names will be published in the bulletin so that your intention can be prayed for by everyone during that time. The donation is $25. Contact the parish office to reserve your date. This week (July 18) the Sanctuary Light is in Memory of Eleanor Knopf, requested by Diane & Jerry Schaefer.
SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is taking action to keep children safe. Archdiocesan policy states that all Church volunteers and paid employees must possess clearances as required by Pennsylvania law and to complete mandatory training . Queen of Peace is dedicated to the mission of protecting children. If you work or volunteer within the parish, please follow the link to the Office for Child and Youth Protection where you will find additional information and instructions for obtaining clearances and registering for training. Please contact our Safe Environment Coordinator, Lorraine Pfeiffer, at email@example.com for further assistance.
Fall sports registration is now open for our Girls Volleyball team (grades 5 thru 8) and Cross Country (grades K thru 8)
If you would like to participate in either of these sports, registration is open from now until August 15th. You may download the Registration FormHERE. If you have any questions or would like more information regarding volleyball, you can contact Laura Miele-Pascoe at firstname.lastname@example.org and for cross country, you can contact Aimee or Ryan O'Hara (email@example.com) Distances for cross country are 2k (K-3) 3k (4-7th) and 4k for 8th graders.