News

Third Sunday of Lent   Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                   During our first two Sundays of Lent we spoke of God making a new kind of Covenant.   Instead of a contract system of “I, God promise this and you promise that,” God made promises without conditional response from...

2nd Sunday of Lent                                                                                                             Dear friends in Christ,   Every year in Lent we hear the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration. There is special meaning about this event in   Jesus’ life in regard to our Lenten spirituality. The Transfiguration is not only about Jesus, it...

First Sunday of Lent Dear OLPH Family and Friends,           During these weeks of Lent we will hear a great deal about the concept and the true meaning of “Covenant.”    For the Hebrews it was a most important concept.   It was based on the principal of “contract”.  ...

6th Sunday of the Year - B                                                                                                                   Dear friends in Christ,               Today’s Gospel starts with these words: a leper came to Jesus begging, “If you wish, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and...

5th Sunday Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                   With our reading from Job we hear his story of woe.  His plight is all the more pitiable when we realize that he had everything and now has nothing, not even his health.   Contrary to the Levitical law, Job’s...

4th Sunday   Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                   If you were asked “what was the first miracle performed by Jesus?” most would reply the miracle at the Wedding Feast of Cana.   That would be true if we were speaking of the Gospel according to Matthew.   However in...

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time   Dear OLPH Family and Friends,                  Our readings today are all a call to “repentance” and we are reminded that the time is NOW.  In our first reading, Jonah is sent to what was at the time one of the largest cities...