Family Blessing of the Advent Wreath

Dear Family of Families,As we entered into a new liturgical year, here’s a reflective Advent Examination of Conscience for you as you prepare for the coming of the Lord at Christmas and his Second/ Final Coming:1. Hopeful Anticipation:- Have I cultivated a spirit of hopeful anticipation for the coming of Christ...

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The Season of Advent

Beginning the Church’s liturgical year, Advent is the season encompassing the four Sundays leading up to the celebration of Christmas. Advent has a twofold benefit; as a season to prepare for Christmas when Christ’s first coming to us is remembered as well as a season when that remembrance directs our minds...

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Temporary Schedule for Holy Masses at OLPH:

It is with great pleasure that we return to the Pro-Cathedral for our weekday and weekend Holy Masses starting this Monday 4th September. Please note however, that after the celebrations of the  Weekday Masses, it is expected that everyone vacates the church and premises by 7:30 a.m. The church will be locked.  As a result,...

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World Day of Prayer

Renewal of our relationship with Creation (September 1st) In his Message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis chose the theme “Let Justice and Peace Flow.” “God wants justice to reign; it is as essential to our life as God’s children made in his likeness...

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FAMILY BLESSINGS OF THE ADVENT WREATH

We tend to think of Advent only as the season in which we prepare for Christmas, or the First Coming of Christ, but as the General Norms point out, it is important that we also remember it as a celebration in which we look forward to the Second Coming of...

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Advent preparation

Greetings, Advent comes from the Latin word meaning “coming.” Jesus is coming, and Advent is intended to be a season of preparation for His arrival. While we typically regard Advent as a joyous season, it is also intended to be a period of preparation, much like Lent. Prayer, penance and...

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St Martin Feast (November 11th)

Just before Martin was born, Christianity was legalized in the Roman Empire and the bloody persecution of Christians soon came to an end. The Gospel message soon flourished in ancient Rome, transforming the empire.  Martin’s parents were pagans, but he responded to the call of the Gospel and became a...

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