Our Lady Queen of Peace 4696 Notre Dame Lane, House Springs, Mo 63051 636-671-3062 www.olqpparish.org December 28, 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 “O Come Let Us Adore Him!” 2015 January Sat 10 February Sat 28 March Sun 15 April Sun 5 Sun 19 Sat 25 May Wed 6 June Sat 13 September Sat 12 Sun 27 October Sat 3 Knights of Columbus Mouse Races Daughters of Isabella Antique Tea Red Hat/Ladies Bingo & Luncheon Easter First Communion Daughters of Isabella Tailgate Sale Confirmation OLQP Picnic Daughters of Isabella Tailgate Sale OLQP Quilt Social OLQP Auction Of course, most of us remember the invitation of the shepherds and angels to worship and adore the new born savior in Bethlehem at Christmas. Unfortunately many of us forget this invitation as soon as Christmas is over. Adoring Jesus Christ is a year round calling. Every one of us who claim to be Christian should be spending time everyday adoring God. During this year of prayer, we are going to be offering opportunities to grow in faith, to learn about prayer and to spend time actually praying. For many years, our parish has offered Eucharistic Adoration on the 4th Wednesday of the month. We’ve also offered Adoration every Wednesday during Advent and Lent. I am happy to announce that beginning in January, Adoration will be offered every Wednesday, all year long from 9:00 am to 8:00pm. You are invited to drop in anytime on Wednesday to make a visit for a few minutes or spend an hour. But in order to make this happen, we need at least two people committed to spend 30 minutes to an hour each week before the Blessed Sacrament. If you able to sign up for a specific time slot, please call Mary, 636-274-1717, or Maria, 314-707-2136. Another New Year This week we will celebrate the end of the old year 2014 and the arrival of another new year, 2015. As Catholics, we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (which is a Holy Day of Obligation) in order to consecrate the New Year to Mary. Masses will be celebrated on Wednesday December 31st at 5:00 pm and on Thursday January 1st at 8:00 am and 10:00 am. I want to wish all of you a very blessed and Happy New Year. A Big Thank You I want to thank the Daughters of Isabella for their generous gift of $500 to the parish. Parish Activities ~ Mon Tues Wed Thur Sat Sun Dec 29 No PSR Dec 30 Perpetual Help Devotions after 8:00 am Mass Quilters, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, 4:30 to 7:30 pm, Quilters Room - Parish Office Dec 31 New Years Eve, Mass 5:00 pm Jan 1 Happy New Year, Masses 8:00 and 10:00 am Jan 3 Mass 8:00 am Jan 4 First Sunday Breakfast The Daughters of Isabella is an organization in the parish that promotes spiritual, social and charitable events. Membership is open to women 18 years of age and older. It is groups like this that make our parish such a wonderful place. ~ fr. mike Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Big Ticket Raffle!!! We are anxiously awaiting the December drawing! We still have a lot of tickets available to purchase so don’t miss out on your opportunity to be a winner! Handyman Raffle What a great idea that Greg Benefield has come up with to share his Stewardship talents! If we could sell out his raffle monthly, our parish would generate $4,800 per year with just this one item! General Handyman Raffle Name____________________________ Phone___________________________ The cost is $5.00 per chance and when December 28, 2014 Youth Council News Happy New Year! Pope Francis’ Message to Youth A Great New Year’s Challenge “I ask you, instead, to be revolutionaries, to swim against the tide; yes, I am asking you to rebel against this culture that sees everything as temporary and that ultimately believes that you are incapable of responsibility, that you are incapable of true love. Do not be afraid to go and to bring Christ into every area of life, to the fringes of society, even to those who seem farthest away, most indifferent. The Church needs you, your enthusiasm, your creativity and the joy that is so characteristic of you.” (World Youth Day RIO 2013) High School Youth Group Sunday, January 11th and 18th 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Cafeteria Meeting Room Invite a friend and join us! No meeting December 21st or December 28th Get your homework done before 6:00 pm on Sunday evenings, invite a friend and join us from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Cafeteria Meeting Room. Strengthen your relationship with Jesus and become the best version of yourself. We also have time for fun and food. Invite a friend and join us. 100 tickets is sold we will draw a winner. High School Retreat -“Armor of God” Camp Trinity, New Haven, MO January 2nd - 4th, 2015 Cost $50 per person New Year’s Eve Mass 5:00 pm New Year’s Day Masses 8:00 and 10:00 am Please email or text Terry to confirm your registration for the retreat by Monday, December 29th. Start the New Year off in the right direction. Join other youth from our parish as we enjoy growing stronger in our faith and friendships. Our young adults will be helping put on this retreat. For more information contact Terry at [email protected] or call/text her, 314-566-8363. Welcome to Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Football Booster Winners Did I Let Church Know or Not??? The following is a list of Football Booster winners As busy as life gets, you may not have thought to who purchased their tickets through Our Lady let us know if you changed your phone number or Queen of Peace Parish. Over 2,250 cards were address. We like to keep our membership as sold by the four organizations participating in the accurate as possible. Thank you for helping us Football Booster Program which includes OLQP. know if anything’s different. Only two weeks left in the regular football season and hopefully this list will grow!! There are three new winners from our parish this week. (This weeks winners are in bold) Richard Amick $400.00 Week 2 Mike Watts $400.00 Week 8 Kate Tutass $400.00 Week 7 Tony Jerger $400.00 Week 12 Nancy Haynes $300.00 Week 14 Tom and Trish Guethle $300.00 Week 14 Elizabeth Richardson $300.00 Week 15 Ron Pott $200.00 Week 11 Sylvia Giblin $200.00 Week 12 Norma Ambrose $137.50 Week 3 Paul Herbert $137.50 Week 7 Dan Tissi $137.50 Week 8 Toby Jones $ 75.00 Week 6 Gerald Forys $ 75.00 Week 14 Kevin Richardson $ 50.00 Week 12 Ken Ungerman $ 50.00 Week 15 Thomas Royermund $ 37.50 Week 1 Maria Randazzo $ 25.00 Week 2 Donald Pollitt $ 25.00 Week 8 Mary Ann Lodes $ 25.00 Week 15 Dixie Garrett $ 17.86 Week 4 Carlos Sanchez $ 17.00 Week 4 Christina Harris $ 17.00 Week 6 Jeff Gregory $ Week 13 5.00 First Sunday Breakfast All-You-Can-Eat January 4th after 7:30 and 9:30 am Adults - $6 Children under 12 $3 My Little Sweetheart Ball Sponsored by OLQP Brownie Troop 2097 Saturday, January 31st, 6:30 to 9:00 pm The family dance is open to OLQP day school and PSR students and parents. Cost is $10 per person or a $40 family maximum (pay by check or cash). Music, dancing, photo and light refreshments are included in the ticket price. Please make checks payable to Troop 2097. All profits will be used to help fund the Troop and purchase school supplies. Any questions call Cyndi Heitert, 314-496-4175. Please return this form with payment to OLQP school office, attention Cyndi Heitert. Jesse Tree Thank You Name________________________________ Thank you so much for your generous giving for Number attending__________ the Jesse Tree. Many families in our community had a very Merry Christmas because you cared. Many thanks especially to all the angels who helped with the final preparations of distributing the gifts to the families. Amount enclosed___________ Phone number_________________________ Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Unclassified Ads in the Bulletin December 28, 2014 Aluminum Collection Next Weekend - January 3rd and 4th Do you have an old car you want to sell? Old baby furniture or clothes? Electronic items or toys and games your kids have outgrown? Are you having a garage sale, a block party, a Tupperware party? Why not consider advertising in the Parish Please use the trailer on the lower parking lot for recycling aluminum, copper and brass only. We cannot accept aluminum foil, foil pans, glass, tin or steel. All proceeds benefit our youth. Thanks for your continued support. Bulletin? The Fundraising Committee is initiating a program for posting unclassified ads in the bulletin. These ads will feature personal items for sale and personal/family events. No business related ads will be allowed since these would conflict with the advertisers using the back page of the bulletin whose ads make the publication of the bulletin possible. All ads will be posted on a first come, first served basis. The ads are restricted to 21 words (about 3 lines of text) and must be submitted by the Friday (nine days before bulletin publication). All items are subject to approval by the Fundraising Committee, whose decision about publication is Every Friday Night Knights of Columbus Hall Doors Open at 4:30 pm Bingo starts at 6:45 pm Everyone welcome! final. If an item is deemed inappropriate for publication in this forum, the $10 fee will be returned to the applicant. The ads will appear in the bulletin and on the parish website in the weekly online posting of the bulletin. This new program has the potential, on its utilization, of adding $10,000 to parish revenues annually and moving us closer to our goal of establishing financial stability and implementing plans for building a parish center and making needed improvements to Church and school facilities. St. Vincent De Paul During the past year, you have brought comfort and peace to many by your support of SVDP. May the peace and joy of this Holy Season be yours. Happy New Year. Look for more information in January, 2015. We would like to thank Tyrer Estates, parishioners Eric and Mary Mottert, 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. For Reflection… Christ wants to reach out and touch every person on earth. He wants to extend the hand of love and friendship to all. The problem is very often the only hand He has to use is the one attached to the end of your arm. Welcome to Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph White House Retreat for Men Ready for more in life? Need a break from the regular routine? Join the men of our parish in December 28, 2014 Seven Days of Inspiration Take one a day… and feel great all week! signing up for a White House Retreat, a beautiful facility overlooking the Mississippi River in south St. Louis County. Our retreat begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, January 29th, and ends at 2:00pm on February 2nd. How long since you’ve enjoyed the benefits of a spiritual checkup? The Lord invites those He loves to “come aside and rest a while”. To join our group and for more information please call, Bob Suhovecky, 314-578-5642. Catholic Men for Christ Annual St. Louis Conference Peabody Opera House, St. Louis Saturday, February 7th, 2015 Doors open at 7:00 am; Conference begins at 8:30 am; Conference concludes with 4:00 pm Vigil Mass. The Catholic Men for Christ Conference has a newly designed “user friendly” website. Find Conference details and complete your online registration at catholicmenforchrist.org. Catholic Women for Christ 6th Annual Conference Saturday, March 21, 2015 St. Charles Convention Center “If you are what you should be, you will set the world on fire”. St. Catherine of Siena For more details and information please visit catholicwomenforchrist.org. Day 1 Why try to be someone you’re not when you’re already someone terrific? Day 2 You are easy to love. Day 3 Today will bring you one step closer to your dreams. Day 4 Happiness is your destiny! Day 5 Mistakes are just rehearsals for success! Day 6 Your opinion counts. Day 7 Life has more ups than downs! Parish Office email [email protected] OLQP Web Site www.olqpparish.org submit articles for bulletin [email protected] Deadline Friday at 4:30 pm (9 days before publication) Welcome to Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Eucharistic Adoration Wednesday, December 31 Jesus will be exposed for Eucharistic Adoration on December 31st from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Our Gifts to God and Parish 778 registered members online, loose and envelopes used this week Thank you for your generosity!!! Special Collections Seminary .......................................... $25.25 New Building Fund.................. $762,773.96 Offertory Sunday Loose ................................... $483.00 Sunday Envelopes .......................... 11,844.06 Christmas ............................................ $5.00 Immaculate Conception ......................$107.00 Parish Enrichment ............................. $155.00 Solemnity of Mary ................................ $5.00 Total Offertory .......................... $12,599.06 Weekly Offertory Goal .............. $13,000.00 Let’s Come and Adore Him! As of December 14, 2014 Contributions Year To Date ..... $295,504.02 Projected Year to Date ........... $325,000.00 This Year… Mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Write a love letter. Share some treasure. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Keep a promise. Find the time. Forgive an enemy. Listen. Apologize if you were wrong. Think first of someone else. Be kind and gentle. Laugh a little. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love. Speak it again. Speak it still once again. Stewardship Start With Prayer “…as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must forgive.” Colossians 3:13 Forgiveness – one of the hardest things for people to do. It’s amazing how long we can hold a grudge or be angry with someone. As we celebrate the feast of the Holy Family, take this opportunity to give the gift of forgiveness to someone - maybe someone in your family, maybe a friend, maybe a co-worker or neighbor or, maybe yourself. Pick up the phone or text someone right now. Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Please pray for those who are ill (parishioners are in bold) Maryann Barnett Wally Freihaut Jackie Nappier Tim Lodes Paul McDonnell Jan DeClue Carl Grimwood Marty McKinney Scott Callier Jan Sankey Carolyn Wood Danielle Enghauser Joyce Stenger Andy Nappier Vicky Duckworth Janice Robertson Bruce Gallion Charlie Kinney Helen Wendt Debbie Callier Madylin Mikko Georgia and Kyle Stanley of our community Henry Wheeler, great nephew of Bernice Grimwood Mary Roberts, friend of Judith Mottert Marilyn Cox, friend of Jan Schultheiss Gail Stochl, former parishioner Kenneth Froud, Sr., friend of Debby Maloney-Reeves Christy Dickerson, friend of Debby Maloney-Reeves Mary Stone, relative of Susan O’Shea Carol Brennan, sister of Katie Tutass Virginia Wilson, mother of Linda Gallion Gene Barnett, husband of Maryann Barnett December 28, 2014 Mass Intentions Mon Tues Wed Dec 29 Dec 30 Dec 31 Thurs Jan 1 Fri Sat Jan Jan 2 3 Sun Jan 4 8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 5:00 pm 8:00 am 10:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 5:00 pm 7:30 am 9:30 am 11:30 am John D. Grady Joan Wieschhaus Stanley Smentkowski Reverend William Ahrens Ray Wieschhaus Msgr. William Drennan Geneva Freihaut Reverend Joseph Wolf Art Ade Richard Theiss People of the Parish Anna Ade January 3rd and 4th Special Ministers of the Eucharist 5:00 pm 7:30 am 9:30 am 11:30 am see sign up list see sign up list see sign up list see sign up list ~those serving in the military, the homebound, shut-ins 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 or as space permits. Proclaimers 5:00 pm 7:30 am 9:30 am 11:30 am 2 needed Scott Reimer, 1 needed Maria and Tim Webb 2 needed Servers 5:00 pm 7:30 am 9:30 am 11:30 am Matthew Schleeper, C. Otzenberger, Augie Eimer Phillip Grimes, Haley Yates, Ethan Pulic Sara Osborne, Katlyn Dorenkamp, Lexi Poulsen Nate Robinson, Lexi Schmidt, Josie Looney Ushers 5:00 pm 7:30 am 9:30 am Become an Eucharistic Minister If you are interested in becoming an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharistic please contact Joe Nenninger, email, [email protected] 11:30 am Don Brooks, Ken Ganey, Ben Slodkowski, Bill and Donna Clifton, Bart Heinzer Butch Mattingly, Doug Bjornstad, Steve Morlock, Jeff Eschbach, Larry Lammert, Vince Rocchio Chuck Phillips, Pat Craig, Bob De Long, Greg Love, Carl Boyer, Terry Filicsky John and David Holmes, Kevin Huss, Paul McDonnell, Mary Buckey, Cristina Duncan Thank you for cleaning Church January 2 Cathy Morlock, Carl and Patsy Boyer, Gail DeGunia and Carol Delue January 4, 2015 Readings THE READINGS: Second Sunday after Christmas Epiphany Cycle B FIRST READING: Isaiah 60:1-6 Our first reading comes from the final part of the Book of Isaiah. The original context out of which the oracle grew was the situation of Israel late in the time of the Babylonian Exile and/or early in the time of restoration. In that context, the oracle speaks of hope, hope for reuniting the people of Israel in their homeland, hope for peace among the nations of the world, hope that Israel will provide light, will be a means of procuring peace and justice. In its final form as Scripture, the Book of Isaiah addresses all believing communities of all time. The book proclaims to us that we have a mission, we are to be a light of God’s revelation for all people, that we are to be a means of establishing a relationship between God and all humanity, a means of establishing peace and love. SECOND READING: Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6 The second reading is from the Letter to the Ephesians, one of the deutero-Pauline letters. Ephesians broadens the perspective found in the undisputedly Pauline letters that the Church is the body of Christ, to claim a universal status for the Church, not merely a local expression. It is the unity of all believers throughout the world that makes THEME: We celebrate small beginning with up the Body of Christ. This understanding of the Church unimaginable results. carries it far beyond an original, Palestinian The Feast of the Epiphany is now celebrated on the orientation. In this light, the writer of the Letter to the Second Sunday after Christmas and brings the Christmas Ephesians has a commission of God’s grace to impart Season to a close. The word epiphany means revelation to the community and that commission involves the or manifestation. Today we celebrate that, in God’s plan, universal mission of the whole Church, the world-wide what was begun with the “yes” of a simple Jewish girl, Body of Christ. We are to fulfill the oracle of Isaiah; we what took root in an otherwise insignificant family, what are to be a light drawing all people into the embrace of fulfilled God’s promises to His Chosen People, is, in fact, God’s offer of a loving relationship; we are to be a means the salvation of the whole world. We celebrate small of building a universal Body of Christ in justice, love beginnings with unimaginable results; we celebrate the and peace. breaking down of barriers that keep people apart. GOSPEL READING: Matthew 2:1-12 The Gospel reading is taken from Matthew’s Infancy himself to us as He is. We are called to be a light of Narrative. In the narrative, a light for the nations, in the revelation to all people. Do I really believe that I can form of a star, draws the wise men from the east, be a means of sharing God's gift of Himself to foreigners, to the newly born child. While Herod and the others as He is? How can I do this? Is this a gift, religious leaders of Israel fear the birth of Jesus and do an obligation, or just wishful thinking? not come to see God’s light, outsiders, Gentiles, respond. It is the response that makes all the difference, not membership in any community or group, but Revelation refers, theologically, to God's gift of The universal Church is identified as the Body of openness to our revealing God. With the message of the Christ in the world. Does the universal church make angels to the poor, outcast shepherds in Luke, this a difference in the world? Does my parish and reading from Matthew makes it clear that the mystery of diocese contribute to this mission? How? What is the Incarnation is all about breaking down the barriers my role, within the context of the Church, of making that keep people apart. Christ present in the world? Today we celebrate God’s light for all people, but in that celebration we also embrace a commission, to be that In Luke, the message of Jesus birth is proclaimed light, to be a means of God’s presence, to break down by angels to poor shepherds, the outsiders and barriers of hostility and prejudice, hatred and outcasts of the Jewish community; in Matthew, the misunderstanding, ignorance and fear that drive people message is to wise men from the east - non- apart. We are commissioned to build a place where all Jews. The stories agree that Jesus' birth is good are welcomed, all needs are met, all people are treated news, news that breaks down barriers between with dignity and equality, all are sons and daughters of a people. What barriers exist between me and common Father. others? What do I need to do to be open to these people, to overcome the barriers? Can I claim to be a follower of Jesus if I hold on to barriers and distinctions? How prevalent are hostility and prejudice, hatred and misunderstanding, ignorance and fear in the world around me? How does the Church, as the Body of Christ for all people, attempt to address these issues? What is my role, as a member of the FOR REFLECTION: In my world, what are the barriers that keep people apart? What little things in my life begin to break these barriers down? How can I see and celebrate the presence of God in these little, seemingly insignificant things? Church, in promoting forgiveness, peace and justice?
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