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Coventry Cemetery Commission

Posted on December 04, 2020 in: General News

Coventry Cemetery Commission
The Coventry Cemetery Commission will be hosting Wreaths Across America again this year but the ceremony will look different. Coventry Boy Scout Troop 65, led by Mark Hany, will be laying wreaths at cemeteries in Coventry. Even in these difficult times people have stepped up to donate wreaths to honor and remember every veteran in Coventry Cemetery, veterans in Nathan Hale Cemetery and St. Mary’s Cemetery. This year a local family has donated wreaths at the historical Grant Hill Cemetery to honor every Revolutionary War, Civil War, War of 1812, and French and Indian W...

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A letter from Father John Antonelle

Posted on December 04, 2020 in: General News

A letter from Father John Antonelle
Dear Parish Family I want to thank all of you for the wonderful expression of your love and gratitude. It has certainly touched my heart to see so many at my final Masses and the outdoor gathering. Some actually came to either the Mass or outdoor event who have not been to Mass or church since the pandemic began I’m so grateful for that expression of love. Patsy and I are settling into our new home very nicely though he was a little confused for a few days as to why we’re not going to UConn but I think he’s come to realize Portland is now home. The pari...

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Upcoming Programs at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, West Hartford
Due to the pandemic, retreats are being offered online via Zoom. There are a variety of programs to choose from: Saturday retreats, which are in place of the traditional weekend; Evenings of Reflection; online Masses; and a Christmas Concert. In the past three years, seventeen women from our parish have enjoyed the weekend retreat, and this year our retreat date is Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 9 am to 12:30 pm, although you can attend on any other Saturday when a women’s retreat is offered. The theme is “Together We Rise”, and for those who have not ...

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Sanctuary Candle

Posted on November 20, 2020 in: General News

Sanctuary Candle
The Sanctuary Candle at St. Mary and St. Thomas is available for one week, Saturday to Saturday, for $15.00. Please contact Eileen at St. Mary or Joyce at St. Thomas to have the candle lit in remembrance of your beloved deceased.

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Exciting Faith Formation News

Posted on November 20, 2020 in: General News

Exciting Faith Formation News
We have make up dates for those students who did not receive sacraments last year due to the pandemic. † Friday December 4th at 7pm, Confirmation Mass † Saturday December 5th at 2pm, First Reconciliation † Friday December 11th at 6pm, First Communion Mass Please let us know via email or phone who is attending so we can properly accommodate you & your families: devonn@olqop.com or 8607421092. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Mini Holiday Craft Sale

Posted on November 12, 2020 in: General News

Mini Holiday Craft Sale
Looking for a gift for someone or yourself? On November 28th & 29th and December 5th & 6th, we will be having a mini craft fair at St. Mary Church after the 4:00 pm Mass and the 10:30am Mass. There will be handmade scarves, hats, cozies and lap quilts; assorted floral wreaths, Christmas wreaths, themed clothespin wreaths: wooden crosses and other handmade wooden items.

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An Advent Morning Retreat for Women

Posted on November 12, 2020 in: General News

An Advent Morning Retreat for Women
“In the Footsteps of Mary Bringing Jesus Into Our World Today” Saturday, December 12, 2020 8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. On the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe Presented by Our Lady Queen of Peace Retreat Team This free retreat morning includes prayer, fellowship, music, talks, and small group sharing. Space is limited, so register soon! For information on how to register please contact Elizabeth Percy at: tiggpercy@hotmail.com no later than December 8th.

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Thanksgiving Drive-by Food Drive

Posted on November 12, 2020 in: General News

Thanksgiving Drive-by Food Drive
Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish will be conducting a Thanksgiving driveby food drive, organized by the Pastoral Council and the Knights of Columbus, outside at St. Mary’s near the hall doors on Saturday, 11/14, from 12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Catholic Charities is in need of frozen turkeys and frozen hams. There will be volunteers in masks and gloves to remove the frozen turkeys and hams from your vehicles. Please have all food in bags or boxes for quick removal. Please stay in your vehicles. Checks made out to Catholic Charities are also acceptable. They are also in need of...

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