Faith, Family, and Fatherhood

Seven Sorrows

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Friday September 15th – Our Lady of Sorrows
Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows

John 19:25-27

The Prophecy of Simeon
The Mother stands with infant child
and in her mind thoughts run wild
a prophecy he dared to say
the first sword to pierce the day

The Flight into Egypt
Leave house and home and all you see
into the desert three must flee
death a king does cast your way
the second sword to...

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Lift High the Cross

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Thursday September 14th – Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

John 3:13-17

Responsory from Evening Prayer
O glorious cross, on you the King of angels was victorious
-O glorious cross, on you the King of angels was victorious

And he has washed away our sins in his own blood
- On you the King of angels was victorious

Glory be to the Father…
- O glorious cross, on you the King of angels was victorious


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Wednesday September 13th - Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Luke 6:20-26
Blessed are you who are poor
He who has but little
in gift or in desire
surely shall inherit all
when body moves up higher
His life will have been spent
in loving not the earth
but in God alone his peace
in God alone his worth.

Blessed are you who hunger
The man who seeks for justice
and for his daily bread
will find...

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People and the Power of Prayer

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Tuesday September 12th - The Holy Name of Mary

Luke 6:12-19

People are amazed when I tell stories from real experiences that take place during the course of my job. I must rephrase that and say that people who are sane and love the Church are amazed at my real life stories.

Just last week a woman came to my office wanting to enroll her children in the PSR (Parish School of Religion - formerly known...

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A look at Sunday

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Monday September 11th - Fifth Anniversary of the terrorist attack on the US

Luke 6:6-11

My parents and grandparents often relay stories of the "old days." One of those stories is about the Sabbath or what we would call Sunday. In their day, Sunday was truly a time of rest and recreation. Saturday was a day of work but also a day of preparing for Sunday. If food was needed for Sunday dinner it was...

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