August 2019

22nd Sunday of the Year - C   Dear friends in Christ, This week’s gospel reading continues the teaching of Jesus in last Sunday’s gospel, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate.” It is about humility. This is what St. Paul wrote about Jesus: “Though he was in the...

Dear OLPH Family and Friends, To begin this little message, my family and I  want to thank you so much for your tremendous support and love conveyed during my brother Jim’s final days and his ultimate entry into Eternal Life.  Your sympathy and Mass cards are...

20th Sunday of the Year - C   Dear friends in Christ,   Jesus said in the Gospel today: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!” Fire is frightening; it can burn up everything. But if controlled, it is...

Dear OLPH Family and Friends, On this 19th “Sunday in ordinary Time the readings call us to be a people of faith. Faith, St. Paul tells us “is confident assurance concerning what we hope for, and conviction about things we do not see.”  Let us compare ourselves...

18th Sunday of the Year - C   Dear friends in Christ,   What does life consist of? Jesus tells us in today’s Gospel that our life does not consist of possessions. We cannot be secured by what we own even when our possessions are plenty. The rich man in...