Taste And See His Sweetness

8th Sunday After Pentecost 2022 ”Taste and see how sweet the Lord is”  These words are from the earliest Communion psalm, which was a favorite among the early Christians.  We celebrate the feast of the Holy Maccabees, the only Old Testaments saints celebrated in the liturgy, and their story reminds us of our need for…

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Guarantee of Heaven

Feast Of Corpus Christi 2022 The Mass, renewing our Savior’s death on the cross, replaced all the rites of the Old Law.  None are excluded from this sacrifice unless they should decline the invitation.  We faithful strive daily for union with Christ in the Holy Eucharist, and we hope to die doing so.  This is…

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Liturgy: Yesterday, Today and Forever

First Friday – Feast Of St. Agatha 2021 With the beginning of the Easter Cycle through the season of Septuagesima it is a good time to review what the Sacred Liturgy is and how it leads our spiritual lives through the purgative, illuminative and unitive states.  The Holy Mass is the highest form of prayer…

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Ordination

Gaudete Sunday 2020 This is indeed a Sunday to rejoice because it is the first High Mass of our newly ordained priest.  Father was ordained on the feast of Our Lady’s Presentation in a ceremony which showed the sacredness of this sacrament of Holy Orders.  Ordination imprints on the soul of the new priest a…

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That Is Your Call

Gaudete Sunday 2020 Father Brown’s Greeting After Mass After offering his first High Mass, our newly ordained priest spoke in thanksgiving for his vocation and offered advice for those who feel called to the priesthood themselves. #20201213B 3 1699517

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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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My Flesh Has Been Renewed

11th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The feasts for this week give cause for us to thank God and take strength in upholding the faith. This Mass for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost recalls Our Lord’s Resurrection and the Easter sacraments of Baptism and Holy Eucharist. St. Paul lists all the witnesses to Christ’s Risen Body…

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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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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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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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