Fr. James S. Balajadia

Fr. James S. Balajadia

Once For All

Posted by - June 25, 2017
In the past Catholics would refer to the Mass as the “Holy Sacrifice of the Mass”. This particular saying would lead some to accuse Catholics as “Re-Sacrificing Christ”. Till today…
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Senses of Scripture

Posted by - June 10, 2017
This summer I’m teaching an Introduction to the Bible course for our youth at St. Jude Parish. Our students often ask questions like, “How do I interpret the Bible?” “How…
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Posted by - June 3, 2017
We recently celebrated the memorial of St. Justin Martyr. The word Martyr comes from the Greek word martus, which literally means witness. A martyr is someone who suffers for his…
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Lesson From A Farmer

Posted by - May 20, 2017
We recently celebrated the feast of St. Isidore the Farmer (San Isidro Labrador), patron of Saipan. He is likewise the patron of farmers, day laborers, and agriculture in general. St.…
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Posted by - May 13, 2017
I had a classmate in college who was a Protestant (Southern Baptist), but who was slowly converting to Catholicism. One of his obstacles though was our Catholic understanding of Saints…
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Palm Sunday 2017

Posted by - April 5, 2017
Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week. It is the biggest week of our church year, a time in which we remember the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus.…
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Anointing of the Sick

Posted by - March 29, 2017
We have seven sacraments in the Catholic Church. They are divided into the following: Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist; Sacraments of Service: Marriage and Holy Orders; Sacraments of Healing:…
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