Dec 28, 2014

Sunday Sermon, 12/28 - The Virgin Mary had no children other than Jesus

Biblical proof that Mary made a vow of virginity and persevered in this vow through her marriage to Joseph after the birth of Jesus.
Our Lord had no biological brothers and sisters, and Mary had no other children.

Why this doctrine is so important -- and what it teaches about who Jesus wants to be for each of us, and who he is for his Father in heaven.

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Dec 27, 2014

Daily Sermons, December 26 and 27

St Stephen and St John the Evangelist.

Christmas Sermon -- Catechesis on the Incarnation

Homily for Christmas Masses.
A catechesis on the Christmas mystery -- What incarnation means. Who became incarnate. Why the Son became incarnate. That God is now man and a man God. God has a face and hands, both a body and a soul.

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Dec 22, 2014

Sunday Sermon, December 21 - Mary's Prophetic Vow of Virginity

He who was not gained by the prayers of countless holy patriarchs, kings, and prophets made the will of the Virgin his own and came at the sound of her most pure fiat.

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Dec 21, 2014

For Christmas and Easter Catholics: When Confession is necessary before receiving Communion

This article is indented for Catholics who do not regularly attend Mass, but will be attending the Christmas Masses with family or friends in the coming days. 

First, WELCOME! There is nothing better you could do on Christmas than attend the Holy Mass in which Christ comes to be among us in his own body which he assumed from the most pure Virgin Mary! You are most welcome indeed to join with us in worship of our merciful God and Savior.

Second, there is nothing better you can do on Christmas than attend Mass; but there is nothing worse you can do on Christmas than make a sacrilegious Communion by receiving the Eucharist after having committed serious sin and before going to Confession. God welcomes you and receives your good will in coming to the Mass, but if you are conscious of any mortal sin which you have not confessed (for example, skipping Sunday Mass) there would be no surer way to ruin Christmas than to receive Holy Communion.

Give thanks to God for the gift of attending Mass on Christmas, and let this worship in the Mass be your gift to the Most High who has come among us as Emmanuel. But do not ruin your Christmas by receiving Communion without going to Confession if you are conscious of having committed any serious sins.

The article below explains this teaching further.

Daily Sermons, December 17 to 20

Daily Mass Sermons at Corpus Christi Parish. Wednesday, December 17 to Saturday, December 20.
Commentary on the "O Antiphons".

Dec 14, 2014

Sunday Sermon, 12/14 - The Humility of St John the Baptist

Pride, ambition, and vainglory are the three pitfalls which have caused greatest ruin to the human race.
Satan fell through pride, our first parents likewise fell through ambition.
Humility is that virtue which protects us from these vices and prepares the way for charity in our soul.

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Dec 13, 2014

Weekday Sermons, December 10-13

Sermons for daily Mass, December 10-13.
St John the Baptist, History of Our Lady of Guadalupe, St Lucy.

Sermon for the Immaculate Conception, 12/8 - The dogma, Mary as God's temple

What we mean when we profess the Immaculate Conception. How the dogma in no way makes Mary equal to God. How Mary was still redeemed when she was conceived immaculate.

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Sunday Sermon, 12/7 - A good confession to prepare the way of the Lord

On how to make a good confession. The three acts of the penitent: contrition, confession, satisfaction. How to avoid making a bad confession.
Using confession as a means not only to be forgiven of sin, but even to grow in virtue and become a saint.

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Dec 7, 2014

Daily Homiles, December 2 - 6

Daily homilies for the week of December 2 through 6.

The first and second comings, St Francis Xavier and Advent, St John Damascene and Epiphany, the day and hour of our Lord's coming.

Dec 5, 2014

Sunday Sermon, 11/30 - Advent is a time of penance, it's not Christmas

Sermon from Sunday, November 30th -- First Sunday of Advent.

Advent is a time of penance, it's not Christmas. So we shouldn't set up Christmas decorations or go to Christmas parties during Advent when it isn't Christmas.
Rather, we do penance and pray in preparation for the coming of the Messiah.

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Dec 4, 2014

Daily homiles, November 25-29

Daily Mass homilies, November 26-29.
Judgment Day, Ad Orientem, Proof of Purgatory, Mary and Advent

Dec 3, 2014

Immaculate Conception Mass Schedule

Monday, December 8th is a Holy Day of Obligation. All Catholics in the USA are obligated to attend Mass on this day.

At Corpus Christ, Masses will be:

Sunday, December 7 - 5:30pm
Monday, December 8 - 6:30am
Monday, December 8 - 5:30pm

Sunday Sermon 11/23 - The Last Judgment as the Church's Vindication

Sermon for Christ the King.

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