The Sodality

of Our Lady Queen of  Peace

10003 Bird River Road

Middle River, MD  21220

                                                                                                            Our Mission

            The Sodality of Our Lady Queen of Peace is a loving, joy filled Catholic ladies faith-based organization, centered on Christ and committed to working together toward the growth and vitality of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish.  We, the ladies of the Sodality, assist the church in serving the community, its parishioners and our beloved Pastor.  The Sodality leads others to Christ through devotion to the Blessed Mother. 

We are a Catholic Organization

Our Sodality predominantly serves Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, the parishioners and the local community. Our members volunteer and serve OLQP on the Parish Pastoral Council, Hospitality, Pro-Life and Seniors Groups, and Altar Guild and parish Finance Committee.   Some dedicate themselves as Religious Education Teachers.   Other ladies serve as Lectors or Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist, while others volunteer our time serving in the Parish Office.  We welcome ladies from other parishes to join us!!

We conduct fund raisers that provide financial assistance to the parish, by conducting bake sales, basket raffles, and social events.  We have an annual Ladies Retreat and a Pray Shawl Ministry where we donate hand-crafted prayer shawls to the sick and homebound.  When a Sodality sister is called home to God, we support the family and we pray the Rosary for our departed Sodality sister and her family. We gather in May to attend Mass at our May Procession and New Member Installation.

  Our Meetings

            Our meetings are held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Middle River Maryland, and are open to all Sodality members. The regularly scheduled Monthly Meeting is held the second or third Sunday of every month at 12:30 p.m. where we gather to pray and to conduct normal business.  Our meetings are held September - May.  (We do not meet during the summer months June – August.) We open our meetings by praying a decade of The Rosary and Act of Consecration to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.  After every meeting we have light refreshments, and then socialize with our Sodality Sisters.                                                        


                        2016 – 2018 Sodality Officers

                                    Lynn Kasch          Prefect                                        Paula Clemens    Corresponding Secretary               

                                    Carolyn Farinetti  Vice Prefect                               Janice Grabowski Recording Secretary

                                    Karen DiMario     Treasurer

We are a Service Organization

Our Sodality is involved in many charitable activities and we donate food and items to those in need.  We collect items for the active duty Military overseas, food for Eastern Interfaith Food Pantry and at Thanksgiving and Christmas we adopt local needy families and provide dinners and gifts. In the spring we hold a baby shower sponsoring a local Pregnancy Center and donate needed baby items. A summary of our major charitable works for the year 2015 are shown below. 

                                                                      Feb 2015          $892.60 Bake Sale proceeds - OLQP Altar Linens

                                                                      Mar 2015          $300 donated to “Women of the Bible, Alive”

                                                                      Mar 2015          $151 Chili Basket proceeds – OLQP Roof Repairs

                                                                      Apr 2015          $895 Bake Sale proceeds – OLQP Roof Repairs

                                                                      Apr 2015          $557 Easter Basket proceeds – OLQP Roof Repairs

                                                                      Sep 2015          $300 Center for Pregnancy Concerns Fundraiser

                                                                      Oct 2015          $561 Bake Sale proceeds–OLQP Gathering Space Furniture

                                                                      Nov 2015         $50 gift cards Thanksgiving to needy individual

                                                                      Nov 2015         $50 gift card Thanksgiving to Family

                                                                      Nov 2015         Asylee Woman Enterprise Clothing/Shoe Collection

                                                                      Nov 2015         Eastern Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry Collection

                                                                      Nov 2015         $680 Bake Sale proceeds – OLQP Gathering Space Furniture

                                                                      Dec 2015         $500 gift cards needy Christmas Family

                                                                      Dec 2015         $300 gift card to needy Childcare Center family

                                                                      Dec 2015         $1343 donated to OLQP for Journey Songbooks

                                           Dec 2015         $1500 Tea Party Fundraiser proceeds - OLQP Children’s Playground Renovation


How Can I Join the Sodality of Our Lady Queen of Peace??

We welcome all ladies 15 years of age and over to join us!!  Our Annual Membership dues are $10.  If you would like to become a member of our Sodality please contact Lynn Kasch (410) 391-5389 or email lynnsodality@yahoo.com  or Carolyn Farinetti (410) 335-4201.   Or you may wish to join us at one of our monthly meetings!!                                 

                       Our Lady Queen of Peace,  Pray for Us!


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