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

Every Wednesday from Nov 30 through Dec 21:
11 am – 12 -noon – Church
6 – 7 pm – Outside – Back Parking Lot

Every Friday from Dec 2 through Dec 16:
4-6 pm – Church

Additional Monday & Tuesday Opportunities during Advent:
Tuesday, Dec 13: 4 -7 pm – Church
Wednesday, Dec 14: 7 pm, Penance Service – Church
Monday, Dec 19: 4 -7 pm – Church
Tuesday, Dec 20: 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

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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!

We’d Love for You to Join us for Mass