Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Share the post “The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint January 1st in the Church is not the celebration of the New Year, that would be the First Sunday of Advent, liturgically speaking. On January 1st we celebrate Mary … Continue reading

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On Resolutions and Self-Improvement by Monsignor Ferrarese

Share the post “On Resolutions and Self-Improvement by Monsignor Ferrarese” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint It is around this time that we take stock of ourselves and come up with resolutions for the New Year. Sometimes these can be so far-ranging that the hope … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Holy Innocents – December 28th

Share the post “The Feast of the Holy Innocents – December 28th” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint The Holy Innocents   “When the magi had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Rise, take the child … Continue reading

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Feast of St. John the Apostle – Dec. 27th

Share the post “Feast of St. John the Apostle – Dec. 27th” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint St. John the Apostle Today is the Feast of St. John the Apostle.  He is also known as the “Beloved Disciple” and St. John the Divine, he … Continue reading

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The Feast of St. Stephen

Share the post “The Feast of St. Stephen” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Today is the feast of St. Stephen, the Protomartyr, the first martyr.  St. Stephen is the patron saint of deacons. Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59 “Stephen, filled with grace and power, was working … Continue reading

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The Season of Christmas, continued

Share the post “The Season of Christmas, continued” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Yes, folks you are reading the title of this reflection correctly, Christmas is not only a day in the Church year, but a season in the Church year as well!  In … Continue reading

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The Season of Christmas

Share the post “The Season of Christmas” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint   “In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went … Continue reading

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The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Share the post “The Fourth Sunday of Advent” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint Today is the Fourth Sunday of Advent and it also is the last day of Advent. Here is a link to the Catholic News Agency and prayers for the Fourth Sunday … Continue reading

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The Magnificat, today’s Gospel reading

Share the post “The Magnificat, today’s Gospel reading” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint The Magnificat, also known as the Song of Mary, the Canticle of Mary, and, in the Byzantine tradition, the Ode of the Theotokos. “Mary said: ‘My soul proclaims the greatness of … Continue reading

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Matthew 25: 31-46

Share the post “Matthew 25: 31-46” FacebookGoogle+TwitterTumblrEmailBookmarkPrint   31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, 32g and all the nations* will be assembled before him. … Continue reading

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