March 2019

4th Sunday of Lent – C19   Dear friends in Christ,   Fourth Sunday of Lent is traditionally called “Laetare Sunday” or “Rejoice Sunday.” This is so because the Liturgy of this day tells about God’s great desire to forgive our sins. One of St. Luke’s favorite themes is forgiveness....

Third Sunday of Lent’   Dear OLPH Family and Friends, It is indeed the season for new beginnings, especially beginning again in the Spirit of a kind and merciful Lord. Our Responsorial Psalm for this Sunday repeatedly speaks of God’s merciful and compassionate nature.  “The Lord is kind...

2nd Sunday of Lent   Dear friends in Christ,   St. Luke reported that on the Mountain of Transfiguration Jesus revealed his identity in his glorified body to Peter, John, and James. The story of Transfiguration is not only about Jesus but also about us, as St. Paul wrote,...

1st Sunday of Lent   Dear Friends and Family of OLPH, Remember the days when we thought we would know it all when we received our diploma and even advanced degrees. No more exams – no more studies;   how quickly that illusion was dispelled. We learned quickly that the...

8th Sunday of the Year - C   Dear friends in Christ,   In today’s first reading, Sirach proclaims God’s wisdom and offers this practical advice: “Praise no man before he speaks, for it is then that men are tested.” Fr. Charles Miller writes about human language, saying, “Human language...