The Sanctuary

18th Sunday after Pentecost  2017 The story of the paralytic shows Christ’s power to forgive sins and encourages all sinners to seek mercy, even through ones friends.  Our chapel tour continues with the explanation of the Beatitudes as the hallmarks of holiness.  An in depth study of the sanctuary tells of its different features and the meaning…

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Where Is Your Faith?

14th Sunday after Pentecost 2017 Seek first God’s holiness and that begins with the virtue of Faith.  We need that to achieve everything worthwhile in our daily activity.  We should strive to learn more and more about God.  The acts of the virtues produce the fruits of the Holy Ghost which give us a certain sweetness in…

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Make Us Love What You Command

13th Sunday after Pentecost 2017 The Collect Prayer for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost sums up our desire for an increase of the theological virtues and a desire to love God as He wants.  For this, we should pray the Acts of Faith, Hope and Charity daily because these virtues are essential for gaining heaven and we can never…

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Be A Man Of Prayer

11th Sunday After Pentecost 2017 We must do good to others and be grateful for whatever gifts we receive.  To live a spiritual life requires prayer more than our natural life needs the air we breathe.  By its power we are enabled to make all the daily sacrifices God requires of us along the path of perfection. …

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Plunge Into The Sacred Heart

Feast Of The Sacred Heart 2017 Our Lord requested through St. Margaret Mary that this feast of the Sacred Heart be celebrated after the octave of Corpus Christi to make amends for irreverences to the Blessed Sacrament.  Christ further explained how He was offering His Heart as the proof of His great love to the…

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Pray And Believe

3rd Sunday After Epiphany 2016 The time after the Epiphany continues to show us the revelation of God becoming Man. This is proven in the Gospel by a miracle to the Jews in the leper and to the Gentiles in the centurion’s servant.  We are also called during this time to join with the angels in adoring…

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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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Hope In His Irresistible Power

26th Sunday after Pentecost 2016 We are reminded that prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory is important and having Masses offered is the best aid we can give them.  Hope is critical for us despite all the difficulties we face individually and collectively.  The parable of the mustard seed teaches us to have trust…

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Our End Is Coming

22nd Sunday After Pentecost The theme of this sermon is the coming end of the liturgical year.  We learn from both the liturgy and from the gospel: “…render to Caesar, therefore, that which is Caesar’s and to God that which is God’s.”  Someone might ask: what if rendering to Caesar involves NOT rendering to God…

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Connecting Two Great Feasts

2nd Sunday after Pentecost 2016 In this sermon we learn that this Sunday serves as a bridge between two important Feasts – Corpus Christi and Our Lord’s Sacred Heart.  The parable in today’s gospel of the master’s invitation to his supper is used to admonish those people who will come up with any excuse to…

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