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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...

20th Sunday of the Year                                                                                    Dear friends in Christ,                 The theme for this Sunday’s readings is expressed in the Psalm response: “O God, let all the nations praise you.”               The woman in today’s Gospel is an upset mother who has been one suffering...

‘I have been crucified with Christ; yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me.’ Galatians 2:20. It took a lot of time and prayer for me to leave Holy Family Parish in Linda Vista and begin a deeper journey with God here at...

Dear friends in Christ,             The first reading today takes us back about 860 years before Christ. Elijah had to deal with the pagan queen Jezebel and her pagan prophets of Baal. After defeating the queen’s prophets and destroying them, Jezebel retained her power and went...

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...