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Air Maria Series

Apr 20 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: Food For Eternal Life

Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Homily #150420 ( 06min) Play – In today’s Gospel, Our Lord exhorts us to work not for food that perishes, but for food that endures for eternal life.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 3rd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 6:8-15
Resp: psa 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30
Gsp: joh 6:22-29

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Apr 20 – Homily – Fr Elias: Worship God First

Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Homily #150420b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias explains the meaning of today’s readings on St. Steven, that our first duty is to serve and worship God and then all else in our lives will be placed in the proper order.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 3rd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 6:8-15
Resp: psa 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30
Gsp: joh 6:22-29

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Apr 19 – Homily – Fr Elias: Expiation, Atonement and Reparation

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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Homily #150419b ( 16min) Play – Fr. Elias outlines the meaning of the words expiation, atonement and reparation that Our Lord accomplishes regarding our sins. Only Jesus can repair the breach between God and man caused by sin because only a divine person can repair the infinite offense to an infinite God. The victory is made clear to the apostles and to us by the bodily resurrection of Jesus where He conquers death, the penalty of sin.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 3rd Week of Easter – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 3:13-15, 17-19
Resp: psa 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9
2nd: 1jo 2:1-5
Gsp: luk 24:35-48

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Apr 19 – Homily – Fr Peter: In the Breaking of the Bread

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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Homily #150419lss ( 11min) Play – …but the important point here is that we should listen as He says, “Woman behold thy son” – we are the children of Our Lady and who are represented by St. John the Evangelist, that is turn to the beloved disciple – and we all should be beloved disciples of Jesus. He said, “Son, behold your Mother.” – My Mother. And what did the disciple do? he took Her into his home – not simply the stone edifice but that home that is the place of our heart – the very center of our personality. Take Her as your Mother so that you can understand what it means to be brother and sister to Jesus.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 3rd Week of Easter – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 3:13-15, 17-19
Resp: psa 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9
2nd: 1jo 2:1-5
Gsp: luk 24:35-48

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Apr 19 – Homily – Padre Jacinto: Oceano de la Divina Misericordia

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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Homily #150419ls ( 09min) Play – En este tercer domingo de Pascua, las lecturas por la Misa demuestran como todo el tiempo de Pascua es un tiempo muy especial de la Divina Misericordia.  En el mundo de hoy, con su “mar” de pecados contra Dios y contra sus mandamientos, no hay nada más urgente y necesario que el “océano” de la Divina Misericordia.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 3rd Week of Easter – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 3:13-15, 17-19
Resp: psa 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9
2nd: 1jo 2:1-5
Gsp: luk 24:35-48

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Apr 19 – Homily – Fr Peter: The Good Shepherd

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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Homily #150419l ( 10min) Play – Our Lord compares Himself to the Good Shepherd, who risks His life to save just one wandering lamb, subject as it were to the terrible persecution by the wolf – and this is in fact what Our Lord did; allowing Himself at the appointed hour to be condemned unjustly (as St. Peter remarks) precisely that He might save all the wandering sheep.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Second Sunday after Easter – Sunday – Form: EF, Misericordia Domini
Readings: 
1st: 1pe 2:21-25
Gsp: joh 10:11-16

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Apr 19 – Homily – Fr Ignatius: To Know Christ Jesus

Sunday, April 19th, 2015
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Homily #150419 ( 12min) Play – How important it is to know Jesus Christ!  This is eternal life which comes to us through the Maternal Mediation of the Immaculate.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 3rd Week of Easter – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 3:13-15, 17-19
Resp: psa 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9
2nd: 1jo 2:1-5
Gsp: luk 24:35-48

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Apr 18 – Homily – Fr Peter: The Family

Saturday, April 18th, 2015
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Homily #150418l ( 11min) Play – There is a concerted effort throughout the world, the United States is not exempt, to radically redefine marriage – won’t resemble anything that the Creator intended it to be, and the Savior as it were,  intended in elevating the Sacred contract instituted by the Creator himself ,to guarantee the dignity of men and women and their children and all of those destined for an eternal place in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 2nd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 6:1-7
Resp: psa 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19
Gsp: joh 6:16-21

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Winning the Eternal Crown

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Ave Maria Meditations

From a great spiritual director:

You say that you are convinced that God intends you to be a great saint and that you wish it ardently. He certainly has great graces prepared for you. But you must win your crown, my dear child, and draw down the eyes of His tender love by your generous persevering efforts. You have a long way to go yet. The latter of perfection is reached but not mounted; and there is just a danger of sitting contentedly at the at the foot, measuring the distance to be climbed later on and us putting off the day of sacrifice which Jesus asks. His heart is open to receive you; He points to it as your home and resting place; but the crown of forms like a thick head bars the way. Are you afraid of pressing against those thorns which will wound and tear you as your force your way through? Have courage! The love of Jesus will sweeten it all, and His strong arm will support you if you are brave.
 
Recognize God’s graces to you, and instead of thinking of yourself and your faults, try to do all you can for God, and love Him more.
 
+Fr. William Doyle

Apr 16 – Homily – Fr Peter: Humility

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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Homily #150416l ( 08min) Play – We look to that humble, that lowly, handmaid of the Lord – the Virgin Mary, the Virgin Mother of Jesus and the Mother of the Church and the Mother of all the members of the Church.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 2nd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 5:27-33
Resp: psa 34:2, 9, 17-18, 19-20
Gsp: joh 3:31-36

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Apr 16 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Obedience is Essential

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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Homily #150416n ( 05min) Play – Father tells us that we were redeemed by the obedience of Jesus to God the Father, and that our obedience to God’s will is essential for us to to experience that redemption. We must deny ourselves daily, let go of what we want, and make an act of the will to trust that what God wants for us is the best we could possibly hope for.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 2nd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 5:27-33
Resp: psa 34:2, 9, 17-18, 19-20
Gsp: joh 3:31-36

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Happy Birthday, Pope Emeritus!

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Ave Maria Meditations

Birthdate of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI:  April 16, 1927

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary. There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.

from “Benedictus” by Pope Benedict XVI

Apr 16 – Homily – Fr Alan: We Must Obey God

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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Homily #150416b ( 15min) Play – Fr Alan: We must obey God and not give into the idea that we should not spread the message of Christ, that we need to be saved because we are sinners.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 2nd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 5:27-33
Resp: psa 34:2, 9, 17-18, 19-20
Gsp: joh 3:31-36

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Apr 15 – Homily – Fr Peter: Believe!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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Homily #150415l ( 08min) Play – Jesus was sent into the world not to condemn but to save. Believe!
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 2nd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 5:17-26
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: joh 3:16-21

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Apr 15 – Homily – Fr Maximilian W: God First Loves Us

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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Homily #150415n ( 05min) Play – Father comments on the Gospel, and tells us that God loves us before we love Him. It is only fitting then that we return this love first by believing in Jesus, the God-Man, and living that belief out. For if we don’t live out our faith, do we really believe? Let us turn towards the light of Christ, and allow Him to dispel the darkness of sin in our lives.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 2nd Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 5:17-26
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: joh 3:16-21

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