Baptism Rite Is A Mini-Lent

3rd Sunday in Lent 2021 Today is also the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas who is a model of many things including fidelity to a vocation.  The Liturgy of Lent continues to prepare the catechumens and penitents for the Sacred Triduum.  The daily Masses for this week are geared by the Church for this purpose. …

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Pray All Be Saved

Trinity Sunday 2020 The angelic St. Thomas Aquinas has his feast day this week and we are reminded of his being a patron for the finding of lost items.  God is wonderful in His saints.  This feast of the Holy Trinity starts a new season of the liturgical year.  It is right that this be…

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What Is Keeping Me From God?

First Sunday of Lent 2020 This sermon begins with a review of the Lenten regulations and a recalling of the life and the struggle for his vocation of St. Thomas Aquinas, whose feast is this week.  Then we learn about the sacramental of ashes which is a powerful aid during this season which offers us…

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Sacrament Of The Mystery

Corpus Christi 2019 The origin of this feast is based on apparitions of Our Lord to St. Juliana of Belgium wherein He requested it to honor this Most Blessed Sacrament and make reparation for irreverences towards It.  St. Thomas Aquinas composed the beautiful texts for the Mass.  The feast predated and provided the bulwark against…

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Live By Me Eternally

Laetare Sunday After announcements we learn about St. Thomas Aquinas the angel of purity.  After the Epistle and Gospel the significance of the Rose and Laetare is explained.  Then the  Easter sacraments of Baptism and Holy Eucharist are described.  This Sunday is a foretaste of Easter joys in mid-Lent.  The details of the  Miracle of…
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No Fear of the World

2nd Sunday in Lent 2015 There are Catholics who are giving their lives for the Faith in our own day.  What a powerful lesson that should encourage us to stand courageously with Christ in our own lives.  St. Thomas Aquinas is an excellent example for us of humility, obedience, and the need for spiritual reading.  Spiritual…

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Definition Of Priestly Life

Sermon From The Feast Of Corpus Christi 2014 The priesthood was established with Christ’s words, “do this in memory of Me.”  The entire purpose of the priesthood is for the worship of God, through the Holy Eucharist.  This great gift of the Blessed Sacrament is envied by many who are outside the Church.  Catholics stand…

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The Angelic Doctor

Conference About St. Thomas Aquinas 1st Friday, March 2014 St. Thomas Aquinas belies the statement of atheists who claim that all religious people are ignorant.  Although St. Thomas offered astounding insights in philosophy, it was his prayer that helped him penetrate truth so profoundly.  His method for explaining the doctrines of the Faith has been…

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Draw All Things To Myself

Sermon From The Feast Of Corpus Christi 2013 St. Bonaventure warned that removal of the Blessed Sacrament from the Church would leave the people like a herd of animals. St. Paul in the Epistle gives a monitum about irreverence to the Holy Eucharist in his day. What about our times? This feast has a special…

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