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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Keep A Good Conscience

Sermon From 7th Sunday After Pentecost 2015 Compline, the final prayer of the Divine Office each day, reminds us that our struggle is against the devil who is the primary source of our temptations.  We can overcome him by a pure intention supported by the sacraments, prayer and moral practices.  We should avoid the occasions…

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Mercy And Humility

Sermon From 3rd Sunday After Pentecost 2015 The mercy of God is a mystery like the Holy Eucharist.  We need mercy to be saved because of our sins and we need humility so we recognize our need and ask for divine help.  Instead of being humble like the dirt we are more like the devil…
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Love Him In Return

Feast of the Sacred Heart 2015 “To have Christ dwelling through faith in your heart” refers to the abiding presence of the Divine Person of Christ in our souls while in the state of grace.  When St. Paul speaks of knowing God’s love, he does not simply refer to an intellectual knowledge, but rather a…

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The Food of Christian Souls

The Feast of Corpus Christi 2015 There have been innumerable Eucharistic miracles throughout the history of the Church.  In this greatest of all the sacraments, Our Lord is contained, offered, and received.  The priest speaks in the person of Christ when he says, “This is My Body.”  After transubstantiation takes place, the priest holds in…

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Melt Our Frozen Hearts

Pentecost Sunday 2015 We must remember to pray for the fallen soldiers on Memorial Day.  We are not bound to love our government, but, in the virtue of patriotism, we are bound to love the country that supports us and the people who live in it.  A good Catholic soldier endures hardships and makes reparations…

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