From The Pastor 12-6-15

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in From the Pastor Columns

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, With Advent fully upon us, the refrain from the letter to the Hebrews 13:8 rings so true:  Jesus Christ; yesterday, today and forever!  Indeed we must remember amid the bright lights, holiday parties and mega sales of the season that Jesus is the very heart of this holy season of Advent! The word Advent from the Latin means “coming” or “arrival.” The entire focus of this sacred season is the...

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From The Pastor 11-29-15

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in From the Pastor Columns

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, PLEASE join us next Wednesday, Dec 2nd, for our newly restored – at OSJ – Holy Hour – Eucharistic exposition, adoration and benediction! This time honored devotion of the Church will give you the quiet and peace that we all seek! Accordingly, I share with you these Ten Biblical Reasons For Wanting To Spend One Hour With Jesus In The Blessed Sacrament (Borrowed from the Catholic News Agency). Jesus is...

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From The Pastor 11-22-15

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in From the Pastor Columns

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, With all of the talk about refugees these past few weeks, I though it right to bring to your attention a directive from our Jesuit Provincial Offices. Father Robert Hussey, SJ, our Provincial Superior recommends to us supporting the Jesuit Refugee Service Program, Mercy in Motion, to provide a concrete approach to Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy. This blurb taken from the JRS site best explains who they are: ”The Jesuit...

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From the Pastor: 11-15-15

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in From the Pastor Columns

  AMDG Dear OSJ Family, “What is old, is new” or so the old adage says. With that, I write this week to invite you to join us for something new to OSJ (at least recently), yet steeped in the ancient beauty of our Catholic faith – A Eucharistic Holy Hour. As your pastor, I am constantly open to ways to draw us in to prayer and spiritual growth and in this case it is by restoring a Holy Hour to our repertoire of spiritual activities at OSJ....

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From the Pastor: 11/1/15

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in From the Pastor Columns

This weekend in addition to celebrating my formal installation as your pastor, a celebration for which I am most grateful and encouraged, the Church around the world celebrates the Solemn Feast of All Saints. All Saints Day, the day on which we Roman Catholic Christians solemnly honor and remember all the saints, known and unknown, is a surprisingly old feast. It goes back to the early Church. This feast arose out of the Christian tradition of...

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