Stewardship Campaign

Stewardship Campaign at MOQ
Sharing the Gifts that We Have

This week, 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.

 

Angel Tree & St. Nicholas Family Christmas Program

Angel Tree & St. Nicholas Family Ministry News

It’s Angel-picking time! Once again, the Mary Our Queen parish will be helping local families in need during the Christmas Holidays. The Mary Our Queen Angel Giving Tree and the St. Nicholas Family Christmas Program will look a bit different from years past, but you still will have the chance to spread the Christmas spirit.

Choose from 1 or Both Options to Donate:

  • The Angel Giving Tree will be both live, where you can select an “angel” from the garland on display after Masses. We also offer angel picking virtually, where you can choose the items you wish to give from a DIGITAL LINK HERE  All gifts and gift cards, with tags firmly attached to the gift, may be returned to the tree in the MOQ narthex under the grand staircase no later than December 6th. We are counting on you to help this year more than ever!
  • You may also sign up and adopt a family through our St. Nicholas Family Program through the form below. For the safety of our parishioners and the adopted families, everything will be done in a virtual environment until the gifts are delivered to the church, the case worker or the receiving family.

    St. Nicholas Family Christmas Program - 2020 Sign Up

Questions? Please contact us through the form below:

 

iGiveCatholic | Fundraising for On-Site Food Pantry

#iGiveCatholic | Tuesday, December 1 (Giving Tuesday)
Raising Funds for an Onsite Food Pantry at MOQ

Please consider donating to our #iGiveCatholic fundraiser on Tuesday, December 1.
We are raising funds to build a permanent Food Pantry on our campus and are requesting funds for renovation, shelving and other items needed to stock the pantry. Our hope is to have it operational the first part of 2021.

Please help us feed our neighbors in need by establishing this much needed addition to our Outreach services at MOQ. Your gift helps us impact the lives of countless people and builds the body of Christ.
Thank you for “Giving Catholic” on #GivingTuesday!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Christmas Flower Memorials

Help Fill Our Beautiful Sanctuary with Poinsettias This Christmas!
Remember a friend or loved one by donating to the Christmas Flower Decorations
HOW TO DONATE: Fill out a Christmas Flower Decorations envelope found in the narthex, enclose cash or check (payable to MOQ-Christmas Decorations). SUGGESTED DONATION IS $25 PER NAME.
Drop in the offertory basket, mail, or return it to the office.
You may also donate electronically at Online Giving under the “Altar Flower” category. If donation is made online, Please email us at office@maryourqueen.com the names of your loved ones to be listed on our display.
Donations must be received by Sunday, December 6 for your loved one’s name(s) to appear in front of the Sacred Heart Devotional.

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 6:00 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 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 (Click Here for Sunday 8:30 am Outdoor Mass Procedure)
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).