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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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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Holy Souls Offerings

Offering Our Efforts on Behalf of the Holy Souls – November 2.On All Souls Day, we not only remember the dead, but we apply our efforts, through prayer, almsgiving, and the Mass, to their release from Purgatory. There are two plenary indulgences attached to All Souls Day, one for visiting...

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Queen of Heaven recital during Easter Season

Remember now that we are in the Easter season the Angelus is replaced with the prayer: Queen of Heaven at 6am, 12 noon and 6 pm. QUEEN OF HEAVEN V. Queen of heaven, rejoice, Alleluia. R. For whom you were made worthy to bear, Alleluia. V. Is now risen, just...

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Stations of the Cross

All parishioners are encouraged to make the Stations of the Cross every Wednesday of Lent at 6:00pm starting from the 04th March. at OLPH. Fr David’s requested for each week a different booklet to be used. 1st week Marian. (Blue booklet) See bulletin for more info.

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