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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He Grew And Became Strong

He Grew And Became Strong Sunday Within The Christmas Octave 2018 The Sunday during the Octave of Christmas is a renewal of the feast of the Nativity.  We should feel the comfort of our Faith and disregard the propaganda of the media which has a particular animosity toward Our Lord and His Blessed Mother.  The…
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Feast of Hope

Christmas 2018 Midnight  Christmas brings joy to all the people of the world despite any attempts to thwart it.  So along with the sorrows around us nothing prevents God dwelling among us.  We hope in God that He will save us and exercise His Kingship in a society devoted to His Royal and Davidic line. …
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Herald Of Christmas

Gaudete Sunday 2018 The Third Sunday of Advent is called Gaudete Sunday because of the mitigated penance it communicates as we draw closer to Christ’s arrival.  St. John the Baptist comes before us again in today’s Gospel as he heralds the Messiah and Christmas.  He had great holiness and all the qualities necessary to prepare…
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God Enlightens Everyone

2nd Sunday of Advent The Gospel for the Second Sunday of Advent needs explanation because, contrary to a superficial reading of the text, St. John is not doubting that Christ is the Messiah but St. John is directing his disciples away from himself and to the Savior.  This Mass is one of sanctity and the…
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Deny Our Lord Nothing

Feast Of The Holy Family 2018 From St. Paul’s Epistle for the feast of the Holy Family we learn about charity and mercy.  We are bound to forgive whenever someone is truly sorry for his offenses against us. The Gospel for this feast is about the finding of Our Lord in the Temple which St.…
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In His Will Is Our Peace

Octave Day of Nativity 2018 The Sacred Liturgy, like nature itself, anticipates great feasts, celebrates them and only gradually leaves them.  So Christmas has its First Vespers, its three Masses and then a week to relish the reality of the Incarnation before renewing the mystery again on its octave day, today.  We also have the…
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Be Humble Like The Baby Jesus

Christmas 2017 Midnight Mass Against the world’s propaganda, we proclaim the truth of Christmas that the Son of God became man and was born in Bethlehem of the ever Virgin Mary who remained a virgin physically and morally before, during and after the birth of her Son. Christ did this first for the glory of His Father…
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His Coming Should Change Us

Gaudete Sunday 2017 As we approach Christmas, St. John the Baptist is our example of how to come closer to Our Lord.  We have grace and should never be discouraged because victory is ours. Beg God for great love just as the saints did.  Receiving Christ in Holy Communion should change us and His coming in…
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Lay Aside Works of Darkness

1st Sunday Of Advent 2017 Advent is a time of penance and this year it is a shorter season to prepare for Christmas.  We need to appreciate everyday as a gift enabling us to pray and grow in spiritual progress.  Ask the Blessed Mother and the saints to help us in this important task. #20171203K 2 848528
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