Fall Forward

6th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 This Sunday brings our minds back to the two great sacraments of Holy Week: Baptism and the Holy Eucharist.  Through the former we are given life in the Mystical Body and by the latter that life is nourished and grows.  Those who fall short in attempting to “walk in newness…

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Bible Facts

19th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The 19th Sunday after Pentecost reminds us not to neglect the divine invitation to the marriage feast and to come prepared wearing our wedding garment symbolizing grace.  Clothed as a new man we will put aside sin and follow the commandments.  Today is also the feast of St. Jerome, the…

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We Cannot Serve Two Masters

14th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The Epistle and Gospel for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost make as clear as black and white the battle between good and evil.  We must renounce our vices and not let anything stand in the way of our progress towards God and Heaven.  As we can fall by degrees from…

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Depart From Me For I Am A Sinful Man

4th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The humility of St. Peter in the Gospel is a virtue we all must practice as a promise of heaven.  We should be as attentive as possible at Mass so we can pray well.  We witness the death of Our Lord again during the Holy Sacrifice and we hear His last…

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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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Do Not Be Distracted

Palm Sunday 2018 Palm Sunday is an encapsulation of all of Holy Week as the triumph of the Resurrection is seen with the entry of Our Lord into the Holy City and the sacrifice of the Cross in the Passion.  We must not waste this week nor be distracted.  We can win souls to Christ by imitating the…

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Be Prepared To Enter Heaven

Laetare Sunday 2018 At the midpoint of Lent we recall the greatest gift God has given after the Redemptive Incarnation – the Holy Eucharist.  The Gospel tells how Our Lord prepared the people for this Sacrament by the miracle of the loaves and fishes.  By reception of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ we are…

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Confession, Contrition, Satisfaction

2nd Sunday in Lent 2018 During Lent it is important to stir up sorrow for our sins and to receive the Sacrament of Penance.  The older form for the penitent to use in the confessional expressed aspects of this beautiful sacrament that we should appreciate.  If received well,  this sacrament can even make us holier than just…

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The Gift Of Lent

First Sunday in Lent 2018 Grace is present at every moment for us but especially during Lent.  We, as Christians, must not be a scandal to those in the world.  Lent is our retreat and it is dangerous to our spiritual life not to realize this.  The virtue of chastity cannot be practiced without constant help from…

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