Lay Aside Works of Darkness

1st Sunday Of Advent 2017 Advent is a time of penance and this year it is a shorter season to prepare for Christmas.  We need to appreciate everyday as a gift enabling us to pray and grow in spiritual progress.  Ask the Blessed Mother and the saints to help us in this important task. #20171203K 2 1294629

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Remission Of Temporal Punishment

First Friday December 2017 In this conference, the beautiful and consoling teaching of the Church on Indulgences is explained.  Beginning with the early Church we see how the treasury of merits won by Christ, His Blessed Mother and the saints was opened for the benefit of sinners.  The errors of the Reformation in distorting this…

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Watch And Be Ready

Last Sunday after Pentecost 2017 As we conclude the liturgical year, we should still be praying for the Holy Souls in Purgatory while examining our lives to test whether or not we have grown in love of God and neighbor.  Christ in today’s Gospel prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem and the end of the world. …

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The Doctrine On Purgatory

All Souls Day 2017 Despite the tone of mourning and sorrow the Church has infused this Mass on All Souls Day with hope.  The reason for this is explained by the teachings of our Faith about Purgatory where those who have died as imperfect friends of God are purified of the obstacles that impede their…

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Necrology

All Souls Day 2017 Pray for the faithful departed, especially those from this chapel.  We must appreciate how perfectly pure and reverent one needs to be in order to enter Gods presence.  Holy Souls are in peace and depend on the living to be purified.  Have mercy on them because the hand of the Lord…

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Sunday Of Humility

10th Sunday after Pentecost In today’s Gospel about the Pharisee and the Publican Our Lord taught a valuable lesson to those who trusted in themselves and despised others.  The teaching concerned having a humble estimation of ourselves which would thereby prepare us for the glories of heaven because those who humble themselves shall be exalted. #20170813K 2…

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Pray With All Of Your Heart

Second Sunday in Lent 2017 The Transfiguration of Our Lord showed Him in all His Glory and it was an event that at first frightened the apostles, then reassured them in the Faith.  The Voice from Heaven, “This is My Beloved Son, hear ye Him,” shook the apostles to their very core.  We must realize…

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Affixed To The Cross

First Sunday in Lent 2017 After a brief instruction about liturgical and sacred art this sermon tells about the importance of the sacramental of ashes.  Stations of the Cross is a Lenten practice beloved by the faithful because our Blessed Mother began the devotion.  Catholics must imitate the way of the Cross so they may…

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The Meanings of Penance

Ash Wednesday 2017 Ash Wednesday begins the forty days of Lenten practice.  Penance is the virtue which motivates the faithful to receive the same named sacrament and do the works of that virtue, namely prayer, fasting & almsgiving.  The sacramental of the ashes gives the strength to do this.  Also in this sermon, we are…

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Almsgiving

Friday After Ash Wednesday 2017 (First Friday) The stational churches in Lent are important and the term has its origin in the Roman legion.  Today’s stational church has been matched with the texts of this Mass to teach us the importance of one of the three main Lenten penances: almsgiving.  This practice is ancient but misunderstood as…

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