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Griswold, CT

Aug 28 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Raising Standards of Chastity

Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Homily #150828 ( 03min) Play – The standards of purity and chastity in society have degraded, but we must respond by raising the bar and live chaste lives according to the Gospel.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Augustine of Hippo – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 21st Week of Ordinary Time
1st: 1th 4:1-8
Resp: psa 97:1, 2, 5-6, 10, 11-12
Gsp: mat 25:1-13

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Aug 27 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Monica

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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Homily #150827 ( 05min) Play – Today we celebrate the memorial of St. Monica, model of a virtuous woman and powerful intercessor for those who have children who have fallen away from the faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Monica – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 21st Week of Ordinary Time
1st: 1th 3:7-13
Resp: psa 90:3-4, 12-13, 14, 17
Gsp: mat 24:42-51

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Aug 26 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: 7 Joys of Our Lady

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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Homily #150826 ( 02min) Play – Our Lady found all Her joy in God, Her Savior and Son.  We should do the same.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Seven Joys of the BVM – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: son 2:1-14
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Aug 25 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Dedication of the Church

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
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Homily #150825 ( 05min) Play – Today in Griswold, we celebrate the anniversary of the dedication of the church and we pray that it may remain a place of pure worship and fullness of redemption.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Common of the Anniversary of the Dedication of a Church – Form: OF
Readings:
Gsp: John 2:13-22

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Aug 24 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Bartholomew, Apostle

Monday, August 24th, 2015
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Homily #150824 ( 09min) Play – The episode from the Gospel for today’s feast teaches us that we don’t necessarily have to have the best arguments on hand to convert souls, but we can simply invite them to “come and see” Our Lord, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bartholomew the Apostle – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 21:9-14
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18
Gsp: joh 1:45-51

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Aug 23 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Religious Liberty

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150823 ( 12min) Play – In today’s first reading, Joshua gives the Israelites the freedom to choose to serve the one, true God or demons.  Similarly, in the Gospel, Our Lord gives His disciples the freedom to be partakers of the table of the Lord or of the table of demons. (cf. 1 Cor 10:21)
Ave Maria!
Mass: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jos 24:1-2, 15-17, 18
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23
2nd: eph 5:21-32
Gsp: joh 6:60-69

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Aug 22 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Queen of Our Lives

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150822 ( 05min) Play – To perfectly enthrone Jesus as king, we must allow Mary to be the queen of every aspect of our exterior and interior lives.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Queenship of Blessed Virgin Mary – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 9:1-6
Resp: psa 112:1-8
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Aug 19 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Humble Reminder

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
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Homily #150819 ( 04min) Play – Father reminds us to be humble, merciful, and kind with others in regards to sharing our faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Louis of Toulouse – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 20th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: jdg 9:6-15
Resp: psa 21:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: mat 20:1-16

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Aug 18 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The New Eve

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
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Homily #150818 ( 03min) Play – Today we honor Our Lady with this votive Mass under the title the “New Eve”.  “The knot of Eve’s disobedience was loosed by Mary’s obedience.  The bonds fashioned by the virgin Eve through disbelief were untied by the virgin Mary through faith.” – St. Irenaeus, 200 AD
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday 20th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jdg 6:11-24
Resp: psa 85:9, 11-12, 13-14
Gsp: mat 19:23-30

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Aug 17 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Don’t Drift Away

Monday, August 17th, 2015
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Homily #150817 ( 04min) Play – Often our prayer life will fade away little by little until one day we realize we have drifted away. Strive to restrengthen your love for God every day.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 20th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jdg 2:11-19
Resp: psa 106:34-35, 36-37, 39-40, 43, 44
Gsp: mat 19:16-22

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Aug 16 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Personal Relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist

Sunday, August 16th, 2015
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Homily #150816 ( 06min) Play – In the Eucharist we take Jesus at His word, that it is literally His own flesh and blood. To increase our personal relationship with Jesus, we need look no further than the Eucharist.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: pro 9:1-6
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15
2nd: eph 5:15-20
Gsp: joh 6:51-58

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Aug 15 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Assumed Into Heaven

Saturday, August 15th, 2015
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Homily #150815 ( 06min) Play – Today we celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, body and soul, into Heaven.  This privilege granted to Our Lady is so fitting that it is difficult to imagine it could have been otherwise.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 11:19, 12 1-6, 10
Resp: psa 45:10, 11, 12, 16
2nd: 1co 15:20-26
Gsp: luk 1:39-56

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Aug 14 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Maximilian M. Kolbe

Friday, August 14th, 2015
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Homily #150814 ( 07min) Play – What would it look like if someone were to consecrate themselves entirely to the Blessed Virgin Mary, unlimitedly, unconditionally and irrevocably, and to live that consecration to its fullness?  Look no further than the life and death of St. Maximilian.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Maximilian Kolbe – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: wis 3:1-9
Resp: psa 116:10-17
2nd: 1jo 3:13-18
Gsp: joh 15:12-17

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Aug 13 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: 10,000 Talent Debt

Thursday, August 13th, 2015
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Homily #150813 ( 07min) Play – One mortal sin, because it offends an infintely good God, incurs infinite guilt and punishment, and yet God forgives us.  Should we not be willing to forgive those who sin against us?
Ave Maria!
Mass: Pontian and Hippolytus – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 19th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: jos 3:7-10, 11, 13-17
Resp: psa 114:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mat 18:21-19:1

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Aug 12 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Jane Frances de Chantal

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
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Homily #150812 ( 03min) Play – Wife, mother, widow and religious, St. Jane Frances de Chantal sanctified herself in all of these states by faithfully fulfilling the will of God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Jane Frances de Chantal – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 19th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: deu 34:1-12
Resp: psa 66:1-3, 5, 8, 16-17
Gsp: mat 18:15-20

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