From The Pastor 1-3-16

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in From the Pastor Columns

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, Blessed 2016! As we begin a new year again, let’s take time to do as our holy Jesuit founder St. Ignatius Loyola exhorts us, and earnestly reflect on the past year so that looking back we can look forward with hope and great expectation. Let us examine, in God’s light, our spiritual life. In St Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises, he writes, “The goal of the spiritual life is to choose what better leads to God’s deepening life...

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From The Pastor 12-27-15

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in From the Pastor Columns

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, Peace of the New Born King! We all know well that Christmas has the ability to bring family and friends together and to help us to appreciate the love in our lives that we can often take for granted.  This is just one reason that we celebrate Holy Family Sunday today. During this holy season of giving and receiving God’s love, made manifest for us in the birth of Jesus Christ, let us make every effort to take time to slow...

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From The Pastor 12-20-15

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in From the Pastor Columns

AMDG Dear OSJ Family,  As we celebrate the last Sunday of Advent, we rejoice for Emmanuel, God is with us! Sadly, in the last few weeks we have seen how some people, in the face of the atrocities that have occurred both globally and nationally, have unfairly and inappropriately lashed out at people of several faith traditions and have disrespected God’s abiding presence by disrespecting God’s people.  I think of the so called “Evangelical...

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From The Pastor 12-13-15

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in From the Pastor Columns

AMDG Dear OSJ Family,  As many of you know, Pope Francis has declared 2016 as the Jubilee Year of Mercy! “At times we are called to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father’s action in our lives. For this reason I have proclaimed an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy as a special time for the Church, a time when the witness of believers might grow stronger and more effective.” – Pope...

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