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Homily

Oct 21 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Vigilance!

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Homily #141021n ( 04min) Play – Father comments on the gospel reading, and stresses we must be vigilant in our spiritual lives by prayer, especially the Rosary, and by a virtuous life. For we do not know when the Master will return…
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday in the 29th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 2:12-22
Resp: psa 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Gsp: luk 12:35-38

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Oct 21 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Fighting Hate with Grace

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Homily #141021b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the life of Bl. Josephine Leroux, virgin and martyr during the French Revolution. She was condemned to death for the horrible crime of being a Poor Claire nun. Listen how in contrast to the radical hate of the atheists, she returned kindness and graciousness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Josephine Leroux – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 29th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eph 2:12-22
Resp: psa 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Gsp: luk 12:35-38

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Oct 20 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Does Your House Have a Door?

Monday, October 20th, 2014
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Homily #141020n ( 03min) Play – Commenting on today’s gospel, Father relates an incident when a man was glorying in the new house he just completed, and another asked if his new house had a door…
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. James of Strepar – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 29th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eph 2:1-10
Resp: psa 100:2, 3, 4, 5
Gsp: luk 12:13-21

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Oct 20 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: From Death to Life

Monday, October 20th, 2014
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Homily #141020 ( 09min) Play – Through the riches of God’s mercy, we have passed from death (mortal sin) to life (sanctifying grace).
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. James of Strepar – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 29th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eph 2:1-10
Resp: psa 100:2, 3, 4, 5
Gsp: luk 12:13-21

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Oct 20 – Homily – Fr Alan: How does one Possess?

Monday, October 20th, 2014
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Homily #141020b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Alan Bernardino Wharton gives his first homily at Bloomington after having arrived from our mission in Brazil. He reflects on the need to be detached from things that we possess based on the account in the Gospel of the man who asked Jesus if He could tell his brother to give him a share in the inheritance. Father points out that it is not so much of how much we possess or how little, but that we don’t cling to what we have in our abundance nor crave for more in our poverty.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Paul of the Cross – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 29th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eph 2:1-10
Resp: psa 100:2, 3, 4, 5
Gsp: luk 12:13-21

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Oct 19 – Homily – Fr Elias: God’s will be Done

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
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Homily #141019b ( 25min) Play – Fr. Elias on how God is so omnipotent that he can work His will through the most unlikely people, including Cyrus the King of Persia, who was the pagan ruler over the Israelites and unexpectedly allowed them to go back to Jerusalem from which they were exiled. This also applied to Caesar in the day of Jesus and any ruler even today. Father ties this together to delineate how government and religion are separate but related and complimentary and how both should be respected. He gives a final exhortation regarding the spiritual practicality of sacramentals.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 45:1, 4-6
Resp: psa 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10
2nd: 1th 1:1-5
Gsp: mat 22:15-21

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Oct 19 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: God, Sovereign Ruler of All

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
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Homily #141019 ( 08min) Play – Let us render to God what is God’s, viz., our entire selves.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 45:1, 4-6
Resp: psa 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10
2nd: 1th 1:1-5
Gsp: mat 22:15-21

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Oct 19 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: What is God’s?

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
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Homily #141019n ( 07min) Play – Father Maximilian comments on today’s Gospel, and tells us that Our Lord’s response is deeper than it first appears, for everything belongs to God, we have our civic duties, yes, but even those are ultimately rendered to God. All things come to us from the Love of God, and we must return everything back to God with love.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 45:1, 4-6
Resp: psa 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10
2nd: 1th 1:1-5
Gsp: mat 22:15-21

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Oct 18 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: St. Luke, Apostle?

Saturday, October 18th, 2014
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Homily #141018n ( 00min) Play – Father comment that while St. Luke was not an apostle, he is celebrated as one in the liturgy of today. The reason is that his apostleship is through the Gospel he wrote, he brings us the news of Salvation and points us towards the Way, which is by following Jesus.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Luke the Evangelist – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ti 4:9-17
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18
Gsp: luk 10:1-9

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Oct 18 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Luke, the Evangelist

Saturday, October 18th, 2014
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Homily #141018 ( 06min) Play – God is the Author of Sacred Scripture and, as such, it teaches us the truth, without error, for the sake of our salvation.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Luke the Evangelist – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ti 4:9-17
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18
Gsp: luk 10:1-9

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Oct 18 – Homily – Fr Elias: St Luke, Marian Evangelist

Saturday, October 18th, 2014
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Homily #141018b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Elias  on the Gospel according to St. Luke whose feast day it is today. He focuses on the Marian dimension of the Good News of which Luke focuses on more than the other Evangelists that God has become man through a woman, one of our own, the one foretold in Genesis, the first book of the Bible in the Proto-Gospel, “And I will establish a feud between thee and the woman, between thy offspring and hers; she is to crush thy head, while thou dost lie in ambush at her heels.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Luke the Evangelist – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ti 4:9-17
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18
Gsp: luk 10:1-9

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Oct 17 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Be Not Afraid

Friday, October 17th, 2014
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Homily #141017 ( 10min) Play – Our Lord teaches us to see clearly the value of eternal life and that nothing, not even torture and death, should hinder us from attaining it.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Ignatius of Antioch – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 28th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eph 1:11-14
Resp: psa 33:1-2, 4-5, 12-13
Gsp: luk 12:1-7

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Oct 17 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Ignatius, Witness of Faith

Friday, October 17th, 2014
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Homily #141017b ( 08min) Play – Fr. Joachim gives an account of the life and martyrdom of St. Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr, and how he taught his congregation to sing just as St. John, his direct mentor, had heard the heavenly choirs sing during his visions which he recorded in the book of the Apocalypse. Father recounts how he stood up to the emperor Trajan even at the cost of being thrown to the wild beasts in Rome.

Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Ignatius of Antioch – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 28th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eph 1:11-14
Resp: psa 33:1-2, 4-5, 12-13
Gsp: luk 12:1-7

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Oct 16 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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Homily #141016 ( 06min) Play – May she teach us, and obtain for us the grace, to love the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus as we ought, as He deserves, and as He desires.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 28th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eph 1:3-10
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 11:47-54

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Oct 15 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Authentic Christian Prayer

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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Homily #141015n ( 12min) Play – On the memorial of the Doctor of Prayer, St. Teresa of Avila, Father Matthias comments on some texts from the Magisterium about authentic Christian forms of prayer. He emphasizes that “Christian prayer is always determined by the structure of the Christian faith, in which the very truth of God and creature shines forth (Some Aspects of Christian Meditation, CDF, 1989)” and that we must beware of unknowingly committing ourselves to another religion by using prayer techniques which implicitly deny a transcendent, personal God. Concluding, Father reminds us that the love of and union with God are not acquired by a method and technique, but through the intimate, loving encounter of the soul with its creator.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Teresa of Jesus – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 28th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: gal 5:18-25
Resp: psa 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6
Gsp: luk 11:42-46

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