Dear OLPH Family and Friends,

On this 2nd Sunday of Lent we celebrate Jesus’s Transfiguration.  It would almost seem like He is showing off but we all know that it was in the context of having just informed His Apostles of His pending suffering and death.   He was allowing them and us to know that what was about to happen was His choice and the ultimate expression of His love for us.

Every Christian is called upon to become a light in our darkened world.  Every Christian is called upon to radiate the light of Christ to the world-if not in a physical sense, at least in a metaphorical sense.

Jesus Himself said to His disciples: “You are the light of the world.   A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.   Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house.   Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.”  (Mt 5:14)

Like Jesus, we are called to be a light in the darkness of our world.  Lent is a time for asking ourselves how well we are living out our calling.   Lent is a time for asking ourselves how well we are letting our light shine before others that they may see it and praise our Father in heaven.  And if we aren’t doing as well as we could, Lent is a time for repenting and beginning anew to live out our calling.

Please note the times and places for Penance Services during this season.  God and all of heaven rejoice in the repentance of a sinner.  Repentance allows the light of Christ to shine through us.

Please note the temporary instructions that will be in place during the flu and Coronavirus

season!   Peace and Blessings!


Temporarily the following guidelines are to be observed:

  • Until further notice Communion will be given ONLY IN THE HANDS. 
  • Outside of the family, we recommend ONLY a polite greeting and/or nod at the Kiss of Peace.
  • Outside of the family, NO holding of hands during the Our Father.
  • No Communion from the cup, even for the ministers of Communion.
  • Please continue to pray for an end to the Coronavirus and protection from the flu.

Fr. Ron