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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...

Greetings! This year our Faith Formation Classes registration will be done under each ministry; e.g. TK-5 (Elementary), 6th-8th (Jr High), and 9th-12th including Confirmation (High School). Please fill out the forms according to your child's grade.  All information is due before September 22nd, Friday at 5pm...

21st Sunday   Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                   Just before this week’s Gospel passage, Jesus warns His disciples against the “leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”   He, in fact, called those two groups a bunch of hypocrites.   Now they find themselves in gentile and imperial territory.   Caesarea...

20th Sunday of the Year                                                                                    Dear friends in Christ,                 The theme for this Sunday’s readings is expressed in the Psalm response: “O God, let all the nations praise you.”               The woman in today’s Gospel is an upset mother who has been one suffering...

‘I have been crucified with Christ; yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me.’ Galatians 2:20. It took a lot of time and prayer for me to leave Holy Family Parish in Linda Vista and begin a deeper journey with God here at...

Dear friends in Christ,             The first reading today takes us back about 860 years before Christ. Elijah had to deal with the pagan queen Jezebel and her pagan prophets of Baal. After defeating the queen’s prophets and destroying them, Jezebel retained her power and went...

Feast of the Transfiguration. Dear OLPH Family and Friends, Every year we hear an account of the Transfiguration on the Second Sunday of Lent.  Then, we hear the same account on this feast, which occasionally falls on Sunday. Celebrating this event outside of Lent gives it a...