Love Rules All

4th Sunday After Epiphany 2019 In the Epistle for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany St. Paul teaches that charity must be part of the fulfillment of all the commandments and not a license to commit sin.  We must do our part and fight against evil.  We need to ask for forgiveness, renounce our sins…
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Ordinary Means of Holiness

3rd Sunday after Epiphany 2019 The Introit and some of the Mass propers for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany will be repeated on the next two Sundays.  They renew the joy of the Incarnation and show forth the divinity of Our Lord.  These are reminders of the essential quality of the liturgy in sanctifying our…
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Love Without End

25th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The theme of the 25th Sunday after Pentecost is God’s Infinite Love.  Men are sanctified by thinking of His Love, returning it and loving others, especially the unlovable.  Is that not what Christ does in loving us, the unlovable sinners that we are?  The Gospel warns about the weeds in…
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Be Prepared To Meet God

All Souls Day Evening 2018 All Souls Day is a consoling Catholic liturgical commemoration which distinguishes us from other religions.  It reminds us of the perfection required for entrance into heaven and a place of mercy for those who still need purification.  It warns us of hell if we die an enemy of God.  Christ…
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Consolation At The Time Of Death

Funeral of Deanne Bengston At this funeral Mass we are reminded about the importance of praying for the dead.  We must die because of Adam’s sin which we inherit and we must free ourselves from the guilt and punishment of our own actual sins.  Christ has given us the Sacrament of Penance to remove guilt…
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Prevenient And Concomitant Grace

16th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 Conference The Collect of the Mass for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost is a concise and direct statement about another beautiful aspect of the doctrine on grace.  The realization of this teaching will make us better appreciate how much we depend on God for the littlest supernatural act we perform…
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Our Sufficiency Is From God

12th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 This week is the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, body and soul, into heaven.  The feasts of the school teacher, St. Cassian, and the foundress of the Poor Clares.  The Epistle for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost teaches about sufficient grace and its necessity in our lives –…
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Render To God What Is God’s

22nd Sunday After Pentecost 2017 As the liturgical year draws to its conclusion, the Church reminds us that we must make a return to God for all He has done for us.  The Gospel records the command to render to God the things that belong to God.  Chief among these is the charity which God has shown…
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None Is Justified In God’s Sight

All Souls Day Evening 2017 “It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead.”  This citation from the Old Testament shows how much the Jews cared for their deceased family and friends.  The need for prayer after death is due to the effects that sin leaves its in us and all must…
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The Doctrine On Purgatory

All Souls Day 2017 Despite the tone of mourning and sorrow the Church has infused this Mass on All Souls Day with hope.  The reason for this is explained by the teachings of our Faith about Purgatory where those who have died as imperfect friends of God are purified of the obstacles that impede their…
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