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Fr. Elias Mills

Mar 27 – Homily – Fr Elias: Mary Redeeming with Our Lord

Friday, March 27th, 2015
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Homily #150327b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Elias on the feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary Coredemptrix explains the origin of this title of Mary, that it means she works with her Son in His redemptive work and that we too must participate by taking up our cross and walking in the foot steps of Our Lord.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Seven Sorrows of Mary Coredemptrix – FI Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jth 13:22,23-25
Gsp: joh 19:25-27

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Mar 25 – Homily – Fr Elias: Annunciation as Re-creation

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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Homily #150325b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias connects the Annunciation of the Incarnation to the Creation of the World and to the Resurrection. As such this feast day is another a New Years Day during which we can renew our resolve to follow Jesus.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Annunciation of the Lord – Solemnity – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: isa 7:10-14
Resp: psa 40:7-8, 8-9, 10, 11
2nd: heb 10:4-10
Gsp: luk 1:26-38

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Mar 23 – Homily – Fr Elias: Mercy and Justice

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150323b ( 07min) Play – Fr. Elias on the cases of the two women who were accused, one who was innocent and one who was guilty. God shows how he can marvelously reconcile both mercy and justice.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 5th Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: dan 13:41-62
Resp: psa 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Gsp: joh 8:1-11

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Mar 22 – Homily – Fr Elias: Covenant and Confirmation

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150322b ( 22min) Play – Fr. Elias while preaching the homily for a confirmation retreat explains how the Sacrament of Confirmation fits in with the covenant that Jesus established with us and is covered in the readings today and how it relates to the Holy Spirit, Third Person of the Holy Trinity and also to Our Lady, according to the teaching of St. Maximilian Kolbe.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 5th Week of Lent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jer 31:31-34
Resp: psa 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15
2nd: heb 5:7-9
Gsp: joh 12:20-33

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Mar 15 – Homily – Fr Elias: Penance Toward Joy

Sunday, March 15th, 2015
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Homily #150315b ( 14min) Play – On Laetare Sunday, the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Fr. Elias points out that the penance of Lent is always looking forward to the joy of Easter and that the sorrows of this season are born out of love of Jesus who suffered for us.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 4th Week of Lent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ch 36:14-17, 19-23
Resp: psa 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6
2nd: eph 2:4-10
Gsp: joh 3:14-21

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Mar 14 – Homily – Fr Elias: Humility and Confession

Saturday, March 14th, 2015
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Homily #150314b ( 08min) Play – Fr. Elias on the need for humility in the spiritual life based on the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. We must strive for humility during this Lent and sacramental confession is a great exercise in this.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Saturday 3rd Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: hos 6:1-6
Resp: psa 51:3-4, 18-19, 20-21
Gsp: luk 18:9-14

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Mar 11 – Homily – Fr Elias: Covenant of the Law

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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Homily #150311b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Elias on how God made a covenant with the Jewish people that if they would follow the laws of the covenant they would receive many blessings from God. This law was based on the Ten Commandments which in essence is based on love of God and love of man and if we all were to follow these principles we would all be blessed and would form a good basis for a Christian and humane culture.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 3rd Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: deu 4:1, 5-9
Resp: psa 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20
Gsp: mat 5:17-19

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Mar 09 – Homily – Fr Elias: Curing Power of Humility

Monday, March 9th, 2015
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Homily #150309b ( 12min) Play – Fr. Elias preaches on how Naman the Syrian general was cured of his leprosy by the God of Israel because he had humility. Father exhorts us to embrace humility during this time of penance in order to purify ourselves in preparation for Easter with Christ’s victory over sin and death.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 3rd Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ki 5:1-15
Resp: psa 42:2, 3, 43:3, 4
Gsp: luk 4:24-30

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Mar 06 – Homily – Fr Elias: Joseph Prefigurement of Christ

Friday, March 6th, 2015
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Homily #150306b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Elias on how Joseph of the Old Testament was a prefigurement of Jesus since he would be sold by his own brothers, but the evil done to him would lead to greater good. This is most clear in the Gospel of today with the parable of the tenants.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 2nd Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 37:3-4, 12-13, 17-18
Resp: psa 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21
Gsp: mat 21:33-43, 45-46

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Feb 27 – Homily – Fr Elias: A Just and Merciful God

Friday, February 27th, 2015
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Homily #150227b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias underscores that God is the just judge who is also merciful. He is just because he is God and takes account of everything that we have done and thus knows what we deserve, but is merciful in that He gives us what we do not deserve. He did this this by taking upon Himself the punishment for our sins.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Friday 1st Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: eze 18:21-28
Resp: psa 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
Gsp: mat 5:20-26

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Feb 25 – Homily – Fr Elias: Jonah, Lent and Repentance

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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Homily #150225b ( 10min) Play – Fr. Elias on how the readings today focus on the call to repentance as delivered by Jonah and how this relates to our season of Lent and how we must frequently repent from our our sins, refocusing our allegiance to God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 1st Week of Lent – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jon 3:1-10
Resp: psa 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19
Gsp: luk 11:29-32

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Feb 22 – Homily – Fr Elias: Lent, Season of Spiritual Joy

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
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Homily #150222b ( 16min) Play – Based on today’s Gospel of the Lord’s temptation in the desert, Fr. Elias reflects on how Lent should be a season of joy even if it involves penance. This gives us great freedom because we can act in a way that is contrary to our fallen human nature and look ahead to the joy of Easter in a few weeks and to life everlasting at the end of our earthly pilgrimage.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Sunday 1st Week of Lent – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 9:8-15
Resp: psa 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 1pe 3:18-22
Gsp: mar 1:12-15

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Feb 19 – Homily – Fr Elias: Putting Away the Old Man

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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Homily #150219b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on the need to put away the “old man” of sin with its reward of death and to embrace the life of virtue with its reward of eternal life. This is true of the individual as well as society.  Father relates this to Lent and how the practice of penances helps us to cooperate with the grace of God in this battle.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Conrad of Piacenza – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday after Ash Wednesday
1st: deu 30:15-20
Resp: psa 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6
Gsp: luk 9:22-25

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Feb 18 – Homily – Fr Elias: Lent, The Time is Now

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Homily #150218b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Elias exhorts us to embrace this season of penance which begins today on Ash Wednesday by resolving to do that difficult change in our lives on which we have been procrastinating.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Ash Wednesday – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: joe 2:12-18
Resp: psa 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17
2nd: 2co 5:20-6:2
Gsp: mat 6:1-6, 16-18

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Feb 16 – Homily – Fr Elias: Humility Needed for Faith

Monday, February 16th, 2015
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Homily #150216b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on the readings for today and how we need to have humility in order to ascent to faith.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 6th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: gen 4:1-15, 25
Resp: psa 50:1, 8, 16-17, 20-21
Gsp: mar 8:11-13

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