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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Do Not Delay Your Conversion

Last Sunday after Pentecost 2016 Our Lord admonishes us that when the end of the world comes, many will not expect it and, more importantly, not be prepared for it. There have been numerous times when the world did not expect the widespread destruction that occurred, such as the total destruction of Jerusalem where “not…

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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 1460150

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Our Citizenship Is In Heaven

23rd Sunday after Pentecost 2016 St. Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians informs us that there were enemies of the cross even at that time in the early Church.   One example is Tertullian who was considered a father of the church but lapsed into heretical ideas later in life.  So, the inference for us is that we…

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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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Public Worship

Sermon From 8th Sunday After Pentecost 2014 This week has the beautiful feasts of St. Dominic, Our Lady of the Snows, the Transfiguration and St .John Vianney.  Man by nature has the need to be religious and bind himself to that which is greater, namely God the Creator.  For Catholics this is enhanced as we…

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Our Mediator To God

Sermon From The Feast Of Saints Peter & Paul 2014 The gates of hell will not prevail against the Church because Christ protects it and has built it on the rock of St. Peter.  We know much about St. Peter from the Gospels and about St. Paul from the Acts and the Epistles.  They mirrored…

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Rash Judgment

Sermon From The 11th Sunday After Pentecost 2013 Today’s announcements have details about the upcoming confirmations.  Also, there is an instruction on Holy Communion and the dispositions necessary for its reception and how wrong it is to assume what the state of soul is for a non-communicant.  We have many beautiful feasts this week and…

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