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Examination of Conscience Rubric

Have I practiced the virtue of Chastity? For example: • Have I permitted myself to watch movies or daytime television shows which are not edifying, which depict sexual scenarios or which advocate for cohabitation or homosexual relationships? Have I practiced the virtue of Temperance? For example: • Have I indulged my love of sweets or […]

Be Grounded in Faith as we Rejoice that He is Near

This Gaudete Sunday calls us to rejoice because the Lord is near. Does your heart rejoice and sing, or are the pressures and burdens of life weighing you down? We can easily become overwhelmed. The weaknesses and sins of life, indeed our own weakness and sin, eat away at the joy and hope God wants […]

Gaudete Sunday–Rejoice

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice!” (Phil 4:4). Every third Sunday of Advent, the Church rejoices. This is known as “Gaudete Sunday”, which uses the Latin word for “rejoicing”. But, we’re still in the season of Advent, a penitential season. We are still in preparation for the coming of the […]

Have high expectations for God

3rd Sunday of Advent UM student “Filled with expectation” SJB      Christ      God always exceeds expectations      Rejoicing Do you have high expectations for God?      Today?      This week?      This Mass? http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_3rd_Sunday_Advent_2018.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Prepare the way of the Lord

2nd Sunday of Advent Time travel 1.  500 BC Isaiah passage Baruch 2.  30 AD St John the Baptist Messenger has arrived! Preaching repentance Forgiveness of sins 3.  Advent 2018 AD Confession before Christmas Valleys filled Mountains lowered Eucharist See the salvation of God!      “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see” http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_2nd_Sunday_Advent_2018.MP3Podcast: Play […]

Discern what is of real value in your life

Making straight the path of Christ is not only the vocation of John the Baptist but of every baptized believer. God desires to lead us with His mercy and justice. These are essentials in God’s kingdom and some of the gifts Christ’s future coming will bring. But our world’s systems do not place emphasis on […]

Be vigilant at all times

1st Sunday of Advent Fr. Ivany / vigilant with healthy foods Be vigilant     Faith / 5 things     Other areas     Security     Money     Work Be vigilant on all Sundays     If we skip Sunday Mass, we will lose our soul Advent Be vigilant at all times with one particular practice Keep watch with Christ and for Christ […]

You can’t pick and choose His truth

We live in interesting times. Life is constantly changing. While this can be exciting on one hand, change also presents challenges. We live in an age of relativism where people can pick and choose the truths that suit them and build their own system of beliefs. While humans certainly have the freedom to choose, losing […]

Christ, reign in our hearts

Feast of Christ the King Fun facts / kings Dozens of kings —> saints Richest person in history King Mansa Musa Bluetooth Blue           Danish king Christ the King v earthly kings Different / heavenly King of Truth Knowledge is power King of love, peace, healing, happiness, etc. King of the Universe     Power over […]