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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Love God With All Your Heart

5th Sunday after Easter Today is also the feast of St. Paschal Baylon, the patron saint of Eucharistic Congresses because of his extraordinary devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.  Later this week is the fest of St. Rita who is a favorite patron of our community because of her intercession in obtaining the gift of ordination…

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Faith Overcomes The World

Low Sunday 2020 Today is called Low Sunday in comparison to the High Sunday of Easter last week. This Lent was our opportunity to tell God we are sorry for our sins and we resolve to continue having this sorrow throughout our lives.  Faith is the center of our reality and source of our victory. …

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Patron Of All

Feast Of Saint Joseph 2020 St. Joseph is described as a just man in the Gospel which means he was deeply religious.  His virtues prepared him for his vocation to be the spouse of the Blessed Mother and foster father of the Son of God.  His fears after the Annunciation were about his own worthiness…

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Learn As A Catechumen In Lent

2nd Sunday of Lent 2020 Lent is a long retreat for catechumens to prepare for Baptism and for penitents to prepare for Communion. We follow in their footsteps as we learn from each of the Lenten Masses as seen, for example, in this week’s story of Esau and Jacob.  Today’s Epistle stresses God’s holy will…

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Love Is Life Or Death

Feast Of Christ The King 2019 This week is the feast of All Saints which honors God in His heroic examples of sanctifying power.  Today is the feast of Christ the King which was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 to combat secularism and to re-assert God’s rights in modern society which have been…
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Love Without Reserve

17th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 This Sunday continues the feast of St. Michael and as our statue of him points the way to God so St. Michael has been given to us to protect and to lead us to heaven.  This Mass celebrates the love of the Son of God in coming to earth to…
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Seven Sorrows

14th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 We celebrate wonderful saints at this time of the liturgical year.  This week we have the following: St. Francis and his stigmata,St. Joseph Cupertino, St. Januarius and St. Matthew.  The Epistle for this Mass is a lesson on the spiritual life.  Our Lord stresses the importance of seeking this life…
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That They May Be One

11th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 – Q&A Conference The Introit for this Mass states that God is in His holy place and the people dwell there in union of mind.  This unity in Faith is a gift we enjoy and is a fulfillment of Christ’s prayer at the Last Supper when He compared this oneness…
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Transfiguration Conference

Feast Of The Transfiguration 2019 In this conference we learn that transfiguration is not uncommon in the lives of the saints.  The Collect for the Mass today is key to unlocking this feast day.  It says that the mystery or sacrament of the Faith is confirmed through this theophany.  The outward sign instituted by Christ…
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