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Bloomington, IN

Jul 29 – Homily – Fr Alan: Martha and Mary

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
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Homily #150729b ( 08min) Play – On the feast day of St. Martha, Fr. Alan compares and contrast St. Martha and St. Mary her sister and how sanctity is achieved in different people with their different temperament. Father exhorts us to see Christ in all of us especially those wit whom we are most familiar.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Martha, 2nd Option – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
Gsp: luk 10:38-42

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Jul 28 – Homily – Fr Alan: The Great Gift of Life

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
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Homily #150728b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Alan discusses great gift of life and to meditate on this and be grateful for this gift as the most appropriate and needed response to the anti-life forces that are epitomized by Planned Parenthood which was brought into relief by the recent revelations.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 17th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: exo 33:7-11, 34:5-9, 28
Resp: psa 103:6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13
Gsp: mat 13:35-43

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Jul 27 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: Bl. Mary Magdalene of Martinengo

Monday, July 27th, 2015
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Homily #150727b ( 03min) Play – Fr. Joseph on the life of Bl. Mary Magdalene of Martinengo.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Mary Magdalene of Martinengo – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 17th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: exo 32:15-24, 30-34
Resp: psa 106:19-20, 21-22, 23
Gsp: mat 13:31-35

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Jul 26 – Homily – Fr Elias: Multiplying Material into Spiritual Food

Sunday, July 26th, 2015
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Homily #150726b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Elias on the need to trust the Lord to fulfill the task at hand and not worry too much about the events in the future. He bases this on the miracle of the multiplication of loaves in the readings today. He also covers the need to be unified in faith in order to have peace in our hearts and peace in our society.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ki 4:42-44
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 15-16, 17-18
2nd: eph 4:1-6
Gsp: joh 6:1-15

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Jul 25 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: St. James, Apostle to Spain

Saturday, July 25th, 2015
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Homily #150725b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane on the life of St. James the Apostle and particularly his efforts of evangelism in Spain and the shrine of St. James at Santiago de Compostela.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. James – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2co 4:7-15
Resp: psa 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6
Gsp: mat 20:20-28

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Jul 24 – Homily – Fr Alan: Purity of St. Sharbel

Friday, July 24th, 2015
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Homily #150724b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Alan on the life of St. Sharbel Makhluf of Lebanon who was a Maronite monk living in the 1800’s, who lived a life of extraordinary purity and sincerity. Many miracles associated with him occurred after his death, resulting in vast numbers of people asking for his intercession around the world.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Sharbel Makhluf – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 16th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: exo 20:1-17
Resp: psa 19:8, 9, 10, 11
Gsp: mat 13:18-23

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Jul 23 – Homily – Fr Elias: Sts. Cunegunda and Bridget

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150723b ( 08min) Play – Fr. Elias preaches on the lives of the two saints Cunegunda (Kinga) of Hungary and Bridget of Sweden, both of whom have their feast day today and who also share many other things in common. Both lived at about the same time. Both where born into royalty and married saintly men. Both entered a convent after being widowed. And both were Franciscans.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Cunegunda – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 16th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: exo 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20
Resp: dan 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56
Gsp: mat 13:10-17

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Jul 22 – Homily – Fr Alan: Magdalene, Sinner to Saint

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150722b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Alan on how St. Mary Magdalene was transformed from being a notorious sinner to being a great saint.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Mary Magdalene – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: son 3:1-4
Resp: psa 78:18-19, 23-24, 25-26, 27-28
Gsp: joh 20:1-2, 11-18

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Jul 21 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Holy Preacher

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
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Homily #150721b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joseph preaches on St. Lawrence of Brindisi who was, in turn, a great preacher in the Franciscan order and a Doctor of the Church. We need good preaching today both in word and deed.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Lawrence of Brindisi – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2co 4:1-2, 5-7
Resp: psa 40:2 and 4ab, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 11
Gsp: mar 4:1-10, 13-20

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Jul 20 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Elias and Our Prophetic Times

Monday, July 20th, 2015
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Homily #150720b ( 13min) Play – On the feast day of St. Elias Fr. Elias relates his times with the time of the Exodus accounted in our first reading for today and then to our times and exhorts us to go forward with full trust.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 16th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: exo 14:5-18
Resp: exo 15:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mat 12:38-42

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Jul 19 – Homily – Fr Alan: The Good Shepherd

Sunday, July 19th, 2015
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Homily #150719b ( 15min) Play – Fr. Alan on how Jesus is the Good Shepherd who unites the scattered flock of God who will be united in the spiritual bond of faith in Him.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jer 23:1-16
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
2nd: eph 2:13-18
Gsp: mar 6:30-34

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Jul 16 – Homily – Fr Alan: Mary and Mt Carmel

Thursday, July 16th, 2015
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Homily #150716b ( 15min) Play – Fr. Alan reflects on the role of Our Lady on the founding of the Order of Carmel through St. Simon Stock and how he was given the scapular from her.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: zec 2:14-17
Resp: luk 1:46-55
Gsp: mat 12:46-50

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Jul 15 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: St. Bonaventure, Wisdom of the Cross

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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Homily #150715b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Joseph McShane gives an account of the life of St. Bonaventure and how he exemplified a life of learning through the contemplation of the cross and how this lead to wisdom, humility and holiness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bonaventure – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: wis 8:2-7, 16-18
Resp: psa 16:5-5, 7-8, 9, 11
2nd: 1co 2:6-13
Gsp: mat 5:13-19

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Jul 14 – Homily – Fr Alan: St. Kateri on the Frontier of Faith

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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Homily #150714b ( 13min) Play – Fr. Alan on the life of St. Kateri Tekakwitha and how she lived a Christian life among her fellow Native Americans who were still pagan on the early American and Canadian frontier. She gives an example of how to suffer for her faith and to persevere in difficulties.
Ave Maria!
St. Kateri Tekakwitha – Mem

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Jul 13 – Homily – Fr Elias: Fidelity to Christ

Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Homily #150713b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on how we must be faithful to Jesus and his teachings and work to spread the faith even when many do not received it kindly.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Henry – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 15th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: exo 1:8-14, 22
Resp: psa 124:1-3, 4-6, 7-8
Gsp: mat 10:34-11:1

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