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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Will you walk with me on my journey? I
began it long ago on the banks of the Jordan River. At the river, John called
people to change because the Kingdom of God was near. He didnít know how right
he was. The Kingdom of God was more than near; it was in the very hearts of the
people to whom I had come.
And so I set out. All along the way, I met the poor and sick, the powerless and
abused and I tried to ease their hurts, comfort them and meet their needs. That
is what the Kingdom of God is Ė people showing others that God is involved and
that he cares. The people looked on me as a teacher, as a miracle worker, as a
prophet sent by God. Maybe I was. All I really know is that my journey took me
to people and together with the people I met along the way I tried to see and
show the presence of my Father.
Along the way, I saw suffering and began to hope that things could be different,
that people could change. People donít like to change, especially those who live
in comfort and could really make things better for those who suffer. They hated
me for what I said and did. They were afraid of losing what was safe and
familiar and comfortable for them. They were afraid of losing themselves. And in
their fear, they crucified me.
But Iím not gone. The Kingdom is not an empty dream. The Kingdom is here and I
continue on my journey. You can see me in the face of the teacher preparing
young people to live full and rewarding lives, in the doctor who shows
compassion for the sick, in the social worker who fights against family violence
and abuse, in the lawyer defending the rights of those who seem most powerless,
in all the people who simply care.
Will you walk with me on my journey? I canít promise you comfort or peace. The
complacent of your world will despise what you say and do as much as the
complacent of my world hated me. But the Kingdom is growing. Justice and peace
are possible. And if you care, really care for your fellow human beings, others
we meet along the way will see my face in you, too.
Will you 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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