Sunday Bulletin - Our Lady Queen of Peace

Our Lady Queen of Peace
4696 Notre Dame Lane, House Springs, Mo 63051 636-671-3062
December 28, 2014
Reverend Michael Murphy
Reverend James Beighlie, C.M.
Reverend Donald F. Molitor, Retired
Reverend Dr. Thomas Gerling
Reverend Mr. Paul Turek, Sr.
5:00 pm
7:30, 9:30, 11:30 am
as announced
8:00 am
The Blessed Sacrament is exposed for prayerful
Adoration the last Wednesday of each month from
1:00 to 8:00 pm.
Tuesday after 8:00am Mass
Mr. Bob Ellison
Mr. Curt Baker
Mrs. Debra O’Donnell
Mrs. Terry Ostlund
Bailey Alexander, Thomas Broadbent,
Cathy Carley, Joe Corio, Bev Gregory,
David Holmes, Mary Luebbert, Dave Mills,
Jan Schultheiss, Maria Webb, Tim Webb
Parish Office
Saturday Evening
Holy Days
Monday through Friday after 8:00 am Mass
For vocations 2nd Monday of month after 8:00 am
Rosary before 5:00 pm Mass - Fatima Prayers
included on 1st Saturday
Before 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday evenings
First and third Sunday of the month after 11:30 am
Mass. Make arrangements by calling Parish Office.
4:00 - 4:45 pm or by appointment
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 (, 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!”
Sat 10
Sat 28
Sun 15
Sun 5
Sun 19
Sat 25
Wed 6
Sat 13
Sat 12
Sun 27
Sat 3
Knights of Columbus Mouse
Daughters of Isabella Antique Tea
Red Hat/Ladies Bingo & Luncheon
First Communion
Daughters of Isabella Tailgate
OLQP Picnic
Daughters of Isabella Tailgate
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
A Big Thank You
I want to thank the Daughters of Isabella for their
generous gift of $500 to the parish.
Parish Activities ~
Dec 29 No PSR
Dec 30 Perpetual Help Devotions after 8:00 am
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
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,
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
Week 2
Mike Watts
Week 8
Kate Tutass
Week 7
Tony Jerger
Week 12
Nancy Haynes
Week 14
Tom and Trish Guethle
Week 14
Elizabeth Richardson
Week 15
Ron Pott
Week 11
Sylvia Giblin
Week 12
Norma Ambrose
Week 3
Paul Herbert
Week 7
Dan Tissi
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
First Sunday Breakfast
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
Jesse Tree Thank You
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.
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
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
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
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
Day 5
Mistakes are just
rehearsals for
Day 6
Your opinion counts.
Day 7
Life has more
ups than downs!
Parish Office email
[email protected]
OLQP Web Site
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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
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.
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
Dec 29
Dec 30
Dec 31
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.
5:00 pm
7:30 am
9:30 am
11:30 am
2 needed
Scott Reimer, 1 needed
Maria and Tim Webb
2 needed
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
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
Second Sunday after Christmas
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
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
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