Good Intentions

7th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 The story of King Solomon is read in the Divine Office during these days and it is a reminder to us of how far we can fall if we are unfaithful.  The road to hell is paved with good intentions which were never brought to fruition.  Here are the six…

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Built On A Rock

Feast Of Saints Peter & Paul 2021 This feast honors Saints Peter and Paul who were martyred in Rome on this day.  Today concentrates on St. Peter and tomorrow is dedicated to St. Paul.  The Introit and Epistle show us the deliverance of St. Peter from Herod at the last moment and the Gospel etc.…

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Fraternal Charity

5th Sunday After Pentecost 2021 We just celebrated the feast of St. John the Baptist and this week we have the beautiful feasts of Saints Peter and Paul, the Precious Blood and the Visitation.  Today is also the day in honor of our Mother of Perpetual Help.  In today’s Mass St. Peter is commanding us…

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Revel in Divine Love

Feast Of The Sacred Heart of Jesus 2021 The beautiful Epistle for this Mass gives an insight into the love of God found in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The supernatural knowledge coming to us through this Heart changes our lives and makes us feel the ardor of divine charity.  Our Lord revealed many of…

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Ultimately Penance Is Love

Ash Wednesday 2021 Neglect of practicing penance during Lent is a cause of the problems we experience in the world today.  The virtue of penance is a power from God which makes us hate sin, be sorry for it, make reparation for it and convert because sin offends God Who loves us.  Penance spurs us…

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Purity of Intention

Quinquagesima Sunday 2021 In preparation for Ash Wednesday and Lent there is a review of the laws concerning fast and abstinence.  Today is also the feast of St. Valentine and his impact in our own day.  The Epistle for this Mass is taken from St. Paul and teaches us the importance of doing all our…

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Language of Love

17th Sunday after Pentecost 2020 The Epistle for today points us to the Catholic Church which we are blessed to have.  It has the one true Faith and a unity of belief, worship, sacraments and hierarchy.  Christ gave us this as a means of fulfilling the two great commandments of love which He repeats in…

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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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The Prayer Of The Proud Man

10th Sunday After Pentecost 2020 Today’s Gospel contrasts the prayer of the Pharisee and the Publican.  The proud Pharisee thanks God for making him better than everyone else, especially the Publican.  We should compare ourselves to the best so as not to be complacent and even foster our own humility at the same time.  Humility…

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