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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.

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Every Friday during Lent

The Stations in Spanish are held every Friday evening of Lent at 5:00 P.M. outside the church. 

The Stations in English are held at 6:00 P.M. in the church.


St. James the Apostle             Tuesday         February 20th    4:00  pm
St. Peter de Apostle               Tuesday          March 6th         7:00 pm
Our Lady Queen of Peace       Thursday         March 8th        4:00 P.M.
St. Vincent de Paul                Thursday         March 15th       4:00 am & 7:00 pm
St. Michael the Archangel       Tuesday          March 20th        6:30 pm
St. Thomas the Aquinas         Thursday          March 22nd       3:00 pm & 7:00 pm

2018 Lenten Series
Faithful Pilgrims
Six Catholic Locations Which Have Attracted Millions of Pilgrims

In this six-week course, we will learn why prayer filled pilgrims have traveled since the time of Christ to religious sites around the world. We will learn how these locations can strengthen the faithful, inspire them, refresh them and bring them closer to God.

Classes will be in the Monsignor Foynes Hall Tuesdays from 9:30am to 11:00am beginning February 20.  Call the parish office at 727-849-7521 to register for the class so that we may have copies of the materials ready.

There is no book required for the course.  Participants are welcome to bring guests.  There is no fee, but participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. 

Bring along a cup of coffee or a bottle of water. You need not attend every class, come as your schedule allows.

Course instructor is Mary Palamar, Faculty Emerita of Nazareth College of Rochester, NY.

Feb. 20 Fatima, Portugal Virgin Mary Appears in 1917
Feb. 27 Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg, MD First Native Born US Saint
March 6 Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico   Virgin Mary appears 1531
March 13 Mont St. Michel, France  First church built there in 708
March 20  Santiago de Compostela, Spain  Tomb of James, the Apostle 

March 27  Holy Land, Various Sites   Where Christ Walked and Died

Holy Week Schedule 

PALM SUNDAY, March 25 Regular Mass Schedule

HOLY THURSDAY, March 29 Divine Office 8:30 am

Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Bi-Lingual) 7:00 pm 

GOOD FRIDAY, March 30 Divine Office 8:30 am Divine Mercy Novena

2:30 pm Lord’s Passion 3:00 pm (English) Stations of the Cross

4:30 pm (Spanish) Lord’s Passion 5:30 pm (Spanish)

Journey to the Cross (Youth) 7:30 pm 

HOLY SATURDAY, March 31 Divine Office 8:30 am Divine Mercy Novena after the Divine Office

Blessing of the Food 11:00 am (Church) 

Easter Vigil (Bi-Lingual) 8:00 pm  


7:30 am (Church)

9:00 am (Church)

10:30 am (Church)   

10:35 am (Parish Hall)

12:15 pm (Spanish Mass)   

Please note, there is no 5:00 pm Mass.

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Message from our Pastor

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Jesus Christ,

I got up very early this morning; sat in my chair as usual, simply looking out through my window.  I could see swarms of geese flying in lines across the scattered colors of the morning sky.  I wished  that they would stop by my window to say a hello; but they didn’t. They didn’t even care about the busy people whom they might have seen down on their way. It amazed me that none of those geese got distracted; they all flew in line well focused, casting their shadows on this noisy world that lay beneath. I watched them vanish beyond the clouds. Those birds had goals in lives. They were self disciplined and had an air of confidence on their wings. I felt proud of them.

Wait a moment; I turned to myself. Do these geese have something to tell me this morning as I reflect on my Lenten journey? I read about some birds who could fly more than seven thousand miles at a stretch, a non-stop, non fueling flight! (These birds challenge us who struggle to fast a day or do any sort of sacrifice during this Lent. We say, Oh no, it’s unworkable.) If we are well focused, nothing is impossible. How marvelously God has created each one of us!  

We are on a journey. Whether we like it or not the sun would rise and set down and it would mark that we journeyed a day. Before it is too late, before this journey ends, each of us has to ask a question to ourselves; where are we heading to?   Asking the question, now let’s do a swap to another journey, the ‘Lenten Journey’ we have begun this Ash Wednesday. It is a walk with Jesus. We should know that Jesus’ presence in our lives makes our journey easy. I have the freedom to say yes to Jesus. I have the freedom to enter into a deeper intimacy with Jesus. I have the freedom to join those swarms of birds who were set out to achieve their goals.

Sometimes we are very much distracted in our lives. Even Jesus was distracted and tempted in his journey. Didn’t a moment come in Jesus’ life when he prayed to his Father, ‘let this cup pass from me’? There were moments when he fell down to the ground and struggled to get up. But Jesus journeyed, still they stuck him to the cross. He had the freedom to say ‘no’; but he didn’t; instead he ‘resolutely set his face to go to Jerusalem’ (his suffering, death and resurrection).

Now I know what I did see through my window; it was him, it was Jesus, whom I saw flying. They were not swarms of geese but were galaxies of saints who followed him faithfully ‘the Way’. What I saw was their celestial flight towards the ‘New Heaven and the New Earth’. I may fall, I may fail but I will rise up and fly; I will fly higher than before. I eagerly wait to spread my wings across this sky to join those clouds of saints.

I know every sound I hear will eventually go into silence. The Ashes on our forehead remind us that life is not a pilgrimage from dust to dust, but it is a journey from ashes to life. I am now few miles away from you, but spiritually I am with you and we together walk this ‘Lenten Journey’. May God hold your hand and keep you from falling.

God’s blessings,

Father Sebastian

Queridas hermanas y hermanos en Jesucristo,

Me levanté muy temprano esta mañana; me senté en mi silla como de costumbre, simplemente mirando afuera a través de la ventana.  Podía ver manadas de gansos volando en línea a través de los colores dispersos en el cielo de la mañana.  Deseaba que ellos se pararan en mi ventana para saludarme, pero no lo hicieron.  No le importaba la gente ocupada que podrían haber visto abajo en su camino.  Me sorprendía que ninguno de esos gansos se distrajeron; volaban en línea, bien enfocados, arrojando sus sombras en este mundo ruidoso debajo de ellos.  Les vi desaparecer más allá de las nubes.  Esos pájaros tenían metas en la vida.  Ellos eran autos disciplinados y tenían un aire de confianza en sus alas.  Me sentí orgulloso de ellos.

Esperé un momento; me dije a mí mismo.  ¿Tienen estos gansos algo que decirme en esta mañana?, mientras reflexionaba en mi camino cuaresmal. He leído sobre algunos pájaros que pueden volar más de 7 mil millas en un estiramiento, sin parada, un vuelo sin alimento.  (Estos pájaros nos desafían a nosotros que luchamos por ayunar un día o hacer cualquier tipo de sacrificio durante la cuaresma.  Decimos, Oh no, no funciona.)  Si nos enfocamos bien, nada es imposible.  ¡Que maravillosamente Dios nos ha creado a cado uno de nosotros!

Estamos en una peregrinación.  Aunque nos guste o no, el sol se levanta y se establece y marca que hemos viajado un día.  Antes de que sea demasiado tarde, antes de que se termine el viaje, cada uno tiene que preguntarse; ¿hacia dónde vamos?  Preguntándose la pregunta, ahora vamos hacer un intercambio a otro viaje, el ‘Viaje Cuaresmal’ que hemos empezado este Miércoles de Ceniza.  Es un caminar con Jesús.  Debemos saber que la presencia de Jesús en nuestras vidas hace nuestro viaje más fácil.  Tenga la libertad de decirle Si a Jesús.  Tenga la libertad de entrar a una intimidad más profunda con Jesús.  Tenga la libertad de unirme como las manadas de pájaros que están establecidos a conseguir sus objetivos.  

A veces somos muy distraídos en nuestras vidas.  Incluso, Jesús fue llamado y tentado en su viaje.  ¿No llego un momento en la vida de Jesús cuando Él le oraba a Su Padre, ‘si es posible que pase esta copa de mi’?  Hubieron momentos cuando Él se calló en el suelo y lucho por levantarse.  Pero Jesús caminó, hasta que lo crucificaron en la cruz.  Él tenía la libertad de decir ‘no’; pero Él no lo hizo; en su lugar, el resueltamente puso Su rostro para ir a Jerusalén’ (Su sufrimiento, muerte y resurrección).

Ahora sé lo que vi a través de mi ventana; fue a Él, fue a Jesús, a quien vi volando.  No eran manadas de gansos pero eran galaxias de santos quien lo seguía fielmente ‘el Camino’.  Lo que yo vi fue sus vuelos celestiales hacia el ‘Nuevo Cielo y la Nueva Tierra’.  Me puedo caer, puedo fallar, pero me levantaré y volaré; volaré más alta que antes.  Espero impacientemente desplegar mis alas a través del cielo para ajuntarme en esas nubes de santos.

Sé que cada sonido que oigo eventualmente entrará en silencio.  Las cenizas en nuestra frente nos recuerdan que la vida no es un peregrinaje de polvo a polvo, pero que es una peregrinación de ceniza a vida.  Ahora estoy unas pocas millas de ustedes, pero espiritualmente estoy con ustedes y estamos juntos caminando este ‘Viaje Cuaresmal’.  Que Dios los lleve de la mano y no los deje caer.

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)
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 and 3:00 -4:00 pm.  You may schedule an appointment. 



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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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