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6th Sunday of the Year - B                                                                                                                   Dear friends in Christ,               Today’s Gospel starts with these words: a leper came to Jesus begging, “If you wish, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and...

5th Sunday Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                   With our reading from Job we hear his story of woe.  His plight is all the more pitiable when we realize that he had everything and now has nothing, not even his health.   Contrary to the Levitical law, Job’s...

4th Sunday   Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                   If you were asked “what was the first miracle performed by Jesus?” most would reply the miracle at the Wedding Feast of Cana.   That would be true if we were speaking of the Gospel according to Matthew.   However in...

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time   Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                  Our readings today are all a call to “repentance” and we are reminded that the time is NOW.  In our first reading, Jonah is sent to what was at the time one of the largest cities...

Feast of Epiphany Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                  This Feast is so important.   Did you know that it was observed long before the Church began to celebrate Christmas? Hard to believe but it is a fact.  Originally, and still as such in the Divine Office, the...

Fourth Sunday of Advent   Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                  This year our Advent season couldn’t possibly be shorter.  The Fourth Week of Advent is exactly 25 hours; i.e. the Saturday evening Vigil for Sunday until the first Mass of Christmas at 6 pm on Sunday night....

3nd Sunday of ADVENT - B                                                                         Dear friends in Christ,                 On this Third Sunday of Advent the Church takes St. Paul’s words and calls us: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.” Zephaniah the prophet explains why: “The Lord, your...