Parish Day Celebration and Fundraiser
On October 6, we celebrated our yearly Parish Day Celebration and Fundraiser
What is a Parish Day Celebration?
In Acts 3:44.46b we read: "all who believed shared all things in common. With exaltation and sincere hearts they took their meals in common, praising God and winning the approval of all people."
Creating a happy family out of 4 distinct church communities brought toghether by a merger takes time, prayer, collaboration and patience. The parish day celebration was a chance for everyone in the parish to get together in one place and celebrate that which unites us, our faith, within the contexts of diversity.
A parish day is a day when our diversity gives way to unity. We may call this a diversity day but it is also a homecoming day. It was a homecoming day for all former parishioners or relatives of former parishioners to return and visit the church. The parish day allows us to celebrate the beauty of difference in the dresses we wear, the food whe share, the music we play and the dances we showcase.
All this is done in the context of faith, after all we are Living Stones; a community of believers, who desire to know Christ personally, and are committed to make Christ known to others. We are family in Christ.
We were very happy that Bishop Robert W. Finn was the main celebrant for our Mass at 11:00 am in honor
of Our Lady Of Peace, our Patron Saint on Sunday, October 6, 2013
5 de Mayo Fundraiser
On May 5th Our Lady of Peace parish celebrated its annual
fundraiser -we had a raffle competition, food sales and children
dance- The winner of 1st prize of a 50" HD TV was Sergio Alvarez
2nd prize winner of $300.00 was Marcella Morales
3rd prize winner of $200.00 was Antonio Nieto
4th prize winner of a DVD player was Guadalupe Garcia
Congratulations to the winners, the sponsors, volunteers and the
Below are some pictures:
May 11 and 12 - First Communion
On Saturday, May 11th at 4:00 pm, and Sunday, May 12th at 10:00 am
and 12:00 pm Our Lady of Peace celebrated First Communion
for 60 children. The Mass also included the baptism of 3
children, who were part of the First Communion class -we also
had a presentation ceremony of 3 children, it was a very Holy
celebration. We congratulate all the children who
received Holy Eucharist for the first time, their parents,
Godparents, catechists and the whole parish community -let us
continue to nurture these young members of our Eucharistic
Community. Below are some pictures:
May 18 - Confirmation
On May 18th Our Lady of Peace joined Holy Cross, St. Anthony, Holy
Rosary and Our Lady of Perpetual Help parishes to
celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for the 2012-2013
class at Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish. The Mass was
officiated by the Bishop of the Kansas City-St. Joseph
Diocese, Bishop Robert Finn. Con-celebrates included Fr. Jason
Koch of Holy Cross, Fr. Paul Turner of St. Anthony, Fr. George Ssebadduka
or Our Lady of Peace. We congratulate the 2012-2013
Confirmation class, their parents, sponsors, catechists and the
whole parish for walking with them through their year of preparation -keep them in your prayers- their journey of witness has just begun.
Below are some pictures: