From the Rector, Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 9/15/21

A Brief Introduction to Historical Books and Prophets Lesson 4 By Sister Anna Marie McGuan, RSM, at simplycatholic.com The Pentateuch or Torah ends with the death of Moses and a bold statement about Israel’s religious future: “I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and …

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From the Rector, Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 9/12/2021

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A Brief Introduction to the Pentateuch Lesson 3 By Sister Anna Marie McGuan, RSM, at simplycatholic.com               The Books of Moses, also known as the Pentateuch or the Torah, are the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These texts are sacred in both the Jewish and the Christian …

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FROM THE RECTOR, TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, 9/5/21

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Introduction to the Old Testament Lesson 2 Adapted from an article on simplycatholic.com by Sister Anna Marie McGuan, RSM               The four sections of the [Old Testament in the] Christian bible are the Pentateuch, the Historical Books, the Prophetic Books, and the Wisdom literature. The Hebrew Bible used in the Jewish religious tradition has a …

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From the Rector, Fifth Sunday of Easter, Happy Mother’s Day, 5/9/21

Eucharistic Adoration By Father Matthew Keller Lesson 30 If we look to the Old Testament, we can see numerous instances when the Lord instructs Israel to hold a memorial of some significant event God’s plan to restore fallen man. The most famous example is the Passover, the Paschal Sacrifice and Feast. The Passover, the memorial …

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From the Rector/CCD, Fifth Sunday of Easter, 5/2/21

The Holy Rosary: Contemplating Christ with Mary How to Pray the Rosary Lesson 29 1. Make the Sign of the Cross and say the “Apostles’ Creed” 2. Say the “Our Father” 3. Say three “Hail Marys” for Faith, Hope, and Charity 4. Say the “Glory Be” 5. Announce the First Mystery and then say the …

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From the Rector, Fourth Sunday of Easter, 4/25/21

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Lectio Divina: How to Pray with Scripture Paragraphs from Benedict XVI, Verbum Domini                                                                                   Lesson 28 87. The documents produced before and during the Synod mentioned a number of methods for a faith-filled and fruitful approach to sacred Scripture. Yet the greatest attention was paid to lectio divina, which is …

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From the Rector/CCD, Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, April 11, 2021

Introduction to the Old Testament Paragraphs from the Dogmatic Constitution Dei Verbum Lesson 26 14. In carefully planning and preparing the salvation of the whole human race the God of infinite love, by a special dispensation, chose for Himself a people to whom He would entrust His promises. First He entered into a covenant with …

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From the Rector/CCD, Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Introduction to Sacred Scripture Paragraphs from the Dogmatic Constitution Dei Verbum Lesson 25 2. In His goodness and wisdom God chose to reveal Himself and to make known to us the hidden purpose of His will (see Eph. 1:9) by which through Christ, the Word made flesh, man might in the Holy Spirit have access …

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From the Rector/CCD, Fifth Sunday of Lent, 3/21/21

The Lord’s Prayer Paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Lesson 23 2773 In response to his disciples’ request “Lord, teach us to pray” (⇒ Lk 11:1), Jesus entrusts them with the fundamental Christian prayer, the Our Father. 2774 “The Lord’s Prayer is truly the summary of the whole gospel,” The “most perfect of …

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