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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.

 

The Funeral Mass for Deacon Roger Lind will be held on April 2, 2019 at
11:00 AM. There will be a reception following in the Monsignor Foynes Parish Hall. Bishop Emeritus Robert N. Lynch will be the main celebrant. Please join us.

Our friend, Deacon Roger Lind has gone to meet our God face to face.
We ask that you keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

 

 


 

Holy Week Schedule

PALM SUNDAY, April 14
Regular Mass Schedule

HOLY THURSDAY, April 18
Divine Office 8:30 am
Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Bi-Lingual) 7:00 pm

GOOD FRIDAY, April 19
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, April 20
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

EASTER SUNDAY, April 21
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.

Fasting (to do without food) is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics between the ages of 18 to 59 years (inclusive).  On days of fasting, one full meal is allowed. Two smaller meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal.  Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids are  allowed.

Abstinence from eating meat is to be observed by all Catholics who are 14 years of age and older.  All the Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday are days of abstinence.

Note: If a person is unable to observe the above regulations due to ill health or other serious reasons, they are urged to practice other forms of self denial that are suitable to their condition.

 

 

 



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Message from our Pastor

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Jesus Christ,

"I am troubled now. Yet what should I say?
'Father, save me from this hour'?

He invited me for an evening walk. We talked and walked few miles. As we walked, he said, “I am lost, I don’t know how I am going to live. I don’t find any meaning in life. It’s over.” He had a good job. He lost it for some reason.  To get another job at his age was not easy. He knew his life was going to change. He lost his power to live a better life. Now he is fully devastated.

I asked my friend, “Why do you feel hopeless?”  “Please, look at the waves of the sea. Each one is different. Some are strong and full of fury; others are weak when they reach the shore. Some of them just tenderly wash our feet and withdraw to the deep. Nothing is permanent in life. Like the waves they come and go. Each wave is different. They give us a different experience. None of them last forever. If they won’t last forever, why do we worry about them? Life is full of good and bad experiences. Nothing should destroy the hope in you.”

It is our challenge to find joy in our life. If you can find a purpose for your life, that is a strong reason to move forward. In his great agony, Jesus became aware of his mission. He knew why he had to go through that ‘hour of pain’.  Jesus knew that his death would give life to many. Jesus became aware that he came, not to receive, but to give. The moment he felt his life didn’t belong to himself but to others, Jesus became extremely happy to go through any suffering. He puts his mission clearly: "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15,13.) The source of true belongingness is love. The true joy is when we belong to others.

However strong we are, sometimes sadness can crawl into our lives. But never allow sadness to take control of our life. We have to move suddenly to positive thoughts. Don’t feel that our life is empty. It is never going to be empty if you stay focused on the purpose of your life. See how Jesus overpowered his sadness. He raised his sights to his father and all of a sudden he became aware of his mission.  So slowly his agony slipped into joy.

I helped my friend to rebuild his life. I asked him first to get out of his feeling that he is doomed. I asked him to look up to God as Jesus did in his agony and get the feeling we belong to God. In God alone we find true joy.

I reminded my friend of an old incident, “Do you remember when we went for a ride, my old jeep stopped on the way where no help was available?” “Yes I do,” he said. “How did we manage to get home?” “Yah, somehow I repaired it. It was long ago,” he recollected. I said, “You are a good mechanic.” There he goes. He found his new career. Now he is a happy fellow. You have the power to rebuild your life. Don’t underestimate yourself. God has put a seed in you. Rediscover it.

God’s blessings,
Father Sebastian

Queridas hermanas y hermanos en Jesucristo,

¿”Estoy preocupado ahora?  ¿Pero qué debo decir?
¿‘Padre, líbrame de esta hora’?

Él me invitó para un paseo esa noche.  Hablamos y andamos pocas millas.  Mientras caminábamos, él me dijo, “Estoy perdido, no sé cómo voy a vivir.  No encuentro ningún significado en mi vida.  Se acabó.”  Tenía un buen trabajo.  Lo perdió por alguna razón.  Para conseguir un trabajo a su edad no era fácil.  Él sabía que su vida iba a cambiar.  El perdió el poder de vivir una vida mejor.  Ahora estaba completamente devastado.

¿Le pregunté a mi amigo, “Por qué te sientes sin esperanza?”  “Por favor mira a las holas del mar.  Cada una es diferente.  Algunas son fuertes y llenas de furia; otras son débiles cuando llegan a la orilla.  Algunas de ellas solo lavan nuestros pies con ternura y se retiran a lo profundo.  Nada es permanente en la vida.  Como las olas que vienen y van.  Cada ola es diferente.  Nos dan diferentes experiencias.  Ninguna de ellas dura para siempre.  Si no duran para siempre, entonces ¿por qué nos preocupamos por ellas?  La vida está llena de experiencias buenas y malas.  Nada puede destruir la esperanza en ti.”


Es nuestro desafío a encontrar gozo en nuestra vida.  Si usted puede encontrar un propósito para su vida, esa es una fuerte razón para seguir adelante.  En Su gran agonía, Jesús estaba consciente de Su misión.  Él sabía el por qué él tenía que pasar esa ‘hora de dolor’.  Jesús sabía que su muerte le daría vida a muchos.  Jesús se dio cuenta que el vino, no para recibir, sino para dar.  En el momento que el sintió que su vida no pertenecía así mismo, sino a otros, Jesús se sintió extremadamente feliz de sobre pasar cualquier sufrimiento.  Él puso claramente su misión: “Él amor más grande que uno puede tener es dar su vida por sus amigos.”  (Juan 15,13)  La fuente de verdadera pertenencia es el amor.  La verdadera alegría es cuando pertenecemos a otros. 

No obstante lo fuerte que somos, a veces la tristeza puede invadir nuestras vidas.  Pero nunca deje que la tristeza tome control de su vida.  Tenemos que movernos rápidamente a pensamientos positivos.  No se sienta que nuestra vida está vacía.  Nunca estará vacía si usted permanece enfocado en el propósito de su vida.  Vea como Jesús dominó Su tristeza.  Levantó su Mirada a Su Padre y prontamente se dio cuenta de su misión.  Su agonía se deslizó lentamente en gozo.

Ayudé a mi amigo a reconstruir su vida.  Le pregunté primero que se saliera de su sentido en el que estaba condenado.  Le pedí que mirara hacia Dios como Jesús hizo en su agonía y que cogiera la sensación de que pertenecemos a Dios.  Solo en Dios podemos conseguir la felicidad.

Le recordé a mi amigo de un incidente, ¿“te acuerdas cuando fuimos a un paseo, mi viejo jeep se paró en el camino donde no había ninguna ayuda disponible?” “Sí me acuerdo,” él dijo.  ¿“Como gestionamos llegar a la casa?”  “Yah, de alguna manera lo reparé.  Fue hace mucho tiempo,” él lo recordó.  Yo le dije, “Eres un buen mecánico.”  ¡Ya veo!.  El encontró su nueva carrera.  Ahora él es un hombre feliz.  Usted tiene el poder para reconstruir su vida.  No se bajó estime a sí mismo.  Dios puso una semilla en usted.  Redescúbrala.   
Padre Sebastián

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Masses

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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