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Baptism – Part III

By |2019-05-30T15:00:31-08:00April 14th, 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 Necessity of Baptism

1257 The Lord himself affirms that Baptism is necessary for salvation.  He also commands his disciples to proclaim […]

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Baptism – Part II

By |2019-05-30T14:56:20-08:00April 7th, 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. Who Can Receive Baptism?

1246 “Every person not yet baptized and only such a person is able to be baptized.”

The Baptism of […]

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Baptism – Part I

By |2019-05-30T13:06:04-08:00March 31st, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

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

Baptism  — Part 1

THE PASCHAL MYSTERY IN THE CHURCH’S SACRAMENTS (Taken from the Catechism of the Catholic Church)

The Mystagogy of the celebration of Baptism

1234 The meaning and grace of the sacrament of Baptism are clearly […]

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The Sacraments — Part 2

By |2019-05-30T12:48:07-08:00March 24th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

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

THE PASCHAL MYSTERY IN THE CHURCH’S SACRAMENTS (Taken from the Catechism of the Catholic Church)

III.  The Sacraments of Faith

1122 Christ sent his apostles so that “repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his […]

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The Sacraments — Part 1

By |2019-04-23T16:42:45-08:00March 17th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

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

In the next several weeks I would like to explore the Sacraments with you using articles from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  I field many questions about the Sacraments from adults as well as many of our RCIA and Faith Formation Students […]

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Obedience Bounds Us in Love and Faith

By |2019-04-23T16:35:33-08:00March 10th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

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

Temptation is an inner desire to satisfy human ambition for power, sexual drive or material wealth. Temptation is an experience, which every human being struggles with and must be controlled at all times. This is the […]

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Striving For Perfection

By |2019-03-06T15:25:48-08:00March 3rd, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Cliff Wilson, Parishioner at St. Mary Magdalen

PAUL faced numerous theological problems inside his Corinthian community. One of them dealt with resurrection. Although members believed in the resurrection of Christ, some denied the possibility of general bodily resurrection. They could not grasp the concept of a physically […]

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ELIMINATING ENEMIES BY MAKING THEM FRIENDS

By |2019-03-06T15:11:49-08:00February 24th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Rev. Macdonald Akuti, AJ, Associate Pastor at Holy Spirit & St. Mary Magdalen Churches

Dear friends, all our enemies are eliminated by loving them and making them our friends. In our gospel today, God’s great expectation for all of us is to love our enemies. The word […]

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Build Strong Trust in God

By |2019-03-05T13:56:41-08:00February 17th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Rev. Gabriel Nakamu Emuria, AJ, Associate Pastor at Holy Spirit & St. Mary Magdalen Churches

The goal of any human life is to attain joy. True joy is only found in God. The readings of this Sunday invite us to seek the kingdom of God. Some of […]

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Do Not Be Afraid

By |2019-03-05T13:35:33-08:00February 10th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

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

This weekend, at Holy Spirit, the community celebrates the installation of the newly elected parish leaders. The elected leaders will officially take their respective responsibilities and proclaim publicly their willingness to serve the community with love, […]

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