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Pastor's Corner: From the Desk of Fr. Dennis Schmidt...      

Dear Friends in Christ,



OLQP is a parish that serves the local community of House Springs and we have a thriving parish family of over 800 households.  We are here as a place to worship, to help you grow in your faith, get to know others, and make a difference. 

If tyou are sick and homebound, please call the parish to inform the priest concerning any sick or aged member who will not be able to attend weekend Masses, so that we can add his/her name on our Communion calls list. 

A little prayer
Help me to live my life in a way that glorifies you, Lord. Give me the strength to be a blessing in someone else's life today, and grant me the opportunity to lead others into the freedom that can be found in knowing Christ


God Bless,
Fr. Dennis


Please continue to pray for our Pastor Dennis Schmidt as he works through his medical problems.  In his absence, we have been working closely with the St. Louis Archdiocese to cover the masses and other upcoming events.

Our daily masses Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m. will be a Communion Service lead by our Deacons. There are other masses at neighboring churches that are available for those preferring a mass.  Check out their mass schedules on their websites:

StJohn the Beloved Disciple (SJBD) Catholic Church  Imperial
Most Sacred Heart Parish Eureka
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church* High Ridge
St. Bridget of Kildare     Pacific
Good Shepherd Catholic Church Hillsboro
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Luebbering
St. James Church  Catawiss


*As of November 12, we heard that St. Anthony’s Pastor was also out due to health issues.  Check their website or call for masses, confessions, etc. at that parish if you are interested in going there.

Our Lady Queen of Peace weekend masses will continue to be at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Sundays.  We are very fortunate to have priests that can cover for Fr. Dennis. Parishioners who receive OLQP emails will be notified if a scheduled priest unexpectedly is not able to celebrate a mass due to an illness, etc. so that you will be able to attend a neighboring Catholic church.

Confessions will continue to be on Saturdays 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at our church.  There will NOT be an “all day” confession day this year.  And NO confessions will be heard on December 25 and January 1.  Confession times in the Jefferson County Deanery are as follows:

Confessions throughout the Deanery year-round          


5:00-6:30 p.m.          

St. David in Arnold


5:00-6:00 p.m.              

St. John the Beloved in Imperial


5:00-6:00 p.m.               

St. John the Beloved in Imperial


5:30-7:00 p.m.        

St Joseph's Catholic Church


after 8 a.m. Mass till 9 a.m.  

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church (no website: call (636) 337-2212)

Check mass and confession schedules at surrounding parishes. 

SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE The ministry of consolation is setting up the Shrine of Remembrance. If you bring pictures of your loved ones who have passed away, we will display them for the month of November. There will be a table at the back of church where you can drop off pictures (prefer 5X7 or 4x6 to accommodate more pictures.) Be sure to put your name and phone number on the back of the photo. If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office.

OLQP YouTube Channel.

Stream our Masses and other Devotionals here.

Check out our YouTube Channel where we will be posting our Saturday 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. mass.  We will also be streaming our daily 8:00 a.m. mass and other devotionals. There is a link on the right side of the page next to our parish Facebook button. there is another link at the bottom of this post.

Remember to click "Subscribe" once you get to our YouTube Channel.

Click here for the OLQP Youtube Channel

The Jesse tree, with gift tags for giving to those who are less fortunate will be put up in the Gathering Area on November 20. Take one or more tags from the tree, purchase gifts, wrap them, put the tag on the gift and return it under the tree. All wrapped presents must be returned no later than Friday, December 17th.

If you want to help with the sorting of presents or help the day presents are picked up let us know. (Call Jan in the Parish Office.)  However, with COVID-19 still prevalent, we will be doing the work like last year so that everyone stays healthy.

Please see the bulletin for more information about purchasing gifts, how to wrap and mark them, and help with the sorting and distribution of gifts on December 19.

Waiting on Joyful Hope 

November 20


The Christmas Story is Living and True

Your parishioners can immerse themselves in the rich interplay of Scripture and Tradition this Advent with free registration to the Augustine Institute’s virtual Bible Conference. You can prepare your heart in joyful hope for the coming of Christ as they dive deep into the Holy Scriptures. Register today for this special one-day event at https://bibleconference.augustineinstitute.org/

November 25, Thanksgiving Day, Mass is at 9:00 a.m.

Donations of food are given to the Peace Pantry in Cedar Hill; financial donations are given to Our Lady Queen of Peace St. Vincent de Paul Society.


First Sunday of Advent is November 28. Mark your calendar for the beginning of Advent and the beginning of Liturgy Year C. There will be an Advent Wreath Blessing before weekend masses. We will also collect pennies in the "Pennies From Heaven" container. The money collected will be given to the Peace Pantry. Look for it in the Gathering Area.

Breaking of the Bread Books will NOT be distributed to individuals to take home this year.  They will be in the pew for all to use.

Giving Tuesday is a special day each year meant to unofficially "open the giving season." It occurs on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. We would like to continue this on from last year and have our second "Giving Tuesday" here at OLQP. Any donations received as part of Giving Tuesday will go directly to our parish needs/offertory deficit. Covid has, again, made this a difficult year for all of us. As you are thinking/planning your Christmas shopping this coming weekend with all of the big sales going on, please think about setting aside a donation for the OLQP Giving Tuesday. There will be a donation box in the Gathering Area, drop an envelope marked "Giving Tuesday" in the collection basket, or give online. We thank you in advance for supporting our parish during this time.

Liturgical Ministers needed for the holidays!

Eucharistic Ministers, Proclaimers, Ushers, and servers are needed for the Immaculate Conception Mass, Christmas Masses and New Year Masses.  Sign up in the Gathering Area to serve in one of the ministries at the mass you attend.  It is a privilege to serve.

Please prayerfully consider joining one of these ministries.Contact  the Parish Office at 636-671-0247. 

Preschool Registration 


Come Join Our Star-Studded Group of Little Learners!

Our Lady Queen of Peace Preschool is geared towards preparing our students for kindergarten. We maintain a structured daily routine and focus on the individual academic needs of each child. Our program is offered to students ages 3-5. The child must be fully potty-trained. Tours of the OLQP Preschool are available. If you would like to schedule a date and time please send an email to prek@olqpmo.org. Evening tours are available upon request as well. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.

*Check out our Facebook page: Our Lady Queen of Peace Preschool

Visit the Preschool Website here

Online Giving

Our Lady Queen of Peace has established 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 the 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.  You can change your payment options or cancel use of the service at any time. There is no cost to you for this service.  If you have any questions, please contact Jan Schultheiss, Parish Bookkeeper, in the parish office (W-F 8am-5pm).

OLQP Cemeteries

To access interment records, make modifications, and/or locate sites, please click here.

To inquire about purchasing a plot for either of our cemeteries (House Springs or Byrnesville), please contact the parish office at 636-671-3062.

Byrnesville Cemetery
(Formerly St. Columbkille)
8701 Byrnesville Road
Cedar Hill, MO 63016

House Springs Cemetery
(Formerly St. Philomena)
4531 Church Road
House Springs, MO 63051



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Saturday: 5pm
Sunday: 8am & 10am
Weekdays: 8am
Confession: Saturdays 4:15 - 4:45pm or by appointment.

Eucharistic Adoration

Wednesdays: following 8:00am Mass - 8:00pm

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St. Vincent De Paul Society: To Submit a request for assistance to SVDP Society, please call (636) 671-3062.

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