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
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Third Sunday of
prophets, my father told my brothers and sisters, “Learn the meaning of
the saying – It is mercy that I want and not sacrifice.” I tried to make
this a cornerstone of my mission, my journey home to my father. It didn’t
I tried to show compassion and kindness to a woman in Samaria and my own
companions rebuked me for speaking with a foreigner, an outsider. I drove
the money-changers out of the temple. The whole system was about buying
God’s favor and not about making contributions to serve the needs of all
the people. My people began to plot to kill me. I spoke parables about
mercy, about giving people a chance to change, to grow, to start again, to
learn that they are loved and can be loving, and my brothers and sisters
still demanded retribution.
The world hasn’t changed and my journey continues. I like my new
companion. His name is Francis. He washed the feet of a Muslim woman and
was roundly criticized. He scolded priests for refusing to baptize the
babies of unwed mothers. His priests ridiculed him. He shunned the
trappings of office in favor living simply and people were offended. He
knows the journey is hard, yet he chooses to walk with me anyway.
What do you need to live simply in this world? Can you live with only what
you need? Who in this world offend you? Can you show them compassion? Who
do you fear? Can you work with them for mutual understanding, respect and
I told you the journey would be hard.
Will you continue to walk with me?
Electronic Giving Program
convenience to our parishioners, Our Lady Queen of Peace has
establishing 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
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. At any time, you can change your payment
options or cancel use of the service. There is no cost to you for this
service. If you have any questions, please contact Jan Schultheiss
in the parish office.
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