Be Hopeful

2nd Sunday in Lent St. Paul is preaching to people of his time who were being dragged down by the pagans, mostly by sins of impurity.  In visions, the saints have seen children and young adults in Hell for sins of impurity so we must combat this.  The Transfiguration is when Christ allowed His divinity…
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An Acceptable Time

1st Sunday In Lent 2019 St. Paul tells us in the Epistle that now is the acceptable time to grow close to Our Lord.  The Liturgy shows the way with a special Mass for each day of Lent.  Our battle begins against the devil and sin and a holy fear of our own weaknesses is…
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Be Inspired

Ash Wednesday 2019 From ancient times ashes have been used, even by the pagans, for the practice of penance.  The Church has done so also and extended their use to all, not just the public penitents.  This sacramental at the beginning of Lent reminds us of the words to Adam after his fall that we…
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Join In Penance

Ash Wednesday Evening 2019 Lent begins with the moving Epistle from the Prophet Joel which calls on all, especially the priests, to do penance for sin and thereby receive from God the blessings of His gifts.  Through prayer, fasting and almsgiving we separate ourselves from evil tendencies and open up to the infusion of God’s…
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How Often Do We Thank Him?

5th Sunday After Epiphany 2019 On this Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany St. Paul reminds us that charity is the bond of perfection.  Our Lord gave us the example of forgiving sinners as an expression of our love.  We can imitate that towards our neighbor, especially the ones who might annoy us.  God will help…
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Our Presentation

Feast Of The Purification 2019 The feast of the Purification also celebrates Our Lord’s Presentation in the Temple. The Mosaic law required a mother to offer sacrifices before she could be allowed again to participate in worship. In addition, it stipulated that a first born son should be offered to God Who would then return…
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Ordinary Means of Holiness

3rd Sunday after Epiphany 2019 The Introit and some of the Mass propers for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany will be repeated on the next two Sundays.  They renew the joy of the Incarnation and show forth the divinity of Our Lord.  These are reminders of the essential quality of the liturgy in sanctifying our…
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Feast of Hope

Christmas 2018 Midnight  Christmas brings joy to all the people of the world despite any attempts to thwart it.  So along with the sorrows around us nothing prevents God dwelling among us.  We hope in God that He will save us and exercise His Kingship in a society devoted to His Royal and Davidic line. …
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Do Not Be Paralyzed By Sin

18th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 St. Paul’s Epistle for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost tells us the importance of the grace of God which the Holy Ghost gives us many times each day.  We should never neglect these daily opportunities and we should use them to fight off the devil and his temptations.  We should…
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