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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The assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This is the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. This Solemnity reminds us of the unique role that Mary served in the process of our Salvation. Although she was without sin, we have the possibilities of receiving God’s forgiveness for...

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Novena Prayers 

A novena is a specific prayer recited for nine consecutive days for a particular intention. Novenas can be prayed at any time a special request arises. Novenas are especially prayed nine days prior to a feast day to which one has a favorite devotion, ending on the eve of the...

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History About the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Sacred Heart of Jesus is a special form of devotion to the physical heart of Jesus. It is the love He shares with the Father and the Holy Spirit for humanity.In the eleventh and twelfth centuries, devotion to the Sacred Heart arose in Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries. Passages from the published work “Vitis mystica” inspired...

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Synodality

Greetings Synodality is a part of us now, especially on our journey together in this life as sons and daughters of God. During our walk together, we may experience good and bad times, hurts and joys, surprises and disappointments. How do we respond to those who hurt us?  We should...

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Dear OLPH Family of Families,

Tomorrow we celebrate new beginnings and the promise of a new year. It is fitting on the first day of January that we also celebrate the feast of the Solemnity of Mary, commemorating the role Mary plays in the mystery of our salvation. The Second Vatican Council stated: “Clearly from...

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Reflection on Synodality

As we celebrate the Holy Family which consists of Saint Joseph, The Virgin Mary, and the child Jesus, we respect and love this example of love given to us from our God above. If we understand the bond which holds this family together, then we could parallel it to our...

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