Holy Week

Saturday March 28 Solemn Blessing of Palms with Procession at 4:45 p.m. Vigil Mass at 5 p.m.
Palm Sunday
March 29
Masses: 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Blessed Palms distributed at each Mass
Members of our parish Stewardship Committee will be present at the doors of the Church after Palm Sunday Masses to assist anyone who wishes to register as a new parishioner of OLQM.
Reconciliation Monday March 30 Masses: 8 a.m. & 12:05 p.m. Confessions:11:30 a.m.; 3:30-5 p.m. & 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday March 31 Masses: 8 a.m. & 12:05 p.m. School Confessions: 8:45 a.m. (no Confessions at 11:30 a.m.)
Wednesday April 1 Masses: 8 a.m. & 12:05 p.m. Confessions: 11:15 a.m.
Holy Thursday
April 2
Church opens at 6:30 p.m.
Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper 
(Washing of the Feet): 7:30 p.m. Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: end of Mass until 10:30 p.m. (No Confessions, no other Masses)
Good Friday
April 3
(day of fasting & abstinence)
Church opens at noon
Stations of the Cross (in Spanish): 1 p.m. (download program)
Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday: 3 p.m.
(Veneration of the Cross; Communion Service) and 7:30 p.m. (Seven Last Words of Christ, with organ, choir and soloists) Confessions: after the 7:30 p.m. Liturgy
Holy Saturday
April 4
Church opens at 6:30 p.m.
Solemn Easter Vigil & Mass of Resurrection
: 7:30 p.m. (No 5:00 p.m. Mass; no Confessions)
Easter Sunday
April 5
Mass of Resurrection: 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m.
Download the program of Easter Music!.
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Education Tax Credit Update

Timothy Cardinal Dolan and the Bishops of New York State are urging you to pray that our elected leaders include the Education Tax Credit in the enacted state budget this month. Tell Governor Cuomo and the legislature: Don’t let us down on the Education Tax Credit. [Read the full statement from Cardinal Dolan and the Bishops of New York here.]

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Use the petition form at the website of the New York State Catholic Conference: www.nyscatholic.org.

Divine Mercy Sunday Bus Pilgrimage (April 12)

Reserve your seat now and join the pilgrimage with members of the parish Charismatic Prayer Group to the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy (Stockbridge, MA). Read more.

What is the Blue Envelope?

Click here to find out. (Hint: It is about our future.)

News Highlights

  • OLQM School Spring Bash! April 25. Hosted by the Home School Association. More here.
  • Sponsors Wanted for 9th Annual Walk to a Brighter Future. More here.
  • Pope Francis in Philadelphia! 2015 World Meeting of Families Tour, September 22-25 here.
  • Diocese Statement on Immigration Relief (UPDATED) here.
  • Children’s Choir Schedule at OLQM here.

Prayer for Christians in Iraq

Lord, The plight of Iraq is deep and the suffering of Christians is severe and frightening. Therefore, we ask you Lord to spare lives, and to grant patience, and courage to continue the witness of Christian values there with trust and hope. Lord, peace is the foundation of life; Grant us the peace and stability that will enable the people of Iraq to live with each other without fear and anxiety, and with dignity and joy. Glory be to you forever.

This is a prayer request from the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops and Pope Francis.

cityofchurches_2009olqmTake a Tour

Did you know all the stained glass windows on the north side of the church are dedicated to Christ, and those on the south side are dedicated to Mary? Explore our church’s intricate details in this video from NET-TV (2009 archives). Click on the picture. Fun starts at 1:55 minutes.

A View from the Pew

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OLQM Stewardship Video

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