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Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Hamilton, Ohio
Bible and Rosary

Sacraments

Anointing of the Sick

Notify the parish office if you or a family member is hospitalized and in need of Anointing of the Sick. Lay ministers serve the shut-ins by bringing Communion to the home on a weekly basis. Contact the parish office at (513)863-4344 to be placed on our homebound list.

Holy Oil

Baptism

Children under 6 years old: Baptisms are normally scheduled for any Saturday or Sunday, during or immediately following Mass. Other dates and times are possible depending on the availability of the Pastor or Deacons. Baptism during Mass is also available. Baptisms occur only after completion in the Baptismal Prep Program through Queen of Peace (see below). To have a child baptized, parents must be members of the parish and should be active Mass attendees. Call the parish office (513)863-4344 to schedule the class.

Baptism Preparation Class

Preparation consists of a home visit if possible, and an evening preparation class held on the second Monday of each month from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in McCarthy Hall. Expectant parents are encouraged to complete the program prior to the birth of their child. There is no cost involved. If this date each month is not possible, call Shelly Glasshagel or the parish office for another option.

For registration information, contact Shelly Glasshagel at (513)300-8574.

Baptism Forms

These forms are to be completed before Baptism:


Confirmation

Confirmation for eighth grade students and above is held every year in conjunction with St. Aloysious. Location of the Confirmation Mass alternates between the two parishes. Preparation takes place during parish religious education classes at Queen of Peace and St. Aloysius, at Queen of Peace School, and at St. Joseph Consolidated School.

Queen of Peace will be hosting the Confirmation Mass of 2019.

For students wishing to be confirmed, please review our Sacrament Preparation Policy below.


First Communion

The Sacrament of First Communion is traditionally celebrated at our parish in April.

Our formation for First Communion begins with 1st grade throughout 2nd grade, in both the school and the PREP program, with religious instruction preparation during class time and a retreat with their families during 2nd grade.

For students wishing to receive their First Communion, please review our Sacrament Preparation Policy below.

First Communion 2018

This year, the Sacrament of First Holy Communion will be celebrated the weekend of April 28th & 29th, 2018.


Marriage

Couples contemplating marriage should call the parish office for an appointment with the pastor before setting a marriage date. Six months preparation is required. Marriages are not scheduled during Lent.


Reconciliation

The sacrament of reconciliation is available weekly on Wednesdays at 7:00pm at Queen of Peace during Eucharistic Exposition & Benediction. We also annually host a beautiful Divine Mercy service the first Sunday following Easter which centers on God's mercy. We invite multiple priests to join us and hear Confessions. For more information on Divine Mercy Sunday, click here.

At Saint Aloysius, reconciliation is on Wednesday after the 9:30am Mass.

Both parishes also frequently host reconciliation opportunities during the Advent and Lent. Keep an eye on the website or bulletin for details.

You may also call Fr. Jim, our pastor, to set up an appointment at (513)863-4344 ext. 31 or send an email to our parish office at parishoffice@qpchurch.org to schedule a time.

For students wishing to receive the sacrament of reconcililation, please review our Sacrament Preparation Policy below.


Sacrament Preparation Policy

The purpose of this policy is to stress the important relationship between living faith, Church affiliation and the sacraments, and to affirm our responsibility to receive the sacraments of the Church with the proper disposition.

Students intending to receive First Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Confirmation at Queen of Peace Church must be enrolled and participate in religious education classes through one of the following.

  • Queen of Peace School
  • Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) - 80% minimum attendance rate required
  • Right of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) - 80% minimum attendance rate required

Students must be enrolled for one (1) full year prior to receiving a sacrament and must complete all diocesan and parish requirements prior to receiving a sacrament. Candidates and their families must be attending Sunday Mass regularly at Queen of Peace and be actively involved in parish life. Candidates for the sacraments must be baptized and fulfill all requirements of the Code of Canon Law.

Students transferring from another parish and entering Queen of Peace School or PREP for the first time during a sacramental preparation year will be required to show evidence of participation in a religious education program in their former parish and a basic understanding of Catholic belief and practice before being accepted for candidacy for a sacrament. Should they fail to show appropriate evidence of knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith, prospective candidates will be expected to participate in special classes or individual tutoring as determined by the Administrator of Religious Education or Pastor.

Any candidate for a sacrament who did not enroll and participate in religious education classes for one (1) full year prior to receiving a sacrament will have the reception of the sacrament postponed until preparation is completed, as determined by the Administrator of Religious Education or Pastor.

Students whose parents decide to provide formal religious education in a home-based manner are to follow the Guidelines for Home-Based Religious Education as well as the Graded Course of Study for Early Childhood and Elementary Catechetical Programs and Forming Young Disciples. (These documents are available through the Archdiocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis.)

 

Approved by Queen of Peace Education Commission Committee 11/2010 & Queen of Peace Parish Council 11/2010