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…

READ MORE

Be Envious Of Love

Quinquagesima Sunday 2019 Christ was baptized in January and then began His 40 day retreat in the desert which coincides with our upcoming Lenten retreat so we can share with Our Lord.  It is a time for prayer, especially the Mass, and recollection.  The Liturgy transcends space and time and links us to eternity so…

READ MORE

Strength Is Made Perfect In Weakness

Sexagesima Sunday 2019 The Divine Office this week focuses on Noah and the Ark which is a symbol of Christ’s Cross; the Wood of each being the means of saving the world.  In the Epistle St. Paul defends himself against early heretics and records God’s encouraging words to him when he felt his weakness.  We…

READ MORE

Conversion

Septuagesima Sunday 2019 Septuagesima Sunday starts the new Paschal cycle and serves as a time of examining our consciences in preparation for Lent.  The Mass texts, especially the Introit, teach us about death being the consequence of original sin.  The Epistle encourages us to be as generous as the pagans are in obtaining their perishable…

READ MORE

Remember The Bells Of Joy

Holy Thursday 2018 The bells of thanksgiving and joy are rung during the Gloria of this Mass which celebrates the birthday of the priesthood, the Mass, the Holy Eucharist and the Sacred Liturgy.  These gifts of love from the Sacred Heart of Jesus must be appreciated as the heavenly treasure and the pearl of great price. …

READ MORE

Do Not Be Distracted

Palm Sunday 2018 Palm Sunday is an encapsulation of all of Holy Week as the triumph of the Resurrection is seen with the entry of Our Lord into the Holy City and the sacrifice of the Cross in the Passion.  We must not waste this week nor be distracted.  We can win souls to Christ by imitating the…

READ MORE

Saint Joseph – Spouse & Father

Conference On Passion Sunday 2018 In this conference we learn about the upcoming feast of St. Joseph.  His greatest titles are Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Foster Father of the Son of God.  God the Father entrusted His Divine Son to the care of St. Joseph whose virginal paternity was a perfect image of…

READ MORE

Be Prepared To Enter Heaven

Laetare Sunday 2018 At the midpoint of Lent we recall the greatest gift God has given after the Redemptive Incarnation – the Holy Eucharist.  The Gospel tells how Our Lord prepared the people for this Sacrament by the miracle of the loaves and fishes.  By reception of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ we are…

READ MORE

We Die The Way We Live

3rd Sunday in Lent 2018 We learn in the Mass texts not to let evil enter our thoughts, words or deeds.  This is so we live every moment purely and for God.  Then we are prepared for the last moment when we receive the grace of perseverance efficaciously.  As the good works of Jesus were criticized in…

READ MORE

Confession, Contrition, Satisfaction

2nd Sunday in Lent 2018 During Lent it is important to stir up sorrow for our sins and to receive the Sacrament of Penance.  The older form for the penitent to use in the confessional expressed aspects of this beautiful sacrament that we should appreciate.  If received well,  this sacrament can even make us holier than just…

READ MORE
0
Servants of the Holy Family