Our Lady Queen of Peace 4696 Notre Dame Lane, House Springs, Mo 63051 636-671-3062 www.olqpparish.org October 12, 2014 PASTOR Reverend Michael Murphy ASSOCIATES Reverend James Beighlie, C.M. Reverend Donald F. Molitor, Retired DEACONS Reverend Dr. Thomas Gerling Reverend Mr. Paul Turek, Sr. 5:00 pm 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 am as announced 8:00 am EUCHARISTIC ADORATION The Blessed Sacrament is exposed for prayerful Adoration the last Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 8:00 pm. PERPETUAL HELP DEVOTIONS Tuesday after 8:00am Mass MUSIC DIRECTOR Mr. Bob Ellison GRADE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Mr. Curt Baker PSR COORDINATOR Mrs. Debra O’Donnell YOUTH MINISTER COORDINATOR Mrs. Terry Ostlund PARISH COUNCIL Bailey Alexander, Thomas Broadbent, Cathy Carley, Joe Corio, Bev Gregory, David Holmes, Mary Luebbert, Dave Mills, Jan Schultheiss, Maria Webb, Tim Webb Parish Office School Cafeteria SCHEDULE OF MASSES Saturday Evening Sunday Holy Days Weekdays 636-671-3062 636-671-0247 636-375-5335 ROSARY Monday through Friday after 8:00 am Mass For vocations 2nd Monday of month after 8:00 am Mass Rosary before 5:00 pm Mass - Fatima Prayers included on 1st Saturday Before 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday evenings SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM First and third Sunday of the month after 11:30 am Mass. Make arrangements by calling Parish Office. SACRAMENT OF PENANCE Saturday 4:00 - 4:45 pm or by appointment SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY As soon as marriage is contemplated, contact one of the parish priests. Welcome to Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Registration forms may be found on our website (olqpparish.org/parishregistration.htm), in the Church lobby or you may stop by the Parish Office to fill one out. If you have recently changed your status, married, moved out of your parents’ home or graduated from high school, you need to re-register. Please help us keep our records accurate. Welcome to Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish 2014 October Sun 12 Sun 19 November Sat 1 Sun 9 Thu 27 December Mon 1 2015 January Sat 10 April Sun 5 Sun 19 May Wed 6 June Sat 13 September Sun 27 Mass and Blessing - Pavilion at Byrnesville Cemetery Trunk or Treat Parish Dance (SH-BOOM) KC Ladies Auxiliary Vendor Craft Fair Thanksgiving OLQP Holiday Blood Drive Thank You Quilters!! Our OLQP Quilters once again pulled off another successful Quilt Social. A good time was had by all. I stayed till the end dutifully scouring my Knights of Columbus Mouse Races Easter First Communion Confirmation OLQP Picnic OLQP Quilt Social BINGO cards in a vain search for numbers that weren’t there until my eyes got bleary. Although I didn’t win a quilt, or even a bath towel, the quilters presented me with a check (for the parish) for $7,000. On behalf of the parish I would like to thank you! The quilters meet every Tuesday, from around 8:00 am to 3ish and again in the evening from 4:30 to about 7ish in the Quilters Room (parish office building). It’s amazing how much work they get done while at Parish Activities ~ October 13th to 19th Mon Tues Thur Sat Sun Oct 13 PSR, 6:15 - 7:30 pm Oct 14 Perpetual Help Devotions after 8:00 am Mass Quilters, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 4:30 7:30 pm, Quilters Room Oct 16 Choir Practice, 7:00 pm, Church Oct 18 “Hail Mary, Full of Grace”, 8:45 am to noon, sign-in, Cafeteria Ministry of Consolation, 9:30 am, Cafeteria Meeting Room Stewardship Commitment Cards due this weekend Blood Pressure Screening after Mass, Cafeteria Meeting Room Oct 19 Hospitality Sunday Blood Pressure Screening after Mass, Cafeteria Meeting Room Stewardship Commitment Cards due this weekend Trunk or Treat, 4:30 pm, lower parking lot and Cafeteria the same time having so much fun. ~ fr. mike Twenty–eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time OLQP Parish Dance October 12, 2014 Youth Council News Featuring SH-BOOM Saturday, November 1st Knights of Columbus Hall 7:00 - 11:00 pm High School Youth Group Sundays: Oct. 12th and 19th 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Cafeteria Meeting Room Get your homework done before Doors open at 6:00 pm 6:00 pm on Sunday evenings, $15/per person - $25 per couple invite a friend and join us from (price includes beer and soda) 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Cafeteria Meeting Room. We grow in Tickets available in the Parish knowledge and understanding Office, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, of our faith with the Matthew Kelly’s Decision email [email protected], or after Mass Point program. Strengthen your relationship with each weekend at the Scrip table. Jesus and become the best version of yourself. We also have time for fun and food. Invite a Music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s “Hail Mary, Full of Grace. . .” Saturday, October 18th 9:00 am till noon (8:45 am sign-in) OLQP Cafeteria This season, remembering October as the “Month of Mary”, the Adult Formation Committee will dedicate a morning to Our Lady. The morning will start with sign-in at 8:45 am, we will present a video with discussion afterward, have a short prayer service, and end with the opportunity to receive reconciliation. The entire service will be completed by noon. Take this opportunity to give a morning to Our friend and join us. Pro-Life Trip Anyone interested in joining Our Lady Queen of Peace youth and adults on a Charter bus for the Pro-Life Trip in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, January 21st through Friday, January 23rd, please call Terry Ostlund, 314-566-8363 or email, [email protected], so we can put your name on the list and get you more detailed information. The cost of the bus ticket is around $140. Blessed Mother in thanksgiving for her special place in our lives. To register: a sign-up sheet will be available in the Church lobby after all Masses; call the Parish Something to Ponder… Office, 636-671-3062, or e-mail, Find the gentleness within you that encourages people to feel comfortable around you. [email protected] Welcome to Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Boy Scout Troop 553 Chili Cook Off October 25, 5:30 to 7:30 pm OLQP Cafeteria All are invited to our Chili Cook Off. Enjoy supper in the Cafeteria or we have carryouts available. All proceeds go to support the troop with scout activities (camping, etc.). Any questions please call Tim, 314-941-3286. Pictorial Group Deadline October 14 The group picture deadline is October 14. Please contact Mary, 636-274-1556, if you need assistance submitting your group photo. Big Raffle Update Only 10 more Sundays till Christmas!! Shop Early!! Not counting today, there are only 10 more Sundays till Christmas!! Do yourself a favor and shop early – get the gift cards you need now for your Christmas list (or better yet, buy Scrip cards to do your Christmas shopping!!!). You will thank yourself in December!! As of the bulletin publication date, only 46 Big Ticket Raffle Tickets have been sold to date!!! Last year, we heard numerous parishioners suggesting that we lower the cost of the ticket so that they were more affordable. Three months have passed and we have not sold the 118 necessary to cover the cost of the raffle and begin the monthly drawing. Please consider purchasing a raffle ticket so we can begin our monthly drawings at the end of October. We made over $17,500 last year on this raffle and are depending upon its success to help balance our budget. SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE Once again, this year during the month of November, 2014 we will remember our loved ones who have gone to their eternal rest with our Shrine of Remembrance. It is something everyone can participate in. Once again we are asking you to bring your framed pictures of family, relatives or friends. The size we are asking for is 5X7 or 4X6. Please DO NOT bring any 8X10s, we just do not have room. There will be a Shrine Box in the Church lobby. The Shrine of Remembrance will go up on November 1st and stay up for the whole month of November. We would ask that your pictures be brought in by Thursday, October 30th. Please be sure and have your name and phone number on the back of your picture or pictures (an address label would be ideal, be sure and add your phone number on it). This will avoid any pictures left and us not knowing who they belong to. Thank you so much. Again I would like to add the size of the picture should be 5X7 or 4X6, please NO 8X10s. Thank you once again. If you have any questions or concerns call the Parish Office, 636-671-3062. Jo Ann Vess Twenty–eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 12, 2014 Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist In Mathew's gospel, Chapter 14, verses 19-21 we read: "...Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, He gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children." This passage is usually quoted as "Jesus fed 5,000", but look carefully at the wording. It says…”the disciples gave them to the people." In a similar fashion, Jesus gave us His Body and Blood and we - the Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist - are called by our stewardship to be the ones to feed the people. As EMEs we are called by Jesus to help him bring his saving Eucharist to the members of the parish. There may not be 5,000 (except at Christmas and Easter) but we are bringing the Eucharist to each member of our parish seeking his grace. What a grand gift we have been given. What a blessed opportunity to serve we have been given. Question to consider: Do I appreciate the stewardship I have been called to or am I just "passing out hosts and wine." If you would like to become an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, please contact Joe Nenninger at [email protected] or let the Parish Office, 636-671-3062 know and we will arrange for training. St. Vincent De Paul The partnership of giving is a special one created by faith, bonded by sacrifice, nurtured by love and blessed Every Friday Night Knights of Columbus Hall Doors Open at 4:30 pm Bingo starts at 6:45 pm Everyone welcome! We would like to thank All Our Advertisers for advertising in our parish bulletin. Because of their generosity we do not pay for our bulletins to be printed. Please patronize our advertisers and thank them for supporting our parish. by God. How can we fail, if you remember to give to SVDP. Thanks for your continued support. For Reflection… There comes a moment when you realize that virtually anything is possible with God, that nothing is too good to be true. Welcome to Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish CARDINAL RIGALI CENTER 20 ARCHBISHOP MAY DRIVE ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI 63119 P) 314.792.7841 F) 314.792.7842 WWW.ARCHSTL.ORG ARCHDIOCESE OF ST. LOUIS OFFICE OF THE ARCHBISHOP October 12, 2014 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “Today vast numbers of people still do not know Jesus Christ.” Pope Francis began his message for this year’s celebration of World Mission Sunday with these words. But he quickly offers us the way to make a joy-filled, life-giving difference. “World Mission Sunday is a privileged moment when the faithful of various continents engage in prayer and concrete gestures of solidarity in support of the young Churches in mission lands.” On October 19, as the Archdiocese of St. Louis celebrates this “privileged moment” let us join our brothers and sisters around the world who will gather at the Lord’s Table to celebrate, with great joy, our common vocation as missionaries. Our prayers and concrete gestures of solidarity will help build local churches, like the church in Mongolia, the world’s youngest Catholic Church, and churches across the globe. Your financial help on World Mission Sunday, offered in the collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, will support the 1,150 young mission dioceses and communities who await the “Good News” of Jesus as their saving hope. Pope Francis encourages us to take joyful part in the Church’s mission to all the nations, as we live our lives grounded in love for Jesus and concern for the needs of the most disadvantaged. May World Mission Sunday offer each one of us an opportunity to accomplish both, as we share the joy of the Gospel and help the poor by our fervent prayer and through generous hearts! Sincerely yours in Christ, Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson Archbishop of St. Louis Twenty–eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time St. Francis of Assisi (Luebbering) Annual Fall Festival and Meat Shoot Sunday, October 19, 11 am to 5 pm Stock Guns Only (Guns will be gauged). The concession stand will serve hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, chili, nachos, chips and drinks. There will also be a Chili/Soup Cook Off. For any questions or more information please call, 1-636-629-1717. We are handicap accessible. October 12, 2014 Seven Days of Inspiration Take one a day… and feel great all week! Day 1 Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. Day 2 Fill your cup with kindness and give it to yourself! Day 3 Friends are the sunshine of life! Day 4 Count yourself among your blessings! St. John the Baptist 53rd Annual Sausage Festival Sunday, October 26th The meal is served family style by the men of the parish from 10:30 am and to 6:00 pm. The price of the dinner is $14 per adult, $5 per child under 12 years and preschool children are free. The Day 5 Laughter makes our days brighter and hearts happier! Day 6 Never give up… there’s always some joy in the cup. proceeds from this dinner is used to help keep our school going. If anyone is looking for a good (all you can eat) meal, this is the place to go. Day 7 Trust yourself! You know more than you think you do. Parish Office email Sacred Heart (Valley Park) First Ever Holiday Boutique Friday, November 7, 2014 5:00 - 9:00 pm If you are interested in being a vendor, please email Linda Putnam, [email protected] [email protected] OLQP Web Site www.olqpparish.org submit articles for bulletin [email protected] Welcome to Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Wednesday, October 29, 1:00 – 8:00 pm Is God calling you to adoration? Please stop in anytime, no appointment necessary! If you want to try adoration on a more permanent basis you can share any of our hours with a current adorer. Contact Maria Stonecypher, 314-707-2136, with any questions. Our Gifts to God and Parish 778 registered members 222 online, loose and envelopes used this week Thank you for your generosity!!! Special Collections Permanent Diaconate ...................... $494.00 New Building Fund ............... $761,965.47 Offertory Sunday Loose ................................. $684.00 Sunday Envelopes ...................... $15,285.12 Above and Beyond ........................... $20.00 All Souls ........................................... $2.00 Parish Enrichment ........................... $506.00 Total Offertory ....................... $16,497.12 Weekly Offertory Goal ............ $13,000.00 As of October 6, 2014 Contributions Year To Date .. $172,070.32 Projected Year to Date ......... $182,000.00 Something to think about… God always rewards faith. Marriage Encounter Enrichment November 8th Hello to all couples, priests and religious who Stewardship have ever made a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Start With Prayer Weekend. A 2014 Enrichment will be presented “And my God will supply every need of yours…” Philippians 4:19 just for you on Saturday, November 8, at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Fr. Rosy Rosebrough’s Parish. God really does provide for those that are grateful It begins with Mass at 4:30 pm and ends with a and generous. This is very difficult for people that closing prayer at 9:00 pm. Simple pot luck and don’t live a stewardship lifestyle to believe. People presentation (please bring a meat dish or are skeptical and say it’s just coincidence. If you appetizer to share). Please RSVP by November 1st are skeptical, try living a stewardship lifestyle for to Sam and Liz Cohen, 636-256-9055 or email just one month – be generous with your gifts of [email protected] No strings attached time, talent and treasure and see how God beyond a free will donation toward expenses. provides for your needs. Twenty–eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 12, 2014 Please pray for those who are ill Mass Intentions (parishioners are in bold) Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun Greg Hirtz Wally Freihaut Jackie Nappier Tim Lodes Bill Giblin Janice Robertson Larry Lammert Jan DeClue Fran Mills Betty Harness Joe Metzger Maryann Barnett Joyce Stenger Andy Nappier Vicky Duckworth Paul McDonnell Danielle Enghauser Rose Ficken Denny Brouk Carl Grimwood Jim Schnable Marilyn Menke, sister of Pete Wallach John Bell, stepfather of Chris Gross Tommy Tenny, nephew of Sherry Ganey Don Boatwright, friend of Mike and Katie Tutass Carol Brennan, sister of Katie Tutass Virginia Wilson, mother of Linda Gallion Greg Thome, son of Betty Thome Craig Finley, friend of Nancy Haynes Linda Goodman, mother of Chris Goodman Frances Scotino, mother of Sam Scotino Gene Barnett, husband of Maryann Barnett Dave Landers, brother-in-law of Bernie/Angie Henning Ed Rabbitt, father of Tammy Groppe Robert Bokern, brother of John Bokern ~those serving in the military, the homebound, shutins of the parish and all in nursing homes. To add a name please call the Parish Office, 671-3062. Names will be removed after 3 weeks. Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 8:00 8:00 8:00 8:00 8:00 5:00 7:30 9:30 11:30 am am am am am pm am am am Mary Pitt Henrietta Wieschhaus John Nahlik Mike Gregory Reverend Joseph Lessard Tim Williams Barb Rocchio Jacquelyn Peirick People of the Parish October 18th and 19th Special Ministers of the Eucharist 5:00 pm 7:30 am 9:30 am 11:30 am Peggy Mikko, Katie Tutass, Bev Gregory, Joe and Barb Nenninger Dan and Kim Horn, Clay Gregorc, Laura Huss, Barb Oppelz Carl and Patsy Boyer, Trish Guethle, Jan Schultheiss, Barb Perez, Helen Salamone Nancy Wilfong, Paul McDonnell, Greg Love, Joan Ross, Michelle Mose Proclaimers 5:00 pm 7:30 am 9:30 am Peg Mikko, Bev Gregory Jim England, Rich Ortmann Helen Salamone, Larry Giovanni Servers 5:00 pm 7:30 am 9:30 am 11:30 am Jack Groppe, Michael Reiter, M. Schwantner Cameron Beck, Colleen Kenney, Zach Morlock N. Voightmann, Luke Webb, Dylan Werner Josie Looney, Kate Marting, Lexi Schmidt Ushers 5:00 pm We offer sympathy and the assurance of our prayers to the family of 7:30 am 9:30 am 11:30 am Terry Frede, son of Alice Frede, brother of Linda Queen of Mary Robertson Kevin Durham, husband of Phyllis Jeff Heibeck, Dixie Garrett, Darleen Allmeroth, Don Brooks, Ken Ganey, Ben Slodkowski Jeff Eschbach, Ted Hempen, Vince Rocchio, Tim Webb, Jerry Terry, Butch Mattingly Steve Freihaut, Mike Harris, Larry Whitworth, Patrick Craig, Robert De Long, Greg Love Al Schuld, David Witt, Larry Bottchen, John Holmes, David Holmes, Kevin Huss October 17 Diane Yocom, Susan Whitworth, Joanne David, Mary Weindel and Marie Pratt Next Sunday Readings Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle A THE READINGS: FIRST READING: Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 The first reading, from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, comes from the second section of the book that dates from the Babylonian exile. The prophet of the exile was charged with a daunting task, to inspire hope in his fellow exiles. For people who had lost their land, their freedom, their very sense of self as God’s Chosen Ones, hope was a rare commodity. If there were to be any reason to hope, wouldn’t it come from within the community? Wouldn’t God, as he had done in the past, raise up a leader to lead the people to freedom, to lead the people home? Wouldn’t there be another Moses or David? Against all expectations, Isaiah announced his message of hope. Yes, God would act for the good of His people, but not as they expected. Another foreigner would arise, Cyrus, the Persian, who would allow the people to go home – not to power, not to absolute independence, but to the possibility of living its relationship with its God in a new way, in peace – even in the midst of political dominance by a foreign empire. SECOND READING: I Thessalonians 1:1-5 The second reading is from Paul’s First Letter to the THEME: Find hope where you least expect it. Ancient Israel of Second Isaiah’s day found itself a prey to forces beyond its control in the surrounding world, and yet had reason to hope. Paul found hope in a community of Gentile believers, the Thessalonians. Jesus lived in the midst of the Roman world and could find hope for a relationship with God even for a subjugated people. We live in a world of believers and non-believers. We live in a world where countries are ruled by different forms of government, where people of good will and evil intentions hold political, economic, and military power. We live in a world where God’s will can be accomplished in the most unexpected ways. We live in a world where hope really is possible. Thessalonians. This is probably Paul’s earliest and most positive letter. It is written to a community of Gentile Christians in a major, cross-roads city in the Roman world. Thessalonika boasted of a large Jewish population that regularly engaged in synagogue services. It also had a large number of “God-fearers,” Gentiles interested in Jewish teachings and the Jewish God who supported the synagogue, but did not fully embrace Judaism, not wanting to fully follow the Jewish law – especially the law of circumcision. When these “God-fearers” heard the message of Christianity, many converted and transferred their support of the synagogue to the young Christian community in the area. The Letter to the Thessalonians celebrates God, in Jesus FOR REFLECTION: Christ, doing something new, challenging people to let go of old ways and move in new directions, to respond to Where do I find hope outside my community of God as He speaks to us now. It promotes an openness believers? Where, in the world of enemies and allies, in our relationship with our revealing God, a willingness to believers and non-believers, do I find the hand of God let go, to trust, and to move in new directions. It offers a at work? message of hope, hope that comes in unexpected ways. GOSPEL READING: Matthew 22:15-21 The world of Jesus and the early Christian communities was a world dominated by Rome. In the Jewish world, there was a longing for the Messiah, for God to send His Have I lost hope in the political process? Can elected officials and politicians be trusted to have the best interests of society at heart? Can God work through them? anointed to restore the fortunes of Israel. There were as many different ideas of who and what the Messiah would Can my believing community be a source of be as there were different factions within Judaism – hope? Can my community of faith overcome the Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, Zealots, the common differences in ideas and approaches to life that people. They all, however, saw Rome and Roman power separate people to be a means of healing and as inimical to God’s ways. Jesus’ teaching, in the Gospel harmony in the world? reading from Matthew, offers an alternative view. Give to Caesar that which is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s. The two ways do not have to be opposed. In reality, the Pax Romana (Peace of Rome) built roads, provided opportunities for safe travel, protected people Do I believe that the secular world and the world of faith are at odds? Can the religious hope for peace and harmony among all of God's children be furthered through "worldly" means? throughout the empire. It made possible the journeys of Paul and the spread of early Christianity. Jesus Himself was to say, “Those who are not against us are for us.” In the world where we live, with all its differences in peoples, cultures, and ideologies, there is the possibility of hope – hope that God’s will can be accomplished, hope that understanding can grow among different peoples, hope that creation can live towards God’s original intention, hope that we can live in peace. As a person of faith and member of a believing community, what do I owe to the larger world, to the world of politics and economics?
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