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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...

Dear friends in Christ, A rich young man asks Jesus, “What must I do to possess eternal life?” Jesus replies, “Go sell what you have, give the money to the poor, and come follow me.” But the young man walks away sad, because he is very...

Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                 The readings this week can be seen as a second part of what we heard last week.  This is especially seen in the Gospel as Jesus explains the parable of the sower and seed that we heard last week.   The...

15th Sunday of the Year - A                                                                                                                                 Dear friends in Christ,                     Jesus concludes the Parable of the Sower with this invitation: “Anyone who has ears should listen.” Some believe that Jesus may have...

I have been at Our Lady of Perpetual Help for the last 7 years, and I love being here more and more every day. It is my sanctuary and the place  I can go and connect to God when everywhere else seems to be full of...

Fourteenth Sunday Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                  During the Sermon on the Mount Jesus gave us the Beatitudes.   Most of us are familiar with the Beatitudes and sadly the majority of us think that was the end of “the Sermon”.  Essentially the Beatitudes speak, not so...

Reflections of the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time What sobering words Jesus offers us in this week’s Gospel: “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever...

      Dear OLPH Family and Friends,          This Sunday the church returns to Ordinary Time and green vestments.   We also return to the continuous reading of Matthew’s Gospel.  We had finished chapter 7 when Lent and Easter were celebrated.   Two chapters (8 and 9) spoke of Jesus’...

We are happy to report that the many ministry offices at OLPH have moved from the St. Joseph Center House to the Holy Family Center Lower Level. Beginning in the 1960s, the St. Joseph Center House was home to half a dozen sisters who served OLPH...

Dear OLPH Family and Friends, Today we celebrate one of the most important dogmas of the Catholic Church and held as an ultimate truth by most Christians. Understanding the significance of Trinity Sunday can be as simple as one-two-three. It begins with God the Father –who...