With the Spirit at our side, and mindful of the Blessed
Mother, we follow God's will and the teachings of
Jesus Christ, especially through Sunday Worship and the
care of parishioners for one another and by connecting life and faith on a
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Fifth Sunday of Lent
My journey is nearing its end. Youíve
walked with me. Together we have tried to touch peopleís lives, to show them
compassion, to let them know that there is more to life than the vagaries of the
present moment, that there is an eternity. Iíve tried to show you and all we
have met along the way that the present moment in life matters, that all of
lifeís experiences are valid and meaningful, that all we see and hear and touch
and feel are stepping stones along the way to going home to our father.
Iíve offered forgiveness to all those that everyone was ready to condemn, and to
you when you needed it. Iíve offered hope in the midst of despair, life in the
midst of death. I raised my friend Lazarus, but only to show all of my brothers
and sisters that death and loss and sorrow are never the end of the story, the
end of the journey. I told you that unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground
and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat, but if it dies, it grows up and
produces much fruit. Thatís how our lives should be, dying to ourselves for the
sake of others. That is the journey we have been traveling.
Do you believe your life has meaning, that every joy and every sorrow, that
every success and every failure, that every good deed and sinful action has
shaped you and opened you to your brothers and sisters, enabled you to
understand and share in their joys and sorrows, successes and failures, good and
evil? Have you come to believe that itís not the results but the journey itself
Iím almost there. Will you continue to walk with me?
Electronic Giving Program
convenience to our parishioners, Our Lady Queen of Peace has
establishing a means for you to make payments and regular contributions
online. The service uses advanced encrypted security features, so that
using the service is safe. You will access this service by following
Online Payments link on the navigation bar. This link will take you
to the secure server where you can set up your account. With your
account, you can specify regular deductions from your bank account or
charges to your credit card, or you can log on to make individual
payments and contributions. At any time, you can change your payment
options or cancel use of the service. There is no cost to you for this
service. If you have any questions, please contact Jan Schultheiss
in the parish office.
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