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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 16 – Homily – Fr Alan: Being Prepared

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Homily #141216b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Alan on how during Advent we should be prepared and renewed in Christ for His coming.
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 Johannes: The Importance of Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Homily #141215m ( 13min) Play – In today’s homily, Fr. Johannes instills into our hearts the vitality of devotion to the Mother of God.
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 15 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Franciscan Poverty Realized

Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Homily #141215n ( 04min) Play – Today at Our Lady’s Chapel, we celebrate the patronal solemnity of Our Lady, Queen of the Seraphic Order. Father comments on the link between the Seraphic Order and Our Lady, telling us that by Franciscan poverty is fully realized by consecrating ourselves to Our Lady as Her Possession and Property, so that all we have may become, through her, the Property and Possession of Jesus.
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 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 Elias: Christian Joy

Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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Homily #141214b ( 12min) Play – On Gaudete Sunday Fr. Elias exhorts us to be exemplars of joy and hope in the world and this is true even if we are in the middle of penitential season like Advent.
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 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 14 – Homily – Fr Johannes: The Joy of the Saints

Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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Homily #141214m ( 12min) Play – In today’s homily Fr. Johannes gives us some insight on the saints sharing in the joy of Christ and His resurrection.
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 14 – Homily – Fr Giles: “John Announces the Christmas Light”

Saturday, December 13th, 2014
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Homily #141214a ( 10min) Play – This homily is a reflection given by Fr. Giles M. Atherton on the Mass readings for the 3rd Sunday in Advent.
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 Maximilian W: The Blindness of Sin

Saturday, December 13th, 2014
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Homily #141213n ( 03min) Play –  Father comments on the Gospel, telling us that John the Baptist came to prepare Israel for the coming of Christ, but some stayed in the darkness of sin and so were blind to who it was they crucified. Let us ask for St. Lucy to pray for us that we may overcome the blindness of sin.
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 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 13 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St. Lucy and Miracles

Saturday, December 13th, 2014
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Homily #141213b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Joachim on the life of St. Lucy, virgin and martyr, and how her great purity was rewarded with many miracles.
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 Matthias: No Knot She Cannot Unknot

Friday, December 12th, 2014
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Homily #141212n ( 06min) Play – Pope Francis has been highlighting Our Lady as the “Untier of Knots,” for it is by Her obedience that the knot tied by Eve’s disobedience is undone, and Our Lady can also untie the knots of sin and its consequences in our lives as well. We see this extraordinarily in Her visit to Mexico in 1531, after which the natives began to, through Mary, come to Christ, and within eight years, a torrent of nine million people were baptized by the missionaries. If we turn to Her, She will untie the knots we have tied in our own lives, and especially in our souls. And then, after this, She will be able to also untie the knots in our families, in the Church, our nation, and the entire world.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Guadalupe – Feast – 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 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 12 – Homily – Fr Alan: Guadalupe Then and Now

Friday, December 12th, 2014
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Homily #141212b ( 16min) Play – Fr. Alan Wharton on the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe who gave a message of hope and kindness from God and helped the Mexican people to put aside the horrible devotions to the bloodthirsty gods of the Aztecs and can help us to fight all the evils of our own day.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Guadalupe – Feast – 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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