Category Archives: From Our Parochial Vicar

GUIDELINES FOR BAPTISM IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

As you are seeking the baptism of your child in the Roman Catholic Church, the following guidelines are presented to help you embark upon this journey of faith with Christ and his Church. A. The Sanctifying Role of the Church (Code of Canon Law, c. 842, 849; Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213, 1263, 1265,…
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Do and Do not

In the spirit of good worship to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to create a good church environment where everyone feels the need to give thanks to God and to pray for their personal needs, it is important to maintain and exercise “reverence” in church as Fr. Guardini encourages us in his books.…
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How lack of reverence for the Eucharist puts people off Catholicism

Dear Parish Family, As Catholics we are called to become what we receive (Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist). Do we really believe that Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior is truly present in the Eucharist; or do we see it just as a very important symbol? How lack of reverence for the Eucharist puts…
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Farewell Discourse

Our gospel is part of Jesus Farewell Discourse, a literary form common in the ancient world in which a great figure gives a final speech to those who are close to him: for example, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, Tobit, Noah, Abraham, Rebecca, Enoch, Ezra, and Baruch. The great figure tells of his impending death…
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