This is a list of all of the ministries that help keep our parish running smoothly. if you have any questions about any of these ministries, Please click on the Parish Contact button at the top of the page and select the appropriate contact person. If there is no contact person listed please contact the parish office and you will be put in contact with the correct individual.
For centuries, young people have been given a special place in the Eucharistic Liturgy: to assist the priest celebrant by serving at the altar, to serve respectfully and prayerfully so that the people’s attention is on worshipping God, to reinforce the importance that children who serve the mass are a huge asset to the priest and what they are doing is very important.
"In order to communicate the message entrusted to us by Christ, the Church needs art. Art must make perceptible, and as far as possible attractive, the world of the spirit, of the invisible, of God. It must therefore translate into meaningful terms that which is in itself ineffable. Art has a unique capacity to take one or another facet of the message and translate it into colors, shapes and sounds that nourish the intuition of those who look or listen. It does so without emptying the message itself of its transcendent value and aura of mystery." – Pope John Paul II, letter to Artists, #12
All ladies of the parish are invited to be members of the CCW. Members participate in both church and community activities. General meetings of the full membership are held September through May, on the second Monday of the month. A social hour follows each meeting. Contact the CCW President through the parish office.
Queen of Martyrs CCW (Council of Catholic Women) is an affiliation of the National Council of Catholic women, the largest organization of women in the country. We have a history rich in spirituality, family and community concerns.
Many hands make light work so please, come join us and be counted. Queen of Martyrs CCW meets in Fr. Flynn Hall at 7:00 p.m., on the second Monday of the month from September through May.
Eucharistic Ministers help the priests dispense Communion to the parishioners at each Mass held at OLQM.
Lay Ministers bring the Eucharist and prayer to those who are unable to attend Mass, being homebound, in a nursing home or in the hospital. The lay minister becomes the link between the Church and home.
Our Hospitality Ministers are present at every Saturday and Sunday Mass to welcome all of our parishioners to the Mass and assist them with seating. During the mass, the Hospitality Minsters will perform various functions, including collections, and helping those who are unable to receive communion without assistance. Finally at the end of Mass our Hospitality Ministers hand out our church bulletins and clean the pews in preperation for the next Mass.
The Legion of Mary is an association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary, have formed into an army in battle array for the service in the warfare against the many evils forces of the world.
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Knights of Columbus Council 13639 received its charter November 1, 2004. In keeping with the principles of our order :Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism, we are dedicated to provide service, time and money to support our parish ministries and other deserving charities in our area. Our goal is to provide a minimum of four each in five categories: Church, Community, Council, Family and Youth Activities. Thanks to our staff and the generosity of our community, we are able to make a difference. We welcome all catholic men 18 yrs. of age and older who share out values, to join us contact the grand knight through the parish office.
The goal of the Lector Ministry is to provide dedicated and well prepared readers of the Word for every Mass offered in our parish.
Lectors are members of the Assembly who proclaim the Word in the first two scripture readings and are the first to deliver the Word at Mass. We are proud to have 45 dedicated readers.
Our Music Director - Jeff Herbert
Music ministry is a celebration of God’s love and gifts through music. An important part of the liturgy, the music – from the entrance and closing hymns, to the responses, to the Gloria and Gospel acclamation – enhances the celebration and declares the glory of God.We are each uniquely gifted by God and those in music ministry share their gift of song and joy in music through dedication and commitment to the Church and the Lord. It is our mission, as recipients of God’s grace, to serve the Lord and proclaim His abundant love and grace for all.
On June 28, 2005, two days after the 3rd anniversary of the dedication of the Shrine of St. Padre Pio at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Chicago, Gino Dalessandro, a spiritual son of St. Padre Pio and in his eighth dream of St. Padre, was asked to go to Florida and build a new shrine in honor of St. Padre Pio.
The purpose of the Parish Council is to determine objectives, programs and
resources of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish; to assist the pastor in developing
these factors for long range spiritual, financial and structural growth of the parish.
Also to implement the principals of the official church teaching in these matters, so
as to focus each facet of the official church’s teachings to the greatest advantage for
the family of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish.
Membership on the council is open to registered Parish members sixteen years of age and older who are appointed and /or elected to represent various committees of the parish plus two (2) at large members that are appointed/and/or elected by the Pastor/Parish.
Of the members, a President and Secretary are elected to serve annually.
The representatives of the council are composed of one member from each of the following Parish Committees/Groups:
The meeting of the council is held a minimum of four times per year and more if
necessary. The President, on 24 hours notice, may call emergency meetings.
Should any member of the Parish wish an item to be reviewed and/or discussed they may submit their thoughts to the council by a note to the President or Secretary and sent to the Parish Office.
The Secular Franciscan Order (Third Order of St. Francis) can offer you the means to live the Franciscan Way of Life in your own home and family surroundings.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Our Lady Queen of Martyrs are part of the Manasota District Council which included 12 Churches in Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice. Our Conference at OLQM has 10 members and 6 associated members, all volunteers.