Advent – Season Of Desire

First Sunday of Advent 2016 The new Liturgical Year begins with the first Sunday of Advent. Liturgy is derived from a Greek word and means public worship. It differs from private prayer in that the ends of adoration, thanksgiving, reparation and petition are united with the entire church and its public prayer. The official prayer…

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Prayer And Its Expressions

Prayer is an outgrowth of the natural conversation with self which is elevated to a dialogue with God.  We then follow the progression from this through the different types of prayer like the theological, the four purposes of prayer, and prayer to the Blessed Trinity and the friends of God. #20161026 3 1460167

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Power Of His Blood

Feast Of The Most Precious Blood 2016. In this sermon Father traces the devotions to this awesome Feast and makes an astounding revelation of the fact that just one drop of the Precious Blood would have been enough of a sacrifice to save the entire world.  He also points out that human life is carried…

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Supernatural Love

Feast Of The Sacred Heart 2016 Fr. Superior begins this sermon by differentiating between human love and Divine, Sacrificial Love.  Human love can, indeed, be sacrificial, such as the example Father gives of a man who lovingly cared for his wife who was in an iron-lung for 37 years.  But Divine Love, as channeled to…

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Keep A Good Conscience

Sermon From 7th Sunday After Pentecost 2015 Compline, the final prayer of the Divine Office each day, reminds us that our struggle is against the devil who is the primary source of our temptations.  We can overcome him by a pure intention supported by the sacraments, prayer and moral practices.  We should avoid the occasions…

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God Will Win

Sermon From The 5th Sunday After Pentecost 2015 Fraternal charity is a theme of this Mass. Tomorrow is the feast of St. Peter and he is a great person who was trained well by Our Lord. A test of courage is the ability to endure challenges patiently. We should imitate the saints in seeking peace…

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The New Law Changed Everything

Sermon From The 12th Sunday After Pentecost 2014 The feast of Pope St. Pius X is this week and even he acknowledged that all his efforts had only delayed the enemies of the Church.  The Epistle summarizes the importance of recognizing the difference between the spirit of the law and its letter.  In the Gospel…

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The Veiling Ceremony

Sermon From 6th Sunday After Pentecost 2014 This week we have the feasts of St. Mary Magdalen, St. James the Greater and St. Anne.  This Mass repeats Holy Week for us and its sacraments of Baptism and the Holy Eucharist.  Today is also the veiling day for one of the Carmelite Sisters which is rare…

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The Unity and Trinity of God

Trinity Sunday 2014 Today is also Father’s Day and we wish all the fathers a happy day.  This feast is considered the greatest in the Church because it celebrates the supernatural mystery about the Trinity’s own inner life which we could never even imagine without Revelation informing us of this secret of the Three Persons…

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Her Fitting Assumption

Sermon From The Feast Of The Assumption 2013 Congratulations to all the confirmands who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last Sunday.  You have received an increase of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost which were originally received at your Baptism.  You now are soldiers of Christ and represent the Church to the world.  This…

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