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Homily

Jul 07 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Pray to the Harvest Master

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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Homily #150707 ( 04min) Play – In today’s Gospel, Our Lord tells us that the harvest is great, but the laborers are few and that we must ask Him to send laborers.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 14th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 32:23-33
Resp: psa 17:1, 2-3, 6-7, 8, 15
Gsp: mat 9:32-38

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Jul 06 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Maria Goretti

Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Homily #150706 ( 07min) Play – Ven. Pius XII, drawing from the life and martyrdom of St. Maria Goretti, has good counsel for parents, youth and all Christians in general.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Maria Goretti – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 28:10-22
Resp: psa 91:1-2, 3-4, 14-15
Gsp: mat 9:18-26

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Jul 05 – Homily – Fr Matthias: The Vocation to the Hidden Life

Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Homily #150705n ( 13min) Play – Father first speaks of the Perpetual Virginity of Our Lady, showing that the “brothers and sisters” the Gospel passage speaks of were not fellow children of Mary, but that “brothers and sisters” is a Hebrewism used for describing relatives. Once he has clarified that, he comments on the humility of the hidden life of Our Lord, and how it scandalized the people from His hometown when He manifested who He was. They were expecting a mighty Messiah, a victor that would subject the Gentiles, but instead they got the carpenter, the Son of Mary. Father tells us that many of us are called to imitate Our Lord not in His public ministry, but in His hidden life. Let us embrace this vocation.

Ave Maria!
Mass: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 2:2-5
Resp: psa 123:1-2, 2, 3-4
2nd: 2co 12:7-10
Gsp: mar 6:1-6

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Jul 06 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Maria Goretti and Alessandro Serenelli

Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Homily #150706n ( 00min) Play – Father briefly recounts the story of Maria Goretti, but puts his focus on what happened afterwards to Alessandro Serenelli, her murderer. He reads a letter Alessandro wrote near the end of his life where he warns youth to be careful about the path they choose for themselves in life.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Maria Goretti – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 28:10-22
Resp: psa 91:1-2, 3-4, 14-15
Gsp: mat 9:18-26

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Jul 06 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Maria Goretti, Witness to Purity

Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Homily #150706b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Alan on the heroic death of St. Maria Goretti who witnessed to the importance of preserving her purity and concern for the salvation of others even those who are intending to do her great harm and forgiving him after that harm is done. Father exhorts us to follow her example.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Maria Goretti – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 28:10-22
Resp: psa 91:1-2, 3-4, 14-15
Gsp: mat 9:18-26

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Jul 05 – Homily – Fr Andre: The woman’s role in forming the man

Sunday, July 5th, 2015
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Homily #150705a ( 10min) Play – This is a reflection given by Fr. Andre M. Feain on the readings for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, July 5th 2015. The congregation was blessed by the attendance of some teenage altar servers from a parish in the southern suburbs of Perth, making a retreat at our facilities in Toodyay.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 2:2-5
Resp: psa 123:1-2, 2, 3-4
2nd: 2co 12:7-10
Gsp: mar 6:1-6

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Jul 05 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Humble Faith

Sunday, July 5th, 2015
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Homily #150705 ( 10min) Play – Today’s readings teach us about sanctity in everyday life and the need for a humble Faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 2:2-5
Resp: psa 123:1-2, 2, 3-4
2nd: 2co 12:7-10
Gsp: mar 6:1-6

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Jul 04 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: The Children of Mary Receive God’s Blessing

Saturday, July 4th, 2015
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Homily #150704m ( 18min) Play – God the Father blesses as His sons (and daughters) only those who, like his Son Jesus, live as children of Mary, their Most Holy Mother. God recognizes them as His sons (and daughters) through the grace of adoption not because of their own merits but because they have been clothed with the merits of Jesus and Mary. The way to win our Father’s Heart is through humble submission and obedience to Mary, His Son’s Mother and ours. However, we must always remember that in accepting Mary as Our Mother and consecrating ourselves entirely to her, we are also accepting the reality that our trials and sufferings are sure to intensify, because Satan has a special hatred for Mary and those who are her children. Although in the eyes of the world the children of Mary seem to be lost and confused amidst their trials and sufferings, in the eyes of God they are most blessed and will be constantly supported by their Mother.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Immaculate Heart of Mary (Opt 2) – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jth 13:17-20; 15:9
Resp: luk 1:446-48a, 48b-49, 50-51, 52-53, 5455
Gsp: luk 2:46-51

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Jul 04 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Analogy of the Bridegroom

Saturday, July 4th, 2015
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Homily #150704n ( 04min) Play – Father Maximilian speaks on the analogy Our Lord uses in today’s Gospel reading, the analogy of the Bridegroom.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Elizabeth of Portugal – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 13th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 27:1-5, 15-29
Resp: psa 135:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mat 9:14-17

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Jul 04 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Our Lady of Refuge

Saturday, July 4th, 2015
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Homily #150704b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane on  the Biblical and historical significance of Our Lady of Refuge who is patroness of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Refuge whose sisters help staff the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center. Father also mentions St. Elizabeth of Portugal, and St. Giorgio Frassati whose feasts are today and to pray for our nation on Independence Day.
Ave Maria!

Readings: 
1st: gen 3:9-15, 20
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 3-4
2nd: eph 1:3-6, 11-12
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Jul 04 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Pray For Our Country

Saturday, July 4th, 2015
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Homily #150704 ( 05min) Play – We pray that Our Lady Help of Christians may help to inspire and guide our country.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 13th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 27:1-5, 15-29
Resp: psa 135:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mat 9:14-17

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Jul 01 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: The Most Precious Blood of Jesus

Saturday, July 4th, 2015
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Homily #150701m ( 20min) Play – In today’s homily, Fr. Louis Maximilian compares the animal sacrifices of the Old Testament with the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross in the New Testament. The spilling of blood of the animals was not efficacious in and of itself in forgiving the sins of the people, but only in view of the Most Precious Blood of Christ shed during his passion and death.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Feast of the Most Precious Blood – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: heb 9:11-15
Gsp: joh 19:30-35

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Jul 03 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Believe, Understand, and Practice

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

 

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Homily #150703n ( 06min) Play – Father gives us some insights from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI about St. Thomas, who moved from doubting Thomas to believing Thomas. Let us listen to these words, and be willing to be wounded for Him who was wounded for us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Thomas the Apostle – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 2:19-22
Resp: psa 117:1, 2
Gsp: joh 20:24-29

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Jul 03 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Believing Without Seeing

Friday, July 3rd, 2015
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Homily #150703 ( 04min) Play – All of us are “they who have not seen, but believe.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Thomas the Apostle – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 2:19-22
Resp: psa 117:1, 2
Gsp: joh 20:24-29

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Jul 03 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Thomas, from Doubt to Faith

Friday, July 3rd, 2015
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Homily #150703b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Alan on the how the doubt of Thomas turned into faith and how reflecting on this helps us to get past our own moments of doubt.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Thomas the Apostle – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 2:19-22
Resp: psa 117:1, 2
Gsp: joh 20:24-29

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