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29th Sunday of the Year - C Dear friends in Christ, The Readings of this weekend tell about the great importance of prayer in our lives: we are to be faithful in prayer because God is faithful in listening to us. Like Moses in the First Reading...

28th Sunday   Dear friends in Christ,   The Scripture Readings today present the beauty of one of the great human virtues, gratitude.  In these readings we’re told of the eleven people who were cured from their leprosy, one in the First Reading by the prophet Elisha, and ten...

27 Sunday C 19 My dear friends in Christ,   In today’s First Reading, prophet Habakkuk prayed to God, crying out, “How long, O Lord? I cry for help but you do not listen! I cry to you ‘Violence!’ But you do not intervene.” And the Lord answered,...

26th Sunday - C Dear friends in Christ,   Today’s readings are clearly about God’s command to love our neighbor and how obeying that command provides for our eternal salvation. Amos was a prophet of the poor, who preached against materialism and the oppression of the poor in the...

25th Sunday Dear OLPH Family and Friends, On this 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jesus’ parable is straightforward.  A manager is about to get fired, so he falsifies everybody’s loan agreements, handing out deep discounts.  Now all the debtors are friends who can help him in the...

24th Sunday - C Dear friends in Christ,   Exodus is the second book of the Bible which records the dramatic relationship between the faithful God and his ungrateful people who loved to complain. Indeed, from the first moment of their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land,...

Dear OLPH Family and Friends, On this 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Jesus invites us to follow Him but with the warning that if we do, it will require everything we have. One commentator suggests that Jesus’ PR could have used a little help.  Unless its...

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...