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Homily

Aug 20 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Remember the Memorare

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
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Homily #140820 ( 06min) Play - The Memorare is a powerful prayer to Our Lady that we should pray everyday, but especially in times of trial.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bernard of Clairvaux – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 34:1-11
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Gsp: mat 20:1-16

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Aug 20 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Is God Unjust?

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
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Homily #140820n ( 05min) Play – Father Maximilian asks us whether God is unjust, and then answers, no, He is not, even if He does seem to favor some over others. In reality, He owes us nothing, has already given us all we have, and the very fact we exist is proof of His continual loving concern. Even suffering is a sign of His love, it is not so naturally, but since He became Man and suffered for us, we can find Him in the midst of our own suffering, and by accepting and embracing the cross, manifest our love for Him. He does love us, how much do we love Him in return.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bernard of Clairvaux – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 34:1-11
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Gsp: mat 20:1-16

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Aug 20 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Bernard, Dynamic Preacher of Mary

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
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Homily #140820b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, his great zeal for the faith and how he promoted devotion to Mary and even preached a Crusade.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bernard of Clairvaux – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 34:1-11
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Gsp: mat 20:1-16

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Aug 19 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Christ Became Poor to Make Us Rich

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Homily #140819n ( 12min) Play – Father goes over the readings, psalm, and antiphons of today’s liturgy, and shows how Jesus became poor for us, and by being united to Him, we become shares in the Divine Life of God, which is worth more than all the ephemeral riches of this passing world. And looking at today’s saint, St. Louis of Toulouse, we can see a man who did give up all, became poor, and shared in the self-giving of Christ, being rewarded for his labors by entering into paradise at the young age of twenty-four. Let us choose the last and lowest place, setting all aside for the sake of the Gospel, and become rich in the eyes of God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Louis of Toulouse – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 28:1-10
Resp: deu 32:26-27, 27-28, 30, 35-36
Gsp: mat 19:23-30

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Aug 18 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: To Be Perfect…

Monday, August 18th, 2014
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Homily #140818n ( 04min) Play – Fr. Maximilian tells us that in order to observe all the commandments, those directed to our fellow men and those directed to God, we must be detached from all the things of this world and, then, through prayer enter into a ever-deeper life of union with God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 24:15-24
Resp: deu 32:18-19, 20, 21
Gsp: mat 19:16-22

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Aug 17 – Homily – Fr Elias: Of Jews and Gentiles

Sunday, August 17th, 2014
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Homily #140817b ( 19min) Play - Fr. Elias on the relationship between Jews and Gentiles and how the disobedience of each leads to the obedience of each other.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 56:1, 6-7
Resp: psa 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8
2nd: rom 11:13-15, 29-32
Gsp: mat 15:21-28

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Aug 17 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Prayer: A Sign of Faith

Sunday, August 17th, 2014
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Homily #140817n ( 09min) Play – Father speaks of today’s theme, fidelity and perseverance in prayer. He tells why, sometimes, God doesn’t seem to answer our prayers, and emphasizes that God is constantly reaching out to us; the question is: are we reaching out to Him? Do we have faith in him like the Canaanite woman from today’s Gospel reading? In prayer we confess our need for God, and demonstrate our faith in Him. We can see how much the world needs prayer, Our Lady at Lourdes, Fatima, and other places has asked for prayer and penance. God is asking us, “Turn to me in persevering prayer, show Me your faith.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 56:1, 6-7
Resp: psa 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8
2nd: rom 11:13-15, 29-32
Gsp: mat 15:21-28

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Aug 16 – Homily – Fr Matthias: To Be Like Jesus–Be a Child of Mary

Saturday, August 16th, 2014
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Homily #140816n ( 04min) Play – On this Saturday morning, Fr. Matthias tells us that, while it is not absolutely necessary to have a devotion to Mary in order to be saved, it is practically necessary, because in for the life of grace to fully bloom in our hearts, we need to imitate the God-man, the source of this life, and that means imitating His filial devotion to Mary. Let us strive for this, and ask for the grace to be better Children of Mary.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Stephen of Hungary – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 18:1-10, 13, 30-32
Resp: psa 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19
Gsp: mat 19:13-15

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Aug 16 – Homily – Fr Elias: Assumed and Crowned Queen

Saturday, August 16th, 2014
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Homily #140816b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on how this time between the Assumption of Mary and her Queenship is the old octave that was dedicated to Mary and how these two feasts are connected since Mary was assumed into heaven and there crowned queen and this is because she is so closely united to Christ our King as his queen mother.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Stephen of Hungary – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 18:1-10, 13, 30-32
Resp: psa 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19
Gsp: mat 19:13-15

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Aug 15 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: The Assumption and the End of Man

Friday, August 15th, 2014
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Homily #140815n ( 05min) Play – Father Maximilian explains the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, and tells us that it points to our own destiny. Unlike Her, we are sinners, and we need to turn to Her for Her maternal prayers on our behalf. Let us offer Her everything we have, let Her ask anything from us, and then everything we have and do will be directed towards God, our final end.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 11:19, 12 1-6, 10
Resp: psa 45:10, 11, 12, 16
2nd: 1co 15:20-26
Gsp: luk 1:39-56

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Aug 15 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Assumed to be with Her Son

Friday, August 15th, 2014
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Homily #140815b ( 06min) Play - Fr. Joachim on how Mary was assumed into heaven in order to be with her Son as she was so close to Him on earth.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 11:19, 12 1-6, 10
Resp: psa 45:10, 11, 12, 16
2nd: 1co 15:20-26
Gsp: luk 1:39-56

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Aug 14 – Homily – Fr Matthias: St. Maximilian & Manly Marian Consecration

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Homily #140814n ( 10min) Play – On the Patronal Solemnity of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Father comments on the Marian Consecration taught and lived by St. Maximilian Kolbe. He reminds us of two things: firstly, Mary takes our consecration to Her seriously, and, secondly, once we make our consecration we will be expected to fulfill it, especially when it goes against our own will and self-love.  We don’t live poetry or sentimentality, to desire to “Live, work, suffer, and die for the Immaculate” is an illusion without daily application, virile commitment, heroic fidelity, and total self-sacrifice. Quoting from the “Book of Sanctification” of the Franciscans of the Immaculate, Father reads: “In the Marian Vow is found the most complete and radical offer of self to the Immaculate: She may demand “everything” from Her consecrated, ask any sacrifice and heroism, even that of being consumed as a victim of sacrifice and of immolating one’s life with the violent death of a martyr, after the example of the death of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Maximilian Kolbe – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: wis 3:1-9
Resp: psa 116:10-17
2nd: 1jo 3:13-18
Gsp: joh 15:12-17

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Aug 14 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Maximilian of our Difficult Times

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Homily #140814b ( 16min) Play – Fr. Elias explains how St. Maximilian Kolbe is the patron saint of our difficult times as he  was labeled by Pope John Paul II. He used all the modern means to spread the faith and he lived a holy life while in Poland during the invasion by Nazi Germany and was even sent to the death camp Auschwitz where he offered his life for another prisoner.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Maximilian Kolbe – Solemnity - Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 12:1-12
Resp: psa 78:56-57, 58-59, 61-62
Gsp: mat 18:21-19:1

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Aug 13 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Comments on Today’s Liturgy

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Homily #140813n ( 05min) Play – Father Maximilian comments on the Gospel reading for today, and says some words about today’s saints. We are all called to be martyrs, which means witnesses, whether it be the red martyrdom of St. Pontian, Hippolytus, and the Christians suffering in Iraq, or the white martyrdom of daily fidelity to God’s will.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Pontian and Hippolytus – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 9:1-7; 10:18-22
Resp: psa 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mat 18:15-20

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Aug 13 – Homily – Fr Joachim: The Sign of the Cross

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Homily #140813b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joachim underscores the need to have the sign of the Cross in order to be counted among Jesus’ elect.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Pontian and Hippolytus – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 9:1-7; 10:18-22
Resp: psa 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mat 18:15-20

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