Monthly Archives: July 2016


Thoughts from Father Jim’s Homily Today and His Prayer Request

In his homily this weekend Father Jim first spoke of the 200th Anniversary of the Fourviere Pledge - the pledge taken by the 12 men who gathered together in a chapel in France 200 years ago to dedicate their lives to serving Christ through the intercession of their patron, the Blessed Virgin Mary.   He [...]

By |July 24th, 2016|

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

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, twelve young men, some ordained priests on the previous day, some still seminarians preparing for priesthood, climbed the hill of [...]

By |July 22nd, 2016|

Brother Ernie Morasci, SM, Has Entered Eternal Live

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 and the Marists have not finalized his funeral arrangements yet, but when they do, we will inform you. Please pray for [...]

By |July 20th, 2016|

Notes from Father Jim’s Homily and His Prayer Request

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 all of us are responsible for working toward an end to racial, economic, and social injustice. We must follow God's [...]

By |July 11th, 2016|

Liturgical Training for Teens and Choir Invite

Would you like to participate more actively in the 5:30 Youth Ministered Mass? We have several ministries for middle schoolers through college students and we welcome new members. Please look at the training sessions below and be sure to RSVP. We look forward to having you join us! EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION Teens who [...]

By |July 5th, 2016|