Christian Happiness

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How do you and I find true happiness in this life? Can we truly be “happy” or is it only attainable on a temporary basis? Well, as we live our life, we start to realize that living a happy life is more difficult to achieve in reality. Mainly because of what we think the meaning of happiness is supposed to be. Continue reading

Holy Communion – What does it signify?

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This weekend we celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi (The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ). The Holy Eucharist is the central focus of the Mass because Jesus gives us himself for our nourishment to help us in this life. But it is truly much more than that. Continue reading

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year: Feast of the Holy Family

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! I hope the new year will bring you many blessings. It’s been awhile since my last post, and since we just celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family, I thought I would share the message I gave at last Sunday’s Mass: Continue reading

Do Some Christians Focus too much on a One Time Conversion?

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If you look at the question posed in the title of this post, you might be wondering if I am hinting that conversion is not as important as it is made out to be. No, but I am merely trying to uncover why this emphasis on that first conversion to Christ seems to be the “end all and be all” for many Evangelical Christians. Their focus is heavily weighted on that first encounter with the grace of God tugging on our heartstrings to realize our need for God and be “Born again.” Continue reading

God’s Healing Power – Ask and You Shall Receive?

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Do you ever wonder when we have an injury to our bodies or we have an illness that comes upon us and it doesn’t ever seem to get healed even though we’ve prayed for deliverance? We might say, “Doesn’t Jesus say that ‘whatever you ask in my name you shall receive.’” So what’s up with not receiving the healing that we ask for? Most of us has experienced, at one time or another, the frustrating answer to our prayer of healing with what seems like dead silence from God, right? So, how do we make sense of it. Continue reading

The Suffering of Christ gives Meaning to our Lives

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God loved us so much, that he gave us his only begotten son. He didn’t just love us theoretically, but he came and expressed that love by suffering and dying for us on a cross and then rising again from the dead. And some of you might ask, “why did he do it that way and not some easier way?” And the answer to that is, “I don’t know,” other than to say that that is the way he wanted show the full expression of his love. Continue reading

Liturgical Worship – Holy Water, Incense and Candles

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Have you ever wondered where did the Catholic tradition of Holy water come from? What about incense and candles; why are they used in the Liturgy of the Mass? Even for those of you who are cradle Catholics, you may not know the answer or really never thought about it that much. Continue reading