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Bloomington, IN

Mar 02 – Homily – Fr Alan: Be Merciful as I Am

Monday, March 2nd, 2015
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Homily #150302b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Alan on the need to be merciful to others in imitation of Our Lord who is merciful to us. In so doing we will receive more mercy form Our Lord and do much to resolve conflict in our lives.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Agnes of Prague – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 2nd Week of Lent
1st: dan 9:4-10
Resp: psa 79:8, 9, 11, 13
Gsp: luk 6:36-38

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Mar 01 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Refulgent Reflections

Sunday, March 1st, 2015
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Homily #150301b ( 08min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane how reflecting on the glorious Transfiguration of Our Lord on Mount Tabor is a very rich and fruitful way to bring light into our lives in times of darkness and prepare us for the everlasting light of heaven.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 2nd Week of Lent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 22:1-2, 9, 10-13, 15-18
Resp: psa 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19
2nd: rom 8:31-34
Gsp: mar 9:2-10

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Feb 28 – Homily – Fr Alan: Covenant Goes Both Ways

Saturday, February 28th, 2015
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Homily #150228b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Alan preaches on the mutual nature of the covenant that Our Lord makes with His people. That God takes his people as his own and asks His people to take Him as their own. Fr. Alan points out that this is very much like a marriage vow where the two spouses give themselves to each other.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 1st Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: deu 26:16-19
Resp: psa 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8
Gsp: mat 5:43-48

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Feb 27 – Homily – Fr Elias: A Just and Merciful God

Friday, February 27th, 2015
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Homily #150227b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias underscores that God is the just judge who is also merciful. He is just because he is God and takes account of everything that we have done and thus knows what we deserve, but is merciful in that He gives us what we do not deserve. He did this this by taking upon Himself the punishment for our sins.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 1st Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 18:21-28
Resp: psa 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
Gsp: mat 5:20-26

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Feb 26 – Homily – Fr Alan: Seek and Trust

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
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Homily #150226b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Alan reflects on the Gospel today that exhorts us to seek the Lord, ask what we need and trust in Him.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 1st Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: est 14:1ff
Resp: psa 138:1-2, 2-3, 7-8
Gsp: mat 7:7-12

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Feb 25 – Homily – Fr Elias: Jonah, Lent and Repentance

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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Homily #150225b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Elias on how the readings today focus on the call to repentance as delivered by Jonah and how this relates to our season of Lent and how we must frequently repent from our our sins, refocusing our allegiance to God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 1st Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jon 3:1-10
Resp: psa 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19
Gsp: luk 11:29-32

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Feb 24 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Forgiveness in Lent

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Homily #150224b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joseph reflects on Lent an how it is a season to find forgiveness for our sins, for our own sins and for for others’. This is also a season for obtaining the grace to be able to forgive others for their offenses toward us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 1st Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 55:10-11
Resp: psa 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19
Gsp: mat 6:7-15

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Feb 23 – Homily – Fr Alan: Universal Call to God and Neighbor

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150223b ( 15min) Play – Fr. Alan on how our journey to God is inextricably linked to our love of neighbor and this is a particularly appropriate message for Lent when we are to make sacrifices to exercise our love of God. Father recommends participating in the Forty Days of Life as a way to stand up for the least among us, the unborn.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Polycarp – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 1st Week of Lent
1st: lev 19:1-2, 11-18
Resp: psa 19:8, 9, 10, 15
Gsp: mat 25:31-46

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Feb 22 – Homily – Fr Elias: Lent, Season of Spiritual Joy

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150222b ( 16min) Play – Based on today’s Gospel of the Lord’s temptation in the desert, Fr. Elias reflects on how Lent should be a season of joy even if it involves penance. This gives us great freedom because we can act in a way that is contrary to our fallen human nature and look ahead to the joy of Easter in a few weeks and to life everlasting at the end of our earthly pilgrimage.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 1st Week of Lent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 9:8-15
Resp: psa 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 1pe 3:18-22
Gsp: mar 1:12-15

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Feb 21 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Return to the Divine Physician

Saturday, February 21st, 2015
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Homily #150221b ( 03min) Play – Father Joseph reflects on the Gospel message that is so fitting during this season of Lent that we sinners need to return to God the Divine physician to be healed and resolve to continue to do this habitually.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Peter Damian – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday after Ash Wednesday
1st: isa 58:9-14
Resp: psa 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 5:27-32

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Feb 20 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Value of Lenten Penances

Friday, February 20th, 2015
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Homily #150220b ( 03min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane presents the importance and value of offering up our Lenten penances for our own souls and for others.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday after Ash Wednesday – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 58:1-9
Resp: psa 51:3-4, 5-6, 18-19
Gsp: mat 9:14-15

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Feb 19 – Homily – Fr Elias: Putting Away the Old Man

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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Homily #150219b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on the need to put away the “old man” of sin with its reward of death and to embrace the life of virtue with its reward of eternal life. This is true of the individual as well as society.  Father relates this to Lent and how the practice of penances helps us to cooperate with the grace of God in this battle.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Conrad of Piacenza – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday after Ash Wednesday
1st: deu 30:15-20
Resp: psa 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6
Gsp: luk 9:22-25

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Feb 18 – Homily – Fr Elias: Lent, The Time is Now

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Homily #150218b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Elias exhorts us to embrace this season of penance which begins today on Ash Wednesday by resolving to do that difficult change in our lives on which we have been procrastinating.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Ash Wednesday – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: joe 2:12-18
Resp: psa 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17
2nd: 2co 5:20-6:2
Gsp: mat 6:1-6, 16-18

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Feb 17 – Homily – Fr Alan: Mary and Lent

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Homily #150217b ( 15min) Play – Fr. Alan connects today’s celebration of the founders of the Servite Order with Lent which starts tomorrow, Ash Wednesday. He does this by proposing devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, having compassion for their suffering and uniting our hearts to theirs.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 7 Founders of Servite Order – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 6:5-8, 7:1-5, 10
Resp: psa 29:1-2, 3-4, 8, 9-10
Gsp: mar 8:14-21

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Feb 16 – Homily – Fr Elias: Humility Needed for Faith

Monday, February 16th, 2015
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Homily #150216b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on the readings for today and how we need to have humility in order to ascent to faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 6th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 4:1-15, 25
Resp: psa 50:1, 8, 16-17, 20-21
Gsp: mar 8:11-13

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