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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.
 

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Message from our Pastor

Jesus said: “… The Father and I are one.”

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Jesus Christ,

I didn’t plant a Rose bush by my window expecting it to go flaccid. I wanted to see it growing and blooming. And I dreamt that one day I would pick up a bunch of roses and would present to my best friend.  But sorry to say, my Rose didn’t bloom as I expected. I was very sad to see my Rose limp and wilted. So I left my window closed for few days asking to myself, ‘Why?’ So I learned something new on that day. They named it ‘Environmental Stress’. My Rose was under stress from heat and wind injury. A plant can have stress and its source would be many. My Rose would need a stress free environment to grow and bloom.

Plant stress is any unfavorable condition that affects a plant’s growth. While some plant stressors are naturally occurring like draught, others are the result of human activity like root disturbance. In farming or in gardening soil serves as the foundation for plant quality, beauty and productivity. So by optimizing soil health plants are better able to withstand any stress. A good farmer treats the problem at the field location where it occurs rather than a blanket treatment of the field. A healthy, living soil is a must for any plant to grow and bloom.

Our children need a stress free zone to grow and bloom. Sometimes when we look into the eyes of our children, we see there a kind of emptiness, a kind of lifelessness. They horribly miss parentally affection and care.  Some of the wounds our children are having are beyond curable. As parents we have our own share causing those deep wounds. Parents and children live under the same roof without any effort to deepen their friendship or trying to knowing each other better. Of course, some situations are beyond our control. What about the circumstances we could control, if we wanted.

Children should grow up in family environments which help them feel worthwhile and valuable.  If not, they would look like my Rose, limp and wilted. Problematic parenting style only makes disobedient children. Children deserve love, if they don’t get it, they will eventually turn emotionally numbed.  

When I look back into my life, the struggles I had in my life were, sometimes, greater than my own strength. But my source of strength was my father who loved me unconditionally. My feeling I was his favorite was my source of moral power. His affection embraces me beyond time and space, illuminating my path lest I may stumble and fail.

When Jesus said ‘the Father and I are one’ and that Jesus knows his sheep and the sheep know him’, I found a perfect soil, optimized soil, to grow and bloom; join his sheep. Every family is to be this optimized soil where only love prevails. Where love prevails there is oneness.  Strengthening positiveness in family life is the first step towards optimizing the ‘soil’ for our children to grow. Children are not to be treated as possessions who are to respond to the needs of the parents. Parents and children should respect and love each other. Positive emotions would help to increase the relationship, speed up healing emotional distress; create in us a willingness to sacrifice for others. The secret of a healthy family is the mystery of oneness that Jesus shares with us; he and his father are one.

Instead of fixing what is wrong in your children focus on their strength and virtues and help them to live it in full. Then you will know your children are the best.
God’s blessings,   Father Sebastian Earthedath MST


Jesús dijo: “…El Padre y yo somos uno”.

Queridas hermanas y hermanos en Jesucristo,

Yo no planté un arbusto de Rosas cerca de mi ventana esperando que se marchitara.  Yo quería verla crecer y florecer. Y soñaba que un día podría recoger un ramo de rosas y presentárselo a mi mejor amigo.  Pero lamento decir, mis rosas no florecieron como yo esperaba. Estaba muy triste al ver a mi arbusto de rosas fláccida y marchitada.  Así, que dejé mi ventana cerrada por unos días preguntándome, ‘¿por qué?’ Así fue que aprendí algo nuevo en ese día. Lo llaman, ‘Tensión Ambiental’.  Mi arbusto de rosa estaba bajo estrés de calor y lesión del viento. Una planta puede tener estrés y su origen seria muchos. Mi arbusto de rosa necesitaba un ambiente libre para crecer y florecer.

El estrés de planta es cualquier condición desfavorable que afecta el crecimiento de la planta.  Mientras que algunos estreses de planta ocurren naturalmente, como sequía, otros que son resultados de actividad humana como disturbio de la raíz.  En la agricultura o en la jardinería el terreno sirve como la fundación de calidad, belleza o la productividad de la planta. Entonces, optimizando la salud del terreno, las plantas pueden soportar cualquier tipo de estrés.  Un buen agricultor trata el problema en el local del campo donde ocurre, en lugar de un tratamiento que cubre el campo entero. Un terreno saludable y vivible es una necesidad para que las plantas crezcan y florezcan.

Nuestros niños necesitan una zona libre de estrés para crecer y florecer.  A veces cuando miramos los ojos de nuestros niños, vemos ahí una especie de vacío, una especie de atonía.  Ellos horriblemente les faltan afección parental y cuido. Algunas de las heridas que nuestros niños tienen, están más allá de ser curable.  Como padres, tenemos nuestra parte de causar esas heridas profundas. Padres y niños viven debajo de un mismo techo sin ningún esfuerzo para profundizar su amistad o tratar de conocerse el uno al otro mejor.  Por supuesto, algunas situaciones están fuera de nuestro control. Qué de las circunstancias que podemos controlar, si queremos.

Los niños deben de crecer en ambientes de familia que les ayuden a sentirse útiles y valorables.  Si no, ellos lucieran como mi Rosas, fláccidas y marchitadas. Estilo de crianza problemática solo hace a los niños desobedientes.  Los niños merecen amor, si no lo reciben, ellos eventualmente se convertirán emocionalmente anestesiado.

Cuando miro hacia atrás a mi vida, las luchas que tuve en mi vida, fueron a veces, mucho más que mis propias fuerzas.  Pero mi fuente de fuerza fue mi padre que me quería incondicionalmente. Mi sensación que yo era su favorito era mi fuente de poder moral.  Su afecto me abraza más allá del tiempo y el espacio, iluminando mi camino para que yo no tropiece.

Cuando Jesús dijo, “el Padre y yo somos uno” y que Jesús conoce sus ovejas y las ovejas lo conocen a él’ yo encontré el terreno perfecto, terreno optimista, para crecer y florecer; únase a sus ovejas.  Cada familia debe ser este terreno optimista donde solo el amor prevalece. Donde el amor prevalece ahí hay unidad. Fortaleciendo lo positivo en la vida familiar es el primer paso hacia mejorar el ‘terreno’ para que nuestros niños crezcan.  Los niños no se deben de tratar como posesiones que tienen que responder a las necesidades de los padres. Los padres y niños deben respetarse y amarse el uno al otro. Emociones positivas pueden ayudar a aumentar la relación, acelerar la curación de la angustia emocional; crear en nosotros una disposición de sacrificio para otros.  El secreto de una familia saludable es el misterio de la unidad que Jesús compartió con nosotros, él y su padre son uno.

En lugar de arreglar lo que está mal en sus niños enfóquense en sus fuerzas y virtudes y ayúdenles a vivir plenamente.  Entonces ustedes sabrán que sus hijos son los mejores.

Que Dios los bendiga,  Padre Sebastián Earthedath MST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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