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Dear OLPH,

Throughout the summer, this column will highlight these wonderful voices of our parishioners as we live our 100th year as a parish family, and as we try to drink more deeply of the wonder that is OLPH Church and School. I invite you to write and submit something to me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.): a poem, a memory, a story, a glimpse of the communal life we have been sharing as the Body of Christ here in Maple Shade. God bless you!

Dear OLPH,

Today we hear from a poet among us, who draws on some beautiful imagery.

He longs for you,
To be the object of your desire,
To be longed for by you,
The way you long for what you desire
He became food to satisfy your hunger,
That you may hunger for Him...
And be fed He puts himself there where you can see Him
That you might see in His eye the passionate love He has for you…
And rejoice!
Do you think He should not have let that happen to you?
He will show you that He Himself will rise up in that pain,
That is now the opening that He enters into,
The door you can now open to him.
The door on which He knocks

Dear OLPH,

Thank you for your input on the New Mass Schedule ! Totals are close between the two options. I realize that any change causes discomfort, and may be unwanted, because it is an adjustment to what we are accustomed. Please know that we are not entering into this new schedule “willy nilly” but after months of planning and conversation. Please get your ballots in!

Again, the 5pm Vigil Mass will be unchanged. The Sunday morning schedule could be 8 - 10 - noon, or 8 - 9:30 - 11am. We have heard from several people who really favor the 7:30am and others who say that noon Mass is pivotal in their schedule. Thank you for your willingness to consider the alternatives.

Dear OLPH,

As the beautiful 100th anniversary celebration lingers in our hearts and minds, I thought it fitting to ask members of our community to share the richness of “their” OLPH. Throughout the summer, this column will highlight these wonderful voices as we live our 100th year as a parish family, and as we try to drink more deeply of the wonder that is OLPH Church and School. I invite you to write and submit something to me ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) : a poem, a memory, a story, a glimpse of the communal life we have been sharing as the Body of Christ here in the Maple Shade. God bless you!

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