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Fr. Bonaventure

Oct 13 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Mary the Omnipotent Beggar

Saturday, October 13th, 2012
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Homily #121013 ( 05min) Play- Fr. Bonaventure explains how in today’s Gospel, Our Lady is not disparaged as many may say, but is actually raised up by Our Lord for Her perfect conformity with the will of God.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday in the 27th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gal 3:22-29
Resp: psa 105:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: luk 11:27-28

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Oct 12 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Confidence in the Church

Friday, October 12th, 2012
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Homily #121012 ( 08min) Play- On this memorial of St. Seraphin, Franciscan lay brother, Fr. Bonaventure encourages us to never lose confidence in the Church, for despite her sinful members, the Church is impeccable.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Seraphin of Montegranaro – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 27th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: gal 3:7-14
Resp: psa 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 11:15-26

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Oct 11 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: God Answers in His Own Time

Thursday, October 11th, 2012
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Homily #121011 ( 06min) Play- Fr. Bonaventure encourages us, like St. Francis, to let everything we do be a prayer, to persevere in it, and sacrifice ourselves constantly to God, knowing that He will answer us in His own time.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 27th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gal 3:1-5
Resp: luk 1:69-70, 71-72, 73-75
Gsp: luk 11:5-13

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Oct 10 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: God Our Father

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
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Homily #121010 ( 05min) Play- Fr. Bonaventure explains the first prayer that addresses God as Our Father, the greatest of all prayers taught by Our Lord Himself.

Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Daniel and companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 27th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: gal 2:1-2, 7-14
Resp: psa 117:1, 2
Gsp: luk 11:1-4

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Oct 09 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Over Preparation and Anxiety

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
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Homily #121009 ( 04min) Play- Fr. Bonaventure explains how Martha had a great love and desire to serve the Lord, but by over doing it she submitted to a form of pride.

Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Denis and Companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 27th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: gal 1:13-24
Resp: psa 139:1-3, 13-14, 14-15
Gsp: luk 10:38-42

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Oct 08 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Weapon Against Abortion

Monday, October 8th, 2012
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Homily #121008 ( 10min) Play- On this feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7), Fr. Bonaventure exhorts us to take up the holy weapon Our Lady has provided for us to do battle against evil, the Holy Rosary. In our pockets sheathed like a sword, we must wield it constantly to pray for our little needs as well as for those of our nation, but especially at the abortion clinic to save the children under attack in their mothers’ wombs. Ave Maria!

Mass: Our Lady of the Rosary - Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 1:12-14
Resp: luk 1:46-55
Gsp: luk 1:26-380

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Oct 07 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Cast Your Vote for the Human Family

Sunday, October 7th, 2012
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Homily #121007 ( 40min) Play- Fr. Bonaventure explains how adamant our Lord was in defense of matrimony and the protection of children. Father encourages us to vote according to the economy of the human family, not so much in material goods, but in defense of the family which is being attacked through marriage, contraception, and abortion. Ave Maria!

Mass: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 2:18-24
Resp: psa 128:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6
2nd: heb 2:9-11
Gsp: mar 10:2-16

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Sep 15 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Our Lady of Sorrows, Coredemptrix and Mediatrix

Saturday, September 15th, 2012
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Homily #120915 ( 08min) Play- On this feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, Fr. Bonaventure explains that we have reason to share in the sorrow of Our Blessed Mother who stood at the foot of the Cross, but also reason to rejoice because of Her unique cooperation in the redemption of the world, making Her the Coredemptrix and Mediatrix of all mankind. Ave Maria!

Mass: Our Lady of Sorrows – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: heb 5:7-9
Resp: psa 31:2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 15-16, 20
Gsp: joh 19:25-27

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Sep 12 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Holy Name of Mary

Friday, September 14th, 2012
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Homily #120912 ( 05min) Play- On this feast of the Holy Name of Mary, Fr. Bonaventure explains how the holy name of Mary is the terror and fright of demons, and the joy of saints and sinners alike. Ave Maria!

Mass: The Most Holy Name of Mary – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gal 4:4-7
Gsp: luk 1:39-47

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Sep 14 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Friday, September 14th, 2012
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Homily #120914 ( 10min) Play- On this feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Fr. Bonaventure preaches on the glory of all those who follow Christ, the symbol of His passion, death, and resurrection. Ave Maria!

Mass: Triumph of the Holy Cross – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: num 21:4-9
Resp: psa 78:1-2, 34-35, 36-37, 38
2nd: phi 2:6-11
Gsp: joh 3:13-17

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Sep 11 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Pray For the Pope and Bishops

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
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Homily #120911 ( 05min) Play- Fr. Bonaventure explains how Jesus appointed the Apostles and their successors to lead the Church, and how we must keep the Pope and his bishops primary in our prayers so they can keep doing the works of Christ. Ave Maria!

Mass: Tuesday in the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 6:1-11
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: luk 6:12-19

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Sep 10 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Practice Charity Everyday

Monday, September 10th, 2012
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Homily #120910 ( 06min) Play- Fr. Bonaventure reminds us to practice works of charity every day, and at the end of the day to examine our consciences for any failings and to strive to make amends. Ave Maria!

Mass: Monday in the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 5:1-8
Resp: psa 5:5-6, 7, 12
Gsp: luk 6:6-11

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Aug 18 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Purity of Our Children

Saturday, August 18th, 2012
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Homily #120818 ( 06min) Play- Fr. Bonaventure encourages us to recognize the purity of our children and our duty to protect it, as well as our entrustment with the care of all, whether unborn, infants, or elderly. Ave Maria!

Mass: Saturday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 18:1-10, 13, 30-32
Resp: psa 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19
Gsp: mat 19:13-15

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Aug 17 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: The Assault on Matrimony

Friday, August 17th, 2012
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Homily #120817 ( 11min) Play- Fr. Bonaventure explains Our Lord’s gospel on the dignity of marriage, and exhorts us to defend the sanctity of this sacrament from our nation’s assault on matrimony, even with the price of our own blood.  Ave Maria!

Mass: Friday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: Friday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time (Short Reading)
1st: eze 16:59-63
Resp: isa 12:2-3, 4, 5-6
Gsp: mat 19:3-12

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Aug 16 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Forgive 77 Times

Thursday, August 16th, 2012
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Homily #120816 ( 06min) Play-  Jesus came that sinners may have life, therefore, we must cooperate in His mission and forgive our neighbors.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Ordinary Form - St. Stephen of Hungary – Optional Memorial
Readings:
1st Reading: Ezekiel 12:1-12
Responsorial Psalm: 78:56-57, 58-59, 61-62
Gospel: Matthew 18:21-19:1

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