June 2018

13th Sunday of the Year - B   Dear friends in Christ,   The common theme of today’s readings is God made us for better things. “Do not be afraid; just have faith.” Today’s First Reading from the Book of Wisdom tells us, “God formed man to be imperishable; the...

Dear OLPH Family and Friends,   Today we have an unusual break with the progression of Ordinary Time.  However, the Saint whose birth we celebrate is truly one of the most unusual creations of God. Jesus in fact said that there was no greater man born of...

10th Sunday Dear OLPH Family and Friends, Today’s Gospel has a two-part scene from the life of Christ.   Beginning with something unique to Mark’s Gospel, Jesus’ family comes to the conclusion that he has gone crazy.   Their evidence?   He’s gained fame as an exorcist and a healer...

Corpus Christi Sunday   Dear friends in Christ,   The Catechism of the Catholic Church, quoting St. Thomas Aquinas, states that the Eucharist is the “Sacrament of sacraments – all other sacraments are ordered to it as its end… The Eucharist is the Source and Summit of the Church’s...