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Fr. Elias Mills

Jul 26 – Homily – Fr Elias: Multiplying Material into Spiritual Food

Sunday, July 26th, 2015
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Homily #150726b ( 14min) Play – Fr. Elias on the need to trust the Lord to fulfill the task at hand and not worry too much about the events in the future. He bases this on the miracle of the multiplication of loaves in the readings today. He also covers the need to be unified in faith in order to have peace in our hearts and peace in our society.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2ki 4:42-44
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 15-16, 17-18
2nd: eph 4:1-6
Gsp: joh 6:1-15

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Jul 23 – Homily – Fr Elias: Sts. Cunegunda and Bridget

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
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Homily #150723b ( 08min) Play – Fr. Elias preaches on the lives of the two saints Cunegunda (Kinga) of Hungary and Bridget of Sweden, both of whom have their feast day today and who also share many other things in common. Both lived at about the same time. Both where born into royalty and married saintly men. Both entered a convent after being widowed. And both were Franciscans.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Cunegunda – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Thursday 16th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: exo 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20
Resp: dan 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56
Gsp: mat 13:10-17

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Jul 20 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Elias and Our Prophetic Times

Monday, July 20th, 2015
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Homily #150720b ( 13min) Play – On the feast day of St. Elias Fr. Elias relates his times with the time of the Exodus accounted in our first reading for today and then to our times and exhorts us to go forward with full trust.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Monday 16th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: exo 14:5-18
Resp: exo 15:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mat 12:38-42

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Jul 13 – Homily – Fr Elias: Fidelity to Christ

Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Homily #150713b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on how we must be faithful to Jesus and his teachings and work to spread the faith even when many do not received it kindly.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Henry – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Monday 15th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: exo 1:8-14, 22
Resp: psa 124:1-3, 4-6, 7-8
Gsp: mat 10:34-11:1

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Jul 10 – Homily – Fr Elias: Growing amidst Trials and Hardships

Friday, July 10th, 2015
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Homily #150710b ( 11min) Play – Fr. Elias explains how we should be prepared for trials and difficulties in our Christian discipleship and points to the example of the Franciscan nun St. Veronica Giuliani who suffered much in reparation for sins and so grew in holiness and love of God.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Veronica Giuliani – Form: OF
Readings: Friday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 46:1-7, 28-30
Resp: psa 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40
Gsp: mat 10:16-23

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Jul 08 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Grassi and the Witnesses to China

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
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Homily #150708b ( 10min) Play – Fr.Elias on the Franciscan Martyrs of China, including St. Gregory Grassi and the witness they gave to the Chinese people. Father exhorts us to follow their example and to pray for Christians who are suffering persecutions.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Gregory Grassi and companions – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 14th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: gen 41:55-57, 42:5-7, 17-24
Resp: psa 33:2-3, 10-11, 18-19
Gsp: mat 10:1-7

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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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