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David LinsCatholic Thoughts

A Mobile Home

06-24-2018David Lins

A house is difficult to move unless it is a mobile home.

We all know someone—or several people—who have left the Catholic Faith. The resulting emotions might include hurt, disappointment, and/or shock. How could they leave?

The bottom line is simple: how strong was their foundation? If a foundation is shallow, the slightest breeze can blow it over. If a person doesn’t realize Mary is referenced in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, any attack on the Blessed Mother can shake them. If a person doesn’t realize Jesus didn’t budge when people left during His teaching on the Eucharist, any attack on the Eucharist can shake them. If a person doesn’t realize Scripture clearly describes God calling us and knowing us while we are still in the womb (as found in this weekend’s Readings), abortion ceases to be an article of our Faith.



Youth Discipleship Group: Unleashed: Personal Prayer
Jun 24 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sundays 2:00-3:00pm and with Mass attendance at 4:00pm, Jun 24 - Jul 29


Summer Scripture Study
Jun 25 10:30am - 12:00pm

Our last study will take place in the Parish Hall Room 3 Mon, Jun 25.


Youth Ministry: Pancakes with Jesus
Jun 27 8:00am

All youth are invited to 8:00am Mass in the Church followed by Pancakes in the Teen Center!


Java with Jess
Jun 28 9:00am - 10:00am

All parishioners are invited to enjoy our first “Java With Jess” event in the Parish Hall! Bring your most thought-provoking questions, clever queries, and keen observations as you enjoy a lively Q&A with our wonderful pastor. Coffee and donuts will be served!

Youth Discipleship Group: Unleashed: Women and Men
Aug 5 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sundays 2:00-3:00pm and with Mass attendance at 4:00pm, Aug 5 - Sep 2



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Children’s Faith Formation Registration

RE Classes will begin for all grades on Wed, Aug 15. Click here to register your children online TODAY!

Contact Karen Powers at kpowers@oloj.org.

Sacristans and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Needed

Do you desire to serve God and your fellow parishioners? Do you want to learn to assist the priest at Mass? Consider becoming an Extraordinary Minister or Sacristan!


Ushers Needed

Men and women who are regular mass attendees and wish to participate more fully in the mass experience are invited to explore becoming an Usher.


Our Lady's Guild

Our Lady’s Guild invites all women of the parish to join this vibrant, friendly, welcoming and very active group!


Why is Preschool Important?

“I can show my child colors, numbers, and letters” says a parent of a young child. Yes, you can, however, having your child in a learning environment with other classmates allows them to grow socially, emotionally and cognitively.


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