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Welcome to Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Community!  We would be happy to have you join us!  
Our parishioners make up a strong, vibrant community of Catholic faithful.

 

Our Lady Queen of Peace was founded on October 4, 1953, when Archbishop Francis P. Keough declared
 Our Lady Queen of Peace to be a canonical parish and appointed Revered Dominic A. Bonomo as its first Pastor.  
In March of 1957, after raising the necessary funds, Fr. Bonomo broke ground for the church, school, and convent.
 
In October of that same year, the school opened, staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania.  
In the early 1960s, a new rectory was constructed.  By 1970, the parish served 800 families.  In 1970, Reverend 
Elmer Putsche was appointed Pastor.  In 1978, the twenty-fifth Anniversary of the founding of the Parish,
 renovations of the Church took place.  Stained glass windows made in Holland were added.  The main window 
depicts Our Lady embracing all the members of the church.  Two are dedicated to American Saints:  St. Elizabeth
 Ann Seton and St. John Neumann.  Two are dedicated to parents, symbolized by Mary and Joseph each with Jesus.

 

By 1978, the census indicated there were a total of 875 families in the Parish.  In  1988, Revered Putsche 
retired and Reverend Theodore M. Wisniewski was appointed Administrator until Reverend Thomas 
Bauernfeind was appointed Pastor the following year.  In 1991, the Norbertine Fathers accepted the
 invitation of Archbishop William Keeler to staff the parish with Reverend Thomas Hagendorf, O. Praem., 
appointed Pastor followed by Reverend Brian Zielinski, O. Praem.  Fr. Zielinski celebrated our fiftieth
 Anniversary and served until August 2004 when Reverend Jason Worley was appointed Administrator. 
Fr. Worley served as Pastor from 2005 until his departure on August 31, 2009.  On January 1, 2010,
 Reverend Kevin A. Mueller was appointed as Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish.

 

Today, we have approximately 1200 active families in the Parish.  We are a young parish only 62 years old  
and we have accomplished a lot for our age with much more growth ahead of us.  You too can be a part of an
 exciting future for our community. 



                                                                                         Mission Statement

Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Community is one of faith, hope and love.  As a community, we promote the richness of the Second Vatican Council, the teachings and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.   As a community, we strive to fulfill our Gospel mission through collaboration and communication among parish leaders, members, organizations and ministriesAs a community, we recognize that religious education and parish involvement are essential elements to foster our parish vision in the lives of ALL members and families.   We acknowledge our need for ongoing conversion and united in prayer with Mary Our Lady Queen of Peace, we trust that God's grace transforms our faith community through the reception of the Sacraments.  Along with participation in liturgical gatherings and parish activities, we challenge our members to become fully involved in our community outreach which extends our spiritual focus to the poor and needy.

May Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Community always live according to its vision, in the name of the Father, and of the son, and of the Holy Spirit.   Amen.

 
 
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