Love God With All Your Heart

5th Sunday after Easter Today is also the feast of St. Paschal Baylon, the patron saint of Eucharistic Congresses because of his extraordinary devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.  Later this week is the fest of St. Rita who is a favorite patron of our community because of her intercession in obtaining the gift of ordination…

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The Sacramental System

4th Sunday After Easter 2020 The Law of Incarnation is fundamental to understanding Creation, Redemption and our sacramental Church.  It means that the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, while returning His Divinity, became Man and bridged the infinite gap between Creator and creature.  Because of this, anything Christ thought, willed, said or did was…

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Know The Risen Christ

3rd Sunday After Easter 2020 At the midway point between Easter and the Ascension we look back and ahead.  Our Lenten penances have prepared us for the revelation of the Risen Christ and the renewal of our baptismal vows.  We attest our faith in this fundamental proof of all Jesus said and did.  This month…

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The Intimate Love Of God

Good Shepherd Sunday 2020 The beautiful expanded account of the Gospel of the Good Shepherd is comforting and consoling.  We are free from fear and death.  As Catholics we do not simply submit to our demise as the animals do but we embrace it as Our Savior did.  A plenary indulgence is attached to such…

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Faith Overcomes The World

Low Sunday 2020 Today is called Low Sunday in comparison to the High Sunday of Easter last week. This Lent was our opportunity to tell God we are sorry for our sins and we resolve to continue having this sorrow throughout our lives.  Faith is the center of our reality and source of our victory. …

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Understanding Is The Gift Of Easter

Easter Sunday Morning 2020 English speaking Catholics call this “Easter” Sunday because it is another example of the power of the Church and the liturgy to Christianize even evil pagan elements. The glory of the risen Savior will be ours one day but many saints were transfigured even in this life.  We are “eighth day…

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Faith And Gratitude At Easter

Easter Vigil & Midnight Mass 2020 These are the last moments of Lent and culminate in the greatest vigil of the liturgical year.  This ceremony has many elements which we review before starting so we worship with the utmost awareness and devotion.  We have the Paschal fire and candle, the Praeconium, the lessons, the blessing…
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Why We Need A Redeemer

Septuagesima Sunday 2020 After the story of St. Apollonia this sermon explains the meaning of St. Paul’s Epistle for this Sunday which marks a new liturgical season of Septuagesima and the beginning of the road to Easter.  St. Paul warns us not to presume on our merits. The scripture readings for this week remind us…
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Pray The Catholic Way

5th Sunday After Easter 2019 As we approach the end of Easter season and the extinguishing of the Paschal candle we should remember the importance of lighting votive candles.  We should heed the practical advice of St. James in his epistle today when he tells us to put our faith into action.  We must not…
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Christ’s Love Is Causative

Conference On The 4th Sunday After Easter 2019 In this talk after Mass we learn about the qualities of glorified bodies.  Our Lord exhibited these after rising from the dead and they are: subtlety, agility, clarity, impassibility and immortality.  We will also possess them one day in heaven with Christ if we imitate His life…
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