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Corpus Christi

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, the feast that celebrates the Real Presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.  This is the feast that celebrates the “bodiness” of our Catholic faith: that because of the Incarnation of the Word of God in the womb of the Virgin Mary, the…
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Trinity Sunday

This weekend we celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Trinity.  This is the only feast that celebrates doctrine, that is, that celebrates the Christian understanding of God.  Every Sunday is a feast of God, in thanksgiving for what He did for us in the person of his crucified Son who made eternal life possible…
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Pentecost

Pentecost is the last great feast in the Easter cycle of feasts: Easter, Ascension and Pentecost. I have heardabout parishes that bake a special cake and walk around the church singing Happy Birthday to the Church. Obviously this is something we would never do at St. Mary’s, not only because it is a sentimental act…
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Ascension

At the Solemn Mass on the great feast of the Ascension we extinguished the paschal candle. This has been part of the Tradition for centuries. This is the liturgical signal that the presence of Christ has now passed into the Sacraments. The time of his bodily presence on earth is over, but his Presence in…
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