Our Lord Wants to Forgive

23rd Sunday After Pentecost 2020 This week is the feast of the heroic pope, St. Martin, who defended the integrity of the Faith at the cost of much suffering and his own life.  The Gospel for today gives the moving story of the woman, believed to be Veronica, who was cured by simply touching with…

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Joy And Fear

19th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 Feast of the Divine Maternity Today is also the feast of the Divine Maternity which was clearly taught at the Council of Ephesus to correct the errors of Nestorius.  The Holy Virgin is the Mother of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity Who has a divine and a…

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O Mary, We Crown Thee Today

Feast Of Our Lady Of The Holy Rosary 2020 Today’s Gospel is from St. Luke who records the mystery of the Annunciation as he learned it from Our Lady.  This is the first mystery of the Rosary which is meant to be a garland of roses in honor of the Blessed Mother.  The history of…

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Peace And Mercy

18th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 After hearing about the importance of studying the catechism and of praying the Rosary, the Mass for this Sunday was explained.  The Introit prayed for peace and the Collect prayed that mercy would guide our hearts.  This mercy culminates in the beatitude that praises the merciful who practice the virtue…

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See The Rosary As Our Lady Does

Feast Of The Holy Guardian Angels – First Friday Conference, September 2020 Devotion to the angels is critical for the priest and the faithful.  In the Gospel Our Lord says to become as little children and learn to trust Him.  This is indispensable. October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary and St. Dominic and Blessed…

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God’s Most Loyal Angel

Feast Of St. Michael The Archangel 2020 The opening words of the Apocalypse begin today’s Epistle and show St. Michael proclaiming Christ as the Ruler of the world.  The Gospel warns against the scandal of the innocent because their angels ever behold the face of God.  This feast honors the leader of the angels, St.…

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Friend, Come Up Higher

16th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 This week we have the Ember Days and the feasts of St. Matthew and the North American Martyrs.  St. Paul in the Epistle for today’s Mass writes about God the Father as the source of all fatherhood in the world.  Our Lord in the Gospel teaches the importance of humility…

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Our Souls Must Rule Our Bodies

14th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 This week has two Marian feasts: the Nativity and the Most Holy Name of Mary.  These give us the opportunity to increase our devotion to the Blessed Mother for her role in our salvation, sanctification and protection.  In the Epistle for today St. Paul warns his converts again of the…

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His Providence Never Fails

7th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 As St. Paul points out in today’s Epistle, what did our past life dedicated to sin accomplish for us?  Unless we repent, sin leads us to a sad end all alone except enslaved by our vices.  In contrast, how happy is the life of one dedicated to prayer! This is…

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Keep The First Fervor

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost 2020 After hearing about Saints John Gualbert, Veronica, Bonaventure, Henry, the Carmelite Sisters of Compiegne and Camillus we had a renewal of the Paschal sacraments of Baptism and Holy Eucharist in the Epistle and Gospel.  The Divine Office recounts the story of King David and how his sloth led to sins…

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