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  • 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.

  • THIRTIETH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME OCTOBER 26, 2008

    Oct 25, 2008

    Thank you Deacon Dan! Wasn’t it great to have Deacon Dan Hoffman home with us last weekend? We certainly join in his “countdown to priesthood” and give thanks to God for his prayerfulness, energy and enthusiasm!

  • TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME OCTOBER 19, 2008

    Oct 19, 2008

    “E” is for Enthusiasm! It’s been a wonderful month, hasn’t it?! First, we all had the opportunity to once again see the colorful banners around the perimeter of the church that remind us of the many wonderful ministries of our parish.

  • TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME OCTOBER 5, 2008

    Oct 05, 2008

    Nametag Sunday! Did you learn at least one new name? Will you remember it and be able to greet that person by name next Sunday? I’m very proud to announce that at one Mass I knew everyone’s name among those who sat in the front row! While I’d like to pat myself on the back, the truth is, the cantor and the lector were the only ones in the front row at the time! That being said, I did connect a few more faces and names and was glad to have the opportunity. I hope you took advantage of and enjoyed it as well.

  • TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME SEPTEMBER 28, 2008

    Sep 28, 2008

    It’s Mission Time! A warm OLP “Welcome” to Ed and April Laughlin who are here to lead our Parish Family in this eagerly awaited experience. April and Ed are very busy people! They have spoken in over 500 parishes in the United States and Canada! They come to OLP refreshed, renewed, with big smiles and ready to share their message.

  • TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME SEPTEMBER 21, 2008

    Sep 13, 2008

    Most wedding celebrations at OLP include a number of “preludes.” They are carefully selected songs and instrumentals that help set the tone for what is to follow. They suggest love, fidelity, unity of mind and heart, God’s presence in married life, and other concepts related to this wonderful sacrament.

  • TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME - SEPTEMBER 7, 2008

    Sep 07, 2008

    This weekend, Fr. Bill will welcome Ava Marie into the family of faith at the Noon Mass. It’s the welcoming we call “Baptism,” and we rejoice with Ava’s Family and all those who bring their children to the font of Baptism. There will be several infants baptized the third Sunday of this month. Congratulations to all!

  • TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME - August 24, 2008

    Aug 18, 2008

    Well, is everything checked off the list? It should be! After all, tomorrow, Monday, August 25th, is the first day of school and we want everyone to be prepared for a great beginning!

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