Fr. Pio Mandato – Day of Recollection

• Saturday, June 15th
• 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Traditional Catholic theology has distinguished the “Four Last Things” : Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell. We are admonished to meditate upon these things frequently. We WILL die, be judged, and spend eternity either in Hell or in Heaven (likely after some time in purgatory)

Regarding Death – All men are appointed to die once, and after that face The judgment (Hebrews 9:27)

Regarding Judgment/purgatory – Scripture says, For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. (2 Cor 5:10).

Regarding Hell – The teaching of Hell bothers a lot of modern Christians who have had God’s love emphasized to the exclusion of just about everything else about God. For example, they have learned that He is Truth and utterly Holy, that nothing unholy can tolerate His presence, and so forth. No one loves you more than Jesus does, and yet no one warned of Hell and judgment more than Jesus did in parable after parable, warning after warning.

Regarding Heaven – Scripture says, “Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.” (1 John 3:2).

• 9:00 AM – Mass
• 9:30 AM – Exposition and Adoration
• 9:45 AM – First conference on Death/Judgement
• Break/ Confession available …till 12:00 pm
• 12:15 pm – Second conference on Hell/Heaven
• 1:00 pm – Confession available
• 2:00 pm – Prayer devotions: Rosary/ Chaplet of Mercy
• 3:00 pm – Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

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Fr. Finelli was ordained a Roman Catholic priest for the Diocese of Providence on June 13, 1992. He is an avid Mac user. Father has been designing websites since 1995 and is the host of the iPadre Catholic Podcast, which he founded in 2005. His hobby is Live Steam railroading in 1-1/2" scale.

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