Peace And Mercy

18th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 After hearing about the importance of studying the catechism and of praying the Rosary, the Mass for this Sunday was explained.  The Introit prayed for peace and the Collect prayed that mercy would guide our hearts.  This mercy culminates in the beatitude that praises the merciful who practice the virtue…

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See The Rosary As Our Lady Does

Feast Of The Holy Guardian Angels – First Friday Conference, September 2020 Devotion to the angels is critical for the priest and the faithful.  In the Gospel Our Lord says to become as little children and learn to trust Him.  This is indispensable. October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary and St. Dominic and Blessed…

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Our Most Sublime Prayer

3rd Sunday After Pentecost 2020 The Gospel shows Our Lord coming to protect us and this is perfect for Father’s Day as well.  When asked how to pray Christ gave us the Our Father.  When we receive Holy Communion we are united with Our Lord.  We are meant to be saints and must pray and…

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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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Bride, Spouse and Victim

Laetare Sunday 2020 – Carmelite Clothing Day This is a joyful day and a preparation for the total gift of self that is to come at the religious profession.  All has been left behind and that includes any reliance on self because now it is time to rely on God alone.  Religious life is the…

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In Heaven We Will Meet Again

Funeral Mass March 7, 2020 Our first duty in the face of death is to pray for the soul of the faithful departed so that she may be released from Purgatory as soon as possible.  We have confidence because all the consolations of the Faith through the sacraments were given to the deceased but we…

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Love Without Reserve

17th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 This Sunday continues the feast of St. Michael and as our statue of him points the way to God so St. Michael has been given to us to protect and to lead us to heaven.  This Mass celebrates the love of the Son of God in coming to earth to…

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Seven Sorrows

14th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 We celebrate wonderful saints at this time of the liturgical year.  This week we have the following: St. Francis and his stigmata,St. Joseph Cupertino, St. Januarius and St. Matthew.  The Epistle for this Mass is a lesson on the spiritual life.  Our Lord stresses the importance of seeking this life…

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That They May Be One

11th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 – Q&A Conference The Introit for this Mass states that God is in His holy place and the people dwell there in union of mind.  This unity in Faith is a gift we enjoy and is a fulfillment of Christ’s prayer at the Last Supper when He compared this oneness…

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She Reaches Out to Us

Feast Of The Assumption 2019 This is Our Lady’s greatest feast which marks the triumphant conclusion of her life when God took her body and soul into heaven where she reigns today.  This is an ancient feast which requires us to thank God for the Assumption.  We read this in the definition of the dogma…

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