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Category Archives: Holy Days of Obligation

Written on Mar, 28, 2016 by in , | Comments Off on He Is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Reading 1 – Acts 10:34-43 Psalm – Psalm 118:1-23 Reading 2 – Collosians 3:1-4 Gospel – John 20:1-9   Three Easter Lessons | Word on Fire The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the foundation of the entire Christian faith. If Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, we should all go home and forget about it. As St. Paul himself puts it: “If Jesus is not …

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Written on Jan, 01, 2016 by in , | Comments Off on January 1st, Solemnity: Mary, Mother of God

Mass Readings Numbers 6: 22-27 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2: 16-21 Haste, Astonishment, and Treasuring | Word on Fire There are three words that jump out at me from our Gospel reading for today’s feast: Click below to hear the entire homily! http://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/haste-astonishme . . .

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Written on Dec, 25, 2015 by in | Comments Off on December 25th, Christmas Day

Reflections on Christmas | Word on Fire Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture. http://www.wordonfire.org/resources/video/reflections-on-christmas/40/

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Written on Dec, 24, 2015 by in | Comments Off on December 24th, Christmas Vigil

The True King | Word on FireSt. Luke’s telling of the Christmas story, which is read at Midnight Masses all over the Catholic world, commences by invoking the first-century’s most powerful man: “In those days Caesar Augustus published a decree ordering a census of the whole world.” Here the emperor is doing a paradigmatically powerful thing. If you can count …

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Written on Dec, 08, 2015 by in | Comments Off on New Years Day Mass Times at Good Shepherd and St. Benedict the Moor

Mass for New Years Day  is a Holy Day of Obligation! One  bilingual Mass will be held at 10:00AM .

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Written on Dec, 07, 2015 by in , | Comments Off on December 8th, Immaculate Conception: Holy Day of Obligation

  Immaculate Conception. What is that exactly, you ask? The Catholic faith is often known as, “The thinking Man’s Faith”.  Why is this? Because we have been meditating on,thinking about, writing about and yes, arguing about theology since Christ ascended into heaven. It is the gift of our forefathers and mothers. Do not be afraid, the angels always say – …

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Written on Apr, 04, 2015 by in , | Comments Off on April 4th, Easter Vigil

Acts 10:34, 37-43 Psalms 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-9 The tomb was empty. In the early morning darkness of that first Easter, there was only confusion for Mary Magdalene and the other disciples. But as the daylight spread, they saw the dawning of a new creation. At first they didn’t understand the Scripture, today’s Gospel tells us. We …

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Written on Dec, 27, 2014 by in | Comments Off on Merry Christmas! Thanks Be to God~

Isaiah 52:7–10 Psalms 98:1–6 Hebrews 1:1–6 John 1:1–18   The Church’s liturgy rings in Christmas with a joyful noise. We hear today of uplifted voices, trumpets and horns, and melodies of praise. In the First Reading, Isaiah foretells Israel’s liberation from captivity and exile in Babylon. He envisions a triumphant homecoming to Zion marked by joyful singing. The new song …

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Written on Dec, 08, 2014 by in , | Comments Off on December 8th, Feast of the Immaculate Conception

On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX promulgated the infallible dogma of the Immaculate Conception. This ex cathedra statement made official the eternal sinlessness of Mary, showing that from the moment of the creation of her soul she was granted a unique grace from God to be excluded from the stain of original sin, enabling her to carry Jesus Christ …

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Written on Aug, 15, 2014 by in | Comments Off on August 15th, The Assumption of Mary

Today is the Feast of the Assumption of  Mary, Mother of God – a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass will be held at Good Shepherd Church at 8:00PM In Orthodox tradition, Mary died in her 50’s and the Apostles, except for Thomas, were miraculously brought to her deathbed where they witnessed Jesus take her soul to Heaven. The apostles then …

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