Gospel Of Faith

Low Sunday 2021 The Easter Octave is completed today and our recently baptized neophytes put aside their baptismal garments and now begin the life as one of the faithful.  This is particularly done by following Our Lord in the Liturgy in our prayers. The Paschal candle is Christ with us now and lights the way…

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Guardians Of The Liturgy

Easter Sunday 2021 We gather at the stational Church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary because she was the first to see her Risen Son Who truly died and rose again.  At this Mass we join with those from last night’s vigil in renewing our baptismal promises and the renouncing of Satan and all his…

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Easter Vigil Baptisms

Easter Vigil 2021 During this Vigil in anticipation of Our Lord’s Resurrection at midnight we begin outside in the darkness by lighting the Paschal Fire.  Then we carry the Light of the World in through His Candle which is praised in the exquisite praeconium called the Exsultet.  Prophetic readings and the Litany of the Saints…

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Consolation of the Transfiguration

2nd Sunday In Lent 2021 Our Lord took the three apostles who would soon be tested during His agony in the garden and showed them a glimpse of His divinity during the theophany on Mt. Tabor so they would be strengthened by the remembrance of it at that crucial time.  We too are consoled by…

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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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