Sacraments are outward signs of inward grace, instituted by Christ for our sanctification (Catechismus concil. Trident., n. 4, ex St. Augustine, “De Catechizandis rudibus”).
From St. Thomas we have the short but very expressive definition: The sign of a sacred thing in so far as it sanctifies men – “Signum rei sacrae in quantum est sanctificans homines” (III.60.2).
http://FullnessOfTruth.org/ At the “Why Be Catholic? event, held 2/17/12, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Grapevine Texas, Mike Aquilina takes us back in time to discover the Mass of the early Christian Martyrs.
http://FullnessOfTruth.org/ At the “Why Be Catholic? event, held 2/17/12, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Grapevine Texas, Fr. Bill Casey talks about the source and the summit of the Christian life… the Power of Holy Eucharist in the Holy Mass!
http://FullnessOfTruth.org/ At the “Why Be Catholic? event, held 2/17/12, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Grapevine Texas, Dr. Taylor Marshall explains why he left the priesthood in the Episcopal tradition to become Roman Catholic.
On the feast of the Holy Family Fr. Angelo preaches on how the Christian life consists in following the example of Christ who came to us in a family. He compares the incarnation, with its mixture of the natural and supernatural, to the family and the sacraments of the Church, especially Holy Matrimony.
Mass: Holy Family – Feast – Form: OF
1st: sir 3:2-6, 12-14
Resp: psa 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
2nd: col 3:12-21
Gsp: luk 2:22-40
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Why are the words of the Catholic Mass changing? Fr. John Muir confronts the misconceptions about the changes with truth and clarity. Fr. John helps Catholic Youth Ministers understand the recent history behind the newest 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal and how it grows from the 1st and 2nd editions. He encourages us to rediscover the meaning behind the words and we use at Mass and how we can help lead teens through this transition.