From the Rector, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 7/21/2024

From the Rector, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 7/21/2024

Precious Blood Month July is dedicated to the Precious Blood of Jesus. Here is the Litany of the Precious Blood for your prayer the rest of this month. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on …

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From the Rector, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 7/14/24

From the Rector, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 7/14/24

Thoughts on the Future of the Church, by Fr. Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI)              The future of the Church can and will issue from those whose roots are deep and who live from the pure fullness of their faith. It will not issue from those who accommodate themselves merely to the passing moment …

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From the Rector, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 6/30/24

From the Rector, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 6/30/24

Carlo Acutis, adapted from a “Simply Catholic” article by Michael Heinlein The Italian teenager Blessed Carlo Acutis has captivated Catholics young and old in recent years, especially since his 2020 beatification. Although only 15 when he died of leukemia, Carlo was resolved to prioritize his life around the Eucharist. Each day found him attending Mass …

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From the Rector, Third Sunday of Easter, 4/14/2024

From the Rector, Third Sunday of Easter, 4/14/2024

Reading the Cathedral, Part 8: The Sanctuary The word “sanctuary” means holy place. It is where God dwells and is therefore a place set aside for divine worship and nothing else. In the Old Testament, this took the form of the Meeting Tent and later on the Temple, where there was the sanctuary where the priests …

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