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, Third Sunday of Easter, 4/18/21

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Introduction to the New Testament Paragraphs from the Dogmatic Constitution Dei Verbum Lesson 27 17. The word of God, which is the power of God for the salvation of all who believe (see Rom. 1:16), is set forth and shows its power in a most excellent way in the writings of the New Testament. For …

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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, 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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From the Rector/CCD, Fourth Sunday of Lent, 3/14/21

Tradition and Life of Prayer Paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Lesson 22 2661 By a living transmission -Tradition – the Holy Spirit in the Church teaches the children of God to pray. 2662 The Word of God, the liturgy of the Church, and the virtues of faith, hope, and charity are sources …

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From the Rector, Third Sunday of Lent, 3/7/21

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Revelation of Prayer Paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church Lesson 21 2590 “Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God” (St. John Damascene, Defide orth. 3, 24: PG 94, 1089C). 2591 God tirelessly calls each person to this mysterious encounter with Himself. …

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From the Rector/CCD, Second Sunday of Lent, 2/28/21

The Ten Commandments #2 Commandments 4-10 Lesson 20 241. What is the fourth commandment of God? Honor thy father and thy mother. 242. What are we commanded by the fourth commandment? To respect and love our parents, to obey them in all that is not sinful, and to help them when they are in need. …

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