Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

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On Resolutions and Self-Improvement by Monsignor Ferrarese

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The Feast of the Holy Innocents – December 28th

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

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The Feast of St. Stephen

Share the post “The Feast of St. Stephen” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares 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

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The Season of Christmas

Share the post “The Season of Christmas” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares   “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

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The Magnificat, today’s Gospel reading

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Matthew 25: 31-46

Share the post “Matthew 25: 31-46” FacebookTwitterShare…Shares   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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