Communion to homebound

This ministry offers the Eucharist, on a weekly basis, to any parishioner who, for an extended period of time, is unable to regularly attend Mass. If you are an extraordinary minister of holy communion and would like to work in this ministry please contact Sr. Marina Aranzabal, STJ, at 626-6977. If you are in need of this ministry, contact Karen Baker at 626-6977.

Contact Karen Baker
626-6977
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Prison Ministry - Rayburn

The prison ministry team for Rayburn Correctional Center in Angie is a group of dedicated men from Mary, Queen of Peace who visit the Catholic congregation at Rayburn for two hours every other Wednesday evening. They bring the Eucharist for the large Catholic inmate population. Following the service, there is an hour of Scripture study, instructional videos and other media. Donations of Catholic books, pamphlets, and Bibles are accepted from parishioners for distribution to the inmates. For more information, contact ministry leader Mike Holland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 626-5066.

 

Blood Drive

The community of Mary, Queen of Peace has the opportunity to give the gift of life three times a year through blood drives held on the parish campus. The dates are announced in the parish bulletin and on the website and are held on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are interested in helping or if you need more information, contact Andrew Greco at 985-626-6240 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Contact Andrew Greco
626-6240
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Haiti Partnership

The Haiti Solidarity Partnership Program’s goal is to establish a long-term relationship between Mary, Queen of Peace and a parish in Haiti, specifically St. Benoit in Dessources. The program emphasizes the relationship through ongoing mutual giving and receiving, while respecting the local church organization and planning.

Archived info at http://mqphaiti.wordpress.com/

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Contact Tony Pastorello
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Heritage Manor

The objective is to pray with and encourage the lonely, sick and dying to embrace the cross and to assure them of God’s love and mercy and the joy we anticipate. This ministry distributes the Holy Eucharist on Sundays to approximately 70 extended members of Mary, Queen of Peace. On three Fridays each month a communion service is conducted and we visit the rooms of those who do not attend the service. Ministry members also assist the priest on one Friday per month with Mass at Heritage Manor.
Contact Elizabeth Bellipanni
792-5281

Knights of Columbus

Mary, Queen of Peace Council #12072 was formed on October 21, 1997. Membership is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, 18 years of age or older.

A Knights of Columbus Council can work wonders; in fact, with its many programs, it can help change the community, town, city or neighborhood. We are a “Catholic, family, fraternal, service organization.” This theme permeates the entire Service Program; all church, community, council, family, and youth activities. The Knights currently meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m.

Contact

Mike Cradeur

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504-495-4281

 

Contact Bill McCrossen
4th Degree
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Meals and More

Meals and More is a service organization whose members prepare meals for individuals or families within our parish community who are in need of short term assistance due to a birth, death, illness or other hardship.  We receive referrals and requests from the church office, deacons, other ministry leaders, and parishioners concerning families or individuals in need.  Although assistance is usually in the form of meals, prepared and delivered by volunteers, our ministry also includes transportation (e.g., for doctors’ appointments) and short term adult sitting services.  For help with meals after the birth of a child, please contact Megan Baham (504-237-7432) or Karen in the church office (626-6977). To request assistance due to death, illness or other hardship, please call Sandy Dombrowski (951-9661), Cindy Carroll (792-7089), or Karen in the church office (626-6977).

Contact Cindy Carroll
792-7089
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Sandy Dombrowski
845-4219
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Megan Baham
504-237-7432
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Health Ministry

Parish Health focuses on the physical, psychological, spiritual and social health of the Faith Community. Integrating the care of body, mind and spirit, optimizes health and well-being so that individuals can experience greater fullness of life at all levels. A registered nurse leads the ministry with the help of the pastor and a health committee.  Health education, one on one health counseling, advocacy and referrals, CPR classes and distribution of Prayer Shawls are some of the services of this ministry.

Contact Valerie Englehardt, RN
778-1935
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Prison Ministry

The Prison Ministry is composed of men and women of Mary, Queen of Peace Parish who, along with volunteers from other surrounding Catholic Parishes and with many other Christian denominations, visit St. Tammany Jail and Rayburn Correctional Center on a regular basis. These volunteers bring God’s Word and the love of Jesus Christ through the distribution of Bibles and other materials, which are read and discussed during the visits. The Eucharist is made available on special occasions.

Contact Deacon Timothy Jackson
985-626-6977
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SAM (Substance Addiction Ministry)

The Substance Addiction Ministry (SAM) is a team of parishioners dedicated to offering hope and healing to parishioners, family and friends touched by alcohol or drug abuse and/or addiction. Addiction is a progressive, physical, emotional and spiritual illness that disconnects a person from self, loved ones, and God. Family members and loved ones are affected and troubled as substance abuse escalates. The goal of SAM is to provide confidential help through education, prevention, family support, treatment referrals, and spiritual guidance.

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Samaritan Center

The Samaritan Center provides services to the poor in the Mandeville-Lacombe area and is sponsored by 19 local Christian Churches. On the first weekend of each month, parishioners of Mary, Queen of Peace have the opportunity to donate non-perishable food items and toiletries for the Samaritan Center’s Food Pantry. These items may be brought to the Parish Center, where they are collected on Monday morning by parishioners who volunteer to bring the items to the Samaritan Center. The Samaritan Center is always looking for volunteers in a number of areas.
Contact Tom Fitch
626-7879
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St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic organization of lay persons who provide assistance to persons in need. Placed under the patronage of St. Vincent de Paul, the Society derives its inspiration from his thinking and work and seeks in a spirit of justice and charity, by a person-to-person involvement of its volunteer members, to help those who are needy and suffering. This ministry encompasses every form of aid that alleviates suffering and serves everyone regardless of church affiliation. Conference members meet at 7:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month to pray, meditate on a scripture reading, and discuss client cases. All client information is strictly confidential. It is said those who see in the poor the face of Jesus understand the Vincentian spirit.

To learn more, click here for the website.

Contact 985-630-0256