Last weekend was an amazing few days. After our evening First Friday Mass, I joined about a dozen men seriously considering the possibility that God is calling them to the vocation of priesthood. The occasion was an “Andrew Dinner,” named after St. Andrew, the brother of Peter, who invited Peter to meet Jesus. Hosted by the Regional Bishop and the priests of the area, it was a time to pray and reflect and to share our vocations with these men. Please do continue to keep vocations to the priesthood and religious life in your intentions!
On Saturday, 103 women of our parish gathered for a day of prayer and fellowship sponsored by our parish’s Catholic Women’s Organization. The spirit of the day was delightful. The fact that so many people would take a day out of their very busy schedules and devote that time to deepening their friendship with the Lord inspires me. Later that day at the 4:30 Mass, we gave thanks to the many volunteers who made our 70th annual BBQ such a great success. May the Lord reward all of you who gave of your time and energy for that event!
Sunday, we celebrated the feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran in Rome, a feast which provided us the opportunity to celebrate the foundational sacrament of our baptism which unites us with Jesus as living temples of the Spirit. Finally, Sunday evening, we gathered for a peaceful, beautiful time of prayer, our “Night of Fire and Light.” By the glow of fires and candles, with powerful music and reflective prayer, we had time to slow down, to remember our deceased loved ones, and to open ourselves more fully to the peace of Christ.
Indeed, so much good occurs as part of the life of our parish and our wider Church. Indeed, God’s grace was at work among us this past weekend – as God’s grace is constantly at work among us each and every day.
Thanks be to God!
May Jesus, the way, the truth and the life, fill our hearts! May Mary, our Lady of Perpetual Help, pray for us!
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WHAT'S NEW AT OLPH
Providence Senior Outreach Program
Second Annual Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge
Explore the meaning of the Rosary
Training session for new Altar Servers
3rd annual OLPH Women’s Day of Reflection
Tea Bags Bake Sale & Boutique
Tea Bags Bake Sale & Boutique
MASS & CONFESSION SCHEDULES
7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm (Spanish), 4:00 pm Youth, 5:30 pm (Spanish) Val Verde Mission: 9:00 am (Spanish)
Castaic Mission: 10:30 am (English)
Monday-Friday 7:00 am & 8:15 am
8:00 am Novena & Mass 4:30 pm (Vigil)
Confessions Saturday 8:45 - 10:00 am 3::30 - 4:15 pm
Church Address 23233 Lyons Avenue Newhall, CA 91321 Pastoral Center
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