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The memorial of St. John Mary Vianney 4th August

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The memorial of St. John Mary Vianney 4th August Liturgical Year: B Reading for Mass: First Reading: Numbers 12:1-13 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 6cd-7, 12-13 Gospel: Matthew14:22-36 Collect Almighty and merciful God, who made the Priest Saint John Vianney wonderful in his pastoral zeal, grant, we pray, that through his intercession and example we may in charity win brothers and ...

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Memorial Day of St Alphonsus de Liguori (Bishop and Doctor of the Church)

St Alphonsus de Liguori

Memorial Day of St Alphonsus de Liguori (Bishop and Doctor of the Church) 1st August Liturgical Year B Today’s Mass: Memorial St. Alphonsus de Liguori. Bishop and Doctor. First Reading: Leviticus 25:1, 8-17. Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 67:2-3,5,7-8. Gospel: Matthew 14:1-12 Today’s Rosary: The Joyful Mystery. [media-downloader media_id=”244″ texts=”Download our free android app Here!!!”] Collect O God, who constantly raise up in your ...

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Today’s Mass Reading: Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola Priest

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Today’s Mass Reading: Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola Priest Liturgical Calendar: Year B Today’s Mass: Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola Priest Reading for Mass: First Reading: Leviticus 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37. Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 81:3-4, 5-6, 10-11ab. Gospel: Matthew 13:54-58. Today’s Rosary: The Sorrowful Mystery. [media-downloader media_id=”244″ texts=”Download our free android app Here!!!”] Collect O God, who raised up ...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PRIESTHOOD IN OUR SOCIETY

diocesan and religious priest

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRIESTHOOD IN OUR SOCIETY Who is a priest? A priest is first and foremost a man of prayer. The priest lives in persona Christi, so his most important prayer is to re-present the sacrifice of Jesus during Holy Mass. His parish relies on him to offer a sacrifice “holy and acceptable to God.” Throughout the week, too, ...

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KNOWING AND DEEPENING OUR CATHOLIC FAITH

Catholic Church

KNOWING AND DEEPENING OUR CATHOLIC FAITH To deepen our faith let us learn more from What is the meaning of the name “Jesus”? Given by the angel at the time of the Annunciation, the name “Jesus” means “God saves”. The name expresses his identity and his mission “because he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew1:21). Peter proclaimed that … ...

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Does the Catholic Church still practice exorcism?

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Does the Catholic Church still practice exorcism? [media-downloader media_id=”244″ texts=”Download our android app FREE”] Exorcism in the Catholic Church is the use of exorcism in the Roman Catholic faith for those who are believed to be the victims of demonic possession. In Roman Catholicism, exorcism is sacramental but not a sacrament, unlike baptism or confession. The Catechism of the Catholic ...

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About St. Paulinus of Nola

St. Paulinus of Nola

Saint of the Day Catholic saints are holy people and also humans who lived extraordinary lives. Each saint the Church honors responded to God’s invitation to use his or her unique gifts. God calls each one of us to be a saint. Bishop of Nola and writer. Pontius Meropius Anicius Paulinus was born to a wealthy Roman family at Bordeaux, ...

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Who leads the celebration of the Eucharist?

HOLY-EUCHARIST

  Actually Christ himself acts in every celebration of the Eucharist. The bishop or the priest represents him (in persona Christi). It is the Church’s belief that the celebrant stands at the altar in persona Christi capitis (Latin = in the person of Christ, the Head). This means that priests do not merely act in Christ’s place or at his ...

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LAUDATO SI’ Encyclical letter of Pope Francis: Full Text Here

Humility-Service-Love

ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Laudato Si, was published today. The full text can be accessed at the Vatican website “LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our ...

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