Welcome to Our Lady Queen of the Americas Catholic Church. We pray that our efforts will always give God greater honor and glory as we worship and serve together at this Church, dedicated to Our Lady, Queen of the Americas.

Latest News and Updates

Holy Ground Thrift Shop Adds Extra Hours in the Summer

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
by Pat Kaider

The Holy Ground Thrift Shop, located behind Our Lady Queen of the Americas Church, will be open 10 am-1pm on all Saturdays from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend.  This is in addition to the regular hours it is open: Mondays, 9 am-noon and 5:30 pm-7:30 pm and Thursdays, 9 am-6 pm.  Spring into some “new to you” spring and summer fashions.  All items are at bargain prices! There are always daily specials as well.  For more information, you may  call the thrift shop at 814-382-4487.

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
by Fr. Jeff Lucas

Holy Thursday

Friday, April 14th, 2017
by Fr. Jeff Lucas

Come let us adore Him!

Saturday, December 24th, 2016
by Fr. Jeff Lucas


We remember . . .

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
by Fr. Jeff Lucas



Mass of Remembrance 2016

We Catholics Must be Ready to Defend our Rights and Interests Against Aggressive Secularist Ideologues

Saturday, October 15th, 2016
by Fr. Jeff Lucas

Archbishop Chaput’s column on the recent Anti-Catholic emails lets us know what we’re up against.


St. Teresa of Calcutta

Monday, September 5th, 2016
by Fr. Jeff Lucas

After a fast-track process Mother Teresa has been declared a saint.  The church throughout the world rejoices.

Her feast day is September 5, the date of her death in 1997.  She was 87 years old.

Yet despite widespread affection and admiration for her in the secular world, there is also a vocal current of opposition and animus in the international left.  An interesting editorial analyzes the causes of this disdain.  It is well worth reading.

Passed on to me by a parishioner . . .

Thursday, July 14th, 2016
by Fr. Jeff Lucas

What Would Your Parish Look Like If . . .


Holy Smoke Barbecue

Monday, July 11th, 2016
by Fr. Jeff Lucas

Come and enjoy fellowship and good food!

Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation: The Joy of Love

Saturday, April 9th, 2016
by Fr. Jeff Lucas

Pope Francis’ long awaited document on marriage was published yesterday, April 8th.  Amoris Laetitia, “The Joy of Love”, is a beautiful reflection on the nature of marriage between one man and one woman, how to promote it among our youth, and how to heal it when it is wounded.  In the case of “irregular” marriages, the Pope’s effort is to take these unions where the are and strengthen the connection of the couples with the church as far as possible in the effort to help move them forward toward full participation in the church’s understanding of sacramental marriage.

This article summarizes the basic points.  It includes a link to the document itself.