Spiritual Growth

Alpha is a series of sessions that explore the Christian faith in a fun and friendly atmosphere, where no question about life or God is seen as too simple or too hostile.  At each session, people enjoy great food, a short video, and good conversation.  Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome.  There’s no pressure, no follow up and no charge.


Jodi Meyer, 402.905.0019, jandjmeyer@cox.net

Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) Faith Studies Series

(formerly known as Launch Into the Deep)

Ongoing small group study series designed to equip the participants to proclaim the gospel and commission them to become missionary disciples.  Unit themes include Discovery, Source, Growth, Obedience and Commission.  For more information about the series you may visit https://cco.ca/resources/faith-studies-series/.  Individuals are invited to join the existing group at any time. 


Archie Carpenter, 402.397.6707, poppy2@cox.net

Christians Encounter Christ (CEC)

CEC is sponsored by the Archdiocese and is an opportunity for every Catholic or Chrisitan who wishes to strengthen and ignite their faith.  It is a combined effort of laity and clergy offering a personal encounter with Jesus over a two and a half day weekend experience beginning on Friday evening and ending on Sunday night.  It is open to persons of all faiths.  Participants are strengthened spiritually as you live and study with priests and with talks, discussion, prayer and song.  Small group sessions continue at Mary Our Queen.  For more information, visit cecomaha.org.


Al and Christie Peters, 402.334.8353

Grace Within

(formerly Ministry of Mothers Sharing / MOMS)

Grace Within brings women of all ages and life experiences together to engage in a spiritual process that illuminates and affirms their sacred dignity. Any woman who desires to begin a course of self-discovery and spiritual growth, embrace her self-worth, and be empowered to share those gifts with her family, her community, and the greater world will benefit from participation in the Grace Within series. This series meets weekly for eight weeks, and focuses on small group participation utilizing personal journals and led by peers.  Two sessions are held each year, typically starting in September and January. Join us to begin an amazing journey into self-discovery, and friendships that will last a lifetime.


Katie Murphy, 402.206.5228, kfmurphy@archomaha.org

Michele Krajicek, 402.203.7123, michele.krajicek@gmail.com


Light Weigh One King

God has the answers for our weight, food struggle and all temptations! Light Weigh One King is a 12 week Catholic Bible Study DVD program recommended by priests, doctors, nurses & Prevention Magazine for weight-loss and health. There are no weigh-ins.


Margaret Righter, 402.861.1777, mr4nu@hotmail.com 


The mission of Magis is to provide opportunities for the people of Mary Our Queen parish to support each other through prayer and the sharing of their faith experiences in a small group setting.  The Latin word “magis” – meaning “seeking more” – reflects the ongoing gospel mission of deepening our relationships with God and with others.  Magis meets monthly at MOQ.  We take turns facilitating meetings, which typically have: a) Opening Prayer  b) Reflection/Sharing c) Petitions d) Closing Prayer

This group is really about the joy of discipleship!   In our journey together, we are being challenged to listen to one another’s story, and become more and more aware of how God is working to transform our life and those around us.  


Patrick Hoarty, 402.598.0047, pjhoarty@gmail.com

Teams of Our Lady

Teams of Our Lady provides a support group for married couples.  Each team (5-7 couples) and a Spiritual Counselor, meets monthly to share a meal, scripture and faith sharing and discussion.  Couples of all ages enrich their marriages and spirituality in this worldwide movement.


George and Mary Klosterman, 402.758.1860, geoklos@aol.com

Senior Bible Study

This group is made up of women.  They have studied all the books in the Bible at least once.  The bible study recently finished a study of passages in the Bible on God’s love, and are presently studying the Holy Spirit as presented throughout the Bible.  Future studies may include a study on Divine Mercy.


Marjorie Uerling, 402.778.0226

Small Faith Community Groups

The Small Faith Groups are designed to provide individuals the opportunity to grow in their faith and to share it with other parishioners.  The goal is for individuals to form a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and to build our parish community.  There are a variety of groups which have been formed based on preference.  We have couples groups, mixed groups with couples and singles and women’s groups. A Men’s only will be formed if there is interest. Groups range in size from 6 – 12 people and have a variety of times to meet including evenings, daytime and week-ends.  Groups chose a book to read or DVD study to watch and meet weekly, bi-weekly or monthly to discuss it.  How often the group meets and what they study is decided by the group.


Mary Leighton, 402-689-0067, leightonmaryt@gmail.com


Unbound Seminars help people who are carrying a heavy inner burden or living with past hurts.  Unbound teaches 5 simple “keys” to break the chains of emotional, spiritual and mental bondage and unlock the doors to freedom, as well as help you come into a deeper relationship with God. We also have trained “Unbound Prayer Teams” available to pray for you, privately and confidentially.  For an appointment: Deacon Paul Rooney (402-289-3862).


Craig-Ann Hagenau, 402.331.5119, hagenau@centurylink.net