Our Humiliations

Sermon From 10th Sunday After Pentecost 2014 This week we have the feasts of St. Helen and St. Bernard who entered religious life with thirty relatives and friends who accompanied him.  This is the Sunday of Humility when we remember where we came from so we do not fall.  St. Paul reminds Corinthians of their…

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Public Worship

Sermon From 8th Sunday After Pentecost 2014 This week has the beautiful feasts of St. Dominic, Our Lady of the Snows, the Transfiguration and St .John Vianney.  Man by nature has the need to be religious and bind himself to that which is greater, namely God the Creator.  For Catholics this is enhanced as we…

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The Veiling Ceremony

Sermon From 6th Sunday After Pentecost 2014 This week we have the feasts of St. Mary Magdalen, St. James the Greater and St. Anne.  This Mass repeats Holy Week for us and its sacraments of Baptism and the Holy Eucharist.  Today is also the veiling day for one of the Carmelite Sisters which is rare…

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Our Mediator To God

Sermon From The Feast Of Saints Peter & Paul 2014 The gates of hell will not prevail against the Church because Christ protects it and has built it on the rock of St. Peter.  We know much about St. Peter from the Gospels and about St. Paul from the Acts and the Epistles.  They mirrored…

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The Irony of God

Sermon From The 3rd Sunday after Epiphany 2014 The conversion of St. Paul was the single most important moment in the spread of the Church.  St. Stephen’s prayer, as he was stoned to death, called down on Saul the grace of his conversion.  This conversion in St. Paul meant a real change, unlike the half…

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St. Nicholas

Conference On 1st Friday, December 2013 St. Nicholas is the great saint of Christmas, and he is loved by all.  Similar to St. Martin’s Day, the celebration of St. Nicholas was so popular that it was even adopted by Protestants as Santa Claus.  This early-Church bishop was considered a martyr because of what he suffered…

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Sanctity Needs Great Desire

Sermon From The Feast Of All Saints 2013 Our Lord in the Gospel teaches the Beatitudes which show the blessedness of the saints.  We must have great desire to be holy and we can achieve this with prayer and effort.  Although non-Catholics criticize devotion to the saints they are not following Christian practice which dates…

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Surprising Apostle

Sermon From 18th Sunday After Pentecost 2013 This sermon tells the story of Saint Matthew who was unique and unlike any of the other disciples chosen by Our Lord.  However, this sermon includes multiple talks including loyalty and friendship with the example of the friends to the man who was lowered down to Christ in…

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Rash Judgment

Sermon From The 11th Sunday After Pentecost 2013 Today’s announcements have details about the upcoming confirmations.  Also, there is an instruction on Holy Communion and the dispositions necessary for its reception and how wrong it is to assume what the state of soul is for a non-communicant.  We have many beautiful feasts this week and…

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