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

Bible Study Groups: Ongoing studies. Call Deacon Mike, 319-1832, for current information.

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 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 868-9272 for more information.

Men's CRHP

For more information please contact:

Name

Phone

Email

Deacon Jeff Ehrnschwender 887-6449 jeffehrnschwender@gmail.com
Ray Arlinghaus 863-4831 rdarlingaus@aol.com

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.

Distributors are:

Name Telephone Number Email Address  Facility Coordinator
Jack Geyer (513)868-9771 megeyer@fuse.net Westover & Golden Years
Jane Armentrout (513)896-1146 tarmentrout@roadrunner.com HomeBound
Roy Rhoten (513)894-3762 brrfrhoten@aol.com Hospice & Ft. Hamilton Hospital
Al Schneider (513)844-6121 ajschnei@fuse.net Hospice & Ft. Hamilton Hospital

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.

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:

 

Social Action Committee
The Social Action Committee will again plan, prepare, and serve meals throughout 2017 at a local homeless shelter The Chosen-Serve City on East Avenue in Hamilton. The dates are: Wednesdays, June 21, August 16, and October 18; Saturdays, April 29, July 29, September 30, and December 30. Mark Good Friday April 14 on your calendar if you would like to join us in praying the steps at the Immaculata.

NameTelephone NumberEmail
Vicki Cross
Coordinator
(513) 708-6720 vcross2349@aol.com
Jan Sunderhaus
Coordinator
(513)738-4967 hausofpigs@gmail.com

St. Isidore's Group

St. IsadoreThe 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 Telephone Number
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 Telephone Number
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.