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Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday, Fr. McKenna, acting as deacon, chants the last part of the Passion as Fr. McGuire looks on.
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Daily Sermons
April 7 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Church’s Voice Against Persecutors
April 8 – Bp. Dolan – Hide & Seek
April 9 – Bp. Dolan – Stone, Shepherd, Students
April 10 – Bp. Dolan – Search for the Stone
April [...]

Lent V – Passion Sunday

Daily Sermons
April 1 – Bp. Dolan – April: Opening of Purgatory
April 2 – Bp. Dolan – Opening of the Ears & Eyes
April 3 – Bp. Dolan – Easter’s Coming: Souls Rejoicing
April 4 – Bp. Dolan – Take Away the Stone
April 7 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Church’s Voice Against Persecutors
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Passion Sunday’s purple [...]

Lent IV – Laetare

Daily Sermons
March 24 – Fr. McKenna – Naaman & St. Gabriel: Power of Obedience
March 25 – Bp. Dolan – “Ecce” (Feast of the Annunciation)
March 26 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Bl. Joseph Zhang and a Chinese Folktale
March 27 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Resist the Devil by Prayer
March 28 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Worship God in Spirit [...]

Lent III

Daily Sermons
March 17 – Fr. McKenna – St. Patrick: Father of the Faith in Ireland
March 18 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Call None Your Father Upon Earth
March 19 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Our Lord’s Obedience to St. Joseph
March 20 – Fr. Lehtoranta – The Danger of Riches
March 21 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Athanasius & the [...]

Lent II

Daily Sermons
March 10 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Angels Give Testimony of Faith and Works
March 11 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Keep Church as the House of Prayer
March 12 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Peter of Luxemburg
March 13 – Fr. Lehtoranta – The Might of Prayer
March 14 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Thou Art Made Whole, Sin No [...]

Lent I

Bishops, Priests, & Seminarians participating in the January retreat given by Bp. Dolan.
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Daily Sermons
March 3 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Loss of All Fear
March 4 – Bp. Dolan – Holy Face, Mardi Gras & St. Casimir
March 5 – Bp. Dolan – Remember – Dust! (Ash Wednesday)
March 6 – Fr. Lehtoranta – God the Father, Protector of [...]

Quinquagesima

Bishops, Priests, & Seminarians participating in the January retreat given by Bp. Dolan.
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Daily Sermons
February 24 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Matthias, An Honorable Servant
February 25 – Fr. McKenna – The Agony in the Garden
February 26 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Margaret, Penitent Daughter
February 27 – Fr. McKenna – St. Gabriel of the Seven Sorrows
February 28 [...]

Sexagesima

Bishops, Priests, & Seminarians participating in the January retreat given by Bp. Dolan.

Here, Bp. Dolan answers questions on the Faith after today’s High Mass.
Daily Sermons
February 17 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Defending the True Doctrine
February 18 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Bernadette, Ordinary Girl & Saint
February 19 – Bp. Dolan – A Call From Purgatory
February 20 [...]

Septuagesima

Daily Sermons
February 10 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Soteris & Family in Christ
February 11 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Priest’s Confidence in Christ
February 12 – Bp. Dolan – The Work: Mary & Her Saints
February 13 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Martinianus, Lone Soldier of Christ
February 14 – Bp. Dolan – Patron Saints (St. Valentine)

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Epiphany V

The last of the green Sundays after Epiphany.
Daily Sermons
January 31 – Fr. McGuire – Strong St. John Bosco
February 3 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Ansgar, Strong in Confidence
February 4 – Fr. McKenna – St. Andrew Corsini: Model of Obedience
February 6 – Fr. McKenna – St. Dorothy: Strengthened by Christ Her Spouse
February 7 – Fr. Lehtoranta [...]

Purification of Our Lady

If you enjoyed last week’s sermon about Fr. Damien, join us in another warm weather destination: “The Catholic History of Florida, the Palm Sunday State.”

Simon holds his candle during the Candlemas procession.
Daily Sermons
January 27 – Bp. Dolan – Little Latin & Less Greek
January 28 – Fr. Lehtoranta – The Golden Age of Europe
January 29 [...]

Epiphany III

If you enjoyed the sermon above, join us in another warm weather destination: “The Catholic History of Florida, the Palm Sunday State.”

A purificator used by Fr. Damien of Molokai
Daily Sermons
January 20 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Henry, Harvester of White Country
January 21 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Martyrs Lose Their Body, Save Their Souls
January 22 [...]

Epiphany II

Fr. McGuire chants the Gospel on the Feast of the Epiphany
Daily Sermons
January 13 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Both the King and the Subjects
January 14 – Bp. Dolan – “Hilary Term” A Patron for the Spring Semester
January 15 – Bp. Dolan – Two Young Men in a Hurry
January 16 – Fr. Lehtoranta – A Christian Comforted [...]

The Holy Family

Fr. McGuire chants the Gospel on the Feast of the Epiphany
Daily Sermons
January 3 – Fr. McGuire – The Word was Made Flesh
January 6 – Fr. McGuire – Epiphany – Your Guiding Star
January 8 – Bp. Dolan – Your Journey with the Star
January 9 – Bp. Dolan – Teachers: A Treasure
January 10 – Bp. Dolan – [...]

The Holy Name of Jesus

Our church, as decorated for Christmas Mass
Daily Sermons
December 25 – Bp. Dolan – A Christmas Conversion
December 26 – Bp. Dolan – St. Stephen
December 27 – Fr. McKenna – St. John, ApEv
January 1 – Fr. McKenna – Circumcise Your Heart
January 3 – Fr. McGuire – The Word was Made Flesh

✠ The Bishop’s Corner ✠
“Vive Jesus!” This [...]

Within the Octave of Christmas

Our church, as decorated for Christmas Mass
Daily Sermons
December 20 – Bp. Dolan – O Key of David
December 24 – Bp. Dolan – Christmas Eve
December 25 – Bp. Dolan – A Christmas Conversion
December 26 – Bp. Dolan – St. Stephen
December 27 – Fr. McKenna – St. John, ApEv

✠ The Bishop’s Corner ✠
Blessed Christmas Sunday! We pause [...]

Advent IV

Our church, as decorated for Christmas Mass
Daily Sermons
December 16 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Eusebius
December 17 – Bp. Dolan – Wisdom
December 18 – Bp. Dolan – The Ten Commandments
December 19 – Bp. Dolan – O Root of Jesse
December 20 – Bp. Dolan – O Key of David

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I am writing to you [...]

Gaudete Sunday

Daily Sermons
Due to popular request, we are bringing back our daily sermons to be published here:
December 9 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. John the Baptist
December 10 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Melchiades
December 11 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Damasus
December 12 – Bp. Dolan – Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 13 – Bp. Dolan – St. Lucy

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Immaculate Conception

Daily Sermons
Due to popular request, we are bringing back our daily sermons to be published here:
November 28 – Bp. Dolan – St. Catherine Labouré
December 2 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Bibiana
December 3 – Fr. McKenna – St. Francis Xavier
December 4 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Peter Chrysologus
December 5 – Fr. McKenna – The Holy Souls

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Advent I

Daily Sermons
Due to popular request, we are bringing back our daily sermons to be published here:
November 25 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Catherine of Alexandria
November 26 – Bp. Dolan – Don’t Hold a Grudge
November 27 – Bp. Dolan – The Miraculous Medal
November 28 – Bp. Dolan – St. Catherine Labouré

✠ The Bishop’s Corner ✠
Ah, what [...]

Last Sunday After Pentecost

✠ The Bishop’s Corner ✠
The sirens scared many off Sunday night for the Forty Hours closing, but others came, and all closed well. If you closed your eyes during the procession or gazed just upon the Sacred Host as I did, it would seem, as it was in God’s eyes, the triumph of triumphs. The [...]

Pentecost XXVI

✠ The Bishop’s Corner ✠
May the blessings of these Forty Hours be with you every hour of every day of your life! “I was sick or in prison and you visited me.” Did you? You have been to Mass, certainly, and Holy Communion, probably. But did you visit our Lord, Who is sick with love [...]

Pentecost XXV

We have two extra sermons from last week:
1) From All Saints’ Day: St. Therese, Clothed in Christ, by Bishop Dolan
2) From All Souls’ Day: I am Here, by Fr. Lehtoranta

✠ The Bishop’s Corner ✠
What a pleasant surprise was our attendance for All Saints and All Souls. The holy day drew almost as many souls as [...]

Pentecost XXIV

We have two extra sermons this week:
1) From All Saints’ Day: St. Therese, Clothed in Christ, by Bishop Dolan
2) From All Souls’ Day: I am Here, by Fr. Lehtoranta

✠ The Bishop’s Corner ✠
I always remember this time of year what Fr. Siordia once told me: “The gates of Purgatory are open these days.” That is [...]

Christ the King

✠ The Bishop’s Corner ✠
Golden Autumn was momentarily sideswiped by snow and cold in some parts of the state this past week, but the brisk October sun shone merrily again by week’s end, to usher in the great solemnities of Christ the King and All Saints and All Souls, along with First Friday and Saturday. [...]

Pentecost XXII

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The air almost everywhere was smoky last weekend for the last days of this year’s Fatima devotions. The fragrant smoke was that of prayer, clouding forth from the thuribles of pilgrimages and processions. Its abundant coals were red with the fire of God’s love through and for the Mother of God. [...]