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St. Justin Martyr- A Saint for Our Time

Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Justin the Martyr is a Model for Our MissionDeacon Keith FournierOne has only to open social media or any other source of news to discover the obvious. Our Society is in a serious moral decline. Many refer to it as a new pagan age. I prefer to say we are... Read More

A Great Reminder of Who We Are

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
From a letter to Diognetus (Nn. 5-6; Funk, 397-401) The Christian in the world Christians are indistinguishable from other men either by nationality, language or customs. They do not inhabit separate cities of their own, or speak a strange dialect, or follow some outlandish way of life. Their teaching is... Read More

A Great Mother's Day Reflection by Deacon Keith Fournier

Friday, May 06, 2022
Mother’s Day and the Gift of Mary as Mother Deacon Keith FournierMother’s Day is on Sunday May 8, 2022. On this day, our hearts and minds rightly turn to the woman who gave us life and showed us the beauty of steadfast love throughout our entire lives. On Tuesday, March... Read More

A Special Novena for May

Wednesday, May 04, 2022
NOVENA – To Be Prayed May 5th – May 13th FIRST DAY – May 5th ALL:                 In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love Thee!  I beg pardon for those who do... Read More

A Beautiful Prayer

Friday, April 01, 2022
I encourage all of us to join in this prayer composed by Bishop Athansius Schneider. We turn in humility to the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary. May her Immaculate Heart pray for our world and for all humanity in these troubled times. Jesus, her Son, is the Light of... Read More

Palm Sunday 33 Consecration Concluding Prayers

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Conclusion of the 33 Day Consecration to Jesus through the Immaculate Virgin MaryAll who are participating in the 33 Day Consecration to Jesus through the Immaculate Virgin Mary which we began on March 9, are invited to our concluding Prayers of Consecration on April 10th Palm Sunday. After the 1:30... Read More

Novena in Preparation for March 25

Thursday, March 17, 2022
I encourage everyone to pray this simple Novena prayer in preparation for March 25.  Let us pray for peace in the world. If we begin today March 17, the Feast of St. Patrick then we can conclude on the morning of March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the... Read More

Thoughts on Saint Patrick

Thursday, March 17, 2022
St Patrick Calls ALL Christians to be the Missionaries of this AgeDeacon Keith Fournier I am a Catholic Christian who grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, with an Irish lineage. I have always loved St. Patrick’s Day. The celebrations and the revelry seemed to provide a break from the intensity of... Read More

Mass praying for the Consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
All are invited to a Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler at 6:00 PM on March 25th. This beautiful Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord is a great opportunity to join Pope Francis in praying for the Consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate... Read More

The Treasure of Fasting

Friday, March 11, 2022
“Fasting gives birth to prophets and strengthens the powerful; fasting makes lawgivers wise. Fasting is a good safeguard for the soul, a steadfast companion for the body, a weapon for the valiant, and a gymnasium for athletes. Fasting repels temptations, anoints unto piety; it is the comrade of watchfulness and... Read More
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