Opened as a mission of All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody, Georgia, in November 1994, Mary Our Queen started life humbly in an office building on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in nearby Norcross. Our first mass coincided with the beginning of the liturgical year.
Initially, there were 70 registered families. Mass was celebrated on Saturdays at the 5 p.m. vigil and at 10 a.m. on Sundays. In short order, our parish grew exponentially and we added another mass on Sunday at 11 a.m. An adult choir, contemporary choir and children’s choir started. Other ministries followed with lectors, altar servers, Eucharistic ministers, ushers and a nursery.
By the end of the first year a men’s club and women’s guild was established, and we opened classes for our school of religion program; other support organizations and church ministries started to organize as well.
Through the efforts of the finance and land acquisition committees, we purchased a 15-acre site at the intersection of The Corners Parkway and Crooked Creek Road in the Peachtree Corners area of Norcross, which would be the permanent location of Mary Our Queen.