Welcome and Hospitality Committe
Our mission: We exist to serve our parish community by creating a friendly and nurturing environment and by providing a process to register and introduce new parishioners to our parish family. We are looking forward to meeting you!
We register new parishioners after the 8:15 AM Mass on the first Sunday of the month and after the 10:00 AM Mass on the third Sunday of the month downstairs in the parish hall (look for our welcome banner!). These Masses are "Donut Sundays" where coffee, juice and donuts are served. Fellow parishioners will be on hand to welcome you to our parish family. You may also register by calling the parish office at 609-799-7511.
We ask that you register with us so that we may serve you better. It will help you to be "in the know" about parish events and feel more at home! When you register you will receive a welcome packet and we will assist you as you fill out a registration form. Your packet includes information on the many spiritual, formational and social activities that our parish offers. We hope that you will be willing to share your time and talents with us. The welcome packet also includes information on tithing. Queenship of Mary became a tithing parish in June 2005. We hope that you will prayerfully read this material and consider tithing as a way of life.
We invite you to review this website and the parish bulletin to see what our parish offers.
We do our best to be accessible to all who wish to worship with us. Please see this map of suggested accessible seating for those using walkers or wheelchairs.
The Welcome and Hospitality Committee
The following passage is found in The Welcoming Parish by Donal Harrington:
Home is where a person always belongs, where there is always a place at the table, where belonging does not have to earned. To speak of the church as home is to see the church as always open to be big enough for those who belong to the family. It is to see the faith community as what John Paul II described as "a house of welcome for all and a place of service to all." In the same passage he went on to quote Pope John XXIII's image of the parish as "the village fountain" to which all might have recourse in their thirst.
Such a home would be a place of hospitality. The emphasis would be on inclusiveness rather than exclusion, on ensuring that all would feel welcome, no matter what their situation, and all would sense that they belong.