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Welcome! Selamat Datang! Bienvenido!  
The priests of the Society of Mary (Marists) are happy to serve the OLA Community where all are welcome. I pray that your presence here will be long and happy. I also pray that your spiritual life will continue to grow as you come to know yourself in worship, education and service.

In this week’s Note from the Pastor I wrote about my vocation as a Marist.

In light of the 200th Anniversary of the Fourvière Pledge I wanted to share with you my experience in joining the Marists. My vocation story starts with my premature birth – two months early! My Aunt May said to my Mom, “God has something in store for Jimmy!”

  Six years later I had an incident with a pistachio shell and it went into my lung. To make a long story short…After two attempts to remove it failed, my cousin, Father Frank Walsh, came to visit me and gave me Lourdes water to drink. The third attempt was successful!  The Lourdes water was bottled in the United States by the Marists in Boston.  Mary, it seems, called me before I knew it!

   Another six years later, when I was in the 8th grade, a Marist priest from Boston came to our school and I signed up to enter the minor seminary. When I got there (Bedford, Mass.), I learned about the Lourdes water being bottled by the Marists!

   That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!  Please pray for Vocations to the Society of Mary!

Yours in Jesus and Mary,
Reverend Jim Duffy, S.M.

Upcoming Events

july

24jul6:45 pm- 8:00 pmHigh School Youth Group Dinner Meeting

august

1aug7:00 pmFather John Sullivan Memorial Mass
7aug6:45 pm- 8:30 pmTeen Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Training
9aug6:00 pm- 8:00 pmTeen Lector Training
10aug7:00 pm- 8:00 pmHealing Rosary
11aug10:00 amAugust Book Club

Recent News

The Society of Mary: Celebrating 200 Years of the Fourviere Pledge

July 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

It began very small, like most of the works of God, hidden and unknown to all but the participants and a few of their seminary professors.  In the early dawn hours of July 23, 1816, [...]

Brother Ernie Morasci, SM, Has Entered Eternal Live

July 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Dear OLA Family, It is with sadness that I write to inform you that Brother Ernie Morasci, SM, who served OLA for many years until last summer, passed away last night of natural causes. Marist Provincial Father Frechette [...]

Notes from Father Jim’s Homily and His Prayer Request

July 11th, 2016|0 Comments

In Father Jim's Homily this past weekend he reflected on the tragedies of last week that have gripped our nation. He called on all persons to work toward peace, justice, and equality. Father Jim said that [...]

Liturgy Schedule

Liturgy Schedules

All are welcome to join and participate in any of the liturgy schedules held at OLA.

Every Sunday there are six services at which the Holy Eucharist is celebrated. Click on Liturgy Schedule for Holy Days of Obligation also.

Liturgy Schedule