We Belong In Heaven

3rd Sunday After Epiphany 2022 From the life of St. Raymund of Pennafort we learn that it is never too late to follow a life of holiness.  This Mass reminds us that we do not belong here below but above with God in heaven.  Therefore we should pray always with that intention and separate ourselves…

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Our Intercessor

2nd Sunday After Epiphany 2022 The Wedding Feast at Cana is the Gospel for today and the third theophany that marks the feast of the Epiphany.  January 6th celebrates the coming of the Magi but it remembers the Baptism of Our Lord and His first miracle at Cana.  The Blessed Mother played a pivotal role…

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God Will Provide

Feast Of The Holy Family 2022 This first Sunday after the Epiphany begins the short season of manifesting the divinity of God made Man.  The Gospel contains the first words of the Word made Flesh and clearly reveal He is completely aware of His identity and mission.  The Holy Family is the model for all…

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Marriage of the Incarnation

The Holy Name Of Jesus 2022 This day can also be called the feast of God’s friendship with man.  It began to be celebrated in the fifth century but its origins reach back to the Old Testament when God first gave His Name of “Yahweh” which means “I am, Who Am” to Moses.  The reverence…

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Ever Virgin

Sermon From The Octave of Nativity 2022 This holyday of obligation renews all the joy and happiness of Christmas, recalls the Circumcision which took place on this day and honors the Blessed Mother.  St. Luke in his account of the Annunciation is precise in his language as he records Our Lady’s words that she does…

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Hearts May Be Revealed

Sunday After Christmas 2021 St. Paul in the Epistle explains one of the effects of God with us, namely that we in turn become sons of God and can cry out Abba, Father.  We renew our belief in the Incarnation where the Second Person of the Trinity, while retaining His divine nature assumed a human…

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Do Your Job

Feast Of St. John the Baptist 2021 No man born is greater than today’s saint whose birthday we celebrate.  This along with other details of St. John’s life parallels those in the life of Christ.  Six months before the Annunciation St. Gabriel appeared to St. Zachary and revealed the birth of a son who would…

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The Conversion of St. Paul

3rd Sunday After Epiphany 2021 The showing of of Our Lord’s divinity through the time after the Epiphany continues this Sunday with His cures of the leper and the centurion’s servant. Tomorrow is the feast of the conversion of St. Paul and because Christianity hinges on this event it is described in detail for us…

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An Outpouring of Love

2nd Sunday After Epiphany 2021 Today is also the feast of St. Anthony the Abbot who counselled that we should think every morning and night that this is our last day of life.  In this way we will always be ready for our end.  The Gospel is about the wedding feast at Cana which gives…

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The Epiphany And The Holy Family

Feast Of The Holy Family 2021 The crèche is a composite of many events surrounding the Nativity and culminating with the adoration of the Magi which is celebrated on the feast of the Epiphany.  The first Sunday after this feast is that of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.  The Gospel tells the…

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Servants of the Holy Family