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Fr. Elias Mills

Jul 02 – Homily – Fr Elias: Abraham and Our Lady

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
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Homily #150702b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Elias reflects on the near sacrifice of Abraham’s only begotten son and relates this to Our Ladies sacrifice in consenting to the sacrifice of her Only Begotten Son who was also the Son of God and then reflecting on the Gospel and the healing of the paralytic how we need to bring all our spiritual and physical infirmities to Our Lord in faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 13th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 22:1-19
Resp: psa 115:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9
Gsp: mat 9:1-8

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Jun 27 – Homily – Fr Elias: “O.L. of Perpetual Help, Help Our Nation”

Saturday, June 27th, 2015
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Homily #150627b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Elias gives us his thoughts on yesterday’s Supreme Court  decision to approve same sex marriage and that the sowing of these seeds will germinate into persecution for Practicing Christians
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 12th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 18:1-15
Resp: luk 1:46-47, 48-49, 50, 53, 54-55
Gsp: mat 8:5-17

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Jun 22 – Homily – Fr Elias: “Then you will see clearly”

Monday, June 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150622b ( 08min) Play – This homily reflection was given by Fr. Elias on events surrounding the Martyrdom of Saints John Fisher (Bishop) and Thomas More (Chancellor).
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 12th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – F rm: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 12:1-9
Resp: psa 33:12-13, 18-19, 20, 22
Gsp: mat 7:1-5

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Jun 17 – Homily – Fr Elias: Public Religion

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
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Homily #150617b ( 06min) Play – Fr. Elias expounds Jesus’ teaching that we should not do our religious practice to draw attention to ourselves and that this does not mean that we should not express our religion publicly.

Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 11th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2co 9:6-11
Resp: psa 112:1-2, 3-4, 9
Gsp: mat 6:1-6, 16-18

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Jun 08 – Homily – Fr Elias: R.I.P. Fr. Fidenzio Volpi

Monday, June 8th, 2015
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Homily #150608b ( 4 min) Play – This is a reflection given by Fr. Elias M. Mills on the gratitude that the Franciscans of the Immaculate have for the faithful and beautiful service of Fr. Fidenzio Volpi to our community and an addition gesture of unbounded gratitude to His Holiness Pope Francis for appointing such a wonderful priest to guide and govern our Institute. May God grant Fr. Fidenzio a speedy entry into eternal rest and unending peace.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 10th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2co 1:1-7
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: mat 5:1-12

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Jun 06 – Homily – Fr Elias: Mary, Woman of the Eucahrist

Saturday, June 6th, 2015
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Homily #150606b ( 05min) Play – Fr. Elias preaches on Mary for this first Saturday of June and focuses on the union of her Immaculate Heart with Jesus in the Eucharist since tomorrow is Corpus Christi and next week is the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Norbert – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 9th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: tob 12:1, 5-15, 20
Resp: tob 13:2, 6
Gsp: mar 12:38-44

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Jun 03 – Homily – Fr Elias: Martyrs of Uganda

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
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Homily #150603b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Elias gives an account of lives of the martyrs Sts. Charles Lwanga and Companions of Uganda.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sts. Charles Lwanga and Companions – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 9th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: tob 3:1-11, 16
Resp: psa 25:2-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gsp: mar 12:18-27

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May 29 – Homily – Fr Elias: Love the Essence of the Law

Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Homily #150529b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias preaches on the essence of religious law, that it is to foster our love of God and neighbor and to wean ourselves away from inordinate self-love. This explains Jesus’ constant opposition to the Pharisees, exemplified in today’s Gospel with the expelling of the money changers from the temple, who turned the religious law into a means of dishonest self-enrichment.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 8th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 44:1, 9-13
Resp: psa 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9
Gsp: mar 11:11-26

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May 27 – Homily – Fr Elias: St Augustine, Missionary to England

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
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Homily #150527b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Augustine of Canterbury a Benedictine Monk sent by St. Pope Gregory the Great to reconvert the English to Christianity as it had become pagan after the fall of the Roman Empire and the barbarian invasions. We look forward to yet another return to Christianity of Britain.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Augustine of Canterbury – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 8th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: sir 36:5-6, 10-17
Resp: psa 79:8, 9, 11, 13
Gsp: mar 10:32-45

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May 21 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Christopher and the Mexican Martyrs

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Homily #150521b ( 00min) Play – Fr. Elias on the martyrs of Mexico during the persecutions there in the 1920’s.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Christopher Magallanes and companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 7th Week of Easter
1st: act 22:30, 23:6-11
Resp: psa 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11
Gsp: joh 17:20-26

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May 18 – Homily – Fr Elias: St Felix, Simple and Holy

Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Homily #150518b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Elias preaches on the life of St Felix who was humble and holy Franciscan friar who lead a simple life.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Felix of Cantalice – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 2:44-47
Resp: psa 131:1-3
2nd: col 3:12-17
Gsp: luk 12:22-31

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May 16 – Homily – Fr Elias: Sts. Margaret and Simon

Saturday, May 16th, 2015
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Homily #150516b ( 15min) Play – Fr. Elias on the lives of two very different saints Margaret of Cortona and Simon Stock whose feasts are celebrated today. St. Margaret lived a life of sin until she converted and then lived a life of great penance in the Third Order of St. Francis and St. Simon Stock who lived a life of great holiness from early in his life and who founded the Carmelite Order and introduced the devotion to the scapular.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Margaret of Cortona – Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 6th Week of Easter
1st: act 18:23-28
Resp: psa 47:2-3, 8-9, 10
Gsp: joh 16:23-28

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May 14 – Homily – Fr Elias: St Matthias one of the Twelve

Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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Homily #150514b ( 00min) Play – Fr. Elias on St. Matthias who replaced Judas the betrayer and how the number of apostles, twelve, is significant in pointing to the Church as the new Israel which had twelve patriarchs and that we are all chosen by God to be part of the Church and to fulfill specific roles.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Matthias the Apostle – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 1:15-17, 20-26
Resp: psa 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
Gsp: joh 15:9-17

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May 12 – Homily – Fr Elias: Leopold Mandic and Confession

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
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Homily #150512b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on the life of St. Leopold Mandic and the sacrament that he was famous for ministering, Confession. Father covers many misconceptions of Confession commonly held in Protestant circles but also by Catholics and what we need to do to make our Confessions more fruitful.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Leopold Mandic – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Tuesday 6th Week of Easter (Opt 2)
1st: rom 12:9-16
Resp: isa 12:2-3, 4, 5-6
Gsp: luk 1:39-56

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May 07 – Homily – Fr Elias: Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Refuge

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
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Homily #150507b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Elias on the origins of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Refuge (R.F.R.) who help staff our retreat center here in Bloomington, Indiana. They were founded in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico by Venerable Maria Librada of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1897 on this date.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Thursday 5th Week of Easter – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: act 15:7-21
Resp: psa 96:1-2, 2-3, 10
Gsp: joh 15:9-11

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