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Fifth Sunday   Dear OLPH Family and Friends, Toward the end of today’s second reading we hear: “The One who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’”  He does not say that He will destroy everything and then make a new creation.   He says...

4th Easter Sunday - C                                                                                                                                    Dear friends in Christ, The Responsorial Psalm of Fourth Sunday of Easter, “we are his people, the sheep of his flock,” can very well be a good introduction to today’s liturgy of Good Shepherd Sunday. Shepherd is...

Third Sunday of Easter Dear OLPH Family and Friends, Already the Third Week of Easter and every day we are hearing stories of the history of our Church and the growing Christian Community. In our first reading we realize that our forebears in the faith encountered some...

Palm Sunday Dear friends in Christ, Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday with a double focus, the Triumphant Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, and the Story of Jesus’ Passion and Death. Today, the procession with palms into the church invites us to experience Jesus’ march on that first...

Dear OLPH Family and friends, The following would have been eliminated due to space limitations. It pretty much says what I intended. "The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery and made her stand in the middle." The episode of the...

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...