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Posted by Fr. Dan Smith on 4/02/16

Yesterday was the 13th anniversary of my mom's death. Tonight at 9pm I suddenly had to put down Annie my cat of 16 years because of kidney failure. Took this picture as my last of Annie right before we injected her. If you need a good after hours Vet ... Read More »


Posted by Fr. Dan Smith on 3/29/16

We are so fortunate to have Chelsea as a Cantor. Here she is singing the Exultet during the Easter Vigil.


Posted by Fr. Dan Smith on 3/19/16

God was kind enough to hold off the thunderstorms until we were done. Approximately 100 attended our Annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Great to see everyone. See PHOTOS for more pictures.



Posted by Fr. Dan Smith on 3/11/16

Start out with a yummy Fish Fry hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Desert provided by the Women's Guild. Then head over to the Church for Traditional Stations of the Cross. The choir led tonight. Next week will be the final week. The Youth Group will lead us in ... Read More »


Posted by Fr. Dan Smith on 3/07/16

Here is something I think you will REALLY enjoy. This year we started a new program in our Youth Group. Approximately once every 4-5 weeks we have a CONTEMPORARY ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT WITH CONFESSION. These nights are open to any member of the parish to join us. ... Read More »


Posted by Fr. Dan Smith on 3/02/16

OK here's the story. I was trained at a Benedictine Monastery. Man can those Monks sing. Mostly they sang acapella allowing their voices to be their instruments. Fast forward 20 years. The Catholic Church initiates a new English translation of the Mass. New music settings ensue. One of the ... Read More »


Posted by Fr. Dan Smith on 3/01/16

We have approximately 150-175 kids on our Youth Group Roster. They come and go but we average roughly 125-150 kids per week. We break them up Middle School / High School and also into sub-groups. The pictures below are one of our Middle School groups with Bible Study. The ... Read More »


Posted by Fr. Dan Smith on 2/29/16

Proper parking habits and Emergency Vehicle safety. A special thank you to Fire Inspector Troy Toman for speaking at all our Masses this weekend on the importance of proper parking. Click on "PARKING LOT & SAFETY" to see a video of his talk.


Posted by Fr. Dan Smith on 2/26/16

I was telling someone just this morning how fortunate we are here at OLA to have so many people come to daily Mass. It really lifts the spirit. Daily Mass is at 8am. Daily Mass is a great spiritual gift for Lent for those of you who have not ... Read More »