606 Cedarwood Dr.
Friendswood, Texas  77546

      The Feast of Our Lady of LaSalette
      2014 Ministry Fair
      Friendswood Community Prayer Breakfast
      Installation of Knights of Columbus Officers
      Come worship with us
      Celebrating Fr. Jim's 50th Anniversary of Religious Life
      Deacon Darrell, Fr Benny, Deacon Paul
      Mary Queen Acolytes
    • WELCOME TO MARY QUEEN CATHOLIC CHURCH

      The priests that serve Mary Queen are Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette.  Founded on the message and inspiration of Mary's apparition at La Salette, our ministry is to help people respond to the grace of reconciliation through faith in Jesus Christ, especially those people who are alienated or estranged.  Wherever we minister, we make this message known to all God's people.  Click here to learn more about the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette.

      Our Blessed Mother, Our Lady of La Salette, appeared to two children on the top of a mountain in the Alps of southeastern France, near the hamlet of La Salette on September 19, 1846.  The first of the series of apparitions which include those of Lourdes and Fatima, her message was an invitation to live the message of her Son, Jesus.  Her parting words to the children were: "Well, my children, make this known to all my people."  Mary's apparition at La Salette is a modern day reminder of an ancient truth; that Mary constantly intercedes for us before God; that she is the Reconciler of Sinners, calling us back to the message and way of her Son, Jesus.  
       

    • Parish Registration

      If you attend Mary Queen regularly and consider this your parish, we ask that you complete a Parish Registration form so that we can keep an accurate census for our church and the Archdiocese.  Registration forms can be found in the Church narthex and at the Reception Desk in the Parish Center.   Click here to complete the Parish Registration Form online.  You must have the latest version of Adobe Reader to access the registration form.  Please stop by the Parish Office, we love meeting our new families. 

    • News & Events

      All Saints - Saturday, November 1, 2014 is not a Holy Day this year. There will be no Vigil Mass on Friday, October 31, 2014.  It is First Saturday on November 1st, therefore we will have an 8:30 AM Mass.

      We will celebrate The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) at the Vigil Mass 5:30 PM on Saturday and at all Sunday Masses (7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 5:30 PM).
      You’re Invited - All Souls Mass
      Mary Queen Catholic Church cordially invites you to join us for our annual All Souls Mass on Monday, November 3rd at 7:00 PM.  We remember those recently departed in our parish family in 2013-2014, and those who have been honored by a family member or loved one with a Memorial Plaque on our Prayer Garden Wall.  A light reception will follow in the Parish Mini Hall. We are asking all who wish to attend to RSVP to the Parish Office by Friday, October 31st.
      Pastoral Council Membership
      On Saturday, October 11, 2014 those parishioners nominated by our community for the Pastoral Council met the Council for a Day of Discernment.
       
      Out of the experience of prayerful discernment, 4 new members were discerned and accepted to be part of the Pastoral Council for three years. We are happy to welcome Heidi Spiller, Kevin Twyford, Carmelo Gomez and Isaac Tatum to the Pastoral Council.
       
      We thank those members who are leaving the Council after 3 years of service: Rodney Gregory, Aurora Mitchell and Tim Westhoven.
       
      And we welcome the continued dedication of continuing members of the Council: Albert Cipolla, James Whitehead, John Monnat, Dolores Zamora Richards, Steve Foster and Michael Stuart. 
      Chili & Gumbo Cook-Off
      Get your teams ready or your spoons handy. Mary Queen will be hosting its 2nd Annual Chili and Gumbo Cook-Off Fundraiser, sponsored by the Mary Queen Youth Council.  The competition is Sunday, November 2nd from 12:00 Noon — 4:00 PM in the  church parking lot. The entry fee is $50.00 per team.  Entry forms/rules may be found on the Youth Room door or at the Reception Desk in the Parish Center. For more information or questions please contact Kyle Turner at 281-482-1391 ext. 318 or kyleturner@maryqueenchurch.org.
       
      Tasting kits will be available to purchase for $5 in addition to other food and drink options (hot dogs, chips, candy, soda, etc.). There will also be music and games for all ages. Bring the entire family and enjoy good food, games, and fellowship. All proceeds will support the Youth Ministry of Mary Queen Catholic Church.

      LOOK FOR US
      Visit the Quilting Ministry’s Christmas Boutique Booth at the Women’s Ministry’s Fall Luncheon, on Saturday, November 1st. Look for us in the hallway of the Parish Center.  Bring your Christmas shopping money, we will be selling before and after the luncheon.


      ACCW Christmas Seafarer Gift Boxes 
      Grab your scissors and wrapping paper and join the Ladies of Mary Queen on Tuesday, November 11th, at 9:30 AM, in the Main Hall to pack and wrap the “Christmas Shoe Box” gifts for Seafarers coming into port at Barbours Cut. This may be the only gift working sailors get while working at Sea on Christmas day.
       
      Items needed are: ladies size shoe boxes, Christmas wrapping paper, white work socks, toothpaste, tooth brushes, black pocket combs, dental floss, deodorant, disposable razors, lotion, lip balm, shaving cream, soap, shampoo, bandaids, pens, pencils, 2015 calendar, address book, gum, hard candy, stamps, postcards, 5 x 7 writing pads, playing cards, pocket games t-shirts, baseball caps, Texas souvenirs, and envelopes. Any of these items are appreciated and may be dropped off in the collection boxes located in the Parish Center and the St. Joseph Chapel.
       
      This is a project of Bay Area Deanery—ACCW. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Joan Blake at 281-482-6755.


      Come to the Water

      All who are thirsty, come to refresh your spirit as we seek our baptismal call to Holiness……

      Are we truly living out our baptismal call with a contrite heart to Love our Neighbor?  For just as a body without a spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead ~ James 2:26. 

      Our next gathering is Thursday, November 20th at 7:00 PM in La Salette Hall. All are welcome as we join together, with a merciful heart, in this monthly Faith Sharing Group.  We will come together as the body of Christ to embrace the “Works of Mercy” and discuss how we can reach out to the poor, the hungry, the sick and the sorrowful.  Please contact Terri Kettle at 713-560-4503 or tlkettle@comcast.net for more information. 


      Joy of the Gospel - Papal Exhortation

      Mary Queen Church is presenting a number of six-week study sessions on the Holy Father’s first papal exhortation, the Joy of the Gospel.  The study sessions begin September 8th and will be available on various nights and weekends, and is offered by a number of facilitators. The Study Guide edition of the Joy of the Gospel may be purchased from the Parish Office for $10.  The six-week sessions are free, but registration for these sessions is now open by calling the Parish Office.  Space is limited for each facilitator.  

      Click here for a listing of dates, times & location of study session groups.
      Click here for a copy of the Joy of the Gospel.
      Click here for an audio version of the Joy of the Gospel.


      45th Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon

      The Mary Queen 45th Annual Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon will be December  5 and 6, 2014 from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Come join us for a tea room style luncheon served from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the Parish Center.  

      Restore Hope

      For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.  ~Jeremiah 29:11

      Mary Queen Church is offering a new support group, RESTORE HOPE, to women who have had an abortion at any time during their lives.  This ministry seeks to help them heal, experience God's love and mercy, and find forgiveness within a small group setting.  All information is kept confidential.  If you are interested or would like more information please contact the group facilitator at restorehopemq@gmail.com.

       


      Memorial Brick Pavers

      We are taking orders for Memorial Brick Pavers that are a part of the plaza of the Church.  Brick Pavers can have up to three lines of a spiritual message, "In Honor of..." or "In Memory of..." or your family name.  Memorial bricks are $150.00 for the first brick and $100.00 for each additional brick purchased per family.  Payment is due when order form is turned in.  Make checks payable to Mary Queen Church.  Bricks are limited to 3 lines of text – up to 15 characters per line.  A character is defined as a letter, number, space, or punctuation mark.  Click here for an order form.  Return form to the Parish Office.
    • Faith Direct - Automatic Contributions



      Please enroll today.  Click on the link above.





      The deadline for Religious Education tuition and fee payments is fast approaching.  Mary Queen Catholic Church uses Faith Direct, our electronic giving company to collect and process our regular offertory and various second collections for the Church.  Parents have the option of setting up their tuition and fee payments through Faith Direct.  If you currently have a Faith Direct account, you can log into your existing Faith Direct account online via www.faithdirect.net .   Or, you can call their customer service toll free at 1-866-507-8757.  If you are not enrolled in Faith Direct, you can click on this link to process your Religious Education CCE one-time payment. 

      Payments must be processed before the August 15, 2014 deadline to avoid late fees.

      If you are not enrolled in Faith Direct and would like to use a credit card, please click on the "Make a One-Time Payment" link above.