Changes in the Mass Schedule during the Archbishops’s visit .

Our Archbishop Rev .Dr. Peter Machado will be Visiting  our parish on August 5th 2018 to Administer the Sacrament of  First Holy Communion and Confirmation . The following would be the changes in the Mass schedule. 1.There will be only One Mass on August 5th – 9 AM . There is No 7 AM Mass…

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Why do Catholics call the Virgin Mary a Queen?

It has to do in part with ancient Jewish kingdoms, which operated much differently than medieval ones. The Blessed Virgin Mary is repeatedly referred to in the Catholic Church as “Queen,” and often called the “Queen of Heaven and Earth.” Why is that? First of all, the Catechism states that “the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain…

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On a vacation After Easter! Why should you carry holy water into every hotel room?

Why? Three words: Evil is real. The presence of evil can remain in a room long after whatever might have taken place within it. You don’t know who was the previous occupant of your hotel room and what kind of baggage they brought with them. You don’t know what has occurred in your room. Holy water is a powerful…

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There’s only one way to celebrate Easter, and the early Christians knew it

Jesus was a living, redeeming, actual Presence among them. When they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back; it was very large. On entering the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe, and they were utterly amazed. He said to them, “Do…

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Can I confess to God directly and not the priest?

God alone forgives, God alone give power to forgive Truth: Only God ultimately forgives sins. His is the prerogative and power. However, he has also the power to delegate this authority to man. This is what he has done through Christ. So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has…

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When will Jesus come again?

The Church is very clear about Jesus’ Second Coming and how we should prepare for it. As Catholics, we firmly believe in the Second Coming of Jesus and profess it each Sunday during the Nicene Creed: I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ … He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand…

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Encouragement for Confession.

I understand how much trepidation we can experience about going to Confession.  It never completely goes away; I still struggle with it occasionally, and I’m sure everybody does.  The reason is that the devil wants to prevent us all from going and receiving the tremendous grace, nourishment, and healing of the Sacrament.  He will throw…

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