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

Parish Ministries

Adult Faith Formation

The Adult Faith Formation Team recognizes that adult formation is essential for the Church to carry out its mandate to proclaim the Good News of Jesus to the world. The team will help to provide a comprehensive approach to adult formation that will embrace all the faith dimensions of adult life. In a vibrant learning environment our adult team will engage the particular needs and interests of the adults of our parish through integration of actual life experience, diverse adult learning needs, study of scripture and the teaching of the Church's tradition.

The following three goals will guide and direct our efforts in adult faith formation:

  1. Invite and enable ongoing conversion to Jesus in holiness of life
  2. Promote and support active membership in the Christian community
  3. Call and prepare adults to act as disciples in mission to the world

Contact a member of the Education Commission if you have any questions on Adult Faith Formation.

Bereavement Committee

Members visit bereaved parish families to help plan funeral arrangements such as the Mass for the deceased and a luncheon on the day of the funeral. New members are always welcome.

Queen of Peace provides a luncheon and helps to plan the funeral. If you are interested in helping with this very worthwhile project please contact the Parish office.

Bible Study

Join us as we explore a five week program presented by Fr. Benedict Groeschel of EWTN in a series of wise, no-nonsense answers that work from a master teacher, beloved priest, and a fellow sufferer who has experienced the dark night of the body and soul. This EWTN presentation was produced less than a year after a critical accident left Fr. Groeschel unable to eat, drink, walk, or talk for over two months. As a result, this 5 week study is most profoundly grounded in the reality that God is in the business of bringing victory out of seeming defeat.

There are no pious platitudes or whistling in the dark attitudes to be found in this study, but instead the very real triumph of God's deep love for us, and the consolation, help and growth in holiness that only the Holy Spirit, in our moments of intense weakness, supplies.

The program begins Tuesday, January 16th from 7-8:35 p.m. and the same program on Thursday January 18th, from 9-10:45 a.m. and will conclude Feb 13th and 15th. Everyone is most welcome to attend. Choose either session.

Call Deacon Mike, (513)867-1832, with any questions.

Blood Bank

The Queen of Peace Blood Bank is a service for our entire parish membership, their families and in-laws. The Blood Bank is in existence for and supported by parish members who donate blood throughout the year. New donors are always needed. Anyone requiring blood for any reason - illness, surgery or an accident - is eligible at no charge.

If you have a need for blood, wish to donate, or would like more information, contact our blood bank parish coordinator, Laura Herold, at (513)894-2462.

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)

Chris Renews His Parish is a weekend-long women's retreat held here at Queen of Peace Parish. Call Barb Davis at (513)868-9272 for more information.

Men's CRHP

For more information please contact:

Name Phone Email
Deacon Jeff Ehrnschwender (513)887-6449
Ray Arlinghaus (513)863-4831

Communion to the Sick & Shut-In

Communion distributors visit the sick and shut-in members of the parish to bring them Holy Communion. Anyone who would like to receive a visit, or is interested in assisting with this ministry should call the parish office.


Name Phone Facility Coordinator Email
Jack Geyer (513)868-9771 Westover & Golden Years
Jane Armentrout (513)896-1146 HomeBound
Roy Rhoten (513)894-3762 Hospice & Ft. Hamilton Hospital
Al Schneider (513)844-6121 Hospice & Ft. Hamilton Hospital

Men's Group

Queen of Peace Men’s Group meets every Tuesday morning from 5:30-6:30 am and every 3rd Saturday of the month from 7:30am to 8:30am in St. Isidore Hall. Join us for relaxing camaraderie, coffee, and donuts while we pray and discuss the Sunday scripture readings. Your spouses especially will be glad you did! (Ask them!)

Prayer Blanket Ministry

The Prayer Blanket Ministry makes available a small blessed blanket for those who are seriously ill. Blankets are traditionally associated with warmth, comfort, and security. The prayer blanket is meant to symbolize the coveing of the sick person with prayer and caring of the community. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry or know someone in need of a blanket , contact the parish office at 863-4344. Talents are needed in sewing, knitting, crocheting, knotting, and praying.

Prayer Hotline

The Hotline is a network of several telephone chains and e-mail that pass prayer requests from person to person. Each member prays for those requests in his/her own way and time. We have morning groups that receive telephone requests starting at 9:00AM. We have evening groups who receive their telephone requests around 6:00PM. Members on the hotline can expect to receive requests four or five times a week. Requests do not go out over the weekend unless there is an emergency. The hotline is such a comfort to people confronted with illness, injuries from accidents, or other problems. Just a brief description along with a name (first name with optional last name) is fine. If your request is personal, it can be called a "special intention."

May we pray for you? If you or someone you know has a need, prayer power is waiting through the Queen of Peace Prayer Hotline. Call Connie Ehrnschwender, (513)887-6449, or e-mail cehrnschwender@gmail.com to submit your requests or to become a member.

Respect For Life

Parishioners have been involved in Pro-Life activities for many years. the group meets on an as-needed basis.

For information, call Mike Mignery, (513)867-1832.

Social Justice Committee

The focus of this group is on helping the poor and marginalized in society, in the diocese, state, nation, and the world. They meet in Urbain Hall at 7:00pm on the second Monday of the month.

Good Friday

Since 1860 people of all faiths have made the pilgrimage to Mt Adams to Pray the Steps at Holy Cross - Immaculata on every Good Friday. Members of the Social Justice Committee will again taking advantage of this very moving and spiritual event on Friday, March 30, 2018. Many families and other groups have made this day an annual event. Please come and join us.

Serve City

Queen of Peace homeschoolers and Men's Group have taken many of the Serve City dates. If you are interested in assisting Social Justice Committee members with serving or preparing for the residents of Serve City, the remaining dates for 2018 Serve City are:
Wednesdays: April 4 and December 19
Saturdays: January 27, March 31, June 30, September 29, and December 29


Any parishioner interested in learning more about this group or joining is welcome to attend one of the meetings or contact one of the following members:

Name Phone Email
Vicki Cross (513)708-6720
Jan Sunderhaus(513)738-4967
Sarah Dillhoff(513)756-9664

St. Isidore's Group

The St. Isidore's Group is made up of parishioners who volunteer to care for our beautiful Parish grounds throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons. Individuals, couples, and families "adopt" a small segment of the Parish landscaped areas and maintain them at their convenience throughout the growing season. This includes the planting of annual flowers, edging, trimming, weeding, watering etc. The grounds are divided into about twenty "areas". This keeps the amount of effort manageable so that no one family, individual or team of individuals has to put in more than one hour per week (on average) in caring for the area they adopt.

We have a terrific group of individuals and families participating in this effort. There is always a lot to do and we can always use a few more willing hands. So please join us and share a bit of your time and talent to keep the Queen of Peace Property as beautiful as it can possibly be. For more information contact Ray or Judy Arlinghaus at (513)863-4831.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is an international Catholic organization of lay persons founded in 1833 by Frederick Ozanman. Under the patronage of St. Vincent de Paul, the society derives its inspiration from his thinking and work. It seeks to work in a spirit of justice and charity, and by person-to-person involvement of its members, to help those in need. This is not just a men's society as the history indicates. Women and men serve those in need, including visits to the hospitalized, shut-in and residents in nursing homes; those who have low income or no income, or are in need of help.

Please help in providing and distributing food, clothing, shelter, love and concern for less fortunate families. Contact one of the following:

Name Phone
Al Schneider - President (513)844-6121
Charlie Holmes - Vice President (513)524-1285
Barb Huber - Treasurer (513)844-1428
Beth Bulach- Secretary (513)868-6865
Ron Bulach (513)868-6865
Jim Coakley (513)757-4729
Jack Haney (513)863-3559
Gayle Loewenstine (513)863-0009
Sharon Marshall (513)896-6257
Gary & Donna Trudel (513)868-7250

Stewardship Committee

Stewardship is an important part of being an active member of our Parish Community.It promotes practices that ensure grateful acceptance, care, and use of all God’s gifts to individuals and institutions within our community. The committee initiates ideas and resources to accelerate and grow the overall understanding of stewardship as a way of life, as a response to the baptismal call to serve.

The Stewardship Committee consists of:

Name Phone Email
Bob Young - Chairman (513)863-3556
Ray Arlinghaus (513)863-4831
Ken Gill (513)868-3183
Steve Vonderhaar (513)726-4539

Young At Heart - Senior Group

Young at Heart members meet for lunch regularly on the third Monday of each month. The location changes from month to month. During November and December, we meet on the second Monday of each month. Even the Snowbirds attempt to arrange a meeting while some of the members are in Florida during the winter months.

Contact Nick Hensler at (513)868-2481 for information.