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Aug 23 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St. Rose of Pennance

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
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Homily #140823b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the life of St. Rose of Lima, Peru, who was the first saint from the new world and lived a very penitential life. Father points out that penance and suffering are the wings by which we fly to God and everlasting happiness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Rose of Lima – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 43:1-7
Resp: psa 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Gsp: mat 23:1-12

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Our Lady: Throne of Grace

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

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Our Lady is the throne of grace, in a very profound way. To her we can apply these words from the epistle to the Hebrews: Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. The throne is a symbol of the authority which belongs to Christ, Who is the King of the living and the dead. But the throne is a throne of grace and mercy, and we can apply it to Mary according to ancient liturgical texts; through her all graces come to us.

Mary’s protection is like a spiritual river which has been pouring down upon all men for nearly two thousand years.It is a tree that keeps giving fruit, a tree that God willed to plant with so much love. It is the immense treasure of Mary who is constantly caring for her children. What better way to obtain divine mercy than by having recourse to the Mother of God, who is also our Mother?

The plenitude of grace with which God wished to fill her soul is also an immense gift for us. Let us give thanks to God for having given us his Mother as our own, for having made her so exquisitely beautiful in her whole being. And the best way to thank him is to love her very much, to deal with her throughout each day, to learn to imitate her in her love for her Son – and in her complete availability for whatever refers to God. (more…)

Aug 22 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Singular Grace = Singular Glory

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Homily #140822 ( 09min) Play - To say Our Lady’s glory in Heaven is unimaginable, is an understatement.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Queenship of Blessed Virgin Mary – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 9:1-6
Resp: psa 112:1-8
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Aug 22 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: The Queenship in the Annunciation

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Homily #140822n ( 06min) Play – Father Maximilian asks us why most Marian feasts have the Gospel of the Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38)? He tells us that it is because those few verses contain a reference to many of the mysteries of Our Lady. Father walks us through this Gospel and points them out, especially dwelling on the role of Mary as Queen-Mother. Father concludes by encouraging us to realize that Mary is not just a Queen, but She is also Our Mother!
Ave Maria!
Mass: Queenship of Blessed Virgin Mary – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 9:1-6
Resp: psa 112:1-8
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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At weddings, funerals, first Communions . . .

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

At weddings, funerals, first Communions and Confirmations, many priests will try to give some guidance on who may present themselves for Holy Communion. A while back, I made a passing remark that I found to be surprisingly effective. After explaining that it is practising Catholics, living in accord with the teaching of the Church and attending Sunday Mass every week who go to Communion, I added that there are always plenty of people who, for various reasons, cannot receive Communion and so there is no need to be embarrassed about remaining in the bench. My hunch was correct: at those public occasions, if you do not explain that there are required dispositions for Holy Communion, people will come up simply to be polite, in case it might be rude not to. Such is the result of our failing to educate the faithful on the proper dispositions for Holy Communion.

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Aug 22 – Homily – Fr Elias: Mary, Queen Mother of the King

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Homily #140822b ( 11min) Play - Fr. Elias n the feast of the Queenship of Mary explains how Mary is Queen of Heaven and Earth because she is Mother of the King of Heaven and Earth. By placing ourselves under her Queenship we will remain securely in the Kingdom of Christ.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Queenship of Blessed Virgin Mary – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 9:1-6
Resp: psa 112:1-8
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Aug 21 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The Wedding Feast

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Homily #140821 ( 05min) Play -  Let us draw close to the Mother of the Bridegroom in order to secure ourselves a good place at the table.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Pius X – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 36:23-28
Resp: psa 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19
Gsp: mat 22:1-14

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Homily for the Memorial of St. Pius X

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Today we celebrate the memorial of St. Pius X, one of the great popes of the 20th century. He was born in 1835, Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, and he grew up in poverty. His father was the village postman and little Giuseppe walked six kilometers to school everyday. This poverty characterized his whole life, and it was not just a matter of physical poverty. St. Pius X was a man who was truly poor in spirit. Our Lord said: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Throughout his life as simple priest and Franciscan tertiary, then as bishop of Mantua, later as cardinal archbishop of Milan and finally as supreme pontiff of the universal Church, Giuseppe Sarto, remained a simple man and a lover of poverty. His last will and testament gives witness to this with the words: “I was born poor, I have lived in poverty, and I wish to die poor.”

Thus, this great man was single minded throughout his life and placed himself at the dispositions of Christ and His Church, without consideration for himself. This was his poverty in spirit. His whole life was to serve Christ and the Church. (more…)

Aug 21 – Homily – Fr Matthias: St. Pope Pius X and “The Oath”

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Homily #140821n ( 10min) Play – Father Matthias preaches on the legacy of the great modern Pope, St. Pius X who was, as the collect of today’s Mass says, “filled … with wisdom and … the strength of an apostle.” One of his greatest legacies is the diagnosis and condemnation of Modernism, which he calls the “sum of all heresies,” and to combat this, he promulgated the “Oath against Modernism.” Father reads from this bracing document, and encourage us to ask for Pope St. Pius X’s intercession in order to stand firm in the confession of our Faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Pius X – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 36:23-28
Resp: psa 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19
Gsp: mat 22:1-14

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Aug 21 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Pius X for the Church

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Homily #140821b ( 06min) Play - Fr. Joachim on the life and times of Pope St. Pius X and how he fought the heresy of Modernism which was called the synthesis of every previous heresy. His success ushered in an amazing period of strength and unity for the Church when the world was going through much conflict.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Pius X – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 36:23-28
Resp: psa 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19
Gsp: mat 22:1-14

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Video – Tour of the Catechism #56 – Sacramentals and Funerals

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

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Paragraphs 1667 – 1690

- Part Two. The Celebration Of The Christian Mystery
- – Section One. The Sacramental Economy
- – - Chapter Four. Other Liturgical Celebrations
- – - - Article 1. Sacramentals
- – - – - In Brief
- – - - Article 2. Christian Funerals
- – - – - I. The Christian’s Last Passover
- – - – - II. The Celebration of Funerals

Ave Maria!

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Aug 20 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Remember the Memorare

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
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Homily #140820 ( 06min) Play - The Memorare is a powerful prayer to Our Lady that we should pray everyday, but especially in times of trial.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bernard of Clairvaux – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 34:1-11
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Gsp: mat 20:1-16

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Aug 20 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Is God Unjust?

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
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Homily #140820n ( 05min) Play – Father Maximilian asks us whether God is unjust, and then answers, no, He is not, even if He does seem to favor some over others. In reality, He owes us nothing, has already given us all we have, and the very fact we exist is proof of His continual loving concern. Even suffering is a sign of His love, it is not so naturally, but since He became Man and suffered for us, we can find Him in the midst of our own suffering, and by accepting and embracing the cross, manifest our love for Him. He does love us, how much do we love Him in return.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bernard of Clairvaux – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 34:1-11
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Gsp: mat 20:1-16

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Aug 20 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Bernard, Dynamic Preacher of Mary

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
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Homily #140820b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, his great zeal for the faith and how he promoted devotion to Mary and even preached a Crusade.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bernard of Clairvaux – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 34:1-11
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Gsp: mat 20:1-16

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Video – Tour of the Catechism #55 – Marriage, the Particulars

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

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Tour of the Catechism #55 ( 23min) Play -

Paragraphs 1621 – 1666

- Part Two. The Celebration Of The Christian Mystery
- – Section One. The Sacramental Economy
- – - Chapter Three. The Sacraments At The Service Of Communion
- – - - Article 7. The Sacrament Of Matrimony
- – - – - II. The Celebration of Marriage
- – - – - III. Matrimonial Consent
- – - – - IV. The Effects of the Sacrament of Matrimony
- – - – - V. The Goods and Requirements of Conjugal Love
- – - – - VI. The Domestic Church
- – - – - In Brief

Ave Maria!

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