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Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Hamilton, Ohio
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News & Events

Save the Date!

Feb 14th - Mar 31st: Season of Lent

March 23rd: Drive-Thru Fish Fry

March 24th: St. Al's KoC Easter Egg Hunt

March 24th: Parish Grounds Spring Cleanup

April 8th: Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration 2-4pm

June 1st, 2nd, & 3rd: Queen of Peace Church Festival

July 14th: Social Justice Yard Sale

Upcoming Events

Feb. 14th - Mar. 31: Season of Lent

Lenten Obligations:
The law of abstinence obliges those 14 years of age and older not to eat meat.

The law of fasting obliges all those from ages 18 through 59 to refrain from eating between meals and two lighter meals for the day.
Days of Obligation:
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of both fast and abstinence.

In the United States, all Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence

Holy Week

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Stations of the Cross

Fridays 7:00 pm

Have the Best Lent Ever!

Lent is usually just a time for Catholics to give up something. Make this Lent much more fulfilling by also enrolling in “Best Lent Ever”, a daily online reflection to help you take the next step in your faith journey, and grow closer to Jesus in a personal relationship with Him. Go to BestLentEver.com and sign up! You have nothing to lose and much to gain. See the flyer in back of church.

FORMED Resources

Daily Lenten Reflections Experience the Catholic Faith in a whole new way with FORMED Lenten video reflections from Bishop Donald Hying, delivered right to your email every day.
Click here to learn more!


A Lent To Remember: A Lenten Encounter with Mercy Join us for a 4-week video-based study on formed.org featuring the Augustine Institute original productions Symbolon and Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession. A Lent to Remember is a beautiful presentation of the transforming power of mercy in the Sacrament of Confession. No matter what you have done, no matter how long you have been away, Jesus is waiting for you with open arms this Lent!
Click here to learn more!

March 23rd: Drive-Thru Fish Fry

Friday, March 23rd 4:00pm-7:00pm

$10 - 2 pc meal: fish, fries, hushpuppies, cole slaw, & soft drink/water

$8 - 1 pc meal

Drive-Thru Only Fish Fry Dates


March 24th: St. Al's KoC Split the Pot and Easter Egg Hunt

The St. Aloysius Knights of Columbus will be at all Masses on March 17th & 18th to sell split the pot tickets. The tickets are $5.00. The raffle will take place at their Easter Egg Hunt on March 24th. This is to raise needed funds so that they may continue with their volunteer ministry of charity to our faith-based community.

The Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, March 24th beginning at 1:00pm at St. Aloysius. St. Aloysius and Queen of Peace children and grandchildren ages 1 to 10 years of age are invited. There are sign up sheets in the back of church.

March 24th: Parish Grounds Spring Cleanup

We will have our annual parish grounds spring clean-up on Saturday, March 24th at 9:00am until 2:30pm. This past winter has been rough on our lawns, trees, shrubs, and flower beds. They are in need of a little sprucing up. Bring your entire family, and your favorite garden tools (rakes, spades, trimmers, etc.) and help us brighten things up. We always have a great time. A delicious lunch will be served for all who are helping.

Please let us know if you think you can join us; that will help as we plan the lunch. RSVP to Ray Arlinghaus: 863-4831 or email rdarlinghaus@aol.com or RSVP to the parish office at: 863-4344 or email parishoffice@qpchurch.org. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you on March 24th.

April 8: Divine Mercy Celebration

Come, Sing, and Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday, April 8th at 2:00pm. Queen of Peace Church will again be celebrating Divine Mercy with a special program. This program will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions. The Holy Rosary will be recited, there will be a hour of Mercy, the Divine Chaplet Chant, Eucharistic Procession on the Church Grounds and completed with hospitality and fellowship.

Desired by Our Lord Jesus Christ…

The desire for emphasis of the celebration of Divine Mercy was expressed by Our Lord, in His revelations to St. Faustina. We read in her writings, “My daughter, tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the font of My mercy.” “Let no should fear to draw near Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity.”

To learn more about the Divine Mercy, visit our Divine Mercy page found under Faith Formation

June 1, 2, & 3: Queen of Peace Festival

QP Festival

It’s never too early to start thinking about our largest fundraiser of the year. The festival committee is already busy meeting and preparing. The festival dates are June 1, 2 & 3, 2018.

All of last year’s booth captains are asked to email festival@qphamilton.org and confirm that they will be returning. Anyone new who is interested in being a part of the festival can also reach out for more information.

July 14th: Social Justice Yard Sale

Social Justice Committee will be having its annual yard sale on Saturday, July 14, from 9am till 2 pm.

Drop off will be Friday, July 13, from 3 pm till 7 pm.

Please keep our group in mind as you are clearing out any no longer needed items from your house or others.

Monies from this fundraiser and the Cookie Sale allows us to assist the poor and unwanted locally and, out of the country.

News & Announcements

Notre Dame Tabernacle Society Needs Help

The Notre Dame Tabernacle Society, located in Hamilton, OH, celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2017, serving priests in poor missionary parishes in Haiti, India, and countries in Africa. Our members sew vestments, make Rosaries, collect religious articles, and purchase Mass kits to help priests minister to their congregations. We are in need of additional seamstresses to assist in producing vestments for missionary priests. We have an extensive list of almost 40 priests waiting for a set of vestments. Almost a quarter of these are seminarians preparing for ordination this year. If you have a God given talent as a seamstress, please consider offering your gift to help our Society produce vestments to help priests spread the Gospel in some of the poorest areas of the world. We meet for three hours weekly on Tuesday afternoons, or materials can be provided for you to create vestments at your home. For additional information, view our website at NotreDameTabernacleSociety.org or contact Ann Boehm at ndts2009@yahoo.com or call 513-708-7163.

Susan Conro Presentation

Susan Conroy is both a noted, inspirational speaker as well as an accomplished author. After spending time working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, she was given permission by Mother Teresa to write a book about those experiences. Mother Teresa’s Lessons of Love and Secrets of Sanctity was Susan’s first book followed by “Praying in The Presence of Our Lord with Mother Teresa”. Author of nine books, Susan’s latest book is the nearest and dearest to her heart about her own beloved mother. Please, if possible make every effort to hear this truly inspiring speaker at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish on Wednesday March 21st where she will speak following Vesper’s at 7 PM.

Cookies for Kairos

This is an open request for all of our "Queen's Cooks" for cookies for an upcoming Kairos Prison Retreat. Favorites are: Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal and Rice Krispie Treats. Please do not use outside sugar on any donated items. Call Charlie Holmes with questions: 523-0791. Leave cookies on the table in the back of church no later than April 25th. Thank you.

Divine Mercy and the Apostolate for the Dying

We have recently formed a new group in our parish called The Apostolate for the Dying who have made a commitment to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy each day at/or as close as possible to, the 3 O’clock Hour of Mercy for those who are sick and who may die that day. If you know of anyone who needs our prayers, or if you would like to join us in this beautiful work of mercy, please contact Myrna Heister at myrna.heister@fioptics.com or leave a voicemail or send a text message to 562-0249. We are also willing to visit the bedside of anyone who is in need of prayer at the request of the family.

Can You Spend one Hour with God?

We have an URGENT need for people to come and spend an hour with Jesus on First Fridays. We have had several people become ill and are unable to continue with their Holy Hour. Please consider and make a commitment to take an hour on the First Friday of each month; it can change your life! Holy Hour times start 9-2pm. Call Shelly at 513-300-8574.

Choir Looking for Members

Do you have a desire to praise God through song? The Queen of Peace Choir would love to have you join them at 11:00am Mass each weekend. They practice before Mass each week. There is no experience necessary, no need to know how to read music or have any training. You’re guaranteed a seat at Christmas and Easter Masses! Anyone interested in joining the choir should contact Becky Sunderhaus (607- 3922), choir director.

Healing Service with Mass

Experience Jesus’ love at the HEALING SERVICE with MASS on Wed, April 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm in St. Ignatius Church, 5222 North Bend Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio. You can receive prayer for yourself or your loved ones. Sponsored by Lighthouse Renewal Center. For more info call 513-471-LITE (5483) or visit www.LRC1.org

Cincinnati Men's Conference

Are you celebrating a significant wedding anniversary in 2018?

Married couples celebrating a significant wedding anniversary (25, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 75) in 2018 are invited to request a congratulatory certificate from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr. Visit the Office for Marriage & Family Life at www.catholiccincinnati.orgor call (513) 421-3131 ext. 2621 before June 22nd to request your certificate.

Formed Program

We're pleased to announce the availability of FORMED, an online service for accessing thousands of Catholic videos, audios and ebooks On Demand anytime, anywhere! As a parishioner, you will have access to entertaining movies, inspiring audio talks, informative bible studies, material for children, and much more. We are providing this resource free of charge to help our parishioners learn and grow in their faith. You will also be able to easily access any featured content the we are promoting within our community from time to time. Please join us.

Also, once you have signed up, don't forget to download the free iOS or Android app to put FORMED at your fingertips. We hope you will enjoy this incredible gift and please spread the word to others.

To sign up for FREE, just visit: https://queenofpeacechurch.formed.org. If you have any questions contact the parish office at (513)863-4344 or email parishoffice@qpchurch.org.

Family Celebration Honors Humanae Vitae

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is teaming up with Couple to Couple League to host a family conference this summer that celebrates the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae. Mark your calendars to join us July 6-7, 2018 at the Sharonville Convention for "Families, become what you are!" Great speakers, including Christopher West and Janet Smith; Spanish track; full programming for children; Family Fun Day on Friday afternoon; family concert on Friday evening; daily Mass & Adoration. Visit www.cclconvention.com for full details and to register.