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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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS- Carnival Week

Return of Palms: Please make every effort to return palms to be used in our Ash Wednesday Masses on or before next Saturday.  Boxes are placed at all the doors. No Holy Masses at the Pro-Cathedral on Sunday 19th: Due to Kiddies Carnival there will be no Sunday Holy Masses...

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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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St. Martin de Porres – Nov 3rd

St. Martin de Porres was a freed slave from Panama. His father abandoned his family, and they grew up in deep poverty. After spending just two years in primary school, Martin was placed with a barber/surgeon where he would learn to cut hair and the medical arts. As Martin grew...

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St. Ignatius of Antioch – Pray for Us! (Oct. 17)

St. Ignatius is one of the earliest Christian Martyrs. He was arrested in Antioch and, for unknown reasons, and was transported across half of the empire to Rome for punishment. Some suffering souls have experienced the passion of Christ in the very same manner that Christ did. Stigmatists have had...

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Feast  of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

How many of us know about the Feast  of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross? This Feast celebrates two events. The first is the discovery of the true cross by Saint Helena, the mother of the Emperor Constantine. The second is the celebration and commemoration of God’s greatest work: His...

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