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Jan 17 – Homily – Fr. Ben Luedtke: Family as Small Church

Saturday, January 17th, 2015
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Homily #150117bs ( 16min) Play – Fr. Ben Luedtke gives the second homily for the marriage retreat at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center which is called “Till Death do us Part, the Church and Matrimony.” He talks about the family as a small Church that reflects love between God and His whole Church and the love between Christians and should be a shining light for the whole of society since the health of society is a direct reflection of the health of the families that make it up. This is especially appropriate for today because it is the 5th Anniversary of the consecration of our chapel here in Bloomington and the readings for the Mass of the Dedication reflect these same themes.
Ave Maria!

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Jan 16 – Homily – Fr. Ben Luedtke: The Meaning of Love

Saturday, January 17th, 2015
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Homily #150116bs ( 17min) Play – Fr. Ben Luedtke gives the opening homily for the marriage retreat at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center which is called “Till Death do us Part, the Church and Matrimony.” He talks about the key element of family life – love. He explains what love is not and then what it is, self-sacrifice.
Ave Maria!

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Jan 11 – Homily – Abp. Tobin: Our Weakness, God’s Glory

Thursday, January 15th, 2015
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Homily #150111js ( 13min) Play – Our Archbishop, Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis, comes to St. John the Apostle parish in Bloomington, Indiana. Abp. Tobin tells us that through our weakness, God’s power is glorified. Although we cannot do much by ourselves, God will be able to do the impossible, give the grace to actually enable people to make changes. We need to rely more on God and less on ourselves, following the example of St. John the Baptist.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Baptism of the Lord – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 42:1-4, 6-7
Resp: psa 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10
2nd: act 10:34-38
Gsp: mar 1:7-11

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Jan 01 – Homily – Fr Elias: A New Year with the Mother of God

Thursday, January 1st, 2015
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Homily #150101bs ( 15min) Play – Fr. Elias on the Solemnity of the Mother of God connects this feast with then New Year,  Christmas and with the Annunciation when the Incarnation took place and Mary truly became Mother of God. He further connects the Marian devotions to devotion to Christ and how they are not only compatible but complementary. Let us all start the New Year by drawing closer to Christ through His Mother.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: num 6:22-27
Resp: psa 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8
2nd: gal 4:4-7
Gsp: luk 2:16-21

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Dec 24 – Homily – Fr Alan: Gratefulness for Grace

Thursday, December 25th, 2014
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Homily #141224bs ( 13min) Play – Fr. Alan on the Midnight Mass for Christmas exhorts us to give thanks for all the many graces God has given us, especially the gift of the infant Jesus who will give us the good news of God’s mercy and will shed peace on earth.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Nativity of the Lord (Midnight) – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 9:1-6
Resp: psa 96:1-2, 2-3, 11-12, 13
2nd: tit 2:11-14
Gsp: luk 2:1-14

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Dec 24 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: The Savior is Born!

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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Homily #141224s ( 10min) Play – We have cause for rejoicing.  Truth and grace has come into the world.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Nativity of the Lord (Midnight) – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 9:1-6
Resp: psa 96:1-2, 2-3, 11-12, 13
2nd: tit 2:11-14
Gsp: luk 2:1-14

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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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Nov 30 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: 1st Sunday of Advent

Sunday, November 30th, 2014
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Homily #141130 ( 09min) Play – The Church gives us the time of Advent for spiritual renewal.  With Our Lady, let us watch and make the most of it.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 1st Sunday of Advent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 63:16-17, 19
Resp: psa 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19
2nd: 1co 1:3-9
Gsp: mar 13:33-37

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Sep 29 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: God Wants the War!

Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Homily #140929 ( 11min) Play – Deus vult! Deus vult! Deus vult!
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael (alt Reading) – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 12:7-12
Resp: psa 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5
Gsp: joh 1:47-51

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Sep 10 – Homily – Abp Tobin: Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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Homily #140910bs ( 08min) Play – Archbishop Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis gives the homily at a special Mass for his visit to our Sacred Heart Chapel here in Bloomington, IN. He gives the history of the devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the worldwide acceptance of it, and the connection with his own order, the Redemptorists.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help 2

Ave Maria!

Readings:
1st: rev 12:1-6, 10
Resp: psm 71:1-4, 5, 12
Gsp: joh 19:25, 27

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May 03 – Homily – Fr Elias: Apostles, Passing on what they Received

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
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Homily #140503bs ( 19min) Play – Fr. Elias highlights the continuity of the preaching of the faith in the Christian Church from the time of the Apostles to our own time, following the example of the apostles including that of Sts. Philip and James who’s feast it is today.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Philip and James – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 15:1-8
Resp: psa 19:2-3, 4-5
Gsp: joh 14:6-14

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Apr 27 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Sacrament of Love

Sunday, April 27th, 2014
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Homily #140427ns ( 11min) Play – Fr. Joachim shows that in today’s gospel, we see the institution of the Sacrament of Love, Confession. God has promised to work through the sacraments, but not necessarily outside of them. In 1675, He complained to St. Margaret Mary, ” Behold this Heart, Which has loved men so much, that It has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming Itself, in order to testify to them Its love; and in return I receive from the greater number nothing but ingratitude.” He desires us to come to Him and receive His Mercy in the sacraments of Confession and the Eucharist, which are the remedy and cure for sin. He knows our weakness, let us ask Saints Pope John Paul II and John XXIII for the strength to persevere in our faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Divine Mercy Sunday – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 2:42-47
Resp: psa 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24
2nd: 1pe 1:3-9
Gsp: joh 20:19-31

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Apr 11 – Homily – Fr. Cassian: Rosary for Evangalization

Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Homily #140411bs ( 09min) Play – Today Fr. Cassian Sama, O.P. gives the homily for our day of Lenten Reflections on the Rosary at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, IN. He exhorts us to develop an interior life in order become holy and to be effective evangelists in the world. The best means for this the Rosary.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Stanislaus – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 5th Week of Lent
1st: jer 20:10-13
Resp: psa 18:2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 7
Gsp: joh 10:31-42

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Jan 01 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Mary, Mother of a Divine Person

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
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Homily #140101bs ( 14min) Play – Fr. Joachim explains the origins of Mary’s title of  Mother of God, to refute the Nestorian heresy, and how this relates to the correct view of the incarnation and the nature of Christ with all its astonishing and subtle ramifications.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: num 6:22-27
Resp: psa 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8
2nd: gal 4:4-7
Gsp: luk 2:16-21

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Dec 24 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Love of God in Human Form

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013
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Homily #131224bs ( 10min) Play – Fr. Joachim for the Christmas Midnight Mass preaches on the great mystery of the coming of Our Savior as a little babe in swaddling clothes and how he is the image of love, the love of God in a human form.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Nativity of the Lord (Midnight) – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 9:1-6
Resp: psa 96:1-2, 2-3, 11-12, 13
2nd: tit 2:11-14
Gsp: luk 2:1-14

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