The Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraphs 538-540 , 1095 and 1438 explain Lent, and I encourage you to read. Lent is a time of intense penitential practice. WHY? Because we follow Jesus into the desert where he prayed and fasted for 40 days after he was baptized. We must follow Jesus all the way … Continue reading What Is The Purpose of Lent?
How Is Your Lent Going? 2023
We are less than one week into Lent 2023. How is it going so far? The most important thing is to grow closer to Jesus and build a relationship with him through Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. How do we do this? We do it in many ways and it's both personal and communal so start … Continue reading How Is Your Lent Going? 2023
Christ in Disguise – LifeSaver
Romans 5:7 tells us that someone may lay down his or her life for a just or righteous person, but while we were still sinners Christ laid down his life for us. Meet Ayden Garnes, who did just that. Ayden is a recipient of the Ken DeFeo Memorial Scholarship which goes to student athletes of … Continue reading Christ in Disguise – LifeSaver
Walk By Faith To Live: Advent/Christmas Newsletter
PRAISE BE JESUS CHRIST NOW AND FOREVER! We pray you make this final week of Advent most fruitful as we embark on the O Antiphons leading up to Christmas Day. Pray, fast and make little sacrifices daily for our Lord and others. Make Eucharistic Adoration a regular if not daily occurrence. Our Lord Jesus has … Continue reading Walk By Faith To Live: Advent/Christmas Newsletter
Fall In Love With Jesus!
So when you fall in love with Jesus you get The Father and The Holy Spirit, and The Blessed Mother and St. Joseph, and The Angels and Saints, and The Sacraments, and the entire faith! All of it! You get Heaven and Earth and everything else! Please, won't you fall in love with Jesus?! I … Continue reading Fall In Love With Jesus!
Happy, Joyful, Blessed and Peaceful Advent Season
https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-andrew-christmas-novena I encourage all to pray the St Andrew Christmas Novena which starts on this great Saint's and Apostle's feast day Novemeber 30 and ends on Christmas Day. Please click on the link above to follow along and pray this great rythmic novena throughout Advent which will bring you closer to God and The Incarnation … Continue reading Happy, Joyful, Blessed and Peaceful Advent Season
Pick Up Your Cross Daily and Fight The Good Fight
As followers of Christ we are called to pick up our cross daily and follow him no matter what the cost. We are called to sacrifice and make reparations for sin and accept inconveniences persecution and sufferings. We are called for greatness not mediocrity. We are called to name claim and team sin in our … Continue reading Pick Up Your Cross Daily and Fight The Good Fight
St. Alphonsus on Uniformity With God’s Will
St. Alphonsus on Uniformity With God’s Will Mr. Joseph Paganelli, OPSt. Catherine of Siena Fraternity #401, Philadelphia, Penn. The following is an excerpt from one of thewritings of St. Alphonsus Liguori titled“Uniformity With God’s Will.” This topic,though immensely challenging, is of supremeimportance in the spiritual life. In the excerptthat follows, St. Alphonsus illustrates thehappiness, joy, … Continue reading St. Alphonsus on Uniformity With God’s Will
A Homily: Twentieth Sunday In Ordinary Time – C 22
TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – C 22 “God gives the lonely a home to live in.” You will not find that verse in the readings today. I read it in one of the psalms last Tuesday and it caught my attention because I intended to preach about loneliness. All of Scripture is about … Continue reading A Homily: Twentieth Sunday In Ordinary Time – C 22
Pennsylvania Hall of Fame, Delco Chapter, Humanitarian Award Winner Talk, June 26, 2022
Thank you! Congratulations to all inductees and award winners. My prayer and challenge to all of us is – please Lord Jesus, allow each of us gathered here in this room to be an instrument in the answer to Your prayer of unity, so that each of us, united as one, may be a light … Continue reading Pennsylvania Hall of Fame, Delco Chapter, Humanitarian Award Winner Talk, June 26, 2022