Monday, March 22, 2021

High School Youth Group, March 21st -- The Dogma of the Trinity, Session 15 -- Poems about the Trinity

 We discuss various poems and creeds about the dogma of the Trinity.

Sunday Sermon, March 21st -- Adoration of the Cross and Carrying our Cross Daily (Father Ryan Erlenbush, Corpus Christi Parish)

 "When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself."

By the sign of the Cross, all men will be judged. We worship the Cross, and the sign of the Cross is not only everywhere in our Liturgy but is even the sign by which the priest bestows blessing upon the world.

If we truly love and adore the Cross, then we must carry our own crosses daily.

High School Youth Group, March 14th -- The Dogma of the Trinity, Session 14 -- A "Proof" of the Trinity (Father Ryan Erlenbush, Corpus Christi Parish)

 We discuss the philosophical and theological reasonings about the greatest mystery of our Faith, The Holy Trinity.

Sunday Sermon, March 14th -- Perfect Joy and Immense Sorrow in Our Lord's Passion (Father Ryan Erlenbush, Corpus Christi Parish)

 Throughout his Passion as in every moment of his life, our Lord enjoyed the beatific vision. He always remained perfectly united with his heavenly Father and his human soul experienced beatitude. However, likewise, he suffered intensely during the Passion, even to the point of experiencing feelings of abandonment. 

If we look honestly at the Seven Last Words of Jesus from the Cross, we see a man in immense suffering but also perfectly at peace.  This is a model for us, to maintain peace and even joy in the midst of suffering.

Sunday Sermon, March 7th -- Encouragement for Making Confession (Father Ryan Erlenbush, Corpus Christi Parish)

 Many people are fearful of confession because they are unsure about the mechanics of how to confess their sins. The faithful really do not need to worry about this, the priest should be able to help! What we need to work on when confessing our sins is being truly sorry for sin and firmly resolved to avoid sin in the future.

Don't worry about how long your confession is (the priest can help with that), and know that confession most certainly is a good time for some basic spiritual direction.

Sunday Sermon, February 28th -- The Transfiguration Strengthens Us To Conversion

Our Lord revealed his glory on Mount Tabor to strengthen his disciples (Peter, James, and John) before his Passion. The Church brings this mystery before us early on in Lent to strengthen us to complete our Lenten penances. Furthermore, the thought of heaven inspires us to conversion!