From the Rector, Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 2, 2022

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Faith 1814 Faith is the theological virtue by which we believe in God and believe all that he has said and revealed to us, and that Holy Church proposes for our belief, because he is truth itself. By faith “man freely commits his entire self to God.” For this reason the believer seeks to know …

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From the Rector, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 9/25/2022

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Pope Benedict XVI on Saint Jerome (feast September 30) From the General Audience on 14 November 2007 Today, we continue the presentation of the figure of St Jerome. As we said last Wednesday, he dedicated his life to studying the Bible, so much so that he was recognized by my Predecessor, Pope Benedict XV, as …

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From the Rector/Catechesis, Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 9/18/2022

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Introduction to VirtueFrom the Catechism of the Catholic Church 1803 “Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure,whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anythingworthy of praise, think about these things.”A virtue is a habitual and firm disposition to do the good. It allows …

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From the Rector/Catechesis, Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 9/11/2022

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Universal Call to Holiness (from Lumen gentium, Chapter 5) 39. The Church, whose mystery is being set forth by this Sacred Synod, is believed to be indefectibly holy. Indeed Christ, the Son of God, who with the Father and the Spirit is praised as “uniquely holy,” loved the Church as His bride, delivering Himself up …

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From the Rector/Catechesis, Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time,

Parish Family Catechesis Next week we will resume our weekly family catechesis lessons. As we have done for the last two years, this will be taught to parents, godparents, and sponsors. This is to equip adults to teach their children, for parents are the first teachers. As such, parents, godparents, and sponsors are required to …

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From the Rector, Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, 8/28/2022

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Litany of Humility This Sunday’s readings have a lot to do with the virtue of humility. This is a difficult virtue to foster, since it often requires humiliation! But here is a prayer to help us grow in it, written by Cardinal Merry del Val. O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me. From …

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From the Rector, Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, 8/21/2022

The Virtue of JusticeAdapted from an article by Sam Guzman on “The Catholic Gentleman” As the virtues go, justice isn’t the most popular—we would much rather hear about mercy or pardon, at least in regard to ourselves. And yet, justice is one of the most important virtues a man can possess. There is no such …

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From the Rector, Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 8/14/2022

The Virtue of Courage/Fortitude Adapted from an article by Sam Guzman on “The Catholic Gentleman” At some point or another, we all encounter things in life that cause us to be afraid. Whether it’s sudden unemployment, making a life-altering choice, a sudden illness, or the prospect of physical pain, fear is a fact of life …

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From the Rector, Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 7, 2022

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The Virtue of Prudence Adapted from an article by Sam Guzman on “The Catholic Gentleman” Prudence isn’t just the name of your great aunt on your mother’s side. It has been called the “charioteer of the virtues” since it helps control and moderate all of the other manly virtues we possess. Here’s how the Catechism …

Read moreFrom the Rector, Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 7, 2022