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Jesus and the Devil
Rev. John Welch, M.S.
The devil tempted Jesus by quoting scrip-ture, as today's Gospel reminds us. Try a self-serving miracle. Try selling out. Try dazzling the audience; people are gullible, after all. Try all these easy ways. The tempter tries to urge Jesus onto the slippery slope, attempts the old soft-soap, the snake-oil solutions that are always readily at hand. The devil knows better, but is powerless to do better, much less be better. The devil is evil personified, who senses in Jesus the stronger, truly attractive presence of holiness.
Evil is exposed and engaged, we are reminded in this Sunday's Gospel. Evil knows the jig is up. The undoing of lies begins with Jesus, who takes up the work of soul-healing and world-healing. This Lent, the Church invites us to enter into this renewing, recreative work and be made whole again.
Parish Mission Statement
We, the parishioners of St. Oliver Catholic Church, are called by God to spread the Good News of His Son, Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit. We strive to welcome those seeking a family of faith, nourish those who gather for spiritual enrichment and are obliged to serve those who are in need of social and material well being. Under the guidance of our Lady of La Salette, we are reconciled with God and with one another through devotion and commitment. Through our evangelistic efforts, we attempt to reach out with compassion, love, and friendship in the spirit in which Jesus has called us to His Discipleship.
La Declaración de la Misión de la Parroquia
Nosotros los parroquianos de la Iglesia Católica Saint Oliver, hemos sido llamados pos Dios para propagar la Buena Nueva de Su Hijo Jesucristo por medio del Espírtitu Santo. Nos esforzamos en dar la bienvenida a aquellos en busca da una familia en la Fe, nutrimos a aquellos que se reúnen para enriquecerse espiritualmente y nos sentimos obligados a servir a aquellos que están pasando por necesidades sociales o materials. Bajo la guía de Nuestra Señora de La Salette, nosotros nos reconiliamos con Dios y entre nosotros mismos, por medio de la devoción y el compromiso. A través de nuestros esfuerzos evangelizadores, intentamos llegar a todos con compasión, amor y amistad en el espíritu con el cual Jesús nos ha llamado a su apostolado.
Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:00 PM
Sunday - 8:00,
9:30, and 11:15 AM
Spanish Liturgy 1:00PM
Life Teen - 5:00 PM
Monday-Friday - 9:00 AM.
Monday-Friday Liturgy of the hour - 8:45 AM
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration - 9:00 AM -9:00 PM
First Friday Benediction - 8:00 PM
Holy Day Liturgies
For current Mass times for Holy Days check the Parish Office.
Saturday - 3:30-4:30 PM or by appointment
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven
them, and whose sins you retain are retained. John 20:23.