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Novena to Pray for Our Nation

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops encourages prayer for our nation, by participating in the 2020 Election Novena. Each day from Monday, October 26, until Tuesday, November 3, each day please pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be for the day’s intention. The list of daily intentions are shared below and shared...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the October 4, 2020

Finally, he sent his son to them, thinking, “They will respect my son.” But when the tenants saw the son, they said to one another, “This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance.” -Matthew 21:37-38 4 October 2020 Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi Brothers and Sisters, Respect, honor, and...

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Casserole Pan Pick Up Weekend

*Help Us, Help Another* As you all can probably imagine, those in our greater community suffering from food insecurity are in need of our help more than ever. Won’t you help us help another by grabbing a casserole pan this weekend? Pans will be available for pick in the narthex for OLPH’s indoor masses at...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the July 19 2020

“Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where have the weeds come from?” -Matthew 13:27 19 July 2020 Brothers and Sisters, Greetings. At various times in our lives, we confront the question of evil. Why does evil exist? Why does God permit suffering? Jesus addresses these challenging questions, even if he does...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the July 12 2020

But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold. -Matthew 13:8 12 July 2020 Brothers and Sisters, Greetings. Our prayer remains that you and your families may find true rest in the Lord this summer. We are all in need of rest; rest from the pandemic in which...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the July 5, 2020

You are not in the flesh; on the contrary, you are in the spirit, if only the Spirit of God dwells in you. -Romans 8:9 5 July 2020 Brothers and Sisters, Greetings. As St. Paul would write, “I give thanks to God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is heralded throughout...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the June 28, 2020

Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. -Matthew 10:39 28 June 2020 Brothers and Sisters, May the Season of Summer bring rest and rejuvenation to you and your families. St. Matthew continues in today’s Gospel with Jesus’ teaching to his intimate disciples, calling for...

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Father Mike’s Communication for June 21, 2020

Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. -Matthew 10:32 June 21, 2020 Brothers and Sisters, Greetings and Peace! Upon acceptance of an award or the winning of a championship, a speech is often expected. Those speeches often make acknowledgment of those who supported them. The MVP gives credit to...

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Father Mike’s Communication for June 14, 2020

The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” -John 6:52 June  14, 2020   Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Eucharist is a hard teaching. If people only understood the Eucharist, our need for Evangelization would be forever satisfied. This sacrament at the core of our faith...

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Father Mike’s Communication for June 7, 2020

  “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.” -2 Corinthians 13:11 June 7, 2020 Brothers and Sisters, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Likely multiple times a day,...

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