Humility Reveals Our Faults

17th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The 17th Sunday after Pentecost is a Mass about humility and how this virtue points to our faults and not to our neighbor’s. This year it follows the feasts of the Holy Cross and Seven Sorrows which remind us of the gifts from God like His Cross and Blessed Mother. …

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Draw Us To Yourself

Exaltation of the Holy Cross 2018 The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross is a renewal of Good Friday but with the emphasis on the glorifying of the instrument of our salvation. From His Holy Cross, He calls to us and draws us to Himself.  At this Mass we are meant to respond…

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Remember The Bells Of Joy

Holy Thursday 2018 The bells of thanksgiving and joy are rung during the Gloria of this Mass which celebrates the birthday of the priesthood, the Mass, the Holy Eucharist and the Sacred Liturgy.  These gifts of love from the Sacred Heart of Jesus must be appreciated as the heavenly treasure and the pearl of great price. …

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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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The High Altar

24th Sunday after Pentecost 2017 The tour of the chapel takes us today to the place of sacrifice.  The significance of the altar is explained.  Every single detail is of importance and prescribed by Holy Mother the Church so that all is done with reverence and devotion.  After the Our Father the altar of sacrifice…

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The True Cross

Exaltation of the Holy Cross 2017 Relics of the true Cross are in our shrine and give us a link to the origins of this feast.  The Cross had its antecedents in the Old Testament but its exaltation began with Constantine’s victory under its banner.  His mother, St. Helen, discovered the true Cross and later…

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Solemn Liturgical Action

Good Friday 2017 Holy Mother the Church on Good Friday gathers around the Cross to witness the renewal of Christ’s sacrifice during the solemn liturgical action.  This ceremony has the Passion according to St. John, the solemn collects, the adoration of the Cross and culminates with Holy Communion.  Our Mother of Sorrows stands before us…

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Compassionate Mother

Friday in Passion Week 2017 – 1st Friday The prophecy of Caiphas about the necessity of Christ’s death for the people is an example of how God’s word can even come from the mouth of His enemy.  However, the Friday in Passion Week is especially dedicated to our Mother of Sorrows.  Our Lady stood by…

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Know The Mystery Of The Cross

Exaltation of the Holy Cross 2016 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross is a most ancient, historical and Catholic feast.  Making the Sign of the Cross marks us as Catholics. Constantine’s victory through the Cross led to the conversion of pagan Rome to Christianity.  His mother, St. Helen, discovered the true Cross and centuries later…

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Priestly Life: Human and Divine

Conference From First Friday November 2014 To teach, rule, and sanctify are the three powers priests must employ to accomplish their purpose on earth.  Through preaching the priest shares the fruits of all he knows.  In ruling the priest is able to organize society according to the principals of the Church.  By sanctifying the priest…

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