September 2017

25th Sunday of the Year - A                                                                                                                                     Dear friends in Christ,                     In the past two weeks, we’ve reflected on how a Christian gives and receives fraternal correction, and how to offer and receive forgiveness. In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells the parable...

24th Sunday   Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                  Today is Catechetical Sunday!   Our recognition of our catechists may seem simply symbolic but really and truly our catechists are the greatest.   We are all, to various degrees, called to be catechists.   Parents, in fact, are the primary catechists...

23rd Sunday of the Year - A                                                                                                                                 Dear friends in Christ,                Mercy and forgiveness are the main characteristics of God and are among the most important teachings of Jesus: “Be compassionate, as your Father is compassionate… Do not judge...

22nd Sunday Dear OLPH Family and Friends,               Speaking for God has never been a very popular activity.  Prophets often speak of the burden they feel and the abuse they receive, as did Jeremiah in our first reading.  “The word of the Lord has brought me derision...