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33rd Sunday Dear OLPH Family and Friends, There are only two weeks before the beginning of a new Church Year.  Can you believe it?   Once more I encourage you to make time to prayerfully read the featured Gospel for the new liturgical year.  In Year “C” we...

32nd Sunday - B Dear friends in Christ,   In today’s readings we have the beautiful story of Jesus about the poor widow and her two coins and the beautiful story about the poor widow with her small cake offered to the prophet Elijah. In his story, Jesus...

31st Sunday   Dear OLPH Family and friends, It is a challenge to begin this month with the feast of All Saints.  Our role as saints in Christ’s body is not only recognized, the feast reminds us of what we are expected to do to merit and maintain...

30th Sunday - B Dear friends in Christ,   Today’s Gospel tells the story of Bartimaeus a blind man. Hearing that Jesus was passing by the roadside where he sat begging for money, he began crying out loud, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me!” And when...

29th Sunday of the Year - B   Dear friends in Christ,   One of the consistent themes in Mark’s Gospel is the lack of comprehension of the disciples. Again and again the disciples failed and missed the point. Mark put this remark at the end of his Gospel:...

27th Sunday of the Year   Dear friends in Christ,   The Book of Genesis reports two different stories of creation and both stories tell that from the beginning God creates marriage between a man and a woman: first story (1:26-28) describes marriage as means of procreation; second story...

25th Sunday of the Year - B   Dear friends in Christ,   When Nelson Mandela was a law school student in Johannesburg he had a friend named Paul Mahabane, a liberal member of the African National Committee. One day, they were outside a post office when a white...

24th Sunday Dear OLPH Family and Friends, We have reached the mid- point of Mark’s Gospel and there is a radical change in the Evangelist’s approach. Jesus has been teaching in Galilee. He moves from displays of proving his divinity with descriptions of healings and speaking with...

23rd Sunday of the Year - B   Dear friends in Christ,   Illness brings sufferings. The man in today’s Gospel suffered deeply because he was deaf and had a speech impediment. He was literally locked up and imprisoned behind the wall of silence. He was isolated and cut...

22nd Sunday Dear OLPH Family and Friends, This weekend we celebrate Labor Day which for many of us in “the old days” marked the end of summer vacation and the beginning of the new school year.   Now, sadly, it seems that every school has a different commencement...