Aug 19, 2017

Introduction to Sacred Music (Chant 101, Corpus Christi Parish)

On Sacred Music:

1. We don't create the Liturgy, we receive it -- this is why we use antiphons rather than hymns.
2. We don't sing at Mass, we sing THE Mass -- this is why we prefer gregorian chant as well.
3. The human voice is God's instrument by which he desires to be praised -- this is why we favor the organ and flute over other instruments.
4. Notes on the Liturgy of the Word.

Below are a number of reference quotations.

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Holy Day Sermon, August 15 -- The Assumption of Mary

The Dogma of the Assumption: That Mary, at the end of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory. It is the common teaching of the Church that Mary died, was raised, and then was assumed.

This feast reminds us all of our call to heaven -- God wants us all to be saved. This is our vocation!

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Sunday Sermon, August 13 -- Salvation and the Jews (Sermons on Romans, Part 6)

"They are Israelites; theirs the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; theirs the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen."

We discuss the division of the Letter of St Paul to the Romans.
I. The Doctrine of Grace
   A. The Necessity of Grace (Chapters 1-4)
   B. The Effects of Grace (Chapters 5-8)
   C. The Origins of Grace (Chapters 9-11)
II. The Life of Grace (Chapters 12-16

The consideration of the relation of the Jews and the Gentiles in the one Church of Christ. None are save by being Jewish, but only through the grace of Christ. Like all people, the Jews do not inherit salvation, but must be evangelized and receive the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Modern Judaism is not the same religion as ancient Judaism, because the holy men and women of the Old Testament believed in the Messiah who was to come, but modern Judaism explicitly rejects this Messiah who has come, Jesus Christ. We Catholics are of the same religion as Abraham and Moses, of David and of St Joseph.

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Aug 3, 2017

Holy Day of Obligation, August 15th -- and Schedule Change

Tuesday, August 15 is an Holy Day of Obligation - The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven.

To fulfill the obligation (note: It is a mortal sin to intentionally skip an holy day of obligation without a grave reason):

Monday, August 14 - Mass 5:30pm
Tuesday, August 15 - Mass 7am
Tuesday, August 15 - Solemn Mass with incense 5:30pm
*no 4:30pm confessions on Tuesday, August 15

Also, note the schedule change for the remainder of the week:

Wednesday, August 16
7am Mass
No 4:30pm Confessions

Thursday, August 17
No 7am Mass
No 4:30pm Confessions

Friday, August 18
7am Mass
4:30pm Confessions

Saturday, August 19
9am Mass
4:30pm Confessions
5:30pm Vigil Mass

Schedule Change, August 8-12, 2017

Due to the Fatima Conference in Laurel, MT -- Schedule change for Corpus Christi Parish.

No daily Mass, weekday confessions, or adoration - Tuesday, August 8 to Saturday morning, August 11.

There will be confessions at 4:30pm on Saturday, August 11.