With the Spirit at our side, and mindful of the Blessed Mother, we follow God's will and the teachings of Jesus Christ, especially through Sunday Worship and the care of parishioners for one another and by connecting life and faith on a regular basis.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church
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Our Lady Queen of Peace lives its mission through worship, care for one another's well-being and living our faith and our call to be disciples of Jesus Christ by reaching out to those around us, by being the voice of Jesus Christ in a world filled with problems and hurts. In living our mission, we at Our Lady Queen of Peace are engaged in Building the Church - the theme of this year's Stewardship Campaign in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Our mission, and our call to be disciples of Jesus engaged in Building His Church, revolve around four key components:
Our Lady Queen of Peace offers a wide variety of organizations and ministries through which our parish family can engage in our Mission and Build the Church. Each year we ask everyone to prayerfully consider how they can best live their call to be a disciple of Jesus and build up the life of our parish family. Each household has received the Annual Stewardship Report in the mail along with the Stewardship Pledge Card. We ask that these cards be returned by October 19th. You can place your cards in the collection basket at Mass or in the blue box located in the gathering area. For convenience you can also sign up to join an organization or renew your membership online (Organization Sign-Up Form). It is extremely important that we have up-to-date and accurate membership lists in order to provide necessary training and support and to manage our human resources to carry out prayer, education, and outreach projects. Also, for some ministries, notably Eucharistic Ministers, the diocese requires a current list of those who are actively scheduled to serve the parish. Inclusion in this list is required for persons who want to function as Eucharistic Ministers.
While many people still tend to think of the Stewardship Campaign as a yearly plea for more money, the focus is primarily on living our mission. The reality is, however, that the mission needs to be funded. We need missalettes, music resources, bread and wine, and liturgy planning resources to have vibrant liturgies. We need textbooks, teachers, and other educational resources to maintain the school, PSR Program, RCIA Program and ongoing faith formation efforts. We need resources to support those in need both in our parish and in our wider community and world. We need to maintain our facilities and we hope to expand what we have with a parish center and improved school facilities to better serve the needs of our parish family. All of this takes careful management and planning and the yearly financial pledges are crucial for responsible management of our resources and planning for growth.
Please consider how God is calling you to be involved in the life of our parish, in living our parish mission, and please consider how you can help make that mission possible by sharing the burden of providing the necessary resources.
The Stewardship Committee
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church
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Last Updated 10/12/2014