Dear Parishioners,

Our Parish Barbecue – the 70th such celebration – is a month away. I wonder what the participants in the very first BBQ would think if they could be transported in time to this 70th edition? They would be amazed at how the celebration has grown tremendously – from one afternoon for a few hundred parishioners to a three day festival with thousands of people? I think that after the initial amazement, they would rightly be proud that their efforts decades ago had borne such great fruit.

Please keep the dates, September 19-21, on your calendar and plan to drop by to have some great food, enjoy the entertainment, take a chance in the raffle, have a shot at some of the games or maybe even try out a few rides. I’ve invited my brother and sister-in-law and they are coming from Ojai. Similarly, I encourage you to invite family and friends from throughout the area to take part in the festivities.

We of the parish are so greatly blessed by the members of our BBQ Committee, the captains of the booths, those who have already cleaned out and prepared the deep pit BBQ for the feast, and the many others who are working hard in planning and preparing. They do this because they love our parish family and want this 70th anniversary BBQ to be loads of fun and a great success. They have my deep esteem and gratitude.

But they cannot do it alone. They need our help, especially the help of many, many volunteers. Even if you can only devote 70 minutes to help with the construction work or in staffing a booth, that would be a blessing. Or help us by purchasing (and even better, selling to others) a couple of extra books of raffle tickets, or donating gift cards and other needed items, or making a gift to be a “patron” of the BBQ. Please check each week’s bulletin for ways you can help, or click on the BBQ banner of our parish website ( or email the BBQ Committee at

There is an old English proverb dating to the early 13th century that is just as true today as it was when it was penned, “Many hands make light work.” I hope and pray that many of you will lend a hand to make our BBQ truly memorable!

Jesus, who came to serve, not to be served, grant us generosity of heart! Mary, who we honor as the one always ready to help, pray for us; may we follow your example!

Father Craig

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OLPH's Got Talent Auditions at the Pastoral Center

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