Visit of the Relics of St. Anthony of Padua at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs
On Thursday, December 12, St. Anthony of Padua will visit Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in the form of two precious and holy relics. The very relic that Pope Francis venerated thirteen years ago in Argentina will be at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs. It is one of two of St. Anthony’s relics that are touring the world to mark the 750th anniversary of the discovery of St. Anthony’s incorrupt tongue.
A Mass will begin at 12:05 pm, Thursday, December 12, followed by veneration of the Holy Relics.
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish is a
vibrant Catholic Faith Community in Forest Hills, New
York. We are one parish family seeking to be the
welcoming and warm presence of Jesus Christ to the diverse
peoples of the area.
Our parish life is centered on celebrating
the Holy Eucharist, proclaiming and teaching God’s Word, faith
formation through our school and religious education programs,
and ministering to and serving the pastoral needs of the
In thanksgiving to God for all that has
been, for all that we are and for all that we will be, we
support vocations and lay leadership development,
strengthening stewardship, and fulfilling the mission of the
New Evangelization to bring Christ into the
A sincere word of thanks to the 481
individuals who made a sacrifice and donated to the Annual
Catholic Appeal. You have enabled us to reach our pledged
goal. We encourage all to redeem their pledges by completing
their donations before December 31, 2013.
Whatever amount is paid over and above
our goal will be given to our parish for our own needs.
May God continue to bless you all!—Bishop Paul Sanchez
and Father Francis Passenant
Our Centennial Campaign initiated by Msgr. Joseph Funaro (as of
Pledges Received: $762,500
Through God, You Can Make a
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Sacrificial Giving Stewardship Program: