Parish Announcements

May 18, 2021


In keeping with recently updated CDC and Diocesan guidelines,

In keeping with recently updated CDC and Diocesan guidelines, masks are now optional for Mass for fully vaccinated persons. Unvaccinated persons older than age two should wear a mask. Queen of Peace, distancing measures will remain in place this weekend.

In these ever-changing times, we continue to strive to communicate updates promptly and effectively.  Since the bulletin requires lead time for printing, we encourage you to check online for updates.  You’ll find information available on our parish website (qopparish.org) and social media (Instagram and Facebook).

May 7, 2021

Bishop’s Dispensation from Attending Mass to Expire

Bishop Estévez has announced that the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligations for Catholics in the Diocese of St. Augustine will expire on the Vigil of Pentecost, Saturday, May 22, 2021.

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December 2, 2020

Our parish cooked and delivered 300 meals to feed the homeless at St. Francis House

We are excited to share the phenomenal news that our parish cooked and delivered 300 meals to feed the homeless at St. Francis House this Thanksgiving! What began as an idea grew organically, and as the excitement built, the “we can do it” spirit took root. Groups quickly coalesced to make it all come together; everything was soon fully staffed and provisioned without a parish wide invitation! Special thanks to Queen of Peace Catholic Academy and the Knights of Columbus and our Special Events team to make it all possible!

Thank you for your generous sharing and caring! Stewardship makes everything possible!

March 26, 2020

A Special Message from Fr. Al

Dearest Family in Christ,

One of my favorite Gospel stories tells us about the disciples and Jesus on a small boat in a terrible storm. The disciples are crazy afraid. What about Jesus? Well, he is asleep on a cushion, resting in the assurance that comes from His dear Father. The disciples try to wake him up frantically, and Jesus says, “Do not be afraid! Where is your faith?”

Dearest friends, we are living in a very unique historical moment. I have never experienced anything like it! But even though things have been crazy and our responses have been changing rapidly, Jesus has been by our side, giving all of us comfort and peace.

Though we cannot gather together physically, we are united by something great – the invisible power of love. We are the mystical body of Christ. And so, I would like to echo Jesus, “Do not be afraid!” The Good Lord is not only with us at this time, he is also teaching us how to find rest in the storm!

Please know that all of you remain in my heart and prayers. I love you! And there is nothing stronger than love.

Many blessings of peace! Courage!
Father Al Esposito, a loved sinner

Querida familia en Cristo,

Una de mis historias favoritas del Evangelio nos cuenta sobre los discípulos y Jesús en un pequeño bote en una terrible tormenta. Los discípulos están locos de miedo. ¿Qué hay de Jesús? Bueno, él está durmiendo sobre un cojín, descansando en la seguridad que proviene de su querido Padre. Los discípulos intentan despertarlo frenéticamente, y Jesús les dice: “¡No tengan miedo! ¿Dónde está su fe?”

Queridos amigos, estamos viviendo un momento histórico muy singular. ¡Nunca he experimentado algo así! Pero – a pesar de que las cosas han estado locas y nuestras respuestas han cambiado rápidamente – Jesús ha estado a nuestro lado, dándonos a todos nosotros consuelo y paz.

Aunque no podemos reunirnos físicamente, estamos unidos por algo grandioso: el poder invisible del amor. Somos el cuerpo místico de Cristo. Y entonces, me gustaría hacer eco de Jesús, “¡No tengan miedo!” ¡El Buen Señor no solo está con nosotros en este momento, también El está enseñandonos cómo encontrar descanso en la tormenta!

Por favor sepan que todos ustedes permanecen en mi corazón y oraciones. ¡Te quiero! Y no hay nada más fuerte que el amor.

Muchas bendiciones de paz. ANIMO.

Paz en Cristo,
Padre Alberto Esposito

March 23, 2020

Press Release for Immediate Release
From the Diocese of St. Augustine
Office of Communications

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