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Jul 22 – Homily – Fr Benedict: St. Mary Magdalene

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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Homily #140722 ( 12min) Play - St. Mary Magdalene teaches us by the purity of her perfect contrition and love how we, too, may console the Heart of Jesus.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Mary Magdalene – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 16th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: mic 7:14-15, 18-20
Resp: psa 85:2-4, 5-6, 7-8
Gsp: mat 12:46-50

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Jul 21 – Homily – Fr Dominic: St. Lawrence of Brindisi

Monday, July 21st, 2014
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Homily #140721 ( 08min) Play - On the Franciscan Doctor of the Church whose love of God brought him great success as a preacher and scholar.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Lawrence of Brindisi – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: wis 8:9-16
Resp: psa 67:2, 3, 7-8
2nd: 2co 5:14-21
Gsp: luk 9:1-6

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Jul 15 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Charity Comes First

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Homily #140715 ( 11min) Play – We should all do our best to use our God-given intelligence to understand the truths of Revelation, but love comes first.
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 Ignatius: Baptism’s Necessity

Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Homily #140714 ( 13min) Play - On the memorial of St. Kateri, we consider the Church’s teaching on the necessity of baptism.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Kateri Tekakwitha – Mem – Form: OF
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Jul 13 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Listening, Reflecting, and Acting With Charity

Sunday, July 13th, 2014
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Homily #140713 ( 10min) Play - Listening to the Word of God is just the first step. The next step is to reflect and put it into practice by bearing fruit, the greatest of which is charity.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 55:10-11
Resp: psa 65:10, 11, 12-13, 14
2nd: rom 8:18-23
Gsp: mat 13:1-23

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Jul 12 – Homily – Fr Benedict: The Wings of the Seraphim: Isaiah 6:2

Saturday, July 12th, 2014
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Homily #140712 ( 13min) Play The blessed seraphim point us to the interior life of man, and serve as examples and intercessors in how we are to grow in the grace of God.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. John Jones and John Wall – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: isa 6:1-8
Resp: psa 93:1, 1-2, 5
Gsp: mat 10:24-33

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Jul 11 – Homily – Fr Benedict: St. Benedict’s Temptations

Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Homily #140711 ( 07min) Play - The “Father of Western Monasticism” first began his life in solitude and prayer as a hermit before being called to build the monasteries that were the foundations of western civilization. It was in this solitude that St. Benedict overcame three great temptations..
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Benedict – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 46:1-7, 28-30
Resp: psa 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40
Gsp: mat 10:16-23

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Jul 10 – Homily – Fr Benedict: St. Veronica Giuliani: Model of Hope.

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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Homily #140710 ( 12min) Play Through her many trials temptations, the great mystic and Poor Claire, St. Veronica Giuliani, teaches us how to fight the good fight of faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Veronica Giuliani – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: hos 11:1, 3-4, 8-9
Resp: psa 80:2, 3, 15-16
Gsp: mat 10:7-15

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Jul 09 – Homily – Fr Benedict: St. Nicholas Pick and Companions, Martyrs

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Homily #140709 ( 12min) Play A physical martyrdom is a witness of an interior martyrdom. A martyrdom for the faith is a union with Christ on Calvary. God looks down upon such a martyr and sees the image of his own son, Jesus.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Nicholas Pick and companions – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12
Resp: psa 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: mat 10:1-7

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Jul 08 – Homily – Fr Benedict: Poverty: The Marrow of Martyrs

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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Homily #140708 ( 10min) Play Preparation for white or red martyrdom involves giving ourselves over to God’s will within his divine providence in the everyday circumstances of our lives.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Bl. Gregory Grassi and companions – Form: OF
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Jul 07 – Homily – Fr Benedict: Votive Mass of The Precious Blood

Monday, July 7th, 2014
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Homily #140707 ( 12min) Play - Jesus raises to life the daughter of an official and heals a woman suffering haemorrhages. The woman suffering hemorrhages touches the garment of Christ and is healed. The power of Christ penetrates all physical matter. That matter can be used to transmit the power of Christ is a symbol for the operation of the sacraments.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 14th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: hos 2:16, 17-18, 21-22
Resp: psa 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: mat 9:18-26

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Jul 06 – Homily – Fr Benedict: Treasury of Meekness

Sunday, July 6th, 2014
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Homily #140706 ( 17min) Play We should strive for true meekness. By growing in meekness and littleness we learn to decrease so that in us Christ may increase. This growth in simplicity is the means of obtaining true self knowledge so that we can shape our lives to that image that God desires us to be formed in.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: zec 9:9-10
Resp: psa 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14
2nd: rom 8:9, 11-13
Gsp: mat 11:25-30

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Jul 05 – Homily – Fr Dominic: New Wine Skins

Saturday, July 5th, 2014
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Homily #140705 ( 04min) Play Jesus teaches about new and old wine and wine skins. He teaches us that we must be receptive to receive the message of his Gospel. Our Lord offers grace and newness to the world of which he is the source of grace and makes all things new.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 13th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eph 2:19-22
Resp: psa 117:1, 2
Gsp: joh 20:24-29

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Jul 04 – Homily – Fr Dominic: I Desire Mercy, Not Sacrifice

Friday, July 4th, 2014
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Homily #140704 ( 06min) Play Jesus is criticized for going into the midst of sinners whom he desires to lead to goodness. He answers that he desires mercy, not sacrifice and that he did not come to call the righteous but sinners. Ave Maria!

Mass: Friday 13th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF Readings:  1st: amo 8:4-6, 9-12 Resp: psa 119:2, 10, 20, 30, 40, 131 Gsp: mat 9:9-13 Audio (MP3) +++

Jul 03 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Feast of Apostle Thomas

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Homily #140703 ( 00min) Play Jesus says “Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” The degree of our faith and devotion is not based necessarily on those things which we can perceive with the senses.
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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