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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Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary

This Feast is celebrated on the 7th of October. It is an annual Feast, a 16th century naval victory which saved Europe against the Turkish invasion.      An intercession was made to the Blessed Virgin Mary who was invoked on the day of battle through a campaign to pray...

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R.C.I.A Registration Information

Kindly note the following as it relates to the RCIA Programme: 1)   Registration will be open for one (1) month from Monday 19th September to Friday 21st October, 2022.  2)   Forms can be submitted via the online links provided OR collected at the Parish Office. 3)   Any queries can be sent via e-mail to rciaolphparish@gmail.com during the registration process. R.C.I. A. Registration Requirements Persons are kindly...

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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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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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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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