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Fr. Elias Mills

Aug 24 – Homily – Fr Elias: Divine Irony

Monday, August 24th, 2015
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Homily #150824b ( 12 min) Play – This homily is a commentary/reflection given by Fr. Elias M. Mills  on the mysterious passage in St. John’s Gospel concerning the meeting of Christ and Nathaniel.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Bartholomew the Apostle – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: rev 21:9-14
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18
Gsp: joh 1:45-51

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Aug 21 – Homily – Fr Elias: Feed my sheep

Friday, August 21st, 2015
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Homily #150821b ( 11 min) Play – This homily is a reflection given by Fr. Elias M. Mills  on the life of St. Pius the X and the efforts he made as the Sovereign Pontiff restore all things in Christ.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Pius X – Mem – Form: OF
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Aug 19 – Homily – Fr Elias: Much good was accomplished, in a short time

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
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Homily #150819b ( 11 min) Play – This homily is a reflection on the life and accomplishments of St. Louis the Bishop given by Fr. Elias M. Mills on the readings for Wednesday in the 20th Week of Ordinary time
Ave Maria!
Mass: Wednesday 20th Week of Ordinary Time – Wkdy – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: jdg 9:6-15
Resp: psa 21:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gsp: mat 20:1-16

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Aug 16 – Homily – Fr Elias: “She has prepared Her table”

Sunday, August 16th, 2015
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Homily #150816b ( 18 min) Play -This homily, given by Fr. Elias M. Mills, is a reflection on the readings for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary time showing their complimentary Eucharistic and Marian  themes.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: pro 9:1-6
Resp: psa 34:2-3, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15
2nd: eph 5:15-20
Gsp: joh 6:51-58

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Aug 10 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Lawrence, Servant Witness

Monday, August 10th, 2015
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Homily #150810b ( 08min) Play – On the feast of St. Lawrence Fr. Elias preaches on the witness that he gave by being an early martyr of the Church but also as a deacon who served the poor.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Lawrence – Feast – Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: 2co 9:6-10
Resp: psa 112:1-2, 5-6, 7-8, 9
Gsp: joh 12:24-26

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Aug 08 – Homily – Fr Elias: St. Dominic and St. Francis

Saturday, August 8th, 2015
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Homily #150808b ( 10min) Play – On St. Dominic’s feast day Fr. Elias preaches on the common link between him and St. Francis who were contemporaries and started mendicant orders which were a brand new type of order at the time. St. Dominic focused on preaching and the needed to imitate Christ and to embrace the truth of His doctrine.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Holy Father Dominic – Form: OF
Readings: Saturday 18th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: deu 6:4-13
Resp: psa 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51
Gsp: mat 17:14-20

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Aug 05 – Homily – Fr Elias: St Mary Major of the Snow

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
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Homily #150805b ( 09min) Play – Fr. Elias on the memorial of the dedication of the basilica of St. Mary Major, describes how snow in August in Rome played a role in building this great church. He then relates the basilica to the doctrine of Mary as Mother of God and how it combated the heresy of Nestorius.
Ave Maria!
Mass: Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major – Opt Mem – Form: OF
Readings: Wednesday 18th Week of Ordinary Time
1st: num 13:1-2, 25-14:1, 26-29, 34-35
Resp: psa 106:6-7, 13-14, 21-22, 23
Gsp: mat 15:21-28

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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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