The Respect Life Ministry at Mary Our Queen
Invites You to Join us for Prayers to End Abortion
During this year’s 40 Days for Life Vigil
From Sept. 23rd thru Nov.1, we will be at FEMS, 1924 Cliff Valley Way, Atlanta, GA each Saturday from 12 Noon to 1 pm, to pray.
We will meet to carpool from Mary Our Queen lower parking lot at 11:15 AM to leave by 11:30 SHARP to allow for traffic and parking time. If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, please contact Marianne Armistead through the form below:
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:
Join the MOQ’s Right to Life Ministry and Knights of Columbus for a
Nine Days For Life Novena
A Novena for the Protection of Human Life
Starting on Saturday, September 26th, and finishing on Sunday, October 4th, recite the Prayer on the Supplied Prayer Card (Download Prayer Card Here). Each day you will also receive a daily email with each day’s intention accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. The Intention will take less than five minutes to complete each day.
- Each day starts with a simple intention for that day’s prayers. Opening prayers follow this intention. (Our Father, three Hail Mary’s, and Glory Be)
- There is a short daily reflection to read and then a request for a simple reparation or sacrifice to be made every day (these are small sacrifices like going without television for a single day, or fasting for one meal that day)
The power of a Novena comes from the shared participation from a collection of like-minded people. Please join us for this nine-day Novena and let the power of Prayer go to work to change the hearts and minds of those that don’t value every single life.
To participate, submit your email through our Online Form below by Friday, September 25.
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 6:00 to 7:30 am in the Parish Hall using the following format with Online Zoom Session also available for those who prefer not to attend in person:
6 to 6:30 am Arrival; Coffee and Refreshments served
6:30 to 7 am Program
7 to 7:30 am Small Table Discussion
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.
FALL SEMESTER | WHAT IS LOVE?
- September 11th: The Unveiling of Love
- September 18th: Love is Desire
- September 25th: Love is Free Gift
- October 2nd: Love is Communion
- October 9th: Man in Communion
- October 16th: Woman in Communion
- October 23rd: Two Become One
- October 30th: Love is Expansive
- November 6th: Love is Unconditional
- November 13th: Love is Sacrificial
- November 20th: Love is Eternal
- November 27th : Thanksgiving weekend – no session
- December 4th: Eternal Love on Earth
- December 11th: Love is Possible
In order to cover our coffee supply, an RSVP through the form below is requested but not required to attend. ALL WALK-INS ARE WELCOME!
Faith Formation Registration 2020-2021
During the last 5 months of pandemic, we have been called to renew our faith and strengthen our families. The Holy Father has reminded us that the strength of our faith depends on the family, the “domestic church”. The Catechism teaches us that the parents are the primary educators of the faith and the role of the church is to assist them on this journey. In this time of pandemic, the Archdiocese of Atlanta has called us to re-focus our faith formation program and be family centered.
Mary Our Queen’ Faith Formation plan is to follow a “Family Table” model. Our program encompasses the entire family from Pre-K to adulthood with a choice to register for either an At-Home or Hybrid model to suit the needs of your family in light of COVID 19 restrictions.
Per the Archdiocese of Atlanta guidelines, we will follow the Gwinnett County School System’s decision for online classes only and begin the Faith Formation year by only offering the At Home “Family Table” model of Faith Formation. If conditions change, we will open the Hybrid model at that time.
Registration is required and may be processed through THIS LINK.
To receive discount, register no later than Saturday, August 15.
Registration Fees may be paid on the website (through Online Giving) or by check payable to MOQ:
After August 15, Fees increase to
$100 per child; 3 or more children, $250
Sacramental Programs will be free standing and separate from faith formation weekly classes.
If you have questions, please contact Barb Garvin through the form below.
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:
- Please submit your registration by Monday, September 14 through the form below indicating your desired time to participate.
- Purchase your study book ($40) ASAP to allow for shipping time (which could be delayed due to COVID-19) through this direct purchasing link:
- 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.
UPDATE From Archbishop Hartmayer
The Archbishop’s Statement:
“Watching the celebration of the Mass on the computer or TV cannot become a substitute for receiving the sacraments. When ill or in a vulnerable category for being infected or infecting others, the sick person should always remain at home. This pandemic should not make us lazy regarding our spiritual life.
Our children are back in school and many people have returned to work outside the home. We still need to be extremely cautious and practice proper protocol. I suspect more of us can return to Sunday or weekday Mass than are currently attending. I am grateful to all our priests and lay faithful for making it possible and safe to attend Mass. I appreciate the patience of our people during this unprecedented time. Please continue to be safe.”
Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. has announced that the suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been extended
until Monday, September 28, and the suspension will be reviewed again at the end of September.
8:30 am Outdoor Mass Procedure
Seating begins at 8 am
SIT OR STAND Socially Distanced
Bring Your Own Chair to sit OR stand outside socially distanced
Parishioners can set chairs up or stand in the Courtyard Area in front of the Church or Underneath the Awnings between the Parish Life Center and the Trinity Building
FaceMasks are NOT required for the Outside Mass
All cars must enter through The Corners Parkway Entrance to park.
The Crooked Creek Entrance will be closed
Handicap Parking will be available on the top level of the parking lot.
Schedule | Inclement Weather Policy
The Sunday 8:30 Mass will be held outside until further notice.
In case of inclement weather, the 8:30 mass will move indoors in the Main Sanctuary. If we move inside, Face Masks will be required and Socially Distanced Seating Guidelines will be followed. Please be prepared and bring your face mask if we have to move inside.
Our Saturday, 5 PM and Sunday, 11 AM masses will remain indoors in the Main Sanctuary.
Church Casual attire acceptable for Outdoor Mass. Don’t forget to bring your chair and join us for Worship outside on Sundays at 8:30 am.
We look forward to seeing you!
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.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Confession will be available in the Adoration Chapel on Saturdays from 4 to 4:30 pm. Please enter through the Main Sanctuary where an usher will direct you to the Chapel Door for Confession.
You may also schedule an appointment during the week by calling the office at 770-416-0002.