The Ascension Makes Us Happy

Ascension Thursday 2017 We learn several things on this feastday.  The dogma that Christ returned to heaven on Ascension Thursday was revealed by the angels who told the apostles.  Among Our Lord’s last words were His instructions not to worry about the future because the Father in His Providence will take care of everything and…

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Ascension Evening in the Cenacle

Ascension Thursday Evening 2017 The truth of the Ascension was revealed by the angels and the liturgy celebrates the feast forty days after Easter just as it is described in the Bible.  After the events of this day the young Church gathered around the Blessed Mother in the upper room  and continued steadfast in prayer…

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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 1 1852977

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Encompassed By The Trinity

Trinity Sunday 2016 The Holy Trinity is a supernatural mystery, meaning that it is beyond our human capacity to understand without supernatural grace and the assistance of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Mary, our Mother, has a special and unique relationship with the members of the Trinity for She is the daughter of the Father, Mother…

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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 Unity and Trinity of God

Trinity Sunday 2014 Today is also Father’s Day and we wish all the fathers a happy day.  This feast is considered the greatest in the Church because it celebrates the supernatural mystery about the Trinity’s own inner life which we could never even imagine without Revelation informing us of this secret of the Three Persons…

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The King and His Saints

Sermon From The Feast Of Christ the King 2013 On this feast of Christ the King we recall Quas Primas, the encyclical letter of Pope Pius XI, which explains this teaching on Our Lord’s social kingdom and the reasons for instituting this feast.  Later this week we have the holyday of obligation known as All…

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Her Fitting Assumption

Sermon From The Feast Of The Assumption 2013 Congratulations to all the confirmands who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last Sunday.  You have received an increase of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost which were originally received at your Baptism.  You now are soldiers of Christ and represent the Church to the world.  This…

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My Happiest Day

Sermon From 2nd Sunday After Pentecost 2013 Today our children receive their First Holy Communion. Our Lord left us this sacrament so we would not be orphans when He ascended into heaven. The Holy Eucharist and the special graces given by Christ will help us to reach heaven. The state of grace in us means…

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Pentecost And The Holy Ghost

Pentecost Sunday 2013 Father begins by explaining the beauty and meaning of the Pentecost vestments that were given to him on his anniversary of ordination. The sermon continues in describing that today begins the visible reign of the Holy Ghost Who is called the forgotten Person of Love. Pentecost and its octave close out the…

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