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Griswold, CT

Jul 03 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Believing Without Seeing

Friday, July 3rd, 2015
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Homily #150703 ( 04min) Play – All of us are “they who have not seen, but believe.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Thomas the Apostle – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 2:19-22
Resp: psa 117:1, 2
Gsp: joh 20:24-29

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Jul 02 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Power of Sacrifice

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
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Homily #150702 ( 07min) Play – We obtain blessings for ourselves and for the whole world when we make frequent sacrifices.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 13th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 22:1-19
Resp: psa 115:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9
Gsp: mat 9:1-8

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Jul 01 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Precious Blood of Jesus

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
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Homily #150701 ( 04min) Play – Today the Franciscans of the Immaculate celebrate the Feast of the Precious Blood of Jesus, which alone has the power to expiate our sins, unlike the blood of the Old Testament sacrifices, which were only types of the Blood of the new and everlasting covenant.
Ave Maria!
Mass: The Feast of the Most Precious Blood – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 13th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 21:5, 8-20
Resp: psa 34:7-8, 10-11, 12-13
Gsp: mat 8:28-34

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Jun 29 – Homily – Fr Joseph M.: “Pillars of the Church”

Monday, June 29th, 2015
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Homily #150629 ( 12min) Play – This is a reflection given by Fr. Joseph M. McShane on the readings for the Solemnity Mass of  Sts. Peter & Paul.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Peter and Paul – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 12:1-11
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 2ti 4:6-8, 17-18
Gsp: mat 16:13-19

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Jun 28 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Spiritual Death of Our Nation

Sunday, June 28th, 2015
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Homily #150628 ( 15min) Play – Our nation is suffering a spiritual death which can only be revived be restoring its spiritual life.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: wis 1:13-15, 2:23-24
Resp: psa 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11, 12, 13
2nd: 2co 8:7, 9, 13-15
Gsp: mar 5:21-43

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Jun 27 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Cyril of Alexandria

Sunday, June 28th, 2015
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Homily #150627 ( 03min) Play – “That anyone could doubt the right of the Holy Virgin to be called the Mother of God fills me with astonishment.” – St. Cyril
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Cyril of Alexandria – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 12th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 18:1-15
Resp: luk 1:46-47, 48-49, 50, 53, 54-55
Gsp: mat 8:5-17

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Jun 25 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Fools Who Will Not Enter the Kingdom

Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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Homily #150625 ( 05min) Play – In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that non-practicing Catholics are fools who will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 12th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 16:1-12, 15-16
Resp: psa 106:1-2, 3-4, 4-5
Gsp: mat 7:21-29

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Jun 24 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: More Than A Prophet

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
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Homily #150624 ( 04min) Play – Today we celebrate the birth of the forerunner of the Christ.  We should strive to follow the piety and innocence of St. John as much as possible, “by retiring from the wicked ways of the world, from the infected air of the world; from the company and conversation of the slaves of the world; from the dangerous pastimes of worldlings, and from all the occasions of sin, so common in the world.” (Bishop Challoner)
Ave Maria!
Mass: Birth of St. John the Baptist – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 49:1-6
Resp: psa 139:1-3, 13-14, 14-15
2nd: act 13:22-26
Gsp: luk 1:57-66, 80

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Jun 23 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Many to Destruction, Few to Life

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150623 ( 06min) Play – In order to encourage us to persevere through difficulties and not to be dismayed when it seems we are among the minority, Our Lord teaches, “the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many.  How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life.  And those who find it are few.”
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 12th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 13:2, 5-18
Resp: psa 15:2-3, 3-4, 5
Gsp: mat 7:6, 12-14

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Jun 22 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Modesty – the Summertime Virtue

Monday, June 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150622 ( 04min) Play – During the summer, special attention needs to be given to the practice of the virtue of modesty, which the Catecechism decribes as “refusing to unveil what should remain hidden.” (CCC #2521)
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Thomas More – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 12th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 12:1-9
Resp: psa 33:12-13, 18-19, 20, 22
Gsp: mat 7:1-5

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Jun 21 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Do You Not Yet Have Faith?

Sunday, June 21st, 2015
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Homily #150621 ( 14min) Play – Three degrees of Faith: 1) that God is in control of everything and can quiet our storms  2) loving acceptance of the storms that God wills to send us  3) desiring that God send more storms to us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: job 38:1, 8-11
Resp: psa 107:23-24, 25-26, 28-29, 30-31
2nd: 2co 5:14-17
Gsp: mar 4:35-41

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Jun 20 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Unity by Charity

Saturday, June 20th, 2015
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Homily #150620 ( 03min) Play – Strive for unity by practicing charity toward one another.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 11th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2co 12:1-10
Resp: psa 34:8-9, 10-11, 12-13
Gsp: mat 6:24-34

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Jun 18 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Pray and Forgive Each Other

Thursday, June 18th, 2015
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Homily #150618 ( 03min) Play – Pray to Our Father and forgive each other. This is His command.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 11th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2co 11:1-11
Resp: psa 111:1-2, 3-4, 7-8
Gsp: mat 6:7-15

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Jun 17 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Do Good For God Alone

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
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Homily #150617 ( 06min) Play – Do good for God and remove any trace of wanting to be seen or acknowledged for it.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 11th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2co 9:6-11
Resp: psa 112:1-2, 3-4, 9
Gsp: mat 6:1-6, 16-18

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Jun 16 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Love Even Your Enemies

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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Homily #150616 ( 03min) Play – To be holy as Jesus said, we must show love even to our enemies.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 11th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2co 8:1-9
Resp: psa 146:2, 5-6, 7, 8-9
Gsp: mat 5:43-48

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