Welcome to OLA

 

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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.

Lent is upon us!  A time to step back and reflect on our spiritual life after the busy seasons of Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany.  It is a time of quiet joy and renewal that we may arise, to welcome Easter.

So how do we get there?  It is through prayer, good works, and fasting.  Fasting at least once a week but do not confuse that with abstinence  (no meat on Friday). You can combine the two or do it separately.

But with that, one is called to pray and do good works!  Prayer in the form of reflection – true quiet time.  Going to Mass would only be part of uniting oneself in a communal way to get to the true quiet – an excellent way of quiet prayer would be Adoration on Wednesdays – half an hour to one hour.

How will you observe Lent this year?

Yours in Jesus and Mary,

Reverend Jim Duffy, S.M.

Upcoming Events

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23mar8:00 amJesus Gives Us the Eucharist: A Lenten Bible Reflection by Father Ed
23mar12:15 pmLenten Thursday Mass
24mar6:00 pm- 8:00 pmFish Fry Friday
24mar7:30 pmStations of the Cross
25mar - 26All DayJust Faith Coffee/Tea/Chocolate Sales
25mar6:15 pmSeder Meal
26mar10:15 amBible Study: Gospel of Matthew
30mar8:00 amOld Testament Prophecies of the Passion: A Lenten Bible Reflection by Father Ed

Recent News

Passing to Eternal Life of Dick Rasmussen

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

We are saddened to announce the passing to eternal life of long-time parishioner Dick Rasmussen. A visitation with friends and family will be held on Thursday, March 23 from 5-7pm at H.M. Patterson Funeral Home [...]

Fast and Abstinence

February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

It's that time of year again! Here are the regulations for Fasting and Abstinence during Lent. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. [...]

OLA’s Woman and Youth of the Year

February 21st, 2017|0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that Maria Massey has been named OLA's Woman of the Year and that Tori Granelli has been selected as our Youth of the Year. Both ladies were selected for their dedication to [...]

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