God’s Promises and YOU!
Advent 2022 at OLPH
Daily Mass, Holy Days & Eucharistic Adoration
Daily Mass: Monday – Saturday 8:15 am (Church & Livestream)
Immaculate Conception Masses
- Wednesday, Dec 7, 5 pm
- Thursday, Dec 8, 8:15 am, 9:30 am (school) & 7 pm*
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the monstrance (Eucharistic Adoration) -Wednesdays from 9 am through Saturdays at 8 am.
Private prayer in the Chapel is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Please visit www.olphparish.org/access to gain after-hours access.
* HIGH MASS – New to OLPH worship – we will set aside one Mass with additional time to worship through music and prayer for Solemnity Masses. Then following the Mass, we will gather for a time of fellowship and fun together to celebrate this feast day. Our first High Masses during Advent will be on Dec. 8th at 7 pm and Dec. 31st at 7 pm.
Extended Hours at OLPH
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sacrament of Reconciliation for Advent
Every Wednesday from Dec 7 through Dec 21:
11 am – 12 -noon – Church
6 – 7 pm – Outside – Back Parking Lot
No Confession on Wednesday, Dec 28th
Every Friday from Dec 9 through Dec 23:
4-6 pm – Church
Monday & Tuesday Opportunities during Advent:
Monday, Dec 19: 4 -7 pm – Church
Tuesday, Dec 20: 4 -7 pm – Church
Every Wednesday from Nov 30 through Dec 22:
11 am – 12 -noon – Good Shepherd Room
6 – 7 pm – Outside – Back Parking Lot
Every Friday from Dec 2 through Dec 17:
4-6 pm – Church
Additional Monday & Tuesday Opportunities during Advent:
Tuesday, Dec 14: 4 -7 pm – Church
Monday, Dec 20: 4 -7 pm – Church
Tuesday, Dec 21: 4 -7 pm – Church
Advent Wreath Lighting Signup
Be a part of lighting the Advent Wreath before Mass each weekend of Advent! Additionally, you are invited to bring up the gifts in preparation for Communion.
Get the Hallow APP
OLPH is excited to offer to all parishioners a free subscription to the very popular Hallow Catholic Prayer & Meditation App.
DIRECTIONS TO START USING HALLOW TODAY:
- Download Hallow at your app store or visit https://hallow.com/
- Open the app and join #Pray25 Challenge: Journey through Salvation History featuring the cast of ‘The Chosen.’
- Join OLPH-EC Advent Group (hallow.com/groups/WQDVPV) to virtually pray with each other, share prayer intentions, and stay on track!
Advent Weekly Reflections
God’s Promises and You!
Don’t forget to pick up an Advent Weekly Reflections booklet from the Church on Nov 19/20.
Each week a member of the OLPH Parish Staff will reflect on the Advent Sunday readings with a particular focus on God’s Promises of Protection, Abundance, Life, Control, and Presence. May these promises and readings help to prepare your heart for our Christmas celebration, the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ!
Giving Tree Program
Nov 26 & 27 | Pick up Tags
Dec 3/4 & 10/11 | Drop Off Gifts
You are invited to purchase Christmas presents as we do our small part to bring joy in the form of a gift to children at St. Wenceslaus in East Baltimore, St. Veronica’s in South Baltimore, the Franciscan Center, Sarah’s Hope shelter for mothers and children, and Grassroots Shelter here in Howard County.
Festival of Praise
FRI. Dec 2 | 7:30 pm
Festival of Praise is an evening of Eucharistic Adoration with worship music, intercession, and prayers for healing and is open to all! Encounter the heart of Jesus through music and worship. Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and those curious about Catholicism for this evening, where we give over our hearts and believe in God. A good God, stronger than our strength, wiser than our ways, and perpetual in his love.
Women’s Ministry – The Well
SAT. Dec 10 | 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Our own Stephanie Rosensteel will be with us to share about maintaining prayer and perseverance through the “deserts” life brings. As Israel waited for their Messiah, how can we remain hopeful and receptive to the Lord in times of longing and desolation?
Breakfast with Santa
SUN. Dec 11 | 9-12 pm
Join us as the school transforms Harrison Hall into a Winter Wonderland. Children, young & old, enjoy photos with Santa, cookies, cocoa, crafts, raffle baskets, games, and a Christmas Store with a Secret Shop!
Regional Advent Penance Service
WED. Dec 14 | 7 pm
Penance is a time to return to our Lord through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In addition to weekly opportunities, OLPH will host a Penance Service in the church. Six visiting Priests
from the area will join Fr. Mike and Fr. Anthony to hear your confession. Know that the Lord waits for you with His mercy. No sin is more significant than His love for you; receive His
love and forgiveness.
Family Holy Hour
SAT. Dec. 17 | 5:30 pm
Families of young children will arrive in their pajamas to eat pizza and play in the Parish Center gym, then head over to the church for a time of praise and worship before the Blessed Sacrament.
Boxes for Baltimore
Dec 17 & 18 | Drop off Boxes
Help us bring JOY to those experiencing homelessness in Baltimore City by participating in OLPH’s SALT Ministry’s Boxes for Baltimore program. Assemble a box using the shopping list (or two or twenty) with your family, friends, small groups, or neighbors! For more info about the program, please visit www.olphparsh.org/boxes.
Deliver the assembled and wrapped boxes to the OLPH Parish Center (Upper Level) during the weekend Masses of Dec 10/11.
Blessing of Bambinelli
Dec 17 & 18 | Weekend Masses
Bring the baby Jesus from your Nativity to be blessed at all the 4th Sunday of Advent Masses on Dec. 18/19 as we continue this beautiful Church tradition that began with the Popes in Rome.
Blue Christmas Prayer Service
MON. Dec 19 | 7 pm
Christmas is supposed to be a joyful season, but perhaps this past year has brought the loss of a loved one, a marriage, or a job. Join us for a prayer service in the Church or by livestream at 7 pm, where we will acknowledge that God’s presence is in the midst of our pain. A time of light refreshments and fellowship will follow.
Women’s Ministry – Advent Holy Hour
Dec 21 | 7 pm
Women of OLPH and friends are invited to this special Holy Hour, where we will set the busyness of our lives at the door, and, through music, prayer, and quiet time for reflection and journaling, we make room in our hearts for God. Ladies, take this time as a gift to yourself to hear God call you beautiful!
OLPH Christmas Mass Schedule 2022
Christmas Eve | Saturday, Dec 24
4 pm – Gym & Church (Livestream)
6 pm – Church
8 pm – Church
Midnight – Church
Christmas Day | Sunday, Dec 25
9 am – Church (Livestream)
There will be NO 7:30 am, 11 am, or 5:00 pm Mass on Dec. 25
New Year’s, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
New Year’s Eve – Saturday, December 31, 2022
4:30 pm, Church – Vigil Mass for the Solemnity
7:00 pm, Church (Livestream) – Vigil High Mass for the Solemnity
8:00 pm to Midnight – Eucharistic Adoration
New Year’s Day – Sunday, January 1, 2023
7:30 am – Mass for the Solemnity
9:00 am – Mass for the Solemnity (Livestream)
11:00 am – Mass for the Solemnity
There will be NO 5:00 pm Mass on Jan. 1
* HIGH MASS – New to OLPH worship – we will set aside one Mass with additional time to worship through music and prayer for Solemnity Masses. Then following the Mass, we will gather for a time of fellowship and fun together to celebrate this feast day.
Our first High Masses during Advent will be on Dec. 8th at 7 pm and Dec. 31st at 7 pm.