God Will Provide

Feast Of The Holy Family 2022 This first Sunday after the Epiphany begins the short season of manifesting the divinity of God made Man.  The Gospel contains the first words of the Word made Flesh and clearly reveal He is completely aware of His identity and mission.  The Holy Family is the model for all…

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Hearts May Be Revealed

Sunday After Christmas 2021 St. Paul in the Epistle explains one of the effects of God with us, namely that we in turn become sons of God and can cry out Abba, Father.  We renew our belief in the Incarnation where the Second Person of the Trinity, while retaining His divine nature assumed a human…

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Penance And Priesthood

4th Sunday of Advent Advent 2021 The guides for Advent are prominent in this last Sunday of the season leading up to Christmas.  The Mass texts come from Isaias the Prophet, St. John the Baptist fulfills the prophecies in the Gospel and the Blessed Mother is honored in the Offertory and Communion.  The Mass itself…

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Priest After The Heart of Christ

Ember Friday In Advent 2021 & Profession Day Congratulations for bravery, fearlessness and confidence in God as you pledge yourself to our religious community in the pursuit of sanctity and infused prayer. This is your next step on the road to the priesthood.  Follow St. Paul’s advice to forget what is past and strain forward…

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Quasi-Divine

Immaculate Conception Evening 2021 The reading of the introduction of this encyclical for the proclamation of the dogma that Our Lady was preserved free from original  sin is doctrinal and devotional.  Listening to the words of the proclamation is awe inspiring.  The Blessed Mother had to be created as a worthy mother for a worthy…

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Preserved Immaculate

Feast Of The Immaculate Conception 2021 Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in 1854 after years of preparation and prayer.  In the encyclical that contains the definition the pope begins to prove the truth of the doctrine by showing that the liturgy of the Church from its earliest days honored Our…

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Abound In Hope

Second Sunday Of Advent 2021 The feasts of Saints Nicholas, Ambrose and Damasus are this week.  It would be good for parents to teach their children about the practices we have during this season like the Advent wreath, Santa Claus and the Christmas tree.  St. Paul in the Epistle reassures us Gentiles, using the prophet…

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Signs Of His Second Coming

First Sunday Of Advent 2021 Today begins a new liturgical year and prepares for Christmas and Christ’s return at the end of time.  We have been given signs which will alert us to the second coming and these are explained so that we who remain faithful to Our Lord will lift up our heads and…

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The End Of The Liturgical Year

26th & Last Sunday After Pentecost 2021 This Sunday marks the end of the liturgical year and is a reminder not only of our own particular judgment but that of the general judgment.  Our Lord prophesied about this and used the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans as a sign of what is to come. …

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God Speaks Through Reading

25th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 In today’s Gospel about the mustard seed Our Lord teaches us the importance of the spiritual life in a world that seems so foreign to His kingdom.  We should make a perfect act of charity daily, practice mental prayer and spiritual reading.  We have an apostolate to prisoners and there…

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