In Heaven We Will Meet Again

Funeral Mass March 7, 2020 Our first duty in the face of death is to pray for the soul of the faithful departed so that she may be released from Purgatory as soon as possible.  We have confidence because all the consolations of the Faith through the sacraments were given to the deceased but we…

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Eternal Rest

All Souls Day 2019 Mother Mary Austin wrote movingly about the Holy Souls in Purgatory and her congregation was dedicated to helping them.  These saved individuals are holy but not perfect yet and fling themselves into Purgatory to be purified before entering God’s presence.  We have the responsibility to pray and to sacrifice for the…
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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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Belief In God Is Not Enough

13th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 This Sunday has a commemoration of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and later this week is the feast in honor of her name.  The collect prays for an increase of the theological virtues in us while in the epistle St. Paul instructs us on the reception of great…
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Eyes That See What We See

12th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 This beautiful Mass of the Good Samaritan encourages us because, even if we are almost dead in sin, Christ will heal us through His sacraments of oil and wine.  The angels admire us for receiving Our Lord in Holy Communion.  Besides the sacraments we need to pray.  Without prayer, especially…
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Enkindle The Fire For Heaven

Lynn Burdi Funeral Mass We miss and will always pray for the deceased who had a love for the traditional Latin Mass and for the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Her rose garden in front of the chapel is the constant reminder of that.  We here who mourn our loss must pray and sacrifice for her to…
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Our Lord’s Retreat

6th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 The Gospel has us join the Supreme Retreat Master as He conducts a three day retreat with over 4,000 people.  The intensity of the conferences was such that fasting and praying were done effortlessly under Our Lord’s gentle direction.  He then fed them miraculously at its conclusion so they were…
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Love Of God And Neighbor

5th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 The Church begins our sanctification now with the reminder that our love of God is shown by our love of our neighbor.  This is so important that Our Lord instructs us to delay even prayer and public worship so we can first reconcile with our brother when necessary.  How we…
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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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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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