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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the Aug 9, 2020

“Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” – Matthew 14:28 9 Aug 2020 Brothers and Sisters, Greetings in the Lord! Jesus has several encounters with his disciples on the Sea of Galilee. Earlier in the Gospel of Matthew– an account that also appears in the Gospel of Mark–...

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Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary 2020

The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary is traditionally a Holy Day of Obligation observed on August 15th, but as it falls on a Saturday this year, it is not required for you to attend Mass (virtually or in-person). Regardless of obligation, know OLPH will be offering morning Mass at 8:15 am outside near the...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the Aug 1, 2020

“There is no need for them to go away; give them some food yourselves.” -Matthew 14:16 2 Aug 2020 Brothers and Sisters, Peace and prayers as we move into August and prepare for a new school year!  Before Jesus began his public ministry, other prophets and miracle workers attracted the attention of crowds. Many were...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the July 26 2020

“O Lord, my God, you have made me, your servant, king to succeed my father David; but I am a mere youth, not knowing at all how to act. I serve you in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a people so vast that it cannot be numbered or counted.” -1 Kings...

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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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