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Homily

Aug 31 – Homily – Fr Tito: It’s Not Enough to Know the Truth

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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Homily #140831t ( 06min) Play – Knowing the truth must be lived out by doing the will of God, that is in carrying the cross that Christ has chosen for us.

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 24 – Homily – Fr Tito: The Papacy is The Map and Compass

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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Homily #140824t ( 07min) Play – Christ has given us a Church placed in the infalible hands of Peter, infallible in faith and morals.

Ave Maria!
Mass: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 22:15, 19-23
Resp: psa 138:1-2, 2-3, 6, 8
2nd: rom 11:33-36
Gsp: mat 16:13-20

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Sep 02 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Spiritual Battles

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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Homily #140902b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Joachim reflects on the nature of our spiritual battles today based on the example of the Franciscan martyrs of the French Revolution and what resources and strategies we have to continue our advance toward Heaven.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bls. Apollinaris of Posat, John Francis Burte, Severin Girault and companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 2:10-16
Resp: psa 145:8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 13-14
Gsp: luk 4:31-37

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Sep 01 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St. Joseph, Holy Worker

Monday, September 1st, 2014
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Homily #140901b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Elias on Labor Day celebrates a votive Mass of St. Joseph the Worker and explains how both Capitalism and Communism reduce the worker to a mere unit of production and dehumanizes society and makes it less family oriented. By refocusing on the dignity of human labor we can counteract this trend and bring our society closer to God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Beatrice of Silva – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 2:1-5
Resp: psa 119:97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102
Gsp: luk 4:16-30

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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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