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Homily

Aug 31 – Homily – Fr Elias: I Allowed Myself to be Duped

Sunday, August 31st, 2014
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Homily #140831b ( 11min) Play - Fr. Joachim reflects on the verse from the first reading in Jeremiah, “I have been duped, and I have let myself be duped.” to understand the difficulties of the spiritual life and how we must unlearn much of what the world has convinced us is so important. We are to change the world by our example not the other way around.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jer 20:7-9
Resp: psa 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9
2nd: rom 12:1-2
Gsp: mat 16:21-27

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Aug 30 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Mary is Our Mother

Saturday, August 30th, 2014
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Homily #140830 ( 05min) Play – Mary is Our Mother and just as Our Lady was active in everything Jesus did, so should we allow Her to be an active Mother in everything we do.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The BVM, Image and Mother of the Church, I – Opt Mem – Form: OF
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Aug 29 – Homily – Fr Matthias: The Example of the Martyrs

Friday, August 29th, 2014
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Homily #140829n ( 15min) Play – Father Matthias comments that today’s liturgy calls martyrdom a “privilege.” He comments on the continuing horrors in the Middle East, its potential to spread to the West, and the place of violence in Islamic theology and history. We must look to the example of constancy that our brothers in the Middle East are giving, and strive to spiritual prepare for the possibility of being asked to do the same. Finally, let us have recourse to the Rosary, for “Rosary Crusades” have proved themselves as a decisive weapon in the fight against the forces of darkness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Beheading of St. John the Baptist – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 21st Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 1:17-25
Resp: psa 33:1-2, 4-5, 10, 11
Gsp: mat 25:1-13

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Aug 29 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Call to Martyrdom

Friday, August 29th, 2014
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Homily #140829 ( 08min) Play - St. John was always conformed to Christ and the mission God gave him. He spoke the truth and it cost him his life. We are all called to be prophets like him, bearing witness to Jesus, even if to martyrdom.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Beheading of St. John the Baptist – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jer 1:17-19
Resp: psa 71:1-6, 15, 16
Gsp: mar 6:17-29

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Aug 29 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St John, Precursor to the Messiah

Friday, August 29th, 2014
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Homily #140829b ( 00min) Play – Fr. Joachim preaches on the life and death of St John the Baptists who was killed by King Herod Antipas. He was the precursor to Jesus the Messiah, pointing out the way toward him.

Ave Maria!

Mass: The Beheading of St. John the Baptist – Mem – Form: OF

Readings:
1st: jer 1:17-19
Resp: psa 71:1-6, 15, 16
Gsp: mar 6:17-29

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Aug 03 – Homily – Fr Tito: Hungry People

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Homily #140803t ( 07min) Play – In Christ you will be satisfied, in Christ only is there an endless fountain.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 55:1-3
Resp: psa 145:8-9, 15-16, 17-18
2nd: rom 8:35, 37-39
Gsp: mat 14:13-21

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Aug 28 – Homily – Fr Benedict: The Fellowship of Jesus in the Footsteps of St. Augustine

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Homily #140828 ( 11min) Play - Jesus became Incarnate to give us communion with the Father.  St. Augustine’s brilliant life traces out for us, even today, how we, too, may enter into the most profound fellowship with Christ.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Augustine of Hippo – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 21st Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 1:1-9
Resp: psa 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: mat 24:42-51

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Aug 28 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Prepare for the Master’s Coming

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Homily #140828n ( 07min) Play – Fr. Maximilian comments on the words of Our Lord in today’s Gospel, reminding us to “be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” In order to do this, Father presents the example of today’s Saint, St. Augustine, who sought the truth all his life and was, by grace, lead to give up his sins and become a great saint. May we, with the enabling action of grace, give up our sins and become great saints, lest the Master come, and cast us “where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Augustine of Hippo – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 21st Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 1:1-9
Resp: psa 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: mat 24:42-51

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Aug 28 – Homily – Fr Elias: Augustine: Patron Saint of Wayward Souls

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Homily #140828b ( 08min) Play - Fr. Elias gives an account of the life of St. Augustine and points out how he lived a very wayward life until his conversion and so is a great sign of hope that even a great sinner can become a great saint.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Augustine of Hippo – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 21st Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 1:1-9
Resp: psa 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: mat 24:42-51

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Aug 27 – Homily – Fr Dominic: St. Monica, Patron of Mothers

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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Homily #140827 ( 06min) Play - St. Monica teaches us the value of praying not just for ourselves but especially for the conversion and sanctification of others.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Monica – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 21st Week in Ordinary Time
1st:  sir 26:1-4, 13-16
Resp: psa 128:1-2, 4-5
Gsp: mat 23:27-32

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Aug 27 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St Monica, Prayers and Patience

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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Homily #140827b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the life of St Monica that was so focused on the conversion of her pagan family including her son Augustine. All of them converted and Augustine went on to be a Bishop, a major force for Christianity and a saint and Father of the Church. Father relates this to modern family situations in our pluralized society and exhorts us to follow her example of prayer and patience.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Monica – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 21st Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 2th 3:6-10, 16-18
Resp: psa 128:1-2, 4-5
Gsp: mat 23:27-32

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Aug 26 – Homily – Fr Angelo: What is Perfect Joy?

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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Homily #140826 ( 14min) Play - Jesus speaks to us of supernatural charity and that the fruit of this love is joy. On this feast of the Seven Joys of Our Lady, Father Angelo explains what perfect joy is.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Seven Joys of the BVM – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: son 2:1-14
2nd: eph 0:00
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Aug 26 – Homily – Fr Matthias: The Rosary of the 7 Joys of Mary

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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Homily #140826n ( 08min) Play – Father Matthias speaks of the history of the Rosary of the Seven Joys of Mary, also called the Franciscan Crown, focusing on its origin and on its recent developments such as the renewal of the indulgence at the request of the FI and the slightly different form it was given by the Church with the new indulgence. Father tells us that Mary is, as we call her, the Cause of Our Joy, but She wants us to be a cause of joy to Her by imitating Her, sharing in Her Joy, turning from sin, and loving her Son and Lord, Jesus, as She did.

NB: The FI publish a book with information and meditations on the Rosaries of the 7 Joys, 7 Sorrows, and 7 Glories of the Blessed Virgin: http://bit.ly/ThreeCrownsBook

Ave Maria!
Mass: Seven Joys of the BVM (Alt) – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: son 2:1-14
Resp: 1sa 2:1-5, 6-7
Gsp: luk 1:39-56

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Aug 25 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Dedication of the Church

Monday, August 25th, 2014
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Homily #140825 ( 07min) Play - Upon entering the church, we should sense that we are in the consoling presence of Our Lady, in Her embrace, in Her womb with Jesus.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Common of the Anniversary of the Dedication of a Church - Form: OF
Readings:
1st: 1 Kings 8:22-23, 27-30
Resp: 1 Chron 29:10, 11abc, 11d-12a, 12bcd
2nd:  Heb 12:18-19, 22-24
Alleluia: 2 Chron 7:16
Gsp: John 2:13-22

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Aug 25 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: First the Soul

Monday, August 25th, 2014
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Homily #140825n ( 05min) Play – Father Maximilian contrasts the Pharisees condemned by Our Lord in today’s reading with today’s Saint, the great King St. Louis IX, who didn’t stop at appearances, but first considered his soul and the souls of his people, allowing the Gospel to transform his entire life.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Louis IX – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 21st Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 2th 1:1-5, 11-12
Resp: psa 96:1-2, 2-3, 4-5
Gsp: mat 23:13-22

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