Friend, Come Up Higher

16th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 This week we have the Ember Days and the feasts of St. Matthew and the North American Martyrs.  St. Paul in the Epistle for today’s Mass writes about God the Father as the source of all fatherhood in the world.  Our Lord in the Gospel teaches the importance of humility…

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Beg For Fidelity

11th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 This Sunday continues the renewal of the Paschal mystery with the account from St. Paul’s epistle of the several appearances of the Risen Lord before His Ascension – one to over 500 people.  The Gospel about the cure of the deaf mute is so impressive that it has been incorporated…

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The Prayer Of The Proud Man

10th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 Today’s Gospel contrasts the prayer of the Pharisee and the Publican.  The proud Pharisee thanks God for making him better than everyone else, especially the Publican.  We should compare ourselves to the best so as not to be complacent and even foster our own humility at the same time.  Humility…

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The Mass is Theocentric

9th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 After the Epistle and Gospel, Father spoke about the care he received the last few weeks and his attendance at Mass and how much it is centered on God.  Then he spoke about today’s feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori who is the patron of moral theologians and who propagated the…

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Are We Afraid Of Battle?

5th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 In the Gospel Christ condemns unjust anger and asks us to love our enemies.  Will we shirk this duty as a soldier who refuses to go into battle?  In the Epistle St. Peter writes that we should be merciful and in return we will receive mercy. #20200705S

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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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The Essential Devotion

Feast Of The Sacred Heart 2020 Love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus must be part of everyone’s life, especially the consecrated who are baptized, confirmed or ordained.  The reason for this is that His Human Heart belongs to God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, and contains those mysteries that St. Paul alludes…

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We Rest In His Hand

2nd Sunday after Pentecost 2020 Among the themes of the time after Pentecost which we are beginning is the assurance given us by Divine Providence.  No matter the crisis we face God is always with us and never tests us beyond our strength.  The Holy Ghost reminds us of this through the sacred liturgy which…

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The Intimate Love Of God

Good Shepherd Sunday 2020 The beautiful expanded account of the Gospel of the Good Shepherd is comforting and consoling.  We are free from fear and death.  As Catholics we do not simply submit to our demise as the animals do but we embrace it as Our Savior did.  A plenary indulgence is attached to such…

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Faith Overcomes The World

Low Sunday 2020 Today is called Low Sunday in comparison to the High Sunday of Easter last week. This Lent was our opportunity to tell God we are sorry for our sins and we resolve to continue having this sorrow throughout our lives.  Faith is the center of our reality and source of our victory. …

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