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Daily Mass Reflection

Posted in homily by revmtheogene on June 23, 2022

Mother Grace Ferris is the Pastor of the St. Wilgefortis Trans Mission. A mission to the Transgender Community based in Schenectady, New York. Masses are Sundays at 10:30am on the Facebook page, Facebook.com/SaintWTransmission. “Just As I Am” podcast typically Thursday mornings at 8:00am. Mother Grace is also on the pastoral staff at Saint John of God Parish. A CACINA parish located at Eastern Parkway United Methodist Church 943 Palmer Avenue – Schenectady, New York (Schenectady County). Mass is live streamed every Sunday at 12:30 pm on Facebook.

Website: https://www.saintjohnofgod.info        Facebook.com/ saintjohnofgodparish

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Holy Innocents Church

Posted in homily by revmtheogene on June 22, 2022

Holy Innocents Cathedral Church is a CACINA parish located on Halcottsville Road in Halcottsville, New York (Delaware County) in the Catskills region of New York. Bishop Francisco Betancourt, FCR and Fr. Dante Tarantini, FCR are the Co-Pastors of the community. Holy Innocents Church owns its own church.  Bishop Frank is also the Minister General of the Franciscan Community of Reconciliation (FCR), a Franciscan religious order of CACINA. Also on staff is Deacon Victor Ayala, FCR.

Website: https://www.holyinnocentscacina.org     Facebook.com/franciscobetancourt     Live streaming Mass every Sunday at 11:00 am on Facebook.

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Daily Reflection

Posted in homily by revmtheogene on June 22, 2022

Father Victor Ray, is the Pastor of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Community. The church is a CACINA parish located at 3803 Haines Road North in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Pinellas County) The church shares space at Allendale United Methodist Church.

Website: https://www.stoccc.org     Facebook.com/St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Community    

Youtube.com/St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Community     Live streaming Mass every Sunday at 10:30 am on Facebook and YouTube.

Father Victor Ray celebrates a mid-week Mass on Wednesdays at 9:00 am which is live streamed on our national church Facebook page at Facebook.com/ Catholic Apostolic Church in North America

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Pride Celebrations with St. Charles of Brazil

Posted in homily by revmtheogene on June 21, 2022

Bishop Monica Kennedy is the Pastor of Saint Charles of Brazil which is a CACINA parish located at 116 Marydell Road in Linthicum, Maryland (Anne Arundel County). The church shares space with St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church.

Website: https://www.stcharlesofbrazil.org     Facebook.com/St. Charles of Brazil Independent Catholic Church

Bishop Monica celebrates a week day Mass on Tuesday mornings on our national church Facebook page at Facebook.com/ Catholic Apostolic Church in North America

St. Charles of Brazil participated in the Annapolis Pride parade.

St. Charles of Brazil had the opportunity to support our local Annapolis Pride event by walking in the parade.

The parade started at Amos Garrett Waterfront Park and we walked to West Street and onto Calvert Street. It was followed by a festival with vendors including non-profit organizations, local artisans, health and wellness, campaigns, city and county services, faith groups, food and beverages, and other businesses.

After having to cancel for the last two years, people were excited to come celebrate Equality and inclusion and we were thrilled to be a part of it.

Thanks 

Jackie

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Fr. Harry Hartigan

Posted in homily by revmtheogene on June 21, 2022

Fr. Harry Hartigan is Co-Pastor of Saint Theresa’s Parish Catholic Recovery Church along with Fr. Christopher Goff, FCR. A CACINA parish located in Minneapolis, Minnesota in Hennepin County.

Website: https://www.st-theresas-cacina.org

Lavender Magazine Community Award – Individual: Father Harry Hartigan

June 16, 2022 / Terrance Griep

“Our elders who have stood up against hate, fought for equality and inclusion, spoken out and educated others now are faced with isolation and loneliness,” Harry Hartigan keens.  “Who cares about the elders, who will fight to protect them as they age and are faced with a system that isn’t ready to provide care in a loving and compassionate manner?”

It’s a mostly-rhetorical question, of course—the answer to Harry Hartigan’s query is Harry Hartigan himself, Harry Hartigan being the guy who fairly-recently made headlines when he was ordained as a priest at Saint Theresa’s Catholic Apostolic Church in North America, or CACINA, at age 70.  This elders-focus is no Meme of the Week for Father Harry.  Hartigan, himself isolated and lonely some two decades ago, joined a self-described “social organization for the enrichment of gay and bisexual men in all stages of their lives.”  Recalls Hartigan, “When Prime Timers MSP arrived in Minnesota about August 1999, the organization saved my life.”  The future Father Harry returned the favor after a fashion, connecting that organization to several others with adjacent purposes.  

These actions were, in fact, reactions to a pointed lack of local emotional infrastructure.  “The [Twin Cities] Metro Area does not have an LGBTQA Center, and this is a major challenge,” Father Harry notes.  “This begs the question: how do LGBTQA folks connect?”  While the isolation of LGBTQA elders is itself wholly regrettable, it’s only half the problem that Hartigan identifies:  “Younger LGBTQA folks don’t have a way to connect with the elders of their community, and elders in the LGBTQA community don’t have a way to connect with the younger folks within the community.”

Father Harry sees a solution within the two-pronged problem itself.  “On both ends of our LGBTQA community there is a need for positive support,” says Hartigan.  “The younger folks need to have encouragement, understanding, and support as they face a world that refuses to accept those of us who are not heterosexual.  Our community challenges the norm and always has.  We are unique and gifted which scares those who don’t understand and refuse to accept all human beings as they are.”

Although the durability of Father Harry’s benevolence proves his earnestness, connecting others has revealed itself as a gratifying way for Hartigan to connect to himself.  “I never saw myself becoming an elder in this community but I am, and someday so will the younger folks,”  Hartigan pronounces, predicts.  “One day you’re twenty, and then suddenly you are a senior, an elder in the community.  Value each day, remember to give back to the community.”

In Father Harry’s case, as evidenced by his newly-minted Lavender Magazine Community Pride Award, giving back to the community means bringing the community together.  “Face-to-face interactions are so important, not everyone is connected to technology or even wants to be or can be,” Hartigan points out.  “Call your parents, grandparents, elders you know.  Give of yourself so that when your time comes, someone will give to you.” Lavender Magazine

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Daily Reflection

Posted in homily by revmtheogene on June 21, 2022

Bishop Monica Kennedy is the Pastor of Saint Charles of Brazil which is a CACINA parish located at 116 Marydell Road in Linthicum, Maryland (Anne Arundel County). The church shares space with St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church.

Website: https://www.stcharlesofbrazil.org     Facebook.com/St. Charles of Brazil Independent Catholic Church

Bishop Monica celebrates a week day Mass on Tuesday mornings on our national church Facebook page at Facebook.com/ Catholic Apostolic Church in North America

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Daily Reflection

Posted in homily by revmtheogene on June 21, 2022

Bishop Michael Theogene is Co-Pastor, along with his wife, Rev. Honey Theogene of the CACINA Catholic Parish of St. Benedict located at 840 E Oakland Park Blvd, Suite 102, Oakland Park, Florida 33334 (Broward County) the greater Fort Lauderdale area. The church shares space at the Darshan Center for Spiritual Evolution. Bishop Michael is also the Superior of the Benedictines of Peace and Justice (OSB), a Benedictine religious order of CACINA.

Website: https://www.saintben.net       Facebook.com/ cacinaparishofstbenedict            Livestreaming Mass every Sunday morning at 10:00 am on Facebook. A week day Mass is celebrated every morning at 9:00 am on the national church Facebook page. Live streamed on Facebook.com/ Catholic Apostolic Church in North America

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Sunday Mass Body and Blood of Christ

Posted in homily by revmtheogene on June 20, 2022

Bishop Michael Theogene is Co-Pastor, along with his wife, Rev. Honey Theogene of the CACINA Catholic Parish of St. Benedict located at 840 E Oakland Park Blvd, Suite 102, Oakland Park, Florida 33334 (Broward County) the greater Fort Lauderdale area. The church shares space at the Darshan Center for Spiritual Evolution. Bishop Michael is also the Superior of the Benedictines of Peace and Justice (OSB), a Benedictine religious order of CACINA.

Website: https://www.saintben.net       Facebook.com/ cacinaparishofstbenedict           

Livestreaming Mass every Sunday morning at 10:00 am on Facebook. A week day Mass is celebrated every morning at 9:00 am on the national church Facebook page. Live streamed on Facebook.com/ Catholic Apostolic Church in North America

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Sunday Mass Body and Blood of Christ

Posted in homily by revmtheogene on June 20, 2022

Holy Innocents Cathedral Church is a CACINA parish located on Halcottsville Road in Halcottsville, New York (Delaware County) in the Catskills region of New York. Bishop Francisco Betancourt, FCR and Fr. Dante Tarantini, FCR are the Co-Pastors of the community. Holy Innocents Church owns its own church.  Bishop Frank is also the Minister General of the Franciscan Community of Reconciliation (FCR), a Franciscan religious order of CACINA. Also on staff is Deacon Victor Ayala, FCR.

Website: https://www.holyinnocentscacina.org     Facebook.com/franciscobetancourt     Live streaming Mass every Sunday at 11:00 am on Facebook.

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Sunday Mass Body and Blood of Christ

Posted in homily by revmtheogene on June 20, 2022

Bishop Tony Green, FCR is the Co-Pastor of the Saint John of God Parish. A CACINA parish located at Eastern Parkway United Methodist Church 943 Palmer Avenue – Schenectady, New York (Schenectady County). Also on staff is Co-Pastor Fr. Victor DeSantis, Mary DeSantis (Pastoral Associate), and Mother Grace Ferris, assistant clergy. Mass is live streamed every Sunday at 12:30 pm on Facebook. Website: https://www.saintjohnofgod.info        Facebook.com/ saintjohnofgodparish

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Sunday Mass Body and Blood of Christ

Posted in homily by revmtheogene on June 20, 2022

The work of salvation is for everyone

Posted in homily by frtonys on February 23, 2022

Today’s gospel tells us about the incident where the disciples of Jesus attempted to prevent someone outside of their group from using the name of Jesus to drive out demons. Jesus Himself told them not to do it because whoever is not against them is for them. This is a great lesson for inclusivity. Many people have the mindset of exclusivity the “we versus others” attitude.

The Gospel reading shows us that God works in various ways. Many times He empowers ordinary people in ordinary situations as His instrument to do mighty deeds. He works in mysterious ways such that sometimes, it makes us wonder whether a particular work is really from Him or from the enemy. That is why, it is necessary to always ask the help of the Holy Spirit to grant us the gift of discernment.

The work of salvation is for everyone. Doing good is not the prerogative of anyone and no one can claim entitlement to heaven except those who have lived a life of holiness whether they belong to our group or not. The call is for all of us to be united in promoting the Kingdom of God and to fight evil in all its forms.

God works miracles in our lives, provided we pray with trusting Faith.

Posted in homily by frtonys on February 21, 2022

After their vision on the mountain-top, today’s Gospel brings the chosen apostles back down to earth, to a world of illness and distress. A distraught father describes all the heartache he has gone through, seeking a cure for his troubled son.

Jesus heals the epileptic but Jesus demands a strong Faith from the boy’s father as a condition for healing. Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” Then Jesus commanded the evil spirit, using His Divine authority: “You dumb and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again.” As the evil spirit left the boy, he was healed of his epilepsy.

How readily we can identify with the man’s anguished cry, ‘I do have faith. Help the little faith I have.’ The very fact of his coming to Jesus was itself a sign of faith, but he felt his faith was weak. There was nagging doubt mixed with his trust. That’s just how many of us feel from time to time. Our faith is dented when some great trouble comes our way. It’s hard to reconcile our faith with what’s happening to us. Faith can be severely tested when we struggle with the darker side of life.

God works miracles in our lives, provided we pray with trusting Faith. Jesus offers us freedom from bondage to sin, evil habits and addictions. Let us make full use of the protection and help God offers to those who seek Him with Faith in His power and trust in His mercy.

In the Lord’s Prayer, we ask God to forgive us on one condition, that we will forgive others in our turn.

Posted in homily by frtonys on February 20, 2022

In the Gospel Reading, Jesus commands us to love our enemies. Many people suppose that no one except a saint could fulfill this command. Jesus’ message was new and shocking for the religious leaders of his day. Their law decreed “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” In other words, they were expected to strike back at those who harmed them in any way.

In today’s Gospel we see just how radical and revolutionary Jesus’ teaching must have sounded back then. It is still revolutionary in today’s world, with our dog-eat-dog mentality. The process of salvation that Jesus came to establish is based on forgiveness. In order, to be part of that process each of us must always be tolerant, forgiving , and loving.

Jesus taught us a simple prayer, the Lord’s Prayer. One of the petitions is where we ask God to forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. We can rattle off this prayer, and fail to realize the blind that this places us in.

In the Lord’s Prayer, we ask God to forgive us on one condition, that we will forgive others in our turn. We are impressed by the power of forgiveness shown by people like Martin Luther King, who somehow managed to turn the other cheek. The bully cannot deal with the power of the one who won’t strike back, but often resorts to violence as the only way to silence their voice of protest. To err is human, to forgive is divine. We must aim to be big-hearted, tolerant and patient. But the ideal Jesus sets for us is, “Be merciful, just as your heavenly Father is merciful.”

Do we allow emotions such as hatred and jealousy guide our spiritual lives, or do we try to be more like our Lord? Let us start forgiving right now by curbing the sharp tongue of criticism, suppressing the revenge instinct, and patiently bearing the irritating behavior of a neighbor.

Our Holy Communion with Jesus in the Eucharist should be the source of our daily “transfiguration

Posted in homily by frtonys on February 19, 2022

At his transfiguration the disciples saw Jesus as they had never seen him before. He was transfigured into a shining figure, full of Heavenly glory. Moses and Elijah the representatives of the Law and the Prophets, appeared conversing with him. It was a foretaste of the experience they would have of the risen Lord. It was an experience that was full of light and joy, so much so that Peter overwhelmed at the scene, exclaimed how good it was it was for them to be there. Then a Cloud covered them, and a Voice was heard speaking words from the Cloud: “This is My Son, the Beloved; with Him I am well pleased; listen to Him,”

Maybe like peter each of us had had moments when we felt something similar, when we had a very strong sense of the Lord’s nearness, and his care for us.

The transfiguration experience came just after the disciples had set out on the dangerous road to Jerusalem, the way to the cross. Jesus had call himself as the Son of Man who must suffer and die, words which they found so distressing. As they travelled this difficult road, they got this wonderful grace of seeing Jesus transfigured. In our own lives too when we are struggling, some needed grace is often given. When we seem weakest, he provides new strength. When darkness envelopes us, we need to look for the light of his presence.

The Holy Mass is the source of our transformation and strength: In each Holy Mass, the bread and wine we offer on the altar become the Body and Blood of Jesus. Therefore, our Holy Communion with Jesus in the Eucharist should be the source of our daily “transfiguration,” transforming our minds and hearts to do more good, by humble and selfless service to others.

Taking up one’s cross means not only accepting gracefully from God our pains and suffering, but also accepting the pain involved in serving others

Posted in homily by frtonys on February 18, 2022

In today’s gospel Jesus summons the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the Gospel will save it.

The paradox of saving/losing and losing/saving life: According to Bible commentators, the word “life” is here used, clearly, in a double sense: the temporary earthly life of man in flesh and his eternal life of happiness in Heaven. So, what Jesus means is that whoever wishes to save his (earthly) life will lose his (eternal) life. But whoever loses his (earthly) life for Jesus and the Gospel by spending it for others, will save his (eternal) life

Many people spend a lot of time avoiding the one, but not the other, which is strange.  This is strange because the death of the body is unavoidable, while the death of the soul is completely avoidable.  The death they try so hard to avoid is the door that Christ has made the gateway to eternal life, while the death they don’t worry much about is a death that never ends:  a death that is eternal.

Taking up one’s cross means not only accepting gracefully from God our pains and suffering, but also accepting the pain involved in serving others, in sharing our blessings with them, and in controlling our evil tendencies. Follow Me means following Jesus by obeying the word of God and adjusting one’s life accordingly. If we do so we will gain life eternal.