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Sermon for the Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity – December 29, 2019 by Father Paul A. Norton

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1 DOMINICA INFRA OCTAVAM NATIVITATIS One day St. Francis went to pray in the old church of St. Damiano, outside Assisi. And, as he prayed in front of the Crucifix placed on the altar, he had a vision of Christ that pierced his heart, to the point that he could no longer recall the Lord’s […]

Sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent – December 15, 2019 by Monsignor Patrick Perez

Written on December 20, 2019 at 8:01 pm, by

Monsignor began the sermon by reciting the Hail Mary. This week has been a marvelous week. It’s about the coming of Christ, more at the end of time rather than just celebrating His birth in Bethlehem. But it’s also very much about the Blessed Virgin. We’ve had just a wonderful week; in the same week […]

Sermon for the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – December 8, 2019 by Father Paul A. Norton

Written on December 11, 2019 at 7:52 pm, by

1 IN CONCEPTIONE IMMACULATA BEATÆ MARIÆ VIRGINIS ORIGINAL IN ITALIAN: Vera Madre son Io d’un Dio che è Figlio e son figlia di Lui, benché sua Madre; ab aeterno nacqu’Egli ed è mio Figlio, in tempo Io nacqui e pur gli sono Madre. Egli è mio creator ed è mio Figlio, son Io sua creatura […]

Sermon for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost – November 3, 2019 by Father Paul A. Norton

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DOMINICA XXI POST PENTECOSTEN “In Thy will, Lord, are all things, and there is none that can resist Thy majesty. Thou hast made heaven and earth, and all things that are under the cope of heaven.” That was the Introit of today, which are the words of Mordechai, taken from chapter 13 of the book […]

Sermon for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, August 4, 2019 by Father Paul A. Norton

Written on October 20, 2019 at 10:02 pm, by

DOMINICA VIII POST PENTECOSTEN Last year, on this 8th Sunday after Pentecost I insisted on two topics: 1) The Divine Will is manifested in the call we all received to live in sanctity and to die persevering in it. 2) We must use our intelligence in the business of our salvation (which is the only […]

Sermon for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, August 11, 2019 by Monsignor Patrick Perez

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In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Monsignor began the sermon by reciting the Hail Mary. I am continuing my series of sermons on the natural gifts proper to our nature, as opposed to Supernatural Gifts; and today I want to do the gift of reading. […]

Sermon for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Commemorating the 13th Sunday after Pentecost, September 8, 2019 by Father Paul A. Norton

Written on October 19, 2019 at 7:12 pm, by

1 NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY DOMINICA XIII POST PENTECOSTEN “Almighty, eternal God, grant us an increase of faith, hope and charity; and make us love what You command so that we may be made worthy to attain what You promise.” This is the collect prayer for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost. This year, […]

Sermon for the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary Commemorating the 14th Sunday after Pentecost, September 15, 2019 by Father Paul A. Norton

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SEPTEM DOLORUM BEATÆ MARIÆ VIRGINE DOMINICA XIV POST PENTECOSTEN In the movie “The Passion of Christ” by Mel Gibson, there is an admirable scene (which also recalls one of the Seven Dolors of Our Lady) that I believe summarizes magnificently the mystery of our Redemption, and it is this one: Our Blessed Mother sees her […]

Sermon for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost and Addendum, September 22, 2019 by Monsignor Patrick Perez

Written on October 19, 2019 at 6:40 pm, by

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Monsignor began the sermon by reciting a Hail Mary. ……Just some notes on last Sunday’s feast – I want to start by pointing out the last two Sundays we have had feast days that superseded the Mass of the […]

Sermon for the Dedication of Saint Michael the Archangel Commemorating the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, September 29, 2019 by Father Paul A. Norton

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IN DEDICATIONE S. MICHÆLIS ARCHANGELIS COMMEMORATIO: DOMINICA XVI POST PENTECOSTEN “St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and […]