Thou Art My Hope

3rd Sunday After Pentecost 2021 This Mass and the recent feast days are about union with God, His Love and His Mercy. The earliest depiction of Our Lord in the catacombs is taken from today’s parable of the Shepherd carrying the lost sheep on His shoulders.  This season after Pentecost is one of hope and…

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Revel in Divine Love

Feast Of The Sacred Heart of Jesus 2021 The beautiful Epistle for this Mass gives an insight into the love of God found in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The supernatural knowledge coming to us through this Heart changes our lives and makes us feel the ardor of divine charity.  Our Lord revealed many of…

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Pentecost Law and Language

Pentecost Sunday 2021 This feast is known as Red Easter because catechumens are baptized now who were unable to do so earlier.  The Blessed Mother and the Apostles were in Jerusalem awaiting the coming of the Holy Ghost because Our Lord commanded that.  The Jews from places near and far were there to celebrate the…

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Faith Without Works Is Dead

Fifth Sunday After Easter 2021 This Thursday is the Ascension and then we begin the novena to the Holy Ghost.  We also have several important saints this week.  St. James has been a prominent apostle during Paschal time through his epistle and today he teaches that our love of God and neighbor is shown by…

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Good Example

Third Sunday after Easter 2021 Today is also the feast of St. Mark the Evangelist and the day for the Greater Litanies, which are more ancient than St. Mark’s day.  St. Peter in the Epistle is asking the faithful to practice the Faith and thereby be models for non-Catholics and poor Catholics.  He reminds us…

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Prayer and Fasting

1st Sunday In Lent 2021 Jesus Christ leads us by example as we begin Lent.  He sanctified the forty days we have begun by first spending that number of days in prayer and fasting in the desert before He started His public life.  Upon its completion He overcame Satan and his temptations.  We will do…

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Our 40 Day Lenten Retreat

Ash Wednesday Evening 2021 Ashes are a sacramental so we should stir up our hearts and receive them devoutly.  By popular demand the reception of ashes was extended to all the faithful not just the public penitents.  We should imitate the penitents and catechumens during this spiritual retreat and practice acts of penance like prayer,…

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Ultimately Penance Is Love

Ash Wednesday 2021 Neglect of practicing penance during Lent is a cause of the problems we experience in the world today.  The virtue of penance is a power from God which makes us hate sin, be sorry for it, make reparation for it and convert because sin offends God Who loves us.  Penance spurs us…

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Purity of Intention

Quinquagesima Sunday 2021 In preparation for Ash Wednesday and Lent there is a review of the laws concerning fast and abstinence.  Today is also the feast of St. Valentine and his impact in our own day.  The Epistle for this Mass is taken from St. Paul and teaches us the importance of doing all our…

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Give All To Receive All

Sexagesima Sunday 2021 Saints this week are our friends like St. Apollonia.  The Liturgy is our ordinary means of sanctification and reception of sacramentals is a practical aspect of this.  St. Paul is the dominant character during this season of Septuagesima and tells in the Epistle of all he has sacrificed in fulfilling Our Lord’s…

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