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See Christ in Everything

On December 17, 2014, Posted by , In Pastor's Message, With No Comments

Christianity is a lifestyle of paradoxes. We only keep love and joy, Jesus says, be giving it away. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” says the Golden Rule. And the greatest paradox of all: It is in dying that we are born to eternal life….

Serve And Be Served

On November 5, 2014, Posted by , In Pastor's Message, With No Comments

In one of the parishes I served as a young priest, the booklet of programs and ministries put together by that parish staff was titled, “To Serve and Be Served.” It was my pastor’s way of reminding the parishioners that in participating in the life of a parish community, we…

Season of Vacations

On June 14, 2014, Posted by , In Pastor's Message, With No Comments

Spring and early summer are known for graduations and weddings, but in our Catholic Church it is also a time when we celebrate ordinations. Men ending years of seminary training are ordained to the priesthood, while deacons – of both the transitional and permanent type – are ordained to another…

Our Continued Call to Evangelize

On February 25, 2014, Posted by , In Pastor's Message, With No Comments

This month we observe the anniversary of Pope Francis’ election. Over the past 12 months the words and actions of the Holy Father have delighted many and worried others. One thing is for sure – Pope Francis has not failed to get people thinking and talking, both inside and outside…

Let Christ Be Born In Our Hearts

On December 9, 2013, Posted by , In Pastor's Message, With No Comments

As the official start of winter approaches and our observance of Advent draws us closer to the Christmas celebration, the Church in her liturgy and teaching continues to call us to patience as we wait for the celebration of the Lord’s first coming at Christmas, and for his second coming…

Investing In Our Youth

On September 13, 2013, Posted by , In Pastor's Message, With No Comments

Ever since Our Lady of Prompt Succor parish was erected in 1947 by Bishop Charles P. Greco, ours has been and is a community that puts time, effort and money into educating and forming its children and youth. OLPS parochial school was opened in 1949 and has been providing education…

Our Relationship To Christ Through Our Community

On June 3, 2013, Posted by , In Pastor's Message, With No Comments

With all the excitement over the election of Pope Francis and the beginning of his papacy over the past several months, it’s been easy to overlook the fact that we are still in the midst of the Year of Faith proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI last year. One of the…

Looking to Easter and Beyond

On March 8, 2013, Posted by , In Pastor's Message, With No Comments

It seems such a short time since last May, when we broke ground and construction began on our Family Life Center. Only 10 months, and now the building sits proudly at the heart of the OLPS campus, all but ready for its “baptism” immediately after Easter. Of course, the development…

A Time of Thanks and Faith

On December 17, 2012, Posted by , In Pastor's Message, With Comments Off on A Time of Thanks and Faith

As we enter this season of the year in which we give thanks, it is good to count our blessings from God and truly be grateful for all we have received from God’s hand.This is also a time to recall that our gratitude to God should not be limited to…

New Things in the Parish

On August 10, 2012, Posted by , In Pastor's Message, With No Comments

August always brings a new energy to the OLPS campus, with the students back in school and parish activities beginning again. On Aug. 19 we celebrate our annual back-to-school “luau,” sponsored by the Family Life Commission, but we will enjoy the fun, food and friendship in a different area of…