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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. 

 


A Message from our Pastor, Father Sebastian
 

 

Recorded Live Stream Masses

Weekly Bulletin

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
falls on Saturday, August 15, 2020 and is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year.

4 PM Live Streamed Mass Saturday  August 8;
Available Sunday August 9

 

 

Reminder that daily Mass, Monday through Saturday, is at 8:30 AM in the church. Confessions on Saturday 11:00 AM to 12 Noon, also by appointment.

 


 

 

My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Jesus Christ,

‘When Jesus heard of the death of John the Baptist, he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself.’

When our dear ones die each of us react differently. It is not only about death if anything painful happens in our life each of us react in our own way. Sometimes we wish to be all alone by ourselves. We take some quiet time in our life. Maybe it is to sit alone or to weep alone. When Jesus lost his friend and cousin, John the Baptist, Jesus withdrew himself to a deserted place. Jesus chose an isolated place. There is no one in a deserted place to hear us or to talk to us or to sit by our side. There we are all alone. We need it so, occasionally. But deserted places also strengthen us, help us to look into our own personal life. Helps us to look into our relationship with others. It creates in us a self-awareness and confidence. So we need deserted spots to walk in anytime.

Sometimes we become alone in life. Then, where will we go? I looked out through my window. There, my Lord with a smile, “don’t you remember my words, ‘come to me, all who are weary and heavy laden, I will give you rest’?” As I looked at my Lord, he continued, “Didn’t I tell you why I changed this bread in your hands into myself? So that I be with you and you be with me always. I AM the ‘deserted place’ you are looking for. Come to me.”

I knew my Lord was speaking about the Holy Eucharist. Holy Eucharist is the ‘deserted place’ where you and I should go and sit quietly. There we are by ourselves. There is life in the desert, though we won’t feel it at once. In the quietness of the desert, we can feel life. When we look at the Eucharist, we may see it as a piece of bread with no sign of life but if we look intently into Eucharist you see life, you feel life; you see our God. We see the whole cosmos in it. In ups and downs in life, walk into the presence of the Holy Eucharist. You don’t have a better place than the Holy Eucharist to feel solace because Holy Eucharist is the infinite love of God.

There have been times in my life when I longed to sail for a deserted place like my Lord often did. The deserted place was not a place of isolation or loneliness for my Lord but was a place of intimacy with his Father and the Spirit. There my Lord felt he was in his Father and his Father in him. I too long to be one with my Lord. That is why I crave to walk to the Holy Eucharist. I desire to be there in my ‘deserted place’ forever. I pray to spend the rest of my life in that ‘deserted place’ in silence, in absolute silence, no breathing, no blinking of eyes, just in serene silence. Like my Lord who loved to be all alone with his father in great silence, I too want to be with my Lord. I love my deserted place. That is my final goal. Here we are alone, me and my Lord and his father and the Spirit; just we alone in great silence, my ultimate resting place.

My love and God’s blessings, Father Sebastian Earthedath, MST
 

Mis queridas hermanas y hermanos en Jesucristo,   

"Cuando Jesús se enteró de la muerte de Juan el Bautista, se retiró en un bote a un lugar desierto solo."

Cuando nuestros seres queridos mueren, cada uno de nosotros reacciona de manera diferente. No se trata solo de la muerte si sucede algo doloroso en nuestra vida, cada uno de nosotros reacciona a nuestra manera. Algunas veces deseamos estar solos por nosotros mismos. Nos tomamos un tiempo tranquilo en nuestra vida. Tal vez sea sentarse solo o llorar solo. Cuando Jesús perdió a su amigo y primo, Juan el Bautista, Jesús se retiró a un lugar desierto. Jesús escogió un lugar aislado. No hay nadie en un lugar desierto que nos escuche, nos hable o se siente a nuestro lado. Ahí estamos todos solos. Lo necesitamos así, de vez en cuando. Pero los lugares desiertos también nos fortalecen, nos ayudan a mirar nuestra propia vida personal. Nos ayuda a analizar nuestra relación con los demás. Crea en nosotros una autoconciencia y confianza. Así que necesitamos lugares desiertos para caminar en cualquier momento. Algunas veces nos quedamos solos en la vida. Entonces, ¿a dónde iremos? Miré por la ventana. Ahí, mi Señor con una sonrisa, "¿no recuerdas mis palabras?‘ Ven a mí, todos los que están cansados y cargados, ¿te daré descanso "? Mientras miraba a mi Señor, él continuó: "¿No te dije por qué cambié este pan en tus manos por mí mismo? Para que yo esté contigo y tú estés siempre conmigo. YO SOY el "lugar desierto" que estás buscando. Ven a mí ”.

Sabía que mi Señor estaba hablando de la Sagrada Eucaristía. La Sagrada Eucaristía es el "lugar desierto" donde tú y yo deberíamos ir a sentarnos en silencio. Ahí estamos nosotros mismos. Hay vida en el desierto, aunque no la sentiremos de inmediato. En la quietud del desierto, podemos sentir la vida. Cuando miramos la Eucaristía, podemos verla como un pedazo de pan sin señal de vida, pero si miramos atentamente a la Eucaristía, ves la vida, sientes la vida; ves a nuestro dios. Vemos todo el cosmos en él. En los altibajos de la vida, camina hacia la presencia de la Sagrada Eucaristía. No tienes un lugar mejor que la Sagrada Eucaristía para sentir consuelo porque la Sagrada Eucaristía es el * amor infinito de Dios.

Hubo muchas veces en mi vida cuando ansiaba navegar a un lugar desierto como lo hizo mi Señor. El lugar desierto no era un lugar de aislamiento o soledad para mi Señor, sino que era un lugar de intimidad con su Padre y el Espíritu. Allí mi Señor sintió que estaba en su Padre y su Padre en él. Demasiado para ser uno con mi Señor. Por eso anhelo caminar hacia la Sagrada Eucaristía. Deseo estar allí en mi "lugar desierto" para siempre. Rezo para pasar el resto de mi vida en ese "lugar desierto" en silencio, en absoluto silencio, sin respiración, sin parpadeo, solo en silencio sereno. Al igual que mi Señor, que amaba estar solo con su padre en gran silencio, yo también quiero estar con mi Señor. Amo mi lugar desierto. Ese es mi objetivo final. Aquí estamos solos, yo y mi Señor y su padre y el Espíritu; solo nosotros, en gran silencio, mi ul mate lugar de descanso.

Mi amor y las bendiciones de Dios, Padre Sebasan Earthedath, MST

 

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 Annual Pastoral Appeal 2020  
 

Message from our Pastor

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Jesus Christ,

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!

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!

 

 

 

 

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Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church

5340 High Street
New Port Richey, Florida 34652

Phone: (727) 849-7521
Fax: (727) 849-4814
Email: office@ladyqueenofpeace.org

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Office of Faith Formation
Phone: (727) 842-9396
Email: faithformation@ladyqueenofpeace.org

 

4 PM Saturday/Sunday Mass Live Stream Facebook
 

Regular Mass Schedule

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.
 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 11:00AM to Noon. You may schedule an appointment by calling the office.

 

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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. The third Sunday of the month is 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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