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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We Become Christ’s Home

4th Sunday After Easter 2022 “Do not let the sun go down on your anger.” In hearing these words, we must remember that this refers to unjust anger. The irascible passion of anger, when justified, is not only important but even necessary. This is why we are told to, “be angry, and sin not.” The…

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Traditor Not Traitor

Passion Sunday 2022 Saints this week include Sts. Isidore and Vincent Ferrer.  Friday honors our Mother of Sorrows.  We should imitate St. Joseph and the Holy Family and make every effort to attend Holy Week ceremonies, especially the Sacred Triduum.  St. Paul in the Epistle shows how the Old Testament prefigured Our Lord’s Passion and Death. …

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Signs Of Demonic Temptation

21st Sunday After Pentecost 2021 Tomorrow is the feast of St. Luke the Evangelist and today is the feast of St. Margaret Mary the Apostle of the Sacred Heart.  The Epistle for this Mass was written by St. Paul during his imprisonment and the armor of his jailers was a reminder to him of the…

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Fraternal Charity

5th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 We just celebrated the feast of St. John the Baptist and this week we have the beautiful feasts of Saints Peter and Paul, the Precious Blood and the Visitation.  Today is also the day in honor of our Mother of Perpetual Help.  In today’s Mass St. Peter is commanding us…

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Purity of Intention

Quinquagesima Sunday 2021 In preparation for Ash Wednesday and Lent there is a review of the laws concerning fast and abstinence.  Today is also the feast of St. Valentine and his impact in our own day.  The Epistle for this Mass is taken from St. Paul and teaches us the importance of doing all our…

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His Providence Never Fails

7th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 As St. Paul points out in today’s Epistle, what did our past life dedicated to sin accomplish for us?  Unless we repent, sin leads us to a sad end all alone except enslaved by our vices.  In contrast, how happy is the life of one dedicated to prayer! This is…

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Are We Afraid Of Battle?

5th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 In the Gospel Christ condemns unjust anger and asks us to love our enemies.  Will we shirk this duty as a soldier who refuses to go into battle?  In the Epistle St. Peter writes that we should be merciful and in return we will receive mercy. #20200705S 1 1690521

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Invincible Weapons

21st Sunday After Pentecost 2019 In the Gospel we learn that we are tied together because the man is cast in prison and his wife and children are sent there with him.  We also see the mercy of God and the consequences of not showing mercy to one another.  The Epistle reminds us that we…

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Put On The New Man

19th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 Beginning with the words of the Introit we are given peace in the midst of whatever tribulations we experience.  St. Paul in the Epistle tells us that by Baptism we are no longer in sin and must live a new life of grace.  All previous lying, stealing and refusing to…

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