Ministry Directory

Spiritual Companionship

The ministry of Spiritual companionship is an opportunity for parishioners to connect with the Holy Spirit in a unique way. Once a month, the spiritual directors offer to the parishioners an hour of deep listening and reflecting the movements of the Holy Spirit within them. This is a private sharing with 3 chairs. One for the directee, one for the companion and one for the Holy Spirit.

BYOB (Bring Your Own Burdens)

BYOB (Bring Your Own Burdens) is an accountability group of men who have done an Emmaus retreat and want to remain connected, or for a man who is considering doing an Emmaus retreat, and wants to check us out. This ministry has witnessed many marriages being saved, and much more. You do not have to be Catholic or a member of Saint Louis.

Christian Family Movement

The goal of CFM is the development of couples, their families and others in their personal relationships through social consciousness and involvement. This development is built through three cornerstones: a prayerful relationship with God, the community achieved in the CFM Group, and the ability of each CFM group to make considered judgements and act upon them through the use of social inquiry method in our meetings.

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

The Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Ministry offers individuals and parish families the opportunity to commit themselves to at least one hour per month of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. The Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is located right across the hall from the Church and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. We believe the Lord honors our commitment to Him in prayer through His constant blessing of our parish ministries. Your parish family needs your prayer commitment.

Bereavement Ministry

“Blessed are those who weep and mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

The bereavement ministry is open for the newly bereaved and those who have long term grief. Trained, experienced facilitators serve all who have lost a loved on by listening, sharing, and providing grief management resources.

Centering Prayer

Centering prayer is a contemplative practice that can bring about profound spiritual growth. One of the values of this prayer is that you are giving God a chance to manifest Himself. It is a normal development of the grace of baptism.

Contemplative prayer is opening of the mind and heart — our whole being — to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words and emotions. We open our awareness to God, whom we know by faith is within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking—closer than consciousness itself. Contemplative prayer is a process of interior purification leading, if we consent, to divine union.

Emmaus Retreats

The Emmaus Retreat is given by lay people of the parish for lay people of the parish. It is a call to encounter the Person of Jesus Christ in our lives as Christians and members of a faith community – through prayer, sacrament, and through others.

It is meeting Jesus wherever one may be on their individual faith walk. There are four different modalities - Men’s and Women’s, in both English and Spanish. Notices of upcoming retreats are published in the parish bulletin.

Upcoming Dates:

Men's Emmaus Retreat Sep. 16-18, 2022 Download Flyer Online Registration
Women's Emmaus Retreat #83 Sep. 9-11, 2022 Download Application Online Registration
Family Adoration

This monthly, second Friday evening, ministry is based on Luke 18:16 and Mark 10:14, “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” It offers families, especially the children, an opportunity to spend a half-hour before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

We praise Jesus in song, listen to and participate in a brief Biblical teaching, offer family prayer intentions and communal prayers to Jesus and His Blessed Mother, Mary. Our hope is to help create a devotion to and strengthen our belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Friends of Jesus and Mary

We are a prayer group for children of all ages that meet every week. Together we learn how to love, honor and adore God.

The Spirit of God lives in the children and works the fullness of His Grace. The group guides them to find the power of the Spirit within themselves and others and allow it to shine.

They also learn how to be an active member of the community of the church and to take part in it. We are a prayer group for children of all ages that meet every week. Together we learn how to love, honor and adore God. We pray the Holy Rosary, meditate the gospel readings of each week and take them to adore The Blessed Sacrament. All parents are welcome to attend. We are part of an apostolic Movement of the Archdioceses of Miami, The Florida Center for Peace.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church.

Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.

Legion of Mary

Members of the Legion of Mary are part of an international organization sanctioned by Holy Mother Church to perform liturgical (prayer) and corporal works of mercy through Auxiliary or Active membership.

Active membership includes visiting patients in hospitals and nursing homes; visiting prison inmates; feeding the poor and homeless; visiting the sick at homes; volunteering at hospice and promoting devotion to the Blessed Mother through parish events especially during the months of May and October; promoting the devotion to the Sacred Heart through consecration; and Enthronement of the Sacred Heart in homes of families who request it.

Auxiliary membership (praying) requires daily recitation of the Rosary and saying the Legion’s Prayer “The Catena.”

Life in the Spirit Seminar

The seminar consists of several presentations shared primarily within a weekend retreat format with 2 follow-up sessions at the regular Thursday evening prayer meeting. The seminar expounds upon the love of God manifested in a personal experience of the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Based on the scriptures, the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit are discussed both by the presenters and then within small group sessions. This is also a “Growth” seminar in which we further explore our understanding of our Catholic Christian faith as well as experience a new understanding of God’s great gift to us, given at Jesus’ request, the counselor and advocate he sent out of His love for us.

Marriages In Victory

Marriages in Victory is an international Catholic lay movement and an apostolate of the Archdiocese of Miami for marriage enrichment.

Through the combination of Spanish and English language retreats and weekly continual spiritual growth meetings in its different communities, the movement seeks to strengthen the spouses’ commitment to each other as they discover God’s plan for their marriage by offering them practical tools and spirituality. Our main objective is the sanctification of marriage, the fundamental cell of the family, the Church, and society.

Prayer Muffin Breakfast Men

Gather a bunch of guys who said they would never, never, never step foot in the Church for fear the roof would cave in. And Guys that have walked this path in the past but have been transformed and discovered their Love for the Lord and sharing with other men their trials and tribulations.

Throw in some coffee, a bagel or maybe even one of those giant bullets some call a Costco muffin; have a different one of them stand up each week (on a volunteer basis) and share just how miserable they have been all their lives (or not); give them all a few minutes to discuss what was said, and get them all out the door within one hour.

That’s Men’s Prayer Muffin! All we do is meet each week. No homework. If you are interested in putting your toe in the water, this is the place.

Prayer Muffin Breakfast Women

Do you ever look around at Mass and wonder who some of the women are and what is happening in their lives? Well, come join us on Thursday morning from 7:00 to 8:00 AM precisely.

We’ll give you a name tag, but require no other commitment. We read the readings for the coming Sunday, listen to a talk, and share with each other over a cup of coffee and a muffin. Our Ministry has become the hour of the week we spiritually “reset” ourselves as we deal with our own unique lives and share with our sisters of the parish.

Queen of Peace Secular Franciscan Order

The Secular Franciscan Order is a branch of the worldwide Franciscan Family established by St. Francis of Assisi almost 800 years ago. Our purpose is to bring the gospel to life where we live and where we work. We gather monthly to support one another through the ups and downs of daily life, pray together and take opportunities to learn about our Church, our community and our world.

Our rule mandates us to be involved in apostolic ministries and with youth. Some of us are religious education teachers, have a special ministry to animals, have made a commitment to Perpetual Adoration, work with the poor and homeless, visit the elderly and the sick, and have youth ministries.

Come to a monthly meeting at Saint Louis to learn more.