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Homily

Nov 21 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Mary is Greater than the Church

Friday, November 21st, 2014
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Homily #141121 ( 07min) Play – If by “Church” we mean the People of God, all of the baptized (without Mary), then Mary is greater than the Church because we are sinners and She is Immaculate, “far surpassing all creatues” (LG #53), and we depend on Her, while She depends only on Christ.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: zec 2:14-17
Resp: luk 1:46-55
Gsp: mat 12:46-50

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Nov 21 – Homily – Fr Alan: Presenting Ourselves for Service

Friday, November 21st, 2014
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Homily #141121b ( 15min) Play – Fr. Alan gives the background of the feast of the Presentation of Mary where the elderly parents of Mary presented her as a young child to the priests at the Temple to live there and do service through her youth. He exhorts us to give ourselves spiritually to Holy Mother Church in a similar manner even to the point of becoming a priest, religious brother or nun.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 10:8-11
Resp: psa 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131
Gsp: luk 19:45-48

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Nov 20 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: What Makes For Peace

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Homily #141120n ( 04min) Play – “If this day you only knew what makes for peace” We may ask this question ourselves in our war-torn world. The answer comes at the end of the Gospel today, we do not have peace, because “you did not recognize the time of your visitation.” Do we recognize the greatest sign of Love, the Passion and Death of Our Lord? If we do and embrace the Cross of Christ in our own lives, we will find peace.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 5:1-10
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: luk 19:41-44

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Nov 20 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Time of Visitation

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Homily #141120 ( 04min) Play –  Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD “because it did not recognize the time of its visitation”, i.e., the visitation of the Savior, nor did it embrace His call to repentance and faith in Him.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 5:1-10
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: luk 19:41-44

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Nov 20 – Homily – Fr Joachim: The Lament of Jesus

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Homily #141120b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joachim on Jesus’ lament over the sins of Jerusalem even when he offers so much mercy. Let us not refuse this same mercy by refusing to repent.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 5:1-10
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: luk 19:41-44

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Nov 16 – Homily – Fr Tito: Jesus Came to Purify His Church.

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Homily #141116t ( 08min) Play – The Body of the Church is living, is in need of purification, has Christ as It’s Head.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: pro 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
Resp: psa 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
2nd: 1th 5:1-6
Gsp: mat 25:14-30

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Nov 19 – Homily – Fr Alan: St Agnes, Poor Clare with many Coins

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Homily #141119b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Alan connects the Gospel parable of the gold coins with the story of St. Agnes’ life who was the sister of St Clare, the founder of the Poor Clares in cooperation with St. Francis. She renounces many worldly coins that her natural family had and joins this great religious family and multiplies many spiritual coins from the coin of grace given to her.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Agnes of Assisi – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 4:1-11
Resp: psa 150:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 19:11-28

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Nov 18 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Mission to the Lost

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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Homily #141118n ( 04min) Play – The goal of the Church is to save those who would otherwise be lost, and we can see this in Our Lord’s eating with Zacchaeus in today’s Gospel. We can also see this in today’s celebration where we remember the Apostle to the Jews and Foundation of the Church, St. Peter, and the Apostle to the Gentiles, St. Paul. The Church’s call is universal, to reach all men with the Gospel. As members of this Church, that means we too are called to spread the Gospel, and especially to those who would otherwise be lost.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Dedication of St. Peters and Pauls Basilicas – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 3:1-6, 14-22
Resp: psa 15:2-3, 3-4, 5
Gsp: luk 19:1-10

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Nov 18 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Feast of Two Basilicas

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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Homily #141118b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the history and significance of the two Roman basilicas of St. Peters on Vatican Hill and of St. Paul’s Out side the Walls.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Dedication of St. Peters and Pauls Basilicas – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 28:11-16, 30-31
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: mat 14:22-33

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Nov 16 – Homily – Fr Mahan: The Importance of Responsibility

Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Homily #141116j ( 12min) Play – One day death will come unexpectedly and we will have to render an account of our lives at the judgment.  Depending on our daily decisions, our eternal reward of either Hell (eternal absence from God), or Heaven (eternal love with God) will be given to each person; the choice is up to us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: pro 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
Resp: psa 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
2nd: 1th 5:1-6
Gsp: mat 25:14-30

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Nov 17 – Homily – Fr Alan: Putting Our Trust in God

Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Homily #141117b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Alan referring to the blind man of Jericho and the life of St. Elizabeth to tell us that we must put our trust in God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Elizabeth of Hungary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 1:1-4; 2:1-5
Resp: psa 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6
Gsp: luk 18:35-43

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Nov 17 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Sacred Army of Jesus Christ

Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Homily #141117n ( 10min) Play – St.  Elizabeth of Hungary is a most illustrious member of the Third Order of St. Francis, and Father Matthias gives us a short overview of her short life. Father Matthias quotes from Auspicato Concessum by Pope Leo XIII where he talks about the Third Order of St. Francis. The pontiff calls it the “Sacred Army of Jesus Christ” and tells us that the Third Order is the solution for the many ills of our days. The Holy Father tells all of us that those of us who are children of St. Francis must imitate his true example of how to follow Christ.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Elizabeth of Hungary – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 1:1-4; 2:1-5
Resp: psa 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6
Gsp: luk 18:35-43

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Nov 17 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Unusually Happy Marriage

Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Homily #141117 ( 07min) Play – St. Elizabeth of Hungary and her husband, Louis IV, had an unusually happy marriage because they were both saintly souls.  Sanctity is the key to a happy marriage
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Elizabeth of Hungary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 26:1-3, 15-18, 24
Resp: psa 31:8-5, 8-9, 20, 24-25
2nd: 1ti 5:3-10
Gsp: mat 25:31-40

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Nov 16 – Homily – Fr Joachim: God Expects Us to Try

Sunday, November 16th, 2014
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Homily #141116b ( 08min) Play – Based on the reading of the Gospel with the Parable of the Talents, Fr. Joachim explains what God expects of us based on what he has given us. He will not expect us to do more than we can but we must try. There is no “park” in the spiritual car, only forward or reverse.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: pro 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
Resp: psa 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
2nd: 1th 5:1-6
Gsp: mat 25:14-30

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Nov 16 – Homily – Fr Matthias: What Good Have You Done?

Sunday, November 16th, 2014
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Homily #141116n ( 22min) Play – Fr. Matthias comments on today’s gospel, telling us that while we don’t all receive the same amount of grace, we all do have the obligation to use what we have. Father gives us the three conditions to merit: 1) we have to do a good work while in the state of grace, 2) we need to do the works appropriate to our state in life, and 3) it needs to be done out of a supernatural motive, that is, out of love for God. And he gives us one final exhortation: We are responsible for our actions, we were given our free will to use it, and Our Lord will ask us “What good have you done?”
Ave Maria!
Mass: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: pro 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
Resp: psa 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
2nd: 1th 5:1-6
Gsp: mat 25:14-30

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