Catechumen To Neophyte

Easter Vigil 2022 The Easter Vigil is the culmination of our Lenten retreat and especially for the catechumens who are baptized and who will receive their first Holy Communions at the Mass which follows.  The Liturgy brings light to the darkness of the world of sin and sings the praise of Our Lord’s Paschal candle. …

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Die To Self

Good Friday 2022 There is one thing that we know and can be certain about and that is that God became a Man and died on this day.  From all eternity this was in the Divine Mind and the ultimate purpose for all creation.  The Sacred Liturgy, in the absence of the Holy Mass today, re-presents…

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The Only Solution

Holy Thursday 2022 Today is a good day to remind everyone about how to receive Holy Communion properly. The Epistle is a warning from St. Paul that is timely  because we live in a time of unprecedented sacrileges against Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.  The Gospel describes the Mandatum when Christ washed the feet of…

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We Belong In Heaven

3rd Sunday After Epiphany 2022 From the life of St. Raymund of Pennafort we learn that it is never too late to follow a life of holiness.  This Mass reminds us that we do not belong here below but above with God in heaven.  Therefore we should pray always with that intention and separate ourselves…

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God Will Provide

Feast Of The Holy Family 2022 This first Sunday after the Epiphany begins the short season of manifesting the divinity of God made Man.  The Gospel contains the first words of the Word made Flesh and clearly reveal He is completely aware of His identity and mission.  The Holy Family is the model for all…

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Marriage of the Incarnation

The Holy Name Of Jesus 2022 This day can also be called the feast of God’s friendship with man.  It began to be celebrated in the fifth century but its origins reach back to the Old Testament when God first gave His Name of “Yahweh” which means “I am, Who Am” to Moses.  The reverence…

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Priest After The Heart of Christ

Ember Friday In Advent 2021 & Profession Day Congratulations for bravery, fearlessness and confidence in God as you pledge yourself to our religious community in the pursuit of sanctity and infused prayer. This is your next step on the road to the priesthood.  Follow St. Paul’s advice to forget what is past and strain forward…

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Preserved Immaculate

Feast Of The Immaculate Conception 2021 Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in 1854 after years of preparation and prayer.  In the encyclical that contains the definition the pope begins to prove the truth of the doctrine by showing that the liturgy of the Church from its earliest days honored Our…

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All Souls Day Conference

All Souls Day 2021 Having a day to pray for the souls of the faithful departed began in the monasteries where the deceased monks were remembered in Masses, the Divine Office and by reciting 150 Our Fathers.  Souls in Purgatory are often permitted to visit family, friends and the altars where they assisted at Mass. …

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The Marks Of the Saints

All Saints Day 2021, Evening It is natural for us to seek the help of our friends when trying to accomplish something.  This is what we do with our heavenly friends, the saints, as well. Today honors all the unknown saints with their own feast day. Our chapel has the Beatitudes intermingled with the statues…

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