Oct 16, 2017

Holy Day of Obligation, November 1st

Wednesday, November 1st is an Holy Day of Obligation: The Solemnity of All Saints'.

To fulfill the obligation (note: It is a mortal sin to skip Mass on an holy day of obligation):

Tuesday, October 31st - 5:30pm  (Sung Mass in English, no incense)
    *followed by All Saints' Party in the church basement

Wednesday, November 1st - 7am  (Spoken Mass in English)
Wednesday, November 1st - 5:30pm  (Solemn Mass with Latin and incense)

Sunday Sermon, October 15 -- The Miracle of the Sun, part 2

The apocalyptic aspects of the miracle of the sun (13 October 1917) point to the apocalyptic message of Fatima.

An eyewitness to the miracle, "Everyone within an area of 32 miles thought it was the end of the world."

Sr Lucia, in 1945, "The Most Holy Virgin did not tell me that we are in the last times of the world, but She made me understand this for three reasons. First, the devil is in the mood for engaging in the final battle. Second, because She said that the Holy Rosary and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary are the last two remedies [given to the world] which signifies that there will be no others. Third, because God offers His Most Holy Mother as the last means of salvation. If we despise and repulse this last means, we will not have any more forgiveness from Heaven."

Our Lady of Akita (13 October 1973), "The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their fellow priests. Churches and altars will be sacked. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises. The devil will tempt many priests and consecrated religious to leave the service of the Lord."

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Oct 14, 2017

October 13, Fatima Procession Talk

A brief overview of the history of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal in 1917.

October 12 - Adult Ed Course on the Angels, Session 2: The Angels at their creation and fall

Session 2 of our adult ed series on the angels

Objectives for Session 2: Angels at their creation and fall
1) Review what follows from the fact that angels are immaterial, pure spiritual beings
2) Consider the ways in which an angel, though perfect in himself, could possibly fall

3) Consider the wonderful obedience of the good angels

Oct 10, 2017

Sunday Sermon, October 8 -- The Miracle of the Sun, Part 1

As we near the 100th Anniversary of the great Miracle of the Sun in Fatima, Portugal, we consider the miracle first as an historical event (this week) and then as an apocalyptic sign (next week).

What is a miracle? How do we determine if a miracle has occurred? Why should we learn about this miracle? What really happened on 13 October 1917?

The Miracle of the Sun is a unique event in human history: Predicted three months in advance as to the precise date, time, and place, this miracle was witnessed by over 70,000 people from as far as 30 miles away.

Those present on 13 October 1917 "included believers and non-believers, pious old ladies and scoffing young men. Hundreds, from these mixed categories, have given formal testimony. Reports do vary; impressions are in minor details confused, but non to our knowledge has directly denied the visible prodigy of the sun."   "The witnesses of the event were indeed innumerable, their testimonies agree and we are flooded with the documents they have left us."

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