From the Rector, Second Sunday of Advent, 12/6/2020

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Holy Orders and Holy Matrimony Lesson 12 1. What is Holy Orders? Holy Orders is the sacrament through which men receive the power and grace to perform the sacred duties of bishops, priests, and other ministers of the Church. 2. What are some of the requirements that a man may receive Holy Orders worthily? 1) That he …

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From the Rector, First Sunday of Advent, 11/29/20

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PENANCE & ANOINTING                                                                 Lesson 11 1. What is the sacrament of Penance? Penance is the sacrament by which sins committed after Baptism are forgiven through the absolution of the priest. 2. Whence has the priest the power to forgive sins? From Jesus Christ, who said to His apostles and to their …

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From the Rector, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, 11/22/2020

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Feast of Christ the King  The Feast of Christ the King is, as Catholic feasts go, a relatively recent one. It was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925, to remind Catholics (and the world generally) that Jesus Christ is Lord of the Universe, both as God and as Man. Pius XI announced the feast …

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From the Rector, Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 11/15/2020

The Holy Eucharist          Lesson 10 1. What is the Holy Eucharist? The Holy Eucharist is a sacrament (visible sign of an interior grace) and a sacrifice (the offering of a victim by a priest to God alone). In the Holy Eucharist, under the appearances of bread and wine, the Lord Christ is contained, offered, …

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From the Rector, Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, 11/8/2020

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CONFIRMATION LESSON 9 Q. 670. What is Confirmation? A. Confirmation is a Sacrament through which we receive the Holy Ghost to make us strong and perfect Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ. Q. 672. Why is Confirmation so called? A. Confirmation is so called from its chief effect, which is to strengthen or render us …

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From the Rector, All Saints Day & All Souls Day, November 1, 2020

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The Sacrament of Baptism                                                                                            Lesson 8 1. What is Baptism? Baptism is the sacrament that gives our souls the new life of sanctifying grace by which we become children of God and heirs of heaven. 2. What sins does Baptism take away? Baptism takes away original sin; and …

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From the Rector, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 10/25/2020

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Baltimore Catechism on the Sacraments in General                                                                                                                        Lesson 7 Q. 574. What is a Sacrament? A. A Sacrament is an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace. Q. 575. Are these three things, namely: An outward or visible sign, the institution of that sign by Christ, and …

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From the Rector, Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 10/18/2020

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Lesson 6 1. What is meant by “the communion of saints” in the Apostles’ Creed? This is the union of the faithful on earth, the blessed in heaven, and the souls in purgatory, with Christ as their Head. 2. Through the communion of saints, what can the blessed in heaven do for the souls in …

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From the Rector, Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, 10/11/20

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The Catholic Church, Her Marks and Attributes Lesson 5 1. What is the Church? The Church is the congregation of all baptized persons united in the same true faith, the same sacrifice, and the same sacraments, under the authority of the Sovereign Pontiff and the bishops in communion with him. 2. Who founded the Church? …

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From the Rector, Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, 9/27/2020

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The Holy Ghost, Grace, and Virtue 4th Lesson 1. Who is the Holy Ghost? The Holy Ghost is God and the third Person of the Blessed Trinity. 2. From whom does the Holy Ghost proceed? The Holy Ghost proceeds from the Father and the Son. 3. Is the Holy Ghost equal to the Father and the Son? The …

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