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2022-2023
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"Through the guidance of the Blessed Mother, we strive to help others to know, love and serve our God and each other."

 

 

Pastor's Corner: From the Desk of Fr

. Dennis Schmidt...      

 

Dear Friends in Christ,

 

Welcome!  Our Lady Queen of Peace (OLQP) Parish serves the local community of House Springs and is a thriving parish family of over 800 households.  We are a place to worship to help you grow in your faith, get to know others, and make a difference. Please stop by and pray with us and get to know us.

 

On June 19, 2022, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) launches a Eucharistic Revival initiative. The Bishops of the United States are calling for a three-year grassroots revival of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. They believe that God wants to see a movement of Catholics across the United States, healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist—and sent out in mission “for the life of the world.” Over the next several years, the dioceses of the USA will recommit themselves to our Eucharistic identity and will reaffirm our faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. 

 

If you are sick and homebound, please call the parish to inform the priest concerning any sick or aged member who will not be able to attend weekend Masses, so that we can add their name on our Communion calls list. 

A little prayer
Help me to live my life in a way that glorifies you, Lord. Give me the strength to be a blessing in someone else's life today, and grant me the opportunity to lead others into the freedom that can be found in knowing Christ.

 

God Bless,
Fr. Dennis

Pastor


Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us.

A PRAYER FOR PEACE BY POPE FRANCIS

Lord God of peace, hear our prayer! We have tried so many times and over so many years to resolve our conflicts by our own powers and by the force of our arms. How many moments of hostility and darkness have we experienced? how much blood has been shed? how many lives have been shattered? how many hopes have been buried? But our efforts have been in vain.

Now, Lord, come to our aid! Grant us peace, teach us peace; guide our steps in the way of peace. Open our eyes and our hearts, and give us the courage to say: "Never again war!"; "With war everything is lost". Instill in our hearts the courage to take concrete steps to achieve peace. 

Lord, God of Abraham, God of the Prophets, God of Love, you created us and you call us to live as brothers and sisters. Give us the strength daily to be instruments of peace; enable us to see everyone who crosses our path as our brother or sister. Make us sensitive to the plea of our citizens who entreat us to turn our weapons of war into implements of peace, our trepidation into confident trust, and our quarreling into forgiveness. Keep alive within us the flame of hope, so that with patience and perseverance we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation. In this way may peace triumph at last, and may the words "division," "hatred" and "war" be banished from the heart of every man and woman.

Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands. Renew our hearts and minds, so that the word which always brings us together will be "brother," and our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam!

Amen.


 

OLQP YouTube Channel.

Streaming of our Masses and other Devotionals here.

Check out our YouTube Channel where we will be posting our Saturday 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. mass.  We will also be streaming our daily 8:00 a.m. mass and other devotionals. There is a link on the right side of the page next to our parish Facebook button. There is another link at the bottom of this post.

Remember to click "Subscribe" once you get to our YouTube Channel.  

Click here for the OLQP Youtube Channel


THANK YOU for taking the ALL THINGS NEW SURVEY

Keep up with the news on the All Things New Strategic Planning Process allthingsnew.archstl.org  


Peter's Pence Special Collection is the weekend of June 25-26. "The faithful’s offerings to the Holy Father through the Peter’s Pence Collection today are destined to Church needs, to humanitarian initiatives and social promotion projects, as well as tothe support of the Holy See.”

Thank You for your Prayers & Financial Donations for Hope Builder Service Week, July 5-8. Thank you for your generous donations of $1,575 collected the weekend of May 14-15 after all the Masses.  We will continue collecting donations through the end of June.  We are so blessed at Our Lady Queen of Peace to have a parish family that unites in prayer, generosity and service to build HOPE through loving service to our neighbors in need.  If you would like to make a donation, place it in an envelope marked Hope Builders.  Write your check to OLQP and put Hope Builders in the memo.  If you know a youth going into 8th grade or in high school that would like to volunteer with Hope Builders, contact Terry Ostlund at psr@olqpmo.org.


OLQP Vacation Bible School  Sunday, July 31st –Wednesday, Aug. 3  6:00-8:15 pm Registration fee: $25.  Stay on TRACK with Jesus 

Open to 4 year olds -6th graders (22-23)Volunteers needed: 7th graders (22-23) through adulthood All adult volunteers need to have completed the Prevent and Protect training prior to volunteering.

For more information or a registration form, contact Terry Ostlund at psr@olqpmo.org Registration deadline: Monday, July 25


  Parish School of Religion Registration 2022-2023.  Do you have a child who will be in Kindergarten through 8th grade in August? If you have a child going into Kindergarten through 8th grade and are not currently in a Catholic school or already signed up for PSR, the time to register is now. We also prepare our students to receive the Sacraments of 1st Reconciliation and 1st Communion. Students are to be enrolled in PSR for 1st and 2nd grade to be able to receive these Sacraments in 2nd grade. For a child to be confirmed in the 8th grade, we ask that students remain enrolled in PSR every year. Do not worry if your child is behind on his or her religious education, we will find a way, with your help, to get him or her caught up. Your child will receive the sacraments he or she needs when we have them caught up in their religious education. PSR classes are on Monday evenings during the school year from 6:15-7:45 pm or you can choose the “PSR at home” model. Our first night of PSR is on Monday, Aug. 29. Remember, we are here for you. To get a PSR registration form or for more information email, Terry Ostlund at psr@olqpmo.org

 

A Night at the Races ~ Saturday, August 6, 2022 at the Knights of Columbus, House Springs. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Race #1 at 6:30 p.m. Get your tickets or sign up for a table!  

 


 

 Liturgical Ministers!

Eucharistic Ministers, Proclaimers, Ushers, and servers are needed! It is a privilege to serve. Please prayerfully consider joining one of these ministries. Contact the Parish Office at 636-671-0247. 


Preschool Registration 

Come Join Our Star-Studded Group of Little Learners!

Our Lady Queen of Peace Preschool is geared towards preparing our students for kindergarten. We maintain a structured daily routine and focus on the individual academic needs of each child. Our program is offered to students ages 3-5. The child must be fully potty-trained. Tours of the OLQP Preschool are available. If you would like to schedule a date and time please send an email to prek@olqpmo.org. Evening tours are available upon request as well. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.

*Check out our Facebook page: Our Lady Queen of Peace Preschool

Visit the Preschool Website here



Online Giving

Our Lady Queen of Peace has established 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 the 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.  You can change your payment options or cancel use of the service at any time. There is no cost to you for this service.  If you have any questions, please contact Jan Schultheiss, Parish Bookkeeper, in the parish office (W-F 8am-5pm).


OLQP Cemeteries

To access interment records, make modifications, and/or locate sites, please click here.

To inquire about purchasing a plot for either of our cemeteries (House Springs or Byrnesville), please contact the parish office at 636-671-3062.

Byrnesville Cemetery
(Formerly St. Columbkille)
8701 Byrnesville Road
Cedar Hill, MO 63016

House Springs Cemetery
(Formerly St. Philomena)
4531 Church Road
House Springs, MO 63051


 


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Masses

Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am & 10:00 am
Weekdays: 8:00 am
Confession: Saturdays 4:15-4:45 pm or by appointment.

A prayer to Our Lady

Mary, Mother of Mercy, intercede with your Son to bring a swift end to the war in Ukraine. Protect those in harm's way, and support those providing aid.  Amen

 

Eucharistic Adoration

Wednesdays: following 8:00am Mass - 8:00pm

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ONLINE SPIRITUAL RESOURCES

 

St. Vincent De Paul Society: To Submit a request for assistance to SVDP Society, please call (636) 671-3062.

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events

 

Liturgical Ministers & Altar Server Schedule

 

The Office of Child and Youth Protection

Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance. Report of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:

Sandra Price, Executive Director

Office of Child & Youth Protection
314-792-7271
sandraprice@archstl.org

Missouri Dept. of Social Service, 

Children's Division
Child Abuse Hotline:
1-800-392-3728

Missouri Department of

Health & Senior Services
Adult Abuse Hotline:
1-800-392-0210

To find classes and register for the "Protecting God's Children" workshops CLICK HERE

Instruction for Prevent & Protect registration CLICK HERE 

 The Official Publication of the Archdiocese of St. Louis

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