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Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Congratulations to the children who received their First Holy Communion on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. _________________________________________ Daily Sermons May 16 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Make the Correct Choice May 17 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Anastasia May 18 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Eric of Sweeden, the Good King May 19 – Fr. Lehtoranta […]

Trinity Sunday

Our New Soldiers of Christ Children lining up for our May Crowning procession. They will receive the sacrament of Confirmation on the Vigil of Pentecost, and their First Holy Communion on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. _________________________________________ Daily Sermons May 16 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Make the Correct Choice May 17 – Fr. Lehtoranta – […]

Pentecost Sunday

Our New Soldiers of Christ Children lining up for our May Crowning procession. They will receive the sacrament of Confirmation on the Vigil of Pentecost, and their First Holy Communion on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. _________________________________________ Daily Sermons May 10 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Little Tony and the Piece of Cake May 11 – […]

Within the Octave of the Ascension

Children lining up for our May Crowning procession. They will receive the sacrament of Confirmation on the Vigil of Pentecost, and their First Holy Communion on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. The Vidi Aquam is sung during Paschaltide in place of the Asperges Me. It’s also a sure sign that Spring is here. _________________________________________ Daily […]

Saints Phillip and James / Easter V

The Vidi Aquam is sung during Paschaltide in place of the Asperges Me. It’s also a sure sign that Spring is here. _________________________________________ Daily Sermons April 22 – Bp. Dolan – Youthful Joy April 25 – Fr. Lehtoranta – The Roman Catholics and the Greater Litanies April 26 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Our Lady of […]

Easter IV

Our “Guard Turkey” takes a break from his post….. ….to pay homage to St. Jude: _________________________________________ Daily Sermons April 18 – Fr. McKenna – St. Joseph: Living in the Presence of God April 19 – Fr. Lehtoranta – How Mary Followed St. Joseph April 20 – Fr. Lehtoranta – The Death of St. Joseph April […]

Easter III

Our “Guard Turkey” takes a break from his post….. ….to pay homage to St. Jude: _________________________________________ Daily Sermons April 11 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Attila and the Lion April 12 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Michael of the Morning April 13 – Fr. McGuire – The Just Man Who Lived by Faith April 14 – Fr. […]

Easter II

Daily Sermons April 4 – Bp. Dolan – In the Picture April 5 – Bp. Dolan – Stopped in Midair April 6 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Resurrection and the Dead April 7 – Fr. Lehtoranta – You Must Love the Holy Mass April 8 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Your Own Cross Serves You Well _________________________________________ […]

Low Sunday

At the start of the Easter Vigil services, Bp. Dolan processes outside for the Blessing of the New Fire. _________________________________________ Daily Sermons March 29 – Bp. Dolan – No Ghost March 30 – Bp. Dolan – Anything to Eat? March 31 – Bp. Dolan – Too Many Tears April 1 – Bp. Dolan – But […]

Easter 2016

At the start of the Easter Vigil services, Bp. Dolan processes outside for the Blessing of the New Fire. _________________________________________ Gloria, Laus et Honor Tibi Sit. We wait in the cold, for the symbolic doors of Heaven to be opened by our Savior’s passion and resurrection. _________________________________________ Daily Sermons March 17 – Bp. Dolan – […]

Lent VI – Palm Sunday

Gloria, Laus et Honor Tibi Sit. We wait in the cold, for the symbolic doors of Heaven to be opened by our Savior’s passion and resurrection. _________________________________________ Our side-chapel altar, as decorated for Lent. _________________________________________ Daily Sermons March 14 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Penance Gives Hope for Pardon March 15 – Fr. McGuire – Courage, […]

Lent V – Passion Sunday

Our side-chapel altar, as decorated for Lent. _________________________________________ Daily Sermons March 8 – Fr. Lehtoranta – The Beggar Prince March 9 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Dominic Savio March 10 – Fr. Lehtoranta – If We Die Rather Than Sin, We Will Live March 11 – Bp. Dolan – Say What You Think March 12 […]

Lent IV – Laetare

Bp. Dolan preaches a meditative sermon on the Holy Face, visible in the right of this photo. (Click photo to enlarge). _________________________________________ Daily Sermons February 29 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Oswald, The Leap Day Saint March 1 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Thou Shalt Gain Thy Brother March 2 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Shimchong The […]

Lent III

Bp. Dolan preaches a meditative sermon on the Holy Face, visible in the right of this photo. (Click photo to enlarge). _________________________________________ Daily Sermons February 22 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Scary Words: I Go February 23 – Fr. Lehtoranta – The Torch of the Catholic Faith February 24 – Bp. Dolan – Can You Drink […]

Lent II

Daily Sermons February 15 – Fr. McGuire – A Nice Lenten Sermon February 16 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Silence and Holiness in Church February 17 – Fr. Lehtoranta – The Ten Commandments February 18 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Punishment, Guilt and Ham February 19 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Gifts of God and Gratitude _________________________________________ ✠ […]

Lent I

Candlemass, just before the procession _________________________________________ Daily Sermons February 8 – Fr. Lehtoranta – An Angel with a Golden Key February 9 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Cyril of Alexandria February 10 – Bp. Dolan – His Face Your Face February 11 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Mary, Penance and Priesthood February 12 – Bp. Dolan […]

Quinquagesima

Candlemass, just before the procession _________________________________________ Daily Sermons February 1 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Ignatius of Antioch February 2 – Fr. Lehtoranta – The Light of Faith is Still Burning February 3 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Blaise February 4 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Andrew Corsini February 5 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Love […]

Sexagesima

Solemn Mass of the Epiphany. Fr. Mardones, Celebrant; Fr. McGuire, Deacon; Fr. McKenna, Subdeacon. Bp. Dolan and Fr. Lehtoranta look on. _________________________________________ Daily Sermons January 22 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Gratitude to God for Our Life January 25 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Conversion of St. Paul January 26 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Polycarp January […]

Septuagesima

Solemn Mass of the Epiphany. Fr. Mardones, Celebrant; Fr. McGuire, Deacon; Fr. McKenna, Subdeacon. Bp. Dolan and Fr. Lehtoranta look on. _________________________________________ Daily Sermons January 18 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Peter and the Tailor in Heaven January 19 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Fr. Potapy of Karelia January 20 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Henry […]

Epiphany II

Solemn Mass of the Epiphany. Fr. Mardones, Celebrant; Fr. McGuire, Deacon; Fr. McKenna, Subdeacon. Bp. Dolan and Fr. Lehtoranta look on. _________________________________________ Daily Sermons January 11 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Ursulines of Valenciennes, Martyrs of Catechism January 12 – Fr. Lehtoranta – The Strong Faith of the Magi January 13 – Fr. Lehtoranta – The […]

The Holy Family

Solemn Mass of the Epiphany. Fr. Mardones, Celebrant; Fr. McGuire, Deacon; Fr. McKenna, Subdeacon. Bp. Dolan and Fr. Lehtoranta look on. St Gertrude’s, Before Midnight Mass _________________________________________ Daily Sermons January 4 – Fr. Lehtoranta – How Holy Family Escaped Cruel Herod January 5 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Geraldine Collins, The Savior’s Little Flower January 6 […]

The Holy Name of Jesus

St Gertrude’s, Before Midnight Mass _________________________________________ Daily Sermons December 18 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Mary, Help of All Those Who Grieve December 21 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Poverty and Humility Lead to Heaven December 25 – Bp. Dolan – True God of True God December 28 – Fr. McKenna – The Holy Innocents January 1 […]

St. John, Apostle

St Gertrude’s, Before Midnight Mass _________________________________________ Daily Sermons December 16 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Isaias, The Prophet and Herald of Jesus December 17 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Olympias and Our Bishops and Priests December 18 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Mary, Help of All Those Who Grieve December 21 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Poverty and […]

Advent IV

Rest in Peace †Bp. Robert McKenna †Elizabeth Smith (see Bishop’s Corner below) _________________________________________ With a shrine to our Lady of Guadeloupe in the foreground, you can see the altar decorated with rose-colored trimmings for Gaudete Sunday. _________________________________________ Daily Sermons December 11 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Haily Mary in the Bible December 14 – Fr. Lehtoranta […]

Advent III – Gaudete

With a shrine to our Lady of Guadeloupe in the foreground, you can see the altar decorated with rose-colored trimmings for Gaudete Sunday. St. Nicholas visited the children after Mass last Sunday, in commemoration of the day’s feast. _________________________________________ Daily Sermons December 7 – Bp. Dolan – All for God December 8 – Bp. Dolan […]

Advent II

St. Nicholas visited the children after Mass today, in commemoration of today’s feast. Andrew Richesson plays Bach’s “Dorian” Toccata, during the organ dedication ceremony. _________________________________________ Daily Sermons November 30 – Bp. Dolan – St. Andrew. Oh, Good Cross! December 1 – Fr. Lehtoranta – The Little Flower of Kenosha December 2 – Bp. Dolan – […]