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Welcome Bishop Gregory L. Parkes

Diocese of Saint Petersburg

Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church Welcomes You

Serving West Pasco for 100 Years

Parish Mission Statement
Formed by the Word of God, and nourished by the Sacraments, we the servant community of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, blessed by our diversities, are bound in the Spirit by love, to reach out, respect, and embrace all people.

 

Installation to take place on January 4, 2017.

 

 

Message from our Pastor

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Jesus Christ,

Today is January 1st, 2017. Life doesn’t end today. Any date is a continuation of life. Then why is a date? It’s to remind us to use the past to shape our future. There are many little things that we missed in our yesterdays. In my mornings, I used to watch and enjoy a little squirrel who sang and played on my glass windows. When he licked on those glasses I often wondered what he was doing there. But he made my mornings blissful. Looking back, there were days when I ignored him. I was so busy in my life. But it hurts me now that I missed some happy moments. May be he didn’t even know that I lived this side of the windows. But I knew he was on the other side.  I should have known that there are so many other lives on the other side of my windows whom I disregard every moment of my life. Doing so I missed a lot of happy moments. It is not their fault. We who live this side of the windows, we who refuse to look out through the windows, are at fault. Sometimes we ignore little things that bring us joy. We often focus on problems and negative things that make us sad and miss laughter and joy going around us.

We ignore little things because we don’t see any value in them; like my days when I didn’t even notice my roses blossomed. There were so many beautiful sunsets and sunrises I missed; so many friends I lost; so many opportunities I missed; beyond all, the time I wasted. It’s our attitudes and thoughts about others that hurt us now. Don’t accuse others for our failures.

One of my students shared with me the other day an untold story about JRD Tata, a great industrialist and Father of Indian Civil Aviation. He had a friend who always complained that he misplaced his pen very often. So he always bought cheapest pens to stop worrying about losing them. His friend was much worried about his habit. JRD suggested him to buy the most expensive pen he could afford. The friend purchased a 22 karat gold Cross pen.  Then after few months JRD asked his friend if he continued to lose his pen. His reply was, he was very careful about his costly pen; ever since he never lost it. He was surprised how he had changed himself. JRD told him ‘the value of the pen made the difference and there was nothing wrong with him as a person’.

Think about our life:  ‘Are we not careful about the things we value most?’ If we value our relationship, we won’t break it. If we value our time, we won’t waste it. If we value our health we will take care of it. If we value our Faith, we will live it. Our hearts should be full at the end of the day. If we value God, we won’t break away from him. There is only one life; put a value on it and live it. There are squirrels, roses, birds and people on the other side of your windows.

Wish you all a happy and prosperous new year!

With Love and God’s blessings,

Father Sebastian

 

Queridas hermanas y hermanos en Jesucristo,

Hoy es 1 de enero de 2017.  La vida no termina hoy.  Cualquier fecha es una continuación de la vida.  Entonces, ¿porque es una fecha? Es para recordarnos a utilizar el pasado para moldear nuestro futuro.  Hay muchas cosas pequeñas que perdimos en nuestro pasado.  En mis mañanas, solía ver y disfrutar de una pequeña ardilla que cantaba y tocaba el vidrio de las ventanas.  Cuando lamía los vidrios, a menudo me preguntaba qué estaba haciendo allí.  Pero me hizo mis mañanas gozosas.  Mirando hacia atrás, hubo días cuando le ignoraba.  Estaba tan ocupado en mi vida.  Pero me duele ahora que echo de menos esos momentos felices.  Puede ser que ni siquiera sabía que yo vivía al otro lado de las ventanas.  Pero yo sabía que la ardilla estaba al otro lado.  Yo debería haber entendido que existen tantas otras vidas al otro lado de mi ventana que ignoro cada momento de mi vida.   Haciendo eso, me perdí muchos momentos de felicidad.  No fue su culpa.  Nosotros que vivimos en este lado de las ventanas, nosotros que negamos mirar hacia fuera a través de las ventanas, somos culpables.  A veces ignoramos las cosas pequeñas que nos traen alegría.  A menudos nos centramos en problemas y cosas negativas que nos hacen triste y perder la risa, la alegría que esta a nuestro alrededor.

Ignoramos las cosas pequeñas porque no vemos el valor de ellas; como en los días cuando incluso no note que mis rosas florecían.  Hay tantos preciosos amaneceres y atardeceres que eche de menos; tantos amigos que he perdido; tantas oportunidades que perdí; mas allá, el tiempo que desperdicie.  Es nuestras actitudes y pensamientos acerca de otros que nos hacen daño ahora.  No acusemos a otros por nuestros fracasos.

Uno de mis estudiantes compartió conmigo el otro día una historia jamás contada sobre JRD Tata, un gran empresario y Padre de la Aviación Civil de India.  Él tenía un amigo que siempre se quejaba que perdía sus plumas muy a menudo.  Así, que siempre compraba plumas más baratas para dejar de preocuparse al perderlas.  Su amigo se preocupaba sobre este hábito de él.  JRD le sugirió que comprara la pluma más cara que él podía permitirse.  El amigo compro una pluma de 22 quilates de oro una Pluma ‘Cross’.  Después de pocos meses, JRD le pregunto a su amigo si el siguió perdiendo su pluma.  Su respuesta fue, él tenía mucho cuidado con su costosa pluma; desde eso no la perdió.  Se sorprendió de cómo había cambiado.  JRD le dijo, ‘el valor de la pluma hizo la diferencia y que no había nada malo con él cómo persona.’

Piense sobre nuestra vida: ¿‘No somos cuidadosos con las cosas que valoramos más?  Si valorizamos nuestras relaciones, no las romperíamos.  Si valorizamos nuestro tiempo, no lo desperdiciaríamos.  Si valorizamos nuestra salud, cuidaríamos de ella.  Si valorizamos nuestra Fe, la viviríamos.  Nuestros corazones deben de estar llenos al fin del día.  Si valorizamos a Dios, no nos separaríamos de Él.  Hay solamente una vida; póngale un valor a ella, y vívala.  Hay aridillas, rosas, aves, y personas al otro lado de sus ventanas.

¡Deseándoles un feliz y próspero año nuevo!

Con amor y bendiciones de Dios,

Padre Sebastián

 

 

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Masses

Daily Mass:
8:30 a.m. (Monday-Saturday)
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 a.m.,
12:15 p.m.(Spanish),
5:00 p.m. (English-Teen Mass)
Holy Day Vigil: 4:00 p.m. and
7:00 p.m. Spanish
Holy Day: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 

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A Welcome Message from our Pastor, Father Sebastian

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Jesus Christ, 

We warmly welcome all of you to the first Catholic church in West Pasco County. Together with “Our Blessed Mother” we gather at the Table of her Son, Jesus to get nourished and to proclaim His message of love in words and deeds.

We invite you to be a part of our loving Community being present at our Eucharistic celebrations and other events. Every First Friday at 5.00 p.m. is our Family Dinner Time in the Parish Hall. We gather to know one another and to build up new friendships. This year we started the St. Lorenzo 5 Star Breakfast Buffet.  Dates are published in the bulletin.  You must try it as it is the "best in town".

Please visit this magnificent Church adorned with colorful stained glass entrance doors, windows, Carillon Tower, Stations of the Cross and the Doves of Peace; stay here in solitude to get blessings upon you and your family through the intercession of Our Blessed Mother.

We look forward to seeing you!  May God bless you.

 

 



 

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