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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Sharing Your Lives Together

Wedding of Tyler & Patricia Smith This is a happy day for the bride and groom and all who know and love you.  The marriage bond was given by God to Adam and Eve and then it was raised to a sacrament by Christ when He walked among us.  The purposes of this sacrament are…

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Comfort Her

Funeral Mass for Saundra Warner The Church encourages us to pray always for the deceased that she be released from Purgatory if she is still detained there.  We know that praying for the dead is not in vogue but its practice is pre-Christian because all peoples, sharing the primitive revelation from Adam and Eve, offered…

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The Church Endures

24th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 Today’s Gospel is warning and a consolation that the good and evil grow together but are separated at the end and receive different rewards based on their deeds in life.  The Church has gone through troubles in the past and present but will always survive because of God’s preserving grace. …

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Conference On Christ The King

First Friday, November 2021 Two final notes concerning the Holy Souls are how they pass time in Purgatory and how we relate to them. We are raised with the secular teaching that the Church and State should be separated.  Christ spoke to the people of His time as integral individuals and did not dichotomize them…

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Remember Death

All Souls Day, Evening 2021 The ancient pagan art in Rome often had death as its theme.  We too should meditate on death but Christianize it by seeing the goal as God in heaven.  Some of our brethren have not achieved the goal yet and are in Purgatory.  We can assist them by praying for…

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All Souls Day Conference

All Souls Day 2021 Having a day to pray for the souls of the faithful departed began in the monasteries where the deceased monks were remembered in Masses, the Divine Office and by reciting 150 Our Fathers.  Souls in Purgatory are often permitted to visit family, friends and the altars where they assisted at Mass. …

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