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Bloomington, IN

Apr 26 – Homily – Fr Alan: True and Good Shepherd

Sunday, April 26th, 2015
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Homily #150426b ( 19min) Play – Fr. Alan on what makes a good shepherd and a good sheep. Jesus the Good Shepherd knows his sheep and his sheep know Him. Father compares this to swould-be shepherds, particularly the secular world that increasingly claims the right to be the arbiters of moral correctness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 4th Week of Easter – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 4:8-12
Resp: psa 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 21, 29
2nd: 1jo 3:1-2
Gsp: joh 10:11-18

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Apr 25 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Mark, Persevering Evangelist

Saturday, April 25th, 2015
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Homily #150425b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Alan on the life o f St Mark the Evangelist and how he exemplified the virtue of perseverance in difficult times and even in the face of difficulties with other Apostles.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Mark the Evangelist – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1pe 5:5-14
Resp: psa 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17
Gsp: mar 16:15-20

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Apr 24 – Homily – Fr Elias: Faithful Priest and Martyr

Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Homily #150424b ( 11min) Play – Fr Elias on life of St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, a Franciscan priest and Martyr who evangelized the Calvinists in Switzerland. Fidelis means faithful and Father emphasizes this aspect of this priest’s holiness and exhorts all Catholics to follow his examples and spread the faith even in difficult times.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 3:7-8, 10-12
Resp: psa 119:137-144
2nd: 2ti 2:8-13, 3:10-12
Gsp: joh 10:11-16

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Apr 23 – Homily – Fr Alan: Universal Salvation in Christ

Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Homily #150423b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Alan on how God calls all to salvation through Jesus Christ our one unique mediator. He compares this to the popular idea that there are many ways to salvation apart from Christ.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Giles of Assisi – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 3rd Week of Easter
1st: act 8:26-40
Resp: psa 66:8-9, 16-17, 20
Gsp: joh 6:44-51

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Apr 22 – Homily – Fr Alan: Belief in the Eucharist

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150422b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Alan on the importance of the Eucharist and how we must believe in His presence in this sacrament in order to be worthy to receive communion and even to be His disciple.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 3rd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 8:1-8
Resp: psa 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: joh 6:35-40

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Apr 21 – Homily – Fr Alan: I am the Bread of Life

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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Homily #150421b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Alan on how Our Lord is the bread of life based on His discourse in the Gospel of John.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 3rd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 7:51-8:1
Resp: psa 31:3-4, 6, 7, 8, 17, 21
Gsp: joh 6:30-35

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Apr 20 – Homily – Fr Elias: Worship God First

Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Homily #150420b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias explains the meaning of today’s readings on St. Steven, that our first duty is to serve and worship God and then all else in our lives will be placed in the proper order.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 3rd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 6:8-15
Resp: psa 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30
Gsp: joh 6:22-29

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Apr 19 – Homily – Fr Elias: Expiation, Atonement and Reparation

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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Homily #150419b ( 16min) Play – Fr. Elias outlines the meaning of the words expiation, atonement and reparation that Our Lord accomplishes regarding our sins. Only Jesus can repair the breach between God and man caused by sin because only a divine person can repair the infinite offense to an infinite God. The victory is made clear to the apostles and to us by the bodily resurrection of Jesus where He conquers death, the penalty of sin.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 3rd Week of Easter – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 3:13-15, 17-19
Resp: psa 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9
2nd: 1jo 2:1-5
Gsp: luk 24:35-48

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Apr 16 – Homily – Fr Alan: We Must Obey God

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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Homily #150416b ( 15min) Play – Fr Alan: We must obey God and not give into the idea that we should not spread the message of Christ, that we need to be saved because we are sinners.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 2nd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 5:27-33
Resp: psa 34:2, 9, 17-18, 19-20
Gsp: joh 3:31-36

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Apr 15 – Homily – Fr Elias: God’s Help for His Workers

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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Homily #150415b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Elias on how God will help us in the difficult task of preaching His Kingdom, even by working miracles.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 2nd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 5:17-26
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: joh 3:16-21

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Apr 14 – Homily – Fr Alan: Unworldy Kingdom of God

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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Homily #150414b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Alan on the heavenly nature of the kingdom of God, even when on Earth.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 2nd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 4:32-37
Resp: psa 93:1, 1-2, 5
Gsp: joh 3:7-15

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Apr 12 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: God’s Mercy, our Response

Sunday, April 12th, 2015
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Homily #150412b ( 18min) Play – Fr. Joseph on the meaning of this feast of Divine Mercy based on the Gospel reading showing that Jesus’ first message to the Apostles is one of mercy and He introduces the sacrament of penance which lends so much mercy to absolve our sins. He outlines the revelations of Jesus to St. Faustina which focuses so much on the mercy of God, who wanted to establish this day as dedicated to His mercy for our modern age. We should respond as follows:

  • Thank God for His Mercy
  • Have Mercy toward others
    • Corporal works of mercy
    • Spiritual works of mercy
  • Accept His grace, repent of sin
  • Trust in Jesus in all things
    • Repeat often, “Jesus I trust in you,” especially during difficult moments

Ave Maria!
Mass: Divine Mercy Sunday – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 4:32-35
Resp: psa 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24
2nd: 1jo 5:1-6
Gsp: joh 20:19-31

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Apr 11 – Homily – Fr Alan: Religious Freedom

Saturday, April 11th, 2015
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Homily #150411b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Alan keying off the first reading today in Acts 4:13-21, where the officials try to deter the apostles from preaching the Gospel, discusses the issue of religious freedom.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday within the Octave of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 4:13-21
Resp: psa 118:1, 14-15, 16-18, 19-21
Gsp: mar 16:9-15

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Apr 10 – Homily – Fr Elias: Imitating Christ

Friday, April 10th, 2015
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Homily #150410b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Elias and how the apostles walked in the footsteps of Jesus, doing what he did, preaching and doing miracles.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday of Easter Week – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 4:1-12
Resp: psa 118:1-2, 4, 22-24, 25-27
Gsp: joh 21:1-14

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Apr 09 – Homily – Fr Alan: Believing in Miracles

Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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Homily #150409b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Alan on the miraculous nature of the resurrection, which was so incredible that the apostles themselves had trouble believing it, even when Jesus appeared to them. Father links this to the modern habit of systematic doubt where we are looking for reasons to disbelieve rather than believe, even when the weight of evidence clearly points to a miracle.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday of Easter Week – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 3:11-26
Resp: psa 8:2, 5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: luk 24:35-48

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