Charity Lifts To Heaven

4th Sunday After Epiphany 2022 This week we will bless throats in honor of St. Blaise.  The Holy Ghost through St. Paul writes that we should owe no man anything except to love one another.  This endorses living debt free, as much as possible, but it does not include being free of charity which all…

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We Belong In Heaven

3rd Sunday After Epiphany 2022 From the life of St. Raymund of Pennafort we learn that it is never too late to follow a life of holiness.  This Mass reminds us that we do not belong here below but above with God in heaven.  Therefore we should pray always with that intention and separate ourselves…

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Our Intercessor

2nd Sunday After Epiphany 2022 The Wedding Feast at Cana is the Gospel for today and the third theophany that marks the feast of the Epiphany.  January 6th celebrates the coming of the Magi but it remembers the Baptism of Our Lord and His first miracle at Cana.  The Blessed Mother played a pivotal role…

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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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Marriage of the Incarnation

The Holy Name Of Jesus 2022 This day can also be called the feast of God’s friendship with man.  It began to be celebrated in the fifth century but its origins reach back to the Old Testament when God first gave His Name of “Yahweh” which means “I am, Who Am” to Moses.  The reverence…

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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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