From the Rector/Catechesis, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2/5/2023, Cycle A

Sacred Heart Shield

Liturgy of Baptism Paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church 1235 The sign of the cross, on the threshold of the celebration, marks with the imprint of Christ the one who is going to belong to him and signifies the grace of the redemption Christ won for us by his cross. 1236 The proclamation …

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From the Rector/Catechesis, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 1/29/2023

Sacred Heart Cathedral

Theology of Baptism Paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church 1275 Christian initiation is accomplished by three sacraments together: Baptism which is the beginning of new life; Confirmation which is its strengthening; and the Eucharist which nourishes the disciple with Christ’s Body and Blood for his transformation in Christ. 1276 “Go therefore and make …

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From the Rector/Catechesis, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 1/22/2023, Cycle A

Sacred Heart Cathedral

Introduction to the Sacred Liturgy Paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church 1110 In the liturgy of the Church, God the Father is blessed and adored as the source of all the blessings of creation and salvation with which he has blessed us in his Son, in order to give us the Spirit of …

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From the Rector, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, 1/15/2023

Introduction to the Sacraments •Grace: What is it, and what does it do? • Divine life (CCC 1996-1997, 1999, 2000) •Free and undeserved gift •Heal and perfect •Sanctifying, habitual, actual •Sacramental (CCC 1129, 2003) •Sacraments (CCC 1115-6, 1123, 1131; SC 59-61; LG 11) o Mysterion and Sacramentum o CCC 1131: Efficacious signs of grace •Sign, …

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From the Rector, 1/1/2023, The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

A Prayer to the Holy Spirit for the New Year Holy Spirit, Lord of light,From Thy clear celestial heightThy pure beaming radiance give.Come, Thou Father of the poor,Come with treasures which endure,Come, Thou Light of all that live.Thou, of all consolers best,Thou, the soul’s delightsome Guest,Dost refreshing peace bestow.Thou in toil art comfort sweet,Pleasant coolness …

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