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Dec 20 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me

Saturday, December 20th, 2014
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Homily #141220 ( 05min) Play – The devil fooled all of us once, in the person of Eve, with regard to the first death.  Let us not allow him to fool us again with regard to the second death.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Weekdays of Advent – Dec 20 – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 7:10-14
Resp: psa 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Dec 19 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The Sceptre Has Passed

Friday, December 19th, 2014
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Homily #141219 ( 03min) Play – The Patriarch Jacob prophesied that the sceptre would not pass from Judah until the time came for the Messiah (Gen. 49:10).  That is fulfilled when Herod the Great, mentioned in today’s Gospel, takes the place of Mattathias as ruler in 37 BC.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Weekdays of Advent – Dec 19 – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jdg 13:2-7, 24-25
Resp: psa 71:3-4, 5-6, 16-17
Gsp: luk 1:5-25

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Dec 18 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Take Her into Your Home

Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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Homily #141218 ( 02min) Play – Like St. Joseph, Christians must not be afraid to take Mary into their homes and have an intimate spiritual life with Her.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Weekdays of Advent – Dec 18 – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jer 23:5-8
Resp: psa 72:1, 12-13, 18-19
Gsp: mat 1:18-24

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Dec 17 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Matthew & Moses

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
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Homily #141217 ( 03min) Play – St. Peter Damian, Doctor of the Church, explains that St. Matthew imitates Moses in writing the first Gospel and giving the geneology of Jesus Christ.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Weekdays of Advent – Dec 17 – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 49:2, 8-10
Resp: psa 72:3-4, 7-8, 17
Gsp: mat 1:1-17

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Dec 16 – Homily – Fr Benedict: Mt 21:28-32 The Parable of the Two Sons

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Homily #141216 ( 09min) Play – In the season of Advent, awaiting the coming of Our Lord, let us examine ourselves in both our response to follow the Lord, and the fruits of charity that the Lord expects of us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Tuesday in the 3rd Week in Advent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: zep 3:1-2, 9-13
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 6-7, 17-18, 19, 23
Gsp: mat 21:28-32

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Dec 15 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Queen of the Seraphic Order

Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Homily #141215 ( 02min) Play – Our Lady is Queen of the Franciscan Order, which means that She is in charge.  Let Her be in charge and let yourselves be led.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Queen of the Seraphic Order – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 24:7-8, 10-14
Resp: psa 45:10, 13-18
Gsp: luk 1:26-33

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Dec 14 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Gaudete!

Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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Homily #141214 ( 09min) Play – With two solemn professions today in the Third Order, we have cause for rejoicing!
Ave Maria!
Mass: 3rd Sunday of Advent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 61:1-2, 10-11
Resp: luk 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54
2nd: 1th 5:16-24
Gsp: joh 1:6-8, 19-28

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Dec 13 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Elijah Has Come and Will Come

Saturday, December 13th, 2014
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Homily #141213 ( 06min) Play – Elijah has come mystically, or typically, in the person of St. John the Baptist, pointing out the Messiah’s first Advent.  Elijah will come, literally, with Enoch, to precede the Messiah’s second Advent.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Lucy of Syracuse – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 2nd Week in Advent
1st: sir 48:1-4, 9-11
Resp: psa 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19
Gsp: mat 17:10-13

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Dec 12 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Our Lady of Guadalupe

Friday, December 12th, 2014
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Homily #141212 ( 08min) Play – To all of Her servants, Our Lady says, “Go and put all your efforts into this”, regarding whatever task She gives us.  But She never wants us to be frightened, distressed or upset, even in the face of failures, because She, who is our Mother, is here.  We are always under Her protection and care.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Guadalupe – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: zec 2:14-17
Resp: jth 13:22-23
2nd: rev 11:19, 12:1-6a,10
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Dec 11 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: No One Greater

Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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Homily #141211 ( 03min) Play –  There is no one greater than St. John the Baptist throughout the Old Testament.  However, the least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Damasus I – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 2nd Week in Advent
1st: isa 41:13-20
Resp: psa 145:1, 9, 10-11, 12-13
Gsp: mat 11:11-15

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Dec 10 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Our Lady of Loreto

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
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Homily #141210 ( 04min) Play – May Our Lady, like the fortress of Loreto, defend our Faith!
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Loreto – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1ch 15:3-4, 15-16, 16:1-2
Resp: psa 84:3, 4, 5-6, 8, 11
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Dec 07 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: The Humility of John the Baptist

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
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Homily #141207 ( 07min) Play – On the Second Sunday of Advent, we begin to turn our attention from the Final Coming of Our Lord to His First Coming. In particular, we focus on John the Baptist who pointed out Our Lord to his own disciples. He shows us the humility of a true apostle who point to the Lord and not to himself. How do we point to Our Lord? Father tells us that we point to Our Lord by living the Gospel and showing an unconditional love to all we meet.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 2nd Sunday of Advent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 40:1-5, 9-11
Resp: psa 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
2nd: 2pe 3:8-14
Gsp: mar 1:1-8

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Dec 09 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: St. Juan Diego

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
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Homily #141209 ( 04min) Play – St. Juan Diego gives us an example of simplicity and humility.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Juan Diego – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 2nd Week in Advent
1st: isa 40:1-11
Resp: psa 96:1-2, 3, 10, 11-12, 13
Gsp: mat 18:12-14

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Dec 08 – Homily – Fr Louis Maximilian: Son of the Immaculate Conception

Monday, December 8th, 2014
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Homily #141208 ( 15min) Play – Fr. Louis Maximilian, on the occasion of receiving the first profession of vows from fra Charbel, explains how being a son of Mary is first and foremost, laying the foundation for the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 3:9-15, 20
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 3-4
2nd: eph 1:3-6, 11-12
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Dec 07 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Prepare for Jesus’ Coming

Sunday, December 7th, 2014
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Homily #141207 (18min) Play – Advent is a time of preparing for the coming of Jesus at Christmas, just as St. John the Baptist prepared the people for His coming.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 2nd Sunday of Advent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 40:1-5, 9-11
Resp: psa 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
2nd: 2pe 3:8-14
Gsp: mar 1:1-8

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