Prayer Groups and Faith Sharing at OLQM
People pray together to worship God, share their faith and encourage one another in the Christian life. As a diverse parish community, we have several prayer groups with a different emphasis within the groups.
Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
This devotion for prayer and quiet reflection is an opportunity to silently adore Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. Exposition is held every Thursday, immediately following the 12:05 p.m. Mass, and concludes at 7:30 p.m., with Benediction.
The Rosary is one of the most precious and beautiful prayers we have. The Rosary is said daily, Monday through Friday, after our 12:05 p.m. Mass. A Living Rosary is prayed twice a year (May and October) in the church plaza on Ascan Avenue. Watch our News & Events page for announcements and dates.
Pastoral Care includes intercessory prayer as part of its ministry. Pastoral Care members pray with love and compassion for the requests they receive and will, if requested, visit with your loved ones and distribute Holy Communion.
Sunday Morning and Monday Evening Bible Study Groups
Sunday morning bible study is an extension of the Arise Together in Christ program. The group meets at 10 a.m. Topics of discussion include the Gospel of John and the Gospel of St. Mark. The group is currently meeting on Zoom. To join, contact Noila Johnson: email@example.com. When in-person meetings are able to resume, you can join them on Sunday mornings at the rectory meeting room (enter through the glass door at the back of the rectory).
Monday evenings on Zoom, from 7–8 p.m. The summer-long study program for 2021 is “Life in the Spirit.” For those interested in exploring the Person and work of the Holy Spirit and how we can grow in our relationship with Him, are welcome to join. For more information and Zoom link, contact Joseph Terry: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charismatic Prayer Group
Group meetings consist of spontaneous prayer, scripture reading and the exercise of charismatic gifts. Regular meetings are every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the main meeting room in the rectory basement (use back entrance at the glass doors near the Blessed Mother’s statue). Members engage in Bible Study (ongoing every 2nd Friday of the month); prepare one of the altars for the yearly Corpus Christi procession; and assist in the celebration of the Feast of St. Lorenzo Ruiz in September. The Charismatic group also arranges occasional bus pilgrimages to the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in the spring and the Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in the fall. Watch the bulletin or the News & Events page for details on upcoming pilgrimages.
Newcomers are welcome. If interested, please leave a message for Virgie Villadiego-Punto at 718-268-6251.
St. Pio Prayer Group
St. Pio of Pietrelcina — also known as Padre Pio — never tired of praying. His prayer group meets on the second Wednesday of each month after the 12:05 p.m. Daily Mass. If interested, please come and introduce yourself at one of the Wednesday prayer meetings.