Thank God For Gift Of Faith

Low Sunday 2019 The Epistle draws the comparison between the Persons of the Blessed Trinity and the witnesses left for us in the world: The Spirit, the water and the blood.  The Gospel about doubting Thomas reminds us that we owe much more to St. Thomas for our Faith than to St. John who believed…

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Victory Was Won Today

Good Friday 2019 The Church is in sorrow and desolation on God’s Friday because it is the day He died for our sins.  This should move us to deep repentance for what our sins have done and thanksgiving to Our Lord for His great love in redeeming us this way.  The Solemn Liturgical Action for…

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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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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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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 Thinks Thoughts of Peace

24th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The Introit for these final Sundays after Pentecost is from the letter of Jeremias to the exiles in Babylon and reassures them that God will lead them back to the promised land as He leads us back to heaven.  The Gospel encourages us to believe that Christ, who sleeps now…

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We Cannot Serve Two Masters

14th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The Epistle and Gospel for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost make as clear as black and white the battle between good and evil.  We must renounce our vices and not let anything stand in the way of our progress towards God and Heaven.  As we can fall by degrees from…

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We Die The Way We Live

3rd Sunday in Lent 2018 We learn in the Mass texts not to let evil enter our thoughts, words or deeds.  This is so we live every moment purely and for God.  Then we are prepared for the last moment when we receive the grace of perseverance efficaciously.  As the good works of Jesus were criticized in…

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The Gift Of Lent

First Sunday in Lent 2018 Grace is present at every moment for us but especially during Lent.  We, as Christians, must not be a scandal to those in the world.  Lent is our retreat and it is dangerous to our spiritual life not to realize this.  The virtue of chastity cannot be practiced without constant help from…

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God Will Hear Us

Ash Wednesday 2018 In 1741 the pope declared that Lent is the true sign of the Christian fighting for his salvation by means of penance through fasting which is understood by the receiving of the sacramental of ashes today.  The entire Septuagesima season focused our attention on sin and our identifying the predominant fault we want…

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