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Altar Rosary Society - Spring Fling Card Party - April 21, 2022  Thank you

A special thank you to the ladies who worked to pull it all together: Michele and Linda (Success of this event was due to the work you both did.  This work cannot be matched, forever our Spring Fling leaders).  Clementina, thank you for your vision of organizing our gifts and table arranging.  To all the ladies who bought tickets, donated items and baked goods, worked, attended and make this the best organization to support our Parish, the community and one another.

Success of our work comes from the Grace of God and we are very blessed to know such grace.

OLQP Altar Rosary Society Board

Altar Rosary Society - Rosary Rally 4/2/22 Thank you


Thank you to all who participated in the Rosary Rally for the Ukraine April 2, 2022. Prayers are desperately needed for victims of this unjust war.


Also thank you to Joanne O’Hara and her family for participating with us and for bringing the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to the rally. The statue and Joanne’s presentation were a wonderful addition to the program.


Please continue to pray for an end to this horrible war.

March 11, 2022 Food Drive A Huge thank you from the Altar Rosary Society. We thank all who participated in this food drive. We are truly grateful for the support of our parish community!

Christmas Giving Trees: A special thank you to each and every one of you who donated Gift Cards this year to the Giving Tree. Saint Margaret collected 17 gift cards totaling $410.00. Our Lady Queen of Peace collected 73 gift cards totaling $1,720.00. Your support and thoughtfulness has helped make Christmas a magical time for so many. May the love, joy and peace of God Himself be with you. Thank you so much for your love and generosity at this difficult time of year. May you be enriched with abundant blessings.

JEM — A huge thank you to all who donated for the JEM baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We were able to provide for twenty families on Thanksgiving and twenty three for Christmas with the funds that were received. You have helped make the holidays more blessed for these families. Thank you, Junction Ecumenical Ministries [JEM]

Coat Drive: A heartfelt thank you to everyone who dropped off coats. City Mission will continue distributing them to those in need. Your generosity is extremely appreciated.

Our gratitude:   We would like to thank all who participated in the Our Lady Queen of Peace Holiday Drawing to support our parish.  We raised $6,000.   We will be “Spring”ing  into action on our next drawing.

Congratulations to our winners:

$500 winner Dan Kaczor 

$300 winner Gloria Ferri

$200 winner Karen Nass

Thank you:   Thank you from the Ladies of Charity:  The Annual Advent and Christmas Fund Raiser of The Ladies of Charity-Schenectady Vicariate was held during the first weekend of Advent on Nov. 27 & Nov. 28 at Our Lady Queen of Peace and St. Margaret of Cortona: Mission.  The Ladies offered hand crafted red and white poinsettias, ribbon angels, Advent calendars and magnets.  The Ladies of Charity thank the parishioners for their continuing generosity.  “This fundraiser allows us to raise money for local food pantries.  We are so thankful to return to your parish after missing three fund raisers during the pandemic.” ~Carol Reid, Secretary

Altar Rosary Society:  A Huge thank you from the Altar Rosary Society. We thank all who participated in our pie sale. We are truly grateful for the support of our parish community, and absolutely thrilled that we completely sold out.  Thank you!!

Parish Baby Shower for Birthright of Schenectady: Thank you parishioners of Our Lady Queen of Peace and Saint Margaret of Cortona for the many, many, many wonderful gifts.  Your kindness and generosity is overwhelming, and you radiate goodness.  “Kind Thoughts, Kind Words, Kind Deeds, How brightly they always shine…”~Mary Anderson  

Nursery School:  Thank you — We would like to thank Boscovs and everyone who participated in the Friends Helping Friends event to benefit our nursery school.  We are always grateful for this annual fundraiser, and this unique partnership with Boscovs.  This is a win win for everyone.  Shopping pass holders got a head start on Christmas shopping, during the Friends Helping Friends event, and our Nursery School received essential financial support.

Altar Rosary Society:  Thank You from the bottom of our hearts to all who supported the three chicken barbecues.  A special thank you to our chair person Mickie Zotta and her merry group of maidens for a job well done and to Diane Leonard for letting us borrow the pop-up tent. 

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