Take Up Your Cross Daily



Take Up Your Cross Daily

Good Friday 2016

This sermon is about why we call Good Friday, Good?   When we see how Our Lord was treated – how he was scourged, beaten, crowned with thorns, and cursed we find ourselves asking: “how can this be Good”?  It is for us a bittersweet moment because we know that unless Our Lord fulfilled the wish of His Father, we could not be saved.  The tremendous value of Our Lord’s Passion and Death, Death on the Cross, is a reminder to us that He can bring Good out of the most heinous Evil.  It is also a way for us to recall that suffering can be beneficial to us if we offer it up to God for our sins.


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My Little White Guest

Holy Thursday 2016

This sermon is all about Agape which is that selfless, sacrificial, unconditional Love, which Jesus has first for His Father and then for us.  It is the Love that He demonstrated on Holy Thursday when He told his disciples, “I will not leave you orphans” and gave them and us through them, the Eucharist and Holy Priesthood to be with us until He comes again in Glory.  It is also the Love which inspired Him to wash the feet of His disciples and to give them the command, “If, then, I, being your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.”  This is called the Mandatum and it is our charge as well – that selfless Love we must share with one another.  It is, in the final analysis, why He took upon Himself all of our sins, suffered, and died on the cross to win for us eternal salvation with His Father in Heaven.  The only question for us is: How will we return that Love?


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Live By Me Eternally

Laetare Sunday

After announcements we learn about St. Thomas Aquinas the angel of purity.  After the Epistle and Gospel the significance of the Rose and Laetare is explained.  Then the  Easter sacraments of Baptism and Holy Eucharist are described.  This Sunday is a foretaste of Easter joys in mid-Lent.  The details of the  Miracle of the multiplication of loaves and fishes as sign of institution of Holy Eucharist at the last Supper is given with the citation of St. John Chrysostom about the Blessed Sacrament.



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What To Do For Lent?

First Sunday In Lent 2016

After hearing the importance of Psalm 90 for Lent and the sacramental of ashes, Father gives suggestions for penances and practices for this holy season.  From the Gospel Our Lord teaches us how to combat the devil and temptations.  St. Valentine’s day is explained in light of the saint whose feast is honored on Feb. 14.


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