Entries by OLV Catholic Church

Cans for KOVAR

The Knights of Columbus are collecting aluminum cans to raise money to support our KOVAR charity. In the past you have seen our members in their yellow vests handing out Tootsie Rolls and collecting money. Due to the pandemic we are not following that path this year. Please help us by donating your cans. They […]

Two Sons Working in Vineyard

In the Gospel passage for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Matthew 21:28-32), Our Lord presents an opinion question regarding two sons ordered to work in their father’s vineyard. The problem is, do we see disobedience in word or in action, although one son eventually does what his father ordered him to do. Unfortunately, we […]

Sunday’s Gospel -Matthew 20: 1-16a

Dear Parishioners: Our initial reaction to the parable in this Sunday’s Gospel (Matthew 20: 1-16a) is shock that the one who worked in the vineyard for one hour received the same payment as the one who worked and toiled all day. But the laborer deserves his payment, and more importantly, all were paid the sum […]

On Being a Fool for Christ

by: MSGR. CHARLES POPE Saint Peter writes: Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the […]

Labor Day

Dear Friends in Christ, This coming Monday is Labor Day, a holiday known to most Americans as the end of summer and the reason for a long weekend. But that wasn’t always the case. It was originally established to honor American workers and, by extension, the dignity of labor itself. The meaning of human work […]

St. Peter

Between the Gospel passages from last Sunday and this weekend, we see the highs and lows of Peter; we see Peter in lofty moments of profound inspiration, and yet, we see him in moments of impetuous worldliness. In last Sunday’s Gospel, Peter was able to recognize that Jesus is the Son of God sent into […]

St. Peter and the Universal Church

Two profound things happened in the Gospel passage for this Sunday: the first is that Peter made a confession of faith in Jesus as Son of the living God. The second is that Our Lord promised to confer upon Peter the primacy of the Universal Church. As Jesus and his disciples went into the region […]

On the Truest Source of our Dignity

BY MSGR. CHARLES POPE One of our deeper wounds is that we tend to doubt our dignity, especially in times of trouble. We look to human be- ings who are fickle for a sense of honor and prestige in our life. But St. Peter Chrysologus reminds us of the true source of our dignity, and […]

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

A few words regarding the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and its status for this year as it falls on Saturday, August 15. Usually, the Solemnity of the Assumption is a holy day of obligation. but, this year the obligation to attend Holy Mass is lifted as the holy day falls […]