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TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION

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Rev. John Welch, M.S.

Once the early Christians realized that Christ's coming in glory was delayed, there was a need to provide for the governance and everyday needs of the church. The various "orders" within the church carried forward the apostles' ministry, but also allowed for a measure of creativity. The sacrament we call "holy orders" evolved somewhat slowly.

At first, it made sense for Christians to use the forms they knew, adapting them to new situations. Synagogues, for example, were administered by a board of "elders," translated into Greek as presbyteros. We know from the Acts of the Apostles that a system of presbyters was a normal feature of church life from earliest days. They stood in relationship to another order, that of "overseers," translated into Greek as episkopos, giving us the English "bishops." The bishop was the shepherd, the faithful tender of the flock, one who offered the Eucharist, forgave sins, and maintained the bond of charity.

Just as the deacons were the chief advisers for the charitable life of the church, so were the presbyters meant to advise the bishop on the spiritual life of the faithful. They were trusted advisers at first, not pastors or priests as we understand those terms today.
--Rev. James Field, Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co

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.

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Weekend Liturgies

Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:00 PM
Sunday  - 8:00, 9:30, and 11:15 AM
Spanish Liturgy 1:00PM
Life Teen - 5:00 PM

Weekday Liturgies

Monday-Friday - 9:00 AM.

Special Liturgies

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.

Reconciliation

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.

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