Adult Convert Catechism Instructions
A Complete Catechism Course from Fr. James W. Jackson, FSSP
A Complete Catechism Course from Fr. James W. Jackson, FSSP
Several things will be necessary for you to complete this course and become a Catholic.
- You will need a copy of the Bible. If you do not have a copy of the Douay-Rheims edition, please purchase one, or else you can find one on line at this website: http://www.drbo.org/
- You will need a copy of the Baltimore Catechism, specifically the The New St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism, Official Revised Edition, Explained by Fr. Bennet, C.P. The lessons are taken from this edition, and I even make comment on the drawings within it.
- You will need to contact a priest, with whom you can meet on a fairly regular basis. When you have mastered about five lessons, and memorized the prayers which go with the lessons, set an appointment with the parish priest to test your knowledge.
- You will need certain sacramentals, such as a rosary, a crucifix, a miraculous medal, etc. These can probably be obtained at your parish, on line, or at a local Catholic bookstore. It is important that they be blessed.
- The lessons are broken into small segments so that in your busy schedule you can at least do one a day. These may be downloaded from our website, and put on whichever device you prefer, and listened to in the car or wherever you prefer.
- With each lesson there is a prayer to be memorized and a habit to be acquired. When I say acquired, I mean making a good attempt to do it on a daily or regular basis, as will be made clear.
- If you have any questions about what you have heard or read, jot them down, and ask the priest. It is important that these be answered as best as possible, and as soon as possible.
- Lastly, at one point in the instructions you will be asked to begin the habit of daily reading of some spiritual work. Here are three which you should purchase:
- The King of the Golden City, by Mother Mary Loyola.
- The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas a Kempis.
- The Introduction to the Devout Life, by St. Francis de Sales.These are by no means the only spiritual works, but they will give you a good start.
Try to read the King of the Golden City first.
The talks are named in order by number
Invitation from the Music Director
“Be ye doers of the word and not just hearers.” These words of Our Lord should ring in every Catholic’s ears. When we participate at Mass this is one way to be doers of the word. An even greater way is to sing, either as a parish or in the choir. In comparison to the doers and hearers are the music listeners and the music makers. Music listeners are people who hear the works and recordings of others and are satisfied with that; music makers are people who sing but not just once in a while. The music makers dedicate their lives to song, even if that’s not their job. They don’t let life’s little circumstances get in the way of making music, they sing and offer it up to the glory of God. It seems pretty obvious that God wants us to be music makers, if not as a choir member then certainly as a parishioner.
Sunday Bulletin for November 29, 2020
Sunday Bulletin November 22, 2020
Sunday Bulletin November 15, 2020
On the Importance of the Human Face, III
Sunday Mass Live Stream
Sunday Bulletin November 1, 2020
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On a Parish School, I
On the Importance of the Human Face, II
On the Importance of the Human Face
A series by Father James Jackson
Beauty, Part 2
The Four Last Things. Part II: The Purgatorio
Parish Information, Updated November 7, 2020
Revised Business Directory, September 11, 2020
Nascantur in Admiratione (Let them be born in wonder)
Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal
The Four Last Things. Part I: The Inferno
A Series of Twelve Sermons by Fr. James Jackson, FSSP
Ascension of Our Lord
Confirmation & First Holy Communion
To be eligible to receive the sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation in the Archdiocese of Denver, children must be enrolled in the 3rd grade or higher.
For 2020, the sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion have been scheduled for the 1st week in June.
The Registration form for Confirmation and Holy Communion can be found below:
The sacrament of Confession is available to any child enrolled in the 2nd grade or higher, and who has passed an oral exam with one of the priests at OLMC.
If you would like to schedule your child to be tested for Confession, please contact Fr. Kluge at:
The test for Confession is below.
Chapters for Review (From the New St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism: First Communion book)
Lesson 9, The Sacrament of Penance, pages 40-43
Lesson 10, How To Make A Good Confession, pages 44-46
A Series of Instructions for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony
By Fr. James Jackson, FSSP
Meditations on Holy Week
A Sermon by Fr. Daniel Kluge. March 29, 2020
Foundations Restored: A Catholic Perspective on Origins
Quinquagesima Sunday: Man’s Natural Habitat
The Healing of Sloth
The Wise Men
Rosary Prayers in Latin
The Stigmata, II
The Stigmata, I
Leonine Prayers in Latin
Prayer of Reparation for the Synod
The Signs of the State of Grace
Web assists - Learn the Kyriale - CC Watershed
And excellent page for learning Kyriale's contained in the Liber Usualis.
Corpus Christi Watershed
Excellent resources from Maestro Ostrowski
CMAA - Website
Tremendous chant and polyphony resources
Many Are Called, Few Are Chosen
Altar Server Responses
Feast of St. Michael
Notes from the Choir Loft, 9/29/2019
Federation of North American Explorers
Mater Dei Academy - Harrisburg PA
Our sister chapel in Harrisburg. Maestro Pat Torsell Music Director
On Small Business
Some Questions About the Rites
Music for the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Keeping the Mass, VI
Keeping the Mass, V
Staying the Course
A Series of Sermons by Fr. James Jackson, FSSP
Keeping the Mass IV
Sermon for Mother’s Day
Keeping the Mass, III
Divine Mercy Conference
Keeping the Mass, II
Notes from the Choir Loft, 3/24/19
Keeping the Mass, I
Notes from the Choir Loft, 3-10-2019
Live Like a Catholic - Be a Spiritual Athlete
On Gaining and Keeping Purity, XIV
Interview of Fr. Jackson by Mr. Porfiri
On Gaining and Keeping Purity, XIII
All Saints Day and All Souls Day 2018
Notes From the Choir Loft, 1-10-19
On Gaining and Keeping Purity, XII
On Gaining and Keeping Purity, XI
On Harry Potter
KofC Giving Tree
Notes from the Choir Loft, 2
Notes from the Choir Loft
On Gaining & Keeping Purity, X
Sermon by Fr. Daniel Nolan, FSSP
The Right Response to the Crisis at Hand, II
The Right Response to the Crisis at Hand
Scandal in the Church
A Series of Sermons by Fr. Daniel Nolan, FSSP
A Series of Sermons by Fr. Daniel Nolan, FSSP.
August, September 2018.
Scandal in the Church, Aug. 12, 2018Download
Scandal in the Church, Part 2. Aug. 15, 2018Download
Abuse Statistics in the Church, Sept. 2, 2018Download
The Turn, Sept. 3, 2018Download
By Their Fruits, Sept. 4, 2018Download
What is Modernism?, Sept. 5, 2018Download
Foundations of Modernism, Sept. 6, 2018Download
Effects of Modernism, Part 1Download
Effects of Modernism, Part 2Download
Beautification of the Sanctuary
On Gaining and Keeping Purity, IX
On Gaining and Keeping Purity, VIII
On Gaining and Keeping Purity, VII
On Gaining and Keeping Purity, VI
On Gaining and Keeping Purity, V
On Gaining and Keeping Purity, IV
Tenebrae 3/28/18 - 3/30/18
On Gaining and Keeping Purity, III
On Gaining and Keeping Purity, II
On Gaining and Keeping Purity, I
Pictures from the Midnight High Mass of the Nativity of our Lord
Interview with Fr. Jackson on his Book, Part, II
Interview with Fr. Jackson on his Book, Part I
The Eight Beatitudes
Sermons by Fr. James W. Jackson, FSSP
A Series of Sermons by Fr. James W. Jackson, FSSP
Dies Irae - Requiem High Mass.
From All Souls Day High Mass - Part of Victoria Requiem Mass for 4 voices.