Joy And Fear

19th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 Feast of the Divine Maternity Today is also the feast of the Divine Maternity which was clearly taught at the Council of Ephesus to correct the errors of Nestorius.  The Holy Virgin is the Mother of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity Who has a divine and a…

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O Mary, We Crown Thee Today

Feast Of Our Lady Of The Holy Rosary 2020 Today’s Gospel is from St. Luke who records the mystery of the Annunciation as he learned it from Our Lady.  This is the first mystery of the Rosary which is meant to be a garland of roses in honor of the Blessed Mother.  The history of…

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Peace And Mercy

18th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 After hearing about the importance of studying the catechism and of praying the Rosary, the Mass for this Sunday was explained.  The Introit prayed for peace and the Collect prayed that mercy would guide our hearts.  This mercy culminates in the beatitude that praises the merciful who practice the virtue…

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See The Rosary As Our Lady Does

Feast Of The Holy Guardian Angels – First Friday Conference, September 2020 Devotion to the angels is critical for the priest and the faithful.  In the Gospel Our Lord says to become as little children and learn to trust Him.  This is indispensable. October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary and St. Dominic and Blessed…

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God’s Most Loyal Angel

Feast Of St. Michael The Archangel 2020 The opening words of the Apocalypse begin today’s Epistle and show St. Michael proclaiming Christ as the Ruler of the world.  The Gospel warns against the scandal of the innocent because their angels ever behold the face of God.  This feast honors the leader of the angels, St.…

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Language of Love

17th Sunday after Pentecost 2020 The Epistle for today points us to the Catholic Church which we are blessed to have.  It has the one true Faith and a unity of belief, worship, sacraments and hierarchy.  Christ gave us this as a means of fulfilling the two great commandments of love which He repeats in…

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Friend, Come Up Higher

16th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 This week we have the Ember Days and the feasts of St. Matthew and the North American Martyrs.  St. Paul in the Epistle for today’s Mass writes about God the Father as the source of all fatherhood in the world.  Our Lord in the Gospel teaches the importance of humility…

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Our Mother Of Perpetual Help

Seven Sorrows Of The Blessed Virgin Mary 2020 Our Lord addressed His Mother as “Woman” from the Cross as a title of reverence and honor but also a reminder of Eve, the first woman, who was mother of the living.  Our Lady is Mother of all those alive with sanctifying grace.  Today recalls her seven…

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Carry The Cross Bravely

Exaltation of the Holy Cross 2020 We rejoice to be able to honor this feast day with a High Mass.  The chant was full of enthusiasm and devotion which is reminder of St. Augustine’s adage that “he who sings prays twice”.  This is an ancient feast commemorating the dedication in Jerusalem of the basilica on…

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We Will Reap What We Sow

15th Sunday after Pentecost 2020 Our Lady’s 30 days end this week so we must be grateful for the graces received through her intercession.  The Introit shows how God allows us to pray with confidence because of Christ the High Priest.  St. Paul warns us to labor for spiritual rewards so we will received incorruptible…

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