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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.

 

HOLY DAY MASS SCHEDULE
for Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Friday, December 7
4:00 PM VIGIL MASS
7:00 PM SPANISH MASS

Saturday, December 8
8:00 AM
10:00 AM

 

Sunday Vigil Mass is at 4PM on Saturday, December 8

 

Tickets are available in the office for Roast Pork Dinner on December 15 and a
erformance by Sell's Broadway Dancers. 

One of the ways to make your donation to the Annual Pastoral Appeal 2018 is through online giving. 
Select the link above for information. Click here to make your online APA Donation.

Message from our Pastor

                     I am Grateful

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Jesus Christ,

Thanksgiving gives us time to reflect upon great memories and good people who came into our lives. I am extremely grateful to our priests, deacons, the entire staff, the members of various councils, volunteers and each one of you, dear sisters and brothers for your prayers, love and friendship.  I am blessed to have you in my life. We are a family of God. Each of us works in the garden of God. We work for the glory of God. Together let us thank God for all the blessings we receive every moment of our life. Don’t forget to thank God for the difficult times we had. They are blessings in disguise. They teach us we need others. And bring us closer to one another.

As a parish community, we had our difficult times.  Our good people launched many parish events that helped us to grow financially better. Your participation at every event made it always successful.  If not the best we are doing fairly well now. I ask you to have trust in God and I believe he would take care of everything as He did all the time.

Let us also remember our sisters and brothers who are going through difficult times this Thanksgiving. Pray for those friends who are hurting or are all alone.

Don’t forget God. He is the source of our happiness.  God should always be the center of our lives. Remember we have only the things God has given us. Even if we aren’t always aware of God’s presence, our God is always walking by our side.

Thankfulness is the measure of our own humility. Some people are very stubborn to say a ‘thank you’. Their ‘pride’ doesn’t allow them to say a thank you to anyone. When you hold your gratitude inside, it means you are sick; you lose sight of love and goodness in others. Be humble enough to connect with your family and friends and share the gratitude for each other. There are many people whom we should thank. Directly or indirectly many helped us to live a better life. Gratitude is essential for a fulfilling life.

Thanking should never end today. It should go on forever. Face life with joy. Confront life not with negativity but with gratitude. St. Paul who suffered much for Christ looks at his life from a different viewpoint. In spite of all the hardship he had to suffer, Paul didn’t see any reason to be unhappy. I love his philosophy of rejoicing in all circumstances. Listen to his words: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-17). Do not these words give us new perspective? These words soothe my hurts; help me to take refuge in God’s arms. Always remember gratitude is the best antidote for depression. Gratitude increases our pro-social behavior and kills the desire to seek revenge. Gratitude is another word for ‘charity’.

God’s blessings,

Father Sebastian

Yo Soy Agradecido

Queridas hermanas y hermanos en Jesucristo,

Acción de Gracias nos da tiempo para reflexionar sobre grandes memorias y buena gente que entraron a nuestras vidas.  Yo soy muy agradecido a nuestros sacerdotes, diáconos, todo el personal, los miembros de diferentes consejos, voluntarios y cada uno de ustedes, queridas hermanas y hermanos por sus oraciones, amor y amistad.  Soy bendecido por tenerlos en mi vida. Somos una familia de Dios. Cada uno de nosotros trabajamos en el jardín de Dios. Trabajamos para la gloria de Dios. Juntos démosle gracias a Dios por todas la bendiciones que hemos recibido todos los momentos de nuestra vida.  No olvidemos de darle gracias a Dios por los tiempos difíciles que hemos tenido. Son bendiciones en disfrace. Nos enseñan que necesitamos a otros. Y nos acerca más el uno al otro.

Como comunidad parroquial, hemos tenido tiempos difíciles.  Nuestra gente ha puesto en marcha muchos eventos parroquiales que nos ayudaron a crecer mejor financiablemente.  Su participación en cada evento lo realizo siempre en exitosos. Si no lo mejor, estamos haciendo bastante bien ahora.  Le pido que tengan confianza en Dios y crean que Él cuidará de todo como Él lo hace todo el tiempo.

También recordemos a nuestras hermanas y hermanos que están pasando por épocas difíciles, en esta Acción de Gracia.  Oremos por esos amigos que están sufriendo o están solos.

No se olvide de Dios.  Él es la fuente de nuestra felicidad.  Dios debe ser siempre el centro de nuestra vida.   Recuerden que tenemos solo las cosas que Dios nos ha dado.  Aunque no somos siempre consciente de la presencia de Dios, nuestro Dios siempre esta caminado a nuestro lado.

La gratitud es la medida de nuestra propia humildad.  Algunas personas son muy tercos para dar ‘gracias’. Su ‘orgullo’ no les permite darle las gracias a nadie.  Cuando usted sostiene su gratitud dentro, significa que usted está enfermo; usted pierde la visión del amor y la bondad de los otros.  Sea suficientemente humilde para conectarse con su familia y amigos y comparta la gratitud por cada uno. Hay muchas personas a quienes debemos agradecer.  Directamente o indirectamente muchos nos han ayudado a vivir una vida mejor. La gratitud es esencial para una vida plena.

Dar gracias nunca se debe terminar hoy.  Debe continuar indefinidamente. Enfrente a la vida con alegría.  No confronte a la vida con negatividad pero con gratitud. San Pablo, que sufrió mucho por Cristo, mira a su vida desde un punto de vista diferente.  A pesar de todas las penurias que tuvo que sufrir, San Pablo no vio ninguna razón para ser infeliz. Me encanta su filosofía de regocijo en todas las circunstancias.  Escuchen sus palabras” “Estén siempre alegres, oren sin cesar, y en toda ocasión den gracias a Dios: esta es, por voluntad de Dios, vuestra vocación de cristianos.” (1 Tesalonicenses 5:16-17).  ¿No nos da estas palabras una nueva perspectiva? Estas palabras calman mi dolor; me ayudan a tomar refugio en los brazos de Dios. Recuerden siempre que la gratitud es el mejor antídoto para la depresión.  La gratitud aumenta nuestra conducta pro-social y mata el deseo de buscar venganza. La gratitud es otra palabra para la ‘caridad’.

Que Dios los bendiga,

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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