From the Rector/Catechesis, First Sunday of Advent, 11/27/2022

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 Justice CCC 1807 Justice is the moral virtue that consists in the constant and firm will to give their due to God and neighbor. Justice toward God is called the “virtue of religion.” Justice toward men disposes one to respect the rights of each and to establish in human relationships the harmony that promotes equity …

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From the Rector, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, 11/20/2022

Pope Benedict XVI on Christ the KingFrom the Angelus on 20 November 2005 The Solemnity of Christ the King is celebrated today, the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year. Since the announcement of his birth, the Only-begotten Son of the Father, born of the Virgin Mary, was described as “king” in the Messianic sense, that …

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From the Rector/Catechesis, Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 11/13/2022

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Fortitude/Courage CCC 1808 Fortitude is the moral virtue that ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy inthe pursuit of the good. It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations and to overcomeobstacles in the moral life. the virtue of fortitude enables one to conquer fear, even fear ofdeath, and to face trials and persecutions. It disposes one …

Read moreFrom the Rector/Catechesis, Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 11/13/2022

From the Rector/Catechesis, Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, 11/6/2022

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Temperance 1809 Temperance is the moral virtue that moderates the attraction of pleasures and provides balance in the use of created goods. It ensures the will’s mastery over instincts and keeps desires within the limits of what is honorable. the temperate person directs the sensitive appetites toward what is good and maintains a healthy discretion: …

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From the Rector/Catechesis, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 10/23/22

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Prudence CCC 1806 Prudence is the virtue that disposes practical reason to discern our true good in every circumstance and to choose the right means of achieving it; “the prudent man looks where he is going.” “Keep sane and sober for your prayers.” Prudence is “right reason in action,” writes St. Thomas Aquinas, following Aristotle. …

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From the Rector/Catechesis, October 16, 2022, Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

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Charity 1822 Charity is the theological virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God. 1823 Jesus makes charity the new commandment. By loving his own “to the end,” he makes manifest the Father’s love which he receives. By loving one …

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From the Rector, Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 10/9/2022

Hope 1817 Hope is the theological virtue by which we desire the kingdom of heaven and eternal life as our happiness, placing our trust in Christ’s promises and relying not on our own strength, but on the help of the grace of the Holy Spirit. “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without …

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From the Rector/Catechesis, Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 9/18/2022

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Introduction to VirtueFrom the Catechism of the Catholic Church 1803 “Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure,whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anythingworthy of praise, think about these things.”A virtue is a habitual and firm disposition to do the good. It allows …

Read moreFrom the Rector/Catechesis, Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 9/18/2022

From the Rector/Catechesis, Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 9/11/2022

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Universal Call to Holiness (from Lumen gentium, Chapter 5) 39. The Church, whose mystery is being set forth by this Sacred Synod, is believed to be indefectibly holy. Indeed Christ, the Son of God, who with the Father and the Spirit is praised as “uniquely holy,” loved the Church as His bride, delivering Himself up …

Read moreFrom the Rector/Catechesis, Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 9/11/2022

From the Rector/Catechesis, Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time,

Parish Family Catechesis Next week we will resume our weekly family catechesis lessons. As we have done for the last two years, this will be taught to parents, godparents, and sponsors. This is to equip adults to teach their children, for parents are the first teachers. As such, parents, godparents, and sponsors are required to …

Read moreFrom the Rector/Catechesis, Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time,