Pillar of Hospitality

[toggle title=”Newcomer Welcoming”] Contact. Tony Scalese
Phone. 352-328-0117
Email. newcomer@queenofpeaceparish.org

Do you like meeting new people? Are you excited to share your favorite dish with others? Would you be willing to talk with others about our parish? Can you make people feel comfortable? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then the NEWCOMER WELCOMING MINISTRY is for you! Every three months, a group of enthusiastic QOP team members host a welcome dinner and informational program for our new parishioners. The evening is our guests’ first close look at our Parish, and we extend Christian hospitality and fun while educating them about all the fantastic opportunities we have at our church. Dates vary; but, the Welcome events are quarterly near the end of the month from 6:15 pm —8:30 pm.[/toggle]

[toggle title=’Bereavement Ministry: Funeral Planning’] Contact. Kitty Gill
Phone. 352-332-3212
Email. lgill10@cox.net

Contact. Toni Lawson
Phone. 352-495-2309
Email. tlaw13@bellsouth.net

Serves as the liaison between the priest, funeral home and the bereaved family in selecting the scripture, music and other details for the funeral.[/toggle]
[toggle title=’Bereavement Ministry: Funeral Receptions’] Contact. Cheryl Kennedy
Phone. 352-316-3138
Email. cakinfla@yahoo.com

Contact. Lisa Adel
Phone. 352-318-5286
Email. ladel52612@aol.com

The Funeral Reception ministry provides hospitality and food to family and friends after a funeral Mass or memorial service. Teams consist of parishioners of all ages—including teens—who prepare/provide food, setup, serve, and clean up afterwards for a funeral reception. This ministry of care offers comfort to those who have lost a loved one and fellowship to those who are ministry participants.[/toggle]

[toggle title=’Golden Gators’] Contact. Mary Amrein
Phone. 352-332-2138
Email. amrein@hotmail.com

An Inter-denominational Seniors fellowship group for anyone age 50 and to better cultivate friendly relationships, obtain information on community resources for seniors, encourage participation in Church and community programs, enjoy entertainment and assist with food donations for the needy through Catholic Charities Food Bank. Meetings are held September through May on the third Friday of each month at Holy Faith Parish beginning at 10:30 am with lunch at noon.[/toggle][toggle title=’Just Older Youth: JOY’] Contact. Kathy Kay
Phone. 352-367-4418
Email. kay2317@cox.net

Contact. Ruthie Moss
Phone. 386-462-2425
Email. rrmoss@windstream.net

Fellowship for women is a wonderful Ministry to meet friends and develop new interests. Please join us for one or more of the following activities: Gentle Yoga, Lunch and Dinner Groups, Bunco, Red Hats, Book Club, Card Club and Mah Jong. Schedules are published in the bulletin each month.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”Special Events”] Contact. Jen Tener
Phone. 352-332-6279 Ext. 116
Email. jtener@queenofpeaceparish.org

Let your flare for fun and development come to life! This exciting ministry group is dedicated to developing a multitude of activities, such as movie nights, BBQs, brown bag lunch events and more, for our community for fun and fellowship. Come join us as we work together on more great community events. There is a variety of opportunities—time commitments are flexible and fun!
[toggle title=”Red Hats HALO Hatters”] Contact. Florence Gabriel (General Information)
Phone. 352-331-5952
Email. flogabe@yahoo.com

Fellowship of women 60 and older. Ladies, this is a great way to develop new friendships with others of varying and interesting backgrounds. We are part of a national organization, meeting once a month at various restaurants.
[toggle title=”Interfaith Hospitality Network (INH)”] Contact. Rose Kimlinger
Phone. 352-332-3577
Email. rmkimlinger@cox.net

A network of varying religious denominations that house and feed homeless families on a rotating basis. IHN provides social services to assist the family in re-establishing their housing, employment, and schooling for the children. QOP partners with nearby Grace United Methodist Church. Stewards may help by providing dinner, transportation or as an overnight host at their facility. Time commitment is approximately twice per year.
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Contact. Ginny & Jim Patton
Phone. 352-332-1269
Email. hospitality@queenofpeaceparish.org

Hospitality After Mass (HAM) Ministry provides a warm welcoming environment where beverages and snacks are served after all Masses with reduced scheduling during holidays and the summer months. The HAM Ministry has many tasks (making coffee, beverages, assembling snacks for serving, decorating serving tables, washing dishes, stocking supplies, etc.) that are necessary for each Mass. Each team member decides their level of involvement and what schedule works best for them. This can be a great family project (children must have an adult/parent with them) or a service project.
[toggle title=”Oktoberfest Celebration of Stewardship”]
Contact. Derek Maddux
Phone. 352-262-7096
Email. oktoberfest@queenofpeaceparish.org

This awesome community event takes place to thank and appreciate one another and celebrate our commitment to Stewardship! Consider joining in on the fun and excitement of planning and hosting this fellowship opportunity. There are many diverse areas in which to share your talents and many with varied time commitments.