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May 29 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Miracles Through Mary

Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Homily #150529n ( 08min) Play – Father Matthias tells us God works miracles and prodigies in order to strengthen our faith, and He especially delights in working them through the Virgin Mary. In particular, he relates a miraculous healing involving the Miraculous Medal from Servant of God John Hardon.

To read the original account from Fr. Hardon: http://www.therealpresence.org/archives/Miracles/Miracles_002.htm .
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 8th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 44:1, 9-13
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: mar 11:11-26

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May 29 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Take Care of Your Temple

Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Homily #150529 ( 03min) Play – Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, take care of its needs.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 8th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 44:1, 9-13
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: mar 11:11-26

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May 29 – Homily – Fr Elias: Love the Essence of the Law

Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Homily #150529b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias preaches on the essence of religious law, that it is to foster our love of God and neighbor and to wean ourselves away from inordinate self-love. This explains Jesus’ constant opposition to the Pharisees, exemplified in today’s Gospel with the expelling of the money changers from the temple, who turned the religious law into a means of dishonest self-enrichment.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 8th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 44:1, 9-13
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: mar 11:11-26

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May 28 – Homily – Fr Joachim: The Lily of Quito

Thursday, May 28th, 2015
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Homily #150528n ( 09min) Play – Father gives us an overview of the life of St. Mariana of Jesus de Paredes, also known as the Lily of Quito. Her life of continual prayer, penance, and self-sacrifice culminated when she offered herself in reparation for the sins of the city, and her offering was accepted. Father also quotes from the Pope Pius XII’s homily at her canonization, telling us of the importance of penance and mortification.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Mariana of Jesus de Paredes – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 8th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: sir 42:15-25
Resp: psa 33:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: mar 10:46-52

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May 28 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: God the Almighty

Thursday, May 28th, 2015
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Homily #150528 ( 04min) Play – Today’s reading from Sirach contemplates the works of God that were brought into being by His word.  In the Gospel, this same God heals a man from blindness through the power of His word.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Mariana of Jesus de Paredes – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 8th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: sir 42:15-25
Resp: psa 33:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: mar 10:46-52

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May 28 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Mariana, Happy and Holy

Thursday, May 28th, 2015
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Homily #150528b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Alan on the life of St. Mariana of Jesus de Paredes, a third order Franciscan who lived in Quito in modern day Ecuador. He explains how her recollected life led to great holiness and a great appreciation for the gifts God gives and this leads to happiness in this world and the next.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Mariana of Jesus de Paredes – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 8th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: sir 42:15-25
Resp: psa 33:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: mar 10:46-52

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May 27 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Evangelize by Your Life

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
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Homily #150527n ( 06min) Play – Father reflects on the themes of today’s liturgy, and speaks of today’s saint, a missionary bishop and the father of the Church in England, telling us that we too are called to be missionaries, evangelizing by the holiness of our lives.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Augustine of Canterbury – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 8th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: sir 36:5-6, 10-17
Resp: psa 79:8, 9, 11, 13
Gsp: mar 10:32-45

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May 27 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Augustine of Canterbury

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
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Homily #150527 ( 08min) Play – The life of the Apostle of England teaches us to obey the will of God even in the face of difficulties and to trust that God will enable our efforts to bear fruit.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Augustine of Canterbury – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 8th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: sir 36:5-6, 10-17
Resp: psa 79:8, 9, 11, 13
Gsp: mar 10:32-45

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May 27 – Homily – Fr Elias: St Augustine, Missionary to England

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
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Homily #150527b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Augustine of Canterbury a Benedictine Monk sent by St. Pope Gregory the Great to reconvert the English to Christianity as it had become pagan after the fall of the Roman Empire and the barbarian invasions. We look forward to yet another return to Christianity of Britain.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Augustine of Canterbury – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 8th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: sir 36:5-6, 10-17
Resp: psa 79:8, 9, 11, 13
Gsp: mar 10:32-45

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May 26 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The Hundred Fold Recompense

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Homily #150526 ( 05min) Play – For those who have left everything for the sake of the Gospel and to follow Christ more closely, Our Lord promises a hundred fold in return… and persecutions.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Philip Neri – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 8th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: sir 35:1-12
Resp: psa 50:5-6, 7-8, 14, 23
Gsp: mar 10:28-31

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May 26 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Philip Neri for Troubled Times

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Homily #150526b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Alan on the life of St. Philip Neri who used a positive approach to address the many troubles of his times brought on by the Renaissance and the reactionary Protestant Reformation. He encouraged all the good elements of the Renaissance, redirecting it in a more constructive direction and fostering a solid program for teaching the truths of the Catholic faith to combat Protestantism.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Philip Neri – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 8th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: sir 35:1-12
Resp: psa 50:5-6, 7-8, 14, 23
Gsp: mar 10:28-31

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May 25 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Suffering as a Grace

Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Homily #150525n ( 06min) Play – Today we honor St. Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi, a Carmelite saint, and highlights her as an example of the role of suffering in the Christian life.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 8th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: sir 17:19-27
Resp: psa 32:1-2, 5, 6, 7
Gsp: mar 10:17-27

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May 25 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Rich Young Man

Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Homily #150525 ( 06min) Play – In today’s Gospel, the rich, young man becomes the sad, young man because he was not disposed to fulfill Our Lord’s will, cost what it may.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 8th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: sir 17:19-27
Resp: psa 32:1-2, 5, 6, 7
Gsp: mar 10:17-27

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May 24 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Pentecost

Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Homily #150524 ( 10min) Play – Our Lady is at the center of the cenacle upon which the Holy Spirit, Her Spouse, descends.  May She intercede for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our own hearts, so that we may not live according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit and inherit the kingdom of God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Pentecost Sunday – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 2:1-11
Resp: psa 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34
2nd: 1co 12:3-7, 12-13
Gsp: joh 20:19-23

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May 24 – Homily – Fr Giles: I have overcome the world

Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Homily #150524a ( 11min) Play – This is a reflection given by Fr. Giles M. Atherton on the readings for Pentecost Sunday, May 24th 2015.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Pentecost Sunday – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 2:1-11
Resp: psa 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34
2nd: 1co 12:3-7, 12-13
Gsp: joh 20:19-23

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