From the Pastor 7-10-2016

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in From the Pastor Columns

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, Please try to join us at the 5:30pm Vigil Mass on Saturday July 30th as we celebrate the feast day of our Holy Jesuit Founder, Saint Ignatius Loyola, with our worldwide Jesuit Family and the entire Church. Admittedly one of my favorite saints, Ignatius of Loyola was born in 1491 in Azpeitia in the Basque region of northern Spain. The youngest of thirteen children, at the age of 16 he was sent to serve as a page at the...

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From the Pastor 7-3-2016

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in From the Pastor Columns

Dear OSJ Family, As I mentioned to those at the 9:30am Mass last Sunday, the 9:30am Mass is the only liturgy at OSJ where the congregation remains standing (and not kneeling) after receiving communion. When I first arrived here almost ten moths ago and saw this, I asked many parishioners and staff why this was the case. In all truth, no one seemed to know why, nor could anyone offer and explanation!  I do know that in some chapels and churches...

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From the Pastor 6-26-2016

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in From the Pastor Columns

Dear OSJ Family, Thanks again to all who joined last week for our prayer commemoration of the victims of the horrible Orlando massacre. We are grateful to the members of our Parish Pastoral Council, in particular to Rana McNamara, for helping to prepare the service. We are grateful to our lectors and ushers who helped to serve this prayer, and we are grateful to parishioner Tom Farris who tolled the church bell for the start of each service....

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From the Pastor 6-19-2016

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in From the Pastor Columns

Dear OSJ Family. Happy Fathers Day to all of our dads, living among us and those living among the saints of heaven! This Father’s Day the Jesuit Leadership Conference of the US and the Ignatian Solidarity Network—inspired by Pope Francis’s call for justice for immigrants—are joining interfaith immigration partners in calling on President Obama and his administration to stop breaking apart families through our country’s broken immigration...

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