OLA Bulletin/Articles

16th Sunday Ordinary Time, July 21st, 2019

For all of us old enough to remember this past week has been a time of nostalgia. Neil Armstrong walked upon the moon this week 50 years ago. This event brought the whole world together in admiration of human ingenuity.

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15th Sunday Ordinary Time, July 14, 2019

The winter holidays for schools end this weekend, and I am sure the children are “dying” to return to normal duties. I have noticed these wet days have drawn many a child to Southland. They seemed to be in the care of their grandparents. So I guess grandparents are “dying” for the end of school holidays also.

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14th Sunday Ordinary Time, July 07, 2019

Firstly, thank you all for the very warm-hearted, generous, and kind farewell you gave me last Sunday. I was moved to hear so many of you say how wonderful it was for you to be there. The beautiful books of memory that John Molloy created, before he had to leave quickly

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Bulletin 14 Ord Times

Firstly, thank you all for the very warm-hearted, generous, and kind farewell you gave me last Sunday. I was moved to hear so many of you say how wonderful it was for you to be there. The beautiful books of memory that John Molloy created, before he had to leave quickly for Dublin to be with his son over there, are books that will long stay on my coffee table, and I will browse through them frequently for as long as life stays in my bones. Thank you all for the cheque you gave me which truly stu

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Bulletin 14 Ord Times

Firstly, thank you all for the very warm-hearted, generous, and kind farewell you gave me last Sunday. I was moved to hear so many of you say how wonderful it was for you to be there. The beautiful books of memory that John Molloy created, before he had to leave quickly for Dublin to be with his son over there, are books that will long stay on my coffee table, and I will browse through them frequently for as long as life stays in my bones. Thank you all for the cheque you gave me which truly stu

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Bulletin 14 Ord Times

Firstly, thank you all for the very warm-hearted, generous, and kind farewell you gave me last Sunday. I was moved to hear so many of you say how wonderful it was for you to be there. The beautiful books of memory that John Molloy created, before he had to leave quickly for Dublin to be with his son over there, are books that will long stay on my coffee table, and I will browse through them frequently for as long as life stays in my bones. Thank you all for the cheque you gave me which truly stu

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13th Sunday Ordinary Time, June 30, 2019

The Vicar General sent word out to all parishes Thursday indicating that the Archbishop (still in Rome) has accepted my resignation as parish priest from OLA, effective July 17, and appointed me “pastor emeritus” (a retired priest) as of that date. Unfortunately, word has not come through yet about a replacement. I hope that some announcement may come through before July 17.

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Corpus Christi June 23, 2019

On this feast of Corpus Christi, we read Luke’s version of the miracle story of the multiplication of the five loaves and two fish. It is the only miracle story that is told by all four evangelists (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John).

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Trinity Sunday June 16, 2019

The Holy Spirit, the Wisdom of God, echoes through the first reading today. The final words are these: “I was at his side, a master craftsman, delighting him day after day, ever at play in his presence, at play everywhere in his world, delighting to be with his sons and daughters.”

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Pentecost Day June 9, 2019

“They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak foreign languages as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech.” That is how the Acts of the Apostles described the immediate aftermath of the Pentecost event.

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