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Aug 21 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Pius X for the Church

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Homily #140821b ( 06min) Play - Fr. Joachim on the life and times of Pope St. Pius X and how he fought the heresy of Modernism which was called the synthesis of every previous heresy. His success ushered in an amazing period of strength and unity for the Church when the world was going through much conflict.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Pius X – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 36:23-28
Resp: psa 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19
Gsp: mat 22:1-14

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Aug 20 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Bernard, Dynamic Preacher of Mary

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
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Homily #140820b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, his great zeal for the faith and how he promoted devotion to Mary and even preached a Crusade.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bernard of Clairvaux – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 34:1-11
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Gsp: mat 20:1-16

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Aug 17 – Homily – Fr Elias: Of Jews and Gentiles

Sunday, August 17th, 2014
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Homily #140817b ( 19min) Play - Fr. Elias on the relationship between Jews and Gentiles and how the disobedience of each leads to the obedience of each other.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 56:1, 6-7
Resp: psa 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8
2nd: rom 11:13-15, 29-32
Gsp: mat 15:21-28

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Aug 16 – Homily – Fr Elias: Assumed and Crowned Queen

Saturday, August 16th, 2014
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Homily #140816b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on how this time between the Assumption of Mary and her Queenship is the old octave that was dedicated to Mary and how these two feasts are connected since Mary was assumed into heaven and there crowned queen and this is because she is so closely united to Christ our King as his queen mother.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Stephen of Hungary – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 18:1-10, 13, 30-32
Resp: psa 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19
Gsp: mat 19:13-15

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Aug 15 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Assumed to be with Her Son

Friday, August 15th, 2014
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Homily #140815b ( 06min) Play - Fr. Joachim on how Mary was assumed into heaven in order to be with her Son as she was so close to Him on earth.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 11:19, 12 1-6, 10
Resp: psa 45:10, 11, 12, 16
2nd: 1co 15:20-26
Gsp: luk 1:39-56

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Aug 14 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Maximilian of our Difficult Times

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Homily #140814b ( 16min) Play – Fr. Elias explains how St. Maximilian Kolbe is the patron saint of our difficult times as he  was labeled by Pope John Paul II. He used all the modern means to spread the faith and he lived a holy life while in Poland during the invasion by Nazi Germany and was even sent to the death camp Auschwitz where he offered his life for another prisoner.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Maximilian Kolbe – Solemnity - Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 12:1-12
Resp: psa 78:56-57, 58-59, 61-62
Gsp: mat 18:21-19:1

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Aug 13 – Homily – Fr Joachim: The Sign of the Cross

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Homily #140813b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joachim underscores the need to have the sign of the Cross in order to be counted among Jesus’ elect.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Pontian and Hippolytus – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 9:1-7; 10:18-22
Resp: psa 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mat 18:15-20

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Aug 12 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Who is the Greatest?

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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Homily #140812b ( 08min) Play - Fr. Joachim on the life of St. Jane Frances de Chantal and how she was one of the greatest in the eyes of God since she loved him with a childlike heart and how this can be even greater in the eyes of God than physical martyrdom.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Jane Frances de Chantal – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 2:8-3:4
Resp: psa 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131
Gsp: mat 18:1-5, 10, 12-14

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Aug 11 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Clare, Clear Vision of Holiness

Monday, August 11th, 2014
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Homily #140811b ( 16min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Clare and the profound change that she caused in her time, moderating worldly materialism. May she do so in out time as well, especially since she is the patron saint of television.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Clare of Assisi – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: phi 3:8-14
R: psa 16:1a-2b, 5, 7-8, 11
Gsp: mat 19:27-29

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Aug 10 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Keeping Our Eyes on the Lord

Sunday, August 10th, 2014
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Homily #140810b ( 06min) Play - Fr. Joachim reflects on the Gospel account of Jesus walking on water and Peter’s attempt that was so wonderfully successful so long as he kept his eyes on the Lord but disastrous when he didn’t.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1ki 19:9, 11-13
Resp: psa 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14
2nd: rom 9:1-5
Gsp: mat 14:22-33

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Aug 09 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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Homily #140809b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the life of Edith Stein who as a major intellectual converted to Catholicism from Judaism and became a Benedictine nun named Teresa Benedicta and died in Auschwitz.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 18th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: hab 1:12-2:4
Resp: psa 9:8-9, 10-11, 12-13
Gsp: mat 17:14-20

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Aug 08 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Dominic Brother Mendicant

Friday, August 8th, 2014
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Homily #140808b ( 10min) Play – On the feast of St Dominic Fr. Elias explains the common roots of the Franciscan and Dominican orders and how they started at the same times and addressed some of the same problems of their day by living the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. St. Dominic is also noted for spreading the devotion to the Rosary that is both Marian and Scriptural and enables everyone to include the events of Christ’s life in their prayers,
Ave Maria!
Mass: Holy Father Dominic – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 2:1-10
Resp: psa 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10
Gsp: luk 9:57-62

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Aug 07 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Purifying Persecutions

Thursday, August 7th, 2014
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Homily #140807b ( 05min) Play - Fr. Joachim on the persecutions against the Church and how they did not defeat the faith but caused it to grow. He relates this to the life and death of St. Sixtus II Pope and his Companions who were martyred in 258 during the persecutions of emperor Valerian
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Sixtus II Pope and Comp. – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 18th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: jer 31:31-34
Resp: psa 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19
Gsp: mat 16:13-23

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Aug 06 – Homily – Fr Elias: Manifest Transfiguration

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
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Homily #140806b ( 12min) Play – On the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Fr. Elias preaches on its history and meaning and its relation to the feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross and Good Friday and other extraordinary manifestations of God’s glory in the Old Testament associated with Elijah the prophet.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Transfiguration of the Lord – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: dan 7:9-10, 13-14
Resp: psa 97:1-2, 5-6, 9
2nd: 2pe 1:16-19
Gsp: luk 9:28-36

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Jul 11 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Benedict Integrating Prayer and Work

Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Homily #140711b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St Benedict and the influence of his Benedictine order both on Western monasticism and on civilization and culture by integrating sanctity and humanity, Ora et Labora (prayer and work).
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Benedict – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 46:1-7, 28-30
Resp: psa 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40
Gsp: mat 10:16-23

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