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Homily

Jul 30 – Homily – Fr Dominic: God Lives in the Church

Thursday, July 30th, 2015
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Homily #150730 ( 03min) Play – The Church is where God actually dwells, like when He was with the Israelites in the desert. It is where Jesus lives in the tabernacle and waits to dwell in our hearts.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Peter Chrysologus – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 17th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: exo 40:16-21, 34-38
Resp: psa 84:3, 4, 5-6, 8, 11
Gsp: mat 13:47-53

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Jul 29 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: It is Worth Everything

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
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Homily #150729n ( 04min) Play – The Kingdom of Heaven is worth every work, sacrifice and suffering we are called to. It takes everything, this one thing only is necessary. And is it through this sacrifice, being “violent” to our self-centeredness and passions, that we grow closer to God, preparing for the day we will be called to spend eternity with Him in heaven.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Martha, 2nd Option – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 17th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: exo 34:29-35
Resp: psa 99:5, 6, 7, 9
Gsp: mat 13:44-46

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Jul 29 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Martha and Diligence

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
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Homily #150729 ( 05min) Play – Whether in work or prayer, we strive to do it with diligence for the love of God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Martha, 2nd Option – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 17th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: exo 34:29-35
Resp: psa 99:5, 6, 7, 9
Gsp: mat 13:44-46

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Jul 29 – Homily – Fr Alan: Martha and Mary

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
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Homily #150729b ( 08min) Play – On the feast day of St. Martha, Fr. Alan compares and contrast St. Martha and St. Mary her sister and how sanctity is achieved in different people with their different temperament. Father exhorts us to see Christ in all of us especially those wit whom we are most familiar.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Martha, 2nd Option – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
Gsp: luk 10:38-42

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Jul 28 – Homily – Fr Alan: The Great Gift of Life

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
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Homily #150728b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Alan discusses great gift of life and to meditate on this and be grateful for this gift as the most appropriate and needed response to the anti-life forces that are epitomized by Planned Parenthood which was brought into relief by the recent revelations.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 17th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: exo 33:7-11, 34:5-9, 28
Resp: psa 103:6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13
Gsp: mat 13:35-43

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Jul 27 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Penance or Hell

Monday, July 27th, 2015
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Homily #150727n ( 04min) Play – Blessed Mary Magdalene of Martinengo was a noble woman who became a Poor Clare at seventeen. However, even as a child she delighted in penance and austerity out of love for Jesus. Jesus tells us that we cannot expect to save our souls unless we do penance in this life (Luke 13:3). As it said above the front door of the friary where Padre Pio did his novitiate: Penance or Hell.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Mary Magdalene of Martinengo – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 17th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: exo 32:15-24, 30-34
Resp: psa 106:19-20, 21-22, 23
Gsp: mat 13:31-35

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Jul 27 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Pray and Love God

Monday, July 27th, 2015
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Homily #150727 ( 03min) Play – Through prayer, our love for God grows so that we can better serve Him.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Mary Magdalene of Martinengo – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 17th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: exo 32:15-24, 30-34
Resp: psa 106:19-20, 21-22, 23
Gsp: mat 13:31-35

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Jul 27 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Bl. Mary Magdalene of Martinengo

Monday, July 27th, 2015
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Homily #150727b ( 03min) Play – Fr. Joseph on the life of Bl. Mary Magdalene of Martinengo.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Mary Magdalene of Martinengo – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 17th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: exo 32:15-24, 30-34
Resp: psa 106:19-20, 21-22, 23
Gsp: mat 13:31-35

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Jul 26 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Hunger For The Eucharist

Sunday, July 26th, 2015
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Homily #150726 ( 13min) Play – Almighty God is there to provide for all of our needs, body and soul, in abundance.  We should cultivate within ourselves a hunger for the Eucharist, source of grace for our souls.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ki 4:42-44
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 15-16, 17-18
2nd: eph 4:1-6
Gsp: joh 6:1-15

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Jul 26 – Homily – Fr Matthias: The Eucharist and Practical Comments

Sunday, July 26th, 2015
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Homily #150726n ( 17min) Play – Today’s Gospel reading is a prefigurement of the Eucharist, Father Matthias tells us. Our Lord taught that He is really present in the Eucharist, and didn’t back down when challenged. Likewise, the Church has never backed down on her teaching of transubstantiation, that after the consecration, only the appearance and physical attributes of the bread and the wine remain. The Eucharist is like spiritual food, it sustains and heals us much like physical food sustains us physically, but much more profoundly. A dead body cannot eat normal food, likewise, someone in a state of separation from God (mortal sin) cannot benefit from receiving the Eucharist, but must first receive the Sacrament of Penance. Two practical conclusions of this consideration is that it is better to receive on the tongue and not to receive communion in the hand. The Church’s preference is for communion on the tongue, and communion on the hand is only a concession to widespread disobedience. Also, we should make a thanksgiving after Holy Communion of, preferably, at least 15 minutes, for until the host dissolves, Jesus is really and truly within us. Let us not invite Him in only to ignore His abiding presence.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ki 4:42-44
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 15-16, 17-18
2nd: eph 4:1-6
Gsp: joh 6:1-15

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Jul 26 – Homily – Fr Elias: Multiplying Material into Spiritual Food

Sunday, July 26th, 2015
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Homily #150726b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Elias on the need to trust the Lord to fulfill the task at hand and not worry too much about the events in the future. He bases this on the miracle of the multiplication of loaves in the readings today. He also covers the need to be unified in faith in order to have peace in our hearts and peace in our society.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ki 4:42-44
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 15-16, 17-18
2nd: eph 4:1-6
Gsp: joh 6:1-15

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Jul 25 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Are You Ready to be a Martyr?

Saturday, July 25th, 2015
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Homily #150725n ( 07min) Play – Father Maximilian comments on today’s Gospel and relates it to the life of St. James the Apostle.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. James – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2co 4:7-15
Resp: psa 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6
Gsp: mat 20:20-28

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Jul 25 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: St. James, Apostle to Spain

Saturday, July 25th, 2015
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Homily #150725b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane on the life of St. James the Apostle and particularly his efforts of evangelism in Spain and the shrine of St. James at Santiago de Compostela.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. James – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2co 4:7-15
Resp: psa 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6
Gsp: mat 20:20-28

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Jul 24 – Homily – Fr Alan: Purity of St. Sharbel

Friday, July 24th, 2015
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Homily #150724b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Alan on the life of St. Sharbel Makhluf of Lebanon who was a Maronite monk living in the 1800’s, who lived a life of extraordinary purity and sincerity. Many miracles associated with him occurred after his death, resulting in vast numbers of people asking for his intercession around the world.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Sharbel Makhluf – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 16th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: exo 20:1-17
Resp: psa 19:8, 9, 10, 11
Gsp: mat 13:18-23

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Jul 23 – Homily – Fr Elias: Sts. Cunegunda and Bridget

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150723b ( 08min) Play – Fr. Elias preaches on the lives of the two saints Cunegunda (Kinga) of Hungary and Bridget of Sweden, both of whom have their feast day today and who also share many other things in common. Both lived at about the same time. Both where born into royalty and married saintly men. Both entered a convent after being widowed. And both were Franciscans.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Cunegunda – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 16th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: exo 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20
Resp: dan 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56
Gsp: mat 13:10-17

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