Father Nathan does his second presentation in the Catechism series, as he introduces section three  of the Catechism, and speaks on beatitude. 

Father Enrique Hernandez preaches on the readings for the Third Sunday of Lent Year C.    There are many religious education students at the Liturgy, so some of the remarks are geared towards them.   

Father Nathan begins his series on the Catechism by walking the people through the Works of Mercy.


The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy

The works of mercy are charitable actions motivated by Christian love by which we help our neighbor obtain what he or she needs spiritually and materially.  Instructing, advising, consoling and comforting are spiritual works of mercy, as are forgiving and bearing wrongs patiently. 

The corporal works of mercy consist especially in feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and imprisoned, and burying the dead.  The works of mercy are not optional but are absolutely essential to living the Christian life of holiness and goodness.(CCC2447)

Corporal Works of Mercy

  • Feed the hungry
  • Give drink to the thirsty
  • Shelter the homeless
  • Clothe the naked
  • Care for the sick
  • Visit the imprisoned
  • Bury the dead

Spiritual Works of Mercy

  • To admonish the sinner (correct those who need correction)
  • To instruct the ignorant (teach the ignorant)
  • To counsel the doubtful (give advice to those who need it)
  • To comfort the sorrowful (give comfort to those who suffer)
  • To bear wrongs patiently (be patient with others)
  • To forgive all injuries (to forgive others who hurt you.)
  • To pray for the living and the dead (to pray for everyone who needs our prayers)
 

Father Pat Heppe preaches on the mountain experience and those moments of transfiguration in our lives, based upon the readings for the Second Sunday of Lent 

Father Nathan preaches on the First Sunday of Lent, the temptations of Christ, and our temptations.  He implores the wisdom of St. Teresa of Avila and the Sunday readings as our guides   http://usccb.org/bible/readings/021416.cfm

Father Nathan preaches his homily based upon the following readings in the USCCB Lectionary:   http://usccb.org/bible/readings/021016.cfm

Father's homily on being caught in God's net based upon the readings for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary time C   http://usccb.org/bible/readings/020716.cfm

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