Take Courage And Fear Not

Gaudete Sunday 2019 Today is a day of joy which is expressed in the rose color of the vestments.  Our crosses seem small in comparison with Our Lord’s coming at Christmas which is so near now.  Prayer is our best work as we prepare for the Nativity.  We should thank God for His gifts, especially…
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Herald Of Christmas

Gaudete Sunday 2018 The Third Sunday of Advent is called Gaudete Sunday because of the mitigated penance it communicates as we draw closer to Christ’s arrival.  St. John the Baptist comes before us again in today’s Gospel as he heralds the Messiah and Christmas.  He had great holiness and all the qualities necessary to prepare…
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God Enlightens Everyone

2nd Sunday of Advent The Gospel for the Second Sunday of Advent needs explanation because, contrary to a superficial reading of the text, St. John is not doubting that Christ is the Messiah but St. John is directing his disciples away from himself and to the Savior.  This Mass is one of sanctity and the…
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His Coming Should Change Us

Gaudete Sunday 2017 As we approach Christmas, St. John the Baptist is our example of how to come closer to Our Lord.  We have grace and should never be discouraged because victory is ours. Beg God for great love just as the saints did.  Receiving Christ in Holy Communion should change us and His coming in…
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That You May Abound In Hope

2nd Sunday of Advent 2017 To encourage us during this penitential season preparing for Christmas the Church reminds us, especially the Gentiles, of God’s mercy and the reason for us to hope.  Despite all the difficulties of life we have tremendous confidence that Our Savior will take care of us because His upcoming birth is proof of…
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Do Not Put Off Your Salvation

4th Sunday of Advent 2016 The upcoming Feast of the Nativity celebrates not only Christ’s birth on earth but His Second Coming at the end of time.  As the Gospel says: the Word came to St. John as the Voice of One Crying in the desert, make straight the paths of the Lord… for all…
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The Peace Of God Surpasses All Understanding

Gaudete Sunday 2016 “Rejoice in the Lord always: again I say rejoice.  Let your modesty be known to all men: for The Lord is nigh.”   These words taken from St. Paul’s epistle to the Philippians for the Third Sunday of Advent may seem strange in today’s times because of all that is wrong in today’s…
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Go To Heaven For Christmas

Second Sunday of Advent 2016 “Art thou he that art to come, or look we for another?”  This question posed to Our Lord by the disciples of St. John the Baptist in no way implies that St. John himself had any doubts about the Divinity of Our Lord.  St. John had been informed by revelation…
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Christ And His Baptist

Question and Answer Session June 26, 2016 Father speaks about the blessing of articles, modest dress during the summer, the reason women wear veils in Church and the striking parallels in the lives of Our Lord and St. John the Baptist.  The hymn for his feastday was the origin for the musical scale that we use…
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