Pentecost

Pentecost is the event “where God the Father ‘through his Word, pours into our hearts the Gift that contains all gifts, the Holy Spirit’” (CCC 1082, HD 56). St. Thomas Aquinas teaches that “Gift” is a proper name of the person of the Holy Spirit, who proceeds from the Father […] Read more »

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Mass during the Day

Central Idea: The Blessed Virgin Mary is the new Ark of the Covenant. Doctrine: The Assumption. Practical Application: Devotion to the Blessed Virgin. Lectionary 622. Central Idea: The Blessed Virgin Mary is the new Ark of the Covenant. Reading 1 Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab God’s temple in heaven was opened, and […] Read more »

The Assumption – Vigil Mass

Central idea: The Ark of the Covenant. Doctrine: The Assumption. Practical application: Veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Lectionary 621. Reading 1 1 Chron 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2 David assembled all Israel in Jerusalem to bring the ark of the LORD to the place which he had prepared for it. David […] Read more »