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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.


Let us become a debt free parish!

This year’s assessment for APA 2016 is $111,721.
440 families have pledged at this time.
Will you please join us in this endeavor and lighten the weight from the shoulders of our fellow parishioners?


Have you forgotten something?  Have you seen the APA updates?  Are you watching how we are progressing?  Good news and bad news.  There has been more participation in the APA as in previous years.  Bad news is that only 440 of our parishioners have “opened the door to mercy” for this year’s Annual Pastoral Appeal.

Remember the words I shared, $1 a week, $52 a year,  will make a HUGE difference in making our Parish debt free.

Sincere thanks to those who have participated.  We can’t do anything without your help.

Please remember to write #150 OLQP on your check.  Feel free to place your offering in the collection.  We’ll send it to the Diocese for you!

¿Has olvidado algo?  ¿Has visto las actualidades al día del APA?  ¿Estás viendo como estamos progresando?  Buenas noticias y malas noticias.  Ha habido más participación en el APA como en años anteriores.  La mala noticia es que solo 432 de 1492 han “abierto la puerta a la misericordia” para la campaña Pastoral Anual de este año.

Recuerde las palabras yo comparto, $1 a la semana, $52 al año, hará una gran diferencia en hacer nuestra parroquia salda de deudas.

Sinceras gracias a los que han participado.  No podemos hacer nada sin su ayuda.

Por favor recuerden de escribir el número #150 en su cheque.  Siéntase libre en colocar su ofrenda en la colecta.  ¡Se la entregaremos a la diócesis por usted!

Que Dios los bendiga.


Music Camp is scheduled for August 1-5.  It will be held in the Monsignor Foynes Parish Hall from 9AM to Noon.  Registration is $25.


Message from our Pastor

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Jesus Christ,

The Lord said to her in reply,
“Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. 
There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part
and it will not be taken from her.”

This story is very interesting, the story of Martha and Mary. I invite you to a different scenario. The venue is one of our Masses in any of the churches. Please pardon me. I am not judging anyone. I am sharing what happens in our churches from a different perspective to make us aware of our behavior whether we act like either Martha or Mary in the story. At every Mass, we are busy with a lot of unnecessary things. So many things bounce around in our minds. So often we miss the purpose why we are in the Church. Just put yourself in a spot from where you can watch everybody out there for a while. I am sure you will have a great laugh.  

Each Mass provides us an opportunity ‘to sit beside the Lord at his feet and listen to him speak’.  It is a moment to love and to learn.  We should know why the Lord visits us at Mass. If you truly love someone, will you not wish to hang out with him/her as much as you can?  Even if you don’t have anything to share with your lover, you wish to gaze into his/her eyes and stay like that the rest of your life.  The celebration of Mass is not different from meeting your lover at a quiet spot. It is the celebration of a lifelong commitment. It’s a special moment in your life that you ever want to miss. Mass is, you presenting yourself in to the hands of your Lord.

When you visit your doctor, you have a list of things to tell him. But if your doctor, instead of listening to you, is working on his computer, how do you feel?  (We often experience it at our doctor’s offices.)  The best doctor is the one who listens to you; who shows interest in you. That listening heals you. There is a bond between you and your doctor. We have to create a better communication with God; a heart to heart, a personal talk.  God is a great listener. Don’t ignore him playing around with other stuff.

Mass is not a social gathering. It is a Sacrament of healing. It is a personal encounter with your lover. Jesus is not finding fault with Martha, but reminding her about the priorities in her life. So too at Mass, drop everything, just contemplate on Jesus. “Many prophets and kings desired to see what you see and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it” (Lk 10,24.). That is it in a nutshell, the Holy Mass we participate in. Take out ‘this Holy Mass’ with you as you go out. Even when you join the rest of the community, continue that communication you initiated with the Lord. It is true that we are very busy in our life. But where ever we are, whatever is our occupation, find some quiet time; a few minutes each day, to place ourselves in the presence of the Lord. Your quiet time with God is the time well spent in your life; your anxieties are gone; your life has become richer. When I get tired, I simply walk to my window, sit there, watching those palm trees who nod and wave to me.

God’s blessings,

Father Sebastian

Queridas hermanas y hermanos en Jesucristo,

El Señor le respondió:

“Marta, Marta, muchas cosas te preocupan y te inquietan,
siendo así que una sola es necesaria.  María escogió la mejor parte
y nadie se la quitará”.

Esta historia es muy interesante, la historia de Marta y María.  Les invito a un escenario diferente.  El lugar es una de nuestras Misas en cualquier iglesia.  Por favor, perdóneme.  No estoy juzgando a nadie.  Estoy compartiendo lo que pasa en nuestras iglesias desde una perspectiva diferente para hacernos conscientes de nuestro compartimiento, si actuamos como Marta o María en la historia.  En cada Misa, estamos ocupados con muchas cosas innecesarias.  Tantas cosas rebotan en nuestras mentes.  Tan a menudo perdemos el propósito por qué estamos en la iglesia.  Solo póngase en un lugar donde usted puede ver todo el mundo por ahí por un tiempo.  Estoy seguro que tendrá una gran risa.

Cada Misa nos brinda la oportunidad de ‘sentarse al lado del Señor en sus pies y escucharle hablar’.  Es un momento de amar y de aprender.  Debemos saber por qué el Señor nos visita en la Misa.  ¿Si realmente amas a alguien, no desearías pasar ratos con él/ella tanto como pueda?  Incluso si no tuviera nada de compartir con su amado, quisiera mirar en sus ojos y permanecer así para el resto de su vida.  La celebración de la Misa no es diferente de encontrarse con su amado en un lugar tranquilo.   Es la celebración de un compromiso de por vida.  Es un momento especial en su vida que usted no quiere perder.  La Misa es presentarse en las manos de su Señor.

Cuando usted visita a su médico, usted tiene una lista de cosas para decirle.  Pero si su médico, en lugar de escucharle, está trabajando en la computadora, ¿cómo se siente usted?  (A menudo experimentamos esto en nuestros consultorios.)  El mejor medico es el que le escucha; que enseña interés en usted.  Que escuchándole le cura.  Hay un vínculo entre usted y su médico.  Tenemos que crear una mejor comunicación con Dios; de corazón a corazón, una charla personal.  Dios es un gran escuchador.  No lo ignoren jugando con otras cosas.  

La Misa no es una reunión social.  Es un Sacramento de sanación.  Es un encuentro personal con su amado.  Jesús no está encontrando falta con Marta, pero recordándole acerca de las prioridades en su vida.  Así también en la Misa, deje todo, contemple a Jesús.  “Muchos profetas y reyes quisieron ver esto que ustedes ven, y no lo vieron; quisieron oír esto que ustedes oyen, y no lo oyeron” (Lucas 10,24.).  Eso es todo en pocas palabras, la Misa en la cual participamos.  Llévese con usted ‘la Santa Misa’ cuando usted sale.  Incluso cuando se une con el resto de la comunidad, continúe esa comunicación que usted inicio con el Señor.  Es cierto que estamos muy ocupados en nuestra vida.  Pero donde quiera que estemos, cualquiera que sea nuestra ocupación, encuentre algún tiempo tranquilo; unos minutos cada día, para situarnos en la presencia de Dios.  Su tiempo tranquilo con Dios es un tiempo bien invertido en su vida; sus ansiedades se van; su vida se vuelve más rica.  Cuando me canso, yo simplemente camino hacia mi ventana, me siento allí, mirando las palmeras que cabecean y ondean hacia mí.  

Que Dios los bendiga,
Padre Sebastián 





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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)


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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.




Annual Pastoral Appeal 2016
Open the Door To Mercy Video



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