CATECHESIS

FEBRUARY 25, 2024 GOSPEL REFLECTION

Today’s Mass readings all point to the sacrifice of Our Lord on the Cross—“for us men, and for our salvation.” Abraham’s faith prefigures Christ’s...

ST. POLYCARP

MEMORIAL: FEBRUARY 23 St. Polycarp was a second generation Christian. This means that He learned about Jesus from the Apostles. St. Polycarp was a disciple...

THE GOOD NEWS FOR YOU

God loves you. This is a fact that we may know in our minds, but how often does it sink into our hearts? Rarely....

ST. PETER DAMIAN

MEMORIAL: FEBRUARY 21 St. Peter Damian was born in Italy in the 11th century. He was orphaned at a young age and had a rough...

FEBRUARY 18, 2024 GOSPEL REFLECTION

In Mark’s typical fashion, the story of the forty days Jesus spends in the desert is recounted in a rapid-fire pace, clear on what...

ST. CYRIL AND ST. METHODIUS

MEMORIAL: FEBRUARY 14 St. Cyril and St. Methodius were Greek brothers who lived in the 9th century. Methodius was the elder brother and was originally...

FEBRUARY 11, 2024 GOSPEL REFLECTION

What do you dislike about yourself? What do you hate about yourself? Most of us have an answer to this question, even if we’re...

ST. SCHOLASTICA

MEMORIAL: FEBRUARY 10 St. Scholastica was born in the 6th century, and was brother to St. Benedict. As St. Benedict established his famous monastery in...

THE BOOK OF REVELATION (THE APOCALYPSE

As the early Church began to expand in the first century through the power of the Holy Spirit and through the missionary journeys of...

ST. JOSEPHINE BAKHITA

MEMORIAL: FEBRUARY 8 St. Josephine Bakhita was born in 1869 in the Darfur (present day Sudan). At the age of 7, she was abducted by...

ST. PAUL MIKI & COMPANIONS

MEMORIAL: FEBRUARY 6 St. Paul Miki was born in the 16th century and was the son of a wealthy military leader. The Jesuits under St....

ST. AGATHA

MEMORIAL: FEBRUARY 5 St. Agatha lived in the 3rd century and became a consecrated Virgin at a young age. A high-ranking Roman official attempted to...

FEBRUARY 4, 2024 GOSPEL REFLECTION

In today’s Gospel, Jesus heals Peter’s mother-in-law which prompts the whole town of Bethsaida to flock to Jesus that very evening so that He...

ST. BLAISE

MEMORIAL: FEBRUARY 3 St. Blaise was a bishop and doctor in Armenia in the 4th century. Many people came to St. Blaise for healing miracles....

THE MARTYRDOM OF STS. PETER & PAUL

After the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the early Church expanded rapidly within Judaism. With its expansion came persecution from the Jewish...