Merry Christmas from Fr. Saunders
Dear Parishioners,On that first Christmas, the angels praised God, saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth to men of good will." The shepherds came and adored the newborn Savior. St. Luke wrote, "And Mary treasured all of these things and reflected on them in her ...
New Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine at OLOH
Please take time to visit the new shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego, erected in the garden area near the crucifixion scene. This shrine, as with the others, reminds us of Mary's role as the Mother of our Lord Jesus (The Holy Family Shrine), her faithful love as she stood at ...
Save the Date: School Auction Gala
Please save the date, Saturday, April 28, 2012, for the 7th Annual Our Lady of Hope Catholic School Dinner Auction Gala, Springtime in Paris! The event will be held at Trump National Golf Club right here in Potomac Falls! If you would like to advertise your business, sponsor, or make a ...
Why New Year revellers can't drop an opossum from the ceiling - Virgina North by Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
VIRGINIA NORTH, VA (Catholic Online) - Just what is a "possum drop" and why is it so controversial? The community of Brasstown has celebrated New Year's for the past several years with a possum drop. The drop involves a caged opossum being lowered onto a stage in the last minute of the year. It is ...
What to do when a hurricane collides with a blizzard by Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
VIRGINIA NORTH, VA (Catholic Online) - Residents of the eastern United States are about to be struck by a hurricane and a snowstorm, at the same time. Hurricane Sandy, finally weakening as it moves slowly north, is threatening to make landfall anywhere between the Carolinas to New York. ...
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The Paraclete: The Counselor Who Helps Us Fulfill Our Callingby Andrew M. Greenwell, Esq.
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX (Catholic Online) - As we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, the Feast Day of the Paraclete, it might behoove us to explore the word Paraclete as part of our series on the three sacred languages, Tres Linguae Sacrae.The word Paraclete, a noun, is one of the words used in St. ...
Pope Francis tells world's leaders to abandon 'cult of money'by Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Francis warned that insecurity was rising in many regions of the world while at the same time the "joy of life" was diminishing in developed countries."The worship of the golden calf of old has found a new and heartless image in the cult of money and the ...
All survive terrifying plane 'belly landing' in Newark by Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Credit for the landing rests with the plane's pilot, named by witnesses as Edward Powers, who performed a heroic emergency landing.Footage of the turboprop twin-engine plane coming down on the runway displays a shower of sparks flying from its underbelly as it ...
Nebraska Bishop: Gosnell clinic was 'reminiscent of Auschwitz' by Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic online) - The Catholic bishop for the diocese of Lincoln, Conley said the mainstream media largely ignored the gruesome story of Dr. Kermit Gosnell and his "house of horrors" abortion clinic that was "reminiscent of Auschwitz.""Somehow, this story went largely unnoticed by ...
You'll be surprised to see what Palestinians are smuggling into Gazaby Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
NEW YORK, NY (Catholic Online) - According to the New York Times, the Palestinians have many reasons to fight, and apparently Kentucky Fried Chicken is one of them. "It's our right to enjoy that taste the other people all over the world enjoy," Khalil Efrangi, 31, told the NYT. The enterprising ...
AU CONTRAIRE! Economic crisis has been 'pulling European public opinion apart'by Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to the Pew Research Center, only 41 percent of French people today are in favor of the EU. This is a marked downturn of 60 percent last year and 62 percent in 2007.Often portrayed as Europe's leading tandem, the French and Germans are not as solidified ...
In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, 'Peace be with you,'Entire Reading »