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King of Kings and Lord of Lords

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one; I died, and behold I am alive for evermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades (Rev 1:17-18).

A Blessed Easter to all!

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Christ mounted on a white horse, Cathedral of Auxerre, France

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Apr 20 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: God Always Wins

Sunday, April 20th, 2014
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Homily #140420 ( 08min) Play – There exists only two camps – that of satan and rebellion, and those who follow Jesus Christ and the will of God. Victory has already been achieved over satan, sin, and death, for God always wins. Ave Maria!

Mass: Easter Sunday (Opt 1) – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 10:34, 37-43
Resp: psa 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23
2nd: col 3:1-4
Gsp: joh 20:1-9

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Apr 20 – Homily – Fr John Joseph: Faith and Resurrection

Sunday, April 20th, 2014
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Homily #140420b ( 20min) Play – Fr. John Joseph on the role of faith and belief in the resurrection in order to secure our salvation, that the grace to believe leads to more graces to believe more firmly and profess our faith in Jesus before men. As such Our Lord will profess His kinship with us before the Father.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Easter Sunday (Opt 1) – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 10:34, 37-43
Resp: psa 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23
2nd: col 3:1-4
Gsp: joh 20:1-9

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Apr 19 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Light of Christ

Sunday, April 20th, 2014
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Homily #140419n ( 12min) Play – Father Maximilian preaches on the passing from the darkness of death and sin to the light of Christ. Let us turn away from the filth of sin, place ourselves under Mary’s care, and turn to Jesus.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil) – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 1:1-2:2
2nd: gen 22:1-18
Gsp: mat 28:1-10

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Apr 19 – Homily – Fr Elias: Joy has Risen

Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Homily #140419b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Elias proclaims that the Lord is Risen and that this is the cause of our joy that can carry us through all suffering and enable us to participate in the work of redemption.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil) – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 1:1-2:2
2nd: gen 22:1-18
Gsp: mat 28:1-10

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Apr 19 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Jesus Our Light, Our Joy, Our Life

Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Homily #140419 ( 06min) Play – Jesus is our focus and all we should see in life, for He is the light in our darkness. Everything is a reflection of Jesus and all our joy is in Him. Alleluia! Christ has risen. Alleluia! Happy Easter!
Ave Maria!
Mass: Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil) – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 1:1-2:2
2nd: gen 22:1-18
3rd: ex 14:15-15:1
4th: is 54:5-14
5th: is 55:1-11
6th: bar 3:9-15, 32-4:4
7th: ez 36:16-17A, 18-28
Epistle: rom 6:3-11
Gsp: mat 28:1-10

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PHOTO: The Way of The Cross – Bloomington

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

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Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center – The Way of The Cross – Meditations by Pope Francis

Apr 18 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Sharing in the Passion

Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Homily #140418n ( 12min) Play Father Matthias shows us that Jesus truly reigned from the Cross. Far from defeat, it is the crowning moment of Truth and Love which does not rule with force or empty promises like the World, but with the testimony of Suffering. God became obedient in order to restore our freedom. We are called to chose Christ, and this means to imitate Him in His obedience and suffering–we cannot be spectators to the Pascal Mystery. Let us run to the Mother of Jesus who became our Mother this very day, and place all our hope in Her, for only those who were with Her persevered to the Cross.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Good Friday – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 52:13-53:12
Resp: psa 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25
2nd: heb 4:14-16, 5:7-9
Gsp: joh 18:1-19:42

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Apr 18 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Enter Into His Passion

Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Homily #140418 ( 07min) Play – We are all a part of the cause of suffering and crucifixion of Jesus. Let us enter more deeply into His Passion, imitating His charity and with increased gratitude.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Good Friday – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 52:13-53:12
Resp: psa 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25
2nd: heb 4:14-16, 5:7-9
Gsp: joh 18:1-19:42

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No Greater Love

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Ave Maria Meditations

Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (Jn. 15:13)   

I dare say that God in His omnipotence could not give more; in His wisdom, He knew not how to give more; in His riches He had not more to give(than Himself).–St. Augustine

Love divine, all loves excelling, Joy of heaven to earth come down; Fix in us thy humble dwelling; All thy faithful mercies crown! Jesus, Thou art all compassion, Pure unbounded love Thou art; Visit us with Thy salvation; Enter every trembling heart.

The Heart of Christ is the clearest image of the fullness of God embracing all things. By this we mean the fullness of mercy which is the special characteristic of the New Testament.  (Pope Pius XII

Devotion to the Sacred Heart is the most excellent form of religion. (Pope Leo XIII)

Lord Jesus Christ, I believe in You as my God and Savior. Make me more faithful to Your Gospel by sharing in the Eucharist often. May I come to live more fully the life of grace You have given me. Keep Your love alive in my heart that I may become worthy of You. Teach me to value Your gifts and ever be grateful for them. Help me to strive for eternal life.+

The font of life which spills over the whole world flows from the wounded Heart of Christ.(Latern Baptistry) (more…)

Apr 17 – Homily – Fr Elias: Jesus the Passover Lamb

Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Homily #140417b ( 22min) Play – Fr. Elias on the Lord’s Supper and how this starts the Easter Triduum the three days before Easter with the death and resurrection of Our Lord when He redeemed us by His sufferings. This is the fulfillment of the Jewish Passover instituted in Egypt by God through Moses where Jesus is the perfect lamb to take away our sins once and for all. Father also reads for the Popes homily on this day.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Holy Thursday Lords Supper – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: exo 12:1-8, 11-14
Resp: psa 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18
2nd: 1co 11:23-26
Gsp: joh 13:1-15

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Christ Our Passover Has Been Sacrificed

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The following post is my homily from the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday.  It will be the one post I put up during the Paschal Triduum.  It serves as a good introduction to the whole Triduum and in a way is a reflection on all three days.

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For I have given you an example that you also should do as I have done to you.

—Jn 13:15

These words of Our Lord at the Last Supper express the central truth of the sacred mysteries we celebrate during this holiest of times in the liturgical year. Our Lord gives us an example that we are to replicate in ourselves.

He gets down on His hands and knees and He does the dirty work of a slave (more…)

Apr 17 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Vine and Branches

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Homily #140417n ( 18min) Play – At the opening celebration of the Triduum, the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Father Angelo highlights the importance of not acting like Jesus, but having Jesus living in us. He told the disciples, “I am the Vine, you are the Branches,” and if we are not united to Jesus, we are like branches cut off from the vine. We need to be united to Him in the sacraments and by the mediation of the Mediatrix of Grace. Finally, Father reflects on a comment from the Holy Father’s sermon this morning reminding us that the priest without Christ is the poorest of all men, and asks us to especially pray for priests this Easter.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Holy Thursday Lords Supper – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: exo 12:1-8, 11-14
Resp: psa 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18
2nd: 1co 11:23-26
Gsp: joh 13:1-15

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Apr 17 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The Ultimate Gift of Love

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Homily #140417 ( 17min) Play – By washing His disciples’ feet, Jesus gave us an example of how to humbly offer ourselves in charity to our neighbor, especially to our enemies. By giving us the Holy Eucharist, Jesus gives all of Himself – the ultimate gift of His love – the source and summit of the Christian life. Ave Maria!

Mass: Holy Thursday Lords Supper – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: exo 12:1-8, 11-14
Resp: psa 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18
2nd: 1co 11:23-26
Gsp: joh 13:1-15

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Apr 16 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Following or Falling Away?

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Homily #140416n ( 03min) Play – Today, Spy Wednesday, the liturgy remembers the treachery of Judas, and Father asks us whether we are betraying Jesus like Judas did. We are either following or falling away, and if we realize we are falling away from Our Lord, let us ask for the grace to turn back to Him and fulfill the Will of God in our daily lives.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday Holy Week – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 50:4-9
Resp: psa 69:8-10, 21-22, 31, 33-34
Gsp: mat 26:14-25

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