The holy season of Lent

02-26-2017From the PastorFr. Michael Straley

Howdy,

Wednesday we begin the holy season of Lent celebrating Ash Wednesday. The ashes remind us that we have sinned, that we are to be meek and humble of heart, and that we want to start again to follow more faithfully our Lord Jesus Christ. We are also preparing ourselves to walk with Jesus through His Passion, Death, and Resurrection.

I had a classmate in seminary who would walk through the halls during Lent singing, "We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song!" This is true, but Easter begins with Lent and the Alleluia is because Jesus has suffered, died, and then risen. Ashes are as much a part of our lives as Alleluia.

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Commitment Sunday for CDA Next Weekend

02-12-2017From the PastorFr. Michael Straley

Howdy,

This weekend since we are celebrating our 70th anniversary, we will not join most of the diocese in starting our Charity and Development Appeal; we will do our commitment Sunday for CDA next weekend.

There are some changes in the CDA this year. First, they will no longer accept payment by credit card; of course, this saves the diocese from having to pay the fee to the card company. Also, they are asking you to commit online if possible, again to save personnel hours from entering all of the data.

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Thank you to all who have helped build our community

02-02-2017From the PastorFr. Michael Straley

Howdy,

Next Saturday we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the founding of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glendale! Of course, our Capilla is much older, so we have been around for a long time! As we have prepared for this celebration I have heard so many wonderful stories of our greatpast. 

I told our Parish Council, who have been coordinating our celebration, that in 5 years we will have a bigger celebration, so let's not "go overboard" this year. However, in our diocese, 70 years is a milestone tobe honored.  

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