Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sunday Sermon, November 12 -- The Real Possibility of Hell (Father Ryan Erlenbush, Corpus Christi Parish - Sermons on the Last Things, part 3 of 5)

In the final three weeks of the Liturgical Year, we consider: Hell, Purgatory, Heaven.

Hell is revealed in Sacred Scripture, and is a regular part of the preaching of Jesus Christ. No one tells us more about hell in Scripture, than our Lord. And Jesus indicates that hell is a real possibility - that perhaps most go to hell (through the wide gate) and only a very few are saved (through the narrow gate).

We consider the four sins which St Alphonsus indicates as the main ways that people go to hell after death: Hatred of our neighbor, blasphemy against God, theft, and impurity.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

November 2 -- Adult Formation Series on the Angels, Session 5: The Guardian Angels

Adult Faith Formation Series on the Angels: Session 5, The Guardian Angels

The following question and answer study of the guardian angels is based on the Summa Theologica I, qq.50-64 (angels in themselves) and qq. 106-114 (angels in relation to creatures). ST I, q.113, is particularly enlightening, since it is a question devoted wholly to the guardianship of angels over human beings.



November 2, All Souls Day

How not to become a poor forgotten soul in purgatory.


Holy Day Sermon, November 1 -- All Saints Day

Our Friendship with the saints, and why it is so sad that Fr Martin Luther revolted against the family of the saints.

Sunday Sermon, October 29 -- Death and the Particular Judgment (Sermons on the Last Things, Part 2 of 5)

On Death and the Particular Judgment.

The particular judgment occurs at the very moment of death. There is no time for a second chance or another choice. There will be no opportunity to explain ourselves, but we will listen and God will pronounce judgement. This judgement will be eternal.

And yet, we need not be afraid! The saints looked forward to their day of death, and the Church considers the day we die to be more truly the day of our birth - a birth into true life in heaven!


October 26 -- Adult Ed Session on the Angels: The Archangels

Session 4 of our Adult Ed Series on the Angels: The Archangels

Course Objectives
            1. Recognize the place of the archangels among the angelic choirs
            2. Become familiar with the scriptural passages related to the archangels
            3. Grow in a devotion for the feasts of the archangels