From The Pastor: 1-31-16

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in From the Pastor Columns

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, We have survived the blizzard of 2016 and the parish is grateful to all who helped to keep us safe and warm. Sadly, there is peril for many amid the beauty of the falling snow and our prayers go with all who were able to help those most adversely affected. This week I write to invite you to consider joining us in a new initiative for the parish; our OSJ Evangelization Committee.  This is just one of a few new committees...

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From The Pastor: 1-24-16

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in From the Pastor Columns

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, Thank you to all who continue to ask about the status of our beloved OSJ senior priest, Father Jerry McAndrews, S.J.  As you may know, he suffered a broken ankle after a terrible fall in the rectory. He is currently receiving excellent attention at our health care wing at the Jesuit Center in Wernersville PA, just outside of Reading. Fortunately he continues to advance in his rehabilitation and he is in great spirits. In...

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From The Pastor: 1-17-16

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in From the Pastor Columns

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, With the holidays behind us now, I simply want to take a moment to offer a word of thanks, on behalf of all in the parish, to those who helped us to celebrate the holy season of Christmas at OSJ with such beauty and reverence. The experience of “my first Christmas at OSJ” was incredible. Our church was filled for every Mass, the spirit was tangible and the community celebrated with great joy. Thanks especially to all of...

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From The Pastor 1-10-16

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016 in From the Pastor Columns

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, St. Paul teaches us in his letter to the Thessalonians.  In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you – Thes 5:18. It is always great when we offer our gratitude to God and to one another, we need to simply say thanks as often as we can! Indeed, gratitude is a gift to both the giver and the receiver! With that, I share with you a letter of thanks that comes to our parish from...

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