Our Lady of Peace

Bulletin

  • THE MOST HOLY TRINITY JUNE 7, 2009

    Jun 08, 2009

    Go . . . and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father,
    and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
    — Matthew 28:19

  • PENTECOST SUNDAY MAY 31, 2009

    May 30, 2009

    Happy Pentecost! We rejoice in the gift of the Holy Spirit who descended upon the apostles – who is alive and well and at work in the church, the family of faith today!

  • SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER - MAY 24, 2009

    May 24, 2009

    The soldier crosses the walkway in twenty-one carefully measured steps. The soldier then faces the marble monument for twenty-one seconds, turns, and pauses yet another twenty-one seconds before retracing his steps. The tribute is repeated over and over again, day and night, in honor of all the “unknowns” who served our country.

  • SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER MAY 17, 2009

    May 16, 2009

    Why Anointing of the Sick? Because it is a reflection of the love of our Risen Lord and his compassion towards the suffering! It’s St. James who reminds of this and the importance of this Sacrament.

  • SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER: DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2009

    Apr 21, 2009

    If I were to ask you which passage in the Bible best reflects the “Divine Mercy,” you might protest that it is a trick question. And you would be right! There are many passages throughout scripture that reveal God’s tremendous love and mercy. In fact, the entire Bible is a revelation of God’s unconditional love for all of us!

  • Second Sunday of Lent - March 8, 2009

    Mar 07, 2009

    One part of the celebration of First Reconciliation last weekend was a reading from the Gospel of St. Luke. This particular Gospel poses a question as well as suggests an answer! The question is this: “Who among you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until it is found?” The presumed answer is that any caring and loving shepherd would be out there searching until that lost sheep is found and returned to be with the others.

  • FOURTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME FEBRUARY 1, 2009

    Feb 01, 2009

    “Through the intercession of St. Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from every disease of the throat and from every other illness: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” No doubt, my friends, this blessing will be repeated many times as the faithful come forward to have their throats blessed this coming Tuesday, February 3rd. Why do we get our throats blessed on St. Blaise Day? Why has this celebration continued with such great popularity? Certainly, the answer to these questions has much to do with the life of St. Blaise; what is known as fact and the legends surrounding him as well.

  • THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME JANUARY 25, 2009

    Jan 24, 2009

    WE CELEBRATE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2009! That’s right, friends, this entire week is dedicated to celebrating Our Lady of Peace School as well as Catholic elementary and secondary schools throughout the United States. Here, and across the country, we take the opportunity to remember and thank God for the great gift that Catholic Education has been and continues to be.

  • SECOND SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME JANUARY 18, 2009

    Jan 17, 2009

    The cover of our bulletin today is both an invitation and a reminder, friends! First, all are welcome to the Open House to be held at OLP School next Sunday following the 9AM Mass until 1PM. Come and enjoy hospitality, tour the school, meet our faculty, and delight in all the opportunities OLP provides for the development of our youth.

  • THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD JANUARY 11, 2009

    Jan 10, 2009

    The children had practiced many times for the annual Christmas Pageant, and finally it came time for the dress rehearsal. The story unfolded magnificently! Mary and Joseph arrived at the stable, the shepherds came to visit Jesus, and, eventually, the three kings entered and knelt at the crib to present their gifts. Following the rehearsal, one of the three king’s dads asked his son: “Billy, do you know the name of the king that you are representing in the show?”

  • THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD JANUARY 4, 2009

    Jan 03, 2009

    A husband and wife decided to start out the New Year right and resolved to go on a diet. They subscribed to a program that “guaranteed” weight loss if you followed the directions. So, the couple got all the pre-packaged meals they needed for January plus. They took each entrée out of the box and baked or put it in the microwave as prescribed. They would then divide it in half and sit down to enjoy their meal. The diet seemed wonderful; they had plenty of energy and never felt hungry. The day of “reckoning” came on January 31st when they took turns standing on the scale.

  • HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY,AND JOSEPH DECEMBER 28, 2008

    Dec 26, 2008

    Billy’s mom was very carefully unpacking the nativity set. Was such great caution necessary? Well it was, in fact, a “Hummel Collection” that had been passed down to her from her grandparents. Each figurine was “double wrapped” and boxed, no chance that anything would get chipped or broken.

  • Fourth Sunday of Advent December 21, 2008

    Dec 21, 2008

    A VERY BLESSED FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT, GOOD PEOPLE AND FRIENDS OF OUR LADY OF PEACE! As you walk or drive by the OLP School Windows, you notice a very simple winter greeting: “NOEL.”

  • Third Sunday of Advent December 14, 2008

    Dec 15, 2008

    Well, friends, here we are; it’s the Third Sunday of the Advent Season. By now you have accomplished many of those things on the “To Do” list in preparation for Christmas. Let me ask you a question. Do you have “go to confession” checked off? Is it even on the list? Let’s hope that our spiritual preparation for the birth of our Savior ranks right up there with the many other ways we anticipate December 25th.

  • Second Sunday of Advent - December 7, 2008

    Dec 07, 2008

    Our worship space is filled with the signs and symbols of the Advent Season! Even in the sands of the desert, our wreath springs forth with greenery! Yes, greens that speak of the circle of life; our years here and our hope for an eternity with God! Four candles mark the passing of the Sundays of Advent and our growing excitement as Christmas approaches.

  • FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT NOVEMBER 30, 2008

    Dec 01, 2008

    Welcome to Advent, friends! This weekend is our entry into the new liturgical year marked by the lighting of the first candle on the Advent Wreath as well as music and an environment that reflects our eager and prayerful anticipation of Christmas.

  • OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST THE KING NOVEMBER 23, 2008

    Nov 21, 2008

    One of the most highly anticipated events our youth in scouting look forward to is what has become known as the “Thanksgiving” or “Turkey” campout. It began small, as did the troop.

  • THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME NOVEMBER 16, 2008

    Nov 15, 2008

    What a change! Just a week ago it seemed like summer with beautiful sunshine filled days and temperatures sometimes exceeding seventy degrees. Perhaps we thought that we were going to escape the early winter that many were predicting.

  • DEDICATION OF THE LATERAN BASILICA IN ROME NOVEMBER 9, 2008

    Nov 08, 2008

    Quite recently I had the honor of celebrating Mass for our OLP 8th Graders. The occasion was their class retreat, an experience that I often refer to as “the beginning of the end.” It’s really one of the first and most important events the class has together as the clock keeps on ticking, the calendar months go flying by, and before you know it – it’s graduation day 2009!

  • COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED (ALL SOULSDAY) NOVEMBER 2, 2008

    Nov 02, 2008

    “What a beautiful day!” Carl thought, as he enjoyed his morning walk near the water. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, what could be better?! Little did Carl realize that the weather was soon about to change! A huge black cloud drifted in from the West. The wind began to blow with such ferocity that Carl could barely keep his hat on. The chill that came with it forced him to fasten every button on his coat as he hastily retreated for shelter.