Undying Confidence

Last Sunday After Pentecost 2022 Even at the end of the liturgical year we are still filled with great hope.  The virtue of hope, not based on natural motives, but based on our confidence in God, gives us the help we need to overcome the obstacles which stand in the way of our eternal goal. …

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The Story Of Faith

23rd Sunday After Pentecost 2022 Even though we are given great graces we still fall into sin, and many of these sins are committed out of weakness rather than malice.  We must never forget the great power of the sacramental of holy water, the use of which can take away our venial sins.  We have…

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Render Your Life To God

22nd Sunday After Pentecost 2022 In this Epistle we see how, through the perfection of charity, St. Paul suffers cheerfully and remembers his people even in pain. “How beautiful to see brethren dwelling in unity.” We are called to be one with our neighbor, forgiving his offenses just as we wish to be forgiven. St.…

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We Fear Our Mighty King

Feast Of Christ The King 2022 We often forget that Christ, as the Son of God, owns us completely.  We belong to Him because He created us.  All power on earth comes from above, because it all comes from God.  Although, we often remember the meekness of Christ, we should also be filled with holy…

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We Must Obey To Be Saved

20th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 The official in the Gospel for this Mass traveled a long distance to find Christ, but was rebuked for his lack of faith.  Yet, Christ rewarded the little faith he had, curing his child, and converting his whole household into some of the very first Christians.  St. Paul tells us…

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An Unfathomable Gift

19th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 We should look to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque as a model for our growth in the spiritual life.  Many times she experienced the pull of the world drawing her away from her exalted calling.  It was only by responding to God’s grace that she ultimately fulfilled His true designs for…

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The Rosary Of Peace

18th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 “Pray the Rosary for peace…”  This was the instruction of the Blessed Mother at Fatima.  We were given this great sacramental for our protection, so that we might pray with the Holy Mother of God and through her, and she might supply what is lacking in our prayers.  In reciting…

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Our Loving Angels

17th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 God calls us to be an example to those who hate what we believe. There is only one Catholic Faith and because of this, only one true religion. As we hear in the Gospel, we must love the Lord with our whole heart. When we love Him with everything we…

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The Battle for Souls

16th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 The Lord is sweet and mild.  It should be easy for us to love our God.  We are moved to act as God wants us to by the grace given to us before, during, and after we act.  St. Paul speaks of the life blood of the Mystical Body of…

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Forgetting Self

15th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 The Epistle for this Mass warns us against vanity.  It should be easy for us to see our neighbor as better than we are, because we know our own sins and we do not know how others will be judged.  How humble should we be when we remember that our…

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