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A few years ago, I wrote about the dangers of complacency in our spiritual lives. And although we are sent out from every Mass as missionaries, there is a temptation for the Church to get complacent as well. According to dictionary.com, complacency is “a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some […]Continue
The first reading for Mass this weekend is the song of the virtuous wife from Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; the responsory is Psalm 128 (“Blessed are those who fear the Lord”), the second reading is an encouragement from St. Paul to remain steadfast in our faith (1 Thessalonians 5:1-6), and the Gospel is the Parable […]Continue
This weekend, the Church celebrates the feast of the Basilica of St. John Lateran – the Cathedral Church of the diocese of Rome. We aren’t vainly celebrating a building, but are remembering so much more.Continue
The following is the text of the Homily preached by Deacon Pat Hessel at Holy Trinity Parish on November 2, 2014. Today is All Souls Day – a day we remember those who’ve gone before us in death. For people of faith, it’s a day when understandable sadness is matched, and even exceeded by hope […]Continue