Session 24: The Lord’s Prayer

Significance of the Our Father Prayer  “When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. “Pray then in this way: OurContinue reading “Session 24: The Lord’s Prayer”

Session 23: Commandments Four through Ten

Showing Love Towards Others By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.  For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.  -1 John 5:2-3 For the past two Sessions we have been focusing on theContinue reading “Session 23: Commandments Four through Ten”

Session 22: The First Three Commandments

Showing Love Towards God Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.  For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all isContinue reading “Session 22: The First Three Commandments”

Session 21: Sacraments of Service and Communion

Matrimony and Holy Orders For those who want to save their life will lose it,  and those who lose their life for my sake will save it. -Luke 9:24 This week we are discussing the final two sacraments that consecrate people for service to the whole Church: Matrimony and Holy Orders. These are known asContinue reading “Session 21: Sacraments of Service and Communion”

Session 20: Penance and Anointing of the Sick

God’s Mercy Revealed Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. When I declared not my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night thy handContinue reading “Session 20: Penance and Anointing of the Sick”

Session 19: Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Confirmation Continued “But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom.  The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, a spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord, and hisContinue reading “Session 19: Gifts of the Holy Spirit”

Session 18: Sacrament of Confirmation

On a Mission For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:6-7 Participating in the sevenContinue reading “Session 18: Sacrament of Confirmation”

March is Dedicated to St. Joseph

It is the year of Saint Joseph! December 8, 2020, to December 8, 2021. Solemnity of St. Joseph is March 19th. You can take a break from your Lenten Fasts and enjoy a Feast Day! I wanted to put up a few ideas on how to celebrate St. Joseph through the month of March becauseContinue reading “March is Dedicated to St. Joseph”

Session 17: The Greatest Event in the History of Mankind

Exploring the Sacred Liturgy Continued “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the Church.” -Colossians 1:24 This week we are continuing to explore the Catholic Mass. To recap: Jesus instituted the Sacrament ofContinue reading “Session 17: The Greatest Event in the History of Mankind”