Speak Lord!

The apostles remember the exact time of their call…4 in the afternoon. Samuel learns to listen to the Lord’s call. Are we aware of the signs God sends? Fr Steven Reilly’s homily at St Peter- St Denis Parish, Yonkers, New York.

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Abstaining from Holy Communion

Most of us would find it difficult to cultivate a friendship with someone who does not bother to ask for forgiveness when they have hurt us.  The pretense of acting as if nothing happened and yet constantly hurt us at the same time is difficult to bear.  It would seem to us as a double

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So Mundane and yet so Sacred…

The Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia is a very sacred place for me.  It was there, when I was 17 years old, that I felt the call from God to dedicate all my life to him.  The experience was intense.  It happened in a split of a second.  It was like an

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Touching God in the Sacraments

Have you ever really desired a good retreat only to find yourself that the speaker was lousy? I remember a specific time, at the beginning of my novitiate, when I felt that I needed a good retreat. Spiritually speaking, I was depleted and needed a good spiritual boost. However, when I saw who the speaker

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The Sacraments

1st Sacrament:  Baptism 2nd Sacrament:  Confirmation 3rd Sacrament:  Holy Communion 4th Sacrament:  Confession 5th Sacrament:  Marriage 6th Sacrament:  Priesthood 7th Sacrament:  Anointing of the Sick  

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“Sinners to Saints”

Holy Thursday Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral, So Ho.  During his powerful homily on the transformative power of the sacraments, Msgr. Sakano this evening spoke of Christ’s call for sinners, those “not worthy” and “not able” to carry his cause into the streets.  “This unworthiness is precisely what qualifies them for the task.  Their unworthiness gives

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