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Fr. Elias Mills

Sep 15 – Homily – Fr Elias: Mary Suffering with Jesus

Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Homily #140915b ( 10min) Play - Fr. Elias explains today’s feast of Our Lady of Sorrows and how her sufferings were a result of Christ her Son’s redemptive suffering and that she united hers with His. This explains how Mary is the Coredeemer, having a subordinate role with Our Lord in the Redemption. Father explains that this is why our friary celebrates this day as a solemnity since our house is named the Friary of Mary Cordemptrix.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Our Lady of Sorrows (Alt Gspl) – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: heb 5:7-9
Resp: psa 31:2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 15-16, 20
Gsp: luk 2:33-35

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Sep 14 – Homily – Fr Elias: Sign of Shame and Triumph

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
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Homily #140914b ( 12min) Play - On this feast of the Triumph of the Cross, Fr. Elias highlights the paradox of the Cross where the ultimate instrument of torture, defeat and death has become the ultimate triumph of life itself over death. We must ever strive and pray for the grace to give God proper thanks for what He has done for us with His precious sacrifice.
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 Elias: Avoid Scandal and Forgive

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
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Homily #140911b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Elias explains today’s readings, how we must avoid giving scandal to others even when we are not doing anything objectively wrong and also to be quick to forgive. He also asks us to pray for those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and for the United States of America. Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday in the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 8:1-7, 11-13
Resp: psa 139:1-3, 13-14, 23-24
Gsp: luk 6:27-38

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Sep 09 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Peter Claver, Slave of Slaves

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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Homily #140909b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Peter Claver and how he ministered to the slaves in South America, both their physical and spiritual needs.

Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Peter Claver – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday in the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time
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 07 – Homily – Fr Elias: Charitable Correction

Monday, September 8th, 2014
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Homily #140907b ( 17min) Play – Fraternal correction is necessary but Fr. Elias points out that people think that this is inherently against charity. We must therefore be extra careful to be charitable when we do this most import duty so that admonitions will be received effectively and charity and truth will meet. Father mentions for the participants of our Audio Production Course for Catholic Radio that radio provides an opportunity to tell the truth to many people that would never here it otherwise and may be receive difficult truths when the would not receive it from family members or associates.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 33:7-9
Resp: psa 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: rom 13:8-10
Gsp: mat 18:15-20

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Sep 06 – Homily – Fr Elias: Radio Evangelization

Saturday, September 6th, 2014
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Homily #140906b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Elias tells the participants of the Radio Audio Production course here at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center on the importance of modern communications for evangelization.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday in the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 1co 4:9-15
Resp: psa 145:17-18, 19-20, 21
Gsp: luk 6:1-5

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Sep 03 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Gregory – Shepherd of Shepherds

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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Homily #140903b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias preaches on the life of St Gregory the Great and how he was the shepherd of shepherds, providing much guidance for all future shepherds to be good leaders of their flocks.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Gregory the Great – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 3:1-9
Resp: psa 33:12-13, 14-15, 20-21
Gsp: luk 4:38-44

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Aug 31 – Homily – Fr Elias: I Allowed Myself to be Duped

Sunday, August 31st, 2014
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Homily #140831b ( 11min) Play - Fr. Joachim reflects on the verse from the first reading in Jeremiah, “I have been duped, and I have let myself be duped.” to understand the difficulties of the spiritual life and how we must unlearn much of what the world has convinced us is so important. We are to change the world by our example not the other way around.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jer 20:7-9
Resp: psa 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9
2nd: rom 12:1-2
Gsp: mat 16:21-27

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Aug 28 – Homily – Fr Elias: Augustine: Patron Saint of Wayward Souls

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Homily #140828b ( 08min) Play - Fr. Elias gives an account of the life of St. Augustine and points out how he lived a very wayward life until his conversion and so is a great sign of hope that even a great sinner can become a great saint.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Augustine of Hippo – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 21st Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 1co 1:1-9
Resp: psa 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: mat 24:42-51

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Aug 25 – Homily – Fr Elias: Louis IX, King and Saint

Monday, August 25th, 2014
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Homily #140825b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Louis, King of France and patron saint of the Franciscan Third Order. He is a great example of how to combine holiness with worldly authority.
Ave Maria!a
Mass: St. Louis IX – Form: OF
Readings: Monday in the 21st Week in Ordinary Time
1st: 2th 1:1-5, 11-12
Resp: psa 96:1-2, 2-3, 4-5
Gsp: mat 23:13-22

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Aug 22 – Homily – Fr Elias: Mary, Queen Mother of the King

Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Homily #140822b ( 11min) Play - Fr. Elias n the feast of the Queenship of Mary explains how Mary is Queen of Heaven and Earth because she is Mother of the King of Heaven and Earth. By placing ourselves under her Queenship we will remain securely in the Kingdom of Christ.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Queenship of Blessed Virgin Mary – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 9:1-6
Resp: psa 112:1-8
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Aug 20 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Bernard, Dynamic Preacher of Mary

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
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Homily #140820b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, his great zeal for the faith and how he promoted devotion to Mary and even preached a Crusade.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bernard of Clairvaux – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday in the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 34:1-11
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Gsp: mat 20:1-16

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Aug 17 – Homily – Fr Elias: Of Jews and Gentiles

Sunday, August 17th, 2014
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Homily #140817b ( 19min) Play - Fr. Elias on the relationship between Jews and Gentiles and how the disobedience of each leads to the obedience of each other.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 56:1, 6-7
Resp: psa 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8
2nd: rom 11:13-15, 29-32
Gsp: mat 15:21-28

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Aug 16 – Homily – Fr Elias: Assumed and Crowned Queen

Saturday, August 16th, 2014
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Homily #140816b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on how this time between the Assumption of Mary and her Queenship is the old octave that was dedicated to Mary and how these two feasts are connected since Mary was assumed into heaven and there crowned queen and this is because she is so closely united to Christ our King as his queen mother.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Stephen of Hungary – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
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 14 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Maximilian of our Difficult Times

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Homily #140814b ( 16min) Play – Fr. Elias explains how St. Maximilian Kolbe is the patron saint of our difficult times as he  was labeled by Pope John Paul II. He used all the modern means to spread the faith and he lived a holy life while in Poland during the invasion by Nazi Germany and was even sent to the death camp Auschwitz where he offered his life for another prisoner.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Maximilian Kolbe – Solemnity - Form: OF
Readings: Thursday in the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
1st: eze 12:1-12
Resp: psa 78:56-57, 58-59, 61-62
Gsp: mat 18:21-19:1

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