Students from all faith traditions are welcome and encouraged to actively participate in a variety of opportunities to explore, enrich, and engage their relationship with God, self, and others. School liturgies are held weekly. Individual classrooms in grades 2-8 prepare the liturgies and lead the congregation. A children’s choir, formed in 2014, leads the school in song. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Additionally, students are able to take part in prayer services, attend weekly adoration, pray the Rosary, and receive the sacrament of Reconciliation throughout the school year.
Mary Our Queen is a Christ-centered school, incorporating the gospel values throughout the entire school day. Daily prayer, religion classes as well as integration of Catholic faith teachings into all subject areas build out faith in education for our students. The Archdiocesan program, Circle of Grace, is taught in grades K-8 and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for our Preschool. Parish priests visit classrooms twice a month. Students are taught to be respectful and compassionate, and emphasis is placed not only on academic achievement, but on moral and spiritual growth.
Our students have the opportunity to grow in receiving the grace of the sacraments. In addition to weekly mass, the sacrament of reconciliation is offered to students two times a year. Mary Our Queen students can prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation as a part of their religious education curriculum. The teachers lead sacrament preparation in the classrooms throughout the school year. Second grade students prepare and receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. Seventh graders begin the preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation, which is received during eighth grade.Information on Sacrament Preparation
At MOQ, service is a vital component of our school program. Students from Preschool through grade 8 are encouraged to create and engage in projects that combine opportunities for service learning and community outreach, supporting continual growth of both the minds and hearts of our students. We partner not only within our Parish, but also with community organizations. We truly believe and encourage our students to put Faith Into Action. Community engagement helps students cultivate compassion, generosity, and respect for their community members as well as broaden their awareness and responsibility for the world in which they live. Service to others introduces our students to stewardship opportunities within our parish. One of our treasured service projects is our partnership with our sister parish in Ligera, Tanzania. We have raised funding for solar panels, library books and a water dam. Students in Tanzania have visited our classrooms virtually, sharing their customs and culture with MOQ students. We love our shared commitment to each other and each project combines learning, action and reflection. Highlights of our Service Projects include:
- Annual Food Drive with Operation Others
- Lunches for Sienna Francis House--annual Lenten service project
- Family-to-Family Christmas Drive
- Water for Sudan
- Sister Parish in Tanzania
- Blankets for the Bethlehem House & Nebraska Children's Home
- Heart Heroes for the AHA
- Community Recycling & Gardening
Youth Ministry at Mary Our Queen offers a community of belonging and transformative faith formation through our consistent gatherings, retreats, faith sharing, local service, and creative reflections. We are committed to meeting you where you’re at and empowering one another to become unapologetically themselves. Youth Ministry is offered beginning at JR High (Grades 7-8th) and provides a foundation for High School. Theme for the Year: Surrendering to God’s Plan 2nd/4th Wednesday of the Month from 7:00pm-8:30pm, location TBD.MOQ Youth Ministry