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Father Mike’s Communication for May 24, 2020

Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” -Acts 1:6 May 24 2020 Brothers and Sisters, The Gospel of Luke opens up with Jesus descending in humility, as a baby, one among us, and concludes with Jesus ascending to heaven in glory as the disciples offer praise. Through Luke, we...

OLPH Parish | Advent | This year, mark your Baptism date and CELEBRATE!!!
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OLPH Parish | Advent | This year, mark your Baptism date and CELEBRATE!!!

Our Theme for this Week: The Baptism of the Lord. As we honor the baptism of our Lord, may we recall our own baptism and look to celebrate the anniversary of our own special day. Baptism Celebrating baptisms with families is a wonderful joy.  Even crying babies have little damper on my enjoyment.  I love...

OLPH Parish | Advent | The greatest gift I can offer…
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OLPH Parish | Advent | The greatest gift I can offer…

Our Theme for this Week: Our Offerings to God. The Magi brought valuable gifts to the Lord, what can we aim to give to God this year? Offering Gifts For parts of the Christian world, the Solemnity of the Epiphany is the central celebration of the Christmas season.  On the day commemorating the arrival of...

OLPH Parish | Advent | My favorite Christmas Card and Why
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OLPH Parish | Advent | My favorite Christmas Card and Why

Our Theme for this Week: Favorite Christmas Cards. As you look through Christmas cards again, which is your favorite and why?. Have you ever tried to choose a favorite Christmas card? One day, I decided to search for my favorite card.  But, there were so many different types to choose from!  Some were funny, some...

OLPH Parish | Advent | St Francis & the Creche, Fact or Fiction?
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OLPH Parish | Advent | St Francis & the Creche, Fact or Fiction?

Our Theme for this Week: The Nativity Creche. As we imagine the scene of Jesus’ birth, today we reflect on the origin and awe of the Creche. The Christmas Creche, also called the Nativity Scene, is a long-standing Christian tradition enjoyed by millions around the world each year to commemorate the birth of Christ. But...

OLPH Parish | Advent | The Nativity Scene and the Trough
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OLPH Parish | Advent | The Nativity Scene and the Trough

Our Theme for this Week: The Nativity Creche. As we imagine the scene of Jesus’ birth, we reflect on one of the characters and what they offered the Lord and learned from this great miracle. My favorite advent tradition is to cozy up under a blanket next to the nativity scene each morning, light my...

OLPH Parish | Advent | Do They Know It’s Christmas at all?
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OLPH Parish | Advent | Do They Know It’s Christmas at all?

Our Theme for this Week: Why we love Christmas Carols/Hymns. Our days are filled with Christmas music this time of year, let us draw close and consider why we love these song/hymns. Do They Know It’s Christmas? In the mid 1980’s there was a horrible famine in Ethiopia and some musicians decided to raise money...

OLPH Parish | Advent | Oh, Holy Night…
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OLPH Parish | Advent | Oh, Holy Night…

Our Theme for this Week: Why we love Christmas Carols/Hymns. Our days are filled with Christmas music this time of year, let us draw close and consider why we love these song/hymns. Angels We Have Heard on High… One of my favorite Christmas carols is ‘Oh Holy Night’. I was probably about 12 when the...

OLPH Parish | Advent | Glooooooooooooooria, In Excelsis Deo
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OLPH Parish | Advent | Glooooooooooooooria, In Excelsis Deo

Our Theme for this Week: Why we love Christmas Carols/Hymns. Our days are filled with Christmas music this time of year, let us draw close and consider why we love these song/hymns. Angels We Have Heard on High… Advent is a time to gather and wait for Jesus.  On Sunday we reached the midpoint and...

OLPH Parish | Advent | Our Lady of Guadalupe, and ME!
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OLPH Parish | Advent | Our Lady of Guadalupe, and ME!

Our Theme for this Week: The Sacred Art of Mary. As we search for great works of art around Mary and the birth of Jesus, may these reflections help bring us closer to Him through her. “A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet,...

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