Lest We Forget

3rd Sunday In Lent 2023 We must never presume that our way is better than God’s.  During this season we should read the texts for each Mass, even if we are unable to attend them.  Through them we are taught the importance of Baptism and the mercy of God, and we are instructed as the…

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Not Of This World

1st Sunday In Lent 2023 The ashes distributed on Ash Wednesday are a reminder that all the descendants of Adam came from the dust and to it they will all return.  It is a reminder to humble our rebellious nature.  We must be prepared and remain faithful, not only during Lent, but all year long,…

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Season of Consolation

Ash Wednesday 2023 We think of the sins we must avoid but rarely do we think of the virtues we must practice.  How often when we confess, we think of the sins we commit but not the reasons why we commit them.  We forget that all the hardships we face in life are given to…

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Join The Sacrifice

Quinquagesima Sunday 2023 This is a time of examination of conscience.  Once our predominant fault is identified, we can battle against it.  At the end of this Septuagesima season, the Church reminds us that we must have Charity.  We should not only go to confession when we are in mortal sin, but often.  This is…

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Conversion Sunday

Sexagesima Sunday 2023 St. Paul, one of the greatest converts in the history of the Church, instructs us on our need for conversion.  This conversion of St. Paul could not have happened without the prayers of St. Stephen.  We must pray for our friends and our enemies.  We must not think that we are the…

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Without Fear, We Are Lost

Septuagesima Sunday 2023 Because of the great importance of the season of Lent, the Church gives us a season to prepare us for it.  We should possess a single-minded vision of achieving salvation.  We share in St. Paul’s desire for be dissolved in Christ, while sharing his fear that we could be lost.  This fear…

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Catechumen To Neophyte

Easter Vigil 2022 The Easter Vigil is the culmination of our Lenten retreat and especially for the catechumens who are baptized and who will receive their first Holy Communions at the Mass which follows.  The Liturgy brings light to the darkness of the world of sin and sings the praise of Our Lord’s Paschal candle. …

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Die To Self

Good Friday 2022 There is one thing that we know and can be certain about and that is that God became a Man and died on this day.  From all eternity this was in the Divine Mind and the ultimate purpose for all creation.  The Sacred Liturgy, in the absence of the Holy Mass today, re-presents…

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The Only Solution

Holy Thursday 2022 Today is a good day to remind everyone about how to receive Holy Communion properly. The Epistle is a warning from St. Paul that is timely  because we live in a time of unprecedented sacrileges against Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.  The Gospel describes the Mandatum when Christ washed the feet of…

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Pascha Florida

Palm Sunday 2022 Our Lord’s triumphal procession into Jerusalem today was prophesied and predicted the role that the Gentiles would have in the new kingdom of Christ the King.  This joy is seen in the powerful sacramental of the palms which are carried in procession.  This festive mood soon changes to sadness in the Liturgy…

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