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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 to Our Lady Queen of Peace (OLQP) Catholic Church of House Springs, MO.  We serve approximately 800 households in this community by worshipping together, growing in faith, getting to know each other, and making a difference in the lives of all we touch.  Our church is open for you to stop by and pray with the Lord.  Come to one of our Masses to pray with us or join us at one of the upcoming events. 

On June 19, 2022, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, the United tates Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) launched a Eucharistic Revival initiative. The Bishops 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. Please come and worship with us and receive the gift of the Holy Body and Blood of Christ.

And if you are sick and homebound, please call the parish to inform us if you are not able to attend weekend Masses. We will be happy to add your name on our Communion calls list and bring you Holy Communion at an agreed upon time.

Pray this Daily Prayer: 
Help me to live my life in a way that glorifies you, Lord. Give me the strength to be a blessing in omeone else's life today and grant me the opportunity to lead others into the freedom that can be found in knowing Christ.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Dennis Schmidt
Pastor


 

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


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


 UPCOMING EVENTS  


Saturday - Sunday October 1-2 Special Collection this weekend is for the Formation of Permanent Deacons. Please be generous to assist those who are joining the Deaconate Ministry.

Saturday - Sunday October 1-2 Remember to complete your Stewardship Card/Covenant Card and return it to either the collection basket, blue covenant box in the Gathering Area or the Parish Office. Help the parish plan financially and be part of helping your church! Get involved, you will meet new people and have fun.

Saturday, October 1

Hoe Down, Parish Appreciation Night. If you told us that you are coming, we will see you Saturday after the 5:00 p.m. mass to enjoy some BBQ, fellowship, music and more! 

Sunday, October 2 Enjoy a delicious breakfast made by the Knights of Columbus in the cafeteria after the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Masses as you visit with your family, parish family, and friends.

Friday, October 7 PreK School Field Trip - call Amy Zander for more information.

Saturday -Sunday, October 8-9 Special Collection this weekend is for World Coop Mission Sunday.      Fr. Yohana Masalu will be visiting and talking about the mission appeal for the Archdiocese of Mwanza in Tanzania.

Saturday, October 8 Youth Night Event begins with the 5:00 p.m. Mass. See the bulletin for more details.

Sunday, October 15 Daughters of Isabella Antique Appraisal And Tea 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. $15 per person with reservation for appraisal of 2 or 3 items.  Light lunch will be served. See the bulletin for more information.

Sunday, October 16 This is Hospitality Sunday - stop by the cafeteria after the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Mass for donuts, coffee, and juice hosted by the Athletic Association.

Sunday, October 23 Special Collection: This weekend is World Mission Sunday 2022.  In 1926 Pope Pius XI instituted Mission Sunday for the whole Church with the first worldwide Mission Sunday collection taking place in October 1927. The Mission Sunday collection is always taken on the next to last Sunday during the month of October. That day is celebrated in all the local Churches as the feast of catholicity and universal solidarity so Christians the world over will recognize their common responsibility with regard to the evangelization of the world.

Saturday, October 22 This is the first of two All Things New listening sessions scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22nd from 9-11am in the cafeteria. The second one is Saturday, Oct. 29. Parishioners only register for one of the sessions.  There are only 50 spots available for each session and online reservations are a must. Continue to keep the people of the Archdiocese in your prayers.  There will be a range of emotion as plans begin to come together. Read more.

Sunday, October 23 OLQP Trunk-or-Treat  — 5:30-8:30 p.m. Children will walk to friends, family, and parishioners’ trunks in the lower parking lot collecting candy and treats starting at 5:30pm. There will be activities for families to enjoy throughout the evening including food, drinks, an outdoor movie, contests, and lots of candy! Be sure to watch the bulletin for information and to register.

Wednesdays,    September 28 for 6 Wednesday evenings Adult Faith Education. Join the Saints for Wednesday Nights at the Movies in the cafeteria which began September 28th and runs through November 2. The movies will feature the life if six saints and will begin at 6 pm. There will be a short discussion after the movie. There is no cost involved. Bring a friend, The first movie was St. Therese of Lisieux.  Most evenings will be 2 hours in length. Check the bulletin for more details.

Saturday, October 29

This is the second of two All Things New listening sessions scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the cafeteria.  Parishioners only register for one of the sessions. There are only 50 spots available for each session and online reservations are a must.  Continue to keep the people of the Archdiocese in your prayers.  There will be a range of emotion as plans begin to come together. Read more.


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 

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