• SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST GOSPEL. Matt. vii. 15-21. At that time, Jesus said to his disciples: Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves: By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Ev[...]
  •   GOSPEL. Mark viii. 1-9. At that time, when there was a great multitude with Jesus, and they had nothing to eat, calling his disciples together, he saith to them: I have compassion on the multitude: for behold they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat. And if I shall send th[...]
  • "Amen, amen I say to you: if you ask the Father anything in My name, He will give it you. Hitherto you have not asked anything in My name: Ask and you shall receive, that your joy may be full." This was the secret that Our Lord today revealed to His disciples, by means of which they might get anythi[...]
  • Corpus Christi ‘Even if we open the heavens, and look into the Heaven of heavens, we shall find there nothing more holy, nothing greater than what Jesus Christ Himself has placed upon our altars.’ – St. Chrysostom These two words, Corpus Christi, mean Body of Christ. The feast kept on the fi[...]
  •   The great lesson to-day, my good young people, is, that we should be kind-hearted, merciful, and charitable. The saints, the friends of God, were charitable. What did they do for their fellow-men? Did they possess a thing and not give it away? Did they spare themselves in any way in their [...]
  • The disciples and the Blessed Virgin were assembled in the cenacle. For ten days they had been meditating and praying in unison with God, when of a sudden a great noise was heard, as of a violent hurricane, which shook the house in which they were, and then they saw that fiery tongues settled down o[...]
  •   You have heard, my dear young people, that our good Lord and Redeemer promised today the coming of the coming of the Holy Ghost.  He foretold, at the same time, the great persecutions that were to follow His leaving this world; but with the grace of the Holy Ghost His people would be abl[...]
  • After Our Lord had consoled the Apostles by appearing to them at different times, and by wishing them peace, He declared at last that He was about to leave this world and ascend to heaven "to prepare a place for them." On this day, for the last time, He came to visit the Apostles. He promised t[...]
  • The Strength of Prayer “Amen, amen I say to you: if you ask the Father anything in My name, He will give it to you.  Hitherto you have not asked anything in My name: Ask and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.”  This was the secret that Our Lord today revealed to His disciples, by mea[...]
  • THE CONSOLATION WHICH CHRIST GAVE THE APOSTLES BEFORE HIS DEPARTURE FROM THIS WORLD   The disciples are to be pitied for the desolation they felt at the approaching separation from their good Master. He tells them that now He is about to leave the world to go to heaven, there to be united [...]
  •   “I am the Good Shepherd.”  This Our Lord says of Himself.  Our Lord had other titles, as Jesus, Saviour, Redeemer, Master, Advocate, King of peace, Our Reconciliation, all signifying His love for mankind.  Are you, my dear young people, glad of the title of Good Shepherd, which Our Lor[...]
  • No longer are there tears in our eyes; no longer are heard wailings of grief, but hymns of the greatest joy. Our Lord is risen. Jesus, the good God, is risen glorious and triumphant from the tomb. Let us rejoice! Let those tremble and despair who are His enemies! The Jews bragged of the success of[...]
  • GOOD FRIDAY   GOSPEL - John xviii and xix.   At that time Jesus went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where there was a garden, into which he and his disciples entered. And Judas also, who betrayed him, knew the place: because Jesus had often resorted thither together with his disci[...]
  • Splendid was the triumphal entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem. Among that crowd of people who welcomed Our Lord, there were a large number of children of the Jews, attracted no doubt by the enthusiasm of their parents. These young ones were, if possible, even more enthusiastic than their elders. T[...]
  • (March 19.) Gospel. Matt. i. 18-21. When Mary, the mother of Jesus, was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child, of the Holy Ghost. Whereupon Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing publicly to expose her: was minded to put her away privately. But while [...]
  • Gospel. John viii. 46-59. At that time, Jesus said to the multitude of the Jews: Which of you shall convince me of sin? If I say the truth to you, why do you not believe me? He that is of God, heareth the words of God. Therefore you hear them not, because you are not of God. The Jews therefore answe[...]
  • Fourth Sunday of Lent:  Jesus Feeds the Multitude: Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes Gospel. John vi. 1-15. At that time: Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is that of Tiberias: and a great multitude followed Him, because they saw the miracles which He did on them that were diseased. Jesus[...]
  • Second Sunday in Lent: The Transfiguration of our Lord Sermons for Children's Masses by Fr. Raphael Frassinetti, 1900 Gospel. Matt. xvii. 1-9. At that time: Jesus taketh unto Him Peter and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart: and He was transfigured bef[...]