Welcome to O'Hara Campus Ministry

Mission:

As the Heart of the Cardinal O’Hara Family, Campus Ministry exists to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ’s redeeming Love, to grow as disciples in that Love, to develop healthy relationships through that Love, to serve others with that Love, and to return that Love to God in worship.

From Father Masson

Hello Cardinal O’Hara Family,

 

Happy New Year!!

 

I am sure that I am not alone in bidding a happy farewell to 2020!  It was not the best year for anyone.  However there is no guarantee that 2021 will be better.  It is up to us as individuals and as a community to embrace what God has laid out for us in 2021.  So I challenge each of us to shake of the dust of quarantine and isolation, the bad habits, and virtual reality.  Although we are still in the times of Covid-19 regulations we can choose to not them let keep us from living a life of prayer, human connection, mindfulness, and real reality.  We are not meant to only watch life go by on Netflix or Prime but we are called engage in our own lives.  We are called to pick up what crosses we are given and walk with them.  As Jesus received help carrying his cross, so too we need to be strong enough to ask for help when we are need.  And when we are able, we are called to be that help for others as well. 

 

So no matter what 2021 has to offer let us embrace it as Christ embraced his cross with a kiss, as Mary humbly accepted God’s Plan with a yes, and as John Paul II joyfully began his pontificate with the encouragement to “Be Not Afraid”.  May God Bless the O’Hara Family in 2021!


May God Bless the 2021 School Year


God Bless,
Fr. John

The United States Bishops have lifted the obligation to attend Sunday Mass as response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. However as we have learned that we can safely go to the store and socialize on some level, we know that we can safely gather together as the Body of Christ for worship.  The MOST ESSENTIAL thing in our lives is our relationship with our God and Sunday Mass is an ESSENTIAL part of the life of any Catholic. We gather in a communion to hear and learn from the Word, to bring and offer the sacrifices of our daily lives, and to be fed by the very bread from heaven: the Eucharist.  For those that are able it is time to return to the practice of attending Sunday Mass.
 
For those that can not gather in Church Community, the Commandment to keep Holy the Sabbath still remains. There are many ways for us to do this on our own and/or with our families and friends: 

 

    • There are links to Live Stream Mass from the Cathedral and many parishes in the area that help us to still come together in prayer. (Link Below)
    • We can find the readings for Sundays and spend time in prayer meditating their meaning and what they are saying to you. I have added some links that may help. 
    • This is a great time to immerse ourselves in the Scriptures and good Spiritual Reading. 
    • We can use this time to pray a Rosary
    • Take some time for another devotion for which may not normally have the time, such as the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
    • Read about and pray with the Saints.
    • Fast from noise and spend some time in silence.
         
        These are simply some suggestions and tips that may help. It is not an exhaustive list by any means.  There are many ways we can still do our best to Keep Holy the Sabbath Day and grow in our relationship with our God as we practice Social Distancing.
 
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