History Of The Resurrection

Easter Sunday 2019 The details given in the Gospels about Our Lord’s rising from the dead provide the compelling evidence for our faith in the Resurrection.  Christ first came to visit His own Mother and spent time with her until His appearances around the sepulchre.  Later in the afternoon He walked with the two disciples…
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Saviors Of The World

Easter Vigil 2019 God created on the first day of the week at midnight, He was born at midnight and we keep vigil now waiting for His rising at midnight.  All the infinite merits of Christ’s Passion and Death were won on the Cross but only applied to us when He rose from the dead…
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Triumph Tinged With Sorrow

Palm Sunday 2019 The sacramental of the palm is a sign of victory and means of grace.  Use it and the liturgy to fight off the devil who tries to separate us from the Mass and its ministers.  Christ planned His triumphant procession into Jerusalem, the Holy City, to proclaim His Kingship clearly.  This was…
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An Acceptable Time

1st Sunday In Lent 2019 St. Paul tells us in the Epistle that now is the acceptable time to grow close to Our Lord.  The Liturgy shows the way with a special Mass for each day of Lent.  Our battle begins against the devil and sin and a holy fear of our own weaknesses is…
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Be Inspired

Ash Wednesday 2019 From ancient times ashes have been used, even by the pagans, for the practice of penance.  The Church has done so also and extended their use to all, not just the public penitents.  This sacramental at the beginning of Lent reminds us of the words to Adam after his fall that we…
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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…
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Love Rules All

4th Sunday After Epiphany 2019 In the Epistle for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany St. Paul teaches that charity must be part of the fulfillment of all the commandments and not a license to commit sin.  We must do our part and fight against evil.  We need to ask for forgiveness, renounce our sins…
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Our Presentation

Feast Of The Purification 2019 The feast of the Purification also celebrates Our Lord’s Presentation in the Temple. The Mosaic law required a mother to offer sacrifices before she could be allowed again to participate in worship. In addition, it stipulated that a first born son should be offered to God Who would then return…
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End Of The Year Warning

Last Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The Last Sunday after Pentecost is a reminder not to be a lover of this world nor compromise with it.  The Gospel gives signs of the last days which are meant to warn us.  Also, the importance of sacramentals, especially the Rosary and the Miraculous Medals, is explained because of…
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The Promise Of The Rosary

20th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 After a brief explanation of sacramentals, the importance of catechism and an exposition on the Epistle and Gospel for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost we learn about the Holy Rosary.  Our Lady used St. Dominic to propagate this highly indulgenced prayer that has its origins with the monastic brothers.  It has…
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