From the Rector/Catechesis, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 1/23/22

The Liturgy of Baptism Paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Lesson 17  1235 The sign of the cross, on the threshold of the celebration, marks with the imprint of Christ the one who is going to belong to him and signifies the grace of the redemption Christ won for us by his cross. …

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From the Rector, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, 1/16/2022

The Theology of Baptism Paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Lesson 16 1275 Christian initiation is accomplished by three sacraments together: Baptism which is the beginning of new life; Confirmation which is its strengthening; and the Eucharist which nourishes the disciple with Christ’s Body and Blood for his transformation in Christ. 1276 “Go …

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From the Rector/Catechesis Lesson, The Baptism of the Lord, January 9, 2022

Introduction to the Liturgy Paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church                                                                               Lesson 15 1110 In the liturgy of the Church, God the Father is blessed and adored as the source of all the blessings of creation and salvation with which he has blessed us in his Son, in …

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From the Rector, Second Sunday of Advent, December 5, 2021

Introduction to Hebrews and Revelation Adapted from notes by Dr. Steven Smith and Mark Giszczak Lesson 13 A. Author:              i. Traditional: St. Paul              ii. Modern: Unknown Jewish disciple / colleague of Paul (Timothy, Apollos, Barnabas, etc.) iii. * Dr. Smith’s suggestion: Pauline circle B. Audience: i. Unnamed “holy brethren” (3:1, 12, 10:19) ii. …

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From the Rector, First Sunday of Advent, 11/28/21

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Theological Legacy of the Catholic Epistles By Dr. Brant Pitre Lesson 12 1. Letter of James            a. The Immutability of God (James 1:17)            b. Doctrine of Justification (James 2:14-26)            c. Sins that Cry out to Heaven: injustice to the wage-earner (James 5:4) d. Anointing of the Sick and Confession of Sins (James …

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From the Rector, Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 11/14/21

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Introduction to Saint Paul Lesson 11   I. Identity: practical info and organizational aspects              a.  Chronology (AD)                             i.  5/10—birth                            ii.  35/36—vocation/conversion                           iii.  45-60—missions iv.   60/67—death under Nero, just before the destruction of Jerusalem b.  Ethnic background (Phil. 3; 2 Cor.11)  i.  Judaism ii.  Roman citizen iii.  Greek …

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From the Rector, Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, 11/7/21

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Introduction to Saint John’s Writings Lesson 9 Apostle, Beloved Disciple 20:31: “So that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing, you may have life in His Name” Fiery, thunderous personality, impetuous youth Asks for place at side of Christ (think of Crucifixion) This turns …

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From the Rector, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 24, 2021

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 Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels  Lesson 8 • Who is Jesus? o Is He real to you? o Look to the Gospels! • What is a Gospel? o “Life” of Christ o Varying portraits of Jesus with different emphases o “Synoptics” and John • Follow-up from OT (starting NT with Matthew) o Cultures: Semitic, Hellenic, …

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From the Rector, Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 10/17/2021

A Brief Introduction to the New Testament Lesson 7 Adapted from an article Sister Anna Marie McGuan, RSM, at simplycatholic.com As the Old Testament is divided into particular genres (the Pentateuch or Torah, the Historical Books, the Prophets, and the Wisdom books), a similar division of the New Testament can also be helpful. The purpose …

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From the Rector, Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 10/10/21

.A Brief Introduction to Wisdom Literature Lesson 6 Adapted from an article Sister Anna Marie McGuan, RSM, at simplycatholic.com The Wisdom literature of the Old Testament is an eclectic collection of proverbs, moral lessons, riddles, warnings, extended meditations, and philosophical inquiry and debate. It also includes hymns and even love poetry in the Song of …

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