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The Miracles of Jesus

Now that we are back in Ordinary Time, in our weekday liturgies we are hearing more and more about the miracles of Jesus. These stories come to us from the gospel writer, Mark, who was the first evangelist to write about the life Jesus around 60 AD. His gospel starts by going right into the [...]

By |January 19th, 2018|Fr. Ronald|0 Comments

A Lesson from the Holy Family

This week as we celebrate the feast of the Holy Family, there was one verse in scripture that really stuck out to me as I pondered the age in which we live in. In our world today, we live with so many distractions that we often do not remain consistent in our prayer lives. The verse [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|Fr. Ronald|0 Comments

Christ, The Light of the World

Dear Friends in Christ, The question has often come to me: Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25? This is very good question considering some theologians, after analyzing the scriptures, have thought that there is good support that Jesus was born in springtime (April 17 is the date that a lot of people believe).  [...]

By |December 22nd, 2017|Fr. Ronald|0 Comments

The Joy of Thanksgiving

It has often been said that the Our Father is the perfect prayer. It is a perfect prayer because it came from Jesus Our Savior. Jesus teaches us through this prayer how to address our Father and what we should ask for. This prayer, as beautiful as it is, does leave out a component of [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Fr. Ronald|0 Comments

St. Gertrude, The Great

Not many saints in our Church history have been given the title “Great.” Even fewer of them are women. On November 16, we celebrate the life of one of the chosen few: St. Gertrude the Great (1256-1302). She became a Cistercian nun living in a convent in Helfda, Thuringia, which is now Germany. She devoted [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Fr. Ronald|0 Comments

Why Do We Pray For Our Dead? Part 2

November 5, 2017 In last week’s bulletin, I briefly mentioned why we pray for the souls of the deceased based on scripture reference. Catholics are fairly alone when it comes to their belief in the practice of praying for the souls in purgatory. Purgatory, like the word Trinity, cannot be found in scripture, and yet [...]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Fr. Ronald|0 Comments

Why Do Catholics Pray for the Dead?

October 29, 2017 The earliest scripture reference we have for prayers for the dead comes from the second book of Maccabees, which comes from the Old Testament. It recounts the struggle of the Jewish people as they fought for freedom against the Seleucid (Greek) Empire about 200 years before Christ. The Jewish leader, Judas Maccabee, [...]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Fr. Ronald|0 Comments

Hey, Jude the Apostle (and St. Simon)

October 22, 2017 It is interesting to note that at every Mass at the Eucharistic prayer we acknowledge the Holy Apostles.  The Holy Apostles were the first ones to shed their blood for the growth of Christianity. It is said by some that Jesus planted the seed of faith and that the seed of faith [...]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Fr. Ronald|0 Comments

The Feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

October 15, 2017 This week, on October 17, we will celebrate the feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, one the most favored saints in our church history. She was the chosen instrument to convey the revelations to the world about our Lord’s Most Sacred Heart. The servant of God was born on July 22 in [...]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Fr. Ronald|0 Comments

“Month of the Rosary” – 100th Anniversary of Fatima

October 8, 2017 This month we remember with great love and devotion our Holy Mother of Fatima. This month on the thirteenth is the 100th anniversary of the greatest miracle of modern times. Along with our Lord's resurrection the miracle of the sun was an event that was prophesied at a designated time and place [...]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Fr. Ronald|0 Comments