Special Eucharistic Holy Hour

Join Us for Our Eucharistic Holy Hour
Wednesday ~ February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5
7 to 8 pm
Main Sanctuary

Deepen your love of Christ and Enrich your practice of Adoration.
During this hour, we will have selected scripture readings, reflections, intercessions, the Lord’s Prayer and a Benediction

Please Join Us! We will be holding Holy Hours every first Wednesday of the Month. As well, we have Adoration starting right after the Noon Mass on Wednesday to 8pm, with confessions being heard from 5pm to 6pm.

Outreach | MOQ SVdP Food Pantry Is Open!

Father Darragh and the St. Vincent de Paul Society initiated a parish wide food pantry to serve our parishioners, our community and our neighbors in need for zip code 30092. Frozen meats and non-perishables will be provided based on family size. The pantry will be now be open from 6-7PM on Tuesdays. Saturday hours of 10-12 noon will remain the same.  The pantry will be closed the first week of each month.  Volunteer slots to work on distribution days are filled up through the end of March.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4AA8A822A57-moqsvdp.  If you would like to be added to a list to be a  substitute or to help as needed with stocking or special projects, please contact us through the form below.

Food donations can be left before and after each weekend Mass. Donations can be placed on the bench under the awning in front of the Parish Life Center. The most needed pantry items are canned fruit, canned vegetables, soup, peanut butter and jelly, powdered/boxed milk, toilet paper/hygiene items, coffee/juice, cereal, oatmeal and granola. Thank you for supporting the SVdP pantry.

Contact MOQ SVdP Food Pantry Ministry

Stewardship Campaign

Stewardship Campaign at MOQ
Sharing the Gifts that We Have

All registered parishioners were mailed a Stewardship Packet. Please be sure to review our newsletter and Finance Board letter and prayerfully discern what you can give back to God and your parish for all the gifts you have received. Donations to Recover our Offertory Shortfall are greatly appreciated and may be made processed through our Online Giving Page under “2019/2020 Shortfall Donation

You may return your Stewardship Commitment Card in the supplied return envelope in one of these ways:

  • Mail back to MOQ (don’t forget to add postage)
  • Drop off at the parish office
  • Place in Offertory basket at Mass
  • Submit your pledge online through the form below on our Stewardship Announcement in Parish News on the website.

 

Update | Adoration Day & Time Change

UPDATE | Adoration Day and Time Change
Effective Wednesday, September 16:

  • Adoration will only be offered on Wednesday
  • Wednesday Adoration begins after the noon Mass and ends at 9 pm
  • The Friday Adoration time will be discontinued

On Wednesdays, the front doors to the church will be locked at 3 pm.  To gain access after 3 pm, enter through the door that opens beside the Holy Family Devotional (Portico side of the church, take sidewalk all the way down).  Knock on the door, and please allow the guardian time to open the door for you.

Any questions, feel free to contact us through the form below:

Contact the Eucharistic Adoration Ministry

That Man Is You!

That Man is You! (TMIY)
We’d love to have you be a part of this life-changing program!

MOQ is hosting a unique fellowship for the men in our parish. That Man is You! is an interactive, multimedia men’s program focused upon the development of authentic male leadership and explores men in their relationship to God, to their spouse and to their children. It combines the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of authentic men capable of transforming themselves, their families and greater society.

The Battle of the Bride enables men to take the next step in male leadership.  By attaining clarity of thought and developing integrity of action regarding the Church’s vision of love and marriage, men are able to transform their homes into the foundation for a new springtime of Christianity.

Our Sessions will be held on Friday mornings starting on September 11, 2020 from 6:30 to 8 am in the Parish Hall using the following format with Online Zoom Session also available for those who prefer not to attend in person:

Doors open at 6:30 for coffee, video starts at 7:00, small group discussions at 7:30, dismiss at 8:00.

Upcoming Topics and Dates for 2020 

Please Note: it is not necessary to attend all dates to participate in our group, as the topics are independent talks that do not build on each other from week to week. Of course, we encourage you to attend as often as possible to get the most out of this program.

TMIY Spring Semester

THE WILL TO LOVE

This semester’s focus is to help men rediscover the true desires of their heart; identify the major challenges in the spiritual life and the means for overcoming them; reveal to men the structured approach used by saints to make true progress in the spiritual life; open men to an encounter with Our Lady and the Holy Family that will transform their lives and that of their family.

Session Schedule:

01/22: With Great Desire
01/29: A Greater Love
02/05: The Power of Love and Joy
02/12: The Journey to Nazareth
02/19: Step 1: Honor Your Wedding Vows
02/26: Step 2: Use Money for Others
03/05: Step 3: Give Some of Your Time to God
03/12: Step 4: Set Your Mind on the Things Above
03/19: Step 5: Find God in Yourself
03/26: Step 6: Find God in Other People
04/02: Good Friday – NO SESSION
04/09: Spring Break – NO SESSION
04/16: Step 7: Practice Superabundant Mercy
04/23: The Descent to Nazareth
04/30: Apostles of a New Springtime

In order to cover our coffee supply, an RSVP through the form below is requested but not required to attendALL WALK-INS ARE WELCOME!

RSVP for This Man Is You

Walking with Purpose | Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study | Registration Open
Walking With Purpose ~ Opening Your Heart
2 Classes offered (click preferred day to see schedule):
Tuesday Morning: 10 to 11:30 am Starting 9/29
Wednesday Evening: 7 to 8:30 pm starting 9/30

We will begin this Fall with virtual sessions via Zoom with the hope that by
January we will be able to move to in person sessions.

All MOQ Women are invited to participate in this 22-lesson Bible study that will take you on an exciting journey closer to the heart of God! Opening Your Heart is an incredibly effective guide to deep, lasting transformation of the heart. Join us as we explore the core questions that we need to wrestle with if we want to experience all that God has for us.

  • How can I conquer my fears?
  • What is the role of the Holy Spirit in my life?
  • What does the Eucharist have to do with my friendship with Christ?
  • What are the limits of Christ’s forgiveness?
  • Why and how should I pray?
  • What is the role of suffering in my life?
  • What challenges will I face in my efforts to follow Jesus more closely

Each weekly lesson is divided into 5 short daily sections which can be completed in about 20 to 30 minutes. The study guide titled Open Your Heart (purchased from the WWP online store) and a Catholic Bible are all that you need. The recommended Bible translation to use for a Walking with Purpose study is the New American Bible (NAB) Revised Edition. The weekly meetings, where we review and discuss the answers from our lesson, may last anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes. We will begin this Fall with virtual sessions via Zoom with the hope that by January we will be able to move to in person sessions.

TO JOIN THE WALKING WITH PURPOSE ONLINE BIBLE STUDY:

  1. Please submit your registration by Monday, September 14 through the form below indicating your desired time to participate.
  2. Purchase your study book ($40) ASAP to allow for shipping time (which could be delayed due to COVID-19) through this direct purchasing link:
  3. Stay connected and check your email for Zoom Room connection information and details to be communicated by Friday, September 25.

Questions? Please contact Barb Garvin through the registration form below and submit. She will follow up with you either by email or phone.

Walking with Purpose Registration Form

  • Let us know the preferred time for you to join an online Zoom Meeting Class for our Walking with Purpose Bible Study. We are offering a morning and evening session on Wednesdays.
    Small group leaders are essential for our Bible Study. With the study being online, we ask you to feel comfortable setting up an online Zoom meeting. As well, you will need a few training exercises to help you facilitate your group. The time commitment for training is about 2 hours, and will be supplied to you to complete at any time convenient for you.

Join Us | Rosary Zoom Meeting

Are you interested in joining our Tuesday and Thursday night rosary Zoom sessions?
We will meet at 6:45 PM on both Tuesday and Thursday nights.
Please complete the form below with your name and email and we will email you the link information on Tuesday and Thursday.

COVID 19 | Mass Procedures for MOQ

Current Procedure to Attend Mass in Our Sanctuary
While we all are excited about gathering once again as the Body of Christ, we must recognize that our Masses will look and feel different. Additionally at this time.

UPDATE: Current Dispensation Guidelines
Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass through Sunday, August 30.

Those who are healthy, willing and able to comply with safety protocols and who wish to attend are encouraged to do so. Those who are at high-risk of complications from COVID-19 or who are caretakers for the vulnerable are encouraged to participate in an online or televised liturgy.

During this time of Dispensation, MOQ offers our parishioners the following options:

1) Continue to Join us through our Live Stream Mass if you chose or need to remain at home due to health concerns or illness.
2) Attend in-person mass, either on the weekend or during the week.

Capacity & Seating Availability
• To maintain a 6-foot social distance in all directions in our main sanctuary, we will only be able to seat approximately 50 to 75 people per Mass in the Sanctuary
• Because it may be impossible to accommodate all our parishioners for weekend Masses, attendance will be on a “first come first seated” basis — beginning 30 minutes prior to each Mass.  We encourage parishioners to arrive early for our weekend liturgies.
•  Due to the necessity to wipe down the pews and other high-touch surfaces in the church between each Mass, entrance to the church will be through the narthex center doors only

Before You Arrive
• Wash your hands. 
• For ages 2 and up (per CDC guidelines), face masks are required on campus and for the duration of Mass. The best practice is to place your face mask on before you exit your car before approaching the church.
• Hand sanitizer will be supplied and required before receiving Holy Communion.
• Do NOT bring items that contain bleach into the sanctuary as this will damage the pews. 

Arrival Procedures
 Wearing Face masks (for ages 2+) are required as soon as you exit your vehicle.
• Arrive 30 minutes before Mass begins to stand in line to enter through the narthex, with an emphasis on social distancing, per household as clearly defined.
• The center doors leading to the narthex will open 30 minutes prior to the start of Mass.  NOTE: The side doors will not be open for entry access.
• Our designated parish volunteers will seat your household similar to boarding an airplane.
• The church will be seated to fill the open pews from front to back, every third pew.  The pews between each open pew will be closed-off with a red ribbon.
• Seating preference cannot be accomplished at this time.  You are asked to please follow the directives of our volunteer ministers.
• You may be sharing a pew with another household, but the social distance (6 ft) is required between the households – which may be an individual, a couple, or multiple members of a family.
• The holy water fonts remain empty.

Mass Procedures
The Holy Eucharist may be distributed in the hand or on the tongue.
• Please keep your face mask on for the duration of Mass – except when receiving the Eucharist.
• There is to be no physical contact between households, such as the Sign of Peace or hand-holding during the Lord’s Prayer.
• Baskets will not be passed during the offertory.  You will be able to place your weekly gift in a basket as you exit the church, but we strongly encourage online giving through our website.

Communion Procedures
The Archbishop of Georgia has directed for the faithful receiving the sacred host at Holy Communion to pull down the mask just before facing the distributor so that the host may easily be placed in the hand or on the tongue and consumed immediately. (The precious blood will not be distributed.)
• The Communion line will be a single line down the middle aisle. Trained parish volunteers will assist in ushering each section.
• NOTE: Masks should be worn in the Communion line. After the minister presents you with Communion, please remove your mask, consume the Eucharist immediately in front of the distributor, and then replace your mask before you head back to your pew using the side aisles only. You no longer need to step to the side to consume the Eucharist.

Departure Procedures
• After the final blessing, parishioners must remain in their pew until dismissed.
• You must exit your pew when prompted. Private prayer is not available after Masses to allow the church to be reset and cleaned for the next Mass.
• Do not remove your mask until you are safely in your car.
• Pews will be dismissed in an orderly fashion starting in the rear of the church and then moving forward. This will be similar to how you exit an airplane (without crowding in the aisles.)
• The left and right exits at the front of the church will be utilized during departure.
• You can drop your weekly offertory as you depart.
• Clergy will not shake hands in the narthex or front plaza. They will wave as you exit.
• Please do not congregate outside but head directly to your vehicle to allow the next Mass to start on time.

Church Cleaning Procedures
• We will continue to implement cleanliness and sanitation practices, including disinfecting pews between every Mass.
• Disinfecting bathrooms, door handles, and other frequently touched surfaces will occur after each mass.
• Parish staff / designated volunteers will be required to wear face masks and wash hands.

We look forward to seeing our parishioners return to mass and ask for your prayers as we follow the guidelines issued by our government and the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

Re-Opening | Celebration of Other Sacraments

Weddings and funerals that are scheduled will need to adhere to our Phase 1 liturgical protocols we have in place for mass.
Please submit Wedding inquiries here
Please call the office to schedule a funeral: 770-416-0002

Baptisms may be scheduled through the office by email office@maryourqueen.com or calling 770-416-0002.
Additional information will be forthcoming regarding Mary Our Queen’s plans for the celebration of other sacraments of initiation (First Communion, Confirmation).

LiveStream and Photography Notice

Live Streaming and Photography Notice

When you enter a Mary Our Queen Mass or event, you will be entering an area where photography, video and audio recording or live streaming may occur.

Mary Our Queen takes photographs and/or makes audio and/or video recordings of members involved in church related activities. Staff and/or participants may use such photographs or video records to recall activities or participants. In addition, such photographs and audio/visual recordings may be used in Mary Our Queen’s publication and marketing materials to let others know of our ministries, and/or streaming and website hosting of Masses.

By entering the Church/event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for live streaming, promotional purposes, inclusion on web sites, and/or any other purpose by Mary Our Queen. You release Mary Our Queen Church, its clergy, employees, laity, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, and/or publication of photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings.

By entering the Mass/event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by Mary Our Queen or the person or entity designated to do so by Mary Our Queen.  If at anytime you find a photo or video on our website or YouTube channel that you prefer to have removed for privacy or safety reasons, please contact the office

If you prefer not to be recognized on camera, the back row inside the Church are not within viewing distance of a camera and Communion will typically be only on a wide-shot where it will be difficult to recognize congregants.

You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the Mass/event.