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I'll need any bulletin submissions (Mass Intentions, Articles, Events coming up, ETC.) anyone might have for Sundays September 1st and 8th to me EARLY, because of the upcoming Labor Day Holiday. For the Bulletin for Sunday, September 1st, I need submissions by Friday August 23rd and For the Bulletin for Sunday, September 8th, I will need submissions by Wednesday, August 28th. Anything not submitted by Wednesday August 28th will be put in the Sunday, September 11th bulletin. NO EXCEPTIONS because of print deadlines. Thank you for your help!

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St. Thomas Aquinas Welcome Back Mass & BBQ

Sunday August 25th, 4pm Student Mass followed by a BBQ at 5pm
(No 7pm Mass on this day)

Come and enjoy music, food and fun with fellow students and parishioners. This is a free event and all are welcome.

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Mass Schedule Change

Posted on August 18, 2019 in: General News

Mass Schedule Changes for St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas starting August 25, 2019. A special “Welcome Back Students” Mass at St. Thomas will start on Sunday, August 25th at 4 p.m., (followed by the BBQ at St. Thomas), and from then, the students Mass will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday nights. There will not be a 7 p.m. Mass on Sunday August 25th. Student Mass at St. Thomas will begin on Monday August 26th at 12:20 p.m., Monday through Friday. Morning Mass at St. Mary will return to Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. starting Tuesday August 27th.Mass on Sunday August 25th.

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Office Manager Position Available
The position of Office Manager at Our Lady Queen of Peace is available to interested applicants. The position requires a knowledge of office procedures, computer experience a must, working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Publisher, a background working at a church and management experience. This is a full-time position Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. You may submit a resume to: officemanagerstauconn@gmail.com or call 860-429-6436 for further information.

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Silver Rose Prayer Service

Posted on August 14, 2019 in: General News

Silver Rose Prayer Service
The Silver Rose Prayer Service September 1, 7:00 PM Mass A silver rose on a nine-month pilgrimage will be the centerpiece of a special Mass on 9/1/19 at 7:00 PM at St Thomas Aquinas Chapel. Program is sponsored by Knights of Columbus, UConn Council 14209 and St Jude Council 4313 , to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe and express both international unity and dedication to the sanctity of human life. The journey of the silver rose begins each year in March and ends on Dec. 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. During that time, Silver Roses travel from town to town along...

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Time to Register for Religious Education Classes at St. Mary!
Pay Online To REGISTER AND PAY for 2019-2020 religious education classes ONLINE, follow this link: https://stmarystthomascommunity.weshareonline.org/ Download an Print If you wish to download the forms and mail in the registration and payment; (checks made out to “Our Lady Queen of Peace”, please). The schedule of classes & registration form for 2019-2020 is now available.  A copy of the letter that was mailed out to all parents with students who would be returning to religious education for the coming year can be downloaded a...

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Our Lady Queen of Peace 2019 Annual Collection
Every parish family should have received a letter from Father Antonelle this week requesting a gift/pledge to our Annual Collection to help meet our operating budget and provide funds required to maintain our buildings. The participation of All parishioners is essential for the success of this effort. Please return your gift card today. Thank you.

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Teachers Needed for Religious Education
Do you have a deep love for your faith and desire to share it with others? Consider being a catechist! We need adults and newly confirmed individuals to assist in the faith formation of our young people. As a catechist, you make a weekly commitment to guide a class of no more than 15 students.We need catechists’ volunteers to teach 1st grade, 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Classes are on Sunday mornings 9:15 to 10:15, Sunday evening 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. or Monday evening from 4:30 to 5:30. Please contact me to volunteer or if you have any questions about being a catechist or...

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Gather2Gether Singles' Group

Posted on August 02, 2019 in: General News

Our singles’ group meets the 2 nd Saturday of every month to spend time together, enjoy companionship and have some fun! You are invited to attend the next few events: August 10th – 10 am: Farmington River Tubing: www.farmingtonrivertubing.com Contact Kathleen at: bvm2jc@yahoo.com for more details September 14th – 9 am: Community Service: Creative Living Community light farm work in Coventry. https://creativelivingcommunityofct.org/ Contact Lynn at 860-305-1884 or mw0209@comcast.net for more details. October 12th – 5:30 pm: Cookout in Willington Details to follow

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Haitian Ministry will be hosting Father Roud for his annual visit in October and we will be having our pasta supper on Oct. 19th. During the pasta supper we have a theme basket raffle, the baskets donated by parishioners. Please keep us in mind as you shop this summer. Any theme you choose will be appreciated. At the end of summer we will need to file for a permit and we will give you information for a contact. Thank you for helping the poorest of the poor.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Mass celebrated by Archbishop Blair) St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol, CT Featuring dynamic speakers, exhibitor, confession, adoration, food, and fellowship. Speakers include Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt, Fr. John Bartunek, Dan Burke, and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers. Buy Tickets Online at: www.ctcatholicmen.org Questions? 860-484-7950

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Parish Tag and Bake Sale

Posted on July 26, 2019 in: General News

Parish Tag and Bake Sale
Saturday, August 24, 8am to 1pm St. Mary Church Hall, Coventry Spring Cleaning? Keep our tag sale in mind. Any clean, gently used items are needed. Small, working electronic items accepted. NO clothes or large furniture please. Please hold until early August if possible. Fundraiser for our Parish! For more information or to drop off items contact Barb Koepke, 860-742-0692, or Janice Sentivany, 860-742-6355 or 1teuke@gmail.com.

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Annual Steeple Chase

Posted on July 17, 2019 in: General News

Annual Steeple Chase
Attention Cyclists The Annual Steeple Chase Bike Tour Fund-Raiser for WAIM, the Perception Programs, and the No Freeze Shelter will be held Saturday, August 17. There are 5 tours to choose from ranging from 20 miles to 100 miles, plus a 5 mile walk. There will be rest stops at area faith communities with all kinds of homemade food available. There will be free food and beverages pre and post ride. This is a major fund-raiser for WAIM, so if you are a cyclist, get sponsors and participate. More information and registrations forms are available on-line at www.steeplechaseb...

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The New FOCUS Missionary Team

Posted on July 05, 2019 in: General News

The New FOCUS Missionary Team
Left to right: Erin, Monique, Fr. John, Seth (who is now the Team Director), Luke and Michaela. Please them all in your prayers as they are so excited and enthusiastic to come to UConn. (pictured below) The entire FOCUS group from all over the United States that attended the conference in North Dakota.

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The Finance Merger is here!

Posted on July 05, 2019 in: General News

The Finance Merger is here!
If you make any payments by check, please make them payable to: Our Lady Queen of Peace starting July 1, 2019. Thank you!

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Happy 4th of July!

Posted on June 28, 2019 in: General News

Parish offices will be closed on July 4th and will re-open on July 5th. Have a fun and safe 4th of July!

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Religious Education Registration
Time to register for 2019-2020 religious education classes at St. Mary. Registration information, the Religious Education 2019-2020 calendar, and parent letter are on our website: Here Please register your children for grades 1 - 10 as soon as possible, before the end of August. If you would like information or forms mailed home to you, please contact: Kathleen D’Amelio, at 860-742-1092 or email at: olqopreligioused@gmail.com

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Perpetual Adoration 15th Year Anniversary
On June 16th at the conclusion of the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary Church in Coventry, a 15th year anniversary ceremony will take place-to recognize the achievement of the devotion of all who have played a role in the 15 years of devotion to Jesus Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament twenty four hours a day every day of the continually. All are invited to participate in celebration of 15 years of continuous devotion 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days of prayer. A reception in the church hall will take place at the conclusion of the ceremony.

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WAIM Donations Made Easy

Posted on May 23, 2019 in: General News

WAIM Donations Made Easy
Do you have furniture, appliances, clothing or other household items to donate to WAIM but can’t get to WAIM during the hours when they are open to accept donations? The WAIM truck will be at St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Mary the weekend of June 8th and 9th for you to bring your donated items. The truck will be available for one hour before each of the Masses that weekend. For a complete list of items that WAIM can and cannot accept, go to: www.waimct.org and look for the links for “WAIM Accepts” and “WAIM Does Not Accept”. For more informa...

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Memorial Day May 27th

Posted on May 23, 2019 in: General News

Offices will be closed Memorial Day May 27th and will reopen on Tuesday May 28th. Memorial Day Mass on Monday May 27th: There will be a Memorial Day Mass at 8 a.m. held at St. Mary Cemetery on Rt. 31 in Coventry, CT. This is weather permitting; otherwise the Mass will be held at St. Mary Church at 8 a.m

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The Pastoral Council of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish
The Pastoral Council of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish is looking for new members. If you have interest in serving your parish in this manner, please fill out the application and submit it to Father John or the Pastoral Council. Blank applications can be found on the tables at the entrances of St Thomas Aquinas Chapel and St Mary Church. You need to be a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, and a confirmed Catholic to be considered. Selected members serve for a three year term.

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The Palm Sunday Eucharistic procession will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on Sunday April 14th at 5:30 p.m. the procession will proceed in to UConn campus and return to St. Thomas prior to the 7 p.m. student Mass. All are invited to attend this very moving procession.

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Lenten Penance Service

Posted on April 08, 2019 in: General News

A Lenten Penance service will be held on Tuesday April 9th at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Three priests will be hearing confessions; please make every effort to attend to fulfill you Easter Duty.

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Annual Layette Program

Posted on April 08, 2019 in: General News

Sunday April 28, 2019 1 p.m. St. Joseph Church Hall 99 Jackson St., Willimantic, CT All ladies invited to attend the annual “baby shower” to support Catholic Charities. Please collect baby items such as diapers, clothes (0-3 years), blankets, etc. Items will be distributed to Norwich, New London, Middletown and Willimantic.

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Tuesday April 16 10:30 a.m. Chrism Mass at St. Patrick Cathedral Holy Thursday April 18 7 p.m. Mass of the Last Supper at St. Thomas Aquinas Good Friday April 19 12 p.m. Outside Stations at St. Thomas Aquinas 3 p.m. Inside Stations at St. Mary 7 p.m. Veneration of the Cross at St. Thomas Aquinas Holy Saturday April 20 12 p.m. Blessing of Baskets at St. Mary 8 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass At St. Thomas Aquinas Easter Sunday Masses 8:30 a.m. At St. Thomas Aquinas 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary

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Confirmation at St. Mary

Posted on March 21, 2019 in: General News

Confirmation is at St. Mary Church on Friday April 12 at 6 p.m. Rehearsal will be on Sunday April 7th at 5 p.m. at St. Mary.

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UConn Spring Break

Posted on March 08, 2019 in: General News

UConn spring break begins on March 16 to the 22 and all daily masses will be at St. Mary Church at 9 a.m. there will not be a 12:20 p.m. Mass at ST. Thomas Aquinas.

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Should We Fear  Artificial Intelligence?
Tuesday, March 26, 7:30pm  Aquinas Student Center 46 North Eagleville Rd. on the UConn Storrs campus Download Flyer Rev. Michael McFarland, SJ  We are often told that we are in the midst of an “AI Revolution,” with promises of enormous benefits for society, such as selfdriving cars, better medical diagnoses, more effective drugs, and smarter cities. Yet there are many anxieties about AI, some of them rooted in fear of the unknown. How legitimate are those fears? This talk will explore different meanings of AI, identify the ethical issue...

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

Posted on February 27, 2019 in: General News

To be hosted by The Knights of Columbus SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019 At St. Mary Church Hall 1600 Main Street, Coventry, CT (No sit down service during 4:00 PM Mass) Sit down meal begins at 5:15 PM Irish Step Dancers from Golden Harp Dance Company of Bolton ADULTS: $15.00 SENIORS: $10.00 UNDER 10: $5.00 UNDER 6: FREE IMMEDIATE FAMILY MAXIMUM $50.00

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Ash Wednesday Masses & Ashes

Posted on February 27, 2019 in: General News

Masses will be held on Wednesday March 6th at 7:30 a.m. at St. Mary and 12:20 p.m. at St. Thomas; with the distribution of Ashes. Ashes will be distributed at 4:00 p.m. at St. Thomas and at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary.

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TLC Bowling Fundraiser

Posted on February 27, 2019 in: General News

March 8th, 2019 6-8pm Lucky Strike Lanes 185 Stafford Rd. Mansfield Center, CY 06250 Please make checks payable to St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel There will not be “physical tickets”, we will have a list of names of those who have paid. If you have any other questions please email Emily Golec at: tlcadvisorsta@gmail.com.

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Mandatory Confirmation Retreat

Posted on February 21, 2019 in: General News

There is a Mandatory Confirmation Retreat scheduled for March 9th at St. Bernard Church in Rockville. All Confirmation students are required to attend a retreat prior to confirmation. The retreat starts at 8:30 a.m., and concludes with Mass at 5 p.m. The cost is $25 per student and this includes lunch and supplies.

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The power and drama of Fr. Michael Gaitley's best-selling book “The Second Greatest Story Ever Told” are captured in an amazing visual presentation that will challenge and enthrall you. In fast-paced and lively modules, Fr. Gaitley connects people and events in history to a unifying vision of the splendor of God's merciful love. From the epic story of Poland's national suffering, to the events of Fatima, the revelations of St. Faustina, the heroic efforts of St. Maximilian Kolbe, and the life of St. John Paul II, the panorama of Divine mercy is fully revealed as a transformative reality. Held at ...

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Bake Sale

Posted on February 06, 2019 in: General News

Bake Sale: to benefit Our Lady Queen of Peace and Les Palmes, Haiti On Feb. 16, (after the 4p.m. Mass and Feb. 17 (after the10:30a.m. Mass); St. Mary Hall will be having a bake sale. The profit from this bake sale will be divided between Our Lady Queen of Peace and St. Mary Haitian Ministry. Please help support us by donating a baked good. Label items donated (especially if nuts are included) and drop off in the hall or bring your item when you are patronizing the bake sale. Thank you for your support!

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Priest Appreciation Dinner

Posted on January 11, 2019 in: General News

In Honor to our Pastor Father John Antonelle All Parishioners and Friends of Father John are Welcome Come show how much we are grateful for all that he has done for our parish! Download the Priest Appreciation Dinner Flyer Friday, February 8, 2019 6:PM Sharp St Mary Church Hall 1600 Main Street, Coventry, CT Professionally Catered – Sit Down Dinner Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms and a Marsala Wine Sauce Long Grain Risotto Mixed Vegetables Tossed Salad w/ Dressing Rolls & Butter Or Stuffed Sole (Crabmeat, Mushrooms, Cheddar, and Crumbled Crackers) Baked Potato Mixed Vegetables T...

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Religious Education

Posted on January 03, 2019 in: General News

Religious Education classes resume this week end at the regularly scheduled time.

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Ministry Appreciation Dinner

Posted on January 03, 2019 in: General News

Ministry Appreciation Dinner
Our Lady Queen of Peace parish is having our annual Ministry Appreciation dinner to be held at St. Mary Church Hall on Friday January 18th at 6:00 p.m. with appetizers and wine followed by a full dinner at 6:30 p.m. If you are involved with any ministry at St. Mary or St. Thomas Aquinas you are cordially invited to attend this dinner. Please call Eileen at St Mary at 860-742-0681 or Kathy at St. Thomas at 860-429-6436. Please RSVP by January 14th.

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