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29th Sunday of the Year - A Dear friends in Christ, The story of the Pharisees and the Herodians in today’s Gospel asking Jesus, “Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not?” happened in the last week of Jesus’ life. By now in Matthew’s...

28th Sunday Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                   To our modern way of life it is difficult for us to even comprehend how unbelievable Isaiah’s banquet sounded to his listeners.  To a people that struggled just to find enough food and drink to stay alive, this was...

26th Sunday   Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                   Today’s Gospel skips over the triumphal entry into Jerusalem and moves us directly into His final teachings.  Jesus tells today’s parable immediately after a debate with the chief priests and elders.  When they challenged His authority, Jesus asked them...

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...

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...