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Dear OLPH Family and Friends, Due to a slight problem, I am unable to do my usual column. Please accept the following for this week. It expresses essentially my thoughts. 3rd Sunday of Easter "He stood in their midst and said to them, 'Peace be with you.' But...

2nd Sunday of Easter                                                                                                                               Dear friends in Christ,                                     Today in the Responsorial Psalm we proclaim God’s love and mercy, singing, “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting… his mercy endures forever.” God’s love and his...

Dear OLPH Family and Friends!   CHRIST IS RISEN!   ALLELUIA!_ Certain events can really cause sudden and dramatic transformation.  That was certainly so for the Apostles on that first Easter.   Their Master had been arrested, tried, tortured, executed and buried hastily.  They were afraid of suffering the same...

5th Sunday of Lent   Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                   On this Fifth Sunday of Lent we continue to hear of God making covenants with His People. This Covenant, however, is quite different.  It won’t be written on stone.  It won’t require physical signs of belonging (circumcision)...

4th Sunday of Lent - B                                                                                                                                 Dear friends in Christ,   The Gospel for “Rejoice Sunday” offers the essential story of the Bible in this most loved verse from John: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son.”   Everything in the...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Lakeside, CA 2018 Easter Schedule    Palm Sunday, March 25th       Saturday Evening Mass:  5:00 p.m.    Sunday Mass Schedule: 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. (Spanish) and 5:00 p.m.   Monday, March 26th Reconciliation Service 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.   Holy Thursday, March 29th Thursday of the Lord’s Supper Evening Mass...

ANNUAL LENTEN FOOD DRIVE It’s time for our Annual Lenten Food Drive for the hundreds of people that arrive at The Christian Helps Center each week in need of food. Please use sturdy bags or boxes and fill them with food from list below. You...

Third Sunday of Lent   Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                   During our first two Sundays of Lent we spoke of God making a new kind of Covenant.   Instead of a contract system of “I, God promise this and you promise that,” God made promises without conditional response from...

2nd Sunday of Lent                                                                                                             Dear friends in Christ,   Every year in Lent we hear the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration. There is special meaning about this event in   Jesus’ life in regard to our Lenten spirituality. The Transfiguration is not only about Jesus, it...

First Sunday of Lent Dear OLPH Family and Friends,           During these weeks of Lent we will hear a great deal about the concept and the true meaning of “Covenant.”    For the Hebrews it was a most important concept.   It was based on the principal of “contract”.  ...