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Nov 18 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: Mission to the Lost

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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Homily #141118n ( 04min) Play – The goal of the Church is to save those who would otherwise be lost, and we can see this in Our Lord’s eating with Zacchaeus in today’s Gospel. We can also see this in today’s celebration where we remember the Apostle to the Jews and Foundation of the Church, St. Peter, and the Apostle to the Gentiles, St. Paul. The Church’s call is universal, to reach all men with the Gospel. As members of this Church, that means we too are called to spread the Gospel, and especially to those who would otherwise be lost.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Dedication of St. Peters and Pauls Basilicas – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 3:1-6, 14-22
Resp: psa 15:2-3, 3-4, 5
Gsp: luk 19:1-10

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Nov 18 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Feast of Two Basilicas

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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Homily #141118b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the history and significance of the two Roman basilicas of St. Peters on Vatican Hill and of St. Paul’s Out side the Walls.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Dedication of St. Peters and Pauls Basilicas – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 28:11-16, 30-31
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: mat 14:22-33

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Nov 16 – Homily – Fr Mahan: The Importance of Responsibility

Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Homily #141116j ( 12min) Play – One day death will come unexpectedly and we will have to render an account of our lives at the judgment.  Depending on our daily decisions, our eternal reward of either Hell (eternal absence from God), or Heaven (eternal love with God) will be given to each person; the choice is up to us.
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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St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Ave Maria Meditations

Litany of St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Protector and Patroness of Third Order Franciscans

Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.
O Christ, hear us. O Christ, graciously hear us.
O God the Father, of heaven: have mercy upon us.
O God the Son, Redeemer of the world: have mercy on us.
O God, the Holy Ghost: have mercy on us.
O Holy Trinity, one God: have mercy upon us.
Holy Mary: Pray for us.
Immaculate Virgin: Mother and Mistress of our Order: Pray for us.
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St. Elizabeth, Princess of Hungary:  Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, Duchess of Thuringia: Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, queen in the Kingdom of God: Pray for us.
 St. Elizabeth, consoler of sinners: Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, nurse of lepers: Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, devoted wife of Louis the Good: Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, famous exemplar of Christian widowhood: Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, fervent spouse of the Son of God: Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, humble in prosperity: Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, patient in adversity: Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, mighty in penance: Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, wondrous in prayer: Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, first-born of the Tertiaries: Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, Protectress of our Order: Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, the “dear saint” of Holy Church: Pray for us.
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O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world: spare us, O Lord.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world: graciously hear us, O Lord.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world: have mercy on us.
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V. Pray for us, O blessed Elizabeth. Alleluia.
R. That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ. Alleluia.
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Let us pray: Merciful Lord, we pray Thee to pour the bright beams of Thy grace into our hearts: that, by the glorious prayers of Thy Saint Elizabeth, we may learn to despise all worldly prosperity, and ever to rejoice in all Heavenly consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Nov 17 – Homily – Fr Alan: Putting Our Trust in God

Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Homily #141117b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Alan referring to the blind man of Jericho and the life of St. Elizabeth to tell us that we must put our trust in God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Elizabeth of Hungary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 1:1-4; 2:1-5
Resp: psa 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6
Gsp: luk 18:35-43

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Nov 17 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Sacred Army of Jesus Christ

Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Homily #141117n ( 10min) Play – St.  Elizabeth of Hungary is a most illustrious member of the Third Order of St. Francis, and Father Matthias gives us a short overview of her short life. Father Matthias quotes from Auspicato Concessum by Pope Leo XIII where he talks about the Third Order of St. Francis. The pontiff calls it the “Sacred Army of Jesus Christ” and tells us that the Third Order is the solution for the many ills of our days. The Holy Father tells all of us that those of us who are children of St. Francis must imitate his true example of how to follow Christ.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Elizabeth of Hungary – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: rev 1:1-4; 2:1-5
Resp: psa 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6
Gsp: luk 18:35-43

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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 Joachim: God Expects Us to Try

Sunday, November 16th, 2014
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Homily #141116b ( 08min) Play – Based on the reading of the Gospel with the Parable of the Talents, Fr. Joachim explains what God expects of us based on what he has given us. He will not expect us to do more than we can but we must try. There is no “park” in the spiritual car, only forward or reverse.
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 16 – Homily – Fr Matthias: What Good Have You Done?

Sunday, November 16th, 2014
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Homily #141116n ( 22min) Play – Fr. Matthias comments on today’s gospel, telling us that while we don’t all receive the same amount of grace, we all do have the obligation to use what we have. Father gives us the three conditions to merit: 1) we have to do a good work while in the state of grace, 2) we need to do the works appropriate to our state in life, and 3) it needs to be done out of a supernatural motive, that is, out of love for God. And he gives us one final exhortation: We are responsible for our actions, we were given our free will to use it, and Our Lord will ask us “What good have you done?”
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 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 Maximilian W: Becoming Truly Great

Saturday, November 15th, 2014
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Homily #141115n ( 05min) Play – Father comments on the Gospel of the day and relates it to St. Albert the Great, a Dominican who possessed encyclopedic knowledge on almost every subject and who taught the great theologian St. Thomas Aquinas. If we to what to be truly great, Father tells us, we must pray incessantly, hold to the faith we have received, and be docile to the grace of God. By these things, simple but not easy, we will become truly great in the eyes of God, which is the only greatness that matters.
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 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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Passive Penances

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Ave Maria Meditations

Some means of practicing penance:

First we ought to be aware of what are called passive mortifications.  These can be–when offered with love–what happens to us unexpectedly, or what does not depend on our will: cold, heat, pain, patience at having to wait longer than we expected, not reacting in kind to a brusque answer we might receive. Along with these passive mortifications, there are many others which can make our dealings with other people more pleasant–punctuality for example, listening with real interest, speaking when there is an uncomfortable moment of silence, being affable and not allowing circumstances to dictate our moods, being courteous and polite with others, saying thank you and apologizing when we have annoyed someone. (more…)

Nov 14 – Homily – Fr Matthias: St. Nicholas and the Challenge of Truth

Friday, November 14th, 2014
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Homily #141114n ( 11min) Play – Father Matthias comments on the account of the martyrdom of today’s saints, Ss. Nicholas Tavelic and companions, who preached the Gospel to the Muslims in Jerusalem and sealed their witness with their blood. Against the swords of the Muslims, they brought the Truth of Christ and the words of Sacred Scripture. Father quote the words of Pope Benedict XVI, ““I would say that the Christian can afford to be supremely confident, yes, fundamentally certain that he can venture freely into the open sea of truth, without having to fear for his Christian identity.” We must be confrontational, and challenge others, not with violence, but with a challenge to think about what they believe, to also “venture freely into the open sea of truth” so that by speaking to their intellect and will, we may introduce them to the one who is Truth Himself.
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 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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