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Homily

Jan 27 – Homily – Fr Alan: Who are my Mother and Brothers

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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Homily #150127b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Alan connects the life of St. Angela Merici to the readings today which tell us that true sacrifice is obedience to God’s will. This is what brings us into God’s family and sometimes God calls us to forsake our natural families and embrace consecrated virginity for the sake of the kingdom of God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Angela Merici – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 10:1-10
Resp: psa 40:2, 4, 7-8, 10, 11
Gsp: mar 3:31-35

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Jan 26 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Desiring a Noble Task

Monday, January 26th, 2015
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Homily #150126n ( 08min) Play – Father tells us that, as St. Paul tells St. Timothy in 1 Tim. 3:1, “whoever aspires to the office of bishop desires a noble task.” However, he is not speaking of the honor of being a bishop, but of the high level of responsibility, the great personal cost, and the promise of suffering and persecution. We must remember that in those times, and today in many places of the world, to be a bishop is to be a martyr, for persecutions start by striking at the hierarchy of the Church. We must pray for our bishops that they be faithful to their noble task, even at the cost of their own blood.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Timothy and Titus – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 9:15, 24-28
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mar 3:22-30

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Jan 26 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Stir Into Flame

Monday, January 26th, 2015
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Homily #150126 ( 05min) Play – St. Paul reminds St. Timothy of something that applies to all of us, namely, that we must continually stir up the flame of the grace received from God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Timothy and Titus – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 9:15, 24-28
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mar 3:22-30

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Jan 26 – Homily – Fr Elias: Timothy, Titus and the Apostolic Church

Monday, January 26th, 2015
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Homily #150126b ( 11min) Play – Timothy and Titus were consecrated as bishops by Paul in the early apostolic period of the Church. Fr. Elias explains how this highlights the apostolic succession of Catholic bishops back to the original twelve and that his is the basis for the authority of the bishops and the whole hierarchy in the Church.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Timothy and Titus – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 9:15, 24-28
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mar 3:22-30

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Jan 25 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Catechism on the Church

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
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Homily #150125n ( 22min) Play – Father takes the time to comment on the Church, pulling from Scripture, the Catechism, and recent comments from Pope Francis. He tells us that the world was created for the Church, that one cannot be fully Christian outside of the Catholic Church, that God desires all Christians to live in unity of faith, sacraments, and governance under the maternal care of the Catholic Church, which finds its principle, as St. Therese teaches us, in Charity. Finally, he stressed that the Church is made visible not in buildings but in our lives, and we must testify to it by living the Love of Christ, even our enemies. And the best way to do this is to place ourselves fully under the care of the Immaculate Virgin and allow her to form us into true children of the Church.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jon 3:1-5, 10
Resp: psa 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 1co 7:29-31
Gsp: mar 1:14-20

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Jan 25 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The World is Passing Away

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
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Homily #150125 ( 16min) Play – Given the vanity of all things, everyone who can, should abandon the world and become a religious.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jon 3:1-5, 10
Resp: psa 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 1co 7:29-31
Gsp: mar 1:14-20

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Jan 25 – Homily – Fr Elias: Prophet Sunday

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
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Homily #150125b ( 20min) Play – Fr. Elias dubs this day, “Prophet Sunday” because all three readings refer to the prophetic message to repent because the end is near. Father focuses on the fact that the people of Nineveh who did not have the benefit of the Old Testament were quicker to respond to Jonas than Jesus’ own people were to His message. Father exhorts us who have the benefit of the Old and New Testament to be open to continual conversion and to prompt response to God’s  holy will.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jon 3:1-5, 10
Resp: psa 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 1co 7:29-31
Gsp: mar 1:14-20

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Jan 24 – Homily – Fr Elias: St Francis de Sales, Devout Missionary

Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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Homily #150124b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Francis de Sales and how he promoted the devout life among his flock and in so doing was an effective missionary to the Calvinists in Switzerland.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Francis de Sales – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 2nd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 9:2-3, 11-14
Resp: psa 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: mar 3:20-21

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Jan 18 – Homily – Fr Mahan: God’s Personal Call

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150118j ( 13min) Play – Each one of us is called to be a follower of Jesus in a particular state in life. A personal relationship with the Lord is all about receiving and giving; and just as He is there for us, we are called to be there for Him.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1sa 3:3-10, 19
Resp: psa 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10
2nd: 1co 6:13-15, 17-20
Gsp: joh 1:35-42

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Jan 23 – Homily – Fr Elias: Mary and Joseph Model of Marriage

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150123b ( 12min) Play – On this day the Franciscans of the Immaculate celebrate the espousal of Mary and Joseph. Fr. Elias points out how the marriage of Mary and Joseph was a true marriage even though it involved a vow of virginity. Further, it is the model of all marriages based on the complete, sacrificial giving of themselves to each other in conformity with God’s plans and achieved with His grace.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Espousal of BVM with Joseph (Alt) – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: pro 8:22-3
Resp: psa 45:11-12, 14-15, 16-17, 18
Gsp: mat 1:18-23

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Jan 22 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Pray for Legal Protection of Unborn

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150122 ( 05min) Play – Today, in America, there is no legal protection of unborn children!?
Ave Maria!
Mass: Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: heb 7:25-86
Resp: psa 40:7-8, 8-9, 10, 17
Gsp: mar 3:7-12

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Jan 18 – Homily – Fr Tito: Rebels For Truth

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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Homily #150118t ( 09min) Play – We Christians rebel against the rebellion of the Prince of this World.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1sa 3:3-10, 19
Resp: psa 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10
2nd: 1co 6:13-15, 17-20
Gsp: joh 1:35-42

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Jan 11 – Homily – Fr Tito: Baptism of Our Lord

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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Homily #150111t ( 07min) Play – In this homily Fr. Tito explains what is happening here at our Lord’s baptism what is happening at our baptism.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Baptism of the Lord – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 42:1-4, 6-7
Resp: psa 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10
2nd: act 10:34-38
Gsp: mar 1:7-11

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Jan 21 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Meekness Overcomes Anger

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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Homily #150121 ( 04min) Play – Anger often leads to a lack of charity and self-control, but meekness overcomes anger in ourselves and others.
Ave Maria!

Mass: St. Agnes – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 2nd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 7:1-3, 15-17
Resp: psa 110:1, 2, 3, 4
Gsp: mar 3:1-6

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Jan 21 – Homily – Fr Elias: Witness to Virginity and Christianity

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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Homily #150121b ( 07min) Play – St. Agnes was a young virgin and martyr during the Roman persecutions. Listen as Fr. Elias explains how her martyrdom at such a tender age gave witness both to the value of consecrated virginity and to the truth of the Christian faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Agnes – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 2nd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 7:1-3, 15-17
Resp: psa 110:1, 2, 3, 4
Gsp: mar 3:1-6

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