Lost And Saved Through A Tree

Sexagesima Sunday 2020 The Divine Office for this week recounts the story of Noah and his Ark.  This is the type for Christ and His saving Cross which undo the fall of Adam caused by his eating the forbidden fruit of the tree in Paradise.  We learn also that God’s grace is offered to us…
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Concentrate on Heaven

8th Sunday after Pentecost 2019 Have a special devotion to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart during this month.  The liturgy reminds us of all the graces we receive in God’s house and how we should appreciate it.  One benefit is becoming a child of God and knowing Him as our Father not just as our Creator.  Our…
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St. Peter, Imitator of Christ

Feast Of Saints Peter and Paul 2019 This ancient feast emphasizes the chief of the Apostles and the Church reserves its celebration for St. Paul until tomorrow.  Christ chose St. Peter to be a perfect imitation of Himself and gave him tremendous powers with which to strengthen the Church in its first years.  Our Lord…
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Sacrament Of Life

Laetare Sunday 2019 After learning about the wonderful saints of this week, Francis of Paola, Isidore of Seville and Vincent Ferrer, the Epistle of St. Paul about the son of the slave girl and the heir of the free woman is explained.  Then the Gospel, which is the beginning of St. John’s famous sixth chapter…
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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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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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Strength Is Made Perfect In Weakness

Sexagesima Sunday 2019 The Divine Office this week focuses on Noah and the Ark which is a symbol of Christ’s Cross; the Wood of each being the means of saving the world.  In the Epistle St. Paul defends himself against early heretics and records God’s encouraging words to him when he felt his weakness.  We…
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St. Peter, Model Of Priests

1st Friday July 2017 – Feast Of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Sts. Cyril and Methodius were blood brothers who were the missionaries that converted many of the people of central Europe.  Their Mass Alleluia mentions Melchisedech who is a mysterious person from the Old Testament that prefigures Our Lord’s priesthood.  St. Peter typifies everything a…
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St. Peter’s Faith And Virtues

Feast Of Saints Peter And Paul 2017 Today honors the martyrdom of Sts. Peter and Paul.  St. Peter is highlighted in Mass texts which describe his miraculous escape from prison and certain death plus his attesting to the divinity of Christ which secured the Church on the solid rock of St. Peters faith.  He was…
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I Shall Reign Despite My Enemies

3rd Sunday after Pentecost 2017 There is a social dimension concerning devotion to the Sacred Heart which comes from Our Lord’s petition to King Louis XIV through St. Margaret Mary that he place the image of Christ’s Heart on his personal royal banner.  This sermon also explains the pursuing love of Our Savior through His mercy as…
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