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Confirmation – Part 7

June 23rd, 2019|

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 [...]

Confirmation – Part 6

June 16th, 2019|

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 – Part 5

June 9th, 2019|

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 – Part 4

June 2nd, 2019|

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 [...]

Confirmation – Part 3

May 26th, 2019|

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 Signs and the Rite of Confirmation 1293 In treating the rite of Confirmation, it is fitting to consider [...]

Confirmation – Part 2

May 19th, 2019|

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) [...]

Confirmation – Part 1

May 12th, 2019|

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 [...]

Baptism – Part V

May 5th, 2019|

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 [...]

Baptism – Part IV

April 28th, 2019|

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 [...]

THE LORD IS RISEN! WITNESS THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION

April 21st, 2019|

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.” [...]

Baptism – Part III

April 14th, 2019|

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 Necessity of Baptism 1257 The Lord himself affirms that Baptism is necessary for salvation.  He also commands his [...]

Baptism – Part II

April 7th, 2019|

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 Baptism? 1246 “Every person not yet baptized and only such a person is able to be [...]

Baptism – Part I

March 31st, 2019|

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 [...]

The Sacraments — Part 2

March 24th, 2019|

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 [...]

The Sacraments — Part 1

March 17th, 2019|

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 [...]

Obedience Bounds Us in Love and Faith

March 10th, 2019|

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 [...]