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ADVENTCAzT 2020 08: “Nobody can claim, ‘I am redeemed once and for all.’”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 08, for the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2020 07: “Nobody can claim, ‘I am redeemed once and for all.’” These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude especially for my benefactors.  … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2020 07: “True love of self.”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 07, for Saturday in the 1st Week of Advent. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2020 07: "True love of self." These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude especially for my benefactors.  Thank you!  Chime in … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2020 06: “God walks into your soul with silent step.”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 06, for Friday in the 1st Week of Advent.

These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude especially for my benefactors.  Thank you!  Chime in if you listened.

Today we hear about what will take place at the General Judgment.  Fulton Sheen gives an insight into how God comes to us. Pius Parsch talks about our vocations. Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2020 05: “Dissipation is the mark of the worldly and the mediocre”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 05, for Thursday in the 1st Week of Advent. Today we hear about dissipated souls from Cardinal Bacci.  We also pray for priests. Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2020 04: “Do Thou in Thy clemency withdraw the scourge of Thy wrath!”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 04, for Wednesday in the 1st Week of Advent. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2020 04: “Do Thou in Thy clemency withdraw the scourge of Thy wrath!” These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude especially … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2020 03: “Make my heart steadfast, so that troubles may not dismay it.”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 03, for Tuesday in the 1st Week of Advent. https://wdtprs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/03_advent20.mp3 Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2020 03: “Make my heart steadfast, so that troubles may not dismay it.” These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2020 02: “The wonders of creation are a mystical ladder that leads us to God.”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 02, for Monday in the 1st Week of Advent. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2020 02: “The wonders of creation are a mystical ladder that leads us to God.” These 5 minute offerings are a token of … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2020 01: “Jesus thirsts for us to thirst for Him”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 01, for the 1st Sunday of Advent. https://wdtprs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/01_advent20.mp3 Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2020 01: “Jesus thirsts for us to thirst for Him” These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude especially for my benefactors.  Thank … Read More

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Advent and “Rorate” Masses

Advent is just days away.   Another liturgical year closes, another begins. Advent burgeons with beautiful customs.  One of the loveliest is the Rorate Mass. These Masses are generally offered during Advent on Saturdays, which is the customary day of the … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 4th Sunday of Advent – 2019

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation? What was it?  There are a lot of people who don’t get many good points in the sermons they must endure.   So, … Read More

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WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday of Advent: The childlike dash

We are coming to the 3rd Sunday of Advent, also nicknamed Gaudete…. the plural imperative of gaudeo, “Rejoice!”, the first word of the Introit chant. This Sunday there is a relaxation of the penitential aspect of Advent, just Laetare Sunday does … Read More

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VIDEO: Bp. Hying of @MadisonDiocese – “Let Advent Be Advent”

Bp. Donald Hying of Madison posts brief videos each day on a range of topics. Today, he speak about Advent.

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ADVENTCAzT 2019 02: When a friend harms you, it hurts all the more.

Here is ADVENTCAzT 02, for Monday in the 1st Week of Advent. Today Bp. Schneider talks about how Christ’s friends make Him suffer, Fulton Sheen reflects on how God would work in us and the Lord describes something of the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Lighting Advent wreath during Mass – REVISITED

From a reader some years back. QUAERITUR: Father, is it appropriate to replace the penitential rite with the lighting of the advent wreath? No. Just… no. The longer explanation is, course, Nooooooooo. Attention to the wreath during Mass seems like … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Pastor says “Gaudete Sunday, is no more”

This greeted me in my email today. I pray that you are well. I am a permanent Deacon.  I began my homily today … making mention that today we celebrate Gaudete Sunday, or “Rejoice Sunday.” After Mass my pastor approached … Read More

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The “Golden Mass” tradition for Ember Wednesday of Advent

Do you remember the little mnemonic poem:  “Lenty, Penty, Crucy, Lucy”? Or else “Fasting days and Emberings be Lent, Whitsun, Holyrood, and Lucie.” The Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after the Feast of St. Lucy are the Advent Ember Days. In … Read More

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WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday of Advent: The childlike dash

We are coming to the 3rd Sunday of Advent, also nicknamed Gaudete…. the plural imperative of gaudeo, “Rejoice!”, the first word of the Introit chant. This Sunday there is a relaxation of the penitential aspect of Advent, just Laetare Sunday does … Read More

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Your RORATE MASSES – UPDATES

Some of you have written asking about “Rorate Masses” during Advent. This is a beautiful custom – making a come back thanks to the spread of tradition – whereby Mass is celebrated illuminated only by candlelight. They are usually before … Read More

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WDTPRS 2nd Sunday of Advent: “we escape neither the Enemy lion nor the glorious Lion of Judah”

Our Collect (once called the “Opening Prayer”) for the 2nd Sunday of Advent was not in the pre-Conciliar Missale Romanum but it was in the so-called Rotulus (“scroll”) of Ravenna, dated perhaps as early as the 5th century. Omnipotens et … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Is Advent a penitential season? Also, Advent Blue Vestments… NO! ANNUAL SONG ALERT!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In my 14.75 years as a Catholic, I’ve heard that Advent: 1) Is a penitential season 2) Is a semi-penitentials season 3) Is no longer a penitential season but was before Vatican II 4) Never was … Read More

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