Daily Catholic Mass – 2019-07-23 – Fr. Mitch

By | September 11, 2019


A READING FROM THE BOOK OF EXODUS MOSES STRETCHED OUT HIS HAND OVER THE SEA, AND THE LORD SWEPT THE SEA WITH A STRONG EAST WIND THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT AND SO TURNED IT INTO DRY LAND. WHEN THE WATER WAS THUS DIVIDED, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL MARCHED INTO THE MIDST OF THE SEA ON DRY LAND, WITH THE WATER LIKE A WALL TO THEIR RIGHT AND TO THEIR LEFT. THE EGYPTIANS FOLLOWED IN PURSUIT; ALL PHARAOH’S HORSES AND CHARIOTS AND CHARIOTEERS WENT AFTER THEM RIGHT INTO THE MIDST OF THE SEA. IN THE NIGHT WATCH JUST BEFORE DAWN THE LORD CAST THROUGH THE COLUMN OF THE FIERY CLOUD UPON THE EGYPTIAN FORCE A GLANCE THAT THREW IT INTO A PANIC; AND HE SO CLOGGED THEIR CHARIOT WHEELS THAT THEY COULD HARDLY DRIVE. WITH THAT THE EGYPTIANS SOUNDED THE RETREAT BEFORE ISRAEL, BECAUSE THE LORD WAS FIGHTING FOR THEM AGAINST THE EGYPTIANS. THEN THE LORD TOLD MOSES, “STRETCH OUT YOUR HAND OVER THE SEA, THAT THE WATER MAY FLOW BACK UPON THE EGYPTIANS, UPON THEIR CHARIOTS AND THEIR CHARIOTEERS.” SO MOSES STRETCHED OUT HIS HAND OVER THE SEA, AND AT DAWN THE SEA FLOWED BACK TO ITS NORMAL DEPTH. THE EGYPTIANS WERE FLEEING HEAD ON TOWARD THE SEA, WHEN THE LORD HURLED THEM INTO ITS MIDST. AS THE WATER FLOWED BACK, IT COVERED THE CHARIOTS AND THE CHARIOTEERS OF PHARAOH’S WHOLE ARMY THAT HAD FOLLOWED THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL INTO THE SEA. NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THEM ESCAPED. BUT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL HAD MARCHED ON DRY LAND THROUGH THE MIDST OF THE SEA, WITH THE WATER LIKE A WALL TO THEIR RIGHT AND TO THEIR LEFT. THUS THE LORD SAVED ISRAEL ON THAT DAY FROM THE POWER OF THE EGYPTIANS. WHEN ISRAEL SAW THE EGYPTIANS LYING DEAD ON THE SEASHORE AND BEHELD THE GREAT POWER THAT THE LORD HAD SHOWN AGAINST THE EGYPTIANS, THEY FEARED THE LORD AND BELIEVED IN HIM AND IN HIS SERVANT MOSES. THEN MOSES AND THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL SANG THIS SONG TO THE LORD: I WILL SING TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GLORIOUSLY TRIUMPHANT; HORSE AND CHARIOT HE HAS CAST INTO THE SEA. VERBUM DOMINI DEO GRATIAS. LET US SING TO THE LORD; HE HAS COVERED HIMSELF IN GLORY. LET US SING TO THE LORD; HE HAS COVERED HIMSELF IN GLORY. AT THE BREATH OF YOUR ANGER THE WATERS PILED UP, THE FLOWING WATERS STOOD LIKE A MOUND, THE FLOOD WATERS CONGEALED IN THE MIDST OF THE SEA. THE ENEMY BOASTED, “I WILL PURSUE AND OVERTAKE THEM; I WILL DIVIDE THE SPOILS AND HAVE MY FILL OF THEM; I WILL DRAW MY SWORD; MY HAND SHALL DESPOIL THEM!” LET US SING TO THE LORD; HE HAS COVERED HIMSELF IN GLORY. WHEN YOUR WIND BLEW, THE SEA COVERED THEM; LIKE LEAD THEY SANK IN THE MIGHTY WATERS. WHEN YOU STRETCHED OUT YOUR RIGHT HAND, THE EARTH SWALLOWED THEM! LET US SING TO THE LORD; HE HAS COVERED HIMSELF IN GLORY. AND YOU BROUGHT THEM IN AND PLANTED THEM ON THE MOUNTAIN OF YOUR INHERITANCE- THE PLACE WHERE YOU MADE YOUR SEAT, O LORD, THE SANCTUARY, O LORD, WHICH YOUR HANDS ESTABLISHED. LET US SING TO THE LORD; HE HAS COVERED HIMSELF IN GLORY. ALLELUIA ALLELUIA ALLELUIA ALLELUIA ALLELUIA ALLELUIA WHOEVER LOVES ME WILL KEEP MY WORD, 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 MATTHEUM GLORIA TIBI, DOMINE.>>WHILE JESUS WAS SPEAKING TO THE CROWDS, HIS MOTHER AND HIS BROTHERS APPEARED OUTSIDE, WISHING TO SPEAK WITH HIM. SOMEONE TOLD HIM, “YOUR MOTHER AND YOUR BROTHERS ARE STANDING OUTSIDE, ASKING TO SPEAK WITH YOU.” BUT HE SAID IN REPLY TO THE ONE WHO TOLD HIM, “WHO IS MY MOTHER? WHO ARE MY BROTHERS?” AND STRETCHING OUT HIS HAND TOWARD HIS DISCIPLES, HE SAID, “HERE ARE MY MOTHER AND MY BROTHERS. FOR WHOEVER DOES THE WILL OF MY HEAVENLY FATHER IS MY BROTHER, AND SISTER, AND MOTHER.” VERBUM DOMINI LAUS TIBI, CHRISTE I HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM SPEAKING AT A PRISON MINISTRY CONFERENCE IN TEXAS LAST WEEK THIS PAST WEEKEND. 1 OF THE WOMEN ATTENDING THAT CONFERENCE BROUGHT UP THIS PASSAGE BECAUSE 1 OF HER NEIGHBORS HAD BROUGHT THIS UP AND SAID SEE, THIS SHOWS THAT OUR LORD DID NOT HAVE MUCH REGARD FOR HIS MOTHER. AND THE LADY WISELY SAID BACK TO THE GENTLEMAN WELL NOW YOU ARE TELLING ME JESUS IS A SINNER. HE SAID NO I DID NOT SAY THAT. WELL, THE 10 COMMANDMENTS SAY HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER AND YOU JUST SAID HE DISRESPECTED HIS MOTHER. HOW CAN HE OBEY THAT COMMANDMENT AND BE DISRESPECTFUL? HE HAD NOT THOUGHT ABOUT THAT. HE HAD TO GO BACK HOME TO START THINKING. BUT SHE WANTED TO UNDERSTAND THIS BETTER. AND IT WAS INTERESTING THAT WE HAVE THIS CONVERSATION. 1ST OF ALL, WE SHOULD UNDERSTAND WHO ARE THESE BROTHERS OF THE LORD? WE SEE THEM NAMED. DO WE NOT? THEY ARE MENTIONED LATER ON ABOUT 3 MORE CHAPTERS IN CHAPTER 15. MATTHEW. IN MARK CHAPTER 6. THEY ARE CALLED JAMES AND JOSES. RIGHT? YOU SEE THAT. YOU KNOW WHAT IS INTERESTING? THIS IS ALWAYS THE KEY. AND IN FACT A FRIEND THAT I MET OVER THE WEEKEND AS WELL WAS TELLING ME HOW HE USED TO BE CONVERTED TO CATHOLICISM BECAUSE HE SAID I HAD BEEN 1 OF THOSE DRIVE-BY THEOLOGIANS. I READ THE BIBLE LIKE SOME NEWS AGENCY STUDIED THE NEWS. JUST SORT OF A DRIVE-BY APPROACH TO THE NEWS AND NOT LOOKING INTO THE FACTS AND PULLING THINGS TOGETHER. THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO PUT IT. THERE WAS A GREAT POINT THAT NONE OF US SHOULD BE DRIVE-BY THEOLOGIANS. YOU DO NOT WANT TO FOLLOW THE WAY OF SOME OF THE SECULAR PRESS AND INSTEAD WE WANT TO SEE EVERYTHING IN ITS CONTEXT. IF WE KEEP READING THE REST OF THE GOSPEL YOU FIND OUT THAT JAMES AND JOSIE’S MOTHER WAS STANDING AT THE CROSS. TAKE A LOOK AT THAT IN MARK CHAPTER 15 VERSE 43 AND IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 27. IT IS THE MOTHER OF JAMES AND JOSES STANDING AT THE CROSS. AND HER NAME IS ALSO MARY. BUT WHAT DO ELSE DO YOU SEE ABOUT HER? IN THE GOSPELS? AGAIN READ THE GOSPEL. DO NOT BE DRIVE-BY THEOLOGIANS. WE ARE GOING TO READ THE WHOLE THING. THAT IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE CATHOLIC. TO LOOK AT THE WHOLE OF SCRIPTURE AND SEE ALL THAT IS GOING ON BECAUSE YOU FIND OUT THAT SHE IS 1 OF 3 WOMEN WHO ARE NAMED MARY STANDING AT THE CROSS. THERE IS MARY MAGDALENE, MARY THE MOTHER OF JESUS, SHE IS STANDING THERE AND HER SISTER MARY IS STANDING THERE. RIGHT? TAKE A LOOK AT JOHN CHAPTER 19. THIS 3RD MARY IS MENTIONED IN THE OTHER GOSPELS ALSO BUT IN JOHN’S GOSPEL IT MENTIONS THAT IT WAS THE SISTER OF OUR LADY. AND NOT ONLY THAT BUT SHE IS THE WIFE OF A MAN NAMED CLOPAS. SO THE MOTHER OF JESUS BROTHERS HAS A HUSBAND NAMED CLOPAS AND CHILDREN NAMED JAMES AND JOSIE THAT ARE CHILDREN OF THE LORD. DOES THAT MAKE IT THAT THE BLESSED MOTHER HAD CHILDREN? NO. REMEMBER THAT. THESE ARE NOT THE CHILDREN OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY. THEY ARE THE CHILDREN OF HER SISTER. WHY WOULD PARENTS HAVE 2 DAUGHTERS BOTH NAMED MARY? IS THAT NOT AN INTERESTING ISSUE? THEN YOU ALSO TAKE A LOOK AND STUDY SOME MORE AND THIS IS WHERE TRADITION COMES INTO PLAY. THERE WAS A JEWISH CONVERT WHO WAS ACTUALLY A NOBLEMAN FROM JEWISH NOBILITY NAMED ST. HEGESIPPUS . HE IS NOT SO WELL KNOWN IN THE CHURCH BUT HE WAS THE 1ST 1 TO BUILD A CHURCH AT THE PLACE WHERE JESUS MULTIPLIED THE LOAVES AND FISH. THE EARLY CHURCH WAS THERE AND ST. HEGESIPPUS LIVED IN THE 2ND CENTURY AND HE KNEW THE GRANDSONS OF THE APOSTLE ST. JUDE. HE KNEW HIS GRANDSONS. AND HE LEARNED FROM THEM THAT CLOPAS THE FATHER OF JESUS’S BROTHERS WAS THE BROTHER OF ST. JOSEPH. THAT ST. JOSEPH THE FOSTERFATHER OF OUR LORD HAD A BROTHER NAMED CLOPAS. IN THIS IS FOUND IN HIS WRITINGS. HIS BOOKS ARE LOST BUT HE IS QUOTED BY A NUMBER OF OTHER CHURCH FATHERS AND THAT IS WHAT WE KNOW OF HIM. LOOK HIM UP ON THE INTERNET AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE OF HIS BOOKS BUT YOU WILL FIND THAT VERY EASILY AND WHEN YOU LOOK UP ST. HEGESIPPUS YOU SEE THE EPISODE OF HIM TALKING TO ST. JUDE’S GRANDSONS AND GETTING MORE BACKGROUND ON THE FAMILY. THIS IS VERY HELPFUL SO THAT WHEN WE HEAR WELL, THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY HAD OTHER KIDS. SORT OF LIKE ST. JOSEPH. THEY ARE NOT JOSEPH’S CHILDREN. APPARENTLY THEY ARE HIS NEPHEWS. THAT INCLUDES ST. JAMES AS 1 OF THEIR BROTHERS AND ST. SIMON. ST. JAMES IS THE BROTHER OF THE LORD WHO BECAME THE BISHOP OF JERUSALEM IN THE EARLY 40S A D AND ST. SIMON WAS THE 2ND BISHOP OF JERUSALEM AFTER HIM. SO WE HAVE A LOT OF INFORMATION ABOUT SOME OF THESE INDIVIDUALS AND THAT IS WHY THEY ARE STANDING THERE WITH THE BLESSED MOTHER. BUT THEN YOU TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT OUR LORD IS SAYING. WHO IS MY MOTHER AND WHO ARE MY BROTHERS? EVERYBODY KNEW IT IS RENTED OUT OF THE GOSPEL WE HAVE THIS INFORMATION IN THE GOSPEL AS WELL AS THAT BY ST. HEGESIPPUS BUT HERE IS SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT, HE ALSO REDEFINES WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HIS MOTHER AND BROTHERS AND SISTERS. HE REDEFINES IT AS ANYONE WHO DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER. AGAIN GOING BACK TO THIS LADY THAT I SAW AT THE PRISON MINISTRY CONFERENCE, WHEN SHE SAID TO ME THAT THIS GUY INTERPRETED AS EXCLUDING OUR LADY, WHERE DO YOU SEE THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY NOT DOING THE WILL OF THE HEAVENLY FATHER? DO WE NOT SEE IN THE GOSPEL IN THE EPISODE OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THIS REQUEST FROM THE ANGEL OF THE LORD THE ANGEL GABRIEL COMES TO HER AND SAYS YOU WILL CONCEIVE AND BEAR A SON AND SHE WANTS TO KNOW HOW. HE SAID BY THE HOLY SPIRIT. WHAT DOES SHE SAY BACK? REMEMBER, HAD SHE SAID NO THAT WOULD BE NO SIN. SHE DID NOT HAVE A COMMANDMENT FROM GOD THAT YOU MUST BE THE MOTHER OF THE MESSIAH. YOU HAVE TO BEAR MY SON. THAT IS NOT A COMMANDMENT. SHE HAD FREE WILL. FREE CHOICE. AND SHE SAYS LET IT BE ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD. SHE ACCEPTS THAT. NOT ONLY IN LATIN WHERE IT IS ONE WORD FIAT LET IT BE. IN ARAMAIC IT WAS ONE WORD. –. LET IT BE. JUST LIKE WE WILL SAY IN A FEW MOMENTS WHEN WE FINISH THE CONSECRATION IN THE PRAYERS OF THE EUCHARIST WE WILL ALL RESPOND WITH ONE WORD. AMEN. WE GIVE A ONE WORD YES TO THAT. A ONE-WORD ACT OF FAITH. AMEN. AND WE MAKE THAT ONE WORD ACT OF FAITH AT THE END OF ALL OF OUR PRAYERS. DO WE NOT? WHEN WE MAKE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS WE GIVE A ONE WORD AMEN, YES TO I BELIEVE IN THE CROSS OF JESUS CHRIST TO SAVE ME. I BELIEVE, AMEN, THAT THIS IS HIS BODY AND BLOOD, SOUL AND DIVINITY PRESENT ON THE ALTAR. WHEN WE RECEIVE JESUS IN HOLY COMMUNION WHAT DO WE SAY? AMEN. A ONE-WORD RESPONSE OF FAITH. NOT THAT IT DEPENDS ON MY FAITH. IT IS NOT THE EUCHARIST BECAUSE I BELIEVE. IT IS THE EUCHARIST BECAUSE THE HOLY SPIRIT IS CALLED DOWN ON THE BREAD AND WINE IN THE WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST THIS IS MY BODY AND THIS IS THE CUP OF MY BLOOD THAT IS WHAT CHANGE IS IT NOT MY FAITH. BUT MY FAITH NEEDS TO COME IN LINE WITH WHAT JESUS SAID AND WHAT THE HOLY SPIRIT DOES. SO I DO LIKE THE BLESSED MOTHER AND I SAY AMEN. ONE WORD. AN ACT OF FAITH. SO WHEN HE SAYS HERE WHOEVER DOES THE WILL OF MY HEAVENLY FATHER IS MY MOTHER, AND SISTER AND BROTHER. SHE BECAME HIS MOTHER PRECISELY BECAUSE SHE SAID YES TO DOING THE WILL OF HIS FATHER. AND LETTING JESUS BE CONCEIVED IN HER WOMB BY THE POWER OF THE SAME HOLY SPIRIT THAT WE CALL DOWN HERE AT THE MASS. THE SAME LORD HOLY SPIRIT WHO COMES UPON THE BREAD AND WINE CAME UPON HER EMPTY WOMB. AND JESUS WAS CONCEIVED SO SHE SAID YES TO HIM. IN FACT IT IS SO IMPORTANT A FACT THAT WHEN OUR LADY GOES TO SEE HER COUSIN HER KINSWOMAN, WE DO KNOW WHAT KIND OF BRANCH OF KINSMAN SHE WAS. WE DO NOT KNOW THE EXACT RELATIONSHIP. WHICH IS NOT THE SHE IS CALLED THE KINSWOMAN OF OUR LADY. WHEN SHE GOES TO SEE ST. ELIZABETH ELIZABETH GIVES 3 BEATITUDES. BLESSED ARE YOU AMONG WOMEN. BLESSED IS THE FRUIT OF YOUR WOMB. IN THE 3RD BEATITUDE IS BLESSED IS SHE WHO BELIEVED ALL THAT THE LORD HAD TOLD HER. BLESSED IS SHE WHO BELIEVED ALL THAT THE LORD HAD TOLD HER. SHE IS NOT EXCLUDED FROM WHAT OUR LORD IS SAYING HERE. ABOUT MY MOTHER AND SISTER AND BROTHERS ARE THOSE WHO DO THE WILL OF MY HEAVENLY FATHER. SHE IS RATHER THE VERY MODEL BELIEVING WHAT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE BY NATURE. THAT A VIRGIN WOULD HAVE A CHILD. NATURE CANNOT DO THAT. BUT SHE BELIEVED THAT GOD COULD. SO SHE HAD THAT FAITH AND DID THE WILL OF THE FATHER. SO SHE IS NOT EXCLUDED, SHE IS THE MODEL OF IT. SHE IS MORE THAN INCLUDED, AND SHE SHOWS US THE WAY. BUT THEN WE HAVE TO FOLLOW. THE ISSUE IS NOT JUST TO BECOME BELIEVERS WHO ACCEPT SOME SORT OF PHILOSOPHY, IT IS RATHER A BELIEF BY WHICH WE COMMIT OURSELVES TO DOING THE WILL OF GOD. THIS IS KEY. TODAY IS A MEMORIAL OF ST. BRIDGET OF SWEDEN. I URGE YOU TO READ ABOUT HER. SHE IS 1 OF THE MOST INTERESTING SAINTS. BORN IN THE EARLY 1300S. MARRIED OFF WHEN SHE WAS 13. HER HUSBAND WAS 18. THEY WERE VERY MUCH IN LOVE. THEY HAD 8 CHILDREN. 6 OF WHOM GREW UP TO BE ADULTS. THEY LOST A COUPLE OF THEM. SUCH WERE THE CASE IN THOSE TIMES. SHE AND HER HUSBAND, SHE CAME FROM A PIOUS FAMILY, HER FATHER MADE A PILGRIMAGE TO JERUSALEM AND TAUGHT HIS CHILDREN PIETY BUT WHAT WAS KEY FOR HER IS AS A 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL, 10 YEARS OLD, OUR LORD APPEARED TO HER IN HIS SUFFERING AND IT WAS THE PICTURE OF CHRIST SOMETIMES IN THE EAST IT IS CALLED THE BRIDEGROOM CHRIST THE BRIDEGROOM AND SHOWS HIM WITH THE CROWN OF THORNS AND ALL OF THE WOUNDS AND SUFFERINGS. WE HAVE IT AS BEHOLD THE MAN IMAGE. SHE ASKED WHO DID THAT TO YOU? HE REPLIED EVERYBODY WHO REFUSED TO LOVE ME AND ACCEPT MY MERCY. THAT IS WHO DID THIS TO ME. PEOPLE WHO REJECT MY LOVE. AND REJECT MY MERCY. THEY DID THIS TO ME. THAT BECAME A KEY FOR HER LIFE. SHE BEGAN TO LIVE THAT IN HER OWN SPIRITUALITY AND AS A MOTHER AND WIFE WHO WAS DEARLY DEVOTED TO HER HUSBAND. HE DIED WHEN HE WAS IN HIS EARLY 40S. THEY WERE ONLY MARRIED ABOUT 30 YEARS. HE WAS 48 WHEN HE DIED. AND SHE MOURNED HIM GRIEVIOUSLY. SHE STAYED AT HIS GRAVE. SOMETIMES A SPOUSE THINKS I WILL HAVE PEACE AND QUIET NOW THAT HE IS GONE BUT THAT WAS NOT HER ATTITUDE. HER ATTITUDE WAS THAT SHE LOVED HIM AND STATED HIS GRAVE FOR A GOOD LONG TIME LIVING NEARBY SO THAT SHE COULD MOURN HIM. BUT THEN SHE BECAME SHE WAS THE 3RD ORDER FRANCISCAN AND EVENTUALLY STARTED HER OWN ORDER AND SHE WENT TO ROME TO START IT BECAUSE SHE WANTED THE POPE’S PERMISSION BUT THE POPE WOULD NOT COME TO ROME BECAUSE HE WAS IN FRANCE. THAT WAS THE 70 YEARS WHEN THE PAPACY WAS IN FRANCE AND SHE SAID I WILL NOT ACCEPT PERMISSION UNTIL THE POPE COMES BACK AND IN FACT BLESSED URBAN THE 5TH WHO WAS 1 OF THE FEW SAINTS OF THAT PERIOD TO AT LEAST GET TO BE A BLESSED, NOT MANY OF THE POPES WERE SAINTS AND THERE IS A REASON FOR THAT. THERE WERE NOT VERY GOOD DURING THAT PERIOD BECAUSE THEY WERE FOCUSED ON A LOT OF SELFISHNESS AND MONEY AND POWER. THEY WERE CORRUPT. AND SHE KEPT PRAYING AND FINALLY A POPE WHO HAD BEEN A MONK AND A HOLY MAN BECAME THE POPE AND HE DID COME BACK TO ROME AND WHEN HE WAS THERE HE APPROVED HER ORDER. HE DID NOT STAY AND HE WENT BACK BECAUSE OF THE WAR UNTIL THINGS SETTLE DOWN BUT STILL SHE WAS LIKE ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA PRAYING FOR THE POPES TO REFORM AND ESPECIALLY PRAYING AT THE CLERGY AND CARDINALS OF HER DAY TO REFORM THEIR LIVES. SHE WAS VERY STRONG ON THAT. SHE STARTED IN ORDER THAT STILL IS IN ROME AND OTHER PLACES IN THIS COUNTRY ALSO. THE BRIDGETINE’S. IT WAS A ORDER THAT WAS PART OF REFORMING THE CHURCH. SHE ALSO IS CALLED A SISTER AND MOTHER OF OUR LORD. SHE DID THE WILL OF GOD. BOTH AS A MARRIED WOMAN AND AS A SISTER. SHE LIVED BOTH LIVES. SEEKING TO FOLLOW CHRIST IN BOTH WAYS AND WHEN WE LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE IT IS NOT ONLY THAT THERE IS NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE ENTERING RELIGIOUS LIFE IN THE CONVENT, OR ENTERING THE SEMINARIES, BUT WE ALSO SEE THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT WILLING TO GET MARRIED. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE HAVING THEIR BABIES AND IN FACT MORE THAN HALF OF ALL CHILDREN ARE BORN TO UNMARRIED PEOPLE TODAY BECAUSE THEY DO NOT FEEL THE VOCATION TO MARRIAGE OR RELIGIOUS LIFE. WE NEED A SAINT LIKE HER WHO IS WILLING TO DO THE WILL OF THE HEAVENLY FATHER IS A MARRIED WOMAN AND MOTHER AND AS A SISTER AND MOTHER OF A COMMUNITY. AND WE NEED TO DO THE WILL OF THE HEAVENLY FATHER AS HE CALLS US TO OUR VOCATIONS AND IN SO DOING BECOME BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND MOTHERS OF JESUS.

10 thoughts on “Daily Catholic Mass – 2019-07-23 – Fr. Mitch

  1. Hasan mesto Post author

    Holy place the church I hope be there and pray with him for peace and love in the world good video and good people in holy church

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  2. Kathy Nguyen Post author

    Thank you Father GOD Bless you please Pray for ME

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  3. Billy Goat Post author

    Why is this MASS not showing on KNXT Ch49 in CA..

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  4. Paul Bany Post author

    Well said Father and you cleared out the widely held false claim by some Protestants that Mary (the Mother of our Saviour) had other children. God be praised. Amen!

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  5. P. Yusupov Post author

    Thanks to Father Mitch and donors for celebrating the Holy Mass.

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  6. Gladys Compere Post author

    Thank you father Mich ❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏

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  7. Marjorie Thomas Post author

    Thank you so much for the Homily Fr. Mitch…for explaining the Mary's confussion.
    My sister Evelyn has two sons Antonio and, I have wondered why my sister name two of her sons with the same name…!!
    I do not have the guts to ask my sister why she name her two sons with the same name.
    God bless you all.

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  8. Mary Albers Post author

    Please bring Fr. Anthony back his homlies are the most inspiring

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