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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As Summer Approaches
As summer approaches, Our Lady Queen of Peace is facing a lot of changes.
The biggest, of course, is the school closing. After sixty years of
providing quality Catholic Education to the children of our parish, declining
enrollment has, unfortunately, made it impossible to keep the school going.
For most of us this causes sadness. It's hard to imagine Our Lady Queen of
Peace without the energy and enthusiasm of our school children throughout the
school year. Yet it is the school children themselves who speak of hope.
They've been wearing T-shirts that say, "Don't cry because it's over.
Smile because it happened."
Fr. Jim recently announced that, after his 40th anniversary of Ordination, he
would be leaving us. For a lot of parishioners, this was sad news too,
but, as he wrote in his announcement, he is very grateful for all that has
happened, all that he shared with us over the last ten years.
As summer approaches, we have an opportunity not just to smile because of what
has happened, but to imagine what we can now be. In what new ways can we
serve the needs of our young people? In what new ways can we celebrate our
identify and history? How can we build on what has been to live into being
a more lively parish, a more lively expression of faith and hope and love to our
community and our world?
Our Mission states:
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 regular basis.
We can smile at all that has happened, dream of what we can be, and work to make
that dream a reality.
Hospitality Sunday - May 19 - Coffee and
Middle School Honors - May 22,
6:00 PM - Cafeteria
Missionary Speaker at all Masses -
St. Vincent de Paul Youth Collection for
Summer Back-to-School Fair after all Masses, May 25-26.
Memorial Day Mass - House Springs Cemetery
- 9:00 AM, May 27
Fr. Beighlie 40th Anniversary Celebration
- June 2, 9:30 Mass
St. Vincent de Paul Youth Family
Trivia Night - 6:30 PM - Cafeteria
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establishing a means for you to make payments and regular contributions
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Online Payments link on the navigation bar. This link will take you
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service. If you have any questions, please contact Jan Schultheiss
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