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The Great Feasts of September

09-16-2020From the desk of Fr. Villa

There are so many great feast days in September.  There is the birthday of Our Lady on September 8 one of only three birthdays celebrated by the Church: Our Lord’s, Our Lady’s and St. John the Baptist.  The birthday according to the Faith is the re-birth of baptism and hence the importance of the name-day of the person and entering eternal life. There is the feast of the great doctor and father of the Church St. John Chrysostom on September 13.

Then there’s the great feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 14 one of the oldest feasts in the Church.  A great book about the discovery of the Holy Cross of Christ is the story of St. Helena the mother of Constantine the Great.  British author Evelyn Waugh has written a short resume of St. Helena’s life. 

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From Canterbury to Rome: Why the Queen’s Former Chaplain Became Catholic

09-15-2020From the desk of Fr. Villa

The former chaplain to Queen Elizabeth has decided to return to the Faith of his ancestors of England before Henry VIII. Click here to find out why.

Save the Dates: October 25, 26, 27

08-27-2020From the desk of Fr. Villa

40 Hours Devotion: Beginning at the 12:15pm Sunday Mass and closing Tuesday at 7:00pm Mass.

Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday and Monday until 10:00pm and on Tuesday until 7:00pm.

Processions with the Eucharist after the 12:15Mass and after the Mass on Tuesday evening.

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Why Do We Need Commandments?

08-26-2020From the desk of Fr. VillaSt. Thomas Aquinas

We are placed between the things of this world, and spiritual goods from which eternal happiness consists: so that the more we cleave to the one, the more we withdraw from the other, and vice versa.

Wherefore whoever cleaves wholly to the things of this world, so as to make them his reason for living, and to look upon them as the reason and rule of all he does, falls away altogether from spiritual goods. Hence this disorder is removed by the commandments.

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Saints of August

08-19-2020From the desk of Fr. Villa

The greatest of the saints is the Blessed Virgin.  The original feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is celebrated on August 22 and is kept in the traditional liturgy.  In the ordinary form of the Mass clergy can offer a votive Mass to the Immaculate Heart of Mary since the month of August is dedicated to her Immaculate Heart. 

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St. Jean Eudes, the devotion the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the Rosary

08-17-2020From the desk of Fr. Villa

August 19 is the feast of St. John Eudes the great apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 

Since August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, click here to read an article about St. Jean Eudes, this devotion, and the Rosary.

A Latin hymn on the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary has the following:

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