Liturgy Schedule Wedding Banns
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Monday, April 11
8:00am - Nick Resar - Chris & Carol Pondy
Tuesday, April 12
8:00am - Paul Whitman - Bill & Susie Slisko
Thursday, April 14
8:00am - Henry & Catherine Kantosky - Bill &
Friday, April 15
8:00am - Willie Walko - Herb & Thelma DeChant
Saturday, April 16
3:30pm - Confessions
4:30pm - Tony Glowiske - Russ, Marcia & Bert Cordy
Sunday, April 17 - Fourth Sunday of Easter
8:30am - Linda Diedrick - Ron & Joyce Van Amburgh
11:00am - Olga Turocy - Frank & Hilde Mohr
Pray for the Sick: David Blackburn, Betty Kuepfer, Jose'
Magiste, Steve Fialkowski, Sandy Vasbinder, Tami Lynsky,
Betty Kirsch, Leon Denomme, Mike Wilson, Jim Lynsky, Pam
Jenkins, Jim Hempfling, David Myers, Marcia Friend,
Dorothy Buzas, Jim Dern, Jim Grace, Dave Wilson, Renee
Moss, Linda Bliss, Florence Piccinini, Antoinette & Tyler
Smith, Amanda VanSchoor, Debbie Hutnyak, Henry Husk,
Brandon Bommer and Larry Knepper.
Please call the Parish Office 440-926-2364 to have a
name of a friend of relative included in this list.
Congratulations to James & Jennifer Layton whose
son Gavin Edward was baptized last weekend. May he
grow as a son of God with the support and witness of
our parish community.
SCHOLARSHIP: We will be awarding two $500
scholarships to eligible parishioners who complete the
application form by May 15th. To be eligible a
candidate must be a parishioner of Our Lady Queen
of Peace and active in the parish, or are active in the
church on campus where they go to college.
Applications can be picked up in the Gathering Area,
parish office or the parish website. To fund these
scholarships there will be second collection the
weekend of April 30/May 1.
RUMMAGE SALE: The annual
Guild Rummage and Bake Sale will
be held on Friday, April 29th from
9:00am. to 5:00pm. and on
Saturday, April 30th from 9:00am.
to 12:00 noon. Saturday will be
$2/bag. The Guild is in need of
clean, usable items for the sale. Drop off the items at
the Parish Hall on Sunday, April 24th from 12:00
noon to 4:00pm. and Monday, April 25th from
9:00am. to 4:00pm. Due to the large response last
year, we are asking that you please utilize these 2
days and times to drop-off since we will not be able to
accept items after Monday, April 25th. Anyone
wishing to donate baked goods for the sale are asked
to bring them to the hall on either morning of the sale
or contact any Guild member. If you have any
questions, call Marianne Carmichael at 440.458.4568.
SCRIPTURE STUDY: We just kicked
off our study of the Book of Revelation.
It is not too late to join; you can join
anytime, and discuss with us GOD’s
WORD. We meet in Room 2 of the
Hall for lesson one (Revelation 1) in the study book
on 4/14/16. Study books are available in the Church
office or contact Rick Gallaher (440) 458-6335 for any
questions. You will enjoy increasing your knowledge
and appreciation of your faith.
READING FOR THE WEEK
Acts 6:8-15; Ps 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30;
Acts 7:51 — 8:1a; Ps 31:3cd-4, 6, 7b, 8a,
17, 21ab; Jn 6:30-35
Wednesday: Acts 8:1b-8; Ps 66:1-3a, 4-7a; Jn 6:35-40
Thursday: Acts 8:26-40; Ps 66:8-9, 16-17, 20;
Acts 9:1-20; Ps 117:1bc, 2; Jn 6:52-59
Acts 9:31-42; Ps 116:12-17; Jn 6:60-69
Acts 13:14, 43-52; Ps 100:1-3, 5;
Rv 7:9, 14b-17; Jn 10:27-30
to Charles Illig & Sarah
Sandoval who were married this past week. May
their love continue to grow and reflect the love of
God for us.
II– Jason Buga & Lesley Booher
The Third Sunday of Easter
PASTOR’S CORNER: The month of April is the Month of the Holy Eucharist, where we give special
honor to the Eucharist. The Eucharist is the ‘source and summit of the Christian life.’ In the Eucharist
we draw our strength to live as disciples of Jesus, thus it is the source of our Christian life. It is also the
summit of our life. Everything we do as the Body of Christ flows from the Eucharist. The term Eucharist
refers to the entire Mass. It also refers to the Sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood.
I would encourage you in the weeks ahead to pay particular attention to the words of the prayers of the Mass,
and especially the words of the Eucharistic Prayer. The Eucharistic Prayer is not the priests’ prayer but rather the
prayer of the entire assembly. The priest as presider prays this prayer in the name of the assembly, but it is
everyone’s prayer. Therefore, everyone is to be praying along with the priest and not using this time as a time for
ones individual prayer. When we pay attention to the words we are praying, we see the richness and beauty of the
prayer. It is easy to get distracted, but when we find ourselves drifting off to something other than the prayer being
prayed aloud, to refocus again on the words spoken. The Great Amen at the conclusion of the Doxology (through
him and with him and in him…) is the assembly putting its seal of approval on the prayer. It is our affirmation of all
that we just prayed in the Eucharistic Prayer.
As our young children enter into their final weeks of preparation to receive the Eucharist for the first time on
May 1st, please keep them in your prayers. Also pray for our young people who will be confirmed on April 28.
CELEBRATION: The annual 50th Wedding
Anniversary Celebration that will be held on Sunday,
July 31, 2016 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.
Bishop Richard Lennon will be the principal celebrant.
Reservations are now being accepted for couples
married 50 years (married in 1966). Couples who are
celebrating other significant anniversaries (55 or over) or
have missed previous celebrations are welcome to
register and attend. Seating is limited in the Cathedral.
The number of guests will be determined by the seating
capacity and total number registered.
Date & Time: Sunday, 31 July 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
Mass Place: Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist All
registrations should be handled through the parish
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY
COMMUNION: Distribute communion at Mass as
well as take communion to the homebound. All
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion go
through a training class required by the diocese for
certification and then a practical training class on parish
procedures. If you are interested and feel called to this
ministry please contact Fr. John.
LITURGUCAL MINISTERS: Please turn in your
special requests for the June - August scheduling period
by Monday, May 3rd. Special Request Forms can be
found in the St. Joseph’s room and on our website. You
can fill out the form online and send it to the office.
GLFF: As this year’s Grade Level Faith Formation
comes to a close, we’re beginning preparations for Fall
classes. Registration for Fall classes is available on
Sunday, April 17th & 24th in the hall during regular
classes. We appreciate your early registration to assist in
our preparation for classes.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: We are in need of
someone to lead the parish Vacation Bible School this
summer as well as assistants to help for this one week
experience. The date will be set by the person who
accepts the role of leading VBS. For more information
please contact Fr. John.
SENIOR LUNCHEON: It was so nice to see some
new faces at our Senior Luncheon. We still have room
for you! The senior luncheon is held on the second
Thursday of the month in the parish hall at 11:30am.
See you on April 14th!
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: Thank you to everyone who
participated in the 2016 spring campaign of 40 Days for
Life. God has abundantly blessed the 40 Days for Life
mission and 506 babies, mothers and families were
spared from abortion, including 3 in Cleveland/
Painesville. Also, 5 more abortion facilities closed and 3
more abortion workers quit their jobs where 40 Days for
Life campaigns were conducted. We look forward to
praying with you in the 2016 fall campaign, September
28 – November 6. God bless you and thank you.
John Noall, campaign director 40 DFL/Cleveland/
Our Lady Queen of Peace
Thank you for your generous support of our Parish, and
your help with the needs of the community through your
ongoing participation in our various ministries.
Holy Thursday: $
(includes Sunday collection)
Easter Flowers $ 1,569.00
Mortgage as of
NEW PARISH WEBSITE: A committee was formed to
investigate better ways to keep our website fresh and up to
date. The committee selected a tool from Ecatholic that
will help us. We have started working on the new design
but need your help. Heads of all organizations and
ministries are asked to contact Jim at the office to go over
the information needed for your section of the website.
This should not take long to do and we will enter all of the
data. Our goal is to have the new site up and running the
week of May 1st.. If you have any questions please give us
a call at the parish office.
2016 FIRST STEP PROGRAMS: Continuing
education regarding marriage and divorce in the
Catholic Church we are called to renew our
relationship with God and the Church. Attempting to
pick up the pieces of one’s life after the tragedy of
divorce is an area that can impact a person’s
relationship with God and the Church. One of the
significant issues that a person faces is their place in
the Church. Does the Church still care about me even
though I am divorced? Am I allowed to go to Mass?
Can I receive communion? How can the Church help
me heal? If I decide to marry again, what do I have to
do? The Tribunal of the Diocese of Cleveland,
especially during this Jubilee of Mercy, offers its First
Step Program in order to help individuals deal with
these questions in order to renew and/or strengthen
their relationship with God and the Church. This
program is offered to help everyone, especially those
who have experienced divorce, learn more about
Catholic teaching regarding marriage, divorce, and
remarriage. Representatives from the Ministry to the
Divorced Office of the Department for Marriage and
Family Ministry will also be present to explain the
resources they offer to the divorced.
The schedule for the general meetings in 2016 is:
Thur. 19 May at St. Noel Parish, Willoughby Hills, at
Tues. 13 September at Immaculate Heart of Mary
Parish, Cuyahoga Falls, 7:00 p.m.
Tues. 18 October at St. Ambrose Parish, Brunswick, at
Sister Kathleen’s Corner
PARISH FAITH FORMATION: Happy Eastertime!
He has Risen! He is rising in us! Here it is three weeks
out and we are still celebrating the greatest feast of the
Church. Actually, we celebrate Christ rising in us every
day. It is one of my favorite resurrection stories. Don’t
you love the way it begins? Peter decides he is going to
return to fishing - his former life. I am always struck by
how quickly, after a religious celebration, even a
religious experience, like Easter, that I so quickly return
to my former life and its patterns. The joy of Easter
doesn't seem to last, nor does its fire and mission. Jesus
re-calls Peter by repeating the way he called him the first
time. (I don't know whether it is true, but I like to
assume that John's community knew there was a
tradition - in Luke 5 - whether they read it or not.) So, it
is wonderful to imagine that Jesus calls Peter to leave his
fishing and to follow him - after the resurrection - the
same way he first called him. Both times, after a night of
fishing, when Peter's abilities didn't net any fish, Jesus'
simple direction fills the nets to bursting. And, Peter
recognizes that it is his Lord, risen from the dead. It
reminds me that I often need to be renewed in my call,
and my ability to recognize the Lord right before me, by
remembering how I was first called. I need to be
renewed and reanimated by the memory that Jesus has
much more power than I do.
FAMILY FAITH FORMATION: All of the
sacraments are about deepening our participation in
God’s life and the life of the People of God. Celebrating
the sacraments is part of an ongoing process of learning
to see how Christ wants to work in us.
community of faith, we are being changed and renewed.
How important we are to one another! Families can be
sacraments with a small “s”. They, too, deepen our
relationships with God and one another. The family is
entrusted with the deeper formation of Christ-values as
they are practiced day by day. In the family we learn to
know and trust God to be present with us through the
hours of the day. In the family, we experience others
acting for our good and know that Jesus is living with us.
Thank you God, for family.
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Sunday, April 10, 2016
This Week in the Parish:
Sunday, April 10
9:30am - GLFF (Parish Hall)
Monday, April 11
7:00pm - Choir Practice (Church)
7:00pm - Holy Name Mtg. (Parish Hall Rm. 1)
Tuesday, April 12
5:00pm - Girls Scouts (Parish Hall Rm. 1)
6:30pm - Cub Scout Committee Mtg. (Parish Hall
Wednesday, April 13
7:00pm - RCIA (Parish Hall Rm. 2)
Thursday, April 14
11:30pm - Seniors Luncheon (Parish Hall)
7:00pm - Scripture Study (Parish Hall Rm.2)
Friday, April 15
1:30pm - Keystone Pointe Nursing Home
Saturday, April 16
2:00pm - Jr. Choir Practice (Church)
6:00pm - C2C Dinner Dance (Parish Hall)
Sunday, April 17
9:30am - GLFF (Parish Hall)
4:00pm - Baptism Class (Mark & Sarah’s)
COUPLES DINNER AND
DANCE: The Couple to Couple
Ministry cordially invites you to
join us for a comfortable, casual
evening of romantic relationship
memories on Saturday, April 16th at
6:00pm in the Parish Hall. Tickets are $45 per
couple and includes dinner and dancing. Tickets will
be available this weekend after all masses.
PARISH FESTIVAL: Our Sixth Annual
Homecoming Days will be August 4, 5, & 6.
There will be rides, games, bingo, beer
garden, 5K, entertainment, festival food and
so much more. Our kick-off weekend will be
May 7 & 8. A table will be in the gathering area for
you to purchase your raffle tickets. We are in need of
a publicity chair. If you can fill this vacancy for us
please contact the office.
CHOIR THEME BASKET
FUNDRAISER: This year TAKE
TIME TO..... Stop by and take time
to look at this years Choir
baskets. Each one unique in its
own way. Tickets can be purchased for $1.00 each
or 6 for $5.00. Tickets available after all Masses.
† Weddings: Couples need to make arrangements at least six months
prior to the wedding date.
Baptisms are celebrated at a mutually convenient time.
Please call the office to make arrangements.
† Ministry to the Sick:
Please notify the office for visits to parish-
ioners in the hospital.
† New parishioners:
Are asked to register as soon as possible at
the Parish Office or by phone.
† Inquiry Classes in the Catholic Religion: Persons interested in becoming Catholic are asked to contact the Parish Office for information about
the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, RCIA.
RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND – April 8-10,
Someone once said marriages may be made in
heaven, but they sure take a lot of work on earth.” Have
you become so distracted by outside pressure that you
neglect your spouse? The Retrouvaille program can
help you put your troubled marriage back on track. This
program is supported by the Catholic diocese of
Cleveland , but, it is open to couples of all faiths. The
next Cleveland Retrouvaille weekend will be held on
April 8-10, 2016.
A registration fee of $150 is required to confirm your
For more information concerning the program, or to
register, please call Diane or Al Miskinis in complete
confidence at (330) 665-3506 or (from a 216 or 440 area
code) 1-800-470-2230. For additional information or to
register online, please go to www.helpourmarriage.org.
BLOOD DRIVE SUCCESS!! The Life Share
Bloodmobile was here on Sunday 4/3 for
donations that resulted in the success of 20
pints of blood collected. Each donation can
in turn save up to 4 lives. We want to thank all 21 of
those who attempted and ask all of you to assist us to
save lives in such a non-selfish way and be ready to
break the goal of 25 pints when we meet for the next
drive on June 5th. Contact Rick Gallaher 458-6335 for
SPOT LIGHT: Our spotlight ministry this
weekend is Our Lady’s Guild. They will have
an informational display setup in the
Gathering area. Stop by and see what this exciting
ministry does for the parish.