From the Pastor: 10/4/15

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in From the Pastor Columns

Dear OSJ Family, Well it happened! We all survived Pope Mania and the world now knows what a first class city Philadelphia really is! Our city and our Church shined! No one can argue that. More importantly, Pope Francis succeeded in his mission of evangelizing our nation and he helped to enliven and reinvigorate the faith of so many here in Philly, in NYC, in DC and throughout our country and the worldwide Church! So many commented that the...

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From the Pastor: 9/20/15

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in From the Pastor Columns

Dear OSJ Family, As this week approaches, our city is about to become inundated with pilgrims. No, not the Thanksgiving kind, that is, those English travelers with large awkward hats, odd floppy bonnets and big belt buckles, but the Catholic kind! You see a pilgrim, in the Catholic sense, is a person who journeys to a sacred place for religious purposes. Not unlike the English pilgrims who fled England for religious freedom in a new land. Our...

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