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MAY CROWNING

MAY CROWNING
EXPOSITION
PROCESSION
with Blessed Mother
BENEDICTION



SUNDAY,MAY 7,2017
Beginning with the 10:00 a.m. Mass
Refreshments following Benediction in 
Bahan Center


(NOTE:  THERE WILL NOT BE A 12:00 NOON MASS)

FR. MIKE IS ON VACATION


Fr. Mike is taking a well-deserved vacation this week, but we're not certain how much "rest" he is going to get.  He's off to his summer "get-away" to not just find R&R, but he has several paintings he needs to complete for his art auction at the end of May.

Yes, we're just about a month away now from Fr. Mike's annual Art Auction fundraiser, and he has promised a lot of new and different paintings this year.  Everyone knows about Fr. Mike's amazing talent in art and what a blessing it would be to have one or more autographed original paintings done in a variety of media.  Look for more information on this Art Show and Auction scheduled for May 27th.

Also, direct some prayers his way for not only peace and rest, but for the energy to complete his works.

If you need a priest this week, please contact one of our neighboring parishes:  St. Mary Magdalen, 733-0922; St. Edward the Confessor, 888-0703; or, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 464-0361.

FR. MIKE'S ART SHOW & AUCTION


A TEACHING ON RECONCILIATION & THE EUCHARIST

Fr. Deo Ekisa will be continuing his presentation on Reconciliation and the Eucharist on Tuesday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the church. The first talk was truly enlightening and answered many questions regarding these two most important sacraments. Fr. Deo will continue where he left off in his March 14th presentation and bring even more enrichment to us. There will be time for questions and answers at the conclusion. Everyone is welcome to join us even if you missed the first talk.

IT'S COMING, IT'S COMING!!!

It won't be long now and OLDP will be offering "Online Giving" for stewardship donations as well as donations for second collections and even special events.  Keep watching here and in the bulletin.

UPDATE: FR. MARK ODOI

We received a letter from Fr. Mark Odoi (he served as a Transitional Deacon at OLDP in 2015) updating us on his ministry/assignment in Uganda.  Here are some excerpts from that letter:

Greetings to you, Ms. Mickie, OLDP Parish staff and Family,

We have been having unusually extreme drought here in Uganda. This has caused serious famine to the majority of families and has also dangerously reduced water levels at the country's only hydro-power generation dam. There is thus very little electricity and even the little internet access has dwindled further.

I hope you all are doing fine. Just wanted to let you know that I was at last able to buy a used Nissan Vehicle to help with my pastoral outreach here. I THANK YOU AND ALL THE OLDP PARISHIONERS FOR YOUR GENEROSITY that enabled me to acquire it. May the almighty bless each of you abundantly,

CHECK OUT "SCHOOL NEWS AT OLDP"

The Early Childhood Development students held their Annual Mardi Gras Parade today, Check out the pictures in "OLDP School News" page listed above.


(NOTE: Click on the individual pictures to enlarge)

ASH WEDNESDAY: A DAY OF FAST & ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT

In the Catholic Church, Ash Wednesday is observed by fasting, abstinence from meat, and repentance—a day of contemplating one's transgressions. On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, all Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 (whose health enables them to do so) are permitted to consume only one full meal, which may be supplemented by two smaller meals, which together should not equal the full meal. Some Catholics will go beyond the minimum obligations demanded by the Church and undertake a complete fast, or a bread and water fast. 

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are also days of abstinence from meat (mammals and fowl), as are all Fridays during Lent. Some Catholics continue fasting throughout Lent, as was the Church's traditional requirement, concluding only after the celebration of the Easter Vigil. 

In the medieval period, the day before Ash Wednesday was the required annual day of confessing one's sins and receiving absolution and instructions on the penances to be performed during Lent, the reason it was called Shrove Tuesday.

OLDP SCHOOL STUDENTS DONATE FOOD TO OUR PARISH FOOD PANTRY

The OLDP School students and their families donated more than 4,400 items to our food pantry this past week.  We wish to thank them for their service to our parish and parishioners.

VICE PRESIDENT PENCE ADDRESSES PRO-LIFE MARCH IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Vice President Mike Pence addresses the Pro-Life Rally at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017. Credit: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images.
Vice President Mike Pence addresses the Pro-Life Rally at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017. Credit: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

“Life is winning in America,” he said, “and today is a celebration of that progress, the progress that we’ve made in that cause.”

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GO TO MATTERS OF FAITH AND PLAY
EXPLORING THE VATICAN