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Bloomington, IN

Nov 22 – Homily – Fr Elias: Purity and Martyrdom, Past and Future

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
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Homily #141122b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Elias reflects on the book of Revelation which the Church focuses on toward the end of the liturgical season because it talks about the end of time. Father combines this with a reflection on the life of St. Cecilia who was a virgin and martyr in the beginning of the Church in the midst of pagan morals and how her love for purity and music and willingness to die for the faith sends a message to us who live closer to the end times when pagan morals are returning.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Cecilia Virgin & Martyr – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 11:4-12
Resp: psa 144:1, 2, 9-10
Gsp: luk 20:27-40

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Nov 21 – Homily – Fr Alan: Presenting Ourselves for Service

Friday, November 21st, 2014
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Homily #141121b ( 15min) Play – Fr. Alan gives the background of the feast of the Presentation of Mary where the elderly parents of Mary presented her as a young child to the priests at the Temple to live there and do service through her youth. He exhorts us to give ourselves spiritually to Holy Mother Church in a similar manner even to the point of becoming a priest, religious brother or nun.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 10:8-11
Resp: psa 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131
Gsp: luk 19:45-48

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Nov 20 – Homily – Fr Joachim: The Lament of Jesus

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Homily #141120b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joachim on Jesus’ lament over the sins of Jerusalem even when he offers so much mercy. Let us not refuse this same mercy by refusing to repent.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 5:1-10
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: luk 19:41-44

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Nov 19 – Homily – Fr Alan: St Agnes, Poor Clare with many Coins

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Homily #141119b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Alan connects the Gospel parable of the gold coins with the story of St. Agnes’ life who was the sister of St Clare, the founder of the Poor Clares in cooperation with St. Francis. She renounces many worldly coins that her natural family had and joins this great religious family and multiplies many spiritual coins from the coin of grace given to her.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Agnes of Assisi – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 4:1-11
Resp: psa 150:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 19:11-28

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Nov 18 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Feast of Two Basilicas

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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Homily #141118b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the history and significance of the two Roman basilicas of St. Peters on Vatican Hill and of St. Paul’s Out side the Walls.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Dedication of St. Peters and Pauls Basilicas – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 28:11-16, 30-31
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: mat 14:22-33

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Nov 17 – Homily – Fr Alan: Putting Our Trust in God

Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Homily #141117b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Alan referring to the blind man of Jericho and the life of St. Elizabeth to tell us that we must put our trust in God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Elizabeth of Hungary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 1:1-4; 2:1-5
Resp: psa 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6
Gsp: luk 18:35-43

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Nov 16 – Homily – Fr Joachim: God Expects Us to Try

Sunday, November 16th, 2014
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Homily #141116b ( 08min) Play – Based on the reading of the Gospel with the Parable of the Talents, Fr. Joachim explains what God expects of us based on what he has given us. He will not expect us to do more than we can but we must try. There is no “park” in the spiritual car, only forward or reverse.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: pro 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
Resp: psa 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
2nd: 1th 5:1-6
Gsp: mat 25:14-30

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Nov 14 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Living the Faith onto Death

Friday, November 14th, 2014
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Homily #141114b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim relates to us the edifying lives of St. Nicholas Tavelic and companions who were zealous missionaries, using both the example of quiet, holy lives and fearless preaching. They were martyred by Muslims in Jerusalem.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Nicholas Tavelic and companions – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 2jo 1:4-9
Resp: psa 119:1, 2, 10, 11, 17, 18
Gsp: luk 17:26-37

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Nov 13 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Cabrini and Culture of Life

Thursday, November 13th, 2014
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Homily #141113b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Alan on the life St. Frances Xavier Cabrini who was a missionary nun to the Americas only one hundred years ago. He focuses on her virginity which was consecrated to God and how this fruitful purity gave spiritual life to others, and he contrasts this to our modern culture of death and its connection with impurity.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Frances Xavier Cabrini – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: phm 1:7-20
Resp: psa 146:7, 8-9, 9-10
Gsp: luk 17:20-25

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Nov 12 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St Josaphat Martyr for Unity

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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Homily #141112b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joachim on how St. Josaphat worked for Church unity in a land which boarders the divide between the Easter wand Western Churches.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Josaphat – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: tit 3:1-7
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Gsp: luk 17:11-19

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Nov 11 – Homily – Fr Alan: God’s Order of Virtue

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
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Homily #141111b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Alan on how God has established order in the universe and if we live a virtuous life with a real desire for doing God’s will, to follow his commandments, we will have a peaceful, just and fruitful society.

Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Martin of Tours – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: tit 2:1-8, 11-14
Resp: psa 37:3-4, 18, 23, 27, 29
Gsp: luk 17:7-10

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Nov 09 – Homily – Fr Alan: Lateran, Symbol of Christ, Mary and Unity

Sunday, November 9th, 2014
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Homily #141109b ( 17min) Play – Fr. Alan on the Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St John Lateran which is the Cathedral of the Church of Rome. Fr. Alan emphasizes how it is a symbol of Christ’s body, a symbol of unity under the pope and also a symbol of Mary who is, herself, also a symbol of the Church.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Dedication of the Lateran Basilica (alt) – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 41:1-2, 8-9, 12
Resp: psa 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-11
2nd: 1co 3:9-11, 16-17
Gsp: joh 2:13-22

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Nov 08 – Homily – Fr Alan: Scotus the Subtle Doctor

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
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Homily #141108b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Alan on the life of Bl. John Duns Scotus and how he he gave a lofty, subtle penetration of the divine nature and the centrality of Christ’s Incarnation as the very reason for God’s gratuitous act of love in in creating the universe. This maximized Christo-centrism, in turn, provided the theological basis for the Immaculate Conception of Mary, leading to its proclamation as a dogma of the Church in 1854. For more on the Primacy of Christ go here, and read this:

 

Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. John Duns Scotus – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 31st Week in Ordinary Time
1st: phi 4:10-19
Resp: psa 112:1-2, 5-6, 8, 9
Gsp: luk 16:9-15

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Nov 07 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Didacus, Holiness in Humility

Friday, November 7th, 2014
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Homily #141107b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Didacus, patron of all Franciscan Brothers and how holiness comes from being humble and having a small opinion of ourselves and not self promotion.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Didacus of Alcala – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 31st Week in Ordinary Time
1st: phi 3:17-4:1
Resp: psa 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5
Gsp: luk 16:1-8

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Nov 06 – Homily – Fr Elias: Preparing for the Spiritual Life

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
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Homily #141106b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Elias continues on thoughts about the spiritual life and how we must prepare ourselves to fight the good fight. This includes developing a prayer life, receive the sacraments regularly and receive spiritual direction from a competent director.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 31st Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: phi 3:3-8
Resp: psa 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: luk 15:1-10

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