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Bloomington, IN

Mar 30 – Homily – Fr Alan: God and Money

Monday, March 30th, 2015
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Homily #150330b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Alan on the Gospel account of Jesus being anointed by Mary Magdalene with the expensive anointment which inflamed the ire of Judas Iscariot, saying it should have been sold to support the poor, but who later betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. Our love of God must be greater than our love for money.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday Holy Week – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 42:1-7
Resp: psa 27:1, 2, 3, 13-14
Gsp: joh 12:1-11

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Mar 29 – Homily – Fr Alan: Staying with Our Lord

Sunday, March 29th, 2015
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Homily #150329b ( 11min) Play – On Palm Sunday Fr. Alan focuses on the flip-flop of the sentiment of the crowds who welcomed Our Lord with glorious exaltation as a saving king only to turn on Him by the end of the week with even His own disciples leaving him. He relates this to our own journey with Christ and how we must be vigilant and disciplined in our devotions, especially reflecting on the sufferings of Christ for our sake, and in this way avoid our own flip-flops.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Palm Sunday – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 50:4-7
Resp: psa 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24
2nd: phi 2:6-11
Gsp: mar 14:1-15:47

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Mar 28 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Holy Week Cometh

Saturday, March 28th, 2015
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Homily #150328b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joseph on how today’s readings point to the coming of Holy Week and and how we should do all that we can to make this week special and so grow in holiness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 5th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 37:21-28
Resp: jer 31:10, 11-12, 13
Gsp: joh 11:45-57

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Mar 27 – Homily – Fr Elias: Mary Redeeming with Our Lord

Friday, March 27th, 2015
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Homily #150327b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Elias on the feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary Coredemptrix explains the origin of this title of Mary, that it means she works with her Son in His redemptive work and that we too must participate by taking up our cross and walking in the foot steps of Our Lord.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Seven Sorrows of Mary Coredemptrix – FI Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jth 13:22,23-25
Gsp: joh 19:25-27

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Mar 26 – Homily – Fr Alan: Covenant of Life

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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Homily #150326b ( 08min) Play – Fr. Alan on the need to follow God’s covenant with its commandments and how this is the path to life and happiness in this world and the next.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 5th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 17:3-9
Resp: psa 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: joh 8:51-59

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Mar 25 – Homily – Fr Elias: Annunciation as Re-creation

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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Homily #150325b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias connects the Annunciation of the Incarnation to the Creation of the World and to the Resurrection. As such this feast day is another a New Years Day during which we can renew our resolve to follow Jesus.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Annunciation of the Lord – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 7:10-14
Resp: psa 40:7-8, 8-9, 10, 11
2nd: heb 10:4-10
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Mar 24 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Remedy of the Cross

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
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Homily #150324b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joseph refers to both the first reading and today’s Gospel, comparing the remedy of the raised bronze serpent which was a cure for the poison of the snake bites and the lifting up of Jesus on the Cross which was a cure for the poison of sin.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 5th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: num 21:4-9
Resp: psa 102:2-3, 16-18, 19-21
Gsp: joh 8:21-30

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Mar 23 – Homily – Fr Elias: Mercy and Justice

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150323b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Elias on the cases of the two women who were accused, one who was innocent and one who was guilty. God shows how he can marvelously reconcile both mercy and justice.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 5th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: dan 13:41-62
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Gsp: joh 8:1-11

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Mar 22 – Homily – Fr Elias: Covenant and Confirmation

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150322b ( 22min) Play – Fr. Elias while preaching the homily for a confirmation retreat explains how the Sacrament of Confirmation fits in with the covenant that Jesus established with us and is covered in the readings today and how it relates to the Holy Spirit, Third Person of the Holy Trinity and also to Our Lady, according to the teaching of St. Maximilian Kolbe.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 5th Week of Lent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jer 31:31-34
Resp: psa 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15
2nd: heb 5:7-9
Gsp: joh 12:20-33

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Mar 19 – Homily – Fr Alan: St Joseph Father of the Church

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
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Homily #150319b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Alan and the spiritual nature of the fatherhood of St. Joseph both in regard to Jesus and to the Church. He reads from the encyclical from Pope Leo XIII on devotion to St. Joseph, Quamquam Pluries and relates the story of St. Joseph and the miraculous staircase in the chapel in Santa Fe, NM.

http://w2.vatican.va/content/leo-xiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_15081889_quamquam-pluries.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loretto_Chapel

Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Joseph Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2sa 7:4-5, 12-14, 16
Resp: psa 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29
2nd: rom 4:13, 16-18, 22
Gsp: mat 1:16, 18-21, 24

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Mar 18 – Homily – Fr Alan: Perseverance in Darkness

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
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Homily #150318b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Alan on how we must continue to seek the will of God even when we are experiencing temptation and darkness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Cyril of Jerusalem – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 4th Week of Lent
1st: isa 49:8-15
Resp: psa 145:8-9, 13-14, 17-18
Gsp: joh 5:17-30

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Mar 17 – Homily – Fr Alan: Missionary Healing of St. Patrick

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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Homily #150317b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Alan on Our Lord’s Cure on a Sabbath at the pool of Bethesda and how physical curing is related to spiritual curing from sin. He connects this with the great missionary work of St. Patrick in Ireland and his prayer called the Breastplate of St. Patrick that he prayed at a difficult time in his efforts to heal Ireland of its paganism.

https://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/patrick.htm

Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Patrick – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 4th Week of Lent
1st: eze 47:1-9, 12
Resp: psa 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9
Gsp: joh 5:1-3, 5-16

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Mar 16 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Compassion of Jesus

Monday, March 16th, 2015
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Homily #150316b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane on how Our Lord demonstrates His Divine compassion when he heals the royal official’s Son at Cana. He points out that we are still experiencing His healing today in the spiritual healing of the sacraments, especially in the Anointing of the Sick, but also sacramentals like the Apostolic Blessing which have the ability to remove all punish due to sin.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 4th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 65:17-21
Resp: psa 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-13
Gsp: joh 4:43-54

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Mar 15 – Homily – Fr Elias: Penance Toward Joy

Sunday, March 15th, 2015
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Homily #150315b ( 14min) Play – On Laetare Sunday, the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Fr. Elias points out that the penance of Lent is always looking forward to the joy of Easter and that the sorrows of this season are born out of love of Jesus who suffered for us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 4th Week of Lent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ch 36:14-17, 19-23
Resp: psa 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6
2nd: eph 2:4-10
Gsp: joh 3:14-21

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Mar 14 – Homily – Fr Elias: Humility and Confession

Saturday, March 14th, 2015
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Homily #150314b ( 08min) Play – Fr. Elias on the need for humility in the spiritual life based on the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. We must strive for humility during this Lent and sacramental confession is a great exercise in this.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 3rd Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: hos 6:1-6
Resp: psa 51:3-4, 18-19, 20-21
Gsp: luk 18:9-14

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