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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.


STAY AWAKE
Our Advent Parish Mission here at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church will be on Monday, December 16th. The presenter will be Rev. Fr. Chuck Dornquast, Director of Vocations at the Diocese of St. Petersburg. The theme for the Mission will be “Taking Ownership of Holiness”. The Mission begins in the Church at 4:00 pm and will end with Adoration at 5:30 pm. All are welcome to attend.

Penance Service
Join us for the Advent Penance Service in the Church on Tuesday, December 17 at 4:00 PM. Deacon Torres will lead us in prayer followed by Confessions (Sacrament Of Reconciliation) heard by various priests from the area who will be here to assist.

 

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Message from our Pastor

The Centennial Dedication of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church (1919-2019)
In 2013 we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the founding of ‘Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church’. (In 1913, the first Holy Mass was celebrated by Father Felix Ullrich, O.S.B. in the home of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Casey). Today we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the dedication of the first Church and the Altar of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. (Abbot Charles Mohr, O.S.B. dedicated the Church on March 9, 1919).

I share with you some excerpts from the liturgical book, ‘The Order of the Dedication of a Church and an Altar’ for our reflection. The Church is of Jesus Christ. We live our Faith in and through his Church.

"Through his Death and Resurrection, Christ became the true and perfect temple of the New Covenant and gathered a people to be his own. Moreover, this holy people, made one by the unity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, is the Church, that is, the temple of God built of living stones, where the Father is worshiped in Spirit and in truth. Rightly, therefore, from ancient times the name 'church' has also been given to the building in which the Christian community is gathered to hear the Word of God, to pray together, to take part in the Sacraments, and to celebrate the Eucharist."

Chapter II – The Dedication of a Church "Because the church is a visible building, this house is a special sign of the pilgrim Church on earth and an image of the Church dwelling in heaven. Moreover, when a church is constructed as a building destined solely and permanently for gathering the People of God and for carrying out sacred functions, it is fitting that it be dedicated to the Lord with a solemn rite, in accordance with the ancient custom of the Church."

Chapter IV – The Dedication of an Altar "When Christ the Lord instituted in the form of a sacrificial banquet a memorial of the Sacrifice, he was about to offer the Father on the altar of the Cross, he made holy the table where the faithful would come to celebrate their Passover. Therefore the altar is the table of the Sacrifice and of the banquet at which the Priest, representing Christ the Lord, does what the Lord himself did and what he handed on to his disciples to do in his memory."

Excerpt from The Catechism of the Catholic Church: The Church, Mother and Teacher
2030 It is in the Church, in communion with all the baptized, that the Christian fulfills his vocation. From the Church he receives the Word of God containing the teachings of "the law of Christ."72 From the Church he receives the grace of the sacraments that sustains him on the "way." From the Church he learns the example of holiness and recognizes its model and source in the all-holy Virgin Mary; he discerns it in the authentic witness of those who live it; he discovers it in the spiritual tradition and long history of the saints who have gone before him and whom the liturgy celebrates in the rhythms of the sanctoral cycle.
God’s blessings,
Father Sebastian Earthedath, MST

La Dedicación del Centenario de Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz Iglesia Católica (1919-2019)

En el 2013 celebramos el centenario de la fundación de la Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz' Iglesia Católica. (En el 1913, el Padre Felix Ullrich, O.S.B. celebró la primera Santa Misa en la casa del Sr. y la Sra. James H. Casey). Hoy celebramos el centenario de la dedicación de la primera Iglesia y el Altar de Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz Iglesia Católica. (El Abad Charles Mohr, O.S.B. dedicó la Iglesia el 9 de marzo de 1919).

Para nuestra reflexión, comparto con ustedes algunos extractos del libro litúrgico, 'La Orden de la Dedicación de una Iglesia y un Altar'. La Iglesia es de Jesucristo. Vivimos nuestra fe en y a través de su Iglesia. Por medio de su Muerte y Resurrección, Cristo se convirtió en el verdadero y perfecto templo de la Nueva Alianza y reunió al pueblo para que fuera suyo. Además, este pueblo santo, hecho uno por la unidad del Padre, del Hijo y del Espíritu Santo, es la Iglesia, es decir, el templo de Dios construido de piedras vivas, donde el Padre es adorado en Espíritu y en verdad. Justamente, por lo tanto, desde los tiempos antiguos, el nombre "iglesia" también se le ha dado al edificio en el que la comunidad cristiana está reunida para escuchar la Palabra de Dios, para orar juntos, para participar en los Sacramentos y celebrar la Eucaristía.

Capítulo II – La Dedicación de una Iglesia Debido a que la iglesia es un edificio visible, esta casa es un signo especial de la Iglesia peregrina en la tierra y una imagen de la Iglesia que reside en el cielo. Además, cuando una iglesia es construida como un edificio destinado único y permanentemente para reunir al Pueblo de Dios y para llevar a cabo funciones sagradas, es apropiado que sea dedicado al Señor con un rito solemne, de acuerdo con la antigua costumbre de la Iglesia.

Capítulo IV – La Dedicación de un Altar Cuando Cristo el Señor instituyó en forma de banquete sacrificial un memorial del Sacrificio que él estaba a punto de ofrecerle al Padre en el altar de la Cruz, santificó la mesa donde los fieles vendrían a celebrar su Pascua. Por lo tanto, el altar es la mesa del Sacrificio y del banquete en el que el Sacerdote, representando a Cristo, El Señor, hace lo que El Señor mismo hizo y lo que le transmitió a sus discípulos para que hicieran en su memoria.

Extracto del Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica: La Iglesia, Madre y Maestra
2030 El Cristiano realiza su vocación en la Iglesia, en comunión con todos los bautizados. De la Iglesia recibe la Palabra de Dios, que contiene las enseñanzas de “la ley de Cristo” (Ga 6, 2). De la Iglesia recibe la gracia de los sacramentos que le sostienen en el camino. De la Iglesia aprende el ejemplo de la santidad; reconoce en la Bienaventurada Virgen María la figura y la fuente de esa santidad; la discierne en el testimonio autentico de los que la viven; la descubre en la tradición espiritual y en la larga historia de los santos que le han precedido y que la liturgia celebra a lo largo del santoral.
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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