Sacrament Of The Mystery

Corpus Christi 2019 The origin of this feast is based on apparitions of Our Lord to St. Juliana of Belgium wherein He requested it to honor this Most Blessed Sacrament and make reparation for irreverences towards It.  St. Thomas Aquinas composed the beautiful texts for the Mass.  The feast predated and provided the bulwark against…

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His Kingdom Of Love

Feast Of Christ The King 2018 After a preview of All Saints and All Souls Days, the sermon proper for the feast of Christ the King begins after the Epistle and Gospel.  Pope Pius XI established the feast in 1925 to counter the secularism that permeates our society.  After an examination of the causes leading…

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Our Sufficiency Is From God

12th Sunday after Pentecost 2018 This week is the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, body and soul, into heaven.  The feasts of the school teacher, St. Cassian, and the foundress of the Poor Clares.  The Epistle for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost teaches about sufficient grace and its necessity in our lives –…

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We Have Reason To Hope

3rd Sunday after Pentecost 2018 The Sacred Heart is shown to us in the Mass of this Sunday.  The texts emphasize the hope of this season symbolized by the color green.  Our Lord describes Himself in the Gospel as the Good Shepherd who carries His lost sheep home on His shoulders.  St. Peter warns in…

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The Necessary Devotion

Sacred Heart 2018 Christ requested this feast of His Sacred Heart to assure us in the latter days of His most merciful love.  This is not an optional devotion because it is the core of the Redemption.  Our Lord has made twelve promises to those who practice it which culminate in the pledge of future…

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Plunge Into The Sacred Heart

Feast Of The Sacred Heart 2017 Our Lord requested through St. Margaret Mary that this feast of the Sacred Heart be celebrated after the octave of Corpus Christi to make amends for irreverences to the Blessed Sacrament.  Christ further explained how He was offering His Heart as the proof of His great love to the…

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Supernatural Love

Feast Of The Sacred Heart 2016 Fr. Superior begins this sermon by differentiating between human love and Divine, Sacrificial Love.  Human love can, indeed, be sacrificial, such as the example Father gives of a man who lovingly cared for his wife who was in an iron-lung for 37 years.  But Divine Love, as channeled to…

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Connecting Two Great Feasts

2nd Sunday after Pentecost 2016 In this sermon we learn that this Sunday serves as a bridge between two important Feasts – Corpus Christi and Our Lord’s Sacred Heart.  The parable in today’s gospel of the master’s invitation to his supper is used to admonish those people who will come up with any excuse to…

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