December 2017

3nd Sunday of ADVENT - B                                                                         Dear friends in Christ,                 On this Third Sunday of Advent the Church takes St. Paul’s words and calls us: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.” Zephaniah the prophet explains why: “The Lord, your...

Advent is a wonderful time to celebrate the Lord's healing graces.  All are invited to our  Parish Penance Services on:   Monday, December 18th 9:00 am and 7:00 pm  There will be six Priests at the morning service and ten Priests at the evening service. ...

This 2nd Sunday of Advent Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                   On this 2nd Sunday of Advent Mark’s Gospel begins with the Call of John the Baptist.  Isaiah is quoted as saying that John would be sent as a messenger to “prepare the way” for the coming...

Christ the King   Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                  I can’t believe it but we are already at the end of this Church Year.  It is also the end of our Cycle with Matthew’s Gospel.  With Advent we will begin a new Church Year with Mark as...

33rd Sunday of the Year- A                                                                                                                    Dear friends in Christ,   In today second reading St. Paul gives a clear instruction that the Lord will come again, although the time or date of his coming remains God’s secret, it will certainly come but...

Nov 12th    32nd Sunday   Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                  Today’s parable of the bridesmaids describes a situation that was commonplace in Jesus’ time.  It describes an ancient wedding celebration.   These celebrations went on for days and involved the whole village.   A high point came when the...

31st Sunday of the Year - A                                                                                                           Dear friends in Christ,                The teaching of Jesus in today’s Gospel sparked by the opposition of the scribes and the Pharisees to him. The scribes and the Pharisees sat on Moses’ chair, meaning, they...

30th Sunday   Oct 29, 2017 Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                   In Matthew’s Gospel we are near the end of Jesus’ public ministry – indeed His earthly life.  His opponents have been trying for some time to entrap Jesus.   When the doctor of the law asks Jesus...