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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...

Guadete Sunday This Sunday used to be called Gaudete Sunday and refers to the message of joy that carries through all of our readings. John pointed to the sort of behavior that prepares the way for God’s coming. Zephaniah proclaims that God is overjoyed to be in our...

2nd Sunday of Advent - Year - C                                                                                                                  Dear friends in Christ, Hope is the grace of Advent. The Liturgy of the Second Sunday of Advent in cycle C brings us a message of hope with the final words of Isaiah in today’s...

First Sunday of Advent   Dear OLPH Family and Friends Advent didn’t begin this year until this weekend.  There will only be two days of Advent in the Fourth Week so we need to make the best of it immediately. Once again we hear that beautiful call to...

33rd Sunday Dear OLPH Family and Friends, There are only two weeks before the beginning of a new Church Year.  Can you believe it?   Once more I encourage you to make time to prayerfully read the featured Gospel for the new liturgical year.  In Year “C” we...

32nd Sunday - B Dear friends in Christ,   In today’s readings we have the beautiful story of Jesus about the poor widow and her two coins and the beautiful story about the poor widow with her small cake offered to the prophet Elijah. In his story, Jesus...

31st Sunday   Dear OLPH Family and friends, It is a challenge to begin this month with the feast of All Saints.  Our role as saints in Christ’s body is not only recognized, the feast reminds us of what we are expected to do to merit and maintain...

30th Sunday - B Dear friends in Christ,   Today’s Gospel tells the story of Bartimaeus a blind man. Hearing that Jesus was passing by the roadside where he sat begging for money, he began crying out loud, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me!” And when...