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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...

29th Sunday of the Year - B   Dear friends in Christ,   One of the consistent themes in Mark’s Gospel is the lack of comprehension of the disciples. Again and again the disciples failed and missed the point. Mark put this remark at the end of his Gospel:...

27th Sunday of the Year   Dear friends in Christ,   The Book of Genesis reports two different stories of creation and both stories tell that from the beginning God creates marriage between a man and a woman: first story (1:26-28) describes marriage as means of procreation; second story...

25th Sunday of the Year - B   Dear friends in Christ,   When Nelson Mandela was a law school student in Johannesburg he had a friend named Paul Mahabane, a liberal member of the African National Committee. One day, they were outside a post office when a white...

24th Sunday Dear OLPH Family and Friends, We have reached the mid- point of Mark’s Gospel and there is a radical change in the Evangelist’s approach. Jesus has been teaching in Galilee. He moves from displays of proving his divinity with descriptions of healings and speaking with...

23rd Sunday of the Year - B   Dear friends in Christ,   Illness brings sufferings. The man in today’s Gospel suffered deeply because he was deaf and had a speech impediment. He was literally locked up and imprisoned behind the wall of silence. He was isolated and cut...

22nd Sunday Dear OLPH Family and Friends, This weekend we celebrate Labor Day which for many of us in “the old days” marked the end of summer vacation and the beginning of the new school year.   Now, sadly, it seems that every school has a different commencement...

  21st Sunday of the Year - B   Dear friends in Christ,   Today’s gospel reading is the final extract from John’s chapter 6 about Jesus, the Bread of Life: “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life.” John reported that many of Jesus’ disciples found these...

OLPH Faith Formation 2018-2019 Registration is now open. Please click the link below to be redirected for the form. If you have more than one child registering, which are in separate ministries, you will need to fill out the form for each ministry. For example,...

20th Sunday Dear OLPH Family and Friends, Today we continue the beautiful reality of our faith that Jesus intends for us to become one with Him just as we become one with the food we eat.  The first reading takes a more poetic approach to a similar...