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Griswold, CT

Nov 21 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Mary is Greater than the Church

Friday, November 21st, 2014
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Homily #141121 ( 07min) Play – If by “Church” we mean the People of God, all of the baptized (without Mary), then Mary is greater than the Church because we are sinners and She is Immaculate, “far surpassing all creatues” (LG #53), and we depend on Her, while She depends only on Christ.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: zec 2:14-17
Resp: luk 1:46-55
Gsp: mat 12:46-50

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Nov 20 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Time of Visitation

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Homily #141120 ( 04min) Play –  Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD “because it did not recognize the time of its visitation”, i.e., the visitation of the Savior, nor did it embrace His call to repentance and faith in Him.
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 17 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Unusually Happy Marriage

Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Homily #141117 ( 07min) Play – St. Elizabeth of Hungary and her husband, Louis IV, had an unusually happy marriage because they were both saintly souls.  Sanctity is the key to a happy marriage
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Elizabeth of Hungary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 26:1-3, 15-18, 24
Resp: psa 31:8-5, 8-9, 20, 24-25
2nd: 1ti 5:3-10
Gsp: mat 25:31-40

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Nov 16 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Use Your Talents For God

Sunday, November 16th, 2014
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Homily #141116 ( 09min) Play – Put the abilities God gave you in His service and for His glory.
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 15 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Keep Praying

Saturday, November 15th, 2014
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Homily #141115 ( 04min) Play – Don’t pray less because you don’t get what you want. It takes time to acquire great graces. Persevere.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Albert the Great – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 3jo 1:5-8
Resp: psa 112:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 18:1-8

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Nov 14 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Detachment from Worldliness

Friday, November 14th, 2014
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Homily #141114 ( 04min) Play – The spirit of the world gives no thought to God’s commandments. Strive to detach yourself from worldly things.
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 12 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Thankfulness

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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Homily #141112 ( 04min) Play – Ask God to be made aware of all the blessings He has given to us.
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 Ignatius: Poor Souls in Purgatory

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
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Homily #141111 ( 05min) Play – The souls in Purgatory are truly poor because they did not do what they were obliged to do, namely, become saints.
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 10 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Longing of the Souls in Purgatory

Monday, November 10th, 2014
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Homily #141110 ( 06min) Play – Who is the people that longs to see the face of the Lord?  The Saints in this life and the Poor Souls in the next.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Leo the Great – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: tit 1:1-9
Resp: psa 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 17:1-6

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Nov 09 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Beauty of the Physical and Spiritual

Monday, November 10th, 2014
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Homily #141109 ( 16min) Play – God created us physical and spiritual beings. He gives us His physical and spiritual presence in our Churches, where we also receive many graces through the Sacraments. All the physical images and all of creation also point us to that which is spiritual.
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 07 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Suffering in Purgatory

Friday, November 7th, 2014
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Homily #141107 ( 08min) Play – The “holy souls” in Purgatory are sometimes called the “poor souls” because of the sufferings and purifying punishments that they are undergoing, especially that of a cleansing fire.
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 Ignatius: Joy in Purgatory

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
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Homily #141106 ( 05min) Play – The souls in Purgatory are assured of their salvation.  This is most certainly a cause of great joy for them.
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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Nov 05 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: How to Avoid Purgatory

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
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Homily #141105 ( 04min) Play – Avoid purgatory by not grumbling or complaining, by patiently bearing sufferings and trials of all kinds, by works of mercy & charity, prayer and penance, and finally, by serenely facing death.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday in the 31st Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: phi 2:12-18
Resp: psa 27:1, 4, 13-14
Gsp: luk 14:25-33

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Nov 04 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Charles Borromeo & Purgatory

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
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Homily #141104 ( 08min) Play – St. Charles was present at the Council of Trent in which the doctrine of Purgatory was discussed.  The declarations reflect his pastoral zeal and prudence.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Charles Borromeo – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 31st Week in Ordinary Time
1st: phi 2:5-11
Resp: psa 22:26-27, 28-30, 31-32
Gsp: luk 14:15-24

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Nov 03 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Purgatory

Monday, November 3rd, 2014
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Homily #141103 ( 11min) Play – We must be purified of any unhealthy attachment to creatures.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Commemoration of the Franciscan Deceased – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: wis 3:1-9
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 4, 5, 6
Gsp: joh 6:37-40

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