December 2019

4th Sunday of Advent – A19   Dear friends in Christ, Matthew’s gospel is very fitting for Advent. It begins with a promise: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means, “God-with- us.” Fr. Hebert F. Smith, a Scripture commentator...

Dear OLPH Family and Friends, This Sunday is traditionally called “Gaudete” Sunday which in Latin is “Rejoice” Sunday.   It comes from the opening prayer of the Mass.  Many will translate that into the fact that the time of penance and preparation is almost over.   However!   We...