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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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Message from our Pastor

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Jesus Christ,

I know a doctor, a very efficient one, who always treated other patients with utmost care. If needed, forgetting all about himself he would stay with the patient till everything was all right.  But the saddest story about this doctor was, he never shared anything personal about himself to anyone. His friends knew he had some health issues but didn’t know much. If anyone did ask him about his health, he would say, “I am fine; I am as healthy as a horse”.  He prescribed his own medicine and treated himself. Other doctors, even the closest friends, didn’t know how unhealthy he was until the day he collapsed on his duty and was rushed to intensive care. He was very private but in the wrong sense. Even God wouldn’t be able to help the one who would deliberately deny his assistance. What about our spiritual health?

We all wish for peace. Now I have a question. Please don’t avoid answering this one. Be honest. Are you at peace with yourself and with your life? It is important to know where you are at this turning point in your life. Don’t ignore your internal struggle. If you do ignore them you are poisoning yourself into a slow and silent death. Others, counting your closest friends might never know of your struggle until the day you collapse before them. I have seen people who fake smiles to hide their inside wounds. They run around healing others wounds but very quiet about their own wounds. The wrinkles on your face tell all about your hurts. Denial is that we tell lies to ourselves. Believe; you have the ability to make peace with yourself. You have to live your life.

Many of our wounds are invisible. It could be loneliness, depression, guilt; it could be anything that hurts you. Admit first that you have a wound. Then say I want to get it healed. Certain wounds need more attention. You might be very smart but not smart enough to heal yourself. I am a priest. I have absolved thousands of people from their sins. But I couldn’t absolve a single sin of mine. I know I can’t. I have to kneel down before another priest and say, ‘I have sinned.’  Sometimes we need help from others. Don’t reject help. If you cover up your wounds, it would get infected. Then it would spread to nearby tissues. And it would halt the healing process. Then you would smell very bad; I mean you would act strangely.

Why do we have friends if not for sharing? A best friend is a healer. He is there when you cry. St Thomas was deeply wounded when he missed Jesus. He couldn’t stand the pain of rejection. He didn’t hide his hurt feelings from Jesus and others. He didn’t care what others would think about him. He said his feelings loud and strong. Didn’t Jesus come near Thomas and asked him to put his fingers into his wounds? That is what a friend is for.

Have you ever cried?  Cry, cry before God and release yourself from the grip of all your stress. Today is Divine Mercy Sunday. Show mercy to yourself. Your life is the most important in the whole world. Your peace, it is your responsibility.

God’s blessings,

Father Sebastian Earthedath

Queridas hermanas y hermanos en Jesucristo,

Conozco un médico, muy eficiente, que siempre trataba a los pacientes con sumo cuidado.  Si era necesario, olvidándose de él, él se quedaba con el paciente hasta que todo estaba bien.  Pero la historia más triste sobre este médico fue, que él nunca compartía nada personal de sí mismo a nadie. Sus amistades sabían que el tenia algunos problemas de salud pero no sabían mucho.  Si alguien le preguntaba sobre su salud, él les decía, “Estoy bien; estoy tan saludable como un caballo”. Él se recetaba su propia medicina y se trataba el mismo. Otros médicos, incluso sus amigos más cercanos, no sabían cómo de enfermo él estaba, hasta el día que se desmallo mientras estaba de servicio y fue llevado de urgencia al cuidado intensivo.  Él era muy privado pero en el mal sentido. Ni Dios puede ayudar al que deliberadamente reniega Su asistencia. ¿Qué pasa con nuestra salud espiritual?

Todos deseamos la paz.  Ahora tengo una pregunta.  Por favor no evite de responder a esta.  Sean honestos. ¿Está usted en paz con usted mismo y con su vida?  Es importante saber dónde está usted en este punto de inflexión en su vida.  No ignore su lucha interna. Si usted la ignora usted se está intoxicando a una muerte lenta y silenciosa.  Otros, contando con sus amigos más cercanos, no sabrán nunca de sus luchas hasta el día que sufra un colapso ante ellos.  He visto a personas que fingen sonrisas para ocultar sus heridas interiores. Corren sanando las heridas de otros, pero muy silenciosos sobre sus propias heridas.  Las arrugas en su cara dicen todo sobre sus heridas. La negación es que nos decimos mentiras a nosotros mismos. Crean, usted tiene la habilidad de hacer la paz con usted mismo.  Tiene que vivir su vida.

Muchas de nuestras heridas son invisibles.  Puede ser soledad, depresión, culpa, puede ser cualquier cosa que le duele.   Primero admitir que usted tiene una herida. Entonces decir, yo quiero curarla.  Algunas heridas necesitan más atención. Usted puede ser muy inteligente pero no suficientemente inteligente para sanarse a usted mismo.  Yo soy sacerdote. Yo he absuelto a miles de personas de sus pecados. Pero no puedo absolver ni un solo de mis pecados. Yo lo sé que no puedo.  Necesito arrodillarme ante otro sacerdote y decir. ‘Yo he pecado.’ A veces necesitamos la ayuda de otros. No rechacen la ayuda. Si usted cubre sus heridas, se le van a infectar.  Entonces se extenderán a otros tejidos cercanos. Esto detendrá el proceso de sanación. Entonces olerá muy mal; me refiero usted actuara extrañamente.

¿Por qué tenemos amistades, sino para compartir?  Un mejor amigo es un sanador. Él está ahí cuando lloramos.  Santo Tomas fue herido profundamente cuando el perdió a Jesús.  No podía soportar el dolor de rechazo. Él no escondió sus sentimientos heridos a Jesús y a otros.  A él no le importaba lo que otros pensaban de él. Él dijo sus sentimientos altos y fuertes. ¿No vino Jesús junto a Tomas y le pidió que pusiera sus dedos en sus heridas?  Para eso es un amigo.

¿Ha llorado usted alguna vez?  Llore, llore delante de Dios y libérese de las garras de sus estreses.  Hoy es el domingo de la Divina Misericordia. Muestre misericordia a usted mismo.  Su vida es la más importante en este mundo. Su paz, es su responsabilidad.

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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