From the Pastor 5/15/2016

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in From the Pastor Columns, Uncategorized

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, The Church, in her wisdom, gives us the Month of May in which to honor Holy Mary, our Mother and our Queen. Mary, the Queen of Heaven, is honored for her unique relationship with Jesus and her love and guidance to each of us, her earthly children. You will note that to the left of our altar is the stunning stained glass window of Mary being crowned Queen of Heaven—it is a true treasure of our parish. In the early 70’s,...

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From the Pastor 5/8/2016

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

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, As we honor our mothers today, those among us and those in the company of heaven, we offer this simple but beautiful prayer: A Mother’s’ Day Prayer: I thank you, Creator of us all, for my mothers. I thank you that she gave me life and nurtured me all those years. She gave me my faith, helping me to know you and to know Jesus and his ways. She taught me how to love and how to sacrifice for others. She taught me...

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From the Pastor 5/1/2016

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

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, Last Sunday a number of parish youth along with  some from the  parish PREP program celebrated their  First Holy Communion at our 9:30am Mass. It was a beautiful celebration of their faith! We are very proud of them and their commitment to the Lord! We are also thankful to their parents and guardians for encouraging them to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and with God’s people—the Church. As St. Paul teaches,...

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From the Pastor 4/24/2016

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in From the Pastor Columns, Uncategorized

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, As many of you know, my mom Frances M. Florio passed away last week at 81 years of age at a local hospice. She was surrounded by her family and friends, and her last breath was taken as we prayed the Hail Mary—because that is how good old school Italian-American ladies of faith go home to God! She originally entered the hospital after suffering a serious stroke just three and a half weeks ago. She was having difficulty...

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