Welcome to Our Lady Queen of Peace!
PARISH CENTER - OFFICE HOURS
Monday Through Thursday
9 am - 12 noon / 1 pm - 3 pm / 6 pm - 8 pm
Friday & Saturday
9 am - 1 pm
Sunday - Closed
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
9 am - 2 pm
Sundays by appointment
201-845-9566 or 201-845-9545, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bulletin/Website - ext. 120, email@example.com
Business Manager, Katherine Mendoza - ext. 113, firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Director, Giovanni Longo - ext. 115, email@example.com
Operations Director - ext. 125
Pastoral Associate to Sick & Homebound - ext. 127
Religious Education, Angela Connelly - ext. 117, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rev. Antonio L. Ricarte, Administrator - ext. 102 - email@example.com
Father Antonio “Tony” Ricarte, is originally from Cebu, Philippines. He was ordained on June 16, 1998. Four years after his ordination, he was given the opportunity to leave his country to take further theological studies in Missiology at the Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome. During the period of his studies in Rome, he came to the US for the first time in July 2003 as a “summer priest” at St. Joseph Church, Oradell, NJ. That marked the beginning of his journey in the Archdiocese of Newark. Before coming to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, he has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Church, Oradell (2009-2011), Sacred Heart Church, Haworth (2011-2013), Our Lady of Mt. Virgin Church, Garfield (2013-2015), and Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Roseland (2015-2019). He was also the Chaplain of Bergen Catholic High School, Oradell (2011-2015).
Rev. Rafal T. Smola, Parochial Vicar - ext. 104
Rev. Rafal T. Smola was born in Wejherowo, Poland. He attended the Missionary Seminary of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in the Congregation of the Holy Spirit in Bydgoszcz, Poland in 2012 and received a Master of Arts in Theology from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. After ordination, he served four years as a missionary at St. Martin de Porres Parish and the Spiritan Academy in Sierra Leone, Africa. In his last assignment, Fr. Rafal served as Parochial Vicar at St. Hedwig R.C. Church, Elizabeth, New Jersey. He is bi-lingual in English and Polish.
Deacon Joseph L. Mantineo - ext. 119 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Deacon Joe, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick where he majored in Italian and minored in Spanish and Education. He also has a Master of Arts Degree from Rutgers in Italian Literature. He has a Supervisor's Certificate in Education from Montclair State University. Deacon Joe taught Italian and Spanish at Princeton High School for 2 years and Italian for 33 years at Dumont High School. He also received a National Defense Education Act Scholarship from the Federal government to study for 10 weeks in Florence, Italy and two separate Fulbright Scholarships for two Summer Seminars in Perugia, Italy. He married Kathryn (Misty) Sullivan in 1970 and they have four children and three grandchildren. Deacon Joe was ordained a Deacon in 2002. Looking back at all of his life experiences as a student, teacher, husband and father, Deacon Joe believes that this was God's way of preparing him for his ministry as a Deacon.
At OLQP, in addition to his regular duties of assisting at Mass, bringing Holy Communion to the sick and home bound, counseling, officiating at wakes, funerals, baptisms and weddings, Deacon Joe conducts RCIA, Bible Study, moderates the Bereavement Ministry with Deacon Tony, conducts the St. Padre Pio prayer service on the first Friday of each month and is the Chaplain of the Maywood Council of the Knights of Columbus.
Angela Connelly, Director of Religious Education - ext. 117 - email@example.com
Angela holds a Master Degree in Education and a post graduate certificate in Catechetical Ministry from Seton Hall University. She has taught in Catholic schools for 22 years at Immaculate Conception School in Secaucus and at the Academy of Holy Angels in Demarest. She has also been a Director of Religious Education for 9 years at Immaculate Conception, St. Rose of Lima, and now at OLQP. Angela has taught adults in the Christian Foundation Ministry with the Archdiocese and is a member of the Women’s Cornerstone team at Immaculate Conception Church. Being a wife of a Deacon, mother and grandmother she is also kept very busy by her family when not at OLQP.