Liturgical music at Mary Our Queen invites children and adults to sing, play, and participate in the life of the community, encourages all to seek a deeper life of prayer and service, and reaches across the great musical traditions of the Church. We encourage an ego-free and inviting experience to sing or play to the Glory of God. Our ensembles become small faith communities where we pray for each other and truly become a family of God’s children joined together by His grace.
The Music Ministry is comprised of several different worship styles:
- Saturday 5 pm Vigil Mass Contemporary Ensemble led by Ms. Patsy Shontz and various cantors.
- Sunday 8:30 am Traditional Music led by a Cantor and occasionally the Children’s Choir (ages 6-17) directed by Mrs. Kate George.
- Sunday 11 am Traditional Choir directed by Dan Marcacci and accompanied by organist James Pinder with oboist, Elizabeth Pinder, Violinist, Matthew Marcacci, and Cellist, Aaron Pinder.
- Sunday 5 pm Contemporary Band directed by Dan Marcacci.
If you have an interest in any of the music ministries at Mary Our Queen, please contact Dan Marcacci at email@example.com.
Who is the Music Ministry?
Volunteers assist the bride and groom in coordinating their wedding ceremony at Mary Our Queen and help ensure the day is sacred and unique.
This ministry cares for the sacred linens which include dusting the sanctuary and laundering the purificators, corporals, and towels. Altar Care is very rewarding and takes only 3 hours every 3 months. Roughly 30 minutes are spent in the Sacristy and Sanctuary with the rest of the time spent on the linens which are taken home.
Additional volunteers are always needed to serve the Lord in this special way.
Servers assist the priest at regular Masses and other liturgies. Boys and girls who have received their First Eucharist and have a genuine desire to serve are most welcome to participate. Parental support is essential. Serving on the altar and assisting the priest provides an opportunity for children to appreciate their faith in a meaningful way.
Parishioners who would like to have their infant child baptized attend a Baptismal Preparation Class led by our Deacon and/or a parish couple.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
This hands-on faith formation program is for children 3 years to 12 years old and is designed to meet the individual development of each child.
Volunteer Catechists and Assistants are always needed. Adult and Teen formation as catechists is offered each year here at Mary Our Queen.
Adoration is a powerful opportunity for growth in your spiritual life. We encourage you to prayerfully consider signing up for a one-hour time slot, or as a substitute when needed. If you are not able to make a regular commitment, know you are always welcome to come to spend any amount of time with our Lord.
We have 24 hour Adoration every Friday beginning after 9 a.m. Mass through Saturday at 9 a.m.
These parishioners assist clergy in distributing Communion during Mass and taking the Eucharist to the homebound.
Training is required before serving in this role.
All members of the family are invited to attend the recitation of the Rosary which is held every Tuesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. p.m. in the church.
Medjugorje Rosary is the 1st Tuesday of the month.
Lectors are members of the parish who proclaim the Word at Mass. Lectors have a sincere desire to read the bible and study its meaning, and the ability to speak effectively before large groups.
Training is necessary in order to participate in this ministry.
This ministry creates a sacred space to reflect the liturgical seasons throughout the year. If you have a flare for decorating and creativity, have a love of flowers and are not afraid to climb a ladder when needed, please consider joining us.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
This group teaches, witnesses, and shares their faith with the candidates who are preparing to come into the Church at the Easter Vigil.
This group meets after the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Sundays.
This ministry helps the parishioners with seating during weekend Masses and includes taking up the collections and helping the flow of Communion traffic. They also offer a friendly greeting to as many as possible attending the Mass and offer aid to those who need special assistance. All men and women are welcome to join.