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Bloomington, IN

Oct 25 – Homily – Fr Elias: Saturday Devotion to Mary

Saturday, October 25th, 2014
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Homily #141025b ( 17min) Play – Fr. Elias explains why we have special devotion to Mary on Saturdays. Mary waited with faith on the Saturday between Her Son’s death on Good Friday and His rising on Easter Sunday even when the apostles had lost faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday in the 29th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 4:7-16
Resp: psa 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5
Gsp: luk 13:1-9

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Oct 24 – Homily – Fr Elias: The Great Sacrifice of Mass

Friday, October 24th, 2014
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Homily #141024b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Elias on the large number of Catholics who do not go to Church and how this is a result of people not appreciating the importance of Mass as the unbloody re-presentation of Calvary, the great sacrifice of the Son of God for the removal of our sins, which enables us to live with Him for all eternity in heaven. He also explains the ad orientum position relative to the altar that he uses during Mass.

Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Anthony Mary Claret – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 29th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eph 4:1-6
Resp: psa 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 12:54-59

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Oct 22 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. John Paul II and Marian Consecration

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Homily #141022b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Elias for the feast day for St. John Paul II, gives an account of the influence of his life especially regarding Marian devotion which was inspired by his fellow country man and contemporary St. Maximilian Kolbe. Father specifically focuses on consecration to the Mary and even as a fourth vow in religious life, first approved by him when he erected the Franciscans of the Immaculate as a pontifical institute.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. John Paul II – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 29th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eph 3:2-12
Resp: isa 12:2-3, 4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 12:39-48

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Oct 21 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Fighting Hate with Grace

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Homily #141021b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the life of Bl. Josephine Leroux, virgin and martyr during the French Revolution. She was condemned to death for the horrible crime of being a Poor Claire nun. Listen how in contrast to the radical hate of the atheists, she returned kindness and graciousness.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Josephine Leroux – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 29th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eph 2:12-22
Resp: psa 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Gsp: luk 12:35-38

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Oct 20 – Homily – Fr Alan: How does one Possess?

Monday, October 20th, 2014
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Homily #141020b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Alan Bernardino Wharton gives his first homily at Bloomington after having arrived from our mission in Brazil. He reflects on the need to be detached from things that we possess based on the account in the Gospel of the man who asked Jesus if He could tell his brother to give him a share in the inheritance. Father points out that it is not so much of how much we possess or how little, but that we don’t cling to what we have in our abundance nor crave for more in our poverty.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Paul of the Cross – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 29th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eph 2:1-10
Resp: psa 100:2, 3, 4, 5
Gsp: luk 12:13-21

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Oct 19 – Homily – Fr Elias: God’s will be Done

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
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Homily #141019b ( 25min) Play – Fr. Elias on how God is so omnipotent that he can work His will through the most unlikely people, including Cyrus the King of Persia, who was the pagan ruler over the Israelites and unexpectedly allowed them to go back to Jerusalem from which they were exiled. This also applied to Caesar in the day of Jesus and any ruler even today. Father ties this together to delineate how government and religion are separate but related and complimentary and how both should be respected. He gives a final exhortation regarding the spiritual practicality of sacramentals.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 45:1, 4-6
Resp: psa 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10
2nd: 1th 1:1-5
Gsp: mat 22:15-21

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Oct 18 – Homily – Fr Elias: St Luke, Marian Evangelist

Saturday, October 18th, 2014
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Homily #141018b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Elias  on the Gospel according to St. Luke whose feast day it is today. He focuses on the Marian dimension of the Good News of which Luke focuses on more than the other Evangelists that God has become man through a woman, one of our own, the one foretold in Genesis, the first book of the Bible in the Proto-Gospel, “And I will establish a feud between thee and the woman, between thy offspring and hers; she is to crush thy head, while thou dost lie in ambush at her heels.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Luke the Evangelist – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ti 4:9-17
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18
Gsp: luk 10:1-9

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Oct 17 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Ignatius, Witness of Faith

Friday, October 17th, 2014
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Homily #141017b ( 08min) Play – Fr. Joachim gives an account of the life and martyrdom of St. Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr, and how he taught his congregation to sing just as St. John, his direct mentor, had heard the heavenly choirs sing during his visions which he recorded in the book of the Apocalypse. Father recounts how he stood up to the emperor Trajan even at the cost of being thrown to the wild beasts in Rome.

Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Ignatius of Antioch – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 28th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eph 1:11-14
Resp: psa 33:1-2, 4-5, 12-13
Gsp: luk 12:1-7

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Oct 15 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Reform Starts with Self

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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Homily #141015b ( 08min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the life of St. Theresa of Avila, who carried out a vigorous reform of the Carmelite Order and how it started with a reform of her own life, embracing a penitential life. Her spiritual writings earned her the title of Doctor of the Church, first woman to do so.

Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Teresa of Jesus – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 28th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: gal 5:18-25
Resp: psa 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6
Gsp: luk 11:42-46

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Oct 14 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Faith and Love v. Law

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
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Homily #141014b ( 05min) Play – Based on the first reading from Paul, Fr. Joachim preaches on the need to be justified by faith and love rather than follow the minutia of the law whether it be the Jewish Law or even the Catholic Law. Without love of God and neighbor and faith, we will not be saved.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Callistus I – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 28th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: gal 5:1-6
Resp: psa 119:41, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48
Gsp: luk 11:37-41

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Oct 13 – Homily – Fr Elias: When the Sun Dances

Monday, October 13th, 2014
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Homily #141013b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Elias on the 97th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun in Fatima, Portugal where the Sun literally danced in the sky in plane sight of 70,000 people who gathered for the pre-announced event makes the private revelations of Our Lady of Fatima to the Children rather public, adding an extra need to take her message to heart.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday in the 28th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gal 4:22-24, 26-27, 31-5:1
Resp: psa 113:1-2, 3-4, 5, 6-7
Gsp: luk 11:29-32

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Oct 12 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Greatest of All Banquets

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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Homily #141012b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the banquet which our Lord describes at the end of time to which all faithful souls are invited. He exhorts us to live our lives in a way that is worthy of being invited, by obeying his commandments and so be clothed in attire worthy of the greatest of all banquets.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 25:6-10
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
2nd: phi 4:12-14, 19-20
Gsp: mat 22:1-14

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Oct 11 – Homily – Fr Joachim: From Head to Heart

Saturday, October 11th, 2014
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Homily #141011b ( 04min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the Gospel account of the woman who yells out to Jesus “Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed.” and he replied, “Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.” We must therefore have the word of God which we receive in our ears and head, to penetrate to the heart and out of love of God follow His will. This is what Our Lady did so well.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday in the 27th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gal 3:22-29
Resp: psa 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: luk 11:27-28

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Oct 10 – Homily – Fr Elias: The Difficult Preaching

Friday, October 10th, 2014
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Homily #141010b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on the lives of St. Daniel and Companions who gave their lives in order to evangelize others. Father underlines the need to preach what we believe which is different from others not just those things with which we agree.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Daniel and companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 27th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: gal 3:7-14
Resp: psa 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 11:15-26

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Oct 09 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Keep Asking

Thursday, October 9th, 2014
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Homily #141009b ( 03min) Play – Fr. Joachim, based on the Gospel reading, exhorts us to keep asking the Lord for what we need, persevering in prayer, especially for the grace of salvation and eternal life with Him.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Denis and Companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 27th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: gal 3:1-5
Resp: luk 1:69-70, 71-72, 73-75
Gsp: luk 11:5-13

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