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Sep 18 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Holy Flying Friars

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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Homily #140918b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Joachim on one of the most interesting saints of the Church who became so enamored with God that he would often be lifted off the ground in bodily levitation. Father highlights his extraordinary devotion and penances that lead to his holiness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Joseph of Cupertino – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 12:31, 13:1-10, 13
Resp: psa 25:1-3, 4-5, 8-9, 10
Gsp: mat 11:25-30

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Sep 17 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Stigmata of St. Francis, Seal of Devotion

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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Homily #140917b ( 08min) Play – Fr. Joachim gives an account of how St. Francis received the Stigmata, the visible wounds of Christ Crucified imprinted on his flesh. He then explains that this miraculous event is God’s way to give public attention to how much our devotion to the Cross and Christ Crucified is pleasing to Him.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Stigmata of St. Francis – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gal 6:14-18
Resp: gal 2:16, 20
Gsp: luk 9:23-26

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Sep 16 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Compassion in the Passion

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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Homily #140916b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the Gospel account of Jesus raising the dead man at Naim and how much compassion Jesus felt for those who have died and those who morn for them. He relates this to sin and how much compassion Jesus had for sinners when he sacrificed himself on the Cross to cleanse our sins and conquer death.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts Cornelius and Cyprian – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 24th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 12:12-14, 27-31
Resp: psa 100:1-2, 3, 4, 5
Gsp: luk 7:11-17

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Sep 15 – Homily – Fr Elias: Mary Suffering with Jesus

Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Homily #140915b ( 10min) Play - Fr. Elias explains today’s feast of Our Lady of Sorrows and how her sufferings were a result of Christ her Son’s redemptive suffering and that she united hers with His. This explains how Mary is the Coredeemer, having a subordinate role with Our Lord in the Redemption. Father explains that this is why our friary celebrates this day as a solemnity since our house is named the Friary of Mary Cordemptrix.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Sorrows (Alt Gspl) – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: heb 5:7-9
Resp: psa 31:2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 15-16, 20
Gsp: luk 2:33-35

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Sep 14 – Homily – Fr Elias: Sign of Shame and Triumph

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
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Homily #140914b ( 12min) Play - On this feast of the Triumph of the Cross, Fr. Elias highlights the paradox of the Cross where the ultimate instrument of torture, defeat and death has become the ultimate triumph of life itself over death. We must ever strive and pray for the grace to give God proper thanks for what He has done for us with His precious sacrifice.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Triumph of the Holy Cross – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: num 21:4-9
Resp: psa 78:1-2, 34-35, 36-37, 38
2nd: phi 2:6-11
Gsp: joh 3:13-17

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Sep 12 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Mary, a Name Full of Grace

Friday, September 12th, 2014
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Homily #140912b ( 11min) Play – Fr Angelo explains how the name of Mary is full of grace and immaculate and he gives the background on the feast of the Holy Name of Mary which was instituted to commemorate the victory of Christian forces against overwhelmingly lager forces of Muslims at the siege of Vienna. Father relates this to our current situations where the practice of our faith is endangered by both secular and fundamentalist forces.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Holy Name of the BVM – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 24:17-21
Resp: luk 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Sep 11 – Homily – Fr Elias: Avoid Scandal and Forgive

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
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Homily #140911b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Elias explains today’s readings, how we must avoid giving scandal to others even when we are not doing anything objectively wrong and also to be quick to forgive. He also asks us to pray for those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and for the United States of America. Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 8:1-7, 11-13
Resp: psa 139:1-3, 13-14, 23-24
Gsp: luk 6:27-38

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Sep 10 – Homily – Abp Tobin: Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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Homily #140910bs ( 08min) Play – Archbishop Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis gives the homily at a special Mass for his visit to our Sacred Heart Chapel here in Bloomington, IN. He gives the history of the devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the worldwide acceptance of it, and the connection with his own order, the Redemptorists.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help 2

Ave Maria!

Readings:
1st: rev 12:1-6, 10
Resp: psm 71:1-4, 5, 12
Gsp: joh 19:25, 27

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Sep 10 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Blessed are you when…

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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Homily #140910b ( 07min) Play – Today’s Gospel is the Beatitudes and Fr. Joachim explains that we must put Christ first and regardless of the short term difficulties it will come with blessings both in this world and, most importantly, in the world to come.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday in the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 7:25-31
Resp: psa 45:11-12, 14-15, 16-17
Gsp: luk 6:20-26

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Sep 09 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Peter Claver, Slave of Slaves

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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Homily #140909b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Peter Claver and how he ministered to the slaves in South America, both their physical and spiritual needs.

Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Peter Claver – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 6:1-11
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: luk 6:12-19

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Sep 08 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Joyful Birth of Our Lady

Monday, September 8th, 2014
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Homily #140908b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Angelo sheds light on the joy and beauty of the birth of Mary who became the Mother of God. Like all births it is a start of new life and new hope of a soul that can choose to do the will of God, to participate in bringing His plans to fruition. So much more so with Mary’s birth who will bring to us our Redeemer.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: mic 5:1-4
Resp: psa 13:6, 6
Gsp: mat 1:1-16, 18-23

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Sep 07 – Homily – Fr Elias: Charitable Correction

Monday, September 8th, 2014
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Homily #140907b ( 17min) Play – Fraternal correction is necessary but Fr. Elias points out that people think that this is inherently against charity. We must therefore be extra careful to be charitable when we do this most import duty so that admonitions will be received effectively and charity and truth will meet. Father mentions for the participants of our Audio Production Course for Catholic Radio that radio provides an opportunity to tell the truth to many people that would never here it otherwise and may be receive difficult truths when the would not receive it from family members or associates.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 33:7-9
Resp: psa 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: rom 13:8-10
Gsp: mat 18:15-20

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Sep 06 – Homily – Fr Elias: Radio Evangelization

Saturday, September 6th, 2014
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Homily #140906b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Elias tells the participants of the Radio Audio Production course here at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center on the importance of modern communications for evangelization.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday in the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 4:9-15
Resp: psa 145:17-18, 19-20, 21
Gsp: luk 6:1-5

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Sep 03 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Gregory – Shepherd of Shepherds

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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Homily #140903b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias preaches on the life of St Gregory the Great and how he was the shepherd of shepherds, providing much guidance for all future shepherds to be good leaders of their flocks.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Gregory the Great – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 3:1-9
Resp: psa 33:12-13, 14-15, 20-21
Gsp: luk 4:38-44

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Sep 02 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Spiritual Battles

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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Homily #140902b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Joachim reflects on the nature of our spiritual battles today based on the example of the Franciscan martyrs of the French Revolution and what resources and strategies we have to continue our advance toward Heaven.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bls. Apollinaris of Posat, John Francis Burte, Severin Girault and companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 2:10-16
Resp: psa 145:8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 13-14
Gsp: luk 4:31-37

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