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Second Sunday of Advent, December 8, 2019

My Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ, This past year those involved in diaconal formation have requested and received input with regard to the ongoing future of the Order of Deacons in the Diocese of Gallup. We are going to change how formation is accomplished. Beginning in the fall of 2020, we are going to [...]

By | 2019-12-03T12:37:16+00:00 December 3rd, 2019|From the Rector, Sacred Heart Cathedral|0 Comments

December 1, 2019, First Sunday of Advent

According to the Catechism, “[t]o die in mortal sin without repenting and accepting God's merciful love means remaining separated from him forever by our own free choice. This state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed is called ‘hell.’” In just a few words, the Catechism succinctly explains that Hell is the [...]

By | 2019-11-26T08:59:43+00:00 November 26th, 2019|From the Rector, Sacred Heart Cathedral|0 Comments

November 24, 2019 Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

HEAVEN “There is the problem with finding good writing about Heaven: it is impossible to describe it. St. Paul writes that “eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what things God hath prepared for them that love him.” (I Cor. 2:9). We really cannot describe Hell [...]

By | 2019-11-18T13:40:53+00:00 November 18th, 2019|From the Rector, Sacred Heart Cathedral|0 Comments

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 10, 2019

At the end of each liturgical year, it is traditional to focus in on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Hell, and Heaven. Unfortunately, this is no longer considered “popular” and so has often been left by the wayside. Unwilling to bend to the ways of the world, however, we as Christians must keep up [...]

By | 2019-11-07T10:12:40+00:00 November 7th, 2019|From the Rector, Sacred Heart Cathedral|0 Comments

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Part III Continuation of questions about Confession. 20. Can a priest reveal what he has heard to others? No.  A priest can never reveal the sins a person has confessed. This is known as the “Seal of confession,” which admits of no exceptions (CCC 1467 <http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P4E.HTM>). If a priest were to violate the seal of [...]

By | 2019-10-31T09:31:02+00:00 October 31st, 2019|From the Rector, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

       Continued from the earlier article on the Sacrament of Confession. 8. What are the qualities of a good confession? A good confession is humble, sincere and complete. -It’s humble when we accuse ourselves of our sins with a deep sorrow for having offended the Lord while imploring his loving mercy. -It’s sincere when we [...]

By | 2019-10-24T09:07:07+00:00 October 24th, 2019|From the Rector, Sacred Heart Cathedral|0 Comments

October 20, 2019, Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The 107th Annual Sacred Heart Cathedral Bazaar will be held on Sunday, November 3,    2019 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. at the Sacred Heart School Gymnasium. We need your help to assure that this year’s Bazaar will be a success—if you would like to assist in a booth, set-up or break-down—you’re just the [...]

By | 2019-10-16T13:36:15+00:00 October 16th, 2019|From the Rector, Sacred Heart Cathedral|0 Comments

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 13, 2019

Every week we offer 10 hours of Confession time at the Cathedral.  Many people took advantage of the opportunity this spring and summer  to “Fulfill their Easter Duty”.  Those of you under the age of about 55 are likely asking yourself what exactly is meant by the term Easter Duty.  One of the ongoing duties [...]

By | 2019-10-09T13:20:41+00:00 October 9th, 2019|From the Rector, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

October: The Month of the Most Holy Rosary Outside the sacraments, the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the strongest spiritual weapons that we have. From its heavenly inception in the 13th century, when our Lady gave it to St. Dominic, it has done some of the most amazing things. [...]

By | 2019-10-02T12:42:11+00:00 October 2nd, 2019|From the Rector, Sacred Heart Cathedral|0 Comments

September 29, 2019, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

PADRE PIO MOVIE NIGHT The Cathedral will present a movie about the life of Padre Pio to highlight the visit of his relics.  The movie is entitled:  Padre Pio, Between Heaven and Earth, by Ignatius Press.   The movie will be presented in two sessions due to the length, which is 3 hours:                 Saturday, November [...]

By | 2019-09-27T09:52:36+00:00 September 27th, 2019|From the Rector, Sacred Heart Cathedral|0 Comments