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Archive for August, 2012

Aug 31 – Homily – Fr George: Oil of Sanctifying Grace

Friday, August 31st, 2012
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Homily #120831 ( 08min) Play- Fr. George explains how the foolish virgins without oil in their lamps are like those without sanctifying grace in their souls, grace that can be restored by confession, which is given only by the Catholic Church. Ave Maria!

Mass: Friday in the 21st Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 1:17-25
Resp: psa 33:1-2, 4-5, 10, 11
Gsp: mat 25:1-13

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Aug 31 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Oil, Virgins and Faith

Friday, August 31st, 2012
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Homily #120831b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joachim preaches on the Gospel parable of the ten virgins and relates this to faith, that we need to stock up on it in order to be ready for the coming of the Lord just like the five wise virgins who carried extra oil.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday in the 21st Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 1:17-25
Resp: psa 33:1-2, 4-5, 10, 11
Gsp: mat 25:1-13

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Music & Morality Symposium

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Asking for prayers for a proposed Music & Morality Symposium

Aug 30 – Homily – Fr George: Prepare Yourselves

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
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Homily #120830 ( 06min) Play- Fr. George exhorts us to prepare and be ready for the coming of Jesus Christ. Ave Maria!

Mass: Thursday in the 21st Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 1:1-9
Resp: psa 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: mat 24:42-51

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Aug 30 – Homily – Fr Elias: Spiritual Insomnia

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
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Homily #120830b ( 12min) Play – Today Our Lord tells us to stay awake, be alert, for the for we do not know the hour of His coming.  Thus, Fr. Elias says we should have a spiritual insomnia, never relaxing in spiritual complacency. He relates this to the spiritual principle of living in the current moment, striving  for holiness now, grabbing the graces and inspirations that our Lord is giving us this moment and, also, living in the presence of God, always being mindful of His presence. In this way we can grow daily in holiness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 21st Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 1:1-9
Resp: psa 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: mat 24:42-51

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On the Ideal of Reparation

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Ave Maria Meditations

(There is a) basic teaching of the Church that is rarely mentioned today:  That Christ came to the world to repair our sins.  Many within the Church today preach an easy Christianity where the Cross of Christ is emptied of its meaning or of the demands it places on Christians.  In truth Christ came to earth to repair His divine work which sin had ruined and to restore to man his supernatural life.  He came to expiate by His own suffering the consequences of human sinfulness which began with the fall and have continued during the whole history of mankind.

Christ, Who in His divine nature could have performed this work alone, wished to associate every Christian with this work. This is why St. Paul affirms that “we fill up those things that are wanting in the sufferings of Christ” (Col.1:24).  He associated all Christians with His work and Passion, not because they were insufficient in themselves but because He wanted to elevate us to the rank of co-redeemers of His Mystical Body.  So, as a consequence, all Christians are called to participate in the redemptive sufferings of Christ. (more…)

Aug 29 – Homily – Fr George: The Greatest of the Prophets

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
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Homily #120829 ( 10min) Play – “It is not right for you to have your brother’s wife”.  We must be apostles of the truth.  Telling those we know that they are living contrary to the Truth, with love and understanding.  We must imitate John the Baptist, and die for the Truth.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Beheading of St. John the Baptist – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jer 1:17-19
Resp: psa 71:1-6, 15, 16
Gsp: mar 6:17-29

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Aug 29 – Homily – Fr Elias: St John, Precursor to Baptized Christians

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
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Homily #120829b ( 13min) Play – Today we commemorate the martyrdom of St. John the Baptist and Fr. Elias preaches on how St. John was precursor of Christ not only in what he said in his life but how he died for what he preached just like Christ. Thus, he also makes the perfect precursor of an exemplary Christian.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Beheading of St. John the Baptist – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jer 1:17-19
Resp: psa 71:1-6, 15, 16
Gsp: mar 6:17-29

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Video – Conf #169: Courage2012-3 – Person Centered Response to AIDS

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Click to Play Video Conferences #169 – Dr. Timothy Flanigan ( 68min) >>> Play

Dr. Timothy Flanigan gives an inspirational presentation titled “Providing Hope in the Midst of Despair: A Person Centered Response to AIDS” at the 2012 Courage Conference in Mt. St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD. He draws heavily on his vast experience as Director of Infectious Diseases at The Miriam and Rhode Island Hospitals as well as at Brown University Medical School. He also draws on his knowledge of theology and Church social teaching that he has gained from his studies to become a deacon for the Diocese of Providence. Listen to this hope filled, informative presentation of a most compassionate response to the AIDS epidemic and the dignified treatment of those who suffer from it. Ave Maria! Audio (MP3) +++

Aug 28 – Homily – Fr George: St. Augustine was a giant.

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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Homily #120828 ( 12min) Play -St. Augustine was a giant.  God pulled him out of a life of sin to live a life of grace with his mother, St. Monica and mother Church.   The vurtie of Chastity was very difficlut for him to live, but through casting all his cares on the Lord, putting  on the Lord Jesus Christ, He became what he was by God’s grace.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Augustine of Hippo – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 

1st: Jn.  4:7-16

Resp.: Pa.  119:9-14

Gospel: Mt.  23:8-12

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Aug 27 – Homily – Fr Elias: Perseverance in Tears

Monday, August 27th, 2012
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Homily #120827b ( 08min) Play- On the memorial of St. Monica Fr. Elias preaches on the virtue of perseverance and how all the other virtues are tied to this since a good deed by itself is not a virtue until we repeat it, make it habitual and persevere in it. In St. Monica’s case she persevered in tears to beseach the Lord for the grace of her son’s conversion, St. Augustine.
Ave Maria!

Mass: St. Monica – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 21st Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 2th 1:1-5, 11-12
Resp: psa 96:1-2, 2-3, 4-5
Gsp: mat 23:13-22
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A Mother’s Prayers heard

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Ave Maria Meditations

Many of us know the story of St. Monica who prayed for decades for her son Augustine.  Her steadfast faith that God would hear her prayers did lead to the conversion of her son who became one of the most brilliant Doctors of the Church.  Let us never cease in our prayers!

Dear St. Monica, troubled wife and mother, many sorrows pierced your heart during your lifetime. Yet, you never despaired or lost faith. With confidence, persistence, and profound faith, you prayed daily for the conversion of your beloved husband, Patricius, and your beloved son, Augustine; your prayers were answered. Grant me that same fortitude, patience, and trust in the Lord. Intercede for me, dear St. Monica, that God may favorably hear my plea for   

(Mention your intention here.) 

and grant me the grace to accept His Will in all things, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

 

A Beautiful Prayer by St. Augustine

I beg of You, my God, let me know You and love You
so that I may be happy in You. And though I cannot do this fully in this life, yet let me improve from day to day till I may do so to the full.  Let me know You more and more in this life, that I may know You perfectly in heaven. Let me know You more and more here, so that I may love you perfectly there, so that my joy may be great in itself here, and complete in heaven with You. O Truthful God, let me receive the happiness of heaven which You promise so that my joy may be full. In the meantime, let my mind think of it, let my tongue talk of it, let my heart long for it, let my mouth speak of it, let my soul hunger after it, let my flesh thirst after it, let my whole being desire it, until such time as I may enter through death into the joy of my Lord, there to continue forever, world without end. Amen.

 

Video – General News #15: Our Lady’s Knights of the Altar

Monday, August 27th, 2012
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General News #15 – Our Lady’s Knights of the Altar( 1min) >>> Play

Ave Maria!

Here is a promotional video for a new altar boy’s guild that’s organized under the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Any parish can sign up and download the ceremonies, posters, and brochures. They can also order the prayer card and an 88pg Handbook for the servers that includes a collection of prayers and an explanation of the Christian virtues. Discover even more on the website: www.knightsofourlady.com,

Ave Maria!

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Aug 27 – Homily – Fr George: St. Monica, Conversion By A Mother’s Tears

Monday, August 27th, 2012
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Homily #120827 ( 11min) Play - On this memorial of St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine and patron of wives, Fr. George preaches on this courageous model of mothers who by her tears converted her husband, mother-in-law, and her son, who would later become a great doctor of the church.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Monica – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 21st Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 2th 1:1-5, 11-12
Resp: psa 96:1-2, 2-3, 4-5
Gsp: mat 23:13-22

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Aug 26 – Homily – Fr George: Husbands Love Your Wives

Sunday, August 26th, 2012
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Homily #120826 ( 18min) Play- Fr. George preaches on Our Lord’s words as spirit and life, the reality of the spiritual as more real than what we see, and the love of Christ for His church as a husband loves his wife. Ave Maria!

Mass: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jos 24:1-2, 15-17, 18
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23
2nd: eph 5:21-32
Gsp: joh 6:60-69

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