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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. 

ANNOUNCEMENT

Father Sebastian has announced that there will no longer be live stream 4pm Mass on Saturdays. Providing the Sunday liturgy to those at home during the pandemic, helped keep us connected as Our Lady Queen of Peace Family. Now, we are able to return to church and to celebrating the Liturgy in person.

There are those who are homebound who can not return to attending Sunday Mass. We keep all in our thoughts and prayers. The Cathedral of St. Jude (https://stjudesp.org/livestream-mass/) provides the following Livestream Mass Schedule:
Daily Morning Prayer at 7:45 a.m. and the Mass at 8:15 a.m.
Saturday Vigil Mass at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m.

EWTN offers online Mass options as well as televised broadcasting. Check your local provider.

Sunday, June 20, 2021
 

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Jesus Christ,

‘On that day, as evening drew on, Jesus said to his disciples:
“Let us cross to the other side.”
Leaving the crowd, they took Jesus with them in the boat just as he was….
A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat,
so that it was already filling up.
Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion.’

I felt the love of my mother the most when she rushed towards me to carry me in her arms whenever, as a little child, I fell trying to walk. I loved my father the most when he walked with me holding my hand and telling me stories. I love those my friends who cared for me most when I was in trouble. Don’t we love them most who care for us the most? They care for us and love us because they want to see us to be the best in life. Sometimes they may leave us alone to get hurt so that we may learn how to succeed in our life. My mother often pretended that she didn’t see me falling so that I may learn how to get up by myself and walk. My father sometimes pushed off my hand that I may learn to walk alone fearlessly. Sometimes my best friends ignored me that I may learn how to confront life’s challenges. But I knew we loved each other.  They were there when I needed them. True love is not possessive, true love gives freedom to grow.

Why did I say my story? It is because to let you know that sometimes our God who loves us most may throw us in tough situations to challenge us and teach us to trust in him. Now let us ask, “why did Jesus say to the apostles ‘let us cross to the other side’ on that evening? Jesus knew it was evening and very often the sea of Galilee gets violent and stormy at evenings, and it was dangerous to cross that lake at that night. Then why did Jesus ask them to cross to the other side? Is it because Jesus did not care for them? Not at all. Jesus had something else in his mind for those future missionaries.  Jesus is a good trainer. When they go through tough situations in life, they would know what they should do and where to turn for help. Jesus did not tell them, ‘You go’ instead he said ‘let us go’. It means ‘I am’ with you always. If ‘I am’ (Jesus) with you, why do you fear anything? ‘I am’(God) will take care of everything. Please remember me very often saying, ‘always trust in God and God will take care of everything’.

Storm is always life threatening. We can’t control a storm. When we realize that we have no control over the storm, there would arise another storm, a storm of fear inside our heart. Then our trust in God is shaken and we would become hopeless.  Once we realize we are helpless and can’t do anything to control our situations, like the apostles, we may question God. Here our Faith should assist us to see our tribulations in a positive way. Because in every trial in life, an opportunity to experience the power of God is hidden. Jesus the trainer asks us to explore that hidden treasure of Divine Mystery. The apostles experienced that Divine Mystery when the sea and storm became still at Jesus’ command. Sometimes God will allow us to be tossed with the tempest. But he will never leave us alone in the boat. We may think our God is sleeping. No; he is waiting for our call to give us something new. 

Thought for the day: Anywhere I can sail with Jesus, I am not afraid. But I will make sure Jesus is in my boat.

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

 

Queridos hermanos y hermanas en Jesucristo:

Aquel día, al anochecer, Jesús dijo a sus discípulos:
"Crucemos al otro lado".
Dejando a la multitud, se llevaron a Jesús en la barca tal como estaba….
Se levantó una violenta tormenta y las olas rompían sobre el barco,
de modo que ya se estaba llenando.
Jesús estaba  dormido sobre un cojín”.

Sentí más el amor de mi madre cuando corrió hacia mí para llevarme en sus brazos cada vez que, de niña, me caía tratando de caminar. Amaba más a mi padre cuando caminaba conmigo, sosteniéndome de la mano y contándome historias. Amo a mis amigos que más se preocuparon por mí cuando estaba en problemas. ¿No amamos más a los que más nos quieren? Se preocupan por nosotros y nos aman porque quieren que seamos los mejores en la vida. A veces, pueden dejarnos solos para que nos lastimen para que aprendamos cómo tener éxito en nuestra vida. Mi madre a menudo fingía que no me veía caer para que pudiera aprender a levantarme y caminar sola. Mi padre a veces me apartaba de la mano para que pudiera aprender a caminar sola sin miedo. A veces, mis mejores amigos me ignoraron para que pudiera aprender a enfrentar los desafíos de la vida. Pero sabía que nos amamos. Estaban ahí cuando los necesitaba. El verdadero amor no es posesivo, el verdadero amor da libertad para crecer.

¿Por qué dije mi historia? Es por hacerles saber que a veces nuestro Dios que más nos ama puede ponernos en situaciones difíciles para desafiarnos y enseñarnos a confiar en él. Ahora preguntemos, “¿por qué Jesús les dijo a los apóstoles 'vamos a cruzar al otro lado' esa noche? Jesús sabía que era de noche y muy a menudo el mar de Galilea se torna violento y tormentoso por la noche, y era peligroso cruzar ese lago esa noche. Entonces, ¿por qué les pidió Jesús que cruzaran al otro lado? ¿Es porque Jesús no se preocupó por ellos? Para nada. Jesús tenía algo más en mente para esos futuros misioneros. Jesús es un buen entrenador. Cuando atraviesan situaciones difíciles en la vida, sabrán lo que deben hacer y a dónde acudir en busca de ayuda. Jesús no les dijo: "Vayan", sino que dijo "déjenos ir". Significa "Yo estoy" contigo siempre. Si 'Yo estoy' (Jesús) contigo, ¿por qué le temes a algo? "Yo soy" (Dios) se encargará de todo. Por favor, recuerde que muy a menudo digo: "confía siempre en Dios y Dios se encargará de todo".

La tormenta siempre amenaza la vida. No podemos controlar una tormenta. Cuando nos damos cuenta de que no tenemos control sobre la tormenta, surgiría otra tormenta, una tormenta de miedo dentro de nuestro corazón. Entonces nuestra confianza en Dios se tambalea y nos volvemos desesperados. Una vez que nos damos cuenta de que estamos indefensos y que no podemos hacer nada para controlar nuestras situaciones, como los apóstoles, podemos cuestionar a Dios. Aquí nuestra Fe debería ayudarnos a ver nuestras tribulaciones de una manera positiva. Porque en cada prueba de la vida, se esconde la oportunidad de experimentar el poder de Dios. Jesús el formador nos pide que exploremos ese tesoro escondido del Misterio Divino. Los apóstoles experimentaron ese Misterio Divino cuando el mar y la tormenta se calmaron por orden de Jesús. A veces Dios permitirá que seamos sacudidos por la tempestad. Pero nunca nos dejará solos en el barco. Podemos pensar que nuestro Dios está durmiendo. No; está esperando nuestra llamada para darnos algo nuevo.

Pensamiento del día: Dondequiera que pueda navegar con Jesús, no tengo miedo. Pero me aseguraré de que Jesús esté en mi bote.

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

 

 

Annual Pastoral Appeal 2021

 

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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.

 

A Note From Fr. Sebastian

Our Online Giving upgrade to a newer, easier-to-use platform! If you currently give online, you will soon be receiving an email with instructions on how to log into the new system. Best of all, your existing payment and donation information will be migrated over so you will not have to set up your gifts again!

Are New Donor URL https://www.osvhub.com/ladyqueenofpeace/funds

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. You are all in my prayers.

 

Nota del Padre Sebastián

Queridas hermanas y hermanos en Jesucristo:

¡Nuestra donación en línea se actualizó a una plataforma más nueva y más fácil de usar! Si actualmente dona en línea, ya recibió un correo electrónico con instrucciones sobre cómo iniciar sesión en el nuevo sistema. Lo mejor de todo es que su información de pago y donación existente será la donación finalizada para que no tenga que configurar sus donaciones nuevamente.

El nuevo URL: https://www.osvhub.com/ladyqueenofpeace/funds

Gracias por sus continuas oraciones y apoyo. Están todos en mis oraciones.


 

Message from our Pastor

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Jesus Christ,
Please continue to support your parish with your time, talent, and monetary offertory.  We appreciate your continued support.

Kindly contribute to this year's Annual Pastoral Appeal. Please remember to write #150 OLQP on your check.  Feel free to place your offering in the collection or drop it off at the office.  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 - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - Noon

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: 8:30 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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