Aug 31, 2014

Sermons, August 29 and 30: Marriage and Mortification

August 29: The defense of Marriage, the Passion of St. John the Baptist

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August 30: On Penance and Mortification, St Rose of Lima

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Aug 24, 2014

Sermons: Pius X, Queenship of Mary, Philip Benizi

August 21st - Pope St Pius X - There is no pre- or post- Vatican II

August 22nd - Queenship of Mary - In Crowning our Lady, God crowns his own gifts

August 23rd - St Philip Benizi - The slave of Mary will not perish

Aug 18, 2014

No Masses or Confessions: Tuesday and Wednesday (August 19 and 20)

As per the bulletin, daily Mass and confessions are cancelled Tuesday, August 19 and Wednesday, August 20. 

The regular schedule resumes with 4:30pm confessions and 5:30pm Mass on Thursday, August 21.

Sunday Sermon, August 17: When adult children leave the Church

On praying for our children.
Why a Catholic parent must not attend the invalid marriage of a child outside the Church.
Why a parent must not force a Catholic marriage on his children.
Why a Catholic grandparent should not force a catholic baptism on his grandchildren.

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Homily for the Assumption -- Why we believe in the Assumption

The essence of the dogma.
The Biblical proof.
The logical argument.
The proof from the Tradition.

What the Assumption looked like: Mary lived 15 years after Jesus' Ascension, was dead for 15 days, and then was Assumed to the wonder of angels and men alike.

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Aug 13, 2014

Weekday Homilies - August 11, 12, 13

St. Clare and the Eucharist
This homily as given to a family with whom I had traveled to Italy and had visited the holy sites of Assisi.

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On making a vow of widowhood 
The example of St. Jane Frances de Chantal.

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On reconciling after heresy
Feast of St. Hippolytus.

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Aug 10, 2014

Weekday Sermons, August 4 through 9

Please note -- These Masses were all in the Extraordinary Form, following the more ancient calendar.

Tuesday, August 5 -- Our Lady of the Snows

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Thursday, August 7 -- St Cajetan and the 40 Hours Eucharistic Devotion

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Friday, August 8 -- St. John Vianney, Who is the priest?

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Saturday, August 9 -- Edith Stein, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

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Sunday Sermon, August 10 -- Dealing with distractions in prayer

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 10, 2014
Matthew 14:22-23

Prayer is necessary for salvation, but how do I learn to pray better?
There are three primary obstacles to growing in the life of prayer: Sin, Attachment, Distractions.
This homily discusses how to persevere in the midst of distractions at prayer, following St. Teresa of Avila.

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Aug 3, 2014

Sunday Sermon, August 3 -- Jesus gave us the Eucharist as consolation in our misery

"Some people, even priest, will say that the real miracle wasn't that Jesus multiplied the loaves to feed thousands, but that Jesus got everyone to share. We should respond that the real miracle is that anyone could be so foolish as to think we would believe something as absurd as that! Of course, Jesus multiplied the loaves!"

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No Mass or Confessions -- August 4 through August 8

Daily Mass and confessions will be cancelled from August 4 through August 8
No Mass or Confession, Tuesday, August 5
No Mass or confessions, Wednesday, August 6
No Mass or confession, Thursday, August 7
No Mass or confession, Friday, August 8

There will be 9am Traditional Latin Mass on Saturday, August 9

The weekend schedule will be as usual.

Friday, August 1 -- The Good Confessor, according to St. Alphonsus

The confessor is to be: Father, Physician, Teacher, and Judge.

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Thursday Sermon - July 31 - Reading the Lives of the Saints, the Example of St. Ignatius Loyola

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