The Candle Shows The Beauty Of Christ

Feast Of The Purification 2020 For only the second time in a couple of decades we are celebrating this wonderful feast of the Purification on a Sunday and this enables more of the faithful to participate in this sacred Liturgy and to hear the doctrines about this feast.  This ceremony is ancient, recorded in the…

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The Holy Family & Silent Prayer

Feast Of The Holy Family 2020 This feast celebrates the beautiful life that Jesus led in this world with His Holy Family.  The Epistle gives us the foundation of the Holy Family’s life together which is charity – the bond of perfection.  The Gospel teaches about Christ’s consciousness of His divine mission and how others…

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The Fountain of All Graces

Feast Of The Holy Name of Jesus 2019 Tomorrow is the feast of the Epiphany and it commemorates the showing forth of God made Man and His dwelling among us.  The feast marks three manifestations: first, to the Magi, second, Christ’s Baptism and third, the wedding feast at Cana.  Today’s feast celebrates the Savior’s Name…

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A Renewal of Christmas

Sunday Within The Octave Of Christmas 2019 The eight days starting with Christmas are the daily celebration of the Incarnation and the Sunday within those days is a highlight of that.  Despite all the propaganda, we should adhere to the Church Fathers, not only in upholding the dogmas surrounding this feast like the virgin birth,…

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Christmas Is Hope

Christmas 2019 As we gather at the crib of Bethlehem we renew our belief in the fundamental truths of the Incarnation (God made Man) and the miraculous virgin birth (the Blessed Mother’s perpetual virginity).  After thousands of years of suffering in consequence of Adam’s sin this night marks the beginning of our redemption and the…

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We Will Bless Our Crosses

1st Sunday Of Advent 2019 The feast of St. Nicholas on Friday is a celebration of an heroic early bishop whose acts of charity have been carried on to our day in the figure of Santa Claus.  Advent and the new liturgical year begin today and the Introit of the Mass is an appeal to…

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Protector Of Holy Church

Feast Of St. Joseph 2019 The Gospel for this feast is taken from St. Matthew about the so-called doubt of St. Joseph.  These few verses contain a wealth of doctrinal information about his fatherly love of the Son of God, his pure love of his wife, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the unique holiness of…

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Our Presentation

Feast Of The Purification 2019 The feast of the Purification also celebrates Our Lord’s Presentation in the Temple. The Mosaic law required a mother to offer sacrifices before she could be allowed again to participate in worship. In addition, it stipulated that a first born son should be offered to God Who would then return…

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Follow Your Star

Feast Of The Epiphany 2019 The feast of the Epiphany is the manifestation of God made Man and seen in the Holy Infant by the Magi. The Magi were Gentile wise men who were familiar with Hebrew prophecies & recognized in a miraculous star the fulfillment of them in the coming of the Messiah. They…

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New Year

Octave of the Nativity 2019 The Octave of the Nativity is an ancient feast with roots in pagan times.  The Christians felt the need to gather on the first day of the new year to do penance for the pagan revelry of the previous night.  This popular penitential devotion moved the Church authorities to institute…

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Servants of the Holy Family