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Homily

Nov 27 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Do the Simple Things

Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Homily #141127n ( 18min) Play – Father highlights the three elements of Mary’s Mediation: in the acquisition of graces as Coredemptrix, in interceding for us as Advocate, and in distributing these graces as Distributrix. Since she is, by God’s will, the Mediatrix, we need to draw close to her to receive the graces we are in desperate need of. Also, Father points out, the Immaculate Conception forms the bedrock for her other roles, and demonstrates the perfection of the Redemption. These two doctrines, Mediatrix and Immaculate Conception, are harmoniously united in the Miraculous Medal. While she doesn’t need a medal to distribute the graces entrusted to her by God, it is the will of God to use simple things (like the sacramentals) as instruments to bestow graces. And we are also involved in this as well, we need to make use of these simple things God has given us, the Miraculous Medal, Rosary, Scapular, Five First Saturdays, Divine Mercy Chaplet, ect., to receive the graces He desires to distribute through them. God makes Himself very available, but we need to go to Him according to His will and not ours. The sacramentals and sacraments may seem to simple, to available, but how many graces do we waste by not doing the easy things God wants us to. Let us do the simple things like the servants at the wedding of Cana did, and God will work powerfully in our lives.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 12:11, 5-6, 14-17
Resp: psa 45:11-12, 14-15, 16-17
Gsp: joh 2:1-11

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Nov 27 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Servant of God Fr. John Hardon & the Miraculous Medal

Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Homily #141127 ( 08min) Play – The Miraculous Medal truly works miracles and changes lives, including that of the Servant of God Fr. John Hardon.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 12:11, 5-6, 14-17
Resp: psa 45:11-12, 14-15, 16-17
Gsp: joh 2:1-11

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Nov 26 – Homily – Fr Matthias: The Most Important Cause in the World!

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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Homily #141126n ( 11min) Play – Father starts with giving us an overview of the life of today’s Franciscan saint, St. Leonard of Port Maurice. While not well known, his work has left a deep mark on the popular devotions and liturgy of the Church, for example, he spread the devotions of the Way of the Cross and composed the “Divine Praises” used at Benediction in reparation for blasphemy. However, there is one thing he called, “The Most Important Cause in the World;” namely, the defense of the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, and in several ways, his work proved instrumental for the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception 102 years after his death. Father tells us that, as St. Maximilian taught, even thought the dogma has be proclaimed, it has yet to be fully incorporated into the life of the Church, and that this task is now “The Most Important Cause in the World!”
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Leonard of Port Maurice – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 34th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 15:1-4
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 7-8, 9
Gsp: luk 21:12-19

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Nov 26 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: God the Remunerator

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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Homily #141126 ( 07min) Play – We must believe that God exists and that He rewards the just and punishes the wicked.  This truth is expressed in today’s liturgy.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Leonard of Port Maurice – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 34th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 15:1-4
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 7-8, 9
Gsp: luk 21:12-19

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Nov 26 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Leonard and the Stations of the Cross

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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Homily #141126b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Elias on how St. Leonard of Port Maurice did so much to promote the devotion of the Stations of the Cross, showing how meditating on the Cross which our Lord carried in love for us makes it easier for us carry our own and so reach heaven.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Leonard of Port Maurice – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 1:3-14
Resp: psa 85:2-4, 7-8, 9, 10-11
Gsp: mat 16:24-27

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Nov 25 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St Catherine, Martyr

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Homily #141125b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the extraordinary life of St Catherine of Alexandria who gave tremendous witness to the faith during the last of the persecutions under pagan Roman emperors.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Catherine of Alexandria – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 34th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 14:14-19
Resp: psa 96:10, 11-12, 13
Gsp: luk 21:5-11

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Nov 25 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: We Need Not Be Afraid

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Homily #141125n ( 06min) Play – Father comments on the apocalyptic prophesies in today’s Gospel passage, telling us that if we are ready to meet Christ now, whether it be the end of the world or at our death, we have nothing to fear. St. Catherine, today’s saint, lived this readiness, and was willing to give all for Christ when she was asked. We do not know when the end or our end will come, Our Lord is purposefully vague in response to his disciples’ curiosity, but we need not be afraid, but go forward, boldly reaching out to all and proclaiming the Good News.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Catherine of Alexandria – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 34th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 14:14-19
Resp: psa 96:10, 11-12, 13
Gsp: luk 21:5-11

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Nov 25 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Fidelity to Grace

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Homily #141125 ( 07min) Play – The readings following the Feast of Christ the King speak of the Second Coming and Final Judgment.  Let us prepare ourselves by striving to always be faithful to grace.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Catherine of Alexandria – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 34th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 14:14-19
Resp: psa 96:10, 11-12, 13
Gsp: luk 21:5-11

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Nov 23 – Homily – Fr Mahan: Feast of Christ the King

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Homily #141123j ( 11min) Play – This Feast calls each of us to give honor to the King of the universe by putting our Faith into practice. By performing the works of mercy, even simply speaking positively to others, we will build up the Kingdom of God.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Christ the King – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 34:11-12, 15-17
Resp: psa 23:1-2, 2-3, 5, 6
2nd: 1co 15:20-26, 28
Gsp: mat 25:31-46

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Nov 24 – Homily – Fr Alan: Vietnamese Martyrs

Monday, November 24th, 2014
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Homily #141124b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Alan on the story of the St. Andre Dung Lac and his 116 companions during the persecution of the Christians in Vietnam in the early 1800’s.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Andre Dung Lac and his companions – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 34th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 14:1-3, 4-5
Resp: psa 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 21:1-4

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Nov 24 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The Widow’s Mite

Monday, November 24th, 2014
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Homily #141124 ( 04min) Play – Love God with all of your strength.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Andre Dung Lac and his companions – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 34th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 14:1-3, 4-5
Resp: psa 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 21:1-4

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Nov 23 – Homily – Fr Benedict: The Annunciation of Christ the King

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Homily #141123 (16min) Play – Jesus Christ came into this world as King, and the Blessed Virgin Mary is rightly called our Queen.  At the Annunciation (Lk 1:26-38) the Archangel proclaims this Kingship, and we also participate in this royal office. ¡Que viva Criso Rey!
Ave Maria!
Mass: Christ the King – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 34:11-12, 15-17
Resp: psa 23:1-2, 2-3, 5, 6
2nd: 1co 15:20-26, 28
Gsp: mat 25:31-46

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Nov 23 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Subjecting the World to Christ the King

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Homily #141123n ( 10min) Play – Father Maximilian tells us that we see in the Gospel that Christ will come and render judgement over all on the last day, but we see that judgement is rendered on how we treated Christ present in others. Father continues to emphasize that we owe Christ our full fidelity, and that we must subject the world to the Kingship of Christ, but not by politics, violence, or enthusiasm, but by prayer and acts of charity to those in need. And what is the best, quickest, and most perfect way of doing this? By going to our Queen-Mother, and she will take us to the King!
Ave Maria!
Mass: Christ the King – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 34:11-12, 15-17
Resp: psa 23:1-2, 2-3, 5, 6
2nd: 1co 15:20-26, 28
Gsp: mat 25:31-46

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Nov 23 – Homily – Fr Elias: King who Bestows Freedom

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Homily #141123b ( 16min) Play – Fr. Elias reflects on the Kinship of Christ and how those who are subject to him are truly free and will find peace. His Kingdom is already established in His Church, but will be fully established when He comes again. This kingdom is based on love and the best way to show love to God is to obey his commandments, including to feed and clothe those in need as outlined today’s Gospel with the sheep and the goats where he says to the sheep, ‘whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’
Ave Maria!
Mass: Christ the King – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 34:11-12, 15-17
Resp: psa 23:1-2, 2-3, 5, 6
2nd: 1co 15:20-26, 28
Gsp: mat 25:31-46

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Nov 21 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Why We Wear a Blue-Grey Habit

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
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Homily #141121m ( 16min) Play – Fr. Louis Maximilian gives a homily on the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the Temple, before the investiture of the Aspirants as Postulants, which ococcurred during a simple para-liturgical ceremony conducted at the conclusion of the Mass. The four new Postulants who received the blue-grey habit of our order are Matthew Geffen, Nathan Michalak, José Hernandez, and Andrew Kellogg.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: Zec 2:14-17
Resp: Luk 1:46-55
Gsp: Mat 12:46-50

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