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Homily

Apr 27 – Homily – Fr Alan: Our Lady of Good Counsel

Monday, April 27th, 2015
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Homily #150427b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Alan on the importance of the gift of counsel and why Our Lady is Mother of Good Counsel and how this relates to the Franciscans of the Immaculate.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The BVM, Mother of Good Counsel – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 9:1-3, 5-6
Resp: sir 14:20, 21-23, 23-25, 26-27
Gsp: joh 2:1-11

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Apr 26 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Follow the Good Shepherd

Sunday, April 26th, 2015
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Homily #150426 ( 10min) Play – Don’t get pulled away by the lures of the world, but focus on Jesus, the Good Shepherd.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 4th Week of Easter – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 4:8-12
Resp: psa 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 21, 29
2nd: 1jo 3:1-2
Gsp: joh 10:11-18

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Apr 26 – Homily – Fr Alan: True and Good Shepherd

Sunday, April 26th, 2015
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Homily #150426b ( 19min) Play – Fr. Alan on what makes a good shepherd and a good sheep. Jesus the Good Shepherd knows his sheep and his sheep know Him. Father compares this to swould-be shepherds, particularly the secular world that increasingly claims the right to be the arbiters of moral correctness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 4th Week of Easter – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 4:8-12
Resp: psa 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 21, 29
2nd: 1jo 3:1-2
Gsp: joh 10:11-18

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Apr 25 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Mark, Evangelist

Saturday, April 25th, 2015
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Homily #150425 ( 05min) Play – This disciple of St. Peter, after writing his Gospel in Rome around 49 AD, was sent by the Prince of the Apostles to be the first bishop of Alexandria, Egypt.  The fruits of his labors, holiness and miracles were later seen in the Egyptian martyrs and the ascetics like St. Paul the Hermit and St. Anthony the Great.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Mark the Evangelist – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1pe 5:5-14
Resp: psa 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17
Gsp: mar 16:15-20

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Apr 25 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Mark, Persevering Evangelist

Saturday, April 25th, 2015
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Homily #150425b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Alan on the life o f St Mark the Evangelist and how he exemplified the virtue of perseverance in difficult times and even in the face of difficulties with other Apostles.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Mark the Evangelist – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1pe 5:5-14
Resp: psa 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17
Gsp: mar 16:15-20

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Apr 24 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen

Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Homily #150424 ( 07min) Play – In order to be saved, we must acknowledge Christ before men, then he will acknowledge us before His Father in Heaven.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 3rd Week of Easter
1st: act 9:1-20
Resp: psa 117:1, 2
Gsp: joh 6:52-59

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Apr 24 – Homily – Fr Elias: Faithful Priest and Martyr

Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Homily #150424b ( 11min) Play – Fr Elias on life of St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, a Franciscan priest and Martyr who evangelized the Calvinists in Switzerland. Fidelis means faithful and Father emphasizes this aspect of this priest’s holiness and exhorts all Catholics to follow his examples and spread the faith even in difficult times.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 3:7-8, 10-12
Resp: psa 119:137-144
2nd: 2ti 2:8-13, 3:10-12
Gsp: joh 10:11-16

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Apr 23 – Homily – Fr Alan: Universal Salvation in Christ

Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Homily #150423b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Alan on how God calls all to salvation through Jesus Christ our one unique mediator. He compares this to the popular idea that there are many ways to salvation apart from Christ.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Giles of Assisi – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 3rd Week of Easter
1st: act 8:26-40
Resp: psa 66:8-9, 16-17, 20
Gsp: joh 6:44-51

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Apr 23 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Bl. Giles of Assisi

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150423 ( 02min) Play – Bl. Giles considered it a great thing to live in religious life and to persevere in it devoutly and conscientiously till death.  He did just that for the span of 53 yrs.  May we do the same.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Giles of Assisi – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 3rd Week of Easter
1st: act 8:26-40
Resp: psa 66:8-9, 16-17, 20
Gsp: joh 6:44-51

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Apr 22 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: More Than Theology & Philosophy

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150422 ( 03min) Play – A young friar once asked Padre Pio what his thoughts were regarding Our Lady and Padre Pio responded, “She is worth more than theology and philosophy.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 3rd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 8:1-8
Resp: psa 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: joh 6:35-40

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Apr 22 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: Persecution of the Early Church

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150422l ( 05min) Play – Saul persecuted the early Church like a ravenous wolf. It seemed like the Church wouldn’t survive – but of course it did…
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 3rd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 8:1-8
Resp: psa 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: joh 6:35-40

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Apr 22 – Homily – Fr Alan: Belief in the Eucharist

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150422b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Alan on the importance of the Eucharist and how we must believe in His presence in this sacrament in order to be worthy to receive communion and even to be His disciple.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 3rd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 8:1-8
Resp: psa 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: joh 6:35-40

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Apr 21 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.”

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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Homily #150421l ( 06min) Play – St. Stephen is a model for us in how to deal with persecution – we must desire the Glory of God and the good of souls.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Anselm of Canterbury – Opt Mem – Form: OF
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Apr 21 – Homily – Fr Alan: I am the Bread of Life

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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Homily #150421b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Alan on how Our Lord is the bread of life based on His discourse in the Gospel of John.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 3rd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 7:51-8:1
Resp: psa 31:3-4, 6, 7, 8, 17, 21
Gsp: joh 6:30-35

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Apr 20 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: St. Stephen: Protomartyr

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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Homily #150420l ( 08min) Play – The Wisdom and the Spirit with which he (St. Stephen) spoke won them over to God. Wisdom is a gift of the Holy Spirit.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 3rd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 6:8-15
Resp: psa 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30
Gsp: joh 6:22-29

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