Welcome to the website for Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Parish and School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We are very pleased that you are interested in learning more about our parish and school.
Our Lady Queen of Peace or OLQP has been serving the families on the southside of Milwaukee for over sixty years. Our parish is a prayerful community dedicated to helping those in need. Our school is noted for its welcoming environment and dedicated staff. Our school is a participant in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.
We hope that you will find this site very helpful. However if you have further questions, please do not hesitate to call our parish office or school office at the following numbers:
Parish Office: 414-672-0313 ext. 13
Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm
School Office: 414-672-6660
Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm.
Our Lenten Journey
Our Lenten journey comes to an end this week as we begin Holy Week. On Sunday, April 13th, Palm Sunday, we remember Jesus’ triumphant return to Jerusalem. We listen to the reading of the Passion, the account of Jesus’ suffering and death. The anticipated Palm Sunday Mass will celebrated on Saturday, April 12th at 4:00PM. Our Sunday masses are 8:30AM and 10:30AM.
On Wednesday, April 16th, during the Tenebrae service at 7:00PM, the candles are extinguished one by one until we are left in darkness. The leaving of Jesus is symbolized with the removal of the Easter candle and the loud closing of the door.
On Thursday, April 17th,we celebrate the Mass of the Last Supper at 7:00PM. The sanctuary is once again decorated to celebrate this special mass. We remember the words of Jesus to serve each other by reenacting the washing of the feet of the twelve disciples. After the mass, you are able to spend time with Jesus until 10:00PM just as He asked His disciples to pray with Him in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Good Friday, April 18th, begins at 10:00AM with Morning Prayer. We listen to the readings filled with sorrow as we extinguish one candle after each reading until we are once again left in darkness.
Good Friday continues with a service at 1:00PM. The OLQP students will reenact the suffering and death of Jesus during the reading of the Passion. Also during the service we venerate the cross and receive Holy Communion. We leave in silence.
On Holy Saturday, April 19th, we once again begin with Morning Prayer at 10:00AM followed by the traditional blessing of the Easter baskets. Father Greg will bless the baskets filled with the different types of food that the families will eat on Easter Sunday.
The Holy Saturday Vigil will begin at sunset, 8:00PM. The church is once again in darkness as the new Light is brought into the church. The Light symbolizing the return of Jesus is spread throughout the church as the candles which the parishioners are holding are lit. During the mass we once again sing the Gloria and Alleluia as all the lights are turned on and we begin our Easter celebration!
Following the Holy Saturday Vigil is a community celebration down in the school hall.
Easter Sunday Masses are at 8:30AM and 10:30AM.
We hope that you will complete your Lenten Journey by attending one of the many masses/services held during Holy Week.