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Bloomington, IN

Oct 01 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St Therese, Monastic Missionary

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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Homily #141001b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joachim relates the life of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and how she, despite living the monastic life in her convent, became the patroness of all missionaries.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Therese of the Child Jesus – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 26th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: job 9:1-12, 14-16
Resp: psa 88:10-11, 12-13, 14-15
Gsp: luk 9:57-62

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Sep 30 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Loving our Worst Enemy

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Homily #140930b ( 02min) Play – Fr. Joachim and the need to love our enemies to act as Christians.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Jerome – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 26th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23
Resp: psa 88:2-3, 4-5, 6, 7-8
Gsp: luk 9:51-56

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Sep 29 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Angels in our Midst

Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Homily #140929b ( 08min) Play – On the feast day of the archangels Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Fr. Joachim explains the role of angels, their real existence and the specific role of the archangels.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: dan 7:9-10, 13-14
Resp: psa 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5
Gsp: joh 1:47-51

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Sep 28 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Power Through Mercy

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
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Homily #140928b ( 19min) Play – Fr. Louis Maximilian explains that God displays His power through His mercy. This is in counter-distinction to our human notion of power where greatness is shown by exerting raw power and enforcing strict justice. Yet, God’s mercy does not countermand justice but rather effects true renewal, a true justification of those who need mercy.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 18:25-28
Resp: psa 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: phi 2:1-11
Gsp: mat 21:28-32

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Sep 26 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Healers of Souls

Friday, September 26th, 2014
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Homily #140926b ( 05min) Play – Sts. Cosmas and Damian were brothers and Doctors. When they gave witness to their faith by dying a martyr’s death they brought healing to many souls from sin.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Cosmas and Damian – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 25th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: ecc 3:1-11
Resp: psa 144:1-2, 3-4
Gsp: luk 9:18-22

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Sep 25 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St Francis, Charity not Vanity

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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Homily #140925b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joachim celebrates a votive Mass of St. Francis and contrasts his exemplary life to the vanities of the world as recounted in today’s readings. In essence, we should be motivated by charity not by self-promotion.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 25th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: ecc 1:2-11
Resp: psa 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17
Gsp: luk 9:7-9

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Sep 24 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: The Word of God

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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Homily #140924b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Louis Maximilian on how the Word of God is the lamp for the world and how we need the Church to pass it along, including the interpretation.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday in the 25th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: pro 30:5-9
Resp: psa 119:29, 72, 89, 101, 104, 163
Gsp: luk 9:1-6

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Sep 23 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: St. Pio, Reparation and Mercy

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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Homily #140923b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Louis gives the homily for the feast day of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina. He explains how St. Pio gave a great example of generosity to others, willing to suffer in reparation for other’s sins in union with Christ who suffered and died for us. In so doing he became a lighting rod of God’s mercy.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Pio of Pietrelcina 2 – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jer 7:22-23
Resp: psa 15:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11
2nd: gal 6:14-18
Gsp: mat 11:25-30

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Sep 22 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Light of the World

Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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Homily #140922b ( 05min) Play - Based on the readings, Fr. Joachim tells us we are the light of the world and we must shine for those who live in darkness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday in the 25th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: pro 3:27-34
Resp: psa 15:2-3, 3-4, 5
Gsp: luk 8:16-18

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Sep 21 – Homily – Fr. Wade Menezes: Living a Trinitarian Life

Sunday, September 21st, 2014
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Homily #140921b ( 23min) Play – Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM gives the homily this Sunday as the final conference for his retreat called “Working Out Your Salvation”. He first gives the context by outlining all five of his conferences:

  1. Be faithful to daily duty
  2. Be Other-centered, Not Self-centered
  3. Understand Reality of Vice and Virtue
  4. Practice and Live the Sacraments
  5. Live a Trinitarian life

He then describes what he means by living a Trinitarian life with the maxim, Ad Patrem, Per Filius, In Spiritu Sancto, (To the Father, through Christ, in the Holy Spirit) and by defining God as the infinitely perfect being who is the most Holy Trinity whom we must love with all our hearts.

Ave Maria!
Mass: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 55:6-9
Resp: psa 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18
2nd: phi 1:20-24, 27
Gsp: mat 20:1-16

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Sep 20 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Death is a Passage

Saturday, September 20th, 2014
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Homily #140920b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Louis Maximilian explains that death is not an end. It is, rather, a beginning, a passage into eternity. We must live life to be prepared and store up for eternity by striving to grow closer to God each day, working with the grace we receive.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and Comp. – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 24th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 15:35-37, 42-49
Resp: psa 56:10-12, 13-14
Gsp: luk 8:4-15

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Sep 19 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Resurrection of the Body

Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Homily #140919b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Louis Maximilian explains how the belief that our bodies will be resurrected is a great incentive to treat ourselves and each other with dignity.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Januarius – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 24th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 15:12-20
Resp: psa 17:1, 6-7, 8, 15
Gsp: luk 8:1-3

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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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