Feb 23, 2024

Sunday Sermon, February 18th -- The Historical Development of Lent

 We discuss Lent from the perspective of the history of the Church, from the earliest days to modern times. 

The name "Lent" comes from the Old English word for "lengthen" - indicating the lengthening of the days in the spring season. Easter moves between March 22 and April 25, but is always during spring because the celebration is set on the Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox - which is to say, the Sunday after the first full moon of spring. 

Easter is set for this time according to the calculation of the Jewish Passover (which is at the first full moon of spring) - as the Church desires to show how Jesus' death and resurrection perfectly fulfills the Old Testament prophecies.

From this, we can come to a much more profound understanding of many aspects of Lent and Easter.


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Feb 20, 2024

Lenten Men's Group

 Lenten Men's Group at Corpus Christi - meeting Tuesdays of Lent from 7 to 8pm.  The parish Mass is at 5:30pm followed by devotions and Rosary.


For the men's group, we will be watching a series about the Eucharist from Formed, called Presence.

Feb 14, 2024

Adult Faith Formation, February 13th -- Session 11, The Conclusion of the Canterbury Tales

 In our final class on the Canterbury Tales, we finish our discussion of the Nun's Priest's Tale of Chaunticleer the Rooster. We then turn to the final Tales and especially the Parson's meditation on how all can be saved if only we repent. Finally, we look at the Retractions of Chaucer.

Sunday Sermon, February 11th -- Lourdes and the Miracles There

 After considering the short outline of the history of Our Lady's apparitions at Lourdes, we discuss a few of the many thousands of miracles that have been wrought there.  These miracles prove the truth of the Catholic Church!

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The miraculous healings discussed are those of Catharine Latapie (whose right hand was badly injured) and of Loius Bouriette (who was paralyzed after a train wreck),  both at the time of the original apparitions - March 1858.  Also the most recently approved miracle - that of Sister Bernadette Moriau in 2008. Finally, the wonderful miracle witnessed by Dr Alexis Carrel in which Marie Bailey was cured of a terrible stomach/intestinal disease in 1902!

Sunday Sermon, February 3rd -- The Book of Job and the Problem of Evil

 We discuss the book of Job, why it is rather difficult to interpret, certain historical and textual notes, and finally the problem of evil.  Why is it that bad things happen to good people?


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