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Homily

Jan 29 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: The Purpose of a Lamp

Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Homily #150129n ( 04min) Play – Father comments on the readings, telling us that the purpose of a lamp is to dispel darkness, and in the parable, the darkness is the darkness of sin. It is by the joy which flows from a life of holiness that the darkness of sin is dissipated. On the last day, at the general judgement, all will be revealed and we will see things as God saw them. Let us live now in the light of God!
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: heb 10:19-25
Resp: psa 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mar 4:21-25

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Jan 30 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Hyacinth and Perseverance

Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Homily #150130b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Alan on the virtue of perseverance and how this was so important in the life of St. Hyacinth of Mariscotti
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Hyacinth of Mariscotti – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 10:32-39
Resp: psa 37:3-4, 5-6, 23-24, 39-40
Gsp: mar 4:26-34

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Jan 29 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The Haves and the Have Nots

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
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Homily #150129 ( 05min) Play – In today’s Gospel, Our Lord says, “To the one who has, more will be given;
from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”  What does that mean?
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: heb 10:19-25
Resp: psa 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mar 4:21-25

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Jan 28 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The Parable of the Sower

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
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Homily #150128 ( 07min) Play – Let us strive to good soil and to bear a hundred fold.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Thomas Aquinas – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 10:11-18
Resp: psa 110:1, 2, 3, 4
Gsp: mar 4:1-20

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Jan 28 – Homily – Fr Elias: Aquinas, Angelic Purity and Clarity

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
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Homily #150128b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Elias highlights the purity and clarity of St. Thomas Aquinas which earned him the name Angelic Doctor. St. Thomas worked to reconcile faith and reason and so make reason faithful to its nature and keep faith reasonable and so be able to defend faith and intellectual sanity against both secularists and fundamentalists.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Thomas Aquinas – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 10:11-18
Resp: psa 110:1, 2, 3, 4
Gsp: mar 4:1-20

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Jan 27 – Homily – Fr Johannes: Authentic Christian Charity

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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Homily #150127m ( 12min) Play – In today’s homily Father Johannes talks about the characteristics that make up authentic charity; taken from the examples of the writings and lives of St. Angela Merici, Ven. Mary of Agreda and the teachings of Bl. John Duns Scotus on charity.
Mass: St. Angela Merici – Opt Mem – Form: OF
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Jan 27 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Brethren of the Lord & the Will of God

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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Homily #150127 ( 10min) Play – Whenever we hear “brethren of the Lord”, we should think of St. Jerome and that impure heresiarch, Helvidius.  We should also know that doing the will of God is necessary for salvation and sanctification.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Angela Merici – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 10:1-10
Resp: psa 40:2, 4, 7-8, 10, 11
Gsp: mar 3:31-35

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Jan 27 – Homily – Fr Alan: Who are my Mother and Brothers

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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Homily #150127b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Alan connects the life of St. Angela Merici to the readings today which tell us that true sacrifice is obedience to God’s will. This is what brings us into God’s family and sometimes God calls us to forsake our natural families and embrace consecrated virginity for the sake of the kingdom of God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Angela Merici – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 10:1-10
Resp: psa 40:2, 4, 7-8, 10, 11
Gsp: mar 3:31-35

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Jan 26 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Desiring a Noble Task

Monday, January 26th, 2015
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Homily #150126n ( 08min) Play – Father tells us that, as St. Paul tells St. Timothy in 1 Tim. 3:1, “whoever aspires to the office of bishop desires a noble task.” However, he is not speaking of the honor of being a bishop, but of the high level of responsibility, the great personal cost, and the promise of suffering and persecution. We must remember that in those times, and today in many places of the world, to be a bishop is to be a martyr, for persecutions start by striking at the hierarchy of the Church. We must pray for our bishops that they be faithful to their noble task, even at the cost of their own blood.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Timothy and Titus – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 9:15, 24-28
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mar 3:22-30

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Jan 26 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Stir Into Flame

Monday, January 26th, 2015
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Homily #150126 ( 05min) Play – St. Paul reminds St. Timothy of something that applies to all of us, namely, that we must continually stir up the flame of the grace received from God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Timothy and Titus – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 9:15, 24-28
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mar 3:22-30

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Jan 26 – Homily – Fr Elias: Timothy, Titus and the Apostolic Church

Monday, January 26th, 2015
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Homily #150126b ( 11min) Play – Timothy and Titus were consecrated as bishops by Paul in the early apostolic period of the Church. Fr. Elias explains how this highlights the apostolic succession of Catholic bishops back to the original twelve and that his is the basis for the authority of the bishops and the whole hierarchy in the Church.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Timothy and Titus – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 9:15, 24-28
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mar 3:22-30

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Jan 25 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Catechism on the Church

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
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Homily #150125n ( 22min) Play – Father takes the time to comment on the Church, pulling from Scripture, the Catechism, and recent comments from Pope Francis. He tells us that the world was created for the Church, that one cannot be fully Christian outside of the Catholic Church, that God desires all Christians to live in unity of faith, sacraments, and governance under the maternal care of the Catholic Church, which finds its principle, as St. Therese teaches us, in Charity. Finally, he stressed that the Church is made visible not in buildings but in our lives, and we must testify to it by living the Love of Christ, even our enemies. And the best way to do this is to place ourselves fully under the care of the Immaculate Virgin and allow her to form us into true children of the Church.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jon 3:1-5, 10
Resp: psa 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 1co 7:29-31
Gsp: mar 1:14-20

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Jan 25 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The World is Passing Away

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
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Homily #150125 ( 16min) Play – Given the vanity of all things, everyone who can, should abandon the world and become a religious.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jon 3:1-5, 10
Resp: psa 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 1co 7:29-31
Gsp: mar 1:14-20

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Jan 25 – Homily – Fr Elias: Prophet Sunday

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
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Homily #150125b ( 20min) Play – Fr. Elias dubs this day, “Prophet Sunday” because all three readings refer to the prophetic message to repent because the end is near. Father focuses on the fact that the people of Nineveh who did not have the benefit of the Old Testament were quicker to respond to Jonas than Jesus’ own people were to His message. Father exhorts us who have the benefit of the Old and New Testament to be open to continual conversion and to prompt response to God’s  holy will.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jon 3:1-5, 10
Resp: psa 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 1co 7:29-31
Gsp: mar 1:14-20

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Jan 24 – Homily – Fr Elias: St Francis de Sales, Devout Missionary

Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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Homily #150124b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Francis de Sales and how he promoted the devout life among his flock and in so doing was an effective missionary to the Calvinists in Switzerland.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Francis de Sales – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 2nd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 9:2-3, 11-14
Resp: psa 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: mar 3:20-21

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