Do Not Be Distracted

Palm Sunday 2018 Palm Sunday is an encapsulation of all of Holy Week as the triumph of the Resurrection is seen with the entry of Our Lord into the Holy City and the sacrifice of the Cross in the Passion.  We must not waste this week nor be distracted.  We can win souls to Christ by imitating the…
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God Will Hear Us

Ash Wednesday 2018 In 1741 the pope declared that Lent is the true sign of the Christian fighting for his salvation by means of penance through fasting which is understood by the receiving of the sacramental of ashes today.  The entire Septuagesima season focused our attention on sin and our identifying the predominant fault we want…
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Unto Dust You Shall Return

Ash Wednesday Evening 2018 Blessed ashes remind us of death and our own nothingness.  These marked the public sinners from the early days of the Church and do for all of us now.  No sins are too much to be forgiven and penance and fasting are powerful means to save us as they did for…
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Blessing of St. Blaise

Feast Of St. Blaise 2018 St. Blaise was an early martyr bishop whose intercessory power was well-known especially by two famous miracles.  The elements of these divine favors are what make up the blessing of throats on his feastday.  The spiritual benefits from this sacramental are increased by our devout reception of this blessing. #20180203 1…
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Sacrament Sunday

6th Sunday after Pentecost 2017 After learning about the saints this week, particularly St. Mary Magdalen, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and the brown scapular were explained.  This Sunday’s Mass is concerned with the Easter Sacraments of Baptism and the Holy Eucharist which are the thoughts found in the Epistle and Gospel.  The Blessed Sacrament will strengthen us throughout…
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The Greatest Day Of Your Life

Fifth Sunday After Easter 2017 – 1st Holy Communion Sunday St. James in the simple and direct style of his epistle gives practical advice on living a moral life.  In the Gospel, Christ reveals the secrets of the Blessed Trinity to His apostles.  Also, today the children received their First Holy Communion and they were…
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Celebrate The Victory Of Christ

Easter Vigil 2017 The Easter Vigil begins with the Feast of Light in dispelling the darkness of sin.  The next part of the ceremony is about Baptism and renewal of vows and finally we have the Mass.  The central doctrine of Easter is the Resurrection of Our Lord and His overcoming of evil and death. …
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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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