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Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Peter, who was named Simon, was a fisherman from Galilee. Jesus gave him the name Peter, which means ‘Rock,’ because he was to become the rock upon which Christ would build His Church. Among the Twelve, Peter was the first … Continue reading

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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles (vigil)

Reading I Acts 3:1-10 Peter and John were going up to the temple areafor the three o’clock hour of prayer.And a man crippled from birth was carriedand placed at the gate of the temple called “the Beautiful Gate”every day to … Continue reading

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Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist 

Entrance Antiphon, Jn 1:6-7; Lk 1:17: A man was sent form God, whose name was John. He came to testify to the light, to prepare a people fit for the Lord. Preface, The mission of the Precursor:  It is truly … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Feast of Purification

2 February 2022 by a Dominican friar at Voice of the Family: Today is the fortieth day after Christmas, and so holy Church is celebrating another great feast: the feast which we call the Purification of Our Lady, also known … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle

January 25—FeastLiturgical Color: WhitePatron Saint of missionaries, evangelists, writers and public workers One man can change the world  In the long history of the Church no conversion has been more consequential than St. Paul’s. Paul had not been ambivalent toward the … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows

Wednesday, September 15 Our Lady of Sorrows – Memorial Roman Ordinary calendar Letter to the Hebrews 5,7-9. In the days when Christ Jesus was in the flesh, he offered prayers and supplications with loud cries and tears to the one who was able … Continue reading

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Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Tuesday, September 14 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross – Feast Roman Ordinary calendar Book of Numbers 21,4b-9. With their patience worn out by the journey, the people complained against God and Moses, “Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in … Continue reading

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Readings and Reflections for the Feast of the Ascension

Thursday, May 13 Ascension of the Lord – Solemnity Roman Ordinary calendar Bl. Julian of Norwich Acts of the Apostles 1,1-11. In the first book, Theophilus, I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught until the day he was taken up, after giving … Continue reading

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Feast of The Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

On 9 November 1921, Pope Benedict XV instituted the feast of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus to be celebrated on the Thursday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart with a Proper Mass and Office. The feast continues to be celebrated in some places … Continue reading

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