Advent is a season filled with longing and renewed hope. Come and be fed by the riches of our Lord’s presence.

2020 Advent Offerings

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Let’s not forget the Sacrament of Reconciliation in our preparations.  We will offer extended hours this week for the opportunity to encounter the healing and forgiveness of God.The Sacrament Reconciliation will be offered per the following times and locations:

Monday, December 14, 4 pm to 7 pm

Tuesday, December 15, 4 pm to 7 pm

Wednesday, December 16, 11 am to 12-noon and 6 pm to 7 pm

Friday, December 18, 4 pm-6 pm 

Saturday, December 19, 1 pm to 4 pm 

Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday will be held outdoors via car, located behind the church building, and indoors via the main church entrance.
Our first session on Wednesdays will be held in front of the church, and the evening session held in the rear of the church.

Friday will take place inside the Church. 

Please note that during the fourth week of Advent, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available on Tuesday, December 22, from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Pastoral Care & Healing

Blue Christmas Prayer Service

On Monday, December 14 at 7 pm
We invite you to join us for our annual Blue Christmas service on Monday, December 14th, starting at 7 pm. An evening filled with prayer and reflection, the service is an opportunity to bring our burdens before the Lord while experiencing the light of Christ in our lives, especially during such dark times. This event will be both in-person and live-streamed on Facebook for those who are unable to or uncomfortable leaving their homes. There is no need to sign up.

Personal Prayer & Song

OLPH Advent Spotify playlists are available now on Spotify! 

Be sure to check back often for additional seasonal podcasts curated by OLPH Music Director, Ben-David Warner. All of OLPH’s Spotify playlists are a perfect compliment to personal prayer or your next long walk.

Click the link to listen: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3dHFCzQrtKTadwsNwsyzll

Holy Days

Masses for Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Monday, December 7 at 7 pm
Tuesday, December 8 at 8:15 am and 5 pm

Catholic Traditions

Blessing of the “Bambinelli”

Sunday, December 20 

Bring the baby Jesus from your Nativity to be blessed at our 4th Sunday of Advent Masses!

Join us for Mass at 4:30 pm, 9 am, 11 am, or 5 pm on Dec. 20/21 as we continue this beautiful Church tradition that began with the Popes in Rome.

Click HERE to access live stream masses.

Adoration & Special Adoration Events

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the Altar

in the Church & Live Stream
Wednesdays, 2 pm to 7 pm and Fridays from 2 pm to 10 pm

*The Church remains open for private prayer Mondays & Tuesdays, 7:45 am to 3 pm, Wednesdays, 7:45 am to 7 pm, and Fridays, 7:45 am to 10 pm. The Church will not be open on Christmas Day after the last Mass of the day.

Special Adoration Events

Friday, December 4 at 7:30 pm, Adoration with Lessons & Carols-style prayer and praise. Please sign up HERE.



 

Friday, December 11 at 7 pm, Holy Hour Sisters in the Lord (with Scripture & Music)

A Holy Hour set aside for Women and their young Sisters.  This special hour during our evening of Adoration will include worship, music, testimony, prayer and reflection.  

Friday, December 18 at 7 pm, Holy Hour Brothers in the Lord (with Scripture & Music)

A Holy Hour set aside for Men and their young Brothers.  This special hour during our evening of Adoration will include worship, music, testimony, prayer and reflection. 

This is an in-person opportunity and no sign up is required. Both evenings will be live streamed as well. 

Click here to watch via live stream.

Serve

Boxes for Baltimore are back!

All you need to know can be found HERE.

Make and wrap your box at home and return to the
Church the weekend of Dec 12/13. 
Need socks or plastic bags? No problem!
You may pick them up from the Parish office front porch anytime. 

Advent Reflection Resources

The Road to Bethlehem on FORMED

Take advantage of daily video reflections this Advent HERE.

Registered OLPH Parishioners gain access to Formed for free. Click HERE to get started.

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