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Bloomington, IN

Jan 24 – Homily – Fr Elias: St Francis de Sales, Devout Missionary

Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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Homily #150124b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Francis de Sales and how he promoted the devout life among his flock and in so doing was an effective missionary to the Calvinists in Switzerland.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Francis de Sales – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 2nd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 9:2-3, 11-14
Resp: psa 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: mar 3:20-21

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Jan 23 – Homily – Fr Elias: Mary and Joseph Model of Marriage

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150123b ( 12min) Play – On this day the Franciscans of the Immaculate celebrate the espousal of Mary and Joseph. Fr. Elias points out how the marriage of Mary and Joseph was a true marriage even though it involved a vow of virginity. Further, it is the model of all marriages based on the complete, sacrificial giving of themselves to each other in conformity with God’s plans and achieved with His grace.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Espousal of BVM with Joseph (Alt) – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: pro 8:22-3
Resp: psa 45:11-12, 14-15, 16-17, 18
Gsp: mat 1:18-23

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Jan 21 – Homily – Fr Elias: Witness to Virginity and Christianity

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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Homily #150121b ( 07min) Play – St. Agnes was a young virgin and martyr during the Roman persecutions. Listen as Fr. Elias explains how her martyrdom at such a tender age gave witness both to the value of consecrated virginity and to the truth of the Christian faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Agnes – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 2nd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 7:1-3, 15-17
Resp: psa 110:1, 2, 3, 4
Gsp: mar 3:1-6

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Jan 20 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Neighbor over Ritual

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
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Homily #150120b ( 03min) Play – Referring to the Gospel reading where Jesus harvests grain on the Sabbath, Fr. Joachim explains how love of neighbor takes precedence over ritual law.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 2nd Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: heb 6:10-20
Resp: psa 111:1-2, 4-5, 9-10
Gsp: mar 2:23-28

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Jan 18 – Homily – Fr. Ben Luedtke: Go in Peace

Sunday, January 18th, 2015
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Homily #150118b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Ben Luedtke gives the final homily for the marriage retreat at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center which is called “Till Death do us Part, the Church and Matrimony.” He basis his homily on the call of Our Lord to go out and give the peace of God to all those we meet. This starts with our family and spouses.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1sa 3:3-10, 19
Resp: psa 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10
2nd: 1co 6:13-15, 17-20
Gsp: joh 1:35-42

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Jan 17 – Homily – Fr. Ben Luedtke: Family as Small Church

Saturday, January 17th, 2015
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Homily #150117bs ( 16min) Play – Fr. Ben Luedtke gives the second homily for the marriage retreat at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center which is called “Till Death do us Part, the Church and Matrimony.” He talks about the family as a small Church that reflects love between God and His whole Church and the love between Christians and should be a shining light for the whole of society since the health of society is a direct reflection of the health of the families that make it up. This is especially appropriate for today because it is the 5th Anniversary of the consecration of our chapel here in Bloomington and the readings for the Mass of the Dedication reflect these same themes.
Ave Maria!

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Jan 17 – Homily – Fr Elias: Dedicated for Reverence

Saturday, January 17th, 2015
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Homily #150117b ( 08min) Play – Fr. Elias gives the homily on the fifth anniversary for the consecration of our Sacred Heart Chapel here at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, Indiana. Father focuses on the fact that all churches are sacred places and we should have a certain reverence that is conducive to prayer and communion with our all powerful and loving God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Dedication of a Church

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Jan 16 – Homily – Fr. Ben Luedtke: The Meaning of Love

Saturday, January 17th, 2015
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Homily #150116bs ( 17min) Play – Fr. Ben Luedtke gives the opening homily for the marriage retreat at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center which is called “Till Death do us Part, the Church and Matrimony.” He talks about the key element of family life – love. He explains what love is not and then what it is, self-sacrifice.
Ave Maria!

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Jan 16 – Homily – Fr Joachim: The Promised Rest

Friday, January 16th, 2015
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Homily #150116b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the rest from our labors that scripture promises both in the New and the Old Testaments. Entering into this rest requires faith in His word and to act upon it.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Berard and companions – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 1st Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 4:1-5, 11
Resp: psa 78:3, 4, 6-7, 8
Gsp: mar 2:1-12

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Jan 15 – Homily – Fr Alan: Understanding God’s Mercy

Thursday, January 15th, 2015
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Homily #150115b ( 18min) Play – Fr. Alan on the great desire we have for God’s mercy and how we need to understand the nature of this gift and how it relates to reconciliation, repentance and freedom.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 1st Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: heb 3:7-14
Resp: psa 95:6-7, 8-9, 10-11
Gsp: mar 1:40-45

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Jan 14 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Life with no Fear of Death

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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Homily #150114b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joachim on how Christ destroyed death with His death so that we can live without fear of death and look forward to eternal life with Him.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Odoric of Pordenone – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 1st Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 2:14-18
Resp: psa 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: mar 1:29-39

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Jan 12 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Penance for Sins

Monday, January 12th, 2015
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Homily #150112b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the life of St. Bernard of Corleone who led a disorderly, violent life and then had a conversion when his wayward ways lead to dire straights. He entered the Franciscans as a lay brother to do penance for his sins which he did with the same zeal in which he formerly practiced vice.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bernard of Corleone – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 1st Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 1:1-6
Resp: psa 97:1-2, 6-7, 9
Gsp: mar 1:14-20

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Jan 08 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Loving our Brothers

Thursday, January 8th, 2015
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Homily #150108b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on how we must love our brothers and that this includes forgiving their sins against us. This is a necessary part of loving God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thur post Epiphany or Jan 10 – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1jo 4:19-5:4
Resp: psa 72:1-2, 14 and 15bc, 17
Gsp: luk 4:14-22

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Jan 07 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St. Angelo of Foligno, Repenter and Penitent

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
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Homily #150107b ( 08min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the life of St. Angela of Foligno who led a sinful life and then had a conversion and entered the Third Order of St. Francis where she did great penance for her sins and for the salvation of other souls.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Angela of Foligno – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wed post Epiphany or Jan 9
1st: 1jo 4:11-18
Resp: psa 72:1-2, 10, 12-13
Gsp: mar 6:45-52

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Jan 06 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Andre, Humble Miracle Worker

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
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Homily #150106b ( 17min) Play – On the memorial of St. Andre Bessette Fr. Alan preaches on the life of this humble religious brother who overcame a very difficult start with very bad health and the early death of his parents, but went on to enter the Holy Cross Brothers where he grew in holiness centered on his devotion to St. Joseph, which he promoted both by his apostolic activity and by performing miracles of healing. This culminated in the building of St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Andre Bessette – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tue post Epiphany or Jan 8
1st: 1jo 4:7-10
Resp: psa 72:1-2, 3-4, 7-8
Gsp: mar 6:34-44

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