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May 28 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Mariana, Happy and Holy

Thursday, May 28th, 2015
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Homily #150528b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Alan on the life of St. Mariana of Jesus de Paredes, a third order Franciscan who lived in Quito in modern day Ecuador. He explains how her recollected life led to great holiness and a great appreciation for the gifts God gives and this leads to happiness in this world and the next.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Mariana of Jesus de Paredes – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 8th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: sir 42:15-25
Resp: psa 33:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: mar 10:46-52

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May 27 – Homily – Fr Elias: St Augustine, Missionary to England

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
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Homily #150527b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Augustine of Canterbury a Benedictine Monk sent by St. Pope Gregory the Great to reconvert the English to Christianity as it had become pagan after the fall of the Roman Empire and the barbarian invasions. We look forward to yet another return to Christianity of Britain.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Augustine of Canterbury – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 8th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: sir 36:5-6, 10-17
Resp: psa 79:8, 9, 11, 13
Gsp: mar 10:32-45

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May 26 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Philip Neri for Troubled Times

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Homily #150526b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Alan on the life of St. Philip Neri who used a positive approach to address the many troubles of his times brought on by the Renaissance and the reactionary Protestant Reformation. He encouraged all the good elements of the Renaissance, redirecting it in a more constructive direction and fostering a solid program for teaching the truths of the Catholic faith to combat Protestantism.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Philip Neri – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 8th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: sir 35:1-12
Resp: psa 50:5-6, 7-8, 14, 23
Gsp: mar 10:28-31

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May 23 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Approaching Pentecost with Mary

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150523b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane exhorts us to draw closer to Mary as we approach Pentecost
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 7th Week of Easter (Opt 1) – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 11:1-9
Resp: psa 104:1-2, 24, 35, 27-28, 29, 30
2nd: rom 8:22-27
Gsp: joh 7:37-39

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May 21 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Christopher and the Mexican Martyrs

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Homily #150521b ( 00min) Play – Fr. Elias on the martyrs of Mexico during the persecutions there in the 1920’s.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Christopher Magallanes and companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 7th Week of Easter
1st: act 22:30, 23:6-11
Resp: psa 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11
Gsp: joh 17:20-26

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May 20 – Homily – Fr Alan: St Bernadine against the World

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Homily #150520b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Alan relates the life of St. Bernadine of Siena and how he fought against the impurity of the world in his day by his preaching and devotions to Jesus and Mary, all of which is much needed today.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bernardine of Siena – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 4:8-12
Resp: psa 145:1-6, 21
Gsp: joh 14:12-17

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May 19 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Prayer in Preparation for Pentecost

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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Homily #150519b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joseph reflects on the need to prepare for Pentecost this Sunday which commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit upon Mary and the Apostles by praying that we can receive Him into our hearts and into our lives.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 7th Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 20:17-27
Resp: psa 68:10-11, 20-21
Gsp: joh 17:1-11

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May 18 – Homily – Fr Elias: St Felix, Simple and Holy

Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Homily #150518b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Elias preaches on the life of St Felix who was humble and holy Franciscan friar who lead a simple life.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Felix of Cantalice – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 2:44-47
Resp: psa 131:1-3
2nd: col 3:12-17
Gsp: luk 12:22-31

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May 17 – Homily – Fr Alan: Ascend with Christ

Sunday, May 17th, 2015
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Homily #150517b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Alan exhorts us to grow closer to Christ, rising to new heights of holiness with His grace, in order to be with our Ascended Lord in heaven for all eternity. The process begins with Baptism and then to live a good Christian life of prayer and devotion, exercising the virtues and spreading the faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Ascension Sunday – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 1:1-11
Resp: psa 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: eph 1:17-23
Gsp: mar 16:15-20

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May 16 – Homily – Fr Elias: Sts. Margaret and Simon

Saturday, May 16th, 2015
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Homily #150516b ( 15min) Play – Fr. Elias on the lives of two very different saints Margaret of Cortona and Simon Stock whose feasts are celebrated today. St. Margaret lived a life of sin until she converted and then lived a life of great penance in the Third Order of St. Francis and St. Simon Stock who lived a life of great holiness from early in his life and who founded the Carmelite Order and introduced the devotion to the scapular.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Margaret of Cortona – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 6th Week of Easter
1st: act 18:23-28
Resp: psa 47:2-3, 8-9, 10
Gsp: joh 16:23-28

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May 15 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: St. Isidore and Novena of Pentecost

Friday, May 15th, 2015
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Homily #150515b ( 03min) Play – Fr. Joseph preaches on the feast of St. Isidore, patron saint of farmers and the start of the novena of prayer before the feast of Pentecost.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 6th Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 18:9-18
Resp: psa 47:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: joh 16:20-23

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May 14 – Homily – Fr Elias: St Matthias one of the Twelve

Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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Homily #150514b ( 00min) Play – Fr. Elias on St. Matthias who replaced Judas the betrayer and how the number of apostles, twelve, is significant in pointing to the Church as the new Israel which had twelve patriarchs and that we are all chosen by God to be part of the Church and to fulfill specific roles.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Matthias the Apostle – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 1:15-17, 20-26
Resp: psa 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
Gsp: joh 15:9-17

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May 13 – Homily – Fr Alan: Fatima, Hope of Our Times

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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Homily #150513b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Alan on how the prophetic message of Our Lady of Fatima is a sign of hope in the face of persecution, now and in the future.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Fatima – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 21:1-5
Resp: jth 13:22-23
Gsp: joh 19:25-27

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May 12 – Homily – Fr Elias: Leopold Mandic and Confession

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
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Homily #150512b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Leopold Mandic and the sacrament that he was famous for ministering, Confession. Father covers many misconceptions of Confession commonly held in Protestant circles but also by Catholics and what we need to do to make our Confessions more fruitful.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Leopold Mandic – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 6th Week of Easter (Opt 2)
1st: rom 12:9-16
Resp: isa 12:2-3, 4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 1:39-56

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May 11 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Indwelling Holy Spirit

Monday, May 11th, 2015
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Homily #150511b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joseph on how we have the Holy Spirit dwelling within us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 6th Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 16:11-15
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: joh 15:26-16:4

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