Respect Life Ministry

Join MOQ’s Respect Life Ministry for the
40 Days for Life Campaign
February 17 to March 28

All are welcome to join the MOQ Respect Life Ministry and the Knights of Columbus each Saturday morning at FEMS to pray.  We gather at MOQ lower parking lot to carpool, leave at 11:30 SHARP to arrive by 12:00 Noon (our assigned hour of prayer), and return before 2 PM. If you choose to travel on your own, the address is 1924 Cliff Valley Way, Atlanta.

40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses.
To learn more, visit The Georgia Bulletin Here.

Wednesdays During Lent at MOQ

Wednesdays at Mary Our Queen During Lent
Starting Wednesday, February 24
Daily Mass at Noon
Adoration begins right after Noon Mass
Confession available from 5pm to 6pm
Holy Hour with Lenten Reflection and Prayers every Wednesday during Lent from 7 to 8 pm

Fridays During Lent at MOQ

Fridays at Mary Our Queen During Lent
Starting Friday, February 19

Sanctuary Open for Prayer and Reflection
After Noon Mass to 7pm
Masks and Social Distancing Required

Stations of the Cross
7 to 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary

Due to the Pandemic, the Men’s Club will not be offering
Lenten Dinners on Fridays during Lent.

Outreach | MOQ SVdP Food Pantry Is Open!

Mary Our Queen SVdP Food Pantry
The food pantry is open and serving our parishioners and neighbors in need in zip code 30092. Frozen meats and non-perishables will be provided based on family size. For those in need of food assistance, please call the SVdP helpline number, 678-892-6163.
PANTRY HOURS
TUESDAY: 6-7 pm
SATURDAY: 10-12 noon
The pantry will be closed the first Tuesday & Saturday each month. 
HOW TO DONATE PANTRY ITEMS
Drop off  your pantry items before or after any of our Weekend Masses on the Garden Bench under the Green Awning by the Parish Life Center. A volunteer will move Food Inside from there.
OUR MOST NEEDED PANTRY ITEMS ARE:
  • Canned fruit (peaches not needed)
  • Canned vegetables (green beans & corn not needed)
  • Peanut butter/jelly
  • Cereal/Oatmeal
Thank you for supporting the MOQ SVdP Food 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.