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Confirmation – Part 7

By |2019-06-19T12:21:56-08:00June 23rd, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Rev. Deacon Dave Powers, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Monroe, North Carolina

This article continues the truths from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The Minister of Confirmation

1312 The original minister of Confirmation is the bishop. In the East, ordinarily the priest who baptizes also immediately confers Confirmation […]

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Confirmation – Part 6

By |2019-06-18T14:18:37-08:00June 16th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Rev. Deacon Dave Powers, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Monroe, North Carolina

This article continues the truths from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Who Can Receive This Sacrament?

1306 Every baptized person not yet confirmed can and should receive the sacrament of Confirmation.  Since Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist […]

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Confirmation – Part 5

By |2019-06-18T14:02:39-08:00June 9th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Rev. Deacon Dave Powers, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Monroe, North Carolina

This article continues the truths from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

III. The Effects of Confirmation

1302 It is evident from its celebration that the effect of the sacrament of Confirmation is the special outpouring of […]

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Confirmation – Part 4

By |2019-06-18T13:53:13-08:00June 2nd, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Rev. Deacon Dave Powers, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Monroe, North Carolina

This article continues the truths from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The celebration of Confirmation

1297 The consecration of the sacred chrism is an important action that precedes the celebration of Confirmation, but is in a […]

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Confirmation – Part 3

By |2019-06-18T13:17:04-08:00May 26th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Rev. Deacon Dave Powers, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Monroe, North Carolina

This article continues the truths from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

  1. The Signs and the Rite of Confirmation

1293 In treating the rite of Confirmation, it is fitting to consider the sign of anointing and what […]

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Confirmation – Part 2

By |2019-06-18T13:08:20-08:00May 19th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Rev. Deacon Dave Powers, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Monroe, North Carolina

This article continues the truths from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

1289 Very early, the better to signify the gift of the Holy Spirit, an anointing with perfumed oil (chrism) was added to the laying on […]

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Confirmation – Part 1

By |2019-06-18T11:07:00-08:00May 12th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Rev. Deacon Dave Powers, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Monroe, North Carolina

This article continues the truths from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

1285   Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It […]

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Baptism – Part V

By |2019-05-30T15:18:58-08:00May 5th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Rev. Deacon Dave Powers, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Monroe, North Carolina

This article continues the truths from the Catechism of the Catholic Church

The sacramental bond of the unity of Christians

1271  Baptism constitutes the foundation of communion among all Christians, including those who are not yet […]

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Baptism – Part IV

By |2019-05-30T15:10:48-08:00April 28th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Rev. Deacon Dave Powers, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Monroe, North Carolina

This article continues the truths from the Catechism of the Catholic Church

VII.  The Grace of Baptism

1262 The different effects of Baptism are signified by the perceptible elements of the sacramental rite. Immersion in water […]

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THE LORD IS RISEN! WITNESS THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION

By |2019-04-17T11:30:19-08:00April 21st, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Rev. Joseph Okech Adhunga, A.J., Pastor of Holy Spirit & St. Mary Magdalen

If one may recall, our first reflection of this year’s Lenten season as a community of St. Mary Magdalen and Holy Spirit Churches: “Obedience binds together in Love and Faith.” Congratulations to those who […]

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