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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Seek Peace And Pursue It

5th Sunday after Pentecost 2017 The season after Pentecost is the time for sanctity.  We should grow in love of God and of neighbor (which is the measure of love of God).  Today’s Mass warns against the obstacle that anger presents in accomplishing this goal. Although a natural passion, anger easily becomes inordinate and sinful because of…

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God Will Win

Sermon From The 5th Sunday After Pentecost 2015 Fraternal charity is a theme of this Mass. Tomorrow is the feast of St. Peter and he is a great person who was trained well by Our Lord. A test of courage is the ability to endure challenges patiently. We should imitate the saints in seeking peace…

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Lent Restores Peace

Ash Wednesday 2015 Not one word is said about punishment or damnation in the readings for this Mass, and that should give a hint to Catholics about the true spirit of this season.  There is no such thing as a private sin.  Not only are all our sins known to the heavenly court, but the…

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His Hidden Life

Feast of the Holy Family 2015 Children belong to God, and it is the responsibility of the parents to instill the principles and values necessary to live in the world.  Children must remember that their parents are people, not simply objects fulfilling a role in their lives.  In all the years of Christ’s private life…

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The Depths of Christ’s Humility

Octave of Christmas 2015 Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man.  If we want to know how much God loves us, all we need do is think of the Incarnation.  In all humility the Son of God bridged the infinite gap between God and man.  The closer we come to God the more we…

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The Everlasting Effect of Christmas

Sermon on The Feast of Christmas 2014 On this day the Son of God, after taking to Himself a human nature, entered the world.  The Virginal Birth is the cornerstone of this feast.  The Blessed Mother was virgin before, during, and after the birth of Christ, and remained so perpetually.  We are Christians not because…

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The New Law Changed Everything

Sermon From The 12th Sunday After Pentecost 2014 The feast of Pope St. Pius X is this week and even he acknowledged that all his efforts had only delayed the enemies of the Church.  The Epistle summarizes the importance of recognizing the difference between the spirit of the law and its letter.  In the Gospel…

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The Veiling Ceremony

Sermon From 6th Sunday After Pentecost 2014 This week we have the feasts of St. Mary Magdalen, St. James the Greater and St. Anne.  This Mass repeats Holy Week for us and its sacraments of Baptism and the Holy Eucharist.  Today is also the veiling day for one of the Carmelite Sisters which is rare…

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The Hallmark Of Christians

Sermon On The 5th Sunday after Pentecost 2014 ✟Father Violette Our Savior, in taking a human nature, knows by experience the hearts of men.  The Old Law was imperfect because it was given to an imperfect people but God was eager to give the fulfillment of that Law in a new and perfect Law.  The…

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