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In case you haven’t received our Lenten mailer, with highlights and suggestions to help you make the most of this holy season, here is a link: 2017 Lenten Mailer Lent is a time of penance, of fasting and abstinence, but it is also a time of great graces. A big help to keeping a holy Lent

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St. Agnes, Model of Purity

On January 21, Holy Mother Church honors St. Agnes, a young virgin martyr who gave her life in defense of her purity at the tender age of twelve in the year 304. What a beautiful model of purity and modesty is she for today’s girls, who live in a world where licentious behavior and immodest dress are exalted and

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The Power of the Holy Name of Jesus

Since January is the month dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus, let us remind ourselves of the great power of the Most Holy Name of Jesus with these excerpts from Fr. Paul O’Sullivan’s beautiful booklet, The Wonders of the Holy Name: St. Paul tells us in his own beautiful way two great truths about

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The holy season of Lent has begun, that time during which Holy Mother Church pours out abundant graces upon her children that we may turn our hearts wholly to God and do penance for our sins.  To inspire and support you through these forty holy days and to help you make a holier Lent, the

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Prepare ye the way for the coming of the Savior

Before the month is over, the holy season of Advent will upon us. Every Catholic home should have an Advent wreath, lighted each day either during dinner or with the family Rosary. We have replacement candles available, and if you don’t already have a wreath, this year we have a new base with gold accented

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November is the month dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

During this month of November, which is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Souls, let us make use of the abundant means Holy Mother Church places at our disposal to come to the aid of the suffering souls in purgatory. To this end, please be sure to review the special indulgences that are available this month

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With Passiontide nearly upon us, it is time to focus our attention more intensely on the Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ. We hope that you have tried to make good use of the secret of making a good Lent that we shared with you earlier. With Passiontide nearly upon us,Our Lord will be

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So you want to know a secret to a holy Lent? As often as we Catholics are reminded of the Passion of Our Lord, our human nature is so weak that we forget what it really means: that God Himself became man so that He could die to save you and me from hell. “Greater

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You would like to know God? Look at the crucifix. You would like to love God? Look at the crucifix. You want to be happy with Him forever and forever? Look at the crucifix. You wonder what God is and what is He like? Look at the crucifix. You wonder what you are and what

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Since the month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, it would be well to reflect upon the meaning and purpose of this holy devotion. Our life with the Church must lead inevitably to a life of holiness, for it is the mission of the Church to lead all men to salvation. If

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