From Dust to Dust

Ash Wednesday 2024 The Church reminds us of the fate that awaits all men.  We are mortal and destined to return to dust.  The sacramental of blessed ashes reminds us of our mortality and also the transient nature of worldly glory.  From the triumphant Roman generals to the Byzantine emperors,  a Memento Mori has been…

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Freedom From Anxiety

3rd Sunday of Advent 2023 Gaudete Sunday – This is a day in which we take joy in our Catholic Faith, a day without anxiety or trouble of heart.  We must make our petitions known to God, trusting that they will be answered in the best way possible.  God gives us the grace to ask…

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The Power of Desire

Last Sunday after Pentecost 2023 In this Epistle we are encouraged when St. Paul tells us that he never stops praying for us.  Yet we can still be lost if we do not desire to follow God’s will for us.  The greatest proof of union with God’s will is joy in adversity.  How much we…

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God Asks For 100%

1st Friday September 2023 First Friday Conference – The Fourteen Holy Helpers have been invoked since the Middle Ages to help with specific needs of the faithful.  St. Augustine is one of the greatest moral and doctrinal theologians in history.  His most famous works are popular even among non-Catholics.  Conversion of life and the mortification…

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Deo Gratias

13th Sunday after Pentecost 2023 The Epistle for this Mass is difficult and can be easily misunderstood.  What St. Paul explains regarding the purpose of the Old Law and its preparation for the coming of the Messiah requires careful explanation.  Since we enjoy the benefits of the New Law and the graces which Our Lord…

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What She Has Done For Us

Assumption Evening 2023 The Holy Mother of God is Queen, even of the angels.  We cannot imagine the great rejoicing in Heaven on this day.  It is believed that Our Lord Himself came and took His Mother back to Heaven.  We may not have been present for the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Assumption but before long,…

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God Is Light

Transfiguration 2023 (10th Sunday after Pentecost) Pride is placing ourselves before God and neighbor.  We must remember that we would be as evil as our worst enemies if not for God’s grace.  We must acknowledge our weakness.  We ourselves are pharisees because of the hypocrisy of our sinful lives.  The Transfiguration can be summarized in…

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The Simplicity Of Love

6th Sunday After Pentecost 2023 No matter what our situation might be, we always have enough grace to avoid sin.  There is never an excuse for sin.  If we do not recognize our absolute dependence on God, we will fall.  God created us out of love and all He wants is our love in return. …

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Devotion Of The Last Age

Sacred Heart 2023 The coldness and indifference of our age is a most frightening problem.  Children depend on the love of their parents to give them a sense of worth and security.  Our Lord says that He has given this devotion to all in need of love and that He will reign in spite of…

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One Redeemer, One Priesthood

Low Sunday 2023 50th Priestly Anniversary of Fr. Ward We are here first to love and honor God, because this day is dedicated to thanking Him.  We thank God for sending us a holy priest, for the Church, and for her truth.  What better day to speak about the priesthood than the day on which…

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