God Will Hear Us

Ash Wednesday 2018 In 1741 the pope declared that Lent is the true sign of the Christian fighting for his salvation by means of penance through fasting which is understood by the receiving of the sacramental of ashes today.  The entire Septuagesima season focused our attention on sin and our identifying the predominant fault we want…
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Rise Up, God, And Help Us

Sexagesima Sunday 2018 During this sacred time before Lent we should examine our conscience so we know the predominant fault we will battle through penance once Ash Wednesday arrives.  St. Paul is our spiritual director for this as we think about original and actual sin.  The young especially have an opportunity to respond to grace and be instruments…
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Today You Know Christ Is Coming

Vigil Of Christmas 2017 At the vigil Mass the joy of Christmas is already felt and this happy way that we receive the Infant King reassures us that His second coming will not be a harsh one for us.  On this last day of Advent St. Joseph is brought before us as the worthy descendant…
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The Gifts Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

Immaculate Conception 2017 The brightness of this feast honoring the Immaculate Conception is seen in stark contrast to the darkness of those who should know the truths of the Faith and do not.  Our Lady received her initial plenitude of grace today and all the gifts which accompany it.  Her humility is prominent among them…
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He Must Rule

Christ the King 2017 The feast of Christ The King sums up our faith in the Incarnate God and makes us pray “Thy Kingdom Come.”  As good subjects we should know the catechism, pray and give ourselves in return for the divine self sacrifice of Our Lord.  We have the examples of the saints who…
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Salvation Of The People

19th Sunday after Pentecost The Introit tells us that God is the salvation of His people and anyone can call upon Our Lord and be converted.  The Epistle teaches us about the need to control anger and not let it be excessive.  It is also part of the teaching that one must be angry when it is…
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The Sanctuary

18th Sunday after Pentecost  2017 The story of the paralytic shows Christ’s power to forgive sins and encourages all sinners to seek mercy, even through ones friends.  Our chapel tour continues with the explanation of the Beatitudes as the hallmarks of holiness.  An in depth study of the sanctuary tells of its different features and the meaning…
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Scandal

First Friday Conference October 2017 Scandal is mentioned in the Gospel for the feast of the Guardian Angels and Our Lord warns of the punishments for it.  Here is a detailed explanation of this sin against charity and how we can avoid it.  We also are reminded about the beauty and love of the angels.  Finally, we…
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Avoid The Devil’s Contagion

17th Sunday after Pentecost 2017 The Church begins to prepare us for the end of the liturgical year with this Mass which reminds us of judgment.  The Gospel gives the great commandments of the Law: love of God and neighbor, and the importance of faith in God Incarnate.  St. Paul reminds us to express our charity…
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Humble Yourself To Be Exalted

16th Sunday after Pentecost 2017 The Holy Spirit speaks to us through the Epistle and Gospel of every Mass so we should pay close attention.  He also aids us in our spiritual life which must be grounded in charity.  We should learn to trust the Advocate and not ourselves because we are often attached to…
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