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Sunday Sermon for First Communion

“As the deer long for the springs of water, so my soul longs for you, oh God.”  The first words, my friends, of Psalm 41. Words that are very fitting for the occasion which we celebrate today, two young children receiving our Lord Jesus Christ for the first time in Holy Communion. And my dear children, I wish I could speak directly to your hearts, and put inside of them, the feelings and love that you should have, when you receive your Good God today in your souls. Imagine, a deer, a beautiful full grown deer in the woods. It is a very pretty creature, spending its time peacefully in the woods. Now, imagine that a predator comes, a wolf, or something of the sort. The deer sees itself surrounded, and tries immediately to run away. Perhaps, in a trap, one of the wolves actually takes a bite, or scratches

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On the Most Holy Family

Epistle from the letter of St. Paul the Apostle to the ColossiansCol 3:12-17Brethren: Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, meekness, patience. Bear with one another and forgive one another, if anyone has a grievance against any other; even as the Lord has forgiven you, so also do you forgive. But above all these things have charity, which is the bond of perfection. And may the peace of Christ reign in your hearts; unto that peace, indeed, you were called in one body. Show yourselves thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you abundantly: in all wisdom teach and admonish one another by psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing in your hearts to God by His grace. Whatever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to God the Father

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Sermon on St. Stephen

My dear friends, today we celebrate a great Saint in the Catholic Church. St. Stephen is called the “Protomartyr” which means the first Martyr ever. He was the first Saint who had sacred orders, the first Saint to die while seeing our Lord Jesus Christ, and sort of an ambassador, or a scout, who showed us for the first time the death of a Saint. I would like to explain to you today a little bit about his story, because I find the character of this man fascinating, and truly inspiring. After Pentecost, many Jews converted to the Catholic Faith, as you all know. Now, something that characterized this first community of the Catholic Church, is that it became a mix of what we would call today religious life, and secular life. I say this because many of the first Christians, while keeping their state in the world, actually decided

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On Christmas Night

My dear friends, tonight, lets us go back with our minds to that night, a little over two thousand years ago, when The Virgin Mary, and her Husband the chaste Joseph, where looking for shelter. Imagine this little town, in the middle of Palestine, crowded with people, where most of them lived perhaps, in what we would consider poverty. A young maiden, whose Hebrew name was Miriam, which we pronounce Mary, and her husband Joseph, are going around asking people for a place to stay. If you were to see them, they would appear to you to be people without importance. They seem to be poor, and uninteresting. Only while speaking to them you would realize, the very special way of their words, their actions, their manner of talking and walking. You would see in them a certain majesty, gravity and holiness. Both of them, were totally immersed in God,

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4th Sunday of Advent -The Presence of Jesus and My soul as the manger.

My dear friends: Suppose that you are at your work, or daily chores, and suddenly, you feel a certain tremor go up your spine. A sense of something supernatural takes place, and your souls naturally fears the unknown, and as you look back, you see a presence from heaven, an Angel, that tells you that Christ himself has come, and is present in a certain place, a couple of miles away. And then, suddenly the angel leaves, and you are left in your normal day, with your normal chores. You would think that you would immediately run, to wherever Christ is… wouldn’t you? But believe it or not: wouldn’t you might get a thought such as: “I’m super busy right now? Why now? I have to finish this… I can’t let this undone… maybe I’ll go later”. We are only too familiar, with this kind of reasoning. Everyone is, because

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3rd Sunday of Advent – The Priest as a Prophet

Epistle from the letter of St. Paul the Apostle to the PhilippiansPhil 4:4-7Brethren: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is near. Have no anxiety, but in every prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your petitions be made known to God. And may the peace of God which surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus, our Lord. Gospel Continuation ✠ of the Holy Gospel according to St. JohnJohn 1:19-28At that time, the Jews sent to John from Jerusalem priests and Levites to ask him, Who are you? And he acknowledged and did not deny; and he acknowledged, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then? Are you Elias? And he said, I am not. Are you the Prophet? And he answered, No. They therefore said to him, Who are you? that we

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