Daily Catholic Mass – 2019-02-19 – Fr. Joseph

By | September 4, 2019


A READING FROM THE BOOK OF GENESIS WHEN THE LORD SAW HOW GREAT WAS MAN’S WICKEDNESS ON EARTH, AND HOW NO DESIRE THAT HIS HEART CONCEIVED WAS EVER ANYTHING BUT EVIL, HE REGRETTED THAT HE HAD MADE MAN ON THE EARTH, AND HIS HEART WAS GRIEVED. SO THE LORD SAID: “I WILL WIPE OUT FROM THE EARTH THE MEN WHOM I HAVE CREATED, AND NOT ONLY THE MEN, BUT ALSO THE BEASTS AND THE CREEPING THINGS AND THE BIRDS OF THE AIR, FOR I AM SORRY THAT I MADE THEM.” BUT NOAH FOUND FAVOR WITH THE LORD. THEN THE LORD SAID TO NOAH: “GO INTO THE ARK, YOU AND ALL YOUR HOUSEHOLD, FOR YOU ALONE IN THIS AGE HAVE I FOUND TO BE TRULY JUST. OF EVERY CLEAN ANIMAL, TAKE WITH YOU SEVEN PAIRS, A MALE AND ITS MATE; AND OF THE UNCLEAN ANIMALS, ONE PAIR, A MALE AND ITS MATE; LIKEWISE, OF EVERY CLEAN BIRD OF THE AIR, SEVEN PAIRS, A MALE AND A FEMALE, AND OF ALL THE UNCLEAN BIRDS, ONE PAIR, A MALE AND A FEMALE. THUS YOU WILL KEEP THEIR ISSUE ALIVE OVER ALL THE EARTH. SEVEN DAYS FROM NOW I WILL BRING RAIN DOWN ON THE EARTH FOR FORTY DAYS AND FORTY NIGHTS, AND SO I WILL WIPE OUT FROM THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH EVERY MOVING CREATURE THAT I HAVE MADE.” NOAH DID JUST AS THE LORD HAD COMMANDED HIM. AS SOON AS THE SEVEN DAYS WERE OVER, THE WATERS OF THE FLOOD CAME UPON THE EARTH. VERBUM DOMINI DEO GRATIAS. THE LORD WILL BLESS HIS PEOPLE WITH PEACE. THE LORD WILL BLESS HIS PEOPLE WITH PEACE. GIVE TO THE LORD, YOU SONS OF GOD, GIVE TO THE LORD GLORY AND PRAISE, GIVE TO THE LORD THE GLORY DUE HIS NAME; ADORE THE LORD IN HOLY ATTIRE. THE LORD WILL BLESS HIS PEOPLE WITH PEACE. THE VOICE OF THE LORD IS OVER THE WATERS, THE LORD, OVER VAST WATERS. THE VOICE OF THE LORD IS MIGHTY; THE VOICE OF THE LORD IS MAJESTIC. THE LORD WILL BLESS HIS PEOPLE WITH PEACE. THE GOD OF GLORY THUNDERS, AND IN HIS TEMPLE ALL SAY, “GLORY!” THE LORD IS ENTHRONED ABOVE THE FLOOD; THE LORD IS ENTHRONED AS KING FOREVER. THE LORD WILL BLESS HIS PEOPLE WITH PEACE. ALLELUIA ALLELUIA ALLELUIA ALLELUIA ALLELUIA ALLELUIA WHOEVER LOVES ME WILL KEEP MY WORD, SAYS THE LORD; AND MY FATHER WILL LOVE HIM AND WE WILL COME TO HIM. ALLELUIA ALLELUIA ALLELUIA>>DOMINUS VOBISCUM. ET CUM SPIRITU TUO>>+ LECTIO SANCTI EVANGELII SECUNDUM MARCUM. GLORIA TIBI, DOMINE.>>THE DISCIPLES HAD FORGOTTEN TO BRING BREAD, AND THEY HAD ONLY ONE LOAF WITH THEM IN THE BOAT. JESUS ENJOINED THEM, “WATCH OUT, GUARD AGAINST THE LEAVEN OF THE PHARISEES AND THE LEAVEN OF HEROD.” THEY CONCLUDED AMONG THEMSELVES THAT IT WAS BECAUSE THEY HAD NO BREAD. WHEN HE BECAME AWARE OF THIS HE SAID TO THEM, “WHY DO YOU CONCLUDE THAT IT IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO BREAD? DO YOU NOT YET UNDERSTAND OR COMPREHEND? ARE YOUR HEARTS HARDENED? DO YOU HAVE EYES AND NOT SEE, EARS AND NOT HEAR? AND DO YOU NOT REMEMBER, WHEN I BROKE THE FIVE LOAVES FOR THE FIVE THOUSAND, HOW MANY WICKER BASKETS FULL OF FRAGMENTS YOU PICKED UP?” THEY ANSWERED HIM, “TWELVE.” “WHEN I BROKE THE SEVEN LOAVES FOR THE FOUR THOUSAND, HOW MANY FULL BASKETS OF FRAGMENTS DID YOU PICK UP?” THEY ANSWERED HIM, “SEVEN.” HE SAID TO THEM, “DO YOU STILL NOT UNDERSTAND?” VERBUM DOMINI LAUS TIBI, CHRISTE IF YOU VISIT THE BEAUTIFUL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE IN LA CROSSE WISCONSIN, WHICH CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE WHEN HE WAS THE BISHOP OF LA CROSSE BUILT 10 YEARS AGO. IT WAS DEDICATED. YOU WILL FIND THERE A NUMBER OF POPULAR SAINTS AND DEVOTIONAL AREAS FOR POPULAR SAINTS OF TODAY. LIKE ST. GIANNA BLESSED SOLANUS CASEY AND SOMEONE THAT PROBABLY MOST DO NOT KNOW. THE VENERABLE FR. SAMUEL MAZZUCHELLI. YOU THINK OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER IN THAT AREA OF LA CROSSE AND IT TRAVELS DOWN BETWEEN IOWA AND WISCONSIN AND ILLINOIS. DOWN TO NEW ORLEANS. AND SAMUEL CLEMENS, MARK TWAIN, WAS BORN IN 1834. BUT LONG BEFORE HE WROTE ABOUT HUCKLEBERRY FINN, THERE WAS A MISSIONARY TRAVELING UP AND DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER WHO WAS FOUNDING OVER 30 PARISHES AND HE HAD A BACKGROUND OF ARCHITECTURE SO HE ACTUALLY DESIGNED THE CHURCHES, AND SOME STILL EXIST TODAY. MY MOTHER AND I VISITED A WOODEN STRUCTURE HE BUILT IN NEW DIGGINGS WISCONSIN. THERE ARE A LOT OF MINES IN THAT AREA THAT WERE USED FOR MAKING SHOT SO THIS WAS AN AREA WHERE THERE WERE LEAD MINES AND THERE WAS A GROUP OF THE FAITHFUL IN NEW DIGGINGS WISCONSIN. ALSO NEAR WHERE MY PARENTS LIVE IN CASCADE IS A TOWN CALLED GARY OWEN. IT IS INTERESTING THAT THERE HE FOUNDED THE PARISH OF ST. PATRICK’S AND IN HIS MEMOIRS WE ACTUALLY HAVE A COLLECTION OF HIS MEMOIRS DURING HIS MISSIONARY TRIPS. HE TALKS ABOUT HOW THEY BUILT THE 1ST WOODEN STRUCTURE THERE AND THERE WAS AN IRISH COMMUNITY OF ABOUT 100 PEOPLE THAT MOVED TO THE AREA. ABOUT 1830. 1840 IT WAS. AND THEY DID NOT HAVE OF COURSE MUCH MONEY. THEY HAD COME THERE AND TRAVELED THERE AND THEY WERE TRYING TO START A NEW LIFE. SO HE GAVE 42 OF THE MEN THAT THEY WERE TO PROVIDE THE BEAMS FOR THE CHURCH. 20 FOOT BEAMS AND 40 FOOT BEAMS AND THEY WERE TO TAKE CARE OF THAT AND THEN TO BRING THEM ALL BACK AND SO ALL OF THEM HAD A HAND IN BUILDING THIS CHURCH OF ST. PATRICK’S AND GARY OWEN. BUT HE HIMSELF WAS THE 16TH OF 17 CHILDREN BORN IN MILAN ITALY AND HE ENTERED THE DOMINICANS AT THE AGE OF 17. HE TRAVELED TO THE NEW WORLD OF CINCINNATI WHEN HE WAS JUST 22 I BELIEVE IT WAS. HE DID NOT KNOW THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AT THAT TIME BUT HE TRAVELED TO CINCINNATI WHERE THERE WAS A DOMINICAN BISHOP. EDWARD FENWICK. SO HE SPENT SOME TIME THERE. THEN BISHOP FENWICK ORDAINED HIM. IT WAS JUST 24. HE BEGINS THIS MISSIONARY WORK. HIS MEMOIRS TALK ABOUT THE DIFFICULTIES, THE FREEZING COLD THAT HE ENCOUNTERED, STAYING AT TIMES WITH SOME OF THE NATIVE AMERICANS AND THEIR HOVELS AND PLACES THEY HAD. THE INSECTS. ALL OF THE THINGS HE ENDURED. THE LONELINESS. IN ORDER TO HAVE HIS CONFESSION HEARD THE CLOSEST PRIEST WAS IN ST. LOUIS SO WE HAD TO TRAVEL DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO SPEND A FEW DAYS THERE. BUT IT GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF THE ZEAL OF THE EARLY MISSIONARIES AND HOW THEY WANTED TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL. WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT BUILDING THE CHURCH GARY OWEN THE 1ST WOODEN STRUCTURE OF ST. PATRICK’S, HE TALKED ABOUT HOW THE CHURCH BECAME THE FOCAL POINT FOR PEOPLE AND IT DREW MORE PEOPLE. THOSE OF THE IRISH DESCENT AND GERMAN DESCENT THAT ARE STRONG IN THAT AREA THEY FOUND THE CHURCH THAT THIS WAS A PLACE WHERE THEY COULD RECEIVE THE SACRAMENTS AND THEN THE SCHOOL WAS FOUNDED. SOON THE 100 PEOPLE IN 3 YEARS GREW TO 300 PEOPLE. IT CONTINUED TO GROW AS PEOPLE MOVED TO THAT AREA BECAUSE THEY KNEW THAT THEY COULD RECEIVE THE SACRAMENTS AND THAT THEIR CHILDREN CAN BE EDUCATED IN THE FAITH. SO WE TALKED ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT WAS TO FOUND THESE DIFFERENT PARISHES ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FOR THE SAKE OF THE FAITHFUL AND FOR THE PERSEVERANCE OF THE FAITH OF THOSE IMMIGRANTS WHO HAD MOVED THERE THAT THEY WOULD HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE CHURCH AND THE SACRAMENTS AND SO ON. BUT 1 OF MY FAVORITE STORIES I WANTED TO READ A PORTION OF TODAY OF HIS MEMOIRS. THIS WAS IN 1838. HE WAS IN ILLINOIS. BETWEEN ILLINOIS AND IOWA IS THE LARGE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. IT IS QUITE WIDE THERE AND YOU COULD EASILY DROWN THERE BECAUSE OF THE FORCE OF THE CURRENT. MY DAD AND I WOULD GO FISHING THERE BUT YOU HAD TO CHOOSE WELL THAT YOU DID NOT GET INTO DANGEROUS ROUGH WATERS. MY DAD WOULD NEVER GO IF THE WATER WAS TOO HIGH. SO SAMUEL FATHER SAMUEL DESCRIBES HOW THERE WAS A MAN WHO WAS SICK AND DYING OVER IN IOWA AND HE NEEDED TO GET ACROSS FROM ILLINOIS ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO IOWA. AND IT IS MARCH. IN MARCH WHAT IS HAPPENING IS THAT THE ICE, THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER WOULD FREEZE OVER AND THE ICE HAD BEGUN TO MELT AND BREAK APART. SO YOU HAD THESE HUGE CHUNKS OF ICE ABOUT A FOOT THICK THAT WOULD BE FLOATING DOWN THE RIVER AND YOU NOT ONLY HAD TO GO ACROSS THE WATER YOU HAD TO AVOID THESE HUGE BLOCKS OF ICE. SO THERE WERE NO BRIDGES AT THAT POINT. ALL THEY FOUND WAS THIS TREE TRUNK THAT HAD BEEN HOLLOWED OUT AND MADE INTO A BOAT. IT HAD BEEN SITTING THERE ALL WINTER ROTTING. BUT HE AND 4 OTHERS WANTED TO GET ACROSS TO IOWA SO THEY DECIDED TO DO IT. SO THEY GET INTO THIS HOLLOWED OUT TREE TRUNK, AND SAMUEL FATHER SAMUEL HIMSELF WAS ROWING THE BOAT AND THERE WAS ANOTHER MAN STEERING THE BOAT, AND AS THEY WERE GOING ACROSS THEY REALIZED THAT THIS HOLLOWED OUT LOG HAS CRACKS IN IT AND WATER IS COMING IN. PRETTY SOON THE TOP OF THE BOAT IS JUST 4 INCHES ABOVE THE SURFACE OF THE WATER. SO THE STEERS MEN COST OUT AND SAYS DO NOT MOVE OR WE WILL BE LOST. HE SAID THE FATHER SAMUEL, ROW FASTER. SO HE IS PADDLING AWAY THERE. HE SAID I CANNOT JUST GO STRAIGHT ACROSS. I HAD TO DODGE THE ICE BLOCKS. BUT LISTEN TO THESE WORDS THAT HE WROTE ABOUT GETTING ACROSS THE RIVER. HE SAID BUT HOW COMFORTING IS THE CATHOLIC FAITH IN TIMES OF IMMINENT PERIL OF LIFE. HE REFERS TO HIMSELF IN THE 3RD PERSON. THE PRIEST OF THE ALTAR HIMSELF, CARRYING WITH HIM AT THE TIME JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT, SO HE HAD THE BLESSED SACRAMENT ON HIMSELF, CARRYING IT IN A PIX, HAD NO GREAT REASON TO FEAR. SINCE HE FOUND HIMSELF IN THE SAME DANGER AS THAT WHICH TRIED THE FAITH OF THE APOSTLES WHEN THE TEMPEST SURPRISED THEM ON LAKE GENESARETH HE CRIED OUT FROM THE DEPTHS OF HIS HEART AND THEIR WORDS. MASTER, WE ARE PERISHING. REFERRING TO THE GOSPEL ACCOUNT WERE JESUS IS ASLEEP IN THE BOAT AND THEY ARE BEING TUMBLED BY THESE HUGE WAVES ON THE SEA OF GALILEE AND HE SAID MASTER, WE ARE PERISHING! SO HE CALLS OUT TO THE LORD WHO HE HAS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT. LORD WE ARE PERISHING. HE SAID A SENSE OF SECURITY IN THE PRESENCE OF THE VEILED DIVINITY HIDDEN WITHIN HIS BOSOM LEFT NO ROOM FOR FEAR OR ANY DOUBT OF FINALLY REACHING LAND. SO HE HAS THE SENSE OF SECURITY. THE LORD IS WITH HIM. HE WILL SUSTAIN THEM AND PROTECT THEM AND HELP THEM TO GET TO SAFETY. THEN THEY FINALLY REACH THE SAFE LAND AND EVERYONE IS RELIEVED AND HE SAID THE PASSENGERS, NOT BEING CATHOLICS DID NOT KNOW THAT THEY OWED THEIR LIVES TO THE PRESENCE OF THAT OMNIPOTENT GOD WHO TRAVELED WITH THEM UNDER THE HUMBLE APPEARANCE OF THE EUCHARIST. THAT IS VENERABLE FR. SAMUEL MAZZUCHELLI AND HIS CAUSE IS BEING PRESENTED BY A MAN OF WISCONSIN WHO PRAYED AND WAS COMPLETELY HEALED OF A CANCEROUS TUMOR IN HIS LUNGS. SO VENERABLE FR. SAMUEL MAZZUCHELLI IT’S INTERSTING TOO. THE IRISH WHO DID NOT KNOW THAT NAME, THEY CALLED HIM FATHER MATTHEW KELLY. A GOOD IRISH NAME IS WHAT THEY WOULD CALL HIM. WHY DO I BEGIN WITH THAT BECAUSE WE ARE HAVING THE ACCOUNT OF NOAH’S ARK. AND THERE’S A LOT OF SIGNIFICANCE TO NOAH’S ARK FOR US. THERE ARE CHURCHES THAT ARE BUILT BY GREAT LIKE GREAT SHIPS. AND YOU THINK OF SOMETHING LIKE NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL IN PARIS AND YOU HAVE THESE FLYING BUTTRESSES TO SUPPORT THESE HIGH WALLS AND THEY ALMOST LIKE OARS GOING TO THE WATER AND WHAT IS THE CENTRAL PART OF THE CHURCH CALLED? THE NAVE. THE NAVE FROM – – MEANING SHIP. SO 1 OF THE WAYS THAT WE LOOK AT DIFFERENT CHURCH ARCHITECTURE AND THERE ARE A NUMBER OF SYMBOLIC THINGS IN CHURCH ARCHITECTURE REPRESENTING THE NEW JERUSALEM, COMPLETION OF THE TEMPLE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, THE MYSTICAL BODY OF CHRIST, BUT WE ALSO CAN THINK OF IT AS NOAH’S ARK. LEADING US THROUGH THE ROUGH WATERS OF THIS WORLD AND TAKING US SAFELY TO OUR FINAL DESTINATION AND OUR TRUE HARBOR OF HEAVEN. SO WE ARE HERE IF YOU WILL WITH IN NOAH’S ARK. BEING PRESERVED FROM DESTRUCTION AND DEATH SO THAT WE CAN ARRIVE SAFELY AT OUR TRUE HARBOR OUR TRUE HOME OF HEAVEN. LEADING US AGAIN THROUGH THESE DIFFICULT WATERS. YOU KNOW WHEN MOTHER ANGELICA WAS GOING THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME WITH THE CONTROVERSY ABOUT THE EUCHARIST, POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II SENT TO HER A GIFT. IT WAS A GIFT OF A MONSTRANCE. AND WHERE IT CAME FROM, WE USE IT ON DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY, IF YOU WATCH DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY THIS YEAR YOU WILL SEE IT. IT WAS A GIFT THAT THE PARISHIONERS IN POLAND, WHERE HE AS A BISHOP HAD BUILT A CHURCH IN THE FORM OF NOAH’S ARK. HE HAD BUILT A CHURCH IN THE FORM REPRESENTING NOAH’S ARK AGAIN TO BRING THAT SYMBOLISM HOME TO US. SO WHEN HE ASKED THE POPE WENT TO POLAND AND HE VISITED THAT PARISH, THEY GAVE TO HIM AS A GIFT A MONSTRANCE THAT IS SURMOUNTED BY NOAH’S ARK. WELL POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II SENT THAT TO MOTHER ANGELICA AS A GIFT. WHAT A TREASURE THAT IS TO HAVE THAT. AND I THINK WE ALSO CAN THINK ABOUT THE SYMBOLISM OF THE EUCHARIST. HOW IN THE GOSPEL TODAY WE HEARD THERE IS ONLY ONE LOAF IN THE BOAT BUT THEN WE HEAR THERE IS NO BREAD. SOME COMMENTATORS SAID THAT JESUS IS THE ONE LOAF. THE BREAD OF LIFE THAT IS WITH THEM. SO HE IS THE ONE THAT SUSTAINS US RIGHT IN THIS JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE? BUT WE THINK ALSO OF THE SYMBOLISM ALSO REGARDING NOAH’S ARK. THE NEW TESTAMENT OFTEN REFERS TO THIS EVENT. JESUS HIMSELF IS WHERE THE DAYS OF NOAH SO WILL BE THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN. IN THE LETTER TO THE HEBREWS, BY FAITH NOAH BEING WARNED BY GOD CONCERNING OFFENSE AS YET UNSEEN TOOK HEED AND CONSTRUCTED AN ARK FOR THE SAVING OF HIS HOUSEHOLD. 1ST PETER GOD’S PATIENCE WAITED IN THE DAYS OF NOAH DURING THE BUILDING OF THE ARK IN WHICH A FEW THAT IS 8 PERSONS WERE SAVED THROUGH WATER. BAPTISM WHICH CORRESPONDS TO THIS NOW SAVES YOU. NOT AS A REMOVAL OF DIRT FROM THE BODY BUT AS AN APPEAL TO GOD FOR A CLEAR CONSCIENCE THROUGH THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST. SO PETER IS WRITING IN HIS 1ST LETTER THAT OUR BAPTISM IS OUR SALVATION. WE THINK OF THE SYMBOLISM OF WATER. HERE IT IS BRINGING A DESTRUCTION AND PURIFICATION FROM EVIL A CLEANSING FROM EVIL. IN THE EVENT OF NOAH. BUT ALSO IT BECOMES A MEANS OF SALVATION THE START OF A NEW STAGE IN NEW LIFE. SO I BAPTISM LIKEWISE CLEANSES US, PURIFIES US AND HAS PURIFIED US OF SIN ORIGINAL SIN AND THE ACTUAL SINS THAT HAVE BEEN COMMITTED, THAT WE ARE PURIFIED OF THAT EVIL. WE ARE GIVEN NEW LIFE. THROUGH THE BAPTISM. AT THE EASTER VIGIL WE HEAR THESE WORDS THE WATERS OF THE GREAT FLOOD, YOU MADE A SIGN OF WATERS OF BAPTISM, THAT MAKE AN END TO SIN AND A NEW BEGINNING OF GOODNESS. THAT IS WHAT OUR BAPTISM HAS ACCOMPLISHED IN US. THEN ONE FINAL POINT I WANTED TO MAKE IS THAT ST. AUGUSTINE’S WORDS ABOUT NOAH’S ARK AND HOW IT IS A SYMBOL OF THE CHURCH. HE SAID IT IS A SYMBOL OF THE CHURCH WHICH WAS SAVED BY THE WOOD ON WHICH THERE HUNG CHRIST JESUS. AND THEN WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT HOW DID THE CREATURES ENTER INTO NOAH’S ARK? IT WAS TO THE SIDE. THE DOOR OPENED ON THE SIDE. SO IT IS THE SIDE OF CHRIST THAT WAS THE SOURCE OF THE SACRAMENTAL LIFE, THE WATER AND BLOOD FLOWED FROM HIS SIDE SYMBOLIC OF THE SACRAMENTS ESPECIALLY BAPTISM AND THE EUCHARIST. IT IS THROUGH THE SACRAMENTS THAT WE ENTER INTO THE ARK OF THE CHURCH AND WE ARE BROUGHT AGAIN TO THAT SAFE HARBOR OF HEAVEN. FINALLY WHAT HAPPENS AT THE END OF THIS MASS, WE ARE SENT OUT AND SO AS THOSE CREATURES, NOAH AND HIS FAMILY LEAVE THE ARK AND THEY BEGIN THIS NEW LIFE SO WE ARE TO BRING THAT NEW LIFE OUT INTO THE WORLD. THROUGH THE GRACES THAT WE RECEIVE THROUGH THE HOLY EUCHARIST THAT WE RECEIVE AT MASS TODAY. LET US DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS BE CONSOLED IN THE FACT THAT ABOUT OUR FAITH, BY OUR FAITH WE ARE IN THE BARQUE OF PETER WHERE IT IS NOAH’S ARK IF YOU WILL AND WE ARE BEING BROUGHT SAFELY TO THE HARBOR OF HEAVEN AND LET US NEVER LEAVE THE SAFETY OF THE CHURCH. SUFFER WITH HER IN THIS TIME AND BE PART OF THE RENEWAL THROUGH HER OWN PRAYERS AND THROUGH YOUR OWN STRIVING FOR LIVING A LIFE OF HOLINESS. AND AS WE ARE SENT OUT AT THE END OF MASS TO BRING THAT NEW LIFE TO THE WORLD.

11 thoughts on “Daily Catholic Mass – 2019-02-19 – Fr. Joseph

  1. Tom Francis Post author

    Read the diary of St.Faustina and the Divine Mercy .please Lord have mercy on us save us from the flood when your judgement comes.

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  2. cloudsabove Post author

    He emphasizes words randomly rather than according to meaning and does not follow Dale Carnegie's observations about effective speaking. It is nearly impossible for me to focus on his speech.

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  3. gordonjude dobson Post author

    Thanks fr for the wonderful sermon
    God bless our priests amen

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  4. Allen Enriquez Post author

    I'm visiting the Philippines now & follow EWTN programming. Here, they broadcast the Fatima Chaplet of Adoration & Reparation (led by Fr. Patrick Mary) right after your live broadcast of the Daily Mass. Where can I view this when I return to the States? I like the EWTN version of this devotion, but, it is not available on YouTube nor on your website. Is it available in your Religious Catalogue? I would buy it. You should include this devotion in your program schedule. It could strengthen one's prayer life.

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  5. Andre Newcomb Post author

    Planet Earth, the Ark and how no matter where you are on Earth in space you're on top of the world.  Bread of life and Veronica the cook.

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  6. Thomas M Post author

    this is not a Catholic Mass. Pope St. Pius V promulgated the Latin Mass.

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  7. Towergrl and James comics Post author

    TY Father Joseph for an enlightening and uplifting Homily. Ever since my conversion to Catholicism, I have never felt alone or so afraid even when faced with many scary things, since my faith is truly directed on to the straight and narrow path. Thank you for your constant guidance!

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