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33rd Sunday of the Year- A                                                                                                                    Dear friends in Christ,   In today second reading St. Paul gives a clear instruction that the Lord will come again, although the time or date of his coming remains God’s secret, it will certainly come but...

Nov 12th    32nd Sunday   Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                  Today’s parable of the bridesmaids describes a situation that was commonplace in Jesus’ time.  It describes an ancient wedding celebration.   These celebrations went on for days and involved the whole village.   A high point came when the...

31st Sunday of the Year - A                                                                                                           Dear friends in Christ,                The teaching of Jesus in today’s Gospel sparked by the opposition of the scribes and the Pharisees to him. The scribes and the Pharisees sat on Moses’ chair, meaning, they...

30th Sunday   Oct 29, 2017 Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                   In Matthew’s Gospel we are near the end of Jesus’ public ministry – indeed His earthly life.  His opponents have been trying for some time to entrap Jesus.   When the doctor of the law asks Jesus...

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...