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OLPH Faith Formation 2018-2019 Registration is now open. Please click the link below to be redirected for the form. If you have more than one child registering, which are in separate ministries, you will need to fill out the form for each ministry. For example,...

20th Sunday Dear OLPH Family and Friends, Today we continue the beautiful reality of our faith that Jesus intends for us to become one with Him just as we become one with the food we eat.  The first reading takes a more poetic approach to a similar...

19th Sunday of the Year   Dear friends in Christ, In John’s Gospel, the miraculous deeds of Jesus were not called miracles but signs, and this for a reason. The problem was that quite often people saw the signs but didn’t understand what they were truly meant. Two Sundays...

17th Sunday of the Year - B   Dear friends in Christ,   Today’s readings are about God feeding the hungry crowd. During the famine, a man brought to Elisha twenty barley loaves. Elisha said to his servant, “Give it to the  people to eat.” The servant objected, “How...

16th Sunday   Dear OLPH Family and Friends, You might remember last week’s Gospel in which Jesus sent the disciples, two by two, to experience their first missionary endeavor.  Jesus sent them with nothing but their own experience of hearing and observing Him.  He gifted them with power...

15th Sunday of the Year - B     Dear friends in Christ,   Today’s first reading tells us about the state of Israel after the death of Solomon. By human rivalry the kingdom was divided north and south. Jeroboam, the appointed king of the north built a temple in Bethel...

13th Sunday of the Year - B   Dear friends in Christ,   The common theme of today’s readings is God made us for better things. “Do not be afraid; just have faith.” Today’s First Reading from the Book of Wisdom tells us, “God formed man to be imperishable; the...

Dear OLPH Family and Friends,   Today we have an unusual break with the progression of Ordinary Time.  However, the Saint whose birth we celebrate is truly one of the most unusual creations of God. Jesus in fact said that there was no greater man born of...

10th Sunday Dear OLPH Family and Friends, Today’s Gospel has a two-part scene from the life of Christ.   Beginning with something unique to Mark’s Gospel, Jesus’ family comes to the conclusion that he has gone crazy.   Their evidence?   He’s gained fame as an exorcist and a healer...

Corpus Christi Sunday   Dear friends in Christ,   The Catechism of the Catholic Church, quoting St. Thomas Aquinas, states that the Eucharist is the “Sacrament of sacraments – all other sacraments are ordered to it as its end… The Eucharist is the Source and Summit of the Church’s...