Five Minute Mass Reflection: All Saints Day and All Souls Day (Nov 1-2, 2014)

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Photo: The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs en:Fra Angelico (Public Domain)

This Saturday, November 1st, the Church celebrates “All Saints Day” – celebrating all of those who have attained the beatific vision (are in Heaven) – whether we recognize them as “Saints” or not.  On November 2nd (a Sunday this year) we celebrate All Souls Day – where we recognize those who have died but are not yet ready to enter the presence of God – those who are in purgatory.« Continue »

The Joy of The Gospel: An Introduction

There is no question that we live in a world that often seems to suffer from a shortage of joy.  At any given time in the life of the world, there are reports of disease, war, poverty, and civil strife – and our age is no different.  Whether we consider the Ebola scare, the recent […]

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Five Minute Mass Reflection: October 26, 2014

The first reading for Mass this Sunday comes from from Exodus 22:20-26 (to be treated with compassion and mercy, we must to likewise to those around us), the responsory is Psalm 18 (“I love You Lord, my strength”), the second reading is 1 Thessalonian 1:5-10 (how the Gospel has been spread in word and in […]

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Five Minute Mass Reflection: October 19, 2014

This Sunday’s first reading comes from Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 (God has called us by name for He is the Lord, and there is no other); the responsory is Psalm 96 (“Give the Lord glory and honor”), the second reading is 1 Thessalonians 5:1-5 (we have been chosen, and the Gospel comes not only in word, […]

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