God Is Love

Trinity Sunday 2018 The beautiful feast of the Blessed Trinity dates from the fourteenth century and not from the Apostles.  The importance of a special celebration in honor of this most fundamental revelation of the Christian dispensation was increased through the centuries by heresies like Arianism.  Although we can come to the knowledge of the truth…

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His Heavenly Priesthood

Ascension Thursday Evening 2018 Christ ascended today and began His heavenly priesthood which had begun on earth at the Annunciation.  The sacred Liturgy is the expression of the sacrifice of our Eternal High Priest.  The apostles returned to the Cenacle after the Ascension and gathered around the Blessed Mother to pray and to be one…

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The Glorious Ascension

Ascension Thursday 2018 Ascension Thursday recalls the touching details of the final moments of Our Lord before His glorious return to heaven.  He was accompanied by millions of saints and took His place at the right hand of the Father.  This is the source of infinite joy to every creature. #20180510S 1 1690897

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I Have Overcome The World

Fifth Sunday after Easter 2018 – First Communion Sunday The Church on this last Sunday after Easter recalls the great joy of the Resurrection.  The Epistle from St. James exhorts us to put the Faith into action and not be idle hearers of the word.  In the Gospel Our Lord instructs His apostles to pray to the Father…

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Your Treasure Is In Your Heart

Fourth Sunday after Easter 2018 In the Epistle for this Sunday St. James describes God as the immutable Father of Lights who wills the salvation of all men.  Any who are lost are victims of their own malice in refusing the graces offered by God.  Our response must be one of love which will guide us along the way…

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Strangers In This World

Third Sunday After Easter 2018 The Collect of the Mass for the Third Sunday after Easter instructs us to think of ourselves as passing through this life on the way to eternity.  The Gospel recounts the words of Our Lord at the Last Supper about the little while before the apostles will see Him again.  In comparison to eternity…

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The Ascension Makes Us Happy

Ascension Thursday 2017 We learn several things on this feastday.  The dogma that Christ returned to heaven on Ascension Thursday was revealed by the angels who told the apostles.  Among Our Lord’s last words were His instructions not to worry about the future because the Father in His Providence will take care of everything and…

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Ascension Evening in the Cenacle

Ascension Thursday Evening 2017 The truth of the Ascension was revealed by the angels and the liturgy celebrates the feast forty days after Easter just as it is described in the Bible.  After the events of this day the young Church gathered around the Blessed Mother in the upper room  and continued steadfast in prayer…

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Mother’s Day

Fourth Sunday after Easter 2017 This Mass prepares us for the upcoming feasts of the Ascension and Pentecost when Our Lord returns to heaven and sends the Holy Ghost.  This day is also a secular holiday in which we honor our mothers.  Falling as it does during the month of May our thoughts naturally turn…

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Prayer Is Our Most Prudent Act

Sunday After The Ascension 2016 This sermon focuses on the need to be prudent in our dealings with others and the need to pray, especially for our Church and our Nation.  In doing this we must forgive all injuries in imitation of Our Lord and the Saints.  One of the reasons for prayer is thanksgiving…

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